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Old Sep 02, 2011, 02:04 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM2-6qoMkbo

Here is a video I made last weekend of Avropilot's skywalker filmed from my skywalker. Any ideas on how to make them more visible to each other while flying FPV? It was very hard to find each other and then if the plane we were watching went above the horizon it disappeared into the white sky.[/QUOTE]

I always use Krylon on my wings, with the blue painters tape. Pull tape off as soon as you lightly spray the wing.

My suggestion is to paint one of the plane in black.
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 04:02 AM
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My suggestion is to paint one of the plane in black.
In my oppinion dark (black for example) on the undrside, and bright (red or yellow for example) is what works best
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 04:42 AM
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BEVRC has the Skywalker V5's in stock
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 04:43 AM
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New little movie from my side..

Just practicing some FPV flying.
(about 4th time now in FPV airplane)

Great experience!!
Skywalker flies nice!

http://vimeo.com/28492193
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 05:09 AM
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yes brazil post system is super slow .... better to select DHL or FEDEX or something like that... EMS uses normal post system, so even if its fast to brazil , it takes forever to reach your adress.
Also there are alot of "missing" packages in brazil...
You know what I am talking about, actually the post office is fast but when hit at customers, you will have to wait until they feel like charge or not taxes from you and they don't even have a time-line to do it, it can take 1 day up to 3 months and you can not complain about it. This is Brazil.....
That is why now I got 2 Skywalker's and defelly I will have to pay 60% over price and shipping
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 05:37 AM
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Nice little Mountain flight yesterday

FPV over Coldwater Canyon (5 min 5 sec)
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 07:15 AM
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Nice vid wep.
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 07:45 AM
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nice vid wep.
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 10:32 AM
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So the difference is only a longer carbon fiber tube in main wings??
nothing else??
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FPVHobby have it, v5 version looks like.
http://www.fpvhobby.com/24-168-cm-wi...-airplane.html

Since I ordered this morning and sent an email with the question when will it be dispatched and still didn't get any response, they might be going step a head before its even actually available.
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Ok just bought this 3 axis camera gimbal with the FY20A for camera stabilization for the SW...has anyone else tried something like this, would love to hear/see examples? I'm going to put a GoPro and FPV cam on the mount.

Will have to cut off a good portion of the nose/canopy to fit it and then will play with battery locations and CG...batts under gimbal, under wing, attached to wings in pods etc). Then will have to extend out some sort of support frame to suspend it from...maybe 3 honkin rods like the heli's do or maybe some sort of ply structure.

http://shop.xaircraftusa.com/Alware-...AL330XA3CM.htm
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 11:46 AM
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I could be mistaken, but I think the Skywalker is the wrong platform for that unit. Its gonna be heavy with all that camera/servo/g10 up front.

Might I suggest something a little more apt to carrying that weight?
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 12:19 PM
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I always use Krylon on my wings, with the blue painters tape. Pull tape off as soon as you lightly spray the wing.
I was thinking of paining some stripes on the wings like you have done. I have a Radian Pro and I can look up and spot it much easier than the skywalker due to the black stripes on the bottom of the wings. Is the regular krylon safe to use on the foam? Or do I need to get a special kind?
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 12:33 PM
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The gimbal is only an extra 175gs with servos...the skywalker can easily handle that extra weight...I have flown at 3.4kgs and the SW performed great. I already have the weight of GoPro on the nose and then would only be adding the weight the extra 175gs plus the FY20A which is maybe 10-20gs.

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I could be mistaken, but I think the Skywalker is the wrong platform for that unit. Its gonna be heavy with all that camera/servo/g10 up front.

Might I suggest something a little more apt to carrying that weight?
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 06:53 PM
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Might I suggest something a little more apt to carrying that weight?
This is a case where 1 picture does NOT equal 1,000 words. What IS that? Looks like a nice big stable FPV platform that can (must, actually) ROG. Looks like it could take a G20? OT, but I'm interested.
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Old Sep 02, 2011, 06:59 PM
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Here is my new toy !

Ready for maiden tomorrow morning, will work on the the pan tilt this weekend and also the paint , the winf is done and i will do as the photoshop version in the last picture i think.









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