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Old Oct 14, 2011, 09:42 PM
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The reason no one wants to fly with Flypops is he's old and smells like sardines.

The last plane I got down from a tree I use my son's paint ball gun. Worked. Then I shot some guy in a golf cart that was bothering me. It's may have been Ted. Not sure.
Nah. I was the gun in the other cart that ran over your models while you were messing around in the woods.

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Old Oct 14, 2011, 10:22 PM
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AJ, please answer this quickly (and lets hope that FP does not see it). Do you use any rate gyros on any of your SkyS's, can you recommend any for tail and ailerons.
See GENE's reply below.

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Start out slow. I use a Esky ek-704 for elevator only. Works very well.
Don't fly in gusty wind. The plane with the extra fpv gear weight likes to stay flat and smooth (I use a EZ*) for roll, only pitching up and down was a issue.
+1. Just use one on the pitch axis for now. I don't see any advantage to using one on the roll axis. But, give it a try and see what you think. The best source of the EK2-0704 is from Ebay. You choose the vendor. For a guideline, they should be under ~$14 delivered to your doorstep.
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P.S. I am sorry I could not give you a better link. Ebay is down right now for who knows why.
UPDATE: HERE is an example. But, you can find them cheaper.
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Old Oct 14, 2011, 11:25 PM
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eBay? Down?? OMIGAWD....is it 2012 already?????
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 12:19 AM
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AJ, please answer this quickly (and lets hope that FP does not see it). Do you use any rate gyros on any of your SkyS's, can you recommend any for tail and ailerons.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1035605

Visit that thread and read up before you buy one....great info on there...
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 12:48 AM
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Too late.... Seen it. Yea little girl. If you can't fly it like a man/boy then stick a gyro on it.
Now, now Malcolm, behave
I knew I should have PM'd AJ rather than post, but I really was hoping that you would not see it.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 01:03 AM
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Thanks to Gene and AJ for gyro info.
After what FP said I am still trying to decide whether to use them or not
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 01:06 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1035605

Visit that thread and read up before you buy one....great info on there...
Thanks for that.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 03:49 AM
Me a long time ago
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The reason no one wants to fly with Flypops is he's old and smells like sardines.
That's a lie.
Ok so I ain't had a bath for a few years. (got a king size shower). I change my pants and socks when the old ones disintegrate and put the new ones over the top of them.
Yes I am old but smell of fresh salmon.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 04:59 AM
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The 3900 would be a rocket but flying fpv isn't about that. You want thrust and reliability. Spinning a high kv motor to get thrust and power will create more vibration and rf interference which is what you want to stay away from flying FPV. I don't think sending $200. worth of fpv gear up and away trusting a $15 motor and $12 esc is a good gamble. Others will disagree and that is fine.
I like the E-Flite Six series inrunners. 2200kv or 2700kv.
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLM2005
http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...rodID=EFLM2000

and a E-flite ESC. (lower RF noise then most).
Also a Dimension Engineering UBEC. (very low rf noise)
Hitec hs 55 servos for low rf noise. (HTX 900s are very noisy rf wise and draw twice what the hs does)

As you may know rf interference will degrade you VTX down link.
If your getting into FPV the you may as well get the stuff that causes the least problems now because you will want it later. All the cheap-o stuff works fine on a non FPV plane but you're not in Kansas anymore..
It all depends on what you want from FPV.
My FPV skysurfer is already built and flown last weekend for the first time. Did really well, but it's a tad underpowered with the stock motor and extra weight. I've already swapped out the stock ESC and servos (one stripped on the bench the first power up of the plane - shockingly bad quality control) and made a custom mount so I can mount regular outrunners to the Skysurfer.

This is my "learning FPV" plane so I'm not looking to drop a ton on it. I have a Skywalker waiting for that
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 05:16 AM
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There are several motors that would be very suitable for FPV. The most bang for the buck is THIS one.
If cash flow allows, THIS is the one I recommend.
AJ
I think I'm going to go with Dan's motor, simply because it has so many other uses after I've graduated from this starter FPV plane.
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 07:39 AM
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Someone mentioned a "servo cycler" they bought on eBay. I am not sure it was someone from this thread, but if it was, could you post a link?

Much appreciated!

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 07:47 AM
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There are lots of them. This one from Hobby King is good value ,works well, and has good functionality for 8 bucks. And it's in stock (unbelievable but true).

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=11780
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 08:24 AM
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I've not been able to wrap my head around what real good a servo tester is. Connect it, and it works or it don't.....and ain't that about it?
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Old Oct 15, 2011, 08:32 AM
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I've not been able to wrap my head around what real good a servo tester is. Connect it, and it works or it don't.....and ain't that about it?
Some have more features than others. Also, there is the issue of quality. Cardboard case vs plastic/metal, etc., and most of all longevity. How long before the magic smoke appears.

My HK tester (in metal case http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...%5FTester.html) just quit working and I think I'll give that one a look.

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Old Oct 15, 2011, 08:35 AM
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I've not been able to wrap my head around what real good a servo tester is. Connect it, and it works or it don't.....and ain't that about it?
From what I've been able to gather, cycling what appears to be a marginal servo for 5-15 minutes or so can "break it in" and work out a really good gear mesh, and that results in a smooth operating ditty from what originally appeared to be a marginal piece of equipment. Running an automatic cycler for this amount of time sure beats sittin' there moving the sticks.

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