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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:33 AM
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fast low and tight ! great video ! I think I saw a deer at 1:38
Look again. I counted 13 deer in this vid.

ian
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:36 AM
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I am still using the original grey knitted fabric band that came with my Skywalker (v3). It's made from elastic material similar to that sweatpants and boxer shorts have in the waist to keep them around waist...

The loop is closed with staples under a piece of clear heat shrink and it's long enough to reach front to back around the retaining rods and then back crossed over from side to side.

You can see it here:






No issues what-so-ever with it for many hours of flying during the last two years.

/Dimitrios
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 12:03 PM
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There are people that use 2 loops of velcro. I have changed to a SIG 67 rubber band. What seems to happen so much is that all of a sudden there is a massive pitch change (which is usually the wing lifting) and then there is a problem.
I don't think the wings snap as much as people would like to think.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 04:38 PM
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This is LFLotito, he is from Rio and spend some time in my city Fortaleza, this footage was at Beach Park, a beach close to the city. He is responsable for me to get into FPV. Go to his Youtube page and you will see a lot of more beutifull videos, here:http://www.youtube.com/my_subscripti...yL6DbBEGHTj3B4

Mauro

hehehe...
i've this beach park video downloaded in my phone ! im jumping to FPV and LFLotito is the responsable too !! ...
its a impressive video ... i choose the Skywalker because of this video...
I'dont know his exact plane configuration...

Thankx LFLotito ! hehe
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 05:15 AM
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hehehe...
i've this beach park video downloaded in my phone ! im jumping to FPV and LFLotito is the responsable too !! ...
its a impressive video ... i choose the Skywalker because of this video...
I'dont know his exact plane configuration...

Thankx LFLotito ! hehe
Actually this video
FPV @ Mucuripe and secret beach (5 min 10 sec)
was responsable for me to get in. This is actually in town beach and I was impressed with it.
We have to make him responsable for this....

Mauro
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Actually this video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfY4MRgjAJc was responsable for me to get in. This is actually in town beach and I was impressed with it.
We have to make him responsable for this....

Mauro
Great vid too ...

parabens e obrigado !! hehe
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 02:08 PM
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Well I had a new SW fuse (version 1) in the closet for extra parts and decided it was time to scrap the old fuse I had for the last 3 years and replace it...keeping the original wings though

New: Scorpion 3026-12 motor with 12x6 prop...yes, you can fit a 12in prop on the SW
- And CF reinforced tail and boom
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Look again. I counted 13 deer in this vid.

ian
My brother in law asked me to help him spot game in Namibia using my FPV setup. Quite keen to see if it can work out. Just trying to figure out how to pack my Skywalker so it can travel the 2000km and back with 4 people's baggage...

I could always FPV it up from the back seat...
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:36 PM
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Toyota Hilux...

I'll drive!
hehe bring n' FPV
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:47 PM
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I could always FPV it up from the back seat...
LOL ! Or velcro it under the wing ?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Well I had a new SW fuse (version 1) in the closet for extra parts and decided it was time to scrap the old fuse I had for the last 3 years and replace it...keeping the original wings though

New: Scorpion 3026-12 motor with 12x6 prop...yes, you can fit a 12in prop on the SW
- And CF reinforced tail and boom
Wow, that's a large prop. Does it increase the performance a lot?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:54 PM
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LOL ! Or velcro it under the wing ?
hehe no it'll mess up my CG
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Well I had a new SW fuse (version 1) in the closet for extra parts and decided it was time to scrap the old fuse I had for the last 3 years and replace it...keeping the original wings though

New: Scorpion 3026-12 motor with 12x6 prop...yes, you can fit a 12in prop on the SW
- And CF reinforced tail and boom
What kind of antennas are these on top of the wings?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 04:02 PM
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I'm not as concerned about cruising performance as much as I am with launch performance and this power setup (motor, batt, prop) is rated for 2.7kgs of thrust which should be more than enough for a fast and steep climb

Although am considering a folding prop for cruising efficiency.


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Wow, that's a large prop. Does it increase the performance a lot?
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