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Posted by uptime4downtime | Apr 04, 2014 @ 01:18 AM | 1,526 Views
Learning turnarounds (1 min 16 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 21, 2014 @ 01:44 AM | 1,560 Views
Crack Yak Standard
Crack Yak - still my favourite foamie! (3 min 52 sec)

Latest Vampire settings 2014
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 17, 2014 @ 09:03 PM | 1,849 Views
Warning. This video contains copious amounts of eye-candy ground shots, and just a little in flight video. Specked out quick on wide view hat cam, so resorted to drooling over how great this plane looks..lol...song choice is also highly appropriate for us guys who have it bad for planes...lol... don't take me too seriously. I certainly don't. BTW: obscene wind for a maiden, but loved every minute flying this 3d monster. Can't wait for a still day to actually trim her up! Superb!! HS65mg, 85mg ele. Torque/Aiboss combo, APC 12x6, Revolectrix 2600 4s
Extreme Flight 48" Extra 300 EXP Maiden (4 min 1 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 16, 2014 @ 12:30 AM | 1,494 Views
Finished the decals. One last elevator servo arm, then done!
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 07, 2014 @ 09:34 PM | 3,153 Views
Bit of fun during some downtime... half way there
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 06, 2014 @ 11:10 PM | 1,764 Views
Started on the build today.
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 03, 2014 @ 04:08 AM | 1,936 Views
A few more shots of the club field.
Lot of long grass provides 'redundancy'.... nice touch and comes in handy quite often.
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 02, 2014 @ 01:45 AM | 1,916 Views
Posted by uptime4downtime | Jan 01, 2014 @ 07:36 PM | 1,882 Views
This is the very nicely kept clubsite on a beautiful hot summer's day here in New Zealand. Screen grab from a Multiplex Ezystar, mobius action cam. It got very busy not long after.
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 31, 2013 @ 02:45 AM | 1,534 Views
More than happy with the performance of this model:
2s 460
1700KV Twisted Hobby Crack series motor
Digital servos
8FGS - 60%expo

6A esc did not cope, and overloaded a couple of times. Will switch to 12A.
Windy maiden, but handled it brilliantly
RC Factory Crack Laser Maiden Day (4 min 46 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 27, 2013 @ 06:44 PM | 1,626 Views
RF 6.5 Multiplex Parkmaster 3d setup:

Rudder: 32 deg - 20% expo
Ele: 40 deg - 50% expo
Aileron: 34 deg - 30% expo
11x4.7 APC electric
Hacker A20 22L
1 deg downthrust

RC Factory Edge 540 39" Rates Futaba 8FGS

Switch E
IMAC - A:40deg/25%expo: E:18/20 R:30/20
Snap -A: 75/65 E: 28/30 R: 35/30
3d -A: 70/60 E: 65/70 R: 60/50

Switch A (full down)
Tumble - A:100/75 E: 100/80 R: 100/70
Switch B (full down)
Custom/Personal - A: 100/60 E:100/60 R: 100/60

Throttle Cut: switch c

Servo options Edge 39" or PM
Turnigy TGY-113MG Metal Gear Digital Servo 2.2kg / 0.10s / 12
SG92R Analog Servo 9g Motor Arm Set (TPro SG91R) Lot Wholesale (x5 pcs)

E: 140/40

Alternative CY motor
Micro 3D Single Axis Thrust Vectoring Motor Mount Kit Inc. 2206 Brushless Outrunner:

Turnigy 3020 Brushless Outrunner Motor 1800kv

EF 60" Laser
Servo: Hitec 7245's
6S 4000
6S 3300's or 6s 3700
16x7 or 15x8 Xoar PJN with power combo
two Hitec 24" twisted,and two 6" twisted extensions from tower hobbies
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 27, 2013 @ 05:08 PM | 1,560 Views
RC Factory 39" Edge Unedited IMAC/3d rates (3 min 54 sec)

Put a whole round of packs through on a great pretty much zero wind morning. Plane does indeed track very nicely. Wanted to pull up a little in downline, so moved batt back a little more. Pretty much zero coupling in KE, perhaps a very tiny amount on one side, but easy enough to mix out by hand.

