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Old Mar 02, 2012, 07:21 PM
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Ok, been flying the Maxi 2 for the past week, what a blast! That wing really floats well !

I was going to start the build tonight on the Maxi, and just spent 2 hours reading all the threads from page 20 or so to now

on page 57, Post # 57, I see a good choice of motors to use

I'll be building my first FPV, using this wing

So far I belive I'll be using somewhere around 3S - 2x200mah lipos, and Go Pro HD, with fat Shark Goggles . I'm still learning all the FDV stuff

I have a few questions, as I went to start the build, and am all ready stuck

Whats used to glue the 2 halves together? Welders glue?
Whats a good method without making it to complexe to stiffen the elevons
I need motor/esc combo, good for FPV, carrying the Go pro etc
I also want to add LED for night flying, what do I need to do this?
Lastley, if I dont want to fly FPV, can I remove the camera and still fly it with the larger motor and same lipos, how will it ballance with camera's etc removed?

Do I need to build 2 of these, one strickley for FPV, and one for a sport/night flyer?

I really don't need a sport flyer, I just wanted a good high viz night flyer, and FPV plane

I have the Swift 2 for sport flying also have a ton of 3D airplanes I fly

Thanks for your help!
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 01:14 AM
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You need to keep the balance. So if yoh take the 200 grams of gopro off. You need to add weight.

For night. You need leds. And a brushed motor esc to control the on/off of the leds.

A motor with 1 kg of thrust wil be a good motor. Kva around 1000-1400
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 02:20 AM
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Thanks guya1

Hows this look for the motor? I found it on page 57 , post # 852:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00Kv_550W.html

And use this for the on/off switch for the LED's ?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=8833
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 02:32 AM
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The motor is a huge overkill ...on this maxi i use this motor

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=6247

I can go 90 deg up.. 20 amps max with 10*8.4 prop

And lighter...
I can go about forever .. :-)

I use this for the leds. If you have a knob or slider you can dimm the light .. and it's less $$

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=9090

:-):-)
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 10:53 AM
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What FPV system are you using? Is that motor enough power to pull the wing around with the FPV and equipment?

Should I build 2 of these?

One just for flying, build it light, and add LED's

The other just for FPV?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 11:57 AM
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Tx 900/500
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Cl osd

As i wrote. The motor pulls 90 degrees up.
If that is not power enough ....?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 01:20 PM
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ok sounds good, I just wanted to make sure it can power everything with the load of the FPV< etc

What are you using for your FPV? I need to look into that now

I glued the wings together last night
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 01:37 PM
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U never read the answers?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Sorry, I had to go back and re-read the last few pages, as I'm building 2-3 airplanes right now

Thanks for your help
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Maxi video
5-3-2012 (2 min 31 sec)
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Man nice video!!

I ordered my motor for the Maxi:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14736

I also ordered 480 LED's for it!

Will post pics as I do the build!
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 11:25 PM
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Thank you :-)
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Man nice video!!

I ordered my motor for the Maxi:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=14736

I also ordered 480 LED's for it!

Will post pics as I do the build!
Looking forward to the pics!
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 06:36 PM
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It maybe alittle while, as I'm also building it for FPV flying, I'll probabley buy this to start:

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/ind...roducts_id=699

But a few of the items I want are outta stock

What size Hitec you guys using for servos? HS82mg?

I bought some 225mg for it, but I don't like them, way to heavy, so I sold them last night
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Hey guys,

below is one of the many movies I am planing to shoot with my Maxi. This thing is so much fun!

MS Composite Maxi Swift | GoPro Onboard | Ljubljana, Slovenia | Part I (4 min 22 sec)


Hope you like it ! Feel free to comment even if you don't !
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