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Old Feb 24, 2011, 02:48 PM
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Father Francis, formerly Apach
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Premeir RC Eagle Thrust vector kite

G,day gang....

Nice to have a new topic here on RCG. Today I placed an order for the premier RC Eagle with Generation II Vector unit and should have it an a week or so.
The weather here in North Carolina should be great for a maiden next weekend.

To date I have experience in mostly all other facets of the RC hobby. I have delved into everything from rubber power to turbine jets, helicopters. I have experience in buggies, truggies, boats, sailboats, subs, planks, rock crawlers and battle bots, but never before a RC kite.

I understand that you can only manuvere the kite with motor running and have no problem with that. From my understanding flight times with stock battery are around 8 minutes and up to 15 with a larger battery. My question for the gurus is, I have a lot of sailplane/glider thermaling experience and wonder if that is a real possibility with this type bird? ( I am hoping to get it up a bit and shut motor off and glide)Will it glide well? (I am hoping to blip or pulse throttle for direction/altitude change) again, possible?

Lastly, I am hoping to get some arial video using something like this here. I have used the same thing on my gliders/sail planes and all have performed well up to 1 mile away. FPV Kite?

Here is the camera/rx I will be installing for some back yard pleasure.(only a small 10mW system for flying close) (50mW system 2.4gHz for flying higher and further away.)

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