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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:53 PM
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Skyfuns can go very fast. Mine screams up to about 180km/h at the moment through the goggles. I need to double check this with a radar gun sometime because that figure is coming from my RVOSD gps and im not sure how accurate it is. Whatever it is doing its very fast and heaps of fun!!! The best thing is you can slow it down too and cruise around gently.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Well I know many of you have faster setups than this- but you may enjoy this video as I bust my speed cherry- I have been primarily flying Radian sailplanes and Easystars with an occasional warbird flight- rarely going over 50mph or so unless in a dive...

I will put some cams on the plane this weekend- was hesitant to do it on the Skyfun \ Microdan maiden... As My buddy Eckace tells me- I think you are hooked on speed now..

Hobby King Skyfun 100mph Maiden (3 min 47 sec)
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 07:21 AM
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Where is the the CG on this bird? i just started everything up and there is a noise from the servos, sounds like they are singing... using http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=16342 whats the problem?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:15 AM
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timtimtim, cg is best when plane balances with your fingertips at the FRONT of the finger hold cutouts.

Your singing servo issue is due to the fact you run digital servos. All digital servos make a buzzing/singing sound when they are pushing slightly. Its normal, but not desirable. The corona servos are great IMO, just throw the plane, and fly it!
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 11:51 AM
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timtimtim, cg is best when plane balances with your fingertips at the FRONT of the finger hold cutouts.

Your singing servo issue is due to the fact you run digital servos. All digital servos make a buzzing/singing sound when they are pushing slightly. Its normal, but not desirable. The corona servos are great IMO, just throw the plane, and fly it!
Okay thanks =) whats the difference between digital and analog servos? and is 6x4 prop the best? im a little worried about my fingers, is it hard to throw?
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Digital servos tend to have better accuracy and resolution. I find they operate smoother. Analog servos typically use less power.

Depending on your motor setup, 6x4 is what I use with good success.

I have never had a problem with the prop when using the finger holds. Toss it like a paper airplane at a 25-30* angle with full throttle, and it will just go...

Here is a video from my buddies plane. I am in the yellow shirt, launching my skyfun at the very start. (my buddy chashed into me)
crashday (1 min 44 sec)


And, my version of the same event from my cam:
Mid-Air Collisions (2 min 49 sec)
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Nice! Got it, just added som cf for the wings so now its time for maiden i request good Weather
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 05:08 PM
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i request good Weather
Permission Granted.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 06:57 PM
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what happend to his plane?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 02:08 PM
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That motor comes with an adapter, but its always good to have extra. 4mm i believe. Do not use stock servos. Choose an esc over 40a with that motor.
how about this adapter? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Type_4MM.html what props do you recommend? also what glue do you guys use for fasten the servos?
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 03:21 PM
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what happend to his plane?
He knocked the nose off his plane, his flight cam was attached to it...


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how about this adapter? http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Type_4MM.html what props do you recommend? also what glue do you guys use for fasten the servos?
The one you listed will work well. I like APC 6x4e or 6x5e (electric) props.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:14 PM
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This plane has been out of stock for months!

Guess i'll just go with a Funjet.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:17 PM
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This plane has been out of stock for months!

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Say it isn't so....need to replace my broken frame, and did see they were out of stock.

I guess I'll take the lemonade perspective...must be getting stock very soon then
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 05:51 PM
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according to hobbyking it will be back in stock within 10 days.
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Old Nov 20, 2012, 06:41 PM
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according to hobbyking it will be back in stock within 10 days.
lol it said that a month ago.
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