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May 27, 2010, 07:46 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Originally Posted by johnnyrocco123
Who makes the skyfun? links?

Thanks
SkyArtec makes the skyfun (opposed to the common belief that Art-Tech makes it)

If you're interested in it, the motor has to be upgraded first. The stock 1800kv & 18A ESC just dont cut it for me Everything else was great!
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Jun 13, 2010, 08:09 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Getting Braver (8 min 5 sec)

Ahh, finally enjoying the fruits of my labor.

The plane is performing as I would expect it to now. The only problem is my Futaba 168DF reciever lets through major glitches if I fly through interference. There is one spot on the video I thought I was done for! This delta wing doesnt deal with servo twitches very well! I think I'll order another corona...

My mic is working also - however, there is so much wind noise under the canopy with motor off, you cant even hear servo movements, which I was kinda hoping for. I wonder if sealing off the canopy better would improve the situation?

The regulator & step up converter are doing thier job very well, and do not get anything more than warm. I steal 7.4v from the balance connector on my 11.1v 2200mah to power the cam and TX now. The battery hardly slips out of balance, plus - The camera is CLEAR! (as clear as i can expect from the cx161).I think the UBEC I used to power the 5v cam was destroying picture quality also. The 5v linear reg is much cleaner.

Oh well, let me know what you think!
Jun 13, 2010, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by aaron_gx

Oh well, let me know what you think!
Simply Amazing
can't wait to finish my stryker
Jun 13, 2010, 10:50 PM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Simply Amazing
can't wait to finish my stryker
High speed = highly recommended

At first I wondered if I could think fast enough to fly a jet fpv, but its the only way to fly! Now, if I could rely on my RC signal a bit better, it would be even better.
Sep 15, 2010, 10:41 PM
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to reincarnate this thread.. i just built my skyfun jet.
I will maiden it in a few hours. it's 5.38am here and I will maiden t 12.30pm I suppose...

2850kv outrunner that I pulled off my LX-F22
Moxie 80amp esc
6x6 prop
AR500 receiver
2200mah 4S 45c/90c Turnigy Nano-Tech batt.

Hoping for some 200km/h without turning into a fireball. Fingers crossed..
Sep 15, 2010, 10:43 PM
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Originally Posted by aaron_gx
http://www.vimeo.com/12531077
Ahh, finally enjoying the fruits of my labor.

The plane is performing as I would expect it to now. The only problem is my Futaba 168DF reciever lets through major glitches if I fly through interference. There is one spot on the video I thought I was done for! This delta wing doesnt deal with servo twitches very well! I think I'll order another corona...

My mic is working also - however, there is so much wind noise under the canopy with motor off, you cant even hear servo movements, which I was kinda hoping for. I wonder if sealing off the canopy better would improve the situation?

The regulator & step up converter are doing thier job very well, and do not get anything more than warm. I steal 7.4v from the balance connector on my 11.1v 2200mah to power the cam and TX now. The battery hardly slips out of balance, plus - The camera is CLEAR! (as clear as i can expect from the cx161).I think the UBEC I used to power the 5v cam was destroying picture quality also. The 5v linear reg is much cleaner.

Oh well, let me know what you think!
I think that yo umight destroy your batteruy pack earlier. are yo ustill flying this thing? have you made any mods??? oh and... Go spektrum or JR especially with your FPV the new DX8 with telemetry and beeing able to see your voltage on screen will be helpful
Oct 13, 2010, 11:08 AM
Flying FPV from the lab.
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Originally Posted by pavcon
I think that yo umight destroy your batteruy pack earlier. are yo ustill flying this thing? have you made any mods??? oh and... Go spektrum or JR especially with your FPV the new DX8 with telemetry and beeing able to see your voltage on screen will be helpful
Yep, Im still flying this thing. I've stuck with 72mhz due to FPV. 2.4ghz control isnt good for the type of flying I like.

I have modded this plane beyond recognition. (crash repairs mainly) Unbelievable how long this plane has lasted me, considering what I have done to it!!!
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...ghlight=skyfun
Oct 22, 2010, 05:41 AM
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Hey mate, just got a HK email telling me my Skyfun has shipped .

I have the same ebay motor as you, also.

Do you think this thing could carry an extra 100grams(Gopro) as well as fpv gear?.



Cheers, Kev.
Oct 22, 2010, 05:55 AM
Fly fast, Dont crash.
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HK also do a smaller 600mm span version.... wing loading should be fine with an FPV setup loaded on.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=13763

I'm tempted by both this and the skyfun...
Oct 22, 2010, 06:12 AM
NDw
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for uk folks this is the skyfun, but with different stickers

http://www.gliders.uk.com/prodinfo.asp?number=JAM007090

Doesn't come with servos ect so even with shipping hk is proabably cheaper.
Oct 22, 2010, 06:15 AM
Fly fast, Dont crash.
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thanks for the link

Skyfun 62 imported from HK... thats if you dont get stung by customs.

So not that far off if you get cheapo leccy gear from the likes of giant cod.
Oct 22, 2010, 06:21 AM
NDw
NDw
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Yep I put the 3 servos from giantcod in my multiplex funjet and they worked fine.

The Skyfun is a blast to fly. Havn't Fpved it yet thought as I'm just starting with fpv.

And if you wreck any part of it you can get spares here(look at his other items for other parts)

http://cgi.ebay.ie/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=130414391293
Last edited by NDw; Oct 22, 2010 at 06:28 AM.
Oct 27, 2010, 05:11 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kev.au
Hey mate, just got a HK email telling me my Skyfun has shipped .

I have the same ebay motor as you, also.

Do you think this thing could carry an extra 100grams(Gopro) as well as fpv gear?.



Cheers, Kev.

Snap! Great minds Kev. Mine shipped today. Did you get yours yet? I too want to mount a go pro. I was also thinking of using a 5000mAh battery, not sure if it'll be too heavy with all of that gear.

Can you post pics of your layout when you build?

I am using this motor, should scream... 3400KV, 350W
Oct 27, 2010, 05:55 AM
Post # 20 million
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Yea Gree, test flew it the same day i got it(Tuesday) hahaha.

I only used a 30 ESC and a 1800mAh 3s with a low c rating, so they got quite hot lol, but she flew great, had the rates a bit high but other that that, she's a keeper .

Cheers, Kev.

Edit, canopy clips are useless .
Oct 27, 2010, 06:44 AM
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I mean did you fly it FPV? I'd like to see how you are laying it all out... Are you putting an OSD in it?

This is going to be my cloud catcher so I making sure it can do long range...


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