I just found three pretty decent slopes in my area. I quickly converted my Schwing back to a slope soarer (the battery for the motor/ESC is LOST in the woods!). I got it stuck in a tree, got the plane out but can't find that battery, so I have to use the 2S RX pack with BEC and I can't use that with the motor/ESC so I made it a slope soarer again. And I may try out those two slopes that I mentioned!
I've been working on the Schwing today a lot and it looks GREAT! Much sleeker and a simpler, cleaner layout for the electronics. The old prop was an 8x3.8 slow fly, this new prop that I originally got for the Tuff Trainer is an 8x4 (not slow-fly), so it should work a bit better! Thanks for subscribing!
The Schwing flies great, fast, and is LOUD with a 3S battery pack and the 8x3.8 propeller that I installed! Make sure that you watch until the end for a catch and high speed pass to see how loud this thing really is! Thanks for subscribing!
Here I teach you how to set throttle endpoints for your R/C plane model... and also show you hot NOT to solder. Make sure to watch until the end. Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!
The Schwing now has been upgraded greatly with a 8x3.8 prop, originally bought from Twisted Hobbys in case I wanted to run the Crack Yak on 3S. However I most likely will never use it as I only run 2S on the Crack Yak now. In the video I also show you how crazy full throttle is with the Schwing's new prop, and also talk about the 3D foamie beta test, coming soon! Thanks for subscribing!
Flying the Schwing at the high school again - this time on the lower field and in quite a bit of wind! Stay tuned for part 2!
***EDIT*** Just put on a 8x3.8 prop on the back of the Schwing instead of the 6x4 and that makes a HUGE difference! So far I have only bench tested it but I'm sure that it will be awesome in the air!!!!!
Crashes are at the beginning! Both were from the odd turning problem that I'm having. However I'm going to use low rates next time and that way it won't stall in turns! I crashed it a few times at the high school (not caught on camera). More footage was taken but the plane isn't followed well in the sky.
This is the fastest plane that I've ever built! I'd say it can hit about 40 MPH in a dive... however when I give it full throttle in a straight down vertical dive the wind flaps, so I won't be doing that much any more! Thanks for watching and please subscribe if you haven't already!
What is a 3D foamie? How should I decide which one to get???
(Yes at 8:07 I made a mistake and should have said "ailerons" and not "elevator".... no big deal.) That's the only blooper except for another time when I said "servo" instead of "ESC". No 5 gram ESCs that I know of!
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(This video, along with episode 49, took longer to upload so that's why in my blog episode 50 is before 48)...
I'll also take a look into the CG of the Schwing to see if that's the issue here...
EDIT: It flies! Backyard testing shows that the thrust angle may have been the problem.. however one wing larger than the other still is a defect in my opinion! At least it shows some promise though...
The Schwing was recently installed with a motor and now flies in the backyard! Only a few flights with both 2S and 3S Li-Po battery packs because it was *VERY* hot outside! Hopefully I'll be able to get down to the field (high school) to fly it around more than just straight one way and straight back the other way LOL.
Thanks for subscribing! If this flies that will be my full-time high school flying plane (mostly on the weekends) and I'll keep the Crack Yak flying in my backyard. However flying both planes in one day is a hassle because I own only the Spektrum DX4e... (only 1 model memory). But heck I couldn't care less because this is probably the first time when I've had more than 1 plane that can actually fly on a regular basis.