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Old Aug 07, 2011, 08:29 PM
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cool, you got yourself a sort-of naca duct.
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Old Aug 07, 2011, 08:40 PM
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For those interested, a plastic spoon cut in half makes for great cooling intakes. I attached them with hot glue. The top scoop cools the esc and the bottom cools the RVOSD5. Before the OSD would hit 112-degrees. After cutting the scoop, it stays around 89 degrees.
Good Idea, I like.. I like
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Old Aug 07, 2011, 08:45 PM
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So...... where can we get that SW ?

BevRc and LowpriceRC ?

Bevrc is out of stock, any other place worth buying from ?
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 01:03 AM
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Did you embed the tx in the wing or just tape it to the outside? Check out this info from Crist http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1309106

Wonder if drag caused the issue?

i embed the tx into the wing and used 800mw
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 01:35 AM
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let me tell again what i did.
Christ rigotti put his tx Below wing. I put it in the same position but above. embedded into the wing with Cloverleaf antenna.
so i make a demo flight just like that. The plane bang to the right when i throw it into the air. but i manage to land it.
After that i put some weight 60gr to the other wing to balance the wing i put it below left wing.
so i make a demo flight and this time it was realy hard to turn right or left , it was stack to go straight, i was lucky again and manage to land it
this happen maybe because i put the weight below the left wing and not above ,like i did in tx wing? i dont know.
i better move that tx to safe in front position , but it is realy cool to keep it into the wing.
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 01:59 AM
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Let me guess.
High pressure system near Redding California?
Possibly around the central valley.
Nice flying.
Actually this is in the Bay area, more precisely, RC flying field in Ranch San Antonio, close to Cupertino, CA.

Glad you like it.

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Old Aug 08, 2011, 06:14 AM
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let me tell again what i did.
Christ rigotti put his tx Below wing. I put it in the same position but above. embedded into the wing with Cloverleaf antenna.
so i make a demo flight just like that. The plane bang to the right when i throw it into the air. but i manage to land it.
After that i put some weight 60gr to the other wing to balance the wing i put it below left wing.
so i make a demo flight and this time it was realy hard to turn right or left , it was stack to go straight, i was lucky again and manage to land it
this happen maybe because i put the weight below the left wing and not above ,like i did in tx wing? i dont know.
i better move that tx to safe in front position , but it is realy cool to keep it into the wing.
OK reading this makes me thing the following.
1) Are you on 1.2GHz VTX if so, the cloverleaf antenna at the wing tip would be a massive drag. I use my VTX following the same way as Crist Rigotti but I use an inverted Vee at the wing tip, so minimum drag here.

2) My SW also had problems being lazy on the turns, I cured it by sealing the gap between aileron and wing with tape, by introducing differential aileron (moves more UP than down) and by mixing rudder with ailerons.

Mine turns on a sixpence
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 07:00 AM
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i'll put in the standard place behind the motor. and i will fill the gap i made to wing with some lightweight putty
Back to the basics!!
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 07:17 AM
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So...... where can we get that SW ?
$89 at readymaderc.com... and in appears to be in stock..

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Old Aug 08, 2011, 07:19 AM
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My bad, out of stock ..
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 07:28 AM
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i saw somewhere that HK will have it soon
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 11:03 AM
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This morning started off really well the sun was shinning with very little wind so it looked to be a great day to fly. Unfortunately I made a couple of mistakes. First mistake forgot to charge the batteries in my goggles so a minute into the flight the warning light comes on telling me to land. 2nd mistake instead of landing I talk my buddy into taking the controls instead of landing. 3rd mistake not making sure he had control of the plane. Last mistake forgetting we were flying with another plane that looks like mine. My buddy was trying to fly the plane but of course he was looking at the wrong one and mine ended up crashing hard. Not his fault totally mine. Looks like I'll have to buy a new one when they come back in stock.

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autx !! i'm sorry ...
great vid anyway!
high video quality and very stable !
how is your setup ?
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 01:18 PM
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For those interested, a plastic spoon cut in half makes for great cooling intakes. I attached them with hot glue. The top scoop cools the esc and the bottom cools the RVOSD5. Before the OSD would hit 112-degrees. After cutting the scoop, it stays around 89 degrees.
Looks great! I've got a pair of spoons waiting to be placed into my build as well. Love the freebie build parts.
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 01:24 PM
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bevrc is out of skywalkers, who else has them in-stock?!
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 01:37 PM
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Just a heads up to all you wing-mount tx guys... placing weight on a long moment arm like that will make roll rate sluggish. Maybe this is good? I guess it would make it more stable, anyway.
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