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Old May 03, 2011, 04:59 PM
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I'd really like to hear about that Raven when you get a chance. I've been looking for one for ages.

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I too would be interested in hearing about the raven.
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Old May 03, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Groove - noticed you have a DW Foamy in the photo. How does this thing compare to the DW in terms of build? Also, after you fly it, i'd be interested in your thoughts on how its flight characteristics are against the DW. I'm debating between getting one of these or a 48" DW. I already have the 40" DW Fusion model. Also considering waiting on valuehobby's 38" Sabre.
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:29 PM
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Maiden Flight

Guys, I got my maiden flight in today!

I flew a couple 6min flights using 2200mAh packs. Everything came down cool, so I might need to prop up a bit as the 13x4e prop was OK but a bit more power would be better. I wish I could get a 13x5e or 13x6e prop!

I haven't been flying foamies much lately instead flying 49" Balsa's. But to me the Skywing MXS fly's very well, i would say it is the best foamie I have flown so far.

Almost no trim was required with the battery sitting in the middle of the front bay.

It does Knife edge very well with no coupling issues, the rudder having good authority.
The roll rate is OK but not in the same league as my balsa's, but I had no problems with the ailerons holding hover.
It is very floaty and harriers fine. I would probably like a little more up elevator but I would have to trim the slot a bit and use longer servo arms.
Blenders and knife edge spins are very easy to do as is rolling harriers (still learning).
One thing that did stand out was how easy it was to land, no damage at all. The gear seems to absorb well and since it is floaty it was very easy to bring down slowly.

Here is a short video that I took with my iPhone attached to my cap.
Skywing MXS (1 min 37 sec)


This one is a keeper...
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:44 PM
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Thanks for the report and Vid mate - great job!
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:46 PM
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were are you guys ordering skywing products from? Im in the US so if theres a distributer here I would love to know.
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Old May 03, 2011, 11:48 PM
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is the only place to get them, I have 2 of these on the way.
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Old May 04, 2011, 12:26 AM
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Which Motor

Could someone please help me with what motor to use with this plane? Shopping around but not sure if I should just be looking for a motor that has a KV820 rating. Thanks!
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Old May 04, 2011, 07:31 AM
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I am going to try a Motrolfly 2815 with a 930 KV. Its a rewound 2815. You can go to subsonicplanes.com and have a look. Wonderful motors.
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Old May 04, 2011, 02:16 PM
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I am going to try a Motrolfly 2815 with a 930 KV. Its a rewound 2815. You can go to subsonicplanes.com and have a look. Wonderful motors.
Thanks for the reply on the motor. Any suggestions on servo's? HS-65MG's? Thanks again!
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Old May 04, 2011, 03:13 PM
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HS-65's MG's for me. As for the 2815 Motrolfly motor, if you are interested in one just e-mail Ken at Subsonic Planes and ask him to rewind you a 2815 for 930KV. Seems to have more punch then the regular 850 KV. Customer service is great also. There is also the 2814-820 Torque or the Hacker A30-14L at 800 KV. I've seen the Motrolfly pull around a 48" EF Edge with good authority so I'm gonna try that. Hope any of that helps.
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Old May 04, 2011, 05:24 PM
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Thanks!

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HS-65's MG's for me. As for the 2815 Motrolfly motor, if you are interested in one just e-mail Ken at Subsonic Planes and ask him to rewind you a 2815 for 930KV. Seems to have more punch then the regular 850 KV. Customer service is great also. There is also the 2814-820 Torque or the Hacker A30-14L at 800 KV. I've seen the Motrolfly pull around a 48" EF Edge with good authority so I'm gonna try that. Hope any of that helps.
Steve
Thanks Steve! That helps out a lot. Do you already have the Skywing 48-in MXS?
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Old May 04, 2011, 05:40 PM
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Received it yesterday. Took about a week to get here.
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Old May 04, 2011, 11:10 PM
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Guys, I got my maiden flight in today!
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Here is a short video that I took with my iPhone attached to my cap.

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This one is a keeper...
Very nice flying, and very nice video editing!

Thanks, Nick, for sharing your build and flying with us. I've downloaded your video and sent it to Skywing for they don't have access to YouTube in China.

As for the motor recommended by Skywing, I've ordered a couple for testing. I will report on my findings after I have tried them. Looking at the specs, I think the motor should be very close to the HobbyKing motor that Nick is using: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14733

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Old May 04, 2011, 11:28 PM
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No problems. Glad to help out.

The HK motor works very well on the 13x4 prop.
But I do find it a little bit slow and would like a bit more pitch. I might do some testing with a 12x6, if i go to a 13x6.5 then my lipo and ESC wont be up to the job.
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Old May 05, 2011, 03:22 AM
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Starting my build tonight - really looking forward to getting into it!
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