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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:53 PM
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I got my DX8 with the bonus receiver. It didn't have any of the recalls. So far it's performed flawlessly.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:54 PM
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I don't like the roller system of the Dx6 and Dx8. If they had made a Dx7 with all the telemetry and whatnot with triple rates it would have been awesome. I think it took me about a week and half to two week sot get the board replaced on my Dx7, so don't worry too much it will be back soon.
The new DX7 does have one triple rate switch with telemetry i believe.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 11:55 PM
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I haven't looked too closely at them recently, so I could be wrong. All I know is, no Dx8 for me.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 09:15 AM
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I got my DX8 with the bonus receiver. It didn't have any of the recalls. So far it's performed flawlessly.
That's good. Mine didn't have PID so I didn't know if it was affected by the recall, but the aileron channel would twitch and not center; so I needed to send it in anyways. Hopefully it gets fixed and all is well, b/c I really love this radio.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 09:40 PM
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heres the second flight with the DW raven with VPP

DW Foamies RAVEN 34" with VPP flown at Sepulveda Basin (3 min 20 sec)
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Good job Santiago, Our local hot shot at the basin!

But I think you need more throw on those ailerons, LMAO!

MIke & Robert.
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Old Sep 26, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Another motor post

OK, so I got the Motrofly 2610 and a BP2217-8 to test against the awesome but noisy and short lived* Sonic Electric unit. I snap-shotted the test bench results in the picts and it looks interesting. I suppose I should get the Dynamo and a Cobra in there as well. All testing was done at a constant voltage using a single 10 x 4.7 APCsf prop.

All three of these motors work great and will fly the 40" planes really well. The Motrofly would also likely be excellent on a 48". The BPHobbies unit gives the most bang for the buck and it is the lightest one here. With the 10x4.7 it will run on the warm side but these motors (which look very much like the Dynamo units) have a reputaion for being very durable.

*The Sonic lives again! I had to machine an oversized shaft to get the bell wobble to go away and I added some higher precision bearings. We'll see how long it stays quiet...

Cheers - Mark
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 05:28 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like the Motrofly put out the most thrust at the lowest current, which would make it a more versatile (if not better) motor.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 09:58 AM
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Moved my CG to 1/4" behind the spar on my 40" Juka and it hovers 1000% better than before. Even took it to the lake and was hovering over the water and the plane was making me look good again. I'm going to save the tail dunk for the eNall this weekend.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 10:48 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems like the Motrofly put out the most thrust at the lowest current, which would make it a more versatile (if not better) motor.
The Motrofly is by far the better motor. These motors are all hand wound (picture) and have oversized shafts (5mm!) and bearings. Also, the larger diameter provides for an improved coefficient of torque (Kt) which means less current (more efficient). They really are a fine piece of work! (and yes, a little pricey).
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 11:09 AM
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DWF and VPP / 4D

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heres the second flight with the DW raven with VPP

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zO4IZVdiaYg


Santiago- awesome, dude.

Yesterday, before I saw your vid, I was looking at this:
SultimateVPP (7 min 19 sec)


I got totally smitten w/ the thought of 4D.

So I'll ask you guys, and maybe need to ask Mike Morgan...what about it? Anybody ('sides Santiago) stuck a VPP on the nose of a DWF??
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 11:24 AM
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Absolutely awesome flying and technology, love it.
But man this goes against the grain of safety, flying over peoples heads is a big risk.
I know and you know we all feel these are pretty safe but man one glitch in the radio, and take the little girl that reached out to it.....

You get my point.

MIke R


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Santiago- awesome, dude.

Yesterday, before I saw your vid, I was looking at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_xaX...layer_embedded

I got totally smitten w/ the thought of 4D.

So I'll ask you guys, and maybe need to ask Mike Morgan...what about it? Anybody ('sides Santiago) stuck a VPP on the nose of a DWF??
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 11:39 AM
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The Motrofly is by far the better motor. These motors are all hand wound (picture) and have oversized shafts (5mm!) and bearings. Also, the larger diameter provides for an improved coefficient of torque (Kt) which means less current (more efficient). They really are a fine piece of work! (and yes, a little pricey).
Cool

I just honestly didn't know how to analyze the workbench data.
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:24 PM
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Absolutely awesome flying and technology, love it.
But man this goes against the grain of safety, flying over peoples heads is a big risk.
I know and you know we all feel these are pretty safe but man one glitch in the radio, and take the little girl that reached out to it.....

You get my point.

MIke R
Sure do; myself I certainly would even take off (backwards/ inverted!!) with anybody anywhere near...but wow Mike needs to design a DW 4D model!!
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Old Sep 27, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Absolutely awesome flying and technology, love it.
I agree, that is some wicked cool stuff!! I wonder about the reliability of it though?

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But man this goes against the grain of safety, flying over peoples heads is a big risk.
I know and you know we all feel these are pretty safe but man one glitch in the radio, and take the little girl that reached out to it.....

You get my point.

MIke R
Couldn't agree more, seems there are a ton of videos posted with all sorts of unsafe flying, over crowds/people, over cars, over houses, etc. It's just one glitch, or battery failure, or busted servo away from having a potentially serious accident. Unfortunately that many just don't seem to care or notice the dangers in these videos. [/rant]
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