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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:12 PM
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Well the cat is gone. Was having some fun in 25mph wind and it got out of range about 500 feet up, 500 out, and it took itself over some apartments towards a mall. Looked for 2 hours. It was a good run. My first and only plane for almost 2 years. I feel like I mastered her! Never crashed it until today.


What a great bird. She will be missed.


Does that sound like the proper range or did the ar500 cause this?
Sorry for your loss, what type radio and receiver ?
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 02:38 PM
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Well the cat is gone. ...


Does that sound like the proper range or did the ar500 cause this?
Man, what a bummer. My son writes name and phone number on planes.

As for the range, there could be other factors that led to the loss than being out of range. 500 ft for an AR500 should be fine under normal conditions. Low battery, BEC circuit overloaded (hence a brown-out.) Motor failure, etc.. Who knows.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 04:43 PM
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Did you mount the ESC in the stock location, and can you post the weight of your battery if possible?
Yes ESC in stock location, Batteries weigh 6.65 to 6.75 oz. I painted wingtips which could provide a subtle change.....
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for the info, windrnone!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 04:48 PM
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We had the AR500 out as far out as we could see on an Apprentice, no problem......
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:04 PM
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You mentioned the plane flew over appartments and a mall (hopefully not south coast plaza!). It is possible interferrence from towers, like cell towers, tv stations and the like which might be the cause of sgnal loss? Were you flying near a lot of residential/commercial buildings/areas?

If i could only fly at crystal cove park...what a dream!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Tx is a dx6i and I had about 5 minutes on a 2200. We took my buddy's powered glider with a gopro on it to scan the roofs but the wind ripped one of his wings off. We got his plane back minus one of the wings.
I do feel like I got my $200 of fun out of her.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:17 PM
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$119 free shipping and an OrangeRX puts you back up!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:25 PM
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$119 free shipping and an OrangeRX puts you back up!
Just looked up the orange RX. Are they really $6? Are they decent? Also, $119? Where? I don't have any spare servos or ESCs.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 07:39 PM
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yea i bought my f4f for 119 pnp and put a orange rx haven't had any problems at all minus dumb thumbs on super windy days lol
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 08:30 PM
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Finally got my FPV Wildcat airborne.. what an experience.. flying this thing from the pilot seat! Dragging a wing inches from the ground. Amazing fun.

http://youtu.be/rSLTdushmFI?hd=1

The video has some FPV geekery and LOTS of sexxy Wildcat flyby's.. enjoy!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Also, $119? Where?
Try Ultimate Hobbies they're in your state but with sales tax and shipping it still comes out to only $116.65. Such a good deal, almost makes me want to buy a 2nd one.

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I don't have any spare servos or ESCs.
The plug-n-play version comes with servos and esc. The only things you need to fly it are a transmitter, receiver, battery and charger; all of which you should have except the receiver (unless you only had one battery for it).
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 08:54 PM
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Just looked up the orange RX. Are they really $6? Are they decent? Also, $119? Where? I don't have any spare servos or ESCs.
I have around 20 of them and have 100% confidence.
Some other people don't. To each his own.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...at-pnp-PKZ1975

That Ultimate Hobbies is a good deal if you're out of state.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 10:25 PM
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chicken sashimi.....that video is pure awesome. The music is great lol. I was smiling at my computer screen the entire 4min lmao!!!!
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 10:39 PM
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$119 free shipping and an OrangeRX puts you back up!
Best darn value on the RC planet right now. I'm thinking of buying another one and just storing it until I, er, um, like, uh, make a big mistake.
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