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Old Apr 01, 2006, 05:53 PM
Lozza6
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Blue Arrow Wing Bird gliding capabilities?

Hi, I've had a search around, but I've not found out whether or not the Wing Bird can glide if you pause the flapping? Or are the wings too small to generate enough lift?

Cheers,

Also while i'm at it, could you comment on the setup i'm thinking about getting.

2 Blue Arrow 3.6g Micro-servos
http://www.ozhobby.com/product_info....roducts_id=722

BA-BL-1230 brushless motor
http://www.ltair.com/products/motor/ba-br1230-4200.htm

BA-BS-10A ESC
http://www.ozhobby.com/product_info....roducts_id=776

Blue Arrow 5 Channel Receiver BA-R3P5 H/T version 2 (side pin)
http://www.ozhobby.com/product_info....roducts_id=689

I think the kit comes with a 450mah 2S lipo

Thank so much guys.
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 07:13 PM
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hi lozza6
the components you have selected look good , remember you want a TX or a seperate mixer that will handle elevon mixing for the tail , i don't think the problem with glide is that it is too small so much as there is no lock on the wings and they will move to the top of their throw ( pigeon ) , dana
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Old Apr 01, 2006, 11:59 PM
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When I'am landing i cut the power fast and the wings most of the time go into pigeon mode and it semi glides to the ground or i do that in the sky also.
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Old Apr 03, 2006, 04:09 AM
Lozza6
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Hey cheers for the info guys, really appreciate it!

Shame about the wing lock, in the top position, you're just not going to get maximum left hey...

I've got a JR PCM9X so mixing in that shouldnt be a problem.

I'm slightly tentative at the price..... I know this will sound weird, but i'm tossing up between this and a shockflyer stup for Full 3D lol!

they couldnt be more difficult?

But for an ornithopter, the price isnt low..... How much fun do you guys have with these? Cps i'd love to be hoving in my room with a shocky... i cant decide!!!

unfortunately its a similar price too!!! Cos I would go the wing bird first if it were cheaper.... after all the electronics and the brushless..............

*sigh* decisions.....

Thanks again fellas!

Loz
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Old Apr 03, 2006, 06:16 AM
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hi lozza6

you know there is only one solution to your problem , you will have to get them both , so many kits , so little time , dana
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Old Apr 03, 2006, 10:51 AM
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But for an ornithopter, the price isnt low..... How much fun do you guys have with these?
Well, they pretty much just fly and turn and maybe glide. If you're lucky you may get a semi-approximation of a loop. But there's nothing else like it as far as effect. The HX Bird (Cybird clone) I modified looks a lot like a real bird when it's flying. Though it's not as difficult to fly as 3D, you really have to stay on top of it because the control response is more like pulling on a kite string than flying an RC plane. There is often a slight delay to inputs so you have to somewhat anticipate your next move, especially in a slight breeze. They don't handle much wind. I haven't had a good sustained flight in winds much over 7 MPH. It's a novelty and when the weather is right, it really impresses the spectators.
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Old Apr 03, 2006, 04:12 PM
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both would be good!

thanks for the breakdown Tweener!

hmmmmm.... is the HX cheaper than the Wing Bird? Unfortunately I'm in Australia and its much harder sourcing kits and parts!

Anyway thanks again guys, I may go the shockflyer for now... however the wing bird is still on the books, for when i have more cash
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 07:57 PM
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Lozza 6
More a bird is small and more the flapping & fly is fast.
The wingbird has not Glide system.
It flies very well with the Feigao 1208428 , but , for me it is not a toy, or an ornithopter for a beginner.
The assembly must be made very carefully ;
To glide, I advise my customers the Slowhawk 1 (1.50m), Slowhawk 2 (1.20m)
Video of the Wingbird ( indoor Fly) :http://ovirc4.free.fr/Films/WingbirdSalon20006.wmv
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 08:18 PM
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yup no gliding,everytime i tried it it stuck in the ground like a lawn dart!
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Old Apr 17, 2006, 08:42 PM
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The Best Glide

Here is the glide , filmed in slow motion, of a SH2
Film JL Naudin
http://uscaero77.free.fr/orni/sh2/sh2slow.wmv
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Old Feb 09, 2013, 07:37 PM
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If any one of you guys are interested in selling your wingbird - PM me.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 04:32 AM
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If any one of you guys are interested in selling your wingbird - PM me.
I still have some Wingbirds in stock
http://ovirc.free.fr/wingbird.php
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:21 AM
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250 euro? 334 USD seems on the high side? BP hobbies last sold them for 85 USD.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 08:40 AM
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That's because they are now "collectors' items"
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