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Jun 05, 2011, 12:55 AM
Whats the wrst that can happn?
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I just discovered RCDUDE and they're awesome! They have a ton of Scorpion motors in stock and awesome customer service. I accidentally bashed a few bearings trying to push through a shaft and they took it back and refunded the total price. They got a new one out to me within 3 days!

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I'm running a APC 10x6 folding prop, with the adapter from the aluminum spinner at rcdude.com.

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Jun 05, 2011, 12:59 AM
Whats the wrst that can happn?
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For those who think a Scorpion 3014 is too big, I'm running a Scorpion 3020 VII 1110KV on 4S with an 11x5.5E APC and it flies great! Draws very little amps, 35ish on take-off and about 10 on cruise, and has the power when you need it. Definitely recommend major main wing re-reinforcement with this motor because the MPHs come up fast.
Jun 05, 2011, 01:38 AM
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HD pan servo got a workout today. This sort of flying is pretty much the whole reason
I got the Skywalker, and the Hero HD and put it on a pan servo.
FPV - Skywalker Soaring - Zion Playground in HD (8 min 31 sec)


ian
Jun 05, 2011, 02:04 AM
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Originally Posted by rsowder
I'm using an eFlight Power 15 motor, Castle Phoenix Ice Lite 50 esc, 10x7 prop and a Rhino 4900mAh 3s battery. I think a 10x6 would be more efficient.

The Power 15 is a fantastic choice that can pump out sufficient power. Was wondering though, did you have to do any modifications to the motor mount to get it to fit properly? Thanks
Jun 05, 2011, 02:31 AM
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Nice video of flying my SW in the alps.
Enjoy.

FPV Skywalker in the Alps (11 min 16 sec)
Jun 05, 2011, 02:39 AM
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Originally Posted by AVIATION_RULZ
The Power 15 is a fantastic choice that can pump out sufficient power. Was wondering though, did you have to do any modifications to the motor mount to get it to fit properly? Thanks
I did have to raise the motor mount for the 10" prop.
Jun 05, 2011, 03:54 AM
Houba ! Houba !!
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Originally Posted by Daemon
HD pan servo got a workout today. This sort of flying is pretty much the whole reason
I got the Skywalker, and the Hero HD and put it on a pan servo.
http://www.vimeo.com/24670647

ian
Ian ! one of your best videos in my opinion ! you can fly like that for hours, amazing how versatile the skywalker can be.
I was a little surprised of your choice for a landing spot. I guess you wanted something flat-ish
Nice one !

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Nice video of flying my SW in the alps.
Enjoy.

http://vimeo.com/24662715
Beautiful place for a flight ! vivid colours and great scenery. hope you had your picnic arranged for the day !
Jun 05, 2011, 04:45 AM
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Beautiful place for a flight ! vivid colours and great scenery. hope you had your picnic arranged for the day !
yes, was a really great day with 2 friends, also fpving.
picnic : 3 small breads with local chease, 2 pcs. local sausage, 3 drinks : 18,00 they make good money with tourists
Jun 05, 2011, 04:46 AM
Fly Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!
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Originally Posted by rabe2000
Nice video of flying my SW in the alps.
Enjoy.

http://vimeo.com/24662715
That almost looks like Yosemite with half dome and El Cap. Neat.
Jun 05, 2011, 05:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Daemon
HD pan servo got a workout today. This sort of flying is pretty much the whole reason
I got the Skywalker, and the Hero HD and put it on a pan servo.


ian
Excellent video Ian. Great location but a bit busy, need to keep your eyes open. Good job.
Jun 05, 2011, 07:29 AM
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@Ian : great video, but in germany most of the "textile-pilots" would probably kill you. Really great to see that flying together works if everybody has an eye on each other.
Jun 05, 2011, 08:15 AM
Keith

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My SW was version three with standard carbon fiber setup ie two in the middle and a third running through the dihedral. No additional spars though I suspect this might have prevented the wing breakage or if not prevent reduced the severity of the crash. No additional tape on the wing.

I did run a 6mm carbon rod up the middle of the fuse at the bottom almost to the nose which I think reduced the damage to the nose of the plane. Some of the foam is a bit twisted and mangled but nothing to loose any sleep over.

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Originally Posted by henkvdw
basadia

Seems as though your SW is the V3? Please confirm.
Did you do any of the CF strip reinforcements as detailed by others in this thread? Does not look like there were any additional bracing installed except for the V3 center/outer CF tube?
Any tape on the wings?
Jun 05, 2011, 08:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Daemon
HD pan servo got a workout today. This sort of flying is pretty much the whole reason
I got the Skywalker, and the Hero HD and put it on a pan servo.
http://www.vimeo.com/24670647

ian
Cool flying

It would be awesome to see a FPV-plane get tangled in the lines and the pilot plummet to death (in HD of course)

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To avoid confusion and further misunderstandings - this is 100% irony!
/UndCon
Last edited by UndCon; Jun 05, 2011 at 02:06 PM.
Jun 05, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Originally Posted by UndCon
Cool flying

It would be awesome to see a FPV-plane get tangled in the lines and the pilot plummet to death (in HD of course)
I'm sorry? Comments like that are not really appreciated

Cheers,

Sander - ImmersionRC
Jun 05, 2011, 09:02 AM
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