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Old Dec 27, 2003, 09:17 AM
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Tips for my first flight

Hi
i am going to fly my flying dragon some time this week. Anybody have any tips on how to fly and all??

Thanks
Ash
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Old Dec 27, 2003, 09:42 AM
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1) Be patient. If it's too windy, don't fly.

2) Check all control surfaces and motor before going to the field, and then again when you get there.

3) Make sure batteries are fully charged.

4) Easy on the sticks.

5) Remember to reduce throttle once you're in the air. (Don't ask me why I stress that one. )
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Old Dec 28, 2003, 01:29 PM
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take some packing tape and 5 min epoxy with you, and dont forget a extra prop.
99% chance your ging to crash on your first flight so be ready to fix broken parts.

try a few short hops or hand tose to get the feel of it.
when you know your in trobble cut power and try to hit a soft spot like tall grass.
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Old Dec 28, 2003, 03:39 PM
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A slight addition to Mindblade's #1. Any wind is too windy
-Mike
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 01:53 AM
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Thanks
what is five minute epoxy?

how many battery packs do i have to take?
right now i have only 1 & that takes 3 hours to charge on the wall charger they have provided
thanks for the tips
bye
Ash
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 07:12 AM
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Hi Ash,
5 min. epoxy is strong, quick setting glue. Sort of a joke 'cause you will more than likely crash and need a quick repair

The more batteries you have the longer you can fly ! One will suffice.

Good luck !

-Mike
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 08:37 AM
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later on after you get in a few flight then look at a better charger.
and extra batterys. but for now stick with what you have.
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Old Dec 29, 2003, 10:49 PM
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Ash:

Make sure you read Tres' piece http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...threadid=79212

Good luck!
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Old Jan 05, 2004, 09:53 AM
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hey thanks
will be going for the maiden flight this weekend if weather permits
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-Ash
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Old Jan 05, 2004, 03:15 PM
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Launch from the ground or throw?

I am waiting for a sunny calm day for the maiden flight of my Slow Stick. My reasonably experienced friend is hinting that making my first launch from the ground instead of throwing is a balzy move. Any thoughts?
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Old Jan 05, 2004, 03:48 PM
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I would say an ROG (Rise off Ground) would be safer, although I've done both, and if you don't have a decent flat ground to take off from, a hand-launch is quite simple. On the stock setup (with Etec 2-cell 1200s) it pretty much flew right out of my hand.
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Old Jan 05, 2004, 04:00 PM
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My first flight with my SS was a ROG. It took me a few touch-n-goes before I felt that I could handle a hand launch.
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Old Jan 05, 2004, 04:30 PM
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(I'm new at this)
Is it easier to do a slow roll or should I have someone hold the plane while I power up, then release?
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Old Jan 05, 2004, 04:38 PM
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just let it roll and lift slowly when you get some speed. Let it fly strait for a short distance to get some speed in the air before doing anything. The SS will lift off in a very short distance.
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Old Jan 05, 2004, 04:40 PM
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A slow roll is fine. Make sure you give yourself enough room to take off. What power system/battery are you using?
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