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Old Sep 15, 2012, 04:38 PM
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[QUOTE=Maddmax;22738556]My last crash I believe was caused due to pilot error!!! I zigged when I should have zagged!!! Stuff happens.

Ive stuffed up many times by flying into the sun and become disorientated and i can live with my bad flying, but this Stinger crash was way up in the air and just lost all response to it
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 05:34 PM
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I wonder if it just because there is very little room for all the electronics in the Stinger causing either overheating or interference to the receiver from the ESC or BEC etc. Everything crammed into that little space is a recipe for trouble.
So maybe more careful layout would be a cure.
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 06:54 PM
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I wonder if it just because there is very little room for all the electronics in the Stinger causing either overheating or interference to the receiver from the ESC or BEC etc. Everything crammed into that little space is a recipe for trouble.
So maybe more careful layout would be a cure.
agree always mount esc and rx as far away from each other as possible, fly within the limits of your esc ground test and be confident you will fly another day. do I sound like the back pages of an instruction manual sorry but the most important part of my flight is a happy landing
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Old Sep 15, 2012, 08:00 PM
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You can find the parts at Banana Hobby
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:36 AM
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I wonder if it just because there is very little room for all the electronics in the Stinger causing either overheating or interference to the receiver from the ESC or BEC etc. Everything crammed into that little space is a recipe for trouble.
So maybe more careful layout would be a cure.
Yeh probably right! Pretty cramped space in there. Just set up Bixler 2 and its got heaps of room
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 12:37 AM
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You can find the parts at Banana Hobby
Ok thanks, ill have a look.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 05:46 AM
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Rito fellas, finally got a chance to maiden my stinger today, and overall was a huge success. thrown into the wind, full throttle and she was up and away and so straight off the bat. only a few clicks of down trim were needed. flew for a good 3 mins, glided in for a slow landing into the wind. Aileron control was still touchy running both 50% rates and 50% expo, but will just take some practice to fly more confidently. I used a 1800mah pack which was fairly warm but well within reason, and now iam just going to have to buy more packs! Couldnt be happier! will post pics in the next few days!
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 08:07 AM
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excellent job Chlewi!

I had the same success yesterday with a maiden.
Tossing her in the air with my left had felt incredibly awkward but she just accelerated off, dead straight and level like a champ on WOT.

Agree on the rates - for the maiden set them at 50/80%, 40/90%, 30/100% and even on low she snapped off rolls VERY fast. So on second flight I moved the aileron links to the outer control horn holes and that allowed nice, easy slow rolls on 1 or 2 still with quick ones at full deflection.

She's not super quick like my radjet, but most impressive is the ROAR going by. Very nice handling at low speeds at well.

Did 4 flights with 3S 2200 packs, as stated she uses about 300mAh/minute so 1500 burned in a 5 minute flight.
Can't wait to go up again!
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 10:19 AM
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excellent job Chlewi!

I had the same success yesterday with a maiden.
Tossing her in the air with my left had felt incredibly awkward but she just accelerated off, dead straight and level like a champ on WOT.

Agree on the rates - for the maiden set them at 50/80%, 40/90%, 30/100% and even on low she snapped off rolls VERY fast. So on second flight I moved the aileron links to the outer control horn holes and that allowed nice, easy slow rolls on 1 or 2 still with quick ones at full deflection.

She's not super quick like my radjet, but most impressive is the ROAR going by. Very nice handling at low speeds at well.

Did 4 flights with 3S 2200 packs, as stated she uses about 300mAh/minute so 1500 burned in a 5 minute flight.
Can't wait to go up again!

What u mean with the rates 50/80% etc....?
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 11:37 AM
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What u mean with the rates 50/80% etc....?
low/med/high dual rates:
expo 50, d/r 80% etc

I typically leave the elevator and rudder on med, only changing the aileron a time or two during a flight.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 02:42 PM
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The Stinger flies good strait at low speed, however you have to maintain speed in the turns perhaps a little more than other edfs. It will nose down and spiral if too slow. You can try this carefully at a safe altitude. Also the wind will flip it inverted if turning too slow in a crosswind(ask me how i know). It can be a little sensitive due to its size but it is a great flyer. And sounds great doing high speed passes. Club members ask me "Is that a habu?" I tell them no but for 100 bucks you cant go wrong with it.

happy landings.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Supercollider,
I flew mine Sat. in not only windy conditions, but it was turbulent as heck. I was doing a crosswind turn and not even slow. But it was over top of a hedge row of very tall white pines. The turbulence off of the hedge roww flipped my stinger completely over and I had no authority for what seemed like a full second. At about 50 feet above the ground, I flipped it back over.
But overall, this is the one plane I fly more when it is windy.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 07:22 AM
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@Kurt:

Thanks for the explanation...

In my opinion: you are increasing her twitchy-ness by reducing the EXPO with an increase of RATES...

I do the following:
FM1: 50%Rate 30%Expo
FM2: 70%Rate 35%Expo
FM3: 90%Rate 40%Expo

It should equate to the same deflection on the control surface for approx quarter displacement of the TX Stick regardless of the FlightMode setting.

And only change at the extremities of the TX Stick deflection.

IMHO....

If that makes sense...
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 09:13 AM
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Blizzard - thanks for that, I do follow your reasoning and think that indeed may be the "better" way to fly.

What I'm doing it now is using Low or Medium for "graceful cruising" mode, and flipping to High for fast transitions i.e. "twitchier" flying.

Will give your set-up a go next time to see how I like it!
cheers
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 09:54 AM
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Hey Kurt, did you have any trouble on launch using a 3S 2200mah? i've just purchased 2 Turnigy 3S 2200s for my 1400mm FMS cessna, but was thinking on throwing one in the stinger before i change over connectors (i use dean connections in everything but the stinger). My launch was very simple and easy with an 3S 1800mah on my maiden, but i would like longer flight times be able to get use to flying it. I've just read through this forum that a few blokes have had a little difficulty getting a smooth launch using the stock fan, motor and esc using 3S 2200s.

Cheers!

P.s, Love the photos mates! Ferrari decals are a very nice touch!
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