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Old Jan 24, 2008, 09:24 AM
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Slightly OT - but Mark may also have heard these recently.

The military often fly around here (North Herefordshire). Recently, I've heard jets go over that have a completely different sound. Either a new technology or some sort of baffling system. The noise is similar to the noise that central heating vents make when they first start up (I kind of reverb 'whoosh') but continous.

Unfortunately, I've yet to see what plane type these are, as I've yet to see one - they're passed over before I get out of the house. I don't think this is anyhting stealthy (in the audio sense) as you can hear the noise long after they've gone. Might be a heat signature thing?

Anyone heard anything ? These things must be landing somewhere

Adam
Hey Adam....

It could be the Eurofighter Typhoon. This has a strange sound to it which is nothing like our Tornado and Hawks. It sounds like a vacuum cleaner sucking in huge amounts of air mixed with the noise of jet thrust.

Just a thought.

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Old Jan 26, 2008, 03:05 AM
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That makes sense, as someone local mentioned that they saw two EF a few weeks back. I'll keep my eyes peeled.

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Old May 05, 2008, 07:10 AM
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Twin Boom Easystar Maiden Success

Well we had a a superb morning weather wise with blue skies and 3mph wind, so it was time. Unfortunately my cameraman (ruffy) was at work so I'll be videoing the next flight, may get that later.

She flew amazing

I took Mrs Jayne with me and the first words she said was "That looks great in the air". She launched easily (much easier than I thought she would) on half throttle, a little elevator up trim and she climbed away having the motor and 13" prop giving a superb P-38 sound. Flaps worked a treat although I had to apply them on final approach, she didn't like to turn too much when they were fully deployed, so I decided to land without them. Considering the 1740g AUW she floated in lovely (so much so I was shocked).

I didn't fly around for long, just did a few simple circuits, but she was a pleasure to fly, looked superb and had a sound which is probably the best in my fleet.

I have no doubt this is going to make a great AP plane, she's so stable and once I remove the dead weight from the nose she'll carry quite a heavy camera.

I'm hoping to get the video soon, very soon.

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Old May 05, 2008, 07:49 AM
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Great flight report! Always great when a maiden goes off without a hitch, but even better when the maiden is pulled off BETTER than expected. Looking forward to the videos of future flights! -Bryan
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Old May 05, 2008, 07:59 AM
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SWEET!!! Congratulations Mark! I look forward to seeing some footage of the next flights!


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Old May 05, 2008, 10:41 AM
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Well done Mark!

Will we see her in the flesh at this year's UKAP meet?

Looking forward to the video.

Cheers

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Old May 06, 2008, 05:56 AM
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Wow....I was just randomly logging in to check on your progress and here I see she was maidened only yesterday...I haven't been in this thread for months....I must have sensed the excitement.
Congrats...glad to hear she flew (and well). We are all waiting to see the video.
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Old May 06, 2008, 09:34 AM
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Old May 06, 2008, 11:55 AM
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How many planes you had to distroy to make this one?
Looks so cool.
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Old May 06, 2008, 04:17 PM
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Twin Boom Easystar Video

Here's the vid of the Twin Boom EZ. I managed to get the second flight in before the weather took a turn for the worse. Just flew some simple circuits, rolls and loops will have to wait until I'm pretty much happy with everything.
Again she flew really well, I never used more than 50-60% throttle in the vid, the motor has some serious pushing power using the 13" prop on 3s. I ran it on my 3s 2500mah and had to add around 150g of dead weight in the nose to get the CG right, so she would fly with a good size lipo if needed. I never used the rudders or flaps in the vid, just ailerons and elevator.

Here's the 87Mb vid

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Old May 06, 2008, 04:40 PM
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Cool video! I love the way you put your videos together - the composition of the initial shots, the music, and the HD-ness - very cool

Looks like it flies quite fast ... was that with the weight of a simulated camera?

Keep us posted how she flies with a camera on board! No inverted grass-cutting manoeuvres though!!!


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Old May 06, 2008, 04:42 PM
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Great video Mark. Looks like it handles really well to. What kind of camera are
you going to try on it ? Looking forward to what you can get from it.
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Old May 06, 2008, 05:16 PM
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It really is a Rock Solid EZ* ......

very impressed ....

Would like to see some gliding and Stall tests on later flights ....
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Old May 07, 2008, 02:44 AM
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Cool video! I love the way you put your videos together - the composition of the initial shots, the music, and the HD-ness - very cool

Looks like it flies quite fast ... was that with the weight of a simulated camera?

Keep us posted how she flies with a camera on board! No inverted grass-cutting manoeuvres though!!!


David
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Dave...

It will fly really slow if I knock the power down and even slower again when using the flaps. I had around 150g of weight added right up in the nose to get the CG correct. I would imagine that when using the 3s 2500mah lipo I could get away with a 250g camera easily as it'll be mounted a little further back. I could however use my 2s lipo's as this would generate plenty of power, as this is lighter again a heavier camera could be used. I would say this plane is suited for a camera of up to 300g in weight, although I have no doubt that it would carry a much heavier camera easily.

I need to do a few more tests, then I'll try her out with an AP/AV setup.

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Old May 07, 2008, 09:01 AM
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Well done Mark, she flies beautifully, with a good "scale" feeling. Looking forward to onboard footage.
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