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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:22 PM
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It's the stock antenna on Hitec 2.4Ghz receivers.
It does appear to provide better range than the typical whip that most 2.4Ghz Rxs sport, but
that's no huge surprise given basic antenna theory. Some people make their own, or can
be bought as replacements for other brand Rxs.

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:30 PM
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When are you writing a book Ian?
Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:50 PM
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I meant the above as flattery...please take it that way. You have a lot of great answers and I have probably learned more from your posts than any other.
Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:52 AM
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When are you writing a book Ian?
Great idea ! Or make a website ? You do explain very well.
Old Oct 18, 2012, 08:01 AM
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I like it. Two suggestions tho. Try to pack it into a smaller, more streamlined box, otherwise the drag it too much. Second, I would go for a smaller chute. Maybe like 50 inch. Its better to have it come down faster and need to glue a little an having it float off really far.
You want it to come down at arond 8fps. A smaller chute will cause damage on impact with the ground. Ask me how I know this The way I have it setup, I can give it throttle to steer it to where I want it to land.
Old Oct 18, 2012, 08:56 AM
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So its more of a RTE (return to earth) than RTH if you lose RC Its great fun to see it in action.
Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:09 PM
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You want it to come down at arond 8fps. A smaller chute will cause damage on impact with the ground. Ask me how I know this The way I have it setup, I can give it throttle to steer it to where I want it to land.
But if you're in an "emergency" situation you may well have no throttle control... or any other control for that matter.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 03:41 PM
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That's amazing. I literally spend weeks and weeks (months?) building my Skywalker, but it was with all the FPV gear from the first flight, and I really do take way too much care during a build process.

What is that thing stuck to the outside of the left fuselage door?
Are the second antenna BODA from Hitec Optima 9 Rx.

If you look again, you will see one antenna on the right side, and another (left fuselage door) on the left side.

One horizontal position, and another in vertical position.

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Old Oct 18, 2012, 07:26 PM
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Guys,

I present my SW. Sorry for talking in Portuguese, but I will input what I said:

- Happyness for my Airplane
- About Lights. Strobe are normally put in another place, but I insert in middle Wing, with the normal lights.
- I will wait for more 1 day (48 horas total) to stripe the adesives about the glue.
- I change my Landing Gear to another model on last minute.
- I insert 2 ima in lateral door
- Fixed Otima9 with double tape 3M
- I explain about TrottleLock Key in Aurora 9.
- Test Motor
- Show Flaps and another commands
- Test Pan and Tilt
- My CG 1/3 from Leading Edge

Thanks for Watching.

Skywalker FPV - Comentários sobre a Construção (6 min 46 sec)
Old Oct 18, 2012, 08:45 PM
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CG should be around 30mm behind the servo wires.
That works very well.
Old Oct 18, 2012, 10:57 PM
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But if you're in an "emergency" situation you may well have no throttle control... or any other control for that matter.
I'm just doing this for fun, not for practical perposes. So, I would prefer not to damage my plane on impact with the ground.
Old Oct 18, 2012, 11:00 PM
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I'm just doing this for fun, not for practical perposes. So, I would prefer not to damage my plane on impact with the ground.
Ah, that's a WHOLE different story then. In that case, your chute works great!
Old Oct 18, 2012, 11:58 PM
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I'm just doing this for fun, not for practical perposes. So, I would prefer not to damage my plane on impact with the ground.
Any more " air refueling " vids in the near future ? I loved those !
Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:02 AM
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Guys,

I present my SW. Sorry for talking in Portuguese, but I will input what I said:
Thanks for Watching.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cZdV1K6Y6I
your propeller is mounted incorrectly. the lettering on the propeller should be at the front of the plane.
try to turn it round. it will give you twice as much thrust...
Old Oct 19, 2012, 10:29 AM
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your propeller is mounted incorrectly. the lettering on the propeller should be at the front of the plane.
try to turn it round. it will give you twice as much thrust...
I will do that. Thanks for your comment, and help.


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