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Old Jun 21, 2015, 05:55 AM
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I have been having a LOT of fun with the mini Talon! Flies great (at least by my standards) and it stays up for ever!

Here are some screen shots from this weekend's worth of flying.

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Old Jun 21, 2015, 09:23 AM
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Got my kit today! Are you guys using the glue on control horns or the ones that come with back plates and screws? I would guess the screw on type are the best but always like to hear other opinions.
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Got my kit today! Are you guys using the glue on control horns or the ones that come with back plates and screws? I would guess the screw on type are the best but always like to hear other opinions.

I use the ones with back plates and screws, and I also use CA on them.
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Old Jun 23, 2015, 01:29 AM
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Got my kit today! Are you guys using the glue on control horns or the ones that come with back plates and screws? I would guess the screw on type are the best but always like to hear other opinions.
back plates and screws one
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I pulled the trigger on this plane, just waiting for it to come off of back order.
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Old Jun 25, 2015, 08:58 AM
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Where to put the pitot tube

Hey guys!

I had a big internal dilemma about where to best put the pitot tube for the mini talon. I am no solid works expert, but I made a first order approximation of what my set up looks like and put 2 "virtual pitot tubes" and measured the air pressure.

One is on the wing 20cm away from the center, the second one was placed in an area that from a previous simulation was not affected by neither the body nor the extra stuff I have on it.

On the nose is the mobius, and on top is my 600mw transmitter. The simulation includes the big hole in the front, but I have covered all the other holes on the bottom (as I am mostly landing in sand). The model still retains the slot and hole at the top back side, and a little hole on the back for where the leads come out for the motor.

The simulation was run for a speed of 27m/s (100km/h) which is the highest speed I expect to fly the Talon on a regular basis, the little circles you see are the candidate positions of the pitot tubes. I did not want to put mine in the wing (which is what my aerospace engineer friend told me a million times to do) for ease of wiring.

The pressure differences (according to the simulation) are minimal (just like he said):

SG Av Total Pressure 1 [Pa] 101672.21
SG Av Total Pressure 2 [Pa] 101641.18

This is good because of 2 reasons:

1 - I have chosen a good spot (at least according to my model).
2 - My aerospace engineer friend knows what he is talking about!

Here is the final result:


Testing between tonight and tomorrow
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 06:29 AM
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All the Min Talons Im stocking are new versions. Im actually working out a new contract with X-UAV to start carrying more of the X-UAV models. Im just waiting for the move to a larger facility very soon and I will have more inventory to ship from the US.
Hi Johnny
What is the difference between the current and "new version" models?
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Old Jun 28, 2015, 10:39 AM
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Good question..
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Yeah you must be using a 35mm motor it's best to use a 28mm motor.
Hi Johnny,

My order is #2718 from 06.23.2015, is it still on backorder?
Or when are you going to ship it?
Thanks.
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Hi Johnny
What is the difference between the current and "new version" models?
No significant changes that I can see. I think the upgraded the wheel but it's not noticeable. I think there was some confusion about the talon v2. They did a few upgraded on the main talon so people thought the mini got upgrades too. I haven't noticed any changes but I could be wrong.


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Hi Johnny,

My order is #2718 from 06.23.2015, is it still on backorder?
Or when are you going to ship it?
Thanks.
We should be getting our shipment this week for all the back orders. They were out of stock from the manufacture. Sorry for the delay. We will send you a tracking number once it has shipped. Thank you for your patience.
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We should be getting our shipment this week for all the back orders. They were out of stock from the manufacture. Sorry for the delay. We will send you a tracking number once it has shipped. Thank you for your patience.
OK, no problem, it's clear now.
Thanks.
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