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Old Aug 27, 2012, 06:55 PM
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I've just upgraded to a new motor package that RMRC sells and that's the one if you really want hard core performance! More info on that but, yes, the base M2200 system is quite capable and not just for a light weight LOS flyer... go full FPV with that and you'll love it.
Well, I can always upgrade later
Speaking of LOS, what is that exactly ? LOL
If I cant fly FPV i just dont fly, with exception of testing and trimming new model :-))
Thx Dave for info. Plane is very tempting and looks like very strong contender to Skywalker.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Loving this plane more than my X8. Finwing actually put some good engineering into this bird, unlike others.

Sold.

Looking forward to the excellent canopy and eazy peazy rolling takeoffs and landings!
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 10:16 PM
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CaliDave

The upgrage motor/ESC/prop you mentioned from RMRC?
Is that the SkyWalker power package?

Does that use 3s or 4s flight lipo? I was planning on a Scorpion 3014-v2/ 1040kv motor, 9x6propAPCe, and 4s-5500mah Lipo.....
(used on my old SkyWalker). This Scorpion motor weighs about ~155g.
Maybe too heavy of a motor?
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Yes, this one:

I'm using with 3s as I don't think the ESC is rated for 4s if I'm not mistaken.

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=490

Here's the size comparison:
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:21 AM
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Announcing Finwing Universeye’s new First Person View (FPV) Aircraft – The “Penguin”

Hi guys, I'm making an "official" announcement now. I don't have much time for the forums any more but Dave and Kevin are doing a good job of relaying information about their own experiences. Here you go!:

Ready Made RC, LLC is proud to announce we are the North American distributor for the new Finwing Universeye “Penguin” aircraft. The Penguin has been designed specifically for FPV and boasts a massive fuselage compartment well suited for various components used in FPV.

Other features of the Penguin include: quality metal servo control horns, tons of reinforcement, a bottom facing port for a second camera, removable clear canopy, pre-installed hook and loop on the bottom and sides of the fuselage for easy equipment mounting, rigid tail boom, and takeoff/landing gear, as well as two power systems to choose from for the “almost ready to fly” versions of the plane.

I’ve had a few seasoned flyers (including myself) testing these since June, and I’m not one to over-hype a product, but these are the absolute best flying aircraft I’ve flown. Gone are the worries about tip-stalling and death spirals if the CG isn’t perfect or if you slow down a bit too much. We’ve been trying to make this plane behave badly, and so far we can’t get it to do anything but gently drop its nose in a light stall with a fairly well balanced plane.

Technical details:
• Wingspan: 1720MM/67.7inch
• Length: 1230MM/48.5inch
• Wing Area: 36dm/3.9ft2 (Main wing Area)
• Motor: Brushless motor M2220 Kv1350 or M2815 KV1280
• ESC: 40A for M2220 or 60A with switchmode 5A BEC for M2815
• Servo: 3pcs 17g servo+ 1pcs 9g servo.
• Battery: Li-Po 11.1V 2400 mAh for M2220 and 5000mAh for M2815 (RMRC-2200 or RMRC-3300 will work great!)
• ARF Weight: 0.98kg/34.6oz.ARF is the weight including almost ready to fly, not including battery and your extra FPV devices
• Static Thrust: Motor M2220 1.5Kg/53.0oz.
• Motor M2815 1.95kg/69oz,
• Max.flight weight more than 2.2kg/77.0oz
• Payload: 600-1000G/21.5-35.5oz (Payload is the extra weight it can carry besides the standard ARF weight)
• Material: EPO Wing and fuselage/ Wooden rib reinforcement/ aluminum alloy Pipe/Carbon Fiber pipe
The Penguin will be available in mid to late September and pre-orders for the Penguin models have begun and can be found at ReadyMadeRC.com under the “Finwing Hobby FPV Aircraft” category.
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...ndex&cPath=101
There are already some threads started on RCGroups and FPVLAB, as well as an amazing overview with some videos of the Penguin in action at GrounStationTV:
http://www.groundstationtv.com/Groun...uin_Build.html

Thanks!
Tim
Ready Made RC, LLC
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 10:23 AM
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The 3s rating is basically for the built in BEC on that ESC, but if the testing continues to show it's worth it, we'll get a new package put together with a CC "ICE" ESC. These really are some good combos for this size plane!

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Yes, this one:

I'm using with 3s as I don't think the ESC is rated for 4s if I'm not mistaken.

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=490

Here's the size comparison:
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Ordered mine yesterday :-)
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Ordered 8/27 - Come to Daddy!
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Shipping

The current dimensional shipping support isn't working quite right, so we had to artificially inflate the shipping weight to 43 pounds. This is what we are charged for UPS and FedEx ground because of the dimensional weight, but it is causing the international USPS shipping methods to quote way too high right now. I have my web developer working on it. Hopefully they'll have all the dimensional calculations for all shipping methods up and working properly within a week.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 10:01 AM
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Thanks for the update Tim! Seeing those shipping cost to Canada made me walk away from the idea of ordering one.

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The current dimensional shipping support isn't working quite right, so we had to artificially inflate the shipping weight to 43 pounds. This is what we are charged for UPS and FedEx ground because of the dimensional weight, but it is causing the international USPS shipping methods to quote way too high right now. I have my web developer working on it. Hopefully they'll have all the dimensional calculations for all shipping methods up and working properly within a week.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Tim or Dave :-)
since I see the fuse comes glued in is there a way to thread DL antenna to the tail?
I hope horizontal stab is separate (dumb question, just making sure )
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 03:49 PM
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Ordered mine yesterday too! Any thoughts on the antenna?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:09 PM
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And in Canada. Shipping and Customs would bring this bird over $300. Not worth it.
+1 for supply in Canada.


Also, very interested to hear how this compares with the skywalker (somebody had to ask).
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:16 PM
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Tim or Dave :-)
since I see the fuse comes glued in is there a way to thread DL antenna to the tail?
I hope horizontal stab is separate (dumb question, just making sure )
The fuse does come in to separate halves. I wasn't thinking and glued mine together before installing the DL antenna, but was still able to fish it through with relative ease. Yes, the horizontal stab is separate.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:17 PM
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+1 for supply in Canada.


Also, very interested to hear how this compares with the skywalker (somebody had to ask).
As Tim has previously stated, the international shipping prices are still being worked out and will be cheaper when finalized.
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