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Old Apr 27, 2012, 11:39 PM
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The method prescribed in the manual to secure the batts works well without putting undue stress on the battery tray when removing them.

I use two straps and not one for insurance on all my planes and a strip of self adhesive foam sealer works great for keeping the lipo from sliding.
well after first time (how could i know that plane was SO weak, i used hook parts on battery tray and battery + a strap around...aah, and i forgot to mention that i already had to reseal lower aeleron hinges... ok, on 1 wing it MIGHT have happened from that crash i had, it had a tear in a cowering on the aeleron, but both wings...
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 06:57 AM
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Pulled off my first ever blender with the AMR today, I could hardly get the smile off my face! After doing a few I was managing to fly out inverted nice and smooth, just like the pros do

I really find the AMR to be a great tool for learning new stunts, the fact that it slows up well gives me time to think. With the AMR I'm possibly getting into that zone where my confidence is starting to exceed my skill level, which usually ends badly, but i'm having fun for the moment.

Steve
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Old Apr 28, 2012, 07:36 AM
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Completely agree! Amr is so easy to fly like a foamy... But its waaaay more fragile! On calm days i just LOVE to fly amr.. but on windier days amr gets blown around way more than 42 slick...
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 02:27 PM
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Still waiting for my Maiden , weather in uk has been the worst in a while , hopefully it will ease up this week and i can get a flight or two in after work
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 12:33 AM
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Pulled off my first ever blender with the AMR today, I could hardly get the smile off my face! After doing a few I was managing to fly out inverted nice and smooth, just like the pros do

I really find the AMR to be a great tool for learning new stunts, the fact that it slows up well gives me time to think. With the AMR I'm possibly getting into that zone where my confidence is starting to exceed my skill level, which usually ends badly, but i'm having fun for the moment.

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That's awsome Steve.I kinda got a blender or 2 yesterday.Nailed a few nice poptops though Will try get some video to prove
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 06:56 AM
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My pop tops are still rather inconsistant, half the time the plane ends up inverted Still trying to figure out exactly what I do right sometimes and wrong others. The blender needs more bottle but actually seems easier to get right.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Have you watched Wamsys video on Pop Tops? Very good and helped me get them.
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Old Apr 30, 2012, 10:43 PM
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Have you watched Wamsys video on Pop Tops? Very good and helped me get them.
+1 Me too. Great video!

Pop-Tops with Slow-Motion (2 min 22 sec)
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Old May 01, 2012, 07:04 AM
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Hmmm.. that is useful. the main difference between what the video showed and how I've been doing it is the use (in the video) of right aileron as the plane flattens out at the apex. Following advice elswhere I've just centred the aileron but the plane has tended to sometimes roll inverted. Also i've been closing the throttle completely whereas the video left some power on throughout.

I'll try the right aileron and a bit of power next time out.

thanks!

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Old May 01, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Well the right aileron and power didn't help. Conclusion is that the AMR doesn't fly quite the same as the plane in the sim.

I did figure where I'd been going wrong though. I'd been leaving down elevator in too long. After much practice this evening I've got them a lot more consistent. I still find blenders even easier though and arguably more impressive due to the sheer violence involved

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Old May 01, 2012, 04:01 PM
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Steve,

I've been able to get some really nice pop tops with my AMR. It's surprisingly one of the maneuvers it does very well. Maybe you need a little more practice, or more control throw?

Gary
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Old May 02, 2012, 02:32 AM
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Gary,

Actually it's doing them pretty well now I've got the use of the elevator figured out. Possibly you are getting more energy in yours because you are using a higher kv motior so get more speed in the verticals (My Hacker is 800kv and pulls about 450W peak) ?.. Hard to say without seeing both in action.

I just find the blenders have a bit more violence due to being gravity assisted.

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Old May 02, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Steve,

I've been able to get some really nice pop tops with my AMR. It's surprisingly one of the maneuvers it does very well. Maybe you need a little more practice, or more control throw?

Gary
Gary, please give us a summary of your control inputs for the pop tops. I've been struggling to do clean ones as well.

Thanks
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Old May 02, 2012, 08:50 AM
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I'll tell you how I'm doing them now, which seems to work based on my flying session yesterday:

Get some speed up and pull into a vertical WOT.
  • Full left aileron.
  • A moment or two later full right rudder.
  • Simultaneously move to full down elevator and close the throttle.
  • As plane reaches apex centre the right stick.
  • When rotation stops centre the rudder, add throttle and fly out, use up elevator to prevent the nose dropping and levelling the wings with aileron as required.

I'd also be interested to hear if I'm doing it any different to others.
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Old May 02, 2012, 08:58 AM
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I'll tell you how I'm doing them now, which seems to work based on my flying session yesterday:

Get some speed up and pull into a vertical WOT.
  • Full left aileron.
  • A moment or two later full right rudder.
  • Simoutaniusly move to full down elevator and close the throttle.
  • As plane reaches apex centre the right stick.
  • When rotation stops centre the rudder, add throttle and fly out, use up elevator to prevent the nose dropping and leveling the wings with aileron as required.

I'd also be interested to hear if I'm doing it any different to others.
Thanks. Is "centre the right stick" mode 1 or mode 2? I assume it's the aileron.

I'll give it a bash on the flight sim.
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