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Old Jun 11, 2015, 07:00 PM
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Whats the temp? No rain/ snow?
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Old Jun 11, 2015, 07:01 PM
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Sure looks like a solid day mate , hope you get up there
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Old Jun 12, 2015, 05:31 PM
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No rain or wind. About 12C
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Old Jun 13, 2015, 01:24 AM
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Me n Jono headed up Ngaio today. Wind was about 70-80kph and roughly WNW. Wind was perhaps too West, as it produced pretty rough turbulent conditions on the back.

After both failing miserably to get our 60" foamies to any sort of speed without crashing, Jono decided to fly the PMS. And what a good choice that was! Almost immediately the size and weight of it took control of the backside and it was cutting good fast laps. With a lot over 200, and peaking at 220. No real hairy moments, except and bit of a flip-over on landing busting a servo and creasing the tail.

I had damaged my carbon destiny on the trip up the hill, so the only thing left was the Windburner. I set the Gyro (aileron only) to about 30% and it was quickly carving rock-solid laps once i got it under the shear. Several 190 ish laps, and then the tantalising 199, but nothing over 200 I decided to try without the Gyro, so i turned it off, and then dove in, but BOY what a difference. I struggled to keep it under control in the rough conditions. So i quickly put it back on. It was good to do a back-to-back comparison to get an idea of the gyro effect. Landing was a bit hard and it creased the tail in front of the fin - easy fix tho.

Jono has a pic. I will upload video later.
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Old Jun 13, 2015, 01:45 AM
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but BOY what a difference. I struggled to keep it under control in the rough conditions.
Music to my ears.
Would you share the details of the gyro you're using, please?
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Old Jun 13, 2015, 01:47 AM
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Gyro on aileron Also great to see results back to back , great stuff
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Old Jun 13, 2015, 01:52 AM
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Sure, it's the eagle tree guardian. Set to 3d rates mode. Only on the aileron channel. Zero gain on elev. No delta mixing on the gyro. Gain about 30%. Don't try much more.
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Old Jun 13, 2015, 04:53 AM
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Windburner @199MPH (5 min 43 sec)
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Old Jun 13, 2015, 08:00 PM
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nice work guys! Jonno is that a PMS PB?
Also did you get to fly the scorcher?
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Old Jun 13, 2015, 08:37 PM
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nice work guys! Jonno is that a PMS PB?
Also did you get to fly the scorcher?
Cheers
I could only carry the PMS and the smack 60 up the hill. I would possibly not have flown the Scorcher due to how rough the air was but I am dying to fly it. Every time I take it the air is no good and every time I don't, I wish I had. My PMS PB at Ngaio is 226mph so I am not far off the mark. I have put new servo covers on it to try and cut down the drag but am not sure how to go about wipers. I think that it has more speed lurking in there somewhere.

I was blown away with how much difference the Gyro made on Pete's Burner !!
It went from almost un flyable in the rough conditions to cruzing around at just under 200mph. I never thought it would be soooo good.
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