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Old Aug 30, 2012, 01:58 PM
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I think he is trying to say that it's hard to tell how fast something is going, then he says you need to learn how to fly an RC plane.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 02:28 PM
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I am up to page 800 in this massive tome of information and am wondering if people with the 5.1 wings with the single CF rod, have had issues.
I know that it seems to be a concern, but I have flown a few times with it, and have only added the tape to the bottom and find the wing to be very strong.
Has anyone had wing breakage issues with the 5.1 wing?
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Did some side view snapshots from my Skywalker while FPV'ing last week. https://plus.google.com/photos/11131...68526799931185
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Uh ???
Took me a while to "get" it too. He's talking about estimating speed and distance and how much time you have left and messing up.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Did some side view snapshots from my Skywalker while FPV'ing last week. https://plus.google.com/photos/11131...68526799931185
Very nice!
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Took me a while to "get" it too. He's talking about estimating speed and distance and how much time you have left and messing up.
Well, that I understand
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Such is a sight that a eye can do in discovering distance equaling rate times time to the coordination of a given RC component and build. It takes some time to feel how a RC build flies. Some learn faster and wont crash as fast
Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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Old Aug 30, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?

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Perfect! How long did you spend figuring that out?
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 07:23 PM
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Im sure its been asked a million times. But what battery setup for an fpv skywalker?
Im thinking a 3s 5000mah batt for motor since its a 1400kv motor.. But what about the camera and stuff?
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Im sure its been asked a million times. But what battery setup for an fpv skywalker?
Im thinking a 3s 5000mah batt for motor since its a 1400kv motor.. But what about the camera and stuff?
I use a 3S 6000 battery. I adhere to the one battery concept. I have my system BEC wired up after the current sensor so I get the consumption for both flight and camera/vTx, LRS, etc.
I have cruised at just over 5 amps and this is on a 1200kv O.S. Orb motor.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Very nice!
Thanks Going to cover a mountain bike race this weekend. Should be interesting. I received a #16 808 car key cam, quality is very good for the size!
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 12:41 AM
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I use a 3S 6000 battery. I adhere to the one battery concept. I have my system BEC wired up after the current sensor so I get the consumption for both flight and camera/vTx, LRS, etc.
I have cruised at just over 5 amps and this is on a 1200kv O.S. Orb motor.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 02:00 AM
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Perfect! How long did you spend figuring that out?
Are you guys egging me on?
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 02:49 AM
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I currently have 5 servo leads on my wing to plug in to my fuse. That's 15 wires. In theory I can make up a new connector, have a single - and + (from UBEC), and then 5 signal wires coming from receiver, camera and ap, splitting the power supply wing-side. This way I can speed up the attachment process and have 1 plug with 7 wires in stead of 5 plugs with 15 wires.

Does it make sense??
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 07:07 AM
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If your vtx runs off 5v, and your have a one piece wing, then of course that will work. It's not optimal, because theres no separation between the systems, but it will work.
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