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Old May 06, 2010, 06:58 AM
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I will give you a secret, They are thinking to BRING UP THE PRICE.

Adnan.
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Old May 06, 2010, 07:06 AM
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Well if they do that I don't think many will buy the model. If they on the other hand bring down the price and listens to some of the ideas here they may very well have a winner on their hands and can potentially make a lot of money. As it is now I think the price is too high. It has to compete with the EZ* (which is the most popular model for FPV) which costs a lot less.
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Old May 06, 2010, 07:20 AM
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That's great news Adnan.

I do hope that others will post their experiences with this airframe in this thread. Having others giving their input will be good for all of us who want an alternative to the multiplex models for FPV. The manufacturer looking in is also great news.

I am very hopeful that the EPO foam will overcome the issue with wing flex leading to a fracture at the end of the spars.

Sander,

Your post regarding CG is interesting. When applying that to the skywalker the distance from leading edge of 3inches which is recommnded falls within your recommendation of 25% - 33%.

I am looking forward to trying out the replacement EPO version which Adnan is providing. In the meantime I met with a friend who had purchased an EPS version through taobao. He hadn't built it and my experience put him off the idea. I brought it home and put it together last night and will fly it in the coming days without any unnecessary equipment. I added reinforced strapping tape to the wings and fuselage and don't plan to do anything else too it.

Primarily I want to examine the pitch up tendency I found with the first model.

I am now very determined to continue with this model and hope my experiences will benefit others.

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Old May 06, 2010, 07:29 AM
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I will give you a secret, They are thinking to BRING UP THE PRICE.

Adnan.
Then I, like many, also have a secret. Not a chance in hell will I pay any more. It's a shame, as it looks cool, but for a bit of molded foam... not very good foam... I think it's madness. I hope you're kidding?

If I was paying that, I'd get a Multiplex mentor. Loads of shops supporting it.. very good brand ... loads of support ... proper foam ... plenty of room... big and stable... Easy choice.

I hope the secret is a joke.. but we'll see.
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Old May 06, 2010, 11:04 AM
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Hello Fergus

Your EPO Skywalker EMS tracking number is: EE194717183CN


Hi Zaguruinzasky

Your EPO Skywalker EMS tracking number is: EE194715307CN

Parcels can be follow from this link: http://www.ems.com.cn/qcgzOutQueryAc...de=gotoSearchE

Best regards from Istanbul.
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Old May 06, 2010, 11:25 AM
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Great plane - but already too expensive for me.

Needs to be comparable with EZglider pro + $20 because it's not a volume ship.

If pricing and build quality is right this plane will sell incredibly well - and become one of the most popular FPV planes.

The interest is there....
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Old May 06, 2010, 12:40 PM
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I'm going to have to agree with the others here.

There's two strategies the manufacturer can follow:

1. Up the price and see the majority of people ignore it from then on.
2. Lower the price and sell a sh*tload of these.

In my option 1. is the road to hell and option 2. the road to heaven both from a manufacturer's perspective as well as the consumer's.

Cheers,

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Old May 06, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Skywalker in flight with the FY-21AP
with OSD RTH / Circle Flight Stabilization system integrates the three-axis gyroscope, three-axis acceleration.


Skywalker Platform FY21ap FPV (7 min 4 sec)

Not the best quality video (sorry)

All available on FPVflying.com


If you already use an OSD you can use the FY 20 A RC Flight Stabilization System

You don't have to use IR sensor.
You are now able to fly in (cold, hot, fog, day, night) and still have a stabilization working.
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Old May 06, 2010, 01:28 PM
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I recived mine today! looking good.
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Old May 06, 2010, 01:44 PM
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I have a 20A on the way from Robert. Looking forward to trying it out.

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Old May 06, 2010, 02:49 PM
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Hi Zaguruinzasky.

I will send to you a new one EPO Skywalker airplane tomorrow also. This is best way for us. I will send EMS Tracking number tomorrow.

Best regards.
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Thanks Adnan
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Old May 07, 2010, 09:04 AM
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great thanks my friends; I am willing to hear your commence, that can we make our product better and better
please reach me at email: skywalker-rc@hotmail

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Old May 07, 2010, 10:18 AM
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welcome ceo,
if you want to do winning products this is the right place, the right people, to discuss about it.

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Old May 07, 2010, 11:01 AM
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CEO: You should consider Sander's comment....selling price should be revised to a lower one because at such price for a plane with no electronics, that is a pretty steep price for a piece of foam.

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I'm going to have to agree with the others here.

There's two strategies the manufacturer can follow:

1. Up the price and see the majority of people ignore it from then on.
2. Lower the price and sell a sh*tload of these.

In my option 1. is the road to hell and option 2. the road to heaven both from a manufacturer's perspective as well as the consumer's.

Cheers,

Sander.
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Old May 07, 2010, 11:52 AM
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"I will give you a secret, They are thinking to BRING UP THE PRICE"

Well I will give you a secret you just LOST my interest all together now as well as three of my buddy’s!

Someone is getting greedy! It a foam bare airframe i mean come on man!

The box has to cost more than the materials to create the plane.
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