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Aug 27, 2010, 10:01 PM
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wow, exact same time we resurrect this thread.. hah nice ones
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Aug 28, 2010, 02:08 AM
Wishing I was at Torrey Pines
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I wanna play...I wanna play!


Hmm...it's 1am, what should I do? I know. Go outside and take pictures of your Night Vapor. See if you can get some good long exposures and make some really cool light trails!

Not sure if these are all that good. Still trying to figure out the best camera settings...

Andy
Aug 28, 2010, 10:26 AM
In the 20' glider range
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HeHe... I was flying my vapor wth the dragon flies!
Aug 28, 2010, 11:07 AM
Flick lives
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Night Vapor as UFO


I love this plane. I've been flying my Night Vapor every evening that we have calm winds, probably 5 x's per week. I use 6 batteries, so run it about an hour each night. That means that I've had this little plane in the air more total time than anything else in my hanger! (Some kids on the block now call me "UFO-Man," --at least to my face).
Sep 20, 2010, 02:06 PM
Wishing I was at Torrey Pines
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How about a few more...


Gary and I got these shots this morning in the gym before the sun came up. Used my fixed 50mm lens this time and I think the results were much better. These are straight from the camera with no post-processing. Fun stuff!

Andy
Sep 20, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Much better. Looks great.
Matt
Sep 21, 2010, 12:09 AM
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Couldn't resist...


I went back to the gym tonight for some more pictures...

I got creative with the exposures and tried to takeoff and land at the same spot. Got pretty close!

Andy
Sep 21, 2010, 08:03 AM
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Finally fixed my Night Vapor..... Then I crashed it and broke off the motor.
Sep 21, 2010, 09:36 AM
LiPo-Sucker & Airframe EMT
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Originally Posted by lazor 22
Finally fixed my Night Vapor..... Then I crashed it and broke off the motor.
The motor mount/gearbox seems kinda fragile, doesn't it?

I'm still waiting for either of two LHS's to get in the new part so I can fix mine, which broke when the nose tipped down after a sweet, gentle landing (on a hard surface).

Sep 21, 2010, 04:02 PM
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I've been through a few prop shafts, but I guess that what happens when you don't give yourself enough time to recover from a dead vertical dive.
Sep 22, 2010, 02:35 AM
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Originally Posted by dee-grose
I went back to the gym tonight for some more pictures...

I got creative with the exposures and tried to takeoff and land at the same spot. Got pretty close!

Andy
Very cool. Wish I lived closer to you.
Sep 23, 2010, 03:13 PM
Wishing I was at Torrey Pines
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Hey guys, my review just went live. Feel free to hop over there and check it out.

I do have lots more of those cool light trail pictures over there for ya!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1276394

Andy
Oct 02, 2010, 03:10 PM
Flick lives
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Took my Park Zone "Day Vapor" out in the early morning for some calm-wind flying. With a balance of stick and power, this plane will fly inverted by pulling up as if entering a loop, but stopping it at the top of the arc. This is a quirky little plane so turn on your speakers to hear the quirky soundtrack I chose for the video. Please right-click to watch on You Tube and comment on the vid. (Suggest viewing full-screen).

Park Zone Vapor Inverted Flight (3 min 25 sec)
Oct 02, 2010, 09:28 PM
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Would love to see if the Night Vapor will do inverted. I suspect no, think its a bit heavier than the Vapor, and even less stable. Ive been able to get it to loop (HARD, at least for me). Has to be the right conditions, otherwise the loop turns into a flop. Managed to get 4 of them the other night in the LHS parking lot.
Oct 31, 2010, 11:37 PM
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WAKE UP THREAD!

Tried my new Thunder Power 160mah 25C batt in the Night Vapor tonight. With 25C slung under the rod, it will do loops pretty much on command (as long as you dont creep in rudder). PLENTY of umph. It was a a lot of fun.

Picked that battery up for the shiny new PZ UM T-28, which really is an absolute scream!

jc


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