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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Both great video's. You guys aren't making the yearning for a quad any easier to avoid What is this Artemis? any idea on complete setup costs on something like that?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:31 PM
um.. yeah, I can make that fly
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Cheers for the flyover malc! shame you couldn't land and say hi :P

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:57 PM
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I Was at Blackbird leys oxford today for boys football was that you malcolm flying over????
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 12:57 PM
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Hey CJ.. Any good footage from the reaper ? by the way, hope you enjoyed your surprise party
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:20 PM
um.. yeah, I can make that fly
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Todays events :P

RQ-4 Reaper RCMonster99 (1 min 50 sec)


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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Love it.
Computer adapter cables used to be fun before it all went PC (that doesn't stand for personal computer :P)

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:02 PM
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I know I know, video is a little out of focus (stuck it in manual, forgot to focus it :P), its a touch shaky (my tripod is meant for stills) and the soundtrack is a little odd/rushed, I didnt have long to assemble it :P.

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Todays events :P

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Sorry guys but I'm not feeling it with the Reaper. Looks good though.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:43 PM
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Cheers Mike, if what I have done creates too much drag I may end up just letting the bottom cable drag. This is what I did last night:

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I spent hours trying to cut a hole in the side so I could make room for all the FPV gear. It took me ages to cut the sides from the central supports. In the end I attached a razor blade to a ruler and slide it underneath and slowly cut through.

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Next job is to cut the cheeks on the inside of the nose so I can get my battery in. I don't suppose you had to do this?
I removed the tubes ind went for magnets to join the wings instead, to make more space. I haven't chopped at the foam yet but I haven't tried to balance it with a bigger battery yet so I may need to...

I think you are ahead of me now, so I'll be asking you stuff!

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Testing the new Artemis Quad prototype for flyability and video jelloing.

All good so far! Wahooooo!!

Flying with Angelos and me, giving it some welly!!
Please tell me all those tunnel runs were speeded up?

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cool!
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Any one want to by a TBS Discovery??
just frame, or with motors and ESC's even with a Naza GPS if the price is right

Angelos???
Mike???
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Wayne?

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:06 PM
If it flies.....I can crash it
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those wings seem to have loads of flex.......but great looking plane
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Wayne??
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:09 PM
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Todays events :P

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yeah... what you said good to see it again though, I will have to collect the on board video and see if I can combine it with you

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Sorry guys but I'm not feeling it with the Reaper. Looks good though.
Don't go and buy it in a rush seriously, here are some post maiden comments:

-I took 3 attempts for take off, I did not seem to get to a good take off speed despite the short but wet grass. on the third attempt, I deployed the flaps and it did the trick, it took off with minimal fuss.
-I got the shakes after take off because the aileron rates were low and it did seem very lazy on the ailerons, once I switched the aileron dual rate off, it flew much better but more was needed.
-To my surprise, retracting or deploying the flaps did not modify the plane's behaviour, there was no change in pitch at all.
-maybe I will try a bigger propeller on this, I used a 10x6 and although the power was sufficient, the climb rate could have been better. the plane flew well at 1/4 to 1/2 throttle.
-the wings seemed to flap a bit but this is in part because I decided to replace the steel joiner rod with a carbon fiber one because it is a lot lighter. they did not cause any concern, after all this is not an aerobatic plane.
-the Reaper seems like a fast plane
-FVP wise, Frank was on the goggles complaining about loss of signal. I feel I will have to reposition the CL antenna at the bottom of the plane or make it poke through the dome, the position it is at now seems to be affected by the 2 lipos.
-landing was executed with flaps on, after the successful take off demonstrated their effectiveness. it came down on a nice glidepath without dramas or tendencies to tip stall.
-the landing gear seemed adequate for the plane, I was in fear of bending the nosewheel but it survived the landing and the take off abuse without problems.
- the cons: well it is a delicate plane, one crash and it is goodnight Vienna ! there is not a lot of space in the cabin despite the bulbous nose. the plane is a bit of a porker, relatively heavy with double the weight/sqareinch if compared to a Cularis (of a similar wingspan).The wings profile is quite thin and the need for flaps proved they don't create much lift.

Overall, I am very pleased, I was expecting a lot more aggro from it after reading the different forums about it. it proved to be stable, fast and gentle. I think I don't need to treat it with kid gloves and that it can be flown in a windier day. Having said this, it is by no means, a plane for the beginner flier.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 03:10 PM
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Nothing wrong with the Disco but I've always wanted a QAV500, which will suit my slower style of flying.
I've managed to acquire one so need to sell on the Disco.
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