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Old Oct 05, 2012, 08:15 AM
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To you expert flyers out there, How do I flip and roll my witespy quadrino? I can;t quite get it done in att mode.
I turn off all stabilization features when I to do aerobatics. (See my post at https://ibm.biz/BdxYKp)

In my opinion, trying to fly acrobatically with stabilization features on results in a very unnatural feel to the quad: for fast forward flight, turning, and certainly doesn't work for loops flips and rolls.

The primary challenge I've had is with maintaining orientation when doing aerobatics.

One last comment. The simulator is your friend. It's not nearly as much fun as real world flying but it can improve your skills greatly without incurring the cost and inconvenience of crashes. I use the Phoenix flight simulator. It includes a quad in its lineup of aircraft.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 05:20 PM
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Well, I got my new carbon fiber legs, I went and just replaced all of them and put the shocks on them as planned. Maybe it will help with the occasional hard landings!? I also like the added extra height! Here's a couple of pics:

They look like they are straight up & down in the pics but they are at an angle.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Well, I got my new carbon fiber legs, I went and just replaced all of them and put the shocks on them as planned. Maybe it will help with the occasional hard landings!? I also like the added extra height! Here's a couple of pics:

They look like they are straight up & down in the pics but they are at an angle.
Looks very cool!!
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 07:36 PM
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Looks very cool!!
Thank you!
Here is a couple more pics with a little better angle to get an idea what I did. I used rubber tubing at the top for center spacing and just the rubber washers on bottom for its spacing.
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Old Oct 05, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Those shocks look sweet =)

Can anyone tell me (as Ive been to the hardware store twice now), what size nylocks I need for the standard black motors on the 450? I have tried 5mm and 6mm. 5 seems too tight and 6 is way loose.

Thanks

**EDIT** it is the 5mm ones, I was just being too cautious with my new machine!

After all, its still got that new quad smell!
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 12:30 AM
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All ready to go! Just waiting for the weather

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Old Oct 06, 2012, 06:27 AM
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Those shocks look sweet =)
Thank you!

I snagged 'em from an RC parts truck.
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 06:29 AM
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All ready to go! Just waiting for the weather

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Old Oct 06, 2012, 10:48 AM
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I weighed it this morning, now mind you, this is with a 10oz heavier battery than what was sent with it! It came with a 2200 mah 3s, 25-50c nano-tech and I weighed it with a 6000 mah 3s, 25-50c nano-tech! It came to roughly 48.48oz which equates to 3.03 lbs!
Just for anyones info be it may.
I just weighed the quad just a min ago to see what type of weight the shocks & rubber top spacers added.
I quoted my entry about the last time I weighed it, it has the 6000mah lipo like before but with added shocks & spacers.
Prior to shocks with the 6000mah lipo it weighed a whopping 48.48oz approx.
with the additions it came to 50.79oz, an extra 2.31oz! That ain't bad, I can always put a smaller lipo on so that's no biggie! 3.17 lb 4 bladed mower! look out!
Really though I am a very cautious flyer, never attempting anything beyond my scope (purposefully) around people or property!
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 12:05 PM
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Man Quad

I'm sure you've all seen this? This is awesome, The future of civilian flying!!! I would do it, once it's gone through all of its testing and want not!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L75ESD9PBOw
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 12:22 PM
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I'm sure you've all seen this? This is awesome, The future of civilian flying!!! I would do it, once it's gone through all of its testing and want not!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=L75ESD9PBOw
That is cooler than the other side of the pillow!

Jim
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Old Oct 06, 2012, 05:01 PM
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controllers

Has anyone used either of these? I have them but know very little about them except that you can control lights and want not with them. I was thinking of using one to control lights on my quad. I have no clue in how to set them up besides plugging them into an open slot on the RX. Does anyone know what to do with the TX for either of these?
I know the names of them, the big one is a "Multi-function stepping remote switch for 7 devices" and the smaller one is a "RX control switch"
I'd appreciate any info on them.
Thanks!
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 07:57 AM
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 09:23 AM
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A little video I made with my witespy showing some of Northern Maine's fall foliage:

Maine Foliage Medley (3 min 16 sec)
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 10:57 AM
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A little video I made with my witespy showing some of Northern Maine's fall foliage:

http://youtu.be/BwqSi0bJ2N8
Beautiful!
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