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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:24 PM
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Most excellent! That's definitely the coolest thing anyone has done to an MV! Looked like a big insect skimming the water. It appeared that skin-effect was holding it down a bit. Was that the case? It also appeared to be very stable on the water - even when you were making tight turns at speed. Care to share the design details?

I could ROW from the puddle that always forms down the street after a hard rain.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Joel,
It would actually break free from the water pretty easily (and quickly), I just like long run offs Both the Mini and the regular Vapor handle very well on these floats, never hooked an edge during take off or landing, pretty stable.

Here's the original floats, and I've uploaded a .pdf of the version I used on the MV

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:29 PM
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Great job on the floats mod!

Watch out for any hungry Largemouth Bass in the area,
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Even a large smallmouth bass could eat a plane this size!
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 11:27 AM
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That is a super video Nick...You are pretty daring to fly over water like that..My luck I would dunk it an blow the electronics.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Thanks guys I do wonder about fish, or turtles, or even snakes, it wouldnt take much to tip it over.

I sank my night Vapor once before, everything was submerged for at least a few seconds. I just unplugged it as quickly as possible and soaked the RX with WD40 and let it dry in the sun for a few hours. It was good as new. I've dunked a few others in the lake, if you cut the throttle and get off the sticks before it hits the water, it usually works out ok...though I've burnt an RX or ESC or two

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Old Dec 18, 2012, 08:25 AM
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Fresh water is *usually* going to be ok. Don't try it on the sea though
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 09:41 AM
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Fresh water is *usually* going to be ok. Don't try it on the sea though
yeah, I was thinking that also
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 07:21 AM
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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
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5sEjwTFF1U
How cool is this?!?! We have the Nitroplanes guy doing video reviews of this new plane. Thank you sir for doing these. I found them to be very helpful.

I may end up getting one of these afterall.
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 08:58 AM
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How cool is this?!?! We have the Nitroplanes guy doing video reviews of this new plane. Thank you sir for doing these. I found them to be very helpful.

I may end up getting one of these afterall.
I highly recommend the MV to anyone who wants to fly circuits in the house. I surely enjoy mine. Flying figure-eights in the living room and shooting touch & gos on the coffee table is a lot of fun!

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Old Dec 20, 2012, 11:52 AM
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I highly recommend the MV to anyone who wants to fly circuits in the house. I surely enjoy mine. Flying figure-eights in the living room and shooting touch & gos on the coffee table is a lot of fun!

Joel
Yeah it sure is a lot of fun! I fly mine in the basement where I can do fairly large circuits from one corner to the other.

When I was buying the MV, my LHS only had the RTF in stock. I was tempted to get a spitfire or mosquito instead because they were the same price. However since it's winter outside I want something I can fly now so I got the MV.

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 04:38 AM
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Hi,
does anybody know a safe way to detach the wing/stab without damaging? I'd like to use the fuse and electronics for another project, but will keep the wing/stab for future use. Probably a solvent to soften the glued joints?
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 06:13 AM
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I highly recommend the MV to anyone who wants to fly circuits in the house. I surely enjoy mine. Flying figure-eights in the living room and shooting touch & gos on the coffee table is a lot of fun!

Joel
Thank you for the recommendation Joel, I appreciate it.
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