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Old Jun 17, 2012, 09:20 PM
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I think you better start ordering the gallon size bottles of glue!!! LOL!!!
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Old Jun 17, 2012, 10:06 PM
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I think you better start ordering the gallon size bottles of glue!!! LOL!!!
glue ordered and ready to go.

Maddmax - I lice in Garrison Ny. we should meet up when I get back home in September and fly together.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Lanty, sounds good. Look forward to it. Get a hold of me when you get back.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:57 AM
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maiden flight.

Well the 1st flight is over. She some what survived the ordeal.

It properly too windy to fly but I couldn't wait any longer so I just got her ready and launched her.
She actually flew pretty well for a few minutes. My landing was not so great as she landed in a bush and the 2 control arms for the ailerons came of and are lost. Also the control horn on the flap came lose.
I've been using insta-cure for glue but I feel like I'm missing something when I use it. The stuff does not dry as fast as advertised, but maybe im using too much of it.

Its tough out here in Nantucket as there are no hobby shops on island so I have to order everything online and sit and wait for the stuff to arrive.
I did order new control horns but I need to buy a bunch of replacement control arms.
Any recommendations?

thanks
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 03:26 PM
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For small items like that I always keep spare parts on hand. I use www.hobby-lobby.com and they ship quickly!!
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 03:37 PM
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For control rods just go to your local hardware store and get some piano wire, I don't even use the threaded horns on my plane, all of my controls are Z bent and directly on the servo arms / control horns.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 07:05 PM
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New Crash Video

OK, so take a look at this video and I'll post details after we get a few comments.

Equipment on-board was Dragonlink and Replay xd1080 camera.

Enjoy!!

Hudson River Crash RC Plane Crash (3 min 39 sec)
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 07:23 PM
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OK, so take a look at this video and I'll post details after we get a few comments.

Equipment on-board was Dragonlink and Replay xd1080 camera.

Enjoy!!

http://youtu.be/nVxIJwKJgF4
Crap!!! To begin with it looked unstable at take off almost hitting that tree.

Then it looked like you were either fighting the wind or a control surface not responding properly like a broken horn or servo. I looked like nothing you did could get it level again.

Were you able to rescue the plane and any of the electronics?

It also sounded like the throttle was full the last couple of loops before it hit.

Max was that intentional?
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Strikes me that is a ripped/damaged control surface (elevator likely) or broken horn or servo.

Glad you got it back....is the camera still working?? Looks like it shorted out at the end there.
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 08:55 PM
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At about 1:30 your elevator locked up. Pretty hard to get out of that one.....

Stock servos?
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 09:03 PM
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servos were hxt900's. Camera still works and the electronics are drying out in a bowl if rice for a few days. Plane is already fixed with new servos and electronics and flying again. This thing is a beast!!! Tomorrow she goes up for a 1 mile FPV flight, only over dry ground this time!!
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Old Jun 18, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Does anyone have or tried mounting their batteries below the main wing? If so, what are the flight characteristics and do you have any problems with the battery in that location. Getting ready to build my next plane and am considering that location for batts.
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 03:26 PM
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So while I'm waiting for the river crash plane to dry out a bit, I decided to try the camera on my Stinger jet. I was surprised it actually worked. This is the same camera that was in the water as well. So check out the raw unedited video.

Stinger Jet Video 6-19-2012 (2 min 48 sec)
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 05:27 PM
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So while I'm waiting for the river crash plane to dry out a bit, I decided to try the camera on my Stinger jet. I was surprised it actually worked. This is the same camera that was in the water as well. So check out the raw unedited video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOoXF...&feature=g-upl
Nice sudden stop at the end.

Is that camera a stand alone or do you use it for FPV video transmission?
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Old Jun 20, 2012, 08:30 PM
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This is a stand alone camera I just picked up. It's a Replay XD1080. It's smaller and lighter than a Gopro and I like the finished videos better. They have a more flatter appearance than the curver fisheye look of the Gopro videos. I have all the equipment for FPV transmission but I like this camera for LOS flying. I don't always need to fly long distances.
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