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Old Dec 21, 2010, 02:14 AM
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Will make sure of batts, thanks.

I also just finished my "wedge" mount for front viewing. Will test that out tomorrow if no wind.

I think the reason it seemed like it was bouncing up and down is I just stuck it on and went. I think I had it too far forward, as the nose kept wanting to go down. I will try and get more COG tomorrow.
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Old Dec 21, 2010, 11:57 PM
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Front view. I believe I can bring the angle up some with the prop still not in view. Will measure some tomorrow. Here is a vid

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 05:39 AM
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Big-Poppa, Great first video, don't forget that you will need to re-trim when adding weight, you need to go level at half throttle and trim so it flys it's self more power you give the more altitude and less power it starts to decend in a steady manner.Great front angle . I would guess the trim is your bobbing problem, and when you fly without the camera you will have to re-trim again. Asboss
Old Dec 22, 2010, 09:37 AM
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yea, I did have to trim the steering a little. I guess the weight on the bottom changes stuff. But its still surprisingly easy to fly with the cam though. Getting better each time with the cam though, thats why the VERY first video was real "up and down", (i didnt have the COG set right, tail wanted to go down)

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 02:16 PM
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Take off and landing with some high flights and low passes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8wX48-UyZg
Thanks for watching

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Take off and landing with some high flights and low passes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8wX48-UyZg
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Nice. What cam are you using on the plane?
Old Dec 22, 2010, 02:53 PM
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Take off and landing with some high flights and low passes.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8wX48-UyZg
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All those big fields around...and you chose a parking lot surrounded by trees?



But seriously...you knuckle-heads are going to force me to get an onboard cam, and show you some Champrobatics...lol
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Old Dec 22, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Nice. What cam are you using on the plane?
An 808 keychain cam, best buy ever!!!
Old Dec 22, 2010, 03:05 PM
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All those big fields around...and you chose a parking lot surrounded by trees?



But seriously...you knuckle-heads are going to force me to get an onboard cam, and show you some Champrobatics...lol
Only use the parking lot for take-off's and landings, makes it more fun with the trees. Normally not a problem but with the cam attached it's a bit more tricky.
Old Dec 22, 2010, 03:23 PM
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Maybe not the right place to ask but how do you do a roll with champ???
Every time I try it ends up being something weird…
Old Dec 22, 2010, 03:31 PM
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Maybe not the right place to ask but how do you do a roll with champ???
Every time I try it ends up being something weird…
You need to place the pushrods into a control-horn hole close to the control surface, and then you need a bit of speed.

I go a bit high, descend on full power, pull up a bit into a shallow climb, and then whack the rudder hard over.

A rudder-roll will always be a bit goofy, though.

Dave
Old Dec 22, 2010, 03:41 PM
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You need to place the pushrods into a control-horn hole close to the control surface, and then you need a bit of speed.

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Thats probably the problem.

I was doing hard up and left or right at the same time…

Thank you Dave
Old Dec 22, 2010, 04:30 PM
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A flick up does help, but until I moved the rods I could only get inverted with a 1/2 outside loop.

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Old Dec 22, 2010, 05:28 PM
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Thats probably the problem.

I was doing hard up and left or right at the same time…

Thank you Dave
TW,

With the pushrods on the innermost holes, the Champ will do a nice snap-roll with those inputs if you enter the maneuver at the correct speed.

Joel


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