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Old May 15, 2012, 11:19 PM
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here's my setup. Ignore the mangled camera wire, I unplugged it when I was flying LOS... this plug proceeded to get caught in prop with a nice bang lol.
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Old May 15, 2012, 11:25 PM
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The Scythe is actually my biggest aircraft, and I have lots and lots of power to spare on the 2s nanotech 850's and rewound 2730 motor. That's because I'm turning an 8" prop with ample traction. I figure I could add another 50-100g to this thing and it'll fly just fine. And it'll fit into a medium-sized backpack no problem.
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Old May 16, 2012, 01:05 AM
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here's my setup. Ignore the mangled camera wire, I unplugged it when I was flying LOS... this plug proceeded to get caught in prop with a nice bang lol.
Seems quite simple. What kind of antenna is that on the VTX? I plan to try and use a cloverleaf, but I'm a bit concerned it's going to get caught on things.
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Old May 16, 2012, 02:06 PM
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Ya it's about as simple as it gets for FPV. The antenna is a dipole. Works great and it durable.

What frequency do you use? you can make a simply cage or put it next to the fin on the wing tip. That works on my grim reaper.
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Old May 17, 2012, 04:36 PM
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Ya it's about as simple as it gets for FPV. The antenna is a dipole. Works great and it durable.

What frequency do you use? you can make a simply cage or put it next to the fin on the wing tip. That works on my grim reaper.
It will be 5.8ghz I believe (I haven't purchased anything yet). Is yours 5.8GHz as well?

The dipole, is it a DIY based on IBCrazy's tutorial?
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Old May 17, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Oh ok, no I use 2.4, so any antenna you have will be half the size of mine.

And ya, its his antenna.
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Old May 20, 2012, 09:30 AM
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EPP takes a lickin'

I love showing off the crashworthiness of these EPP wings. I was flying with a couple of FBs last week and they watched me fly the Scythe in a rather aggressive fashion. One high speed low pass ended up being too low, and the little wing bounced about 6 feet in the air. I could see both of them wince. Thanks to the prop saver I only had to reseat the prop and give it a quick control check before I threw it back in the air for some more craziness.

The look on their faces was priceless!
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Old May 23, 2012, 10:04 PM
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Just gotta say, these are great planes. #1 built light, 6 oz with 2S460, Park 250, GWS 6X5, etc. Slow-flyin park flyer. #2 a bit heavier, 8.3 oz with 3S850, Turnigy 2730-3000, APC 6X3. What a rocket. Thanks for a great design, Lee!

John
Hi John,

Would you provide a link to the motor mount used on the plane in the center, please?

Thank you,

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Old May 24, 2012, 06:53 AM
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Hi John,

Would you provide a link to the motor mount used on the plane in the center, please?

Thank you,

Fly_right (Lee)
Happy to:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9869

Turnigy 2730 slips right in, just tighten the screw clamp.

John
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Old May 24, 2012, 06:57 AM
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I'll be finishing up my scythe tonight, and I made it where a 7x6 prop will just barely fit. Will that actually give me more speed than if I cut a prop down to 5x6? Is it worth messing with it that big? I'll be flying the 2812 rewound like we do on the assassins, which gives us about 80 mph on a 7x6.
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Old May 24, 2012, 07:27 AM
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You will see it will roll better one direction with that big of prop and that much power but it will be fast and maneuverable,
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Old May 24, 2012, 09:37 AM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9869

Turnigy 2730 slips right in, just tighten the screw clamp.

John


I have several of these 2730's... They are lightweight, excellent motors that are very easy to rewind. There's a thread devoted to this motor with some serious rewinders contributing and all kinds of data on different configurations.

The 3000kv version is wound dLRK, which is a quieter motor with better throttle resolution than the other ABC-wound versions. I'd go with that one and rewind if you don't like the kv rating.
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Old May 24, 2012, 10:52 AM
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I have several of these 2730's... They are lightweight, excellent motors that are very easy to rewind. There's a thread devoted to this motor with some serious rewinders contributing and all kinds of data on different configurations.

The 3000kv version is wound dLRK, which is a quieter motor with better throttle resolution than the other ABC-wound versions. I'd go with that one and rewind if you don't like the kv rating.
Thanks, Eric. Just starting to explore the world of rewinding. I'll have to look for that thread.

John
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Old May 24, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Here's the thread:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025188

Good luck!
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Old May 26, 2012, 11:12 PM
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So I maidened my Scythe today. I've built a few of Lee's wings, and I can tell you, the scythe is the most fun one so far! I put a 9-wind 2812 on it pulling 300+ watts with a 7x6 prop and I can't think of a good word to describe the incredible acceleration. "Stupid fast" perhaps. I'm not sure it's the best of the CTH wings, but I had a ton of fun with it today.

Small, Hard to see, and super duper fast.
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