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Old Apr 04, 2012, 12:12 AM
Crashing into the sky!
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Dunno if you saw this or not drice -

Xplane Antics (1 min 18 sec)
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 03:02 AM
"The Judge"
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MAN,, thats scares me..

Im hoping the a 14" prop makes it a tad better ...
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 04:18 AM
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Hey Jacko,
Did you use the same size/design horns on your new wing that you used on your original wing (and posted drawing of them last year)?

Just asking as I need to cut out some horns soon!

Thanks
Peter
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 04:45 AM
Crashing into the sky!
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Yup, theyre the same horns, I robbed them off the dead X

Dont be scared sebbe, if your not confident throwing it, bungee it. Just do it
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 06:16 AM
"The Judge"
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Well, I am more and more into a propp like an F5D 11x22 in the X, much less torque, and more speed,, of course not the accelaration of a 16x17, but I think those props belong more in hotliners..

I will see....Im not much into bungy..
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 10:02 AM
Carbon fiber is our friend
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I'm just amazed every time I see one of these planes launched without even a single step.
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 10:21 AM
making my own planes...
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MAN!!!!
That was the worst lauch I saw since I crashed my wurm 2b on a bad helper launch!!!
Since that I NEVER let anybody launch my planes, Even my Big Ceres that wieght about 5Kg.
Self launch is the MOST secure method to NOT broke your plane, believe me!!!
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 03:28 PM
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MAN!!!!
That was the worst lauch I saw since I crashed my wurm 2b on a bad helper launch!!!
Since that I NEVER let anybody launch my planes, Even my Big Ceres that wieght about 5Kg.
Self launch is the MOST secure method to NOT broke your plane, believe me!!!
It was... exciting
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 04:30 PM
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About launching

Years ago i took one of my first selfbuild Tokoloshis for the maiden to my lokal airfield.
Unfortunately there have been some very experienced pilots,and they told me that it is impossible to self-launch these kind of planes.
The "Launch superviser" himself( with about 40 years of experience in launching models of all sizes) explained me that a pylon needs special technique to launch and he showed my this consequently!

At my sign he started to run like Usain Bolt about 30m and when i started motor he stopped,did a jump of 2m and threw the plane right 1m ahead in the ground,stumbeled, kicked off the tail and stepped on the wing!!!!

After short discussion all witnesses agreed that the prop has been too small!!!

That was the day when i decided to self-launch all my planes and i never failed,even with smaller props!!

Yello
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 04:36 PM
Livin it UP when Im goin DOWN
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LOL! So many "knowitalls". I'm very afraid I'll soon be one of those.... Nevertheless, I'm determined to continue to toss my own hardware.
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 05:18 PM
Crashing into the sky!
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^ hahah, thats awesome Yello. We had this guy turn up at our field, jumped out his car with his big shiny look at me 50cc plane, tied a rope around the tail and gave the throttle grief in the pits, with everyone rolling their eyes.

He then flipped the rope off the tail, gave the plane full throttle to taxi out to the strip, and ran after his plane. Unfortunatly he got his foot caught in the rope, ended up flat on his face in the dirt, with his shiny plane hoofing off into the distance


I agree, some seem to have luck with hand launching the X, I dont.

I have never had a bad/scary/worrying bungee launch though, every single time it works beautifully (except when the hook isnt the right shape, fixed now ) Ive even launched models with the wind, as it has little effect with that much force hauling your plane into the air. Hosemonster bungee from aerofoam btw, the same guy who supplies the US military with UAV bungees.
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 01:01 AM
Chillaxin dude!
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ok.. ordered a motor/limiter and servos for the beast. Got a Neu 1115 2D and a Neu limiter. This will be a small prop setup, until a quieter large prop geared motor option becomes readily available..

Also going to try these wing servos: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=22688

Not sure what to fit ESC and battery wise. Also the tail servo is a bit of a conundrum..
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 01:28 AM
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Interested to see how those servos go. The 10mm thickness in the outer bays is pretty tight... my 9mm servos are pretty tight in there.
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 01:52 AM
Chillaxin dude!
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will let u guys know how they go.. Can always throw some hyperions in there if need be..
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Old Apr 05, 2012, 02:46 AM
310mph Kolibri T25 Swist
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I agree, some seem to have luck with hand launching the X, I dont.
They launch just fine, you just need to come over the fear. Focus on launching it in a straight line instead of throwing it hard. Maybe trying with smaller props first for less torque and more grip. Also a flight mode for launch is good.
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