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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:04 AM
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I'm flying at 3.7kgs Weight is irrelevant provided you have enough thrust and have reinforced the critical areas.
Seriously...you are flying at over 8 pounds? Wow, I thought my Twinstar was heavy at 4 lbs 6 oz!
Is that a lot of battery? I am flying with a 5100 3S and could easily add another and still be short of 8 lbs.

What do you have in there that gives you all that weight?
You have a special edition gold plated OSD?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Hi Guys. Looking for some advice please on SW build.

I have the EZOSD system with current sensor and using an Immersion RC VTx and GoPro as camera.
Started to layout components on one half of the fuse and quickly realised the the limitations of distance between components with the various cables / conectors.
Is it feasible to mount the EZOSD with GPS on that board to the top of wing, VTx just forward of that on rear of pod and then GoPro ahead of that on pod?
Or......do I add in cable length to get all these pieces apart?
I will be placing my vTx on the tail or out on the wing to keep that distance from the rest of the equipment as all the other equipment (ezosd/current sensor/FY31AP/ezUHF) are receivers or product that doesn't emit RF. You want to keep the vTx away from everything.

My question is whether I should be using shielded cat5e cable for the cable runs from the tail, and whether this will help reduce interference in the wire.
The ezosd needs to see the sky for the GPS and I will be using the ezuhf with the sander style antenna on the top.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 11:03 AM
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Thanks for posting the video. The simplest things can certainly mess up your day at times.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 12:05 PM
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And that's why I feel bad people struggle so much trying to save an gram/ounce here or there, trying bigger wings etc...it's not worth the hassle. Frankly I find RC planes fly a helll of lot better and more stable for videography with more weight and if you have the thrust, hand launching is no problem.

My extra weight is a combo of big batteries, extra stabilization and therefore bigger and heavier power plant.


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Seriously...you are flying at over 8 pounds? Wow, I thought my Twinstar was heavy at 4 lbs 6 oz!
Is that a lot of battery? I am flying with a 5100 3S and could easily add another and still be short of 8 lbs.

What do you have in there that gives you all that weight?
You have a special edition gold plated OSD?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Adam, you shouldn't use your starter battery to power your SW
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Well when you're using a starter for your SW motor you need the battery that goes with LOL

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Adam, you shouldn't use your starter battery to power your SW
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 06:01 PM
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well when you're using a starter for your sw motor you need the battery that goes with lol
lol
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 06:06 PM
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I'm planning on 2 x 5800 4S for power and 1 x 1300 3S for video. Hoping for nearly 2 hour endurance. Not sure what the weight will end up being.
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 07:12 PM
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Well when you're using a starter for your SW motor you need the battery that goes with LOL
Lipo batteries are pretty common these days. Maybe you should upgrade the old lead acid. LSHMSFOAIDMT
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 01:38 AM
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I had a crash with my skywalker and had glued the pieces together with UhuPor. But after 1 1/2 day the glue is still not hard, and I'm not sure that it will work. Should I just wait one more day for the glue to be okay?
How did you apply the glue? UHUPOR is a contact glue. normally you smear both sides, then wait until both surfaces are touch dry and you join the pieces together.
this glue just grabs the surfaces in contact without going solid.
for example there is a method that consists in making hinges with the glue itself. put a thin line of glue on the aileron edge that meets with the wing and the same on the wing. let it touch dry and join.
to my surprise this works really well on EPP foam...this anecdote is to prove my point that the glue will not solidify.

I have assembled my SW with this glue with excellent results (I had to because I ran out of the supplied glue which works in a similar way)

If you just applied the glue on one side and joined the surfaces immediately then the glue seems to take ages to dry. maybe wait a couple of days
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 05:10 AM
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I'm flying at 3.7kgs Weight is irrelevant provided you have enough thrust and have reinforced the critical areas.
All this talk of weight..just checked mine..all up 2.6kilo..& I thought mine was heavy..but it does leap into the air
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 06:27 AM
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How did you apply the glue? UHUPOR is a contact glue. normally you smear both sides, then wait until both surfaces are touch dry and you join the pieces together.
this glue just grabs the surfaces in contact without going solid.
for example there is a method that consists in making hinges with the glue itself. put a thin line of glue on the aileron edge that meets with the wing and the same on the wing. let it touch dry and join.
to my surprise this works really well on EPP foam...this anecdote is to prove my point that the glue will not solidify.

I have assembled my SW with this glue with excellent results (I had to because I ran out of the supplied glue which works in a similar way)

If you just applied the glue on one side and joined the surfaces immediately then the glue seems to take ages to dry. maybe wait a couple of days
Or if possible, pull the pieces apart and let them touch dry then put them together again.
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 04:19 PM
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I had a crash with my skywalker and had glued the pieces together with UhuPor. But after 1 1/2 day the glue is still not hard, and I'm not sure that it will work. Should I just wait one more day for the glue to be okay?
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How did you apply the glue? UHUPOR is a contact glue. normally you smear both sides, then wait until both surfaces are touch dry and you join the pieces together.<br />
this glue just grabs the surfaces in contact without going solid.<br />
for example there is a method that consists in making hinges with the glue itself. put a thin line of glue on the aileron edge that meets with the wing and the same on the wing. let it touch dry and join.<br />
to my surprise this works really well on EPP foam...this anecdote is to prove my point that the glue will not solidify.<br />
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I have assembled my SW with this glue with excellent results (I had to because I ran out of the supplied glue which works in a similar way)<br />
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If you just applied the glue on one side and joined the surfaces immediately then the glue seems to take ages to dry. maybe wait a couple of days

It seems to work now I think that I was a little too fast to put the pieces together and then I did not know that this glue will not go solid when it is dry.

- Kim -
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Old Aug 01, 2012, 06:52 PM
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So got my skywalker today, newest version that has cf rod in the wings that goes to about 8 inches from the wingtip. Then you have the cf spar that fits in the wing as well.
My issue is that there was some dented foam in one wing and near the tail.
What is the easiest way to get the dents out?
I have an iron, is that the best way, boiling water I heard?
Going to go with the OS 1200kv 3820 and a 60A eflite esc.
Will have to check out some of the FPV builds to see what guys have done.
I have a few things to put on it.
ezuhf diversity
fy31ap
immersion 600mW vTx
will go with sander style antenna
Don't know whether I should put the vTx out on the wing, and if so what do I put on the other side to balance it out.
I was thinking maybe the fy31 gps as it needs to face up as well.
Since I want to be able to ship this plane to Montreal for the FPV event in a few weeks, wondering how many guys glue the wing together or are fine with it being more transportable?
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