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Old Jun 06, 2011, 08:07 PM
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Saftey first!

I intended to fly under the approach to my local airport - several ponds and wetlands in the area so I contacted the tower and they gave me OK as long as I stayed under 50 meters and they also have my cellphone-number so they can contact me if I have to land. I told them I would most likely stay under 30meters anyway to get some decent pond-flying. To bad the wind was making a mess (choppy, windgusts)

This is the only part that is useful.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWy0w...layer_embedded


http://www.undcon.com/2011/06/06/fpv-video-slow-down/

I will come back here several times when there is less wind.
Nice smooth flying. That water looks very smooth also.
You have a good understanding regarding airport distance.
The approach altitude to a active airport looks like a wide funnel.
The closer you are the lower you need to be to be under that funnel slope. There are aviation maps that show this for different airports.
Take care,
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Actually, I meant to type "local hobby store".
Many place carry it online as well, usually in 36" or 48" lengths. I'd normally point ya at http://canuckenineering.com
but it's in the middle of a move right now.

ian
I assume this is what you're talking about:

http://www.hobbytown.com/Shop/fiberg...-strip-092x220

If so, that is what I used on my current SW. The only difference is that I didn't place them in line with one another on opposite sides of the tail surfaces. The I-beam analogy makes sense, though. I guess it will just be important to make sure that the strips aren't wide enough that, combined, they are the width of the stabilizer and meet in the middle.

-Taft
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 08:27 PM
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That's the stuff. I use flat 6mm x 1.5mm
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 09:41 PM
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I have a box of rubber bands made specifically for R/C planes, and I use those for the four extra, but I'm sure any strong rubber bands that are an appropriate size should work.

-Taft
Do you get them online? I'm lookin for some bands for my SW...
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:27 PM
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So I buckled and my Skywalker is on the way. I've decided on using 4s with a Scorpion 3014 830kv motor and I was wondering if I definitely should buy the matching esc or if I can get away with using 60amp sentry esc. Also i wanted to add landing gear what size would be appropriate for the skywalker?
What size prop are you planning to run on 4S?
The prop data charts for the Scorpion 830 kV motor indicates running up to a 11 inch prop. This will require a modified motor mount to fit the prop. Running smaller props may work but you may not get all the thrust you want/need.
Alternatively look at the 1040 kV motor. Prop size comes down to 10" or possibly 9".
The Scorpion ESC, although good, is not needed.
The TGY ESCs will work just fine and is a popular choice for the SW.
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Old Jun 06, 2011, 11:37 PM
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Do you get them online? I'm lookin for some bands for my SW...
Office supply store in your area should have some. If not your hobby shop will have them. I believe I picked up a box of #64's. I usually use them twice, then discard them.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXJC78&P=7

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXL434&P=7
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 12:06 AM
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What size prop are you planning to run on 4S?
The prop data charts for the Scorpion 830 kV motor indicates running up to a 11 inch prop. This will require a modified motor mount to fit the prop. Running smaller props may work but you may not get all the thrust you want/need.
Alternatively look at the 1040 kV motor. Prop size comes down to 10" or possibly 9".
The Scorpion ESC, although good, is not needed.
The TGY ESCs will work just fine and is a popular choice for the SW.
Thanks for the reply. I'm planning on using a larger prop on another plane im designing so i thought I could get away with using the lower kv since I'm probably not going to be spending much time at full throttle anyways. As for what prop it is going to spin, I'm might use maybe an APC 10X7E and raise the mount a bit. Has anyone tried using a 11" prop?
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 01:48 AM
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You should use a minimum of four. I always use eight. I have a box of rubber bands made specifically for R/C planes, and I use those for the four extra, but I'm sure any strong rubber bands that are an appropriate size should work.

-Taft
Thanks

I thought that two rubber bands was enough. Next time I'll use four.
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 02:30 AM
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[QUOTE=wtl0715;18434008]

I've tried 2 x 3S 2200mAh packs in parallell and flies for about 30 minutes in some wind. With a 4S 5000mAh 20c you fly up to 1 hour.

1) Strengthen wings
I used packingtape and fibertape around the edges of the wing
2) Redo aileron hinges
Cut them out and use the packingtape method. Search this forum
3) Strengthen vertical stab
I put in a carbon rod before glueing the two parts together.
4) Reinforce elevator
I used packingtape.
5) Redo elevator hinge
Cut them out and use the packingtape method

What else?

I've put on landing gear, but have also strenghten the nose with a layer of glasfiber and epoxy. I had a hard landing and the plane had a knock on the nose and there was just a few scratches on the epoxy. I've also strenghten the back part of the plane this way since i have no tailwheel.

Jorn
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 05:03 AM
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Thanks

I thought that two rubber bands was enough. Next time I'll use four.
Use the four large ones supplier with the kit and two extra for some safety margin. I put the 4 large ones fore and aft along the chord, then use the two additional ones diagonally to make sure none of the four pop-off too easily. I have done loops, rolls, steep turns, spiral dives and the wing stayed where it was.
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 12:58 PM
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Is anyone familiar with an aftermarket motor mount for the SW? I used to have an EZ* mount that allowed the motor to run a larger prop, and I would like to do that with the SW. I would also like to avoid cutting into the boom.

-Taft
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 01:01 PM
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I just glued the stock mount in, sanded a bit of the foam around it, and attached another piece of wood (about 1/4 ply) and used that to raise it up. I'll see if I can find a picture of someone who did that....
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 01:02 PM
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Here is one example, just add to it the height you need. Make sure to screw and glue it in. -Tyler

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=4038609
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Here is one example, just add to it the height you need. Make sure to screw and glue it in. -Tyler

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/attac...mentid=4038609
flyboy 321 - Thanks for posting the pics. I noticed you had a landing gear on yours, if you don't mind me asking.... where did you purchase the landing gear from? Thanks
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Old Jun 07, 2011, 02:45 PM
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Use the four large ones supplier with the kit and two extra for some safety margin. I put the 4 large ones fore and aft along the chord, then use the two additional ones diagonally to make sure none of the four pop-off too easily. I have done loops, rolls, steep turns, spiral dives and the wing stayed where it was.
All four diagonally, supplies more tension than two diagonal and two straight (shorter distance).

ian
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