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Old Jun 04, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Have this idea of taking a photo of the maxi once glued then when I come to cut I will print/enlarge photo to cover any cuts.

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Old Jun 04, 2012, 07:00 PM
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sorry guys, another question.
I will be using a Spectrum Receiver. What's the best position for the antenna? Do I have it hanging out of the wing or running along the wing, its only about 25cm long.

Thanks in advance

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Old Jun 06, 2012, 01:00 AM
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i run my Futaba diversity in the wing. one along the leading edge & the other perpendicular pointing rearward.

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Old Jun 06, 2012, 11:25 AM
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i run my Futaba diversity in the wing. one along the leading edge & the other perpendicular pointing rearward.

cheers,
Brian
Cheers Brian, I will be using a Spektrum, Its kinda got a short lead? I have seen some maxi's where the lead runs the full length of the wing, mine will go half way maybe.
Is this ok do you think?

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Old Jun 06, 2012, 12:20 PM
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no problem ands,
it should be fine for normal park flying. as with any radio gear, you'll want to keep the Spektrum rx as far away from the ESC, BEC, Motor, & your servos as possible.

this shouldn't be too hard on a wing this size, and if you are planning to FPV it at some point, make sure to have a spot designated for your video tx too.

i'm using golden rod (flexible pushrod) on my next wing to keep my servos closer to the center of the wing & i'll keep my Futaba or UHF rx on my Starboard wingtip and my 1/2W video tx out at my port wingtip, so they are as far from each other & my noisy electrical gear as possible.

you may want to Google image search, "FPV Maxi Swift" for some ideas for layout.
keep it light to begin with & NO CARBON, use glass.

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Old Jun 06, 2012, 07:03 PM
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no problem ands,
it should be fine for normal park flying. as with any radio gear, you'll want to keep the Spektrum rx as far away from the ESC, BEC, Motor, & your servos as possible.

this shouldn't be too hard on a wing this size, and if you are planning to FPV it at some point, make sure to have a spot designated for your video tx too.

i'm using golden rod (flexible pushrod) on my next wing to keep my servos closer to the center of the wing & i'll keep my Futaba or UHF rx on my Starboard wingtip and my 1/2W video tx out at my port wingtip, so they are as far from each other & my noisy electrical gear as possible.

you may want to Google image search, "FPV Maxi Swift" for some ideas for layout.
keep it light to begin with & NO CARBON, use glass.

cheers,
Brian
Many thanks for the advise Brian. Wont be using her for FPV. She will be just a learning curve until i am confident enough with a wing.
How come no carbon? Was going to reinforce the centre wing with carbon.

Thanks again

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Old Jun 06, 2012, 10:11 PM
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carbon does bad things with different frequency radio waves. I don't worry about it with my helis or my park fliers, but my big FPV wing has no carbon b/c it noticably decreases the range on my UHF and also my video gear.

as a trainer craft, by all means - use carbon, sparingly & try to keep your antennas away from those also

have fun building,
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Old Aug 26, 2012, 05:25 AM
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 05:13 AM
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Would you recommend to use this motor for Maxi Swift?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=15169

Or is it too much? Advantages/disadvantages?

Or is it better some of this?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ner_Motor.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00kv_560w.html

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dproduct=16230
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Would not be even better for FPV and the same motor 117 grams weight this motor?
NTM Prop Drive Series 35-36A 1800Kv / 875w
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...dproduct=15169

than this you mentioned:
NTM Prop Drive Series 35-36A 1400Kv / 550W

?

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below you can find few combinations I can suggest either from my own experience with maxi swift or from using a common knowledge. Hope it helps. All motors are "in stock" at HK but some of the propellers might be an issue. If you need to assess some specific combination, please, send me a PM.

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Lightweight aerobatic plane for nice easy flying in calm days
C2830-1000kv Brushless Outrunner: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...utrunner_.html
Propeller 9 x 4.7, ESC 25A, Lipo 3S/2200

Silent workhorse for flying in windy conditions
NTM Prop Drive Series 35-30 1100kv / 380w: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...0kv_380w_.html
Propeller 3-blade 9x7, ESC 30A, 2 x Lipo 3S/2200

Noisy allround sporty plane
NTM Prop Drive Series 35-30A 1400kv / 560w: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00kv_560w.html
Propeller 10 x 5, ESC 30A, 2 x Lipo 3S/2200

High-power truck capable to carry load of additional weight (e. g. FPV equipment)
NTM Prop Drive Series 35-36A 1400Kv / 550W: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...00Kv_550W.html
Propeller 3-blade 10x7, ESC 50A, 2 x Lipo 3S/2200

Other options:

Turnigy L3015A-1000 Brushless Motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ess_Motor.html

HobbyKing Donkey ST3007-1100kv Brushless Motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ess_Motor.html

The key element to the game is propeller. It determines

a) speed and ability to fly against the wind

b) how many Amps are sucked from Lipos and ESC.
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 04:34 AM
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Question

Could somebody explain why the servos are not placed in wing type of airplanes such as maxi swift or zephyr in the middle of each aileron? But near the one side? Would not be better to place them rather in the middle of each aileron?

Thanks for opinions and clarifications.
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Could somebody explain why the servos are not placed in wing type of airplanes such as maxi swift or zephyr in the middle of each aileron? But near the one side? Would not be better to place them rather in the middle of each aileron?
Just for even force on the aileron it would be better. But there are some downsides:

- the wires would be much longer
- more weight at the outside is bad for rolling (not much of a problem here).
- more weight at the behind is a problem as wings generally have difficulties with the center of gravity
- wings farther out are thinner

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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:30 AM
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carbon does bad things with different frequency radio
Not really true, only radio systems that are poorly designed have that issue. I've never encountered such problems with my radios, all of which are non-Spektrum. Coincidence? I tend not to believe so.
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Old Nov 22, 2012, 10:02 AM
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Yesterday I maiden flight MS Composit Maxi Swift. Today with camera.

Yesterday I maiden flight MS Composit Maxi Swift. Today was my first flight with camera attached.

Maxi Swift Flight with Camera Attached (2 min 40 sec)
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 03:41 PM
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My Maxi Swift flight.
Maxi Swift is Machine! (22 min 10 sec)
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