Waterfall very nice, hover, as mentioned, is very good, excels at KE, and makes great IMAC type moves and pattern maneuvers if the pilot is up for it.

Blender axial, inverted flat spin nice. Excellent snaps or snap to hover etc. Totally agree with those who say this plane is excellent for getting things right and drawing pleasing lines and connecting moves. Very locked in, rigid feel. Great to fly all round

Harriers are totally excellent, upright or inverted. Very pleasing flight in harrier.

RATES: for the first time, I took my time and set up this plane with 4 rates as per Wargo's rate settings for EF MXS (he also has a more 'regular' rate setup, but I wanted to try the EF version as I plan on a 60" EF Laser some time ahead!)

1 - IMAC (incredibly small ele and rud)
2 - snap
3 - 3d
4 - tumble (full rates)

It was really great to feel the locked in feel on IMAC rates, but you have to leave enough room as ele is minimal.

I'm also moving all my rates to the left of my TX, and will add a 5th rate that will be combination that is customized to my liking.

I only have one issue that I'...Continue Reading
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 27, 2013 @ 04:24 PM | 1,527 Views
Quick 1 pack maiden just before sunset right after build complete. Very nice model
RC Factory 39 Edge 540 Maiden (1 min 45 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 26, 2013 @ 10:43 PM | 2,222 Views
A pretty straight forward build:

CS motor
TP Servos
850 3s nanos
Posted by uptime4downtime | Dec 22, 2013 @ 11:12 PM | 1,868 Views
A great time with a great model for raw 3D. Modified to Hacker A20 22L with 11 prop. This is the identical setup to what I will be installing in my upcoming Parkmaster build. Great plane for rollers, snaps and building confidence down low.
Multiplex Parkmaster 3d Hucking - Multiplayer Realflight (7 min 17 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Sep 17, 2013 @ 04:43 AM | 2,724 Views
Thanks guys. It's been a lot of fun flying the AMR, and I guess I should really fly a real one now :-)

Slickx has done a great job tuning and improving the variant to match better to RealFlight 6.
He has completed the tuning (V2) and I've attached both V1 & V2 of the variant here. His tuning is based on the original variant which was designed for RealFlight G4. I have attached this original variant. Of course, this is based on the original model which comes standard with RealFlight 6 (ultimate bipe: http://www.realflight.com/aircraftlist.html)
I have also included the colour schemes thanks to JetPlaneFlyer

Slickx list the following tuning work he undertook for the new variant:
• more realistic side force simulation
• more natural hover behaviour
• tuned CG position using battery only (better tumble)
• added missing struts to physics (regained some KE & overall stability)
• increased torque effect (v2)
• faster servos (v2)
• profile vertical stab (v2)
• reduced aileron size (v2)
• breakable gear (v2)
• Corrected dimensions and placement of a few physic hulls (v2)
• Calculated the airfoils of the fuselage (v2)
• High and low rates are now the same with little inputs (v2)
• Recalculated the whole plane with fictive component weights (v2)

He has tuned it more for the wild side of 3d, and recognises the many flyers will wish for differing performance, and realises that different components and flying styles all add up to different experiences of planes on simulators and in the field.

PA Ultimate AMR Optimised for RealFlight 6.5 (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Sep 16, 2013 @ 05:18 AM | 2,403 Views
Here is a video of the AMR model optimised for RealFlight 6.5

The author is still fine tuning, but I think you will agree, it is already flying nicely. I made the following changes to stock:
1) CG adjustment
X=0 y= -0.28 z= .28
2) Low rates used for most portions of flight
3) Low rates adjusted - travel adjusted from 50% to 75% for ch1,2,4
Excels at Crankshaft, Top Pops etc (especially with stock CG)

I am still getting used to the stick on it, but liking it very much

I should add, the biggest change for me was flying on lower rates for most flights
PA Ultimate AMR Optimised for RealFlight 6.5 (2 min 34 sec)

Posted by uptime4downtime | Sep 14, 2013 @ 05:25 PM | 2,812 Views
Thanks JetPlaneFlyer for coloring the schemes. Tested them all, and as we all expected, the green flew the best
Precision Aerobatics Ultimate AMR - Colour schemes RealFlight 6.5 (3 min 0 sec)