All I can say after running 7 batts through the SU is wow!
Winds were not at all optimal for a maiden, blowing at leats 20kph with gusts of 30kph, but the SU handled it very well indeed.
Most impressed. It flew even better than I had hoped for, right out of the box. It really inspires confidence, and feels very precise and I felt right at home immediately. I felt able to fly it close and low almost immediately, soemthing I never really felt with the Parkmaster.
Rollers were very good, a little different to my 32"yak, but I could run them fairly similarly - bit different with timing on the SU. Hover was good, but interesting in the strong wind! I can't wait for a decent day to really trim it out. Just need to learn the plane now.
The 1600's worked a treat, set full back. I'm running cg just aft of 120, but I"d like to get to 140. May rearrange my velcro. I got a pretty massive roll rate out of it.
Motor was hot on 11.4.7, so slowed the flying down for this video. Video is of flight 7 of the day. I may swap to 10x4.7 tomorrow. And yes, as we all know, it certainly loves flying inverted!!
I enjoyed every miniute of flight. I'm thinking of selling a couple of old bashers to have another kit on hand. They certainly have designed a winner here. Most impressed!!!
An image for a (very) low level ap job using the octo for the first time on a job. Was plenty windy, and wanted to keep it low as I'm still finalising the mount and settings. Using Nikon 5100, and 10x3.8, it ran out of electron juice and really needs 10x4.7 or greater to lift effectively. But was a good test of all these things. Kept it safe and low for these reasons
Fixed my horn issue with a spare set of ezy connectors I found lying around. Then adjusted the ele and rud to the innermost hole on the surface, and kept the ailerons on the outer hole. Now get great deflection from every surface.
Decided to keep with my usual method of mounting batt to the fuse as I do like to fiddle with CG plus I'm using little puppies up front - 1600 nanos. Cut a slot in the fuse to insert the deans to the ESC. ESC and RX all on one side (ESC farily heavy) and batt on the other. Seems to balance out pretty good. Have lots of cg range available.