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Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Check this out! Another cool fly-bys of the SSS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=94lG...e_gdata_player
beautiful ! Thanks for that
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:31 PM
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Quality was blah, but content was awesome!

Would love to see this type of action shot on a decent camera. Sorry not trying to be critical, just saying. I really enjoy this type of video, well done!

Did you build light? This sequence flown with a light battery? What prop and motor?

This video sort of refutes the propensity to tip stall many others have reported.

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 03:11 PM
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just a note

the plane in the vid has a title of---> Bixler 2 <---

humm ....are you sure its a 2??
Yes. WS=1500mm Smaller SSS
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 11:30 PM
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Yes. WS=1500mm Smaller SSS
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ok now back 2 the SSS forum

almost done with my SSS..will post pics of the mods I did...If anybody wants to ck it..

hope the weather breaks here ..I'm itching to get in some stick time !!
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:02 AM
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Well I don't know if I have the power to ok it, but I would love to see the build pics . I am still debating on the SSS or the pengin so the more pics the better informed I can be lol.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 12:55 AM
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Well I don't know if I have the power to ok it, but I would love to see the build pics . I am still debating on the SSS or the pengin so the more pics the better informed I can be lol.
have you seen the review of the penguin oby rcmodel review..if not ck it out..

I think the SSS is the way to go..

I didn't: see but does the penguin have flaps?

also the SSS is bigger in the wing..more slow glide time..
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 08:12 PM
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mod pics

here are the additional pics of the mods I did to be able to take the SSS apart and put back together

the tall already has a screw hole in it all you have to do is put in a anchor and run the screw in..
I used a #6 whole piece without cutting the end..

some screw points are easier to add a wood type screw instead of a machine screw because of the small area between the to half's.. ..

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also the threaded rod that runs right through the ply motor mount..
this pinches the foam and keeps the motor from "wiggling..

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Description: this is a plate I added to pin the front of the wings in...
the red tube is just slid in and the screw goes through to the T-nut in the plate..

hope it helps
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:03 PM
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Thanks for posting that RocketJoe, those are the best pics I have seen of the internals of the SSS. How much extra weight do you figure your anchors add? Not like it matters, still a hell of an idea.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Thanks for posting that RocketJoe, those are the best pics I have seen of the internals of the SSS. How much extra weight do you figure your anchors add? Not like it matters, still a hell of an idea.
never thought to weigh them..the anchors are plastic..

the bolts and screws are small not much is added..couple of oz's is all..

I think the ability to open up the fuse and replace or rearrange the electrics far out weigh the weight..

thankx for the good report of my idea..
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Well thought out and implemented mod IMO.

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ok now back 2 the SSS forum

almost done with my SSS..will post pics of the mods I did...If anybody wants to ck it..

hope the weather breaks here ..I'm itching to get in some stick time !!
I am thinking that doing that (nice) work on a small Sky Surfer (I have 2) would add too much weight. Your thoughts??
I agree with you that whatever weight it adds to the SSS is worth it. I am just am not clear (with myself) if it would be ok for a SkyS. How much does just one assembly of screw+plastic weigh? Then, I can do my own math. TIA.
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P.S. If I ever have to take my SSS apart, I will for sure use your mod.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:32 AM
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Cool and "Cool" (to Brrrr) flying

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Check this out! Another cool fly-bys of the SSS
Well done. That was a Great T&G at 4:37. Did you use a helmet cam or ??.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:56 AM
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I am thinking that doing that (nice) work on a small Sky Surfer (I have 2) would add too much weight. Your thoughts??
I agree with you that whatever weight it adds to the SSS is worth it. I am just am not clear (with myself) if it would be ok for a SkyS. How much does just one assembly of screw+plastic weigh? Then, I can do my own math. TIA.
AJ
P.S. If I ever have to take my SSS apart, I will for sure use your mod.
the longest screw weighs 5g...there are a total of 15 only 7 screws that long the others are half that size or less...the anchors are plastic and weigh less that 4g but that's a guess cause there in and I can't weigh them..

so I'd say less than 55g...total or about 2 oz.

I just put my apc 8X6E prop on and I had to use both spacers in front cause the angle of the motor plus the pitch of the prop allows the prop to hit the pod...

also don't like the fact that the prop rotation allows the prop nut to run off..
any fix..change to a pusher prop ?
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flight today, i hit 4km in the SSS!

super sky surfer 4km long range flight (4 min 37 sec)
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:45 PM
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the longest screw weighs 5g...there are a total of 15 only 7 screws that long the others are half that size or less...the anchors are plastic and weigh less that 4g but that's a guess cause there in and I can't weigh them..

so I'd say less than 55g...total or about 2 oz.

I just put my apc 8X6E prop on and I had to use both spacers in front cause the angle of the motor plus the pitch of the prop allows the prop to hit the pod...

also don't like the fact that the prop rotation allows the prop nut to run off..
any fix..change to a pusher prop ?
Yes - Although I don't know of anyone that has had the prop nut come loose, it is more correct to use a pusher. I changed mine to a pusher just for that reason.
Thank you for the feedback on your mod. It is a clever mod IMO.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 12:52 PM
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flight today, i hit 4km in the SSS!
Wow. You have a thicker wallet than I do. 4km - Is that one way or round trip?
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