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Mar 14, 2012, 11:09 AM
Space Coast USA
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Originally Posted by Lancer31
Our Atoms fly great, just the way we want them to, but we haven't had much luck shooting movies of them in flight.
All-right!
Would you say it's a slow flyer (like and easy stick) or fast?
Is it slow enough to fly in a Gym?

Thanks
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Mar 14, 2012, 11:47 AM
A Texan abroad
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Originally Posted by hoppy
I haven't been able to find a flight video of the Atom. Anybody know of one. I'd like to see it in the air.
+1

The proof is in the pudding!
Mar 14, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Capri82
Hey Guys, Just received my atom today (YAY!!) cant seem to get it to throttle up, I read about the safety feature of throttling up and then back to activate it, but no go, I tried plugging the ESC into the rudder channel and go left right and off the motor goes, so it's not the ESC.

And I tried plugging a servo into the throttle channel, it moves the servo. I even tried another set for radio gear. same result.

I'm thinking the ESC isn't detecting full movement on the stick?
how long are the we talking for this safety feature, like literally push the stick up and then back and it should be good to go?
or hold it full throttle for a few seconds and then back and wait?
You might try running the throttle trim as far down as it wil go, before turning on the plane. Then, turn on and move throttle to full throw, and then back to idle, and then it should work. If not, check to see if your throttle control is reversed, on the TX.
Mar 14, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by hoppy
All-right!
Would you say it's a slow flyer (like and easy stick) or fast?
Is it slow enough to fly in a Gym?

Thanks
I'd fly it in a gym. It's about as fast as a Champ, or Playmate. Faster than a Night Vapor.
I guess we'll have to try shooting another movie, tomorrow morning.
Mar 14, 2012, 04:11 PM
Space Coast USA
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Thanks Lancer31.
Mar 15, 2012, 01:53 PM
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If you can find it.....


I tried to post a video of the Atom flying, in the Video Gallery. It shows I have used up some of my alloted space, but damned if I can find the vid.
Anyway, we put some time & effort into proving that pudding, but have been defeated by the technicalities of it all. If you find it, enjoy it, (it is real short).
Mar 15, 2012, 09:38 PM
Space Coast USA
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I can't find it either.
If you would like to post it here, just upload it to YouTube and then post the URL for the YouTube video here and it will be embedded in your post.
Thanks for trying,
hoppy
Mar 16, 2012, 06:08 AM
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Thanks, Hoppy!


I hardly ever use things like Youtube and Facebook, although I am signed up with them. In this case I forgot that it was Youtube that I wanted. Anyway, here's the link;
<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/U144Bku48Ig" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

HobbyKing Atom (0 min 37 sec)


Maybe it will work this time, (FWIW)!
Below is one shot earlier, that will give you an idea of how fast it travels over the ground. (Provide your own sick-sack!)

Sky500 aerial search.wmv (7 min 30 sec)
Last edited by Lancer31; Mar 16, 2012 at 07:00 AM.
Mar 16, 2012, 08:44 AM
Space Coast USA
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Thanks a lot, that's exactly what I was looking for....plane and video
Going to order one today, thanks again for your efforts.
hoppy
Mar 16, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by hoppy
Thanks a lot, that's exactly what I was looking for....plane and video
Going to order one today, thanks again for your efforts.
hoppy
Truly a pleasure to be able to help! We also learned some things.
You will enjoy the Atom, as it is surely one of today's great bargains.
Last edited by Lancer31; Jun 28, 2012 at 06:14 AM.
Mar 16, 2012, 07:06 PM
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Thanks for posting the video, I am quite sure this plane will soon become a hot selling fvp.


Edmond
Mar 17, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Maybe a better vid,if we can....


Renovated an old, but good, camera, and we are trying to get some better shots of the Atom flying. Thanks all, for the kind words!
Mar 17, 2012, 07:12 PM
A Texan abroad
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Nice job on the video! I may have to start giving these out as birthday gifts to my rc buds!
Mar 29, 2012, 09:57 PM
Oldie, not Moldie
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Got mine today. It's all put together this evening. Now all I need is a calm day for it's maiden!
Mar 31, 2012, 01:29 PM
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I know the feeling!


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Originally Posted by Ssayer
Got mine today. It's all put together this evening. Now all I need is a calm day for it's maiden!
We have had several days of dead-calm daybreaks of late, but today it has been blowing hard all day! Just have to build something, I guess.


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