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Old Jan 03, 2013, 07:07 AM
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It's not the vid A. It's the attitude :P.

CJ
True.

Also check out the QAV500, only heard good things from Mudlark so far, next on my list =]

Also, anyone thinking of flying from the beach...GIVE PLENTY OF TIME FOR THE TIDE! haha
Nearly got caught out today! Pics and vid soon!
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 07:57 AM
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True.

Also check out the QAV500, only heard good things from Mudlark so far, next on my list =]

Also, anyone thinking of flying from the beach...GIVE PLENTY OF TIME FOR THE TIDE! haha
Nearly got caught out today! Pics and vid soon!
I love mine can't fault it nothing's cheap in this game unless you go to China.
I have an iconic x on the way similar to the qav 500 also worth a look
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 08:08 AM
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I love mine can't fault it nothing's cheap in this game unless you go to China.
I have an iconic x on the way similar to the qav 500 also worth a look
So that's 2 on the QAV500 =]

Got to crash this one first! Closest ive come is catching it on the wall as I was leaving the house lol

True it can be expensive, but I managed to get my Q450 in the air for around 110-120, including shipping
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 08:30 AM
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So that's 2 on the QAV500 =]

Got to crash this one first! Closest ive come is catching it on the wall as I was leaving the house lol

True it can be expensive, but I managed to get my Q450 in the air for around 110-120, including shipping
3, bloody brilliant frame, its a pure design
TBS frame - uh - over priced & uses crap arms, all they did was make the plates...

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 08:38 AM
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Beach flight

Heres the vid,

Mini Skywalker - FPV - Beach (2 min 57 sec)


And here's how close I was to getting drowned! OK... a bit wet!
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 08:41 AM
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3, bloody brilliant frame, its a pure design
TBS frame - uh - over priced & uses crap arms, all they did was make the plates...

Win!
What set-up are you guys using?
Im running NTM prop drive motors at the moment on my cheapo frame =P ...still don't know whether I like them or not...
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 11:53 AM
um, yea, I can make that crash
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Ordered two 800mw 900mhz from BEVRC by mistake, the pair are yours for 50.

Edit: link removed, err, don't know what's going on there...
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 11:56 AM
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The DJI vid where the guy kicks the frame around the room, treads on it and throws it out of a high window into the car park below is pretty impressive. Although we don't see the final result of the fall you can't see any bits fall off at the bottom.

I'll have to check them out further.

A.
I have broken several of the legs. They are strong, but if you land on one corner it will break. On the plus side replacement legs are cheap, so I now have four spare. LOL
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:11 PM
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Hi Folks,

This is what has been occupying me over the rainy days of Christmas. I had been intending to do this since I sold my Skywalker, which I never really enjoyed flying.

Ran out of daylight to test fly it today - so hopefully it will be in the air tomorrow.

This is the fifth different project that the wing has been used on. I originally built it in the 1980's to carry one of my Canon SLR's and it has been used for all sorts of things since, although 4 out of the 5 have been different configurations for carrying a camera of some sort. The last time it was a twin - so I have left the pods on as hard points for the fpv cameras / video Tx. I intend to make alternative nose / canopy sections, depending on what payload or camera system I want to use. - It just plugs on for quick access to the batteries etc.
The tail booms unbolt and there is a centre hinge on the inverted Vee tail to allow it to be folded flat for transport.

If it flys as well as it has in previous incarnations, it will be much smoother and more precise than the Skywalker was and have a much bigger speed range. - Well that is the plan at least

Malc
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:14 PM
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Gorilla glue isn't too bad, just work quickly. have pre prepared strips of masking tape, a bowl you don't mind throwing away (a clean chinese tub is perfect), sanded and de-dusted surfaces.

Big glob of gorilla glue in the bowl, about half as much again in pure water, very quick mix, very thin spread over your gluing surface, Mate the surfaces then cover all edges with masking tape. Make sure where ever you put the model down will keep it from warping while setting, and is covered in news paper.

After about 25 mins, any bits that have squeezed out will have settled enough to be pinched off. two hours later and rip off the tape, lightweight solid filled joint

CJ
Gorilla glue is great IMO but in this climate you do not need any moisture to activate it adding moisture, i have read, reduces the glues strength

But if you are using a glue/water mix as a expanding filler it still has very good adhesive qualities and adding water "lightens" the weight of the bond though weaker

Jeff
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Hi Folks,

This is what has been occupying me over the rainy days of Christmas.

Malc
Very nice Malc!

Very WOT4 style wings! haha

Any UC? do the props have plenty of clearance?
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:30 PM
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Hi Folks,

This is what has been occupying me over the rainy days of Christmas. I had been intending to do this since I sold my Skywalker, which I never really enjoyed flying.

Ran out of daylight to test fly it today - so hopefully it will be in the air tomorrow.

This is the fifth different project that the wing has been used on. I originally built it in the 1980's to carry one of my Canon SLR's and it has been used for all sorts of things since, although 4 out of the 5 have been different configurations for carrying a camera of some sort. The last time it was a twin - so I have left the pods on as hard points for the fpv cameras / video Tx. I intend to make alternative nose / canopy sections, depending on what payload or camera system I want to use. - It just plugs on for quick access to the batteries etc.
The tail booms unbolt and there is a centre hinge on the inverted Vee tail to allow it to be folded flat for transport.

If it flys as well as it has in previous incarnations, it will be much smoother and more precise than the Skywalker was and have a much bigger speed range. - Well that is the plan at least

Malc
How was the first photo taken?? Looks like it's floating!
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:30 PM
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Very nice Malc!

Very WOT4 style wings! haha

Any UC? do the props have plenty of clearance?

Funny you should say that - I seem to remember that I based the wing section on the Wot4 - but stretched in both chord and span.

No undercarriage - I want to be able to fly it from rough fields. The fuselage pod is quite deep, so will protect the prop to some extent, but I'll probably fit a folding prop anyway.....
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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:36 PM
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Lol, something very strange happens when I click that link!

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Old Jan 03, 2013, 12:38 PM
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Lol, something very strange happens when I click that link!

indeed
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