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Old Nov 07, 2010, 03:21 PM
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Anyone received one yet?? I'm busting to see what she's like!!
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 01:31 PM
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No build pictures, flight reports or video yet?
What's taking so long?
Mine was shipped today
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 01:39 PM
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No build pictures, flight reports or video yet?
What's taking so long?
Mine was shipped today
very close to take off ..... just finished the build ..... need some weather now .... past few days have hardly allowed us out the front door let alone fly ....
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 04:20 PM
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very close to take off ..... just finished the build ..... need some weather now .... past few days have hardly allowed us out the front door let alone fly ....
Well is your camera broke?
Let's see some pictures.
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 03:53 AM
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Hey hobie14.. looking forward to the flight report. got any pics, any build problem stories... how's she looking so far?
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 06:10 AM
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very close to take off ..... just finished the build ..... need some weather now .... past few days have hardly allowed us out the front door let alone fly ....
please share your setup

thanks!
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 10:19 AM
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please share your setup

thanks!
Just back from flying .... eight 10 minute flights .... all went well .... will give data etc later today ....
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 03:39 PM
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So first flight this morning ...... approx ten minutes

simulated camera gear weight of 215g ......

3 cell lipo 3000 mAh 238g ......(this size for six flights)
3 cell lipo 3300 mAh 275g ...... (last two flights)
I need this lipo size to get the C of G .....

motor Turnigy 2217 16turn 1050kv 23A Outrunner
(24A 270 watts - you dont need anything like WOT)
10 x 4.7 SF prop
40A Plush Esc
Futaba 2.4 tx/Rx
Hitec 65HB tail servos (because I had them) servos are both up with the fuse ......
TGY 380MG Ailerons (because I had them)
Gorilla glue used for CF boom to Fuse bond ..... Cyno used for most other bonds .... I hot glued the servos and holders to the boom ......

dry fit everything first .... there are a couple of things that can catch you out .....

Not completely happy with the C of G yet but I found the 3300 lipos on the last two flights much better so I might balance the 3000's up to 275g and see how they do

all flights (eight of them) were 10 to 12 minutes each ..... I just felt comfortable with this elapsed time and found consumption indicated by charging to be 1000 mAh to 1300 mAh ....

The idea was to throw the plane off a 1200 foot mountain (ok - a 1200ft hill) with a safe launch ...... simulated all up weight ..... fly around for ten minutes or so and get some confidence in the planes ability ..... bring it in safely ..... plane passed in all respects ......

A simple head cam video will be up in 20 minutes or so .....

ps. I was flying another plane later in the day and got attacked (the plane I mean) by a fully mature Golden Eagle ..... RC can be a tough game!!!!!! .....

Hobby King EPP FPV First flight 14/11/10 (11 min 34 sec)
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Old Nov 14, 2010, 11:14 PM
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Looks good. I like it. That is a nice place to fly. I would likely crash because my ADHD would kick in and I would lose track of my plane because I would be looking at the landscape.
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 12:46 AM
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Looks like it can fly very slow, thanks for putting up the vid.

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Old Nov 15, 2010, 02:08 AM
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Thanks for the report.
How did you find it to handle wind? Slowflight? More weight? Do you think it could handle 1KG of cargo, above the flight battery's weight?
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 05:57 AM
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Thanks for the report.
How did you find it to handle wind? Slowflight? More weight? Do you think it could handle 1KG of cargo, above the flight battery's weight?
I kg is a lot ..... I think you would have to do some trials to check that out ..... gut feeling, its too much (for my motor) but its a big wing area and with adequate power to get you up its possible .....

you can try it ..... I wont .....
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 06:14 AM
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thanks for video.
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 06:58 AM
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thanks for video.
your welcome ....
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Old Nov 15, 2010, 07:12 AM
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That thing looks like it flys great and you can't beat the price and simplicity of the build.
Thanks for the info and the video.
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