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Old Mar 29, 2011, 05:27 AM
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I am interested in pixim camera too.

I guess you have not receive your pixim camera, right?

That is great if you can share your camera test result.
No camera yet. I'll post a review on the camera megathread when get it.

kendall
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 09:52 AM
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Ok who got the Hobby King letter in the mail about how they're opening up store fronts in the US? I don't know whether I'm excited to do some local Hobby King shopping or whether I want to buy a franchise...somehow I don't see myself making a whole lot of money being a hobby store owner though
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Ok who got the Hobby King letter in the mail about how they're opening up store fronts in the US? I don't know whether I'm excited to do some local Hobby King shopping or whether I want to buy a franchise...somehow I don't see myself making a whole lot of money being a hobby store owner though
There is no faster way to suck the joy out of a hobby than trying to make a living at it.. For most people that is...
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 10:04 AM
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There is no faster way to suck the joy out of a hobby than trying to make a living at it.. For most people that is...
Amen!
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Old Mar 29, 2011, 10:51 AM
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So how many watts does the Skywalker need to climb out at 45 degrees?

I am speaking to those Skywalker owners who's AUW weight is 65 oz or less not the 100oz 600watt guys....lol

I am looking at the 3008-1220kv scorpion as an option, it produces 270 watts on 3s with a 9x6APC....

What do you guys that have a Skywalker think it needs to climb out well?

Thanks for your input

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Old Mar 29, 2011, 11:11 AM
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At 58-60oz my Swalkkyer will climb at about 45 degrees using the Scorpion 3008-28 1220kv
motor, on a 3S pack and using a 10x6 folder. I don't push it that hard continuously
for a long time though as that puts it on the edge of the motor's current rating.
I like this motor because it's really light, at 85g. Most of the other 1200ish Kv motors
of similar power, run 130-160g.

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Old Mar 29, 2011, 02:47 PM
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Oh...my apology to any hobby shop owners here, I only meant those comments in jest...there is no better support for the RC hobby than the online or local hobby shop!

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Old Mar 29, 2011, 05:17 PM
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I am interested in pixim camera too.

I guess you have not receive your pixim camera, right?

That is great if you can share your camera test result.
I purchased one as a sample around Christmas time, I was totally underwhelmed. With bright clouds overhead it couldn't bring the exposure down enough to show any more than a solid white sky, and the colors were odd no matter how they were adjusted. Typical of the CMOS sensors. After testing some of the Pixim based cameras, I have to say that there are many better cameras out there.
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Who's flown the longest TIME vice distance?

Thanks!

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Old Mar 30, 2011, 03:30 PM
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Who's flown the longest TIME vice distance?

Thanks!

Probably you or Daemon. Are we talking Skywalker or other?
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 03:35 PM
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Stupid (maybe) question: is this model capable of flight without the airelons? So a rudder only installation.
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 03:41 PM
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Stupid (maybe) question: is this model capable of flight without the airelons? So a rudder only installation.
Yes. IIRC, some people have already flown it without ailerons but you will have to read earlier pages of this thread.
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 03:43 PM
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Who's flown the longest TIME vice distance?
Thanks!
Time versus distance.. With no help from thermals or slope lift, I did about 13 miles in
the air during a 30 minute flight, using 3300mAh worth capacity on a 3S 4000mAh
battery pack. Since this plane can carry 8-10Ah of total capacity, it should be
possible to double that fairly easily.

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Stupid (maybe) question: is this model capable of flight without the airelons? So a rudder only installation.
It will turn with rudder only, but it handles like a super tanker that way.
It's much more responsive with ailerons. I'd pick ailerons-only over rudder-only.

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Old Mar 30, 2011, 07:46 PM
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Probably you or Daemon. Are we talking Skywalker or other?
I meant Skywalker...I'm trying to decide between it and a couple of other planes.

I'm looking for about 2 hours...which is what I got on my BWEZ... I'm looking for a plane that'll dash a bit faster...
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Old Mar 30, 2011, 08:37 PM
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I meant Skywalker...I'm trying to decide between it and a couple of other planes.

I'm looking for about 2 hours...which is what I got on my BWEZ... I'm looking for a plane that'll dash a bit faster...
I don't think the SkyWalker is going to 'DASH' anywhere very fast. I consider mine a slow moving slug that is very stable. Personally, I'm not even sure I'd want to put it through any higher G type manuevers (loops, rolls, etc). Someone already reported wing flap in a (high speed?) dive. I'll bank and yank the heck out of my (reinforced) EZ* though. As for 2 hours. Wow, that's quite some cruise time.The SW glides well, but I don't think you're going to get that kind of flight time unless you're hitting some good thermals. I lighter weight glider type would probably be better at that...at loss of the large cargo bay of the SW.
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