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Old Dec 14, 2012, 12:24 AM
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Yup exactly. They don't really taxi straight.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 07:44 AM
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My standard Vapor taxis fine. The wheels are only foam - check they both turn absolutely freely.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:02 PM
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Yup exactly. They don't really taxi straight.
It taxis a lot better when handlaunched
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:05 PM
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I agree coreman!
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:08 PM
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It taxis a lot better when handlaunched
exactly!! as long as she flies great im not worried about the taxing lol
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 06:13 PM
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exactly!! as long as she flies great im not worried about the taxing lol
I just always find it so amusing when people want something like this to be a full pattern plane, or 3D. The landing gear is just that, for landing
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:32 AM
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I was flying my original Vapor last night and can confirm that it taxis perfectly. Tracks dead straight with no control input, and I can easily do circles and figure 8s if I want.

No reason for the Mini to be any different IMHO, so long as the landing gear is straight and the wheels turn freely.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 04:42 AM
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Bill, my Mini taxis fine. Just need to treat it like a typical slow tail dragger. Full rudder, burst of power to line it up then anticipate any swings.
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I was flying my original Vapor last night and can confirm that it taxis perfectly. Tracks dead straight with no control input, and I can easily do circles and figure 8s if I want.

No reason for the Mini to be any different IMHO, so long as the landing gear is straight and the wheels turn freely.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Bill, my Mini taxis fine. Just need to treat it like a typical slow tail dragger. Full rudder, burst of power to line it up then anticipate any swings.
+1! My MV behaves similarly to yours.

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Old Dec 15, 2012, 11:31 AM
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I can get mine lined up on take-off, and do a nice tight circe on command, but where it really spins without control(in my experience) is landing. Obviously when im outdoors i can take my time with landing and do it nice and gentle and everything is perfect, but when im spot landing in my living room and usually giving a bit of rudder when she touches she usually spins out. Just my experience.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 03:09 PM
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For you guys still not impressed with the mini Vapor here is a video of it flying literally around the house! went all over the place. living room,dining,kitchen and a small room. hope you guys enjoy
Parkzone Mini Vapor flying in really small area indoors (6 min 39 sec)
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:17 PM
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For you guys still not impressed with the mini Vapor here is a video of it flying literally around the house! went all over the place. living room,dining,kitchen and a small room. hope you guys enjoy
Great video. That was a good demonstration of flying and your camera-person also did a great job. Please forgive me for being off topic but I have a question about the DX18. It doesn't look like the antenna folds on that TX. We all know that the worst case scenario is when the TX antenna is pointing at the plane. Is there something I am not seeing here?
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:19 PM
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Great video. That was a good demonstration of flying and your camera-person also did a great job. Please forgive me for being off topic but I have a question about the DX18. It doesn't look like the antenna folds on that TX. We all know that the worst case scenario is when the TX antenna is pointing at the plane. Is there something I am not seeing here?
Not needed on that. It has multiple antennas.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:20 PM
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Great video. That was a good demonstration of flying and your camera-person also did a great job. Please forgive me for being off topic but I have a question about the DX18. It doesn't look like the antenna folds on that TX. We all know that the worst case scenario is when the TX antenna is pointing at the plane. Is there something I am not seeing here?
correct this radio antenna does not fold BUT there are 2 antennas the other antenna is in the handle going horizontal. so you have bio directional
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Shrunk and modified Joe Malinchaks floats for the Vapor. Could be a bit longer, but otherwise they work great.

Nick

Mini Vapor on floats (1 min 38 sec)
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