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Aug 26, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Aug 26, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Found a new elastic band that works great. SIG SIGSH747.
These are ones they make for their planes. They call it a #67.
Much different rubber than the ones from Staples and even the ones that come with the SW.
I used the originals and did the method where you loop each one like a triangle.
Had a problem with my plane, and when I got it down to the ground, one of the cables from my pan and tilt camera that sits before the wing was UNDER the wing which means that at some point the wing lifted up.
I also noticed that the SW bands can get stretched and then don't have as much pull.
I use 4 of these, 2 x diagonal and 2 x parallel and have held the wing and tried to have bounce it up and down to have it move and it won't.
Probably 10 to a pack and very cheap.
Very confident now that my wing isn't coming off.
Aug 26, 2012, 01:06 PM
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You can't delete posts. So when people want to delete what they've written there are as many ways as there are people. Myself, I just use "..."
Aug 26, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Here is some video showing the crazy stuff my SW has been through in the last week. The point of this is to show how strong the version 5.1 wing is with the single carbon rod, my wings are not glued, and just strong fiber tape on the bottom.

Left the gps sound and motor sound in so don't turn up too loud.

skywalker wing strength (4 min 41 sec)
Aug 26, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Couple of mods that I think help out.
First is to clean up the air around the go pro and canopy. Peanut butter jar.
Second is the cf ribbon in the vertical tail that runs from under the horizontal stab to deep in the boom foam.
Made a noticeable difference in the side to side motion.
Aug 26, 2012, 03:42 PM
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You can't delete posts. So when people want to delete what they've written there are as many ways as there are people. Myself, I just use "..."
Thanks. I am used to seeing "deleted" so didn't know if it was a slam at the post above it.
Aug 26, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Thanks. I am used to seeing "deleted" so didn't know if it was a slam at the post above it.
Next time I'll be more careful, but I can see now how easily it can be to be misconstrued.

Sorry for any missunderstading.

Cliff
Aug 26, 2012, 06:46 PM
An Aussie in Chicago
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Aug 26, 2012, 07:11 PM
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lol Thanks.
Now I can sleep again.
Aug 26, 2012, 11:25 PM
I tell her RC is cheap !
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Shadrack, any brown moments with all that happened in such a short itme with your SW ? You need a slow, relaxing flight to calm down now
Aug 27, 2012, 01:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadrack
Here is some video showing the crazy stuff my SW has been through in the last week. The point of this is to show how strong the version 5.1 wing is with the single carbon rod, my wings are not glued, and just strong fiber tape on the bottom.

Left the gps sound and motor sound in so don't turn up too loud.

http://youtu.be/ot_I9OcqHkw
Neat video.
You just need a little more push power;-)
My SW v 2 wing tips deflects 20 + deg on takeoff.
No breakage so far.
Aug 27, 2012, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Shadrack
Here is some video showing the crazy stuff my SW has been through in the last week. The point of this is to show how strong the version 5.1 wing is with the single carbon rod, my wings are not glued, and just strong fiber tape on the bottom.

Left the gps sound and motor sound in so don't turn up too loud.

http://youtu.be/ot_I9OcqHkw
similar stuff here and my wings came out intact !!!

Skywalker crash (1 min 20 sec)
Aug 27, 2012, 08:50 AM
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similar stuff here and my wings came out intact !!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oncR-...ature=youtu.be
Sorry to see that, but you can see on the good side, you did not hit anyone or anything, this is the only good point that I can tell you..... This is a part of the hobby, sometimes we crash. Wish you lucky in your eletronics.

Mauro
Aug 27, 2012, 10:02 AM
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A friend of mine did the wingfix.
Couldnt compare to the original
FPV fun (6 min 7 sec)
Aug 27, 2012, 11:27 AM
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I think it's just that our SW's are magical guys. I once spiralled into the ground from about 100 feet due to loss of control on a turn, and hit at about 30 mph. Total damage? A 1cm crack just above the cargo bay door, and one of the struts I made for the tail fell off.

Granted, I fly a 1900mm wing (black one from BEV), it only has 1 cf rod running down it, so I believe the durability to be close to the 5.1 wing.

Point being, any of my other planes woulda been toast after that.


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