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Feb 13, 2013, 11:15 AM
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Feb 13, 2013, 11:23 AM
USA: LakeGeorge, New York
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Originally Posted by polix
sexy SSS visible from far away

are you using stock gear?
Great Colors and Custom Skid
Feb 13, 2013, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by rclab1

are you using stock gear?
Great Colors and Custom Skid
ha, i've replaced almost everything ... just kept the motor actually, believe me when the sun hit's the fluorescent paint on the top it just glows in the sky
Feb 13, 2013, 02:32 PM
USA: LakeGeorge, New York
How is that Stock Motor on that SSS?
(I've read to add a 8x4 or 8x6 APCe prop as the only mods, and it scoots')
Feb 13, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by rclab1
How is that Stock Motor on that SSS?
(I've read to add a 8x4 or 8x6 APCe prop as the only mods, and it scoots')
the motor is ok, i put a 9 x 7 3-blade APC prop on it and it draws about 450 watts max on 3S, works well for me, though i will likely upgrade it eventually
Feb 14, 2013, 10:40 PM
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showing mine...
Skywalker Drone / UAV Set Up - Ardupilot Mega 2.5 APM (3 min 36 sec)
Feb 16, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Teksumo w/ GoPro Hero 2 (4 min 58 sec)
Feb 17, 2013, 07:22 PM
S.R.V.
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Here is my heavily modified Solo 1500 that I'm using for FPV.

Just flew her FPV today in 25+ mph winds and had a blast!

Mods include rear servo placement, extremely custom motor mount with a 370 size motor and APC 8x6 pusher prop, and an extended fuselage....

plus a lot of tape haha...
Feb 17, 2013, 07:24 PM
USA: LakeGeorge, New York
krytikul
That plane demonstrate 'ugly', but Im sure it flies great!.....
thats what my old Bixler looks like :-)
Feb 17, 2013, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by rclab1
krytikul
That plane demonstrate 'ugly', but Im sure it flies great!.....
thats what my old Bixler looks like :-)
Haha yeah, just about everyone that sees it says that!

and It does fly great btw
Feb 17, 2013, 09:38 PM
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wow that's lot of tape hey, whatever works right?
Feb 18, 2013, 08:11 AM
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Blendrm and packing tape are what make this bird fly haha
Feb 20, 2013, 10:12 AM
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First flight!


Well, I did my first fpv flight today and everything still works! Haha I can definitely say it was exhilarating and extremely scary(definitely more on the scary side)! I flew for a total of about 15 minutes, and to about 400' ft up I think. It was quit windy, more then I thought it was going to be definitely. My setup is a Penguin, m2815, 60a esc, stock three blade prop, RMRC 1.3 video system, 700tvl camera, dragonlink, fatshark dominators, cloverleaf antennas on vtx and vrx. 3s 4400mah flight battery. Here are some things I noticed, and some questions I have:

1)as the pictures show, I placed my camera on the lower part of the canopy, and angled down slightly. This made my view seem like I was much higher then I was. Anyone agree?

2) I'm lucky I landed when I did! I thought my battery was dying, but it was actually my prop spinning itself off! I was within seconds of loosing my prop! Any tips on keeping the prop on? I have a 9x6 apc I may put on there as well. Suggestions?

3) transport! The penguin is massive! It's a feat to get it in my car. Anyone have any transportation ideas for a penguin, thanks!
Feb 20, 2013, 11:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Eyeinthesky1
2) I'm lucky I landed when I did! I thought my battery was dying, but it was actually my prop spinning itself off! I was within seconds of loosing my prop! Any tips on keeping the prop on? I have a 9x6 apc I may put on there as well. Suggestions?
All I have to say is two words "BLUE LOCKTITE"
And all it takes is just tiny bit, one small drop. I get a small drop on the end of a toothpick and then aply it to the bolt, tighten the nut and your good to go. I do this on all my planes, electric, glow, even the big 50cc gasser.
Last edited by hammer833; Feb 20, 2013 at 11:19 AM.
Feb 20, 2013, 12:02 PM
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I agree with that Hammer. Doesn't hurt to use a locking nut if you can get one in that size.


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