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Posted by mithrandir | Jun 15, 2010 @ 01:50 PM | 2,243 Views
Here are a few vids with some programming tips....

hope you can use'em!!

Posted by mithrandir | Sep 09, 2009 @ 03:45 PM | 2,241 Views
Posted by mithrandir | Aug 29, 2009 @ 09:25 PM | 2,406 Views
Posted by mithrandir | Aug 17, 2009 @ 11:12 PM | 2,927 Views
I have been flying this plane for the past 5 weeks, and I am up to 21 flights.... here is a brief report on how it flies.....

OK....well.... I dunno the weight... but the WWW170 with stock muffs is plenty of power. The FASST system is working beautifully and I am using 4300 LiPo's with Duralite Regs... all working great!!!

the plane has more Yaw-Pitch coupling then I would expect.
At the extreme rudder deflections, there is a bit of adverse roll... ie... full rudder causes a roll in the opposite direction..... but only at very high betas.... it will occasionally get into a very low frequency wing waggle in upright and inverted harriers... like one wag per 2 seconds..... and in a very aggressive blow-over, if you go all the way around to fuse level, you gotta be handy with the left rudder or it will tend to go into a flatspin on its own....

those are the bad habits... none of these are horrible or total show stoppers..but you gotta be aware of these and keep'em in mind while you fly. I have implemented a RUDDER-AIL mix that is not linear... but sort of like an EXPO curve... very little compensation mixing during moderate rudder inputs, but like 15% opposite aileron at full (45 degrees) rudder.

The plane slows down nicely for landings and it rolls well at all speeds and Alpha/Betas.....
The rudder is powerfull enuff to really get some deep deep harrier rolls without digging in or drying out....

the first 10 flights... I didn't care for the plane..... but I have 21 flights now... and I have burned into it and I am having fun with it now....

It is good for ruff fields as there are no wheel pants to get torn up!!! lol

one last thing... it does nice blenders and good inverted flat spins....

Maybe this next weekend, I try to get some video put t'gether???
Posted by mithrandir | Jul 03, 2009 @ 12:46 AM | 2,763 Views
this is a few years old.... but interesting... these are older 72 mhz "Crystal'd" Rx's..... the wire between them is no more then a power jumper..... but the results are suprising when I remove a crystal from one of the Rx's


(you might need to right click and "Save Target As" to view this vid)

remember... all my vids are here.....


Posted by mithrandir | Jun 22, 2009 @ 04:28 PM | 2,844 Views
A new vid I just posted...

Hacker C50-14XL and 10S LiPo...

all my vids..... http://www.giantcircus.com/VIDEO_PAGE.htm
Posted by mithrandir | Jun 19, 2009 @ 01:15 PM | 2,847 Views
This is the rudder tray system I will use on my 40% Sukhoi in a few weeks.....

Posted by mithrandir | Jun 10, 2009 @ 09:08 PM | 2,846 Views
I will add more vids over time.....

Posted by mithrandir | Apr 24, 2009 @ 10:35 PM | 3,244 Views
This is a few years old… electric 2 meter plane. Not real good Knife Edge
Performer… but a lot of fun otherwise….

This is a recent airshow I flew at the Cable Airport in Southern

This is the Team Flying Circus 3D Fly-In help in ’07 at Las Vegas…
I was flying the Orange and red and white and blue Super Extra in the
5 plane Torque Roll

This was a flyin I went to in SoCal near the Mexican border…
Altitude about 50 feet BELOW Sea Level…. Very thick air!

Old Super Extra Video I did with Ron and my planes
Posted by mithrandir | Jan 25, 2009 @ 09:47 PM | 4,177 Views
I have my first experiance with the PowerBox RRS ... here is a short vid showing some of the features and how I set it up.....

Posted by mithrandir | Jan 14, 2009 @ 09:45 PM | 3,480 Views
I am having a ball with this setup... sick power!!!