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Old Nov 17, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Thanks guys. Yep, a strobist fan, and photography fan - 2x SB800's with gels for background, 1x SB800 front with barndoors, elinchrom wireless trigger, D700 at about 70mm. Ideally, I'd like to hang it on a string to reduce shadows, but that's for a rainy day.

That Canon will be winner!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:11 PM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Um...

You lost me at "Thanks"...

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 09:45 PM
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Is everybody using 2200mAh or 2600Mah,
cause mine is in customs and my palms are sweating!
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 10:14 PM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Why?

You got some contraband mixed in with it? LoL

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 10:50 PM
How many planes is too many?
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Is everybody using 2200mAh or 2600Mah,
cause mine is in customs and my palms are sweating!
I hope that customs don't mistake your Skywing plane for a copy of a 3DHS plane and confiscate it. Oh, the irony if that happened .
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 05:49 PM
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What's the opinion on the carbon pushrods? I'm thinking I might swap out the elevator pushrod for steel? I think it might just be a better option? Any thoughts?
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:29 PM
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I love the carbon pushrods, in fact I love everything about this plane. This plane is very fast becoming my go to plane, it just does anything I want it to. I love the wing magnets, the lg is very practical in design, and mostly it almost flies like a smaller version of my favorite 60" EF Edge. As of now I have about 30 flights on it and am really pushing it hard and it hasn't let me down. I did carve a little of the fuse out to allow for more up elevator and am getting about 80 degrees up and down, this makes for some fun stuff. I have started using a 13x6.5 prop and am liking better the more I use it, it seems a little smoother than the 14x7.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 06:40 PM
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OK - good to know. I use carbon on a few foamies, but the elevator is my only concern. If you have that many flights, then it will hold just fine!

Yes, it certainly looks the business. Now waiting on my Helingi to arrive, otherwise I'd be flying it today! Massive throws alright! Yes, I may carve a little more out of the fuse for the elevator to get a couple more degrees.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:09 PM
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The extreme elevator throws make for super vertical elevators, even in a wind as low as 3-4 mph it will elevator almost straight down with no wing rock at all. The only thing is you need to use a mini servo, the micro's aren't strong enough. Something in the range of a Hitec HS85mg works well on the elevator.
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:42 PM
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You guys are killing me. I saw this one at the field yesterday. I didn't see it fly... because it had no electronics but the quality of the entire package was just incredible. It is very difficult to not hit the order button for it right now. I've got guts in another plane that would fit this one perfectly.

Must... resist...
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 07:56 PM
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The extreme elevator throws make for super vertical elevators, even in a wind as low as 3-4 mph it will elevator almost straight down with no wing rock at all. The only thing is you need to use a mini servo, the micro's aren't strong enough. Something in the range of a Hitec HS85mg works well on the elevator.
+1 on those elevator drops
This plane does Super waterfalls too
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:22 AM
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While waiting for my Helingi motor, I installed a 105g Dualsky 3536 EA-7, 990kv. However, she only pulls 34A in burst, and rated for 1kg sport and 650g 3d airframe. Both of these running a 12x6 prop.

I am tempted to drive it around the park on this, but thinking it's a little bit underpowered.

Was thinking I might pull it off with a 1600 3s shoved right up front. Might make an interesting light setup. Alas, have to wait for my motor. Withdrawal symptoms setting in.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:20 AM
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While waiting for my Helingi motor, I installed a 105g Dualsky 3536 EA-7, 990kv. However, she only pulls 34A in burst, and rated for 1kg sport and 650g 3d airframe. Both of these running a 12x6 prop.

I am tempted to drive it around the park on this, but thinking it's a little bit underpowered.

Was thinking I might pull it off with a 1600 3s shoved right up front. Might make an interesting light setup. Alas, have to wait for my motor. Withdrawal symptoms setting in.

Dualsky motors are usually under rated, 3536 105G motor can be a good lightweight setup for sure. with 3S 1600-2200 pack, the AUG will be well within 1100-1200g.

if the motor draws 34A at 3S, that is 34 X 12.6 = 428w. you are still getting 150W-170w per pound, acceptable power for 3D.
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 07:24 AM
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Sweating cause customs here is hit or miss, sometimes it gets right out and sometimes it can sit for more than a few days and when its held most times the box has not even been opened, its just sitting, I would prefer that it sits in my hobby room!!

So is anybody using anything bigger than 2200mAH batteries
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Old Nov 19, 2012, 12:41 PM
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Dualsky motors are usually under rated, 3536 105G motor can be a good lightweight setup for sure. with 3S 1600-2200 pack, the AUG will be well within 1100-1200g.

if the motor draws 34A at 3S, that is 34 X 12.6 = 428w. you are still getting 150W-170w per pound, acceptable power for 3D.

Thanks. Maybe I'll think about it. I actually tested it with a 13x6.5 for a few seconds wot on a 45c bat. Peaked at 58a!! May try one more time propped to 12x6 just so I can take her out!
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