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Old Oct 16, 2012, 02:36 PM
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Guys,

Tomorrow will be my day.

I will start assemble my Skywalker, since February buying devices, electronics, etc... and now, stop shopping and start build.

I never seen a pic from all stuff without assemble.

So, I took a pic for someone that want inside in this "world of FPV", and know a little about this.

Take a look:
Tomorrow I comeback and share a new photo with all assembled.

Best Regards for All.
Good Luck for me !

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Old Oct 16, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Guys,

Tomorrow will be my day.

I will start assemble my Skywalker, since February buying devices, electronics, etc... and now, stop shopping and start build.

I never seen a pic from all staffs without assemble.

So, I took a pic for someone that want inside in this "world of FPV", and know a little about this.

Take a look:
Tomorrow I comeback and share a new photo with all assembled.

Best Regards for All.
Good Luck for me !
Nice pic! All the best with building! When do you think you'll be in the air?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 02:53 PM
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FA18 extended view of Space Shuttle Endeavour's flyover Southern California (15 min 11 sec)


Now how is THIS for a video link...
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 04:11 PM
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I see epoxy in that list.
Don't be using that for your plane.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 04:23 PM
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I see epoxy in that list.
Don't be using that for your plane.
+1

I used to use plenty of epoxy in my planes, but found out the glue that comes with skywalker is more than good.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:09 PM
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Nice pic! All the best with building! When do you think you'll be in the air?
I think Saturday. Tomorrow assembly, and Saturday Flight !
Thanks for comment !
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:12 PM
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I see epoxy in that list.
Don't be using that for your plane.
Hi Shadrack !

Wy not? A friend my, tell me that CA can 'melt'/'thaw' the depron, and the best glue for depron are Epoxy.

Can you help me ASAP with this? Or somebody? Tomorrow I need close the fuselage with some glue... I need the best for this...

I Think Epoxy just for links, not for fuselage... I`m wrong?

Thanks in advance !
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:49 PM
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This isn't depron, it is EPO foam.
Use the glue that came with it.
contact glue.
Do each side you need glued, very thin, and let it get tacky. They put together perfectly.
I use green masking tape to keep it tight till the next day.
You can also use CA and Kicker on EPO.
I have used both, and have a lot of flights on my plane.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 09:20 PM
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And don't forget the Dragon Link!

Woo hoooooooooo! Finally installed a Dragon Link in my 1900mm Skywalker!

I got 5km out on my first flight, without a single glitch!

Plugged it and played it right out of the box, more or less!

1) Calibrated
2) Changed ID
3) Binded
4) Installed
5) Micro-Power Range Checked
6) FLEW OUT TO 5km FIRST FLIGHT!

Yessssssssssss!

DragonLink RC System - 5km Distance for First FPV Test Flight! (13 min 16 sec)
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:17 PM
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Nice video.
Well done.
I'm not a dragonlink guy, but you did a good job of promoting them, and had a glitch free flight.
Like the comments and commentary at the end. May do something similar.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Woo hoooooooooo! Finally installed a Dragon Link in my 1900mm Skywalker!

I got 5km out on my first flight, without a single glitch!

Plugged it and played it right out of the box, more or less!

1) Calibrated
2) Changed ID
3) Binded
4) Installed
5) Micro-Power Range Checked
6) FLEW OUT TO 5km FIRST FLIGHT!

Yessssssssssss!

http://youtu.be/n9Vwv3XxFnI
Awesome, nice one, as always. I'm installing my UHF, but I'm getting glitches on micropower while next to the cameras, should I only build an extension for my UHF antenna or should the receiver move far away as well??
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:23 AM
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GoPro Hero 3 launching in 30 minutes! Who's getting one? 720p @ 120fps.

http://diydrones.com/profiles/blogs/...ource=activity
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:02 AM
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Can anyone please share some kind of camera pod design for the skywalker.
A cad file would be great, if not the mesures from the canopy will do.

thank you
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 05:28 AM
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Woo hoooooooooo! Finally installed a Dragon Link in my 1900mm Skywalker!

I got 5km out on my first flight, without a single glitch!

Plugged it and played it right out of the box, more or less!

1) Calibrated
2) Changed ID
3) Binded
4) Installed
5) Micro-Power Range Checked
6) FLEW OUT TO 5km FIRST FLIGHT!

Yessssssssssss!

http://youtu.be/n9Vwv3XxFnI
NIce video, really like the REWARD sign inside, is a safety way to find your aircraft if something goes wrong, probably if I fly over city I will do the same.

Mauro
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:59 AM
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http://www.hobbyking.com/buddy.asp?c...D-103D9FF9DF3E

Buddy code for SW battery 9.37$ lower.
5800 3s
sign in HK before you use the link or else you will see a price of 45.66 but the price will be 29.31
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