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Old Jun 20, 2011, 11:48 PM
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For you guys that have HeadPlay goggles. Here is a battery mod I did. For some reason, the HeadPlay batteries suck. http://vimeo.com/25383083
Nice, too bad you dont show any details.
But I think this was done already on Headplay thread.
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 03:10 AM
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i don,t now

a big storm in my head now
i only did the best stuff in the sw

a f,ucking brokken wing,, can hurt a big guy like me

i go sleep now,and dream i burn all rc stuff

later rob

No, don't do that...


Last week I thought I was the stupidest SOB alive, because I was seeing all of these SkyWalkers fly, but couldn't get mine to.

This week, it's flying well, and I'm happy to be flying.


Keep at it.


Mike
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 04:06 AM
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whats WBPU ???
Now Im in trouble when my wife sees me cutting her tights
I think any tights would do?
Could you show the technique on some scarp?
Water Based Poly Urethane, its foam friendly, sets hard with the tights and is basically like glassing it without all the weight.

I went with 15 because its pretty thick, if you go too thin its not really strong enoungh and will crack really easy.

The technique is pretty straight forward, stretch the tights over, pin it to the fuse where you want. Apply a thin coat, wait 1 hour between coats till your happy.

You can then use alomst any paint you want if you wanted custom paintwork because your no longer spraying onto the foam anymore
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 06:28 AM
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WBPU is as described here;

"It's quite simply what you know as water based paint, sold in all hardware stores and a lot of larger supermarkets and stores"

http://www.pldaniels.com/flying/bals...yurethane.html

It does gets yellow when aged...
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 06:44 AM
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Jaybee's Skywalker FPV Wiring Diagram

Hey, all,

I'm currently sorting out the wiring on my Skywalker, looking to eliminate ground loops and such. I've drawn a diagram of the current setup, if it can be of use to anyone with a similar setup.



Also welcoming suggestions and/or feedback.

Jaybee!
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 07:23 AM
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My SW weighs 2.3kg

I know that the best motor for 3s SII-3014-1220KV (or Hyperion ZS3014-12), for 4s
SII-3014-1040 (or Hyperion ZS3014-14).

But sometimes I fly on 3S Lipo, Sometimes on 4S Lipo...
What engine should I choose?
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 09:14 AM
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My SW weighs 2.3kg

I know that the best motor for 3s SII-3014-1220KV (or Hyperion ZS3014-12), for 4s
SII-3014-1040 (or Hyperion ZS3014-14).

But sometimes I fly on 3S Lipo, Sometimes on 4S Lipo...
What engine should I choose?
I use a 3014-1220KV with 9x4.5 on 4S and 9x7.5 on 3S, so I have to change the prop when I switch batteries - probably not ideal. I also have to add that I did not maiden mine yet but the props were selected based on the Scorpion data chart from their website and should provide the most thrust for the required setup. I think it will be difficult to find a setup that will be efficient on both 4S and 3S without changing at least one other component (prop being the cheapest and easiest).
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 10:17 AM
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Here's video from Yesterday
SkyWalker FPV (3 min 2 sec)
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 10:56 AM
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Good job. Nice 4th flight!
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Water Based Poly Urethane, its foam friendly, sets hard with the tights and is basically like glassing it without all the weight.

I went with 15 because its pretty thick, if you go too thin its not really strong enoungh and will crack really easy.

The technique is pretty straight forward, stretch the tights over, pin it to the fuse where you want. Apply a thin coat, wait 1 hour between coats till your happy.

You can then use alomst any paint you want if you wanted custom paintwork because your no longer spraying onto the foam anymore

How much weight you adding by doing this?
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 11:43 AM
Whats the wrst that can happn?
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Ultimate SW Wing Mod

If you guys want your SW main wing to survive anything, the mod I did survived 100mph spiraling dive into Lake Michigan with NO DAMAGE!

Mod:
- Run two wooden spars (no CF to cause RF problems and no fiberglass because its too hard to find) across the top of each left and right wings about 3 inches apart from fuselage to wingtip (wings still remain in left and right halves for easy breakdown for transport)
- Run several strips of fibertape across the bottom of the wings from fuselage to wingtip
- Epoxy aluminum inserts into stock CF spars (almost full length of spars)

The fiber tape prevents the wing from bending upward while the wooden spars prevent the top of the wing from compressing in. And the aluminum inserts further support the CF spars if your SW is a little heavier or you're flying more aggressively

Crash vid...again!
NOTE: towards the end of the video before it is set down on the deck of the boat you can see the shadow of the SW in the water and the wings are fully intact
http://www.vimeo.com/24755130


Enjoy!
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 11:45 AM
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I dont know, but hardly any. Carrying a 5000mah 3S and 2200mah 3S it comes in at 2.4kg
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 11:57 AM
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I am so sick of this over concern about weight! If you want your SW to be as light as a fricken leaf and float along that's fine, but some of us like loading the crap out of it so its fast, strong and well equipped!

The SW is a bus that can handle just about any weight as long as you've reinforced it well and have an adequate motor...I'm at 3.4kgs and loving it

FYI 2x4500 4S and 1x1800 3S
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 12:05 PM
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The Phoenix II Project

Hi, this is my new version of the Skywalker "Phoenix II".

The Phoenix II Project

Coming soon FPV videos
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Old Jun 21, 2011, 12:10 PM
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I am so sick of this over concern about weight! If you want your SW to be as light as a fricken leaf and float along that's fine, but some of us like loading the crap out of it so its fast, strong and well equipped!

The SW is a bus that can handle just about any weight as long as you've reinforced it well and have an adequate motor...I'm at 3.4kgs and loving it

FYI 2x4500 4S and 1x1800 3S
Take a deep breath dude.
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