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Old Sep 14, 2014, 09:49 AM
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RMRC FPV Lunar Eclipse

Hello all-

Here is my build and fly thread on the RMRC Lunar Eclipse. I observed this plane being flown at the NAFPV meet in Collingwood, Ontario and The ReadyMade FPV Fest in Willard Ohio. It flew great, expertly piloted by the RMRC crew.

They have asked me to become a sponsored pilot and write up a review of this plane, which I am most honored to do. So here it is, The PNP RMRC Lunar Eclipse!
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 09:51 AM
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The plane was packed very well, although the peanut removal is just a blast...

All of the parts were undamaged and are very well formed. Foam is very dense and very nice quality
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 09:54 AM
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Here she is finished without decals.

Stock PNP motor, ESC and servos
DTF UHF 9ch rx with radio antenna extended to fin
EagleTree Guardian stabilizer
Turnigy 5a BEC for radio
LetsFPV LC filter for vtx/cam power
RMRC 420 cam on pan servo, mixed to aileron input
RMRC 300mw 1280vtx with stock whip, will also try CP antenna if needed
No OSD at this time
2700mah 3S Zippy Compact Lipo
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 09:56 AM
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Some build Pics:

















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Old Sep 14, 2014, 10:13 AM
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Subbed - Looks like a nice build.

If i didnt allready have 2 planes and a tri build going on this would be my next.
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 12:51 PM
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Nice, and awesome man cave! What is the large plane on the wall?

And not to go off topic, looks like plenty of room in the the Lunar Eclipse.
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 01:05 PM
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That is indeed a nice plane! Next on my build list! With the vtx this close to the motor I would fear interferences in the video feed... did you check it already to confirm if it's the case or not?
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 01:11 PM
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That is indeed a nice plane! Next on my build list! With the vtx this close to the motor I would fear interferences in the video feed... did you check it already to confirm if it's the case or not?
I have others mounted that close... limited interference... not looking to make this a long range plane, planning for fast and straight plus able to run the proximity course at my Dad's farm. I can also relocate the vtx but I like to keep them as far from the radio rx as possible and on this plane I did not want to put it out on the wing like I usually do...
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 01:15 PM
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Nice, and awesome man cave! What is the large plane on the wall?

And not to go off topic, looks like plenty of room in the the Lunar Eclipse.
Thanks! The large wood plane is a ziroli plans Douglas Divebomber. I used to fly LOS a lot before FPV and was building that as a gasser. Now I hope to finish that plane electric, scale and FPV.

Lots of room in the Eclipse. If I had lots of time I would try to internalize a 1.3 CP antenna or run it on 2.4 with a totally enclosed CP antenna. But I wanted to use 1.3 as I have a behind the trees run I want to try with this plane.
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Nice build Bender. Can you tell exactly what motor that is?
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Old Sep 14, 2014, 04:10 PM
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Nice build Bender. Can you tell exactly what motor that is?
Thanks! There are no identifying marks or any writing on the motors so no, I can't identify directly. I plan to see how she flies and then upgrade the motor and esc later if the plane holds up and flies well.
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Subbed!!! Looking good Bender!
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Nice NEFPV led sign bender! Steal that or make it?

Looking forward to seeing that fly in October.

Benders man cave gives me great envy. He even has a monitor in front of the toilet so he can FPV at all times.
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Nice NEFPV led sign bender! Steal that or make it?

Looking forward to seeing that fly in October.

Benders man cave gives me great envy. He even has a monitor in front of the toilet so he can FPV at all times.
That is Appelm's sign. He lent it to me to bring to the NAFPV meet. Unfortunately, the bugs were too bad up there to turn it on...

And I only drive the FPV Summit from the can, no flying... too much "pucker factor".
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Old Sep 15, 2014, 08:00 PM
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What brand motor servo's and esc come with?
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