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Old Jun 29, 2015, 10:36 AM
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Wicked nice pics "Renfield". I am headind out to maiden my Icon A5, there are no puddles close by so I will be land lancing her.
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 03:40 PM
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Yes! But I want details on his quad too!
I fly two quads, one is the ZMR 250 racing quad and the DART 450.

Bruce Simpson is a fella I came acoss some years ago and he is great.

This video series below is a great jumping off point!

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If you guys are looking at a cheap, durable miniquad, look at the peasantcopter. I have one and its as dhurable as CF but repairs and mods are easier. Im learning FPV on it. Its almost as cheap as the ZMR 250 but its alot higher quality. Full disclosure, i am sponsored by them.
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I fly two quads, one is the ZMR 250 racing quad and the DART 450.

Bruce Simpson is a fella I came acoss some years ago and he is great.

This video series below is a great jumping off point!

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Wicked nice pics "Renfield". I am headind out to maiden my Icon A5, there are no puddles close by so I will be land lancing her.
Thanks, Bigdca!

A maiden? Yay!!! Since they discontinued her, we don't get to enjoy too many maidens. Videos are strongly encouraged.



Extra, the name peasantcopter sounds appropriate. I'll check it out. Thanks!

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A maiden? Yay!!! Since they discontinued her, we don't get to enjoy too many maidens. Videos are strongly encouraged.

She is not brand new but new to me I flew her on 3s 2200 mah, 2 flights and 1 on 4s 1800 man. The 3s was pretty tame but the 4s was - You cant tell in the poor video but she seems to waggle back and forth, Any Ideas what could cause this? I checked the prop n motor they look OK, no bent shaft no obvious prop damage. I will check n balance the prop , if it is required today. All n all I like it cant wait to find a nice big puddle

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pretty sure the wiggle is normal.... i've heard the plane has more Dutch Roll than a bakery in Amsterdam
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The wide fuselage tends to shadow the vertical stabilizer on power-off descents. Coupled with a weak tail support structure it's aggravated by low airflow over the rudder/stabilizer. It can be corrected with a stabilizer or you can just ignore it and land at a more gentle approach angle with some power on instead. No matter - it's not harmful to the plane or anything that will make you lose control...
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pretty sure the wiggle is normal.... i've heard the plane has more Dutch Roll than a bakery in Amsterdam
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I am having a real issue try to get even a pic never mind a vid to upload
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I had a BIG! fan watching me fly yesterday. He probably wasn't to impressed
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The wide fuselage tends to shadow the vertical stabilizer on power-off descents. Coupled with a weak tail support structure it's aggravated by low airflow over the rudder/stabilizer. It can be corrected with a stabilizer or you can just ignore it and land at a more gentle approach angle with some power on instead. No matter - it's not harmful to the plane or anything that will make you lose control...
Thanks for the info ,I will fly her a bit more and decide weather or not to install some sort of stabilizer,
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