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Old Oct 04, 2011, 12:32 PM
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just finished cutting off the motor box, went easier than i had thought it was going to be. The new box will be here today, my hacker came in yesterday and soon as my stryker ESC gets here i will be putting in the 40A eflite ESC
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Old Oct 05, 2011, 12:29 AM
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Christo,

Good to hear that everything went smoothly. I needed 18% rudder to (up)elevator so fully trim out the KE tuck.

So how is the vertical performance with your motor?.. Dont suppose you did a static thrust test by any chance?

Steve

Hi Steve

Cool, I'm going to try a bit more ruder/elev mix as the plane slightly decends inverted.

Vertical performance was ok with the Zippy 25C pack, but a whole lot better with the Hyperion 35C pack. Unfortunately I don't have any equipment to test static thrust.

Christo
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Old Oct 05, 2011, 10:18 AM
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Hi Steve

Unfortunately I don't have any equipment to test static thrust.

Christo
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Old Oct 05, 2011, 10:29 AM
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Yesterday evening the wind was 0.0 MPH so I decided to do a flight over the pond in my back yard as it was too late to go field. Was hovering low over water, and got into a tight spot. As I was "getting out of it" the tip of the tail caught the water just enough to drag her down

Of course then I had to swim fast to keep from being alligator soup. Man am I out of shape!
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Old Oct 05, 2011, 10:39 AM
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Ha! Ive dont that before

The very first day the Blade Msr was released (and my first heli) I took it to a friends house at the beach. That night I got caught in a funnel... over the pool

I stripped down to nothin and jumped in fasted than you can say "nekked"...


I know that winded and out of shape feeling you were experiencing; I felt like I just bout had a heart attack!
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Old Oct 05, 2011, 12:59 PM
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Thanks, these seem to be the same ones you can buy from ebay too. But knowing myself, somehow I'll mess it up and the static thrust test will end in disaster.
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Old Oct 05, 2011, 05:50 PM
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Yesterday evening the wind was 0.0 MPH so I decided to do a flight over the pond in my back yard as it was too late to go field. Was hovering low over water, and got into a tight spot. As I was "getting out of it" the tip of the tail caught the water just enough to drag her down

Of course then I had to swim fast to keep from being alligator soup. Man am I out of shape!
Is it salvageable? Will it fly again? Did you lose a leg?
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Old Oct 05, 2011, 05:55 PM
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But knowing myself, somehow I'll mess it up and the static thrust test will end in disaster.
No risk of disaster involved.. Do the test at your flying field. Worst thing that can happen is that the tether breaks and the plane takes off as normal.

Unless you have so much thrust you pull the tail off

Steve
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Old Oct 06, 2011, 12:06 AM
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Is it salvageable? Will it fly again? Did you lose a leg?
Yeah, she'll be OK. I already tested the lipo and it is fine. Am still drying everything else out. Pretty sure it is all good. Well let you know in a couple of days....
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 08:06 AM
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Hi all,
can anyone tell me what sort of flight time i can expect to get out of the PA Ultimate AMR on 2200mah?
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 08:26 AM
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That depends greatly on your flying style and the quality of your lipos. I fly heavy 3D and get 5 to 6 minutes on Turnigy nanotechs.

A 2200 Mah lipo is the perfect size and weight for the AMR. Just start off flying 5 minutes and then measure how much you have to put back into the pack afterwards. You may get 1 to 3 minutes more flight time depending....
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 01:05 PM
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I have my timer set to 8 min 30 seconds, which has been ok for sport flying but would be too long if you are doing lots of hardcore 3D.
A couple of times recently after I've landed the LVC has kicked in during the taxi back to the pits, so i think maybe I'm cutting it a bit fine Think I'll re-set the timer to 8 minutes flat.
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 06:50 PM
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New AMR

Just put one of these to-gether after crashing my ZG Pitts. Trying it with a 1.8 Nano tech 4s as I have some left from the Pitts.
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 07:27 PM
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Just put one of these to-gether after crashing my ZG Pitts. Trying it with a 1.8 Nano tech 4s as I have some left from the Pitts.
I would use a lot of throttle control with 4s! I can remember several people ripping the motor off on 4s. What prop are you using?
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Old Oct 07, 2011, 09:26 PM
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I'm using an APC 13 x 4. So far seems OK but we'll see for how long?
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