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Old Aug 05, 2010, 10:20 AM
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Will it be possible to see any videos recorded by an onboard cam? I really have big hopes on this one. Can't wait to see the results.
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Old Aug 05, 2010, 04:52 PM
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Camera mounted today also tipped the scales at 4.8 lbs with Camera and 4S 3200 mah battery. So we should be just under 5lbs TOW.

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Old Aug 05, 2010, 06:37 PM
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Camera mounted today also tipped the scales at 4.8 lbs with Camera and 4S 3200 mah battery. So we should be just under 5lbs TOW.


Lookin' good eyeinsky1...... can't wait to see the results


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Old Aug 05, 2010, 09:36 PM
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Watching my Favourite Channel today and recorded this clip of the nVader and designer Gary Gress on Discovery Channel "All things fly"

Good job Gary.

Discovery Channel nVader (5 min 4 sec)
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Old Aug 05, 2010, 10:28 PM
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Wow!
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Old Aug 06, 2010, 10:15 AM
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Thanks Jerry. And thank you for capturing and posting the clip. Much better quality than the one I snagged.

The segment was filmed in June 2007; the big plane you see is the very first eVader prototype. It's quite a bit bigger than the nVader, weighing 12 lbs vs. 4.

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Old Aug 06, 2010, 11:37 AM
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Cool slot, I look forward to seeing Johns fly over here in the UK
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Old Aug 06, 2010, 06:53 PM
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Gary

Great pictorial, I will post the video with the correct pitch gyro control when I get the rest of the gear. What do you think about the change?

Replace the helicopter landing gear with wheel. This gives the ship a wider stance and gives the trust vectoring servo some protection. Tomorrow we install the camera mount system.
The landing gear is looking excellent Jerry, it looks like it will remove the possibility of roll on take-off and landing as well as protecting the servo. I'm going to build and test mine stock first but will definitely going consider this as a first mod.

What about forward pitch? Without the heli gear up front it looks more prone to nosing in or is the aircraft balanced in such a way that this is unlikely?

My kit cleared customs yesterday (after the post service forgetting to tell me it had been held) so will finally be arriving early next week
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Old Aug 07, 2010, 08:17 PM
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Ready to fly tomorrow.

Finally got my stuff and rigged it up. Final ground test hope to test tomorrow.



nVader Ground Test II (1 min 27 sec)
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Old Aug 07, 2010, 08:50 PM
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looks good
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Old Aug 07, 2010, 09:41 PM
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I could not wait, so I flew it in the house. Here’s a little taste
nVader 600 Test Flight I (0 min 49 sec)

Not bad for the first flight.
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Old Aug 07, 2010, 10:35 PM
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 01:16 AM
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gettin' there . . . . set er' free .....

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Old Aug 08, 2010, 05:22 AM
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Jerry discussing nVader with supporters
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Old Aug 08, 2010, 12:08 PM
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Second flight test whent well till the end. I will post it now and give the details later when I have more time.

Enjoy
nVater 600 test flight II (1 min 50 sec)
she crashes well
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