Thread Tools
Old Oct 14, 2012, 01:15 PM
rickybritish is offline
Find More Posts by rickybritish
Registered User
Hi anyone know what lipo is the best one to,I have a hexa copter OSD /camera TX I would live to us 5800mah lipo where could I find some good cheap ones please.
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Oct 14, 2012, 01:52 PM
supermoth is offline
Find More Posts by supermoth
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by piumach View Post
Same happened to me, I used few drops of Bostik Super into the propeller hole, fitted on the shaft and it's working very well!

http://www.bostik.it/bostik/prodotti...uper-precision
Thanks for the info.The Elapor CA did it and we tested the plane without problems so far.It had to do with the CA thikness.
Cheers.
S.M
Old Oct 14, 2012, 08:27 PM
Ricomon is offline
Find More Posts by Ricomon
Registered User
Ricomon's Avatar

Stock Battery Specs?


I just bought a SkySurfer, and I should be receiving it this week. I plan to take it with me on vacation next week, and I want some extra battery packs before I go. I know many of you like the Zippy 350mAh packs, but I would like to find something closer to the weight of the stock battery. Could somebody please measure the size and weight a stock pack?

Thanks in advance,
Rick

Never mind. The plane showed up today.
Rick
Last edited by Ricomon; Oct 15, 2012 at 05:48 PM. Reason: Info no longer needed.
Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:19 AM
skydvejam is offline
Find More Posts by skydvejam
Once you taste flight...
skydvejam's Avatar
Yuck that stock charger is junk, get something decent that is a balancing charger.
Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:21 AM
skydvejam is offline
Find More Posts by skydvejam
Once you taste flight...
skydvejam's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by rickybritish View Post
Hi anyone know what lipo is the best one to,I have a hexa copter OSD /camera TX I would live to us 5800mah lipo where could I find some good cheap ones please.
Are you sure your in the right forum? This is for a plane that stock uses a 2s 250mah lipo lol, most likely that battery would dwarf this bird in almost all aspects.
Old Oct 15, 2012, 05:46 PM
Ricomon is offline
Find More Posts by Ricomon
Registered User
Ricomon's Avatar
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricomon View Post
Could somebody please measure the size and weight a stock pack?
Never mind. The plane showed up today. I'm heading out for a maiden.

Rick
Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:29 PM
Ricomon is offline
Find More Posts by Ricomon
Registered User
Ricomon's Avatar
OK, I just got back from the maiden flight of my Sky Surfer. I tossed it into the gentle breeze, got some altitude, and flew it around at low throttle. All was well, so I thought I'd try some mild aerobatics. I did a beautiful wingover followed by a perfectly executed figure 9.

It seems that the magnets don't always remain taped to the foam. The wing fluttered down just fine by itself, but the lawn dart that was once the fuselage didn't do so well. Yes, the missing magnet from the wing was still on the fuselage. Oh, yeah, I tried all that body English in hopes that it would pull out, but no luck.

In 40 years of flying, I've never had a wing let go like that. I've folded a few wings, but never lost one. ...until today.

The magnets were taped over when I got it. It was used (barely) when I got it, so I don't know if the magnets were taped from the factory. So, should I use Gorilla Glue on the magnets or what?

Rick
Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:48 PM
GLFaria is offline
Find More Posts by GLFaria
Registered User
Hi

The wing magnets on my SSurfer came originally covered with some sort of thin adhesive tape. Never had one come out, but never took the tape off either (don't know if the original glue will stand to pulling out of a wing, the magnets seem pretty strong)

G.
Old Oct 16, 2012, 02:06 PM
Ricomon is offline
Find More Posts by Ricomon
Registered User
Ricomon's Avatar
Well, I boiled my nose (ouch!), and that straightened things out quite nicely. It looks lumpy and blistered, but that's fine. I tried the Gorilla Glue on the magnet. I thought it worked, but the magnet came loose when I put the wing on the plane. I think the packing tape I put over the magnets would probably stand up to more Gs than the wing would, though. Still, I'm going to try the Gorilla Glue again.

