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Old Jul 29, 2011, 05:23 PM
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It won't be as nimble as your easy star (i.e you might need to plan ahead more than you're used to), but as the bus that it is it flies fine on just the rudder and it's considerably better at handling gusts.

Just my opinion.

Colin

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Hi. Can this plane be successfully flown with just an rudder/elevator? I'm interested in this comparison to stock ezy* which is stable as a simple r/ e flyer. I desire this for simplicity/ safety reasons.

One more question. How does it handle wind? Thanks Regards. Rick
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 05:23 PM
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Nice weather for a flight today , everything went well , except for the bad video about 9km out , it even stayed bad for quite a while when returning to home.
Dont know why it did that , but anyway plane got back on the ground safe... landing with goggles

Skywalker 9.8km FPV flight #004 (26 min 33 sec)
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Hey so I madien my sky walker today and had a great time with hardly any problems. The only problem I really had was the motor got pretty hot. Here is the setup I am using.

9x6 electric prop non pusher

Here is the motor
http://www.bevrc.com/ax2814-special-...ker-p-207.html

ESC
http://www.bevrc.com/ax-45a-brushless-esc-p-208.html

Battery is a 4 cell 4000mah 30c lipo



Im not really sure why the motor was so hot. Is that prop to much for the motor. Do I need to go to a smaller one? Also the esc was not hot at all very cool.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 09:55 PM
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I put "pusher" in quotes to emphasize the pushing requirement. Your explanation
for the existence of counter-rotating electric props are still for tractor application.
There is no need for a true pusher electric prop.

ian
Sure there is. Tri-copters, quad-copters, Y-6 copters, etc.
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:05 PM
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Sure there is. Tri-copters, quad-copters, Y-6 copters, etc.
quad/hex/octo-copters are still not "pushing". They need counter-rotating props, yes,
but not in a "pusher" configuration. They're still all a tractor application, with
the exception of the Y-6.

ian
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:21 PM
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Bra gjort

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Nice weather for a flight today , everything went well , except for the bad video about 9km out , it even stayed bad for quite a while when returning to home.
Dont know why it did that , but anyway plane got back on the ground safe... landing with goggles

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQAIAYRrSAA
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 11:56 PM
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Any body know whats wrong with the motor? My post is up above
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:22 AM
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Did it shut down, or start smoking? Motors get hot. That setup is
spec'ed for the Skywalker from bevrc and many people use it just fine.

ian
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:29 AM
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Did it shut down, or start smoking? Motors get hot. That setup is
spec'ed for the Skywalker from bevrc and many people use it just fine.

ian
No it did not start smoking or shut down. Just got worried because none of my motors have ever gotten this hot. I had been flying for around 5 min or so. You would think there would be proper cooling. haha
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 03:30 AM
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Never did like the way the Skywalker sits on top of the landing gear, so taking a little inspiration from F3a, I mounted my gears like this! It makes the planes "sit" a lot better.....

It's pretty tough, there's no way the gears are coming off without removing a large chunk of fuselage with it!
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 04:14 AM
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I'd been thinking about making mine a tail dragger, but worry that it might nose over due to the high mounted pusher. How do you find yours handles when you open the throttle on the ground?
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 05:03 AM
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getting towards the end of my build now
what kind of aileron throw is necessary?
the manual says 15 degrees "no more" but that isn't a lot. what kind of gap should I be after?
thanks
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 12:21 PM
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getting towards the end of my build now
what kind of aileron throw is necessary?
the manual says 15 degrees "no more" but that isn't a lot. what kind of gap should I be after?
thanks
I use max ailerons. And at low speeds during landing I also coordinate the rudder with the ailerons.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 04:25 PM
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Closing in on a maiden

My SW is almost ready for its first flight.

Lawmate 1.2 1w
RVOSD5
Sony KPC 650-CHQ flight camera
GoPro mounted in the nose
Rimfire 35-36 1200
Electrifly SS 45a
3S 5000mAh
Dragonlink

All up weight is 4lbs

I think I could shave a few ounces by using a lighter flight camera like a DX201, since I really want to record with the GoPro; I'll see how she flies at 4lbs and make that decision then. But on the other hand, the quality of the 650-CHQ is superb for a standard-def CCD cam.

I added carbon spars on the top and bottom of the main wing, top of the horizontal stab, and both sides of the vertical stab, and put a few strips of fiberglass packing tape on as well. Im amazed at how much more rigid the entire plane is...this is a mod that's well worth it.
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Old Jul 30, 2011, 09:08 PM
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the indirect light inside the lens reflected by the white nose under the gopro will decrease the overall contrast and reduce image quality, make that part black. (that's why we use shaders in photography)
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