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Old Mar 28, 2012, 01:00 AM
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Just thought I would share my first flight with the sky surfer.

http://youtu.be/y76eonT-PBw
Brilliant.. perfect landing too

To those discussing low V batteries - I use a battery alarm, set at 3.8v
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 01:51 AM
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sorry for asking this maybe-already-been-asked question. What is the ESC setting for the Bixler with stock motor, 2200 mah batt. Im using EMAX 40a ESC with programming card....the settings are:
Ok..the settings are:
1. brake type: Off/soft/hard
2. timming mode: low/mid/hi
3. cut off mode: soft cut/cut off
4. start mode: fast/soft/very soft
5. gov mode: OFF/gov-low/gov-hi
6. Li-XX cells: auto/2 cells/3cells/XX cells
7. cut off voltage: low/mid/hi
1. off
2. Low if using stock motor.
3. I prefer soft off
4. Fast.
5. I would say off.
6. Auto
7. High
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 02:37 AM
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 06:35 AM
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I don't like my lipos to go below 3.7v per cell at rest. I'm starting to get a pretty good feel for how much juice 2200mahs is in terms of throttle usage. Lately, I've been landing at around 3.6-3.9v per cell. I don't rely on timers because like others have said, a 2200 can last less than 10 min. I fact, I bet I could burn through a 2200 in a couple minutes at full throttle.
How do you test how much voltage per cell is left in a battery after a flight? What are some recommendations for a good piece of equipment to do this?
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 06:53 AM
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A battery meter (doubles as low voltage alarm)


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Old Mar 28, 2012, 09:22 AM
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Here is a cell tester from Common Sense RC

http://allaboutfunhobbies.com/store/...oducts_id/3260
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 09:55 AM
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How do you test how much voltage per cell is left in a battery after a flight? What are some recommendations for a good piece of equipment to do this?
This one won't bake a chocolate cake or get you to the finals of America's Got Talent, but does a good job for what you want at a low price.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...l_checker.html

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Old Mar 28, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Here is a really good one that lets you see the voltage of each cell at the same time. Unfoutunately they are sold out but they get these in often so it is worth keeping an eye out for one.

https://www.leaderhobby.com/product....=9394001226065
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 11:23 AM
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Does Spektrum have one you can mount to your radio like the FSky one??
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Hello Guys,

Im new on Rc Planes . Just got my Sky surfer this morning. After unboxing I notice the motor of the plane is not properly set " Not facing backward 100%. It's facing slightly on the right side. How can I adjust this? Or is this normal?

And about the glue. What glue should I use? Is elmer's glue good? Or Should I use mighty bond?


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Old Mar 28, 2012, 11:36 AM
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Does Spektrum have one you can mount to your radio like the FSky one??
I don't think so, and I'm pretty sure the dx8 is the only one with built in telemetry functionality. The telemetry module is probably really expensive too. At least you get one packaged with the dx8.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Hello Guys,

Im new on Rc Planes . Just got my Sky surfer this morning. After unboxing I notice the motor of the plane is not properly set " Not facing backward 100%. It's facing slightly on the right side. How can I adjust this? Or is this normal?

And about the glue. What glue should I use? Is elmer's glue good? Or Should I use mighty bond?


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It should point slightly right to cancel out the torque of the motor/prop

On glue.. hmm.. never used either of those I'm afraid
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Hello Guys,

Im new on Rc Planes . Just got my Sky surfer this morning. After unboxing I notice the motor of the plane is not properly set " Not facing backward 100%. It's facing slightly on the right side. How can I adjust this? Or is this normal?

And about the glue. What glue should I use? Is elmer's glue good? Or Should I use mighty bond?


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It's normal but unnecessary in my opinion. If you have a v4 you can use shims between the motor and firewall to get the angles you want. I personally took out all of the down and right angle out of mine when I upgraded my motor.
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 11:46 AM
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Thank you for the fast reply. Weeew! At least the motor is normal. I was thinking of adjusting it. But decided to post first before doing anything stupid about my SS. Btw how can I know if I got the SS v4?

What glue should I use BTW? I still dont have idea on these. We only have a few options here in the philippines when it comes to glue. Do I need a very strong glue?
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Old Mar 28, 2012, 11:52 AM
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I remember a tip not too long ago, to use a glue that can be dissolved later (like CA/superglue) with a solvent - means changing motors is easier.

I've also seen them held in with doublesided tape

Differences Between Version 1 (V1) And Version 2 (V2) Version 3 and Version 4 Sky Surfers:
1. V1 has black painted canopy. V2, V3, V4 have a clear canopy with pilot inside.
2. V1 has push rods on the outside of the fuselage. V2, V3. V4 push rods are on the inside.
3. V2, V3, V4 push rods are longer than V1 push rods. Contributed by belize pilot.
4. V1 had antenna exit hole in the bottom of the fuselage. V2, V3, and V4 has none.
5. V1 has a channel on the bottom to put in a CF tube. V2, V3, and V4 has none.
6. V2, V3, V4 is better reinforced inside the fuselage. See Pictures at the bottom of this post.
7. The new V1 has some changes just starting to show up. Contributed by Ron RC:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=3677


Also check/weigh the nose washers
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