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Old Mar 07, 2012, 10:31 PM
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We shot a little more video this past weekend. This was Fitz's 1st flight with the Popfly. He took right to it. Still waiting for an opportunity to fly/film it at night. The video is uploading as I write this, but it should be ready in a bit. So I'll go ahead and include the link:

Popfly2 at JSC (1 min 27 sec)
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 07:52 AM
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Nice flying and nice video! You're going to pressure me into building this one next, aren't ya??

"Catch in your teeth!!"
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 09:02 AM
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What was that?
I had to back up and look again.
We have to name that hand launch method.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 09:53 AM
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Keith...I was just suggesting he try it next time! It wasn't in the video.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 10:39 AM
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what was not in the video?
I saw him sort of flip it over and behind his head , turn around real fast and start flying.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 05:03 PM
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Sparky,
Seems that Lee thought you were referring to his suggestion of catching the Popfly in my teeth, when you were actually talking about Fitz's unique launch technique.

Only Fitz knew that the crazy launch was coming, but it works.

A name for the launch? I vote for "Fitz"...we just turn the proper noun into a verb.
"Hey that was a good fitz buddy. Nice form during the turnaround. You've obviously been classically trained."

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Old Mar 09, 2012, 05:06 PM
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BTW - If a big selling point of this plane is its ability to fly in a small area (ball field), I think Fitz demonstrates that very well in the video. He keeps it in close.

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Terry, this is the obvious choice to pack for your Colorado trip.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Yes, except that I'm hoping to do some AP. So, I need something that can haul my Flip camera. I'm planning to take my FlyZone Sky Fly Max if there's room. It's a good AP plane at sea level. I dunno about 8000 ft!

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Old Mar 31, 2012, 04:45 PM
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Fitz and I had a nighttime mid-air with our Popflys last night. I thought y'all might want to see:

Mid Air Collision with Popfly 2 Wings (0 min 54 sec)
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 04:52 PM
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Oh, and in case y'all haven't seen the uber-cool, multi-color LED set-up on Fitz's Popfly2:

Popfly2 at Dusk (1 min 48 sec)
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Fitz,
I have a good Idea how you wired it and probably used the LED's with the four leads but where did the controlling chip come from ?
I bought a few crystal display stands that gradually changes color and tried to get it to drive more but they burn up at about six lights.

Great job on the Popfly, love the colors ( red really shows up well)
I wonder if it would have helped with the mid air.

Just wondering . . .did the formed leading edge play a factor in the models making it out of trouble.
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Just wondering . . .did the formed leading edge play a factor in the models making it out of trouble.
Good question. I cant tell if our leading edges touched. However, I have no doubt they helped when I dove mine straight into the ground later in the flight...no damage at all. I was rather amazed at that. Unfortunately, that part was not filmed...really.

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Fitz,
I have a good Idea how you wired it and probably used the LED's with the four leads but where did the controlling chip come from ?
I bought a few crystal display stands that gradually changes color and tried to get it to drive more but they burn up at about six lights.

Great job on the Popfly, love the colors ( red really shows up well)
I wonder if it would have helped with the mid air.
Sparks,

The controller comes from here

Specifically, I used this controller.

Lights came from superbrightleds.com

I'm still experimenting with colors. I agree that red helps orientation better. I may choose green as the other solid color instead of blue.
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Thanks, now I can stop trashing dollar store stuff
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