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Old Oct 13, 2004, 10:42 AM
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Video: I love flying my SuperFlea in my front yard!

Hey Everyone,

Here's a short clip of my SuperFlea. I fly almost every evening in my front yard...it's a blast and the local kids love it!

SuperFlea Video 40secs 16mb 640X480X30fps

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Old Oct 13, 2004, 11:53 AM
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That's great Lex! What motor does it have?
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 12:06 PM
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Looks like a twin EDF.
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 12:54 PM
Bubble Head SSN 762
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Yepper...standard Twin EDF 40 build...using a TP 2S 720...AUW is 6oz.

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Old Oct 13, 2004, 12:55 PM
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Hmph

I havnt got mine to fly that good yet. Where did you end up with your COG set at, 8".?
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 01:06 PM
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Hivoltage,

Yes my CG is at 8". What seems to be the issue with yours?

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Old Oct 13, 2004, 01:58 PM
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My EDF Flea flies well. It's ME that doesn't seem to be quite up to par! I have my dual rates set to about 55% and I still overcontrol it. It's been somewhat windy though. I only had one flight in calm winds and I think I need a little more time to get used to it. I laugh out loud when I fly it though. It really is a ball to fly.
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 02:01 PM
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Let me try it again before I explain my problem. It kept nosing into the ground. Let me recheck my COG!!!!!!
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 02:39 PM
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It takes a little getting used to but before you know it you will be flying in your front yard like Lex!

Sure beats packing up and heading out to the field....

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Old Oct 13, 2004, 03:53 PM
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Let me try it again before I explain my problem. It kept nosing into the ground. Let me recheck my COG!!!!!!

Often it's very hard to provide assistance via email, web, phone, etc. instead of actualy being there to see, feel, hear, etc. I'm still a Novice at this stuff...but this is what I've learned about Delta wings and particulary about my Flea as opposed to my bigger Fly version.

First...most of the time Delta wing require "reflex", basically up elevon prior to launch...so with mine...when the aireleron stick is at neutral both elevons have about an 1/8' to 1/4" up elevon. The way I launch mine is exactly like in the video...I rev the motors to about 3/4 to 100% throttle (you may want to give 100% to start) and I toss it just like David explains in the instructions you can download. Be sure to launch it strait (w/o any frisbee action to it) and at just a slight up angle. Then just focus on level flight while gaining altitude, then back off throttle.

Now, after I'm in the air, I often find myself giving some down elevon trim (about two to three clicks, because the forward motion at higher speeds tend to ballon the wing too much and semi-stall, technically I think wings can't stall, read that somewhere).

I too started with very low rates; however, after building up confidence, I've found that higher rates I can fly better in close quarters, like my front yard. It just takes practice...you all will get there.

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Old Oct 13, 2004, 04:13 PM
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excellent video and informative thread!!!!!!
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 05:34 PM
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Thanks

Thanks for all the tips guys. I know it is me and not the flea. I did get it to fly but man was it all over the place. Seemed like my entire flight was me trying not too crash I think I am gonna like it when I get used to it. Just not used to flying something this maneuverable yet!!!!!! I sure like the way it looks.
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Old Oct 13, 2004, 05:40 PM
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Hivoltage...share with us...post a picture!

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Old Oct 13, 2004, 05:43 PM
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My RCGroups page is dead again...I wonder if I'm loosing BW?

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Old Oct 13, 2004, 06:23 PM
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Picture?

Not sure a picture would tell much, but after checking my COG with a better metod than I had done before, I need almost 2 pennies on the tail to balance it at 8 inches. Is that too much weight to add to this wing? It is all glued together and I cant really move anything at this point. I am sure it will be easier to control with the weight on the tail...I just dont want to slow it down too much.
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