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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:13 AM
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And that contributes exactly what to the SSS thread? Have you ever used PM's?
Sure I have, have you?

The contribution was that this kind bullying behavior might be stemmed if pointed out. Lurkers such as me (in this thread) have every right to give my opinion in something that ruins an otherwise good and informative thread. It is an open forum after all but it's sad when some think their opinion is worth more than others.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:22 AM
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It is an open forum after all but it's sad when some think their opinion is worth more than others.
+1

On another note, has anyone tried towing the SSS? I know its powered, but I'd like to do it just for fun. Any recommendations?

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:43 AM
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Well it should be possible if it's not too heavy. What tow plane did you have in mind?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Trying to find out if the standard sky surfer or the super sky surfer would be better for a "first" plane having NEVER flow rc before or used a sim. Advise welcome.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:51 AM
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Go with the standard...

The super is nice but it takes room and is a little less forgiving...

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:18 AM
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Experts, i need your help with a couple of questions i have:

1. what is the general consensus on what the best prop is with the stock motor / 3S battery to get max FPV efficiency? by efficiency i mean max meters covered per amps consumed to get long range coverage. Don't care about speed or power. Just miles per gallon so to speak

2. I would like to move the elevator servo to the tail for better reliability. I am planning on also swapping the servo to a Hitec HS-85MG i have sitting around from an old plane. good idea? is there a better more reliable servo choice? the elevator servo is really the one i can't have fail on me in the air so any advise here is greatly appreciated!.

3. Even though i do gentle FPV / no aerobatics, is it still a good idea to beef up the wing root area on the fuse below the motor? should i skip this and save weight?

4. anything i need to do to ensure a reliable long range FPV platform?

Thanks a lot guys!

By the way, i've done 12km fpv round trip at 2700mah consumed so far with this awesome plane.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:25 PM
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Experts, i need your help with a couple of questions i have:

1. what is the general consensus on what the best prop is with the stock motor / 3S battery to get max FPV efficiency? by efficiency i mean max meters covered per amps consumed to get long range coverage. Don't care about speed or power. Just miles per gallon so to speak

2. I would like to move the elevator servo to the tail for better reliability. I am planning on also swapping the servo to a Hitec HS-85MG i have sitting around from an old plane. good idea? is there a better more reliable servo choice? the elevator servo is really the one i can't have fail on me in the air so any advise here is greatly appreciated!.

3. Even though i do gentle FPV / no aerobatics, is it still a good idea to beef up the wing root area on the fuse below the motor? should i skip this and save weight?

4. anything i need to do to ensure a reliable long range FPV platform?

Thanks a lot guys!

By the way, i've done 12km fpv round trip at 2700mah consumed so far with this awesome plane.
i used an 8x8 apc E prop on stock motor and it worked fine, Hitec servos seem to be top of the line,although i have never used them. i think some nylon reenforced tape on fuse wing area would be enough.just my 2 cents worth
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:32 PM
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By the way, i've done 12km fpv round trip at 2700mah consumed so far with this awesome plane.
compuatic, I've mounted a #16 keychain cam on a few model planes, but have never done real FPV.

I've looked at some of readymaderc.com's stuff, but know very little about it.

What kind of R/C system did you use to control the plane that far away?

And what kind of video system (camera, transmitter, receiver, viewing device) did you use to get the video from the plane, back to you on the ground? What frequency, how many mW transmitted power?

Inquiring minds want to know!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:01 PM
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compuatic, I've mounted a #16 keychain cam on a few model planes, but have never done real FPV.

I've looked at some of readymaderc.com's stuff, but know very little about it.

What kind of R/C system did you use to control the plane that far away?

And what kind of video system (camera, transmitter, receiver, viewing device) did you use to get the video from the plane, back to you on the ground? What frequency, how many mW transmitted power?

Inquiring minds want to know!
i been thinking about FPV also, here are some links. http://www.fpvpilot.com/Pages/GettingStartedinFPV.aspx, http://www.bevrc.com/new-fatshark-predator-v2_p331.html, http://fpv-community.com/testblog/
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 04:29 PM
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SSS Ruby FPV flying the shoreline

Here's a nice flight this weekend with the SSS.

SSS FPV winter reservoir shoreline (6 min 28 sec)
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 06:44 PM
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Well it should be possible if it's not too heavy. What tow plane did you have in mind?
Hmmm.... Do you even know how much an SSS weighs? Do you even own one? If so, proof please.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 07:13 PM
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Here's a nice flight this weekend with the SSS.

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Nice video. It climbs out really well. Very smooth flying. Were you flying it with your FPV? That reservoir looks like a nice place to swim (for a polar bear). What prop did you use with the 4s LiPo? Did you have the upgrade installed when you made the video?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:30 PM
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Well it should be possible if it's not too heavy. What tow plane did you have in mind?
Well that is what I'm unsure of. My SSS should weight around 5lbs AUW but I don't know what kind of power/weight ratio the tow plane should have to the glider. Just curious if there was a "rule of thumb" out there for tow planes.

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:35 PM
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Well that is what I'm unsure of. My SSS should weight around 5lbs AUW but I don't know what kind of power/weight ratio the tow plane should have to the glider. Just curious if there was a "rule of thumb" out there for tow planes.

Eric
Off the top of my head, i'd say you need about 400 watts on the SSS to take off smoothly, so if the tow plane has at least that extra available for thrust on takeoff, it's a starting guideline
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