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Old Apr 05, 2011, 11:13 AM
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Took keycam out,(not filmed flights for a while) flight was in gusting 20kmh wind and a kid came over asking questions (lots of them).
Flight was around 20 minutes and edited down to 4 minutes. He was well impressed and think it made his day.
Only captured a short example of his probing questions but you get the idea.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQWoCx3Mo8A

Thanks for watching
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 11:43 AM
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Easiest color to see on a glider thread and a very interesting picture.
Thanks for posting this Pen.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Any dark color (red, blue, black, etc.) looks pretty much the same at altitude. It must be dark in color.

In CA, some people claim to itch all over while flying a black&white plane, due to it looking much like a CA Hwy Patrol vehicle or many cities' police cars.

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Old Apr 05, 2011, 12:36 PM
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Any dark color (red, blue, black, etc.) looks pretty much the same at altitude. It must be dark in color.

In CA, some people claim to itch all over while flying a black&white plane, due to it looking much like a CA Hwy Patrol vehicle or many cities' police cars.

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hehe... Woo Woo its da sound of police
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 01:32 PM
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The crash in the gate should be watched by all newbies buying the Radian. Good to see that I am not the only one who experienced the death loop on my first flight with a Radian.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 01:34 PM
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And to make the itch worse, CHP is using more and more all white cars.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 01:35 PM
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And to make the itch worse, CHP is using more and more all white cars. Of course I am always pushing around a 16,000 pound truck so I never break the law.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 01:57 PM
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The crash in the gate should be watched by all newbies buying the Radian. Good to see that I am not the only one who experienced the death loop on my first flight with a Radian.
Thankfully i read this thread first... so no WOT loop crash for me.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 03:05 PM
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I took my new Radian out for her maiden flight today.
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Sounds like you are off to an awesome start! Good job! Enjoy!

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Old Apr 05, 2011, 03:28 PM
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Take a look at my small flap test video , it was on an overcast sky and snowing. I could actually see it better then against the blue sky

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS8Qiek5NPo

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Nice job! R U using the original Dx5e, or? Do you use the switch next to the trainer/range switch at the upper left corner, if you're using the '5', for flap deployment?

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Old Apr 05, 2011, 03:40 PM
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Nice job! R U using the original Dx5e, or? Do you use the switch next to the trainer/range switch at the upper left corner, if you're using the '5', for flap deployment?

jo
Sorry to jump in on this....
As well as my Radian, I've a Phoenix 2000 that has flaps...
Using a Dx5e on both glider..
When I'm flyinging the Phoenix I use the landing gear switch ( top Left )
to activate the flaps .. between the Rx and the servos (onY lead) I've a Turnigy 3 Channel Servo Speed/Direction Regulator
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=8863

I would highly recommend anybody how uses a DX5e and want's flpats to get one of these servo regulators,,,,
You can slow the speed of the flaps all the way down....


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Old Apr 05, 2011, 03:40 PM
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The crash in the gate should be watched by all newbies buying the Radian. Good to see that I am not the only one who experienced the death loop on my first flight with a Radian.
Yeah, but the real moral is: open the gate! The Radian did very nicely pulling about a 6G loop and was level at about 3.5' and could have been saved if the dang gate had just been open.

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Old Apr 05, 2011, 03:56 PM
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Sorry to jump in on this....
As well as my Radian, I've a Phoenix 2000 that has flaps...
Using a Dx5e on both glider..
When I'm flyinging the Phoenix I use the landing gear switch ( top Left )
to activate the flaps .. between the Rx and the servos (onY lead) I've a Turnigy 3 Channel Servo Speed/Direction Regulator
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idproduct=8863

I would highly recommend anybody how uses a DX5e and want's flpats to get one of these servo regulators,,,,
You can slow the speed of the flaps all the way down....


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I would put the flaps on the rudder channel for full range control by stick. The Radian doesn't use that channel, and you can do it with any non-programmable radio like the DX5.
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Old Apr 05, 2011, 04:36 PM
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Nice job! R U using the original Dx5e, or? Do you use the switch next to the trainer/range switch at the upper left corner, if you're using the '5', for flap deployment?

jo
I use the DX7 and the 3 position mode switch on AUX1 channel.

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Old Apr 05, 2011, 08:06 PM
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Easiest color to see on a glider thread and a very interesting picture.
I've heard for years that a dark color, such as black, is best for the wing underside. I must have unusual eyes. For me, the dark color seems to blend somewhat into a blue sky, compared to a red, yellow, or orange. Maybe it's the Houston pollution. Of everything I've tried, fluorescent red or orange works the best for me. With the underside of the wind and the horizontal stabilizer in fluorescent, my Radian is highly visible at altitude and helps me to maintain orientation when way up. With the fluorescent Krylon, it just glows at altitude. I can definitely tell it's a bright fluorescent color for as high as I can possibly see a plane at all. Plus, the fluorescent orange on the Radian just looks cool to me. Kind of a Coast Guard look.
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