Rick
Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:20 PM
supermoth is offline
Find More Posts by supermoth
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricomon View Post
Well, I boiled my nose (ouch!), and that straightened things out quite nicely. It looks lumpy and blistered, but that's fine. I tried the Gorilla Glue on the magnet. I thought it worked, but the magnet came loose when I put the wing on the plane. I think the packing tape I put over the magnets would probably stand up to more Gs than the wing would, though. Still, I'm going to try the Gorilla Glue again.

Rick
Hi.I had the very same problem with one magnet as well.I did glue it back with Elapor CA,I think Gorilla CA will work ok.Then I did add a piece of clear tape around the magnets in order to avoid any more problems.Up to date has been working so far.
Congrats,and welcome to the SSurfer club.
SM.
Last edited by supermoth; Oct 16, 2012 at 06:10 PM.
Old Oct 16, 2012, 11:07 PM
Ricomon is offline
Find More Posts by Ricomon
Registered User
Ricomon's Avatar
Thanks for the welcome! After cleaning the foam with alcohol, the Gorilla Glue held OK. I also did the packing tape over the magnets. I took it out this evening and had a ball. I guarantee I pulled more Gs than I did yesterday, and nothing came apart. The broad speed range is incredible. It really does slow to a crawl while retaining a fairly flat glide. The glide was a bit of a problem, though. Landing in the small churchyard required as much forward slip as I could manage. I'm quite impressed with this bird.

Rick
Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:33 AM
supermoth is offline
Find More Posts by supermoth
Registered User

Trim problem.Warning!!!!


Hi there.
I forgot to mention that the other day when we flew at the beach and maiden 2 Surfers,everything went well ,suddenly my mate was strugling trying to control the pitch.It seemed that the S Surfer was not responding well.Finally we were close to dark and decided to stop flying and celebrate for an incredible evening flying together.
Next morning we were mounting the wings and I found out it's elevator was totally cracked.It was a clean crack through the elevator seam.That was the reason to our pitch problem.So be aware.
Happy flights and nice landings!!!!.
SM
Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:34 AM
supermoth is offline
Find More Posts by supermoth
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricomon View Post
Thanks for the welcome! After cleaning the foam with alcohol, the Gorilla Glue held OK. I also did the packing tape over the magnets. I took it out this evening and had a ball. I guarantee I pulled more Gs than I did yesterday, and nothing came apart. The broad speed range is incredible. It really does slow to a crawl while retaining a fairly flat glide. The glide was a bit of a problem, though. Landing in the small churchyard required as much forward slip as I could manage. I'm quite impressed with this bird.

Rick
Hi Rick.I do agree.I am having a blast with the Sky surfer.Are you using the stock Lipo?
Have fun,
Cheers.S.M
Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:41 AM
skydvejam is offline
Find More Posts by skydvejam
Once you taste flight...
skydvejam's Avatar
I used CA for the magnets with tape that worked OK, Then I used epoxy, works wonderful as well, mind you I have had these wings V'd before I put the CF in the wings...
Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:54 AM
GLFaria is offline
Find More Posts by GLFaria
Registered User
Quote:
Originally Posted by skydvejam View Post
I used CA for the magnets with tape that worked OK, Then I used epoxy, works wonderful as well, mind you I have had these wings V'd before I put the CF in the wings...
V'd?
If that means what I think (putting some dihedral on them), why was that (I mean, specifically on this plane)? How did you do it?

If not, what the heck does "V'd" mean?

G.


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Product Nine Eagles Sky Climber chuckf Electric Sailplanes 523 Sep 01, 2016 05:34 AM
New Product Nine Eagles Solo Pro 328 (Nine Eagles' answer to the Blade 120 SR?) SoloProFan Micro Helis 1758 Feb 27, 2015 05:24 PM
New Product Nine Eagles Sky Runner deadduck Foamies (Kits) 163 Nov 08, 2014 03:51 AM
Discussion Nine Eagles Sky Runner Trimming brawl100 Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric) 5 May 29, 2011 10:52 AM
Discussion Nine Eagles Sky Eagle chris_wade Beginner Training Area (Aircraft-Electric) 3 Apr 28, 2011 04:50 PM