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Old Jun 24, 2010, 05:44 PM
More props are better than One
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Does that mean the motor can't ever be removed after the plate is glued on?
Yep you would have to rip the motor mount off the plane to remove the motor. Take it brushless motors don't need much maintenance but I like to be able to remove my motor if I like...


I have my plane on order along with a DX210, I will mount it up high on the canopy so I can mount a GoPro Hero HD out on the nose to get a good clear view.

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the bearing pops out.
How about a little thin CA? that could hold the bearing and the shaft...
will CA stick to the shaft? I will just use JB
How about a little blue loctite on the bearing sleeve, making sure not to get it oh the sides of the bearing. CA for me is just a little risky that it may seep onto the rollers inside.
It all comes down to what works best for you.



This should give you a better Idea on how to swap the shaft around on a Turnigy Motor
I have done this but I use a vise with slow even pressure. And if I do any grinding a wet a paper towel works good just poke a hole in it and slide it over the shaft so not to get metal filings in the magnet area. Plus the wet towel keeps heat from building on the shaft as much.

Converting your Turnigy Motor to a Pusher Mount
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 06:49 PM
Mikrokopter Australia ;-)
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Yeah, 4 cells just make sense. More power, less amps. I also use a 12v cam/transmitter, i just plug it into the balance plug making sure it hooks up to 12v. The transmitter works best with the antenna straight. So you could put it underneath the wing, or along side the fuse.
When you say better view, i sort of understand, camera on top. For me this is just no good, the drag and efficiency of the plane will drop. I will be making the camera fit in that nice clear pod.
This is how my 6ft UAV Wing is set up, it works well. I notice when you bend the antenna, the video reception is reduced. Looking forward to seeing the Skywalker on Monday
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 06:55 PM
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with the camera on top you wont ever see the VERY slight increase in drag....the advantages are worth it , better view and less dew ,grass, buggs,trees,walls,cars......in your camera lens....dont work for inverted landings though......
Ian
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 06:58 PM
First to go over 106K feet
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Has anybody noticed that the LE of the stab is almost flat?
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 07:48 PM
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Vertical or horizonal?
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 07:55 PM
First to go over 106K feet
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Vertical or horizonal?
Oops! Horizontal stab LE.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 07:56 PM
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Has anybody noticed that the LE of the stab is almost flat?
True. I have it in front of me and did not notice at first, but after looking closely I think I am going to sand it to make it more sharp.
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 10:21 PM
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True. I have it in front of me and did not notice at first, but after looking closely I think I am going to sand it to make it more sharp.
Still flies like a dump truck!
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 10:22 PM
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I'm not sure if this has been asked before but has anybody made the wing a 2 piece affair AKA Easy Star besides Sander? I would think that I could get away with just sliding in the CF tubes into thier EPO pockets. Adding some reinforced strapping tape on the bottom too? Maybe the all up weight precludes me from doing this. Opinions?
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 02:40 AM
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In my opinion you don't need to glue both wing halves together since the strength of the wing is in the CF tubes.
The slot on the fuselage will even keep the wings together.

Following the thread there has been a lot said about wings breaking up, so I added CF strips as per Sander recommendation.
However, ever fibre of my body says the wings are just fine as they are.

the issue is how much load weight you put in this plane... If you pack it full of batteries and other electronics and gopro cameras or camcorders, I think you might get into a scenario where the stresses of a high G manoeuvre might cause structural failure.

In my opinion the best thing to do to this plane is modify the nose by extending it
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Old Jun 25, 2010, 09:00 AM
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In my opinion you don't need to glue both wing halves together since the strength of the wing is in the CF tubes.The slot on the fuselage will even keep the wings together.
Following the thread there has been a lot said about wings breaking up, so I added CF strips as per Sander recommendation.
However, ever fibre of my body says the wings are just fine as they are.
the issue is how much load weight you put in this plane... If you pack it full of batteries and other electronics and gopro cameras or camcorders, I think you might get into a scenario where the stresses of a high G manoeuvre might cause structural failure. In my opinion the best thing to do to this plane is modify the nose by extending it
I think you are right about the wing. I did my wing last night, and only put 1 spar in each side. The fuselage will hold the wing together very well.
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I'm not sure if this has been asked before but has anybody made the wing a 2 piece affair AKA Easy Star besides Sander? I would think that I could get away with just sliding in the CF tubes into thier EPO pockets. Adding some reinforced strapping tape on the bottom too? Maybe the all up weight precludes me from doing this. Opinions?
I did my wing the same way I do Easy* wings. I did have a heck of a time sliding them apart, they fit tight adding tape will not be needed, the fuselage holds them together.
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Still flies like a dump truck!
I will be using it as a dump truck... hauling lots of gear. My sports car is the Easy*. Every plane has its use thats why we need so many.
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How about a little blue loctite on the bearing sleeve, making sure not to get it oh the sides of the bearing. CA for me is just a little risky that it may seep onto the rollers inside.It all comes down to what works best for you.
This should give you a better Idea on how to swap the shaft around on a Turnigy Motor I have done this but I use a vise with slow even pressure. And if I do any grinding a wet a paper towel works good just poke a hole in it and slide it over the shaft so not to get metal filings in the magnet area. Plus the wet towel keeps heat from building on the shaft as much.
I did see that video... If I ever have something I need information on I go to YouTube. There is always a video that shows how someone did it.
I found a 4mm collar in my motor parts box. that way I can still take it apart.
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 03:05 AM
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My setup:

Himax 3510-1100kv with APC 10x5

Kx191
Rvosd Gen4
TXv 900mhz 800mW
Long Range Rx v4.02

2x 3s 4400mah
1x 3s 1000mah







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First Flight with SkyWalker on Vimeo
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 04:11 AM
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My setup:

Himax 3510-1100kv with APC 10x5

Kx191
Rvosd Gen4
TXv 900mhz 800mW
Long Range Rx v4.02

2x 3s 4400mah
1x 3s 1000mah







Video:

First Flight with SkyWalker on Vimeo

I think the whole weight of your skywalker have been exceed 2kg,
Good flight!
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 04:58 AM
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I think the whole weight of your skywalker have been exceed 2kg,
Good flight!
Weigh almost 2.2 kg
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Old Jun 26, 2010, 06:24 AM
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Nice flying Neo. Very smooth. You should consider putting a Gopro HD on the nose. You could make some very nice videos with your smooth piloting skills.
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