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Old Mar 21, 2011, 04:04 PM
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2-D-vector units

hi vector-kite-enthusiasts,

it is maybe difficult to create a good working 3-D-vector unit, but it`s very easy to build a 2-D-unit.
2-D-vector-unit means: motor thrust works only right and left, up and down flight functions with the speed controller (like the toy-planes from silverlit)

pictures shown my 2-D-unit (developed for my Premier Pyramidracer)
weight: 119 gramm without lipo
motor: original premierRC
servo: metal gear 19 gramm
Lipo: 1100 mAh
runtime: 13 minutes
prop: 6,3-3

with open throttle and full steering i can spiral the kite down.
i can`t fly loops anymore, but the runtime with this lightweight unit is now 13 minutes (with the original 3-D-vector unit i fly 8 minutes).
even flying near the ground is possible.
i will add a first video later !

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Old Mar 21, 2011, 04:26 PM
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now a first video of my new 2-D-Pyramidracer.
camera is attached on the transmitter, so i can fly and shoot at the same time.


vector kite your life 9 (1 min 38 sec)
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Old Mar 21, 2011, 06:03 PM
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2-D-vector-unit in a small pyramidbox

my 2-D-vector-unit in a small NewTech-kites pyramidbox
photo 2 shows my camera attached on the transmitter.



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Old Mar 21, 2011, 06:04 PM
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video of the 2-D-vector NewTechKites Pyramidbox

even flying near the ground is no problem with a 2-D-vector unit !!!
..the position of the motor is very high in this kite, but it works !!!
...flying near the ground and shooting at the same time is only possible with a nice flying kite !!!
...camera is attached on the RC-transmitter (see photos below)


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Old Mar 21, 2011, 06:16 PM
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Very nice! My first vector unit was 2D - worked fine! This was the maiden on a windy day.
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Old Mar 24, 2011, 05:18 PM
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premierRC vector-kite Deltabox "orange rush" with selfbuild 2-D unit

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Old Mar 27, 2011, 02:58 PM
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"acrobatic flight" with a 2-D-vector unit on a pyramidbox

hi guys,
today i make a short video of acrobatic flight with my 2-D-unit pyramidbox.
The overpowered kite makes snaprolls, loopings, helix and other cool acrobatics possible. Till half open throttle the kite fly`s like everybody expects from a 2-D-kite. But when i open the throttle (full power), the kite goes into the loop. That is the basic for other crazy figures, like the backspinhelix !
...with an overpowerd 2-D-vector kite, flying makes fun, fun, fun

vectorkite your life 12 (1 min 49 sec)
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 04:05 PM
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That's flippin' cool!
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 11:00 PM
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hi vector-kite-enthusiasts,

it is maybe difficult to create a good working 3-D-vector unit, but it`s very easy to build a 2-D-unit.
2-D-vector-unit means: motor thrust works only right and left

Did you build that 2D unit? What did you use to get your left and right? It looks very professional and flies great!
Mike
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 02:24 AM
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hi nocg,

i connect the motor directly to the servo of the rc-unit, so if the servo arm is moving, the motor moves too.
in compare with my 3-D-vector unit the angel of steering is bigger (2 x 45 degree) , so i can fly a lot of crazy stunts.
...use a servo with a metal gear, that work`s best !
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Old Mar 28, 2011, 11:38 PM
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hi nocg,

i connect the motor directly to the servo of the rc-unit, so if the servo arm is moving, the motor moves too.
in compare with my 3-D-vector unit the angel of steering is bigger (2 x 45 degree) , so i can fly a lot of crazy stunts.
...use a servo with a metal gear, that work`s best !

That's what I thought when I looked at the picture but wanted to make sure. Great job!
Mike
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Wow! Great job. I wouldn't have believed you could stunt without pitch control. You're on to something here. Gotta get me a bigger motor.
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 02:57 PM
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2-D-unit still works fine in a lot of kites

hi,
i tested my 2-D-unit in a lot of kites (canards, deltas, deltaboxes)
...think the 2-D-unit will work in all my 3-D-vector kites.
my favorite kite of the month is my new figurative kite "vectorman"
have fun with the maidenflight video, made in the late evening.
...when the sun goes down, and the wind makes a breake, it`s time for vectorman, the 2-D-unit hero!!!,

vectorkite your life 15 (1 min 27 sec)
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 03:05 PM
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vectorman 2-D "improved version"

the shooting of "vectorkite your life 14" was made some days after "vectorkite your life 15"
.....working the whole weekend to improve the kite- and the 2-D-frame.
(see my thread "figurative kites")
now i am happy with the flight-performance and looking for a new project.....
....maybe a 2-D-unit bird ???
....so "vectorman" can fight against "vectorbird"....


Vectorkite your life 14 "car attack" (3 min 4 sec)
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Old Apr 11, 2011, 10:36 AM
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Vectorflyer, I've stumble on a site, Interactive Kite Modeler design/trim/fly kite's. http://www.grc.nasa.gov/WWW/K-12/airplane/kiteprog.html. Plug-in your own kite information to figure kite's CG, maybe this will help others buliding there own vectorized kite.


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