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Old Feb 15, 2012, 08:21 AM
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I want to order one of those but late BEVRC news stopping me to hit the buy button. I heard their website was hacked and dont know if they turned their system back to normal and is stable now. Also reading some reviews about their 0 support about returning the broken or missed items.

Anyone can advice here?
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Old Feb 15, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Mine arrived as well.


I saw on their web site they only ship the carbon fiber spars with a plane. I did not notice this when I ordered mine. Can I just pick some up at a local hobby shop and do most builders put in this extra strength precaution? If so is there a recommended size and shape? This will be my first skywalker and I am just reading a little about the wings being a little weak.
Old Feb 15, 2012, 09:16 AM
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Can you please also post a pic of the end of one wing half, where it is joined with the other wing, looking along the wing? This is to let us get a feel of the airfoil used.
I attach a pic of an earlier version wing to show you what I mean.

Thank you.
Sure, I will post one later today when I get home from work.
Old Feb 15, 2012, 09:23 AM
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I wonder if it's using the same joiner rod as the X8, which is significantly sturdier
than the original Skywalker joiner (no idea how it compares to the V5 joiner).

ian
My V5 wing is glued together so I can't compare it but I will take some measurements and post them up later today.

The new Skywalker did come with better control horns. They came with back plates and screws. My V5 came with ones you just push into the foam.
Old Feb 15, 2012, 10:23 AM
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I want to order one of those but late BEVRC news stopping me to hit the buy button. I heard their website was hacked and dont know if they turned their system back to normal and is stable now. Also reading some reviews about their 0 support about returning the broken or missed items.

Anyone can advice here?
Dont want to go go off topic here, but they NEVER replied to 5 emails I have sent them regading a few questions of some of their products, this was over a three month period.

I was going to get a SK and a bunch of FPV equipment from them but held back as well.

I have started a thread here inquiring about their customer service

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show....php?t=1594363
Old Feb 15, 2012, 10:26 AM
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My V5 wing is glued together so I can't compare it but I will take some measurements and post them up later today.

The new Skywalker did come with better control horns. They came with back plates and screws. My V5 came with ones you just push into the foam.
Just for the wing or the entire SW?
Old Feb 15, 2012, 12:18 PM
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Here are some pictures of the new wing. The fuselage looks the same as V5.
definitely the wing chord is wider the profile looks thicker and there seems to be an undercamber which should improve the gliding .
it looks like these wings will slot straight in any version fuselage.

can't wait to see some reports on flight performance !
Old Feb 15, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Can you please also post a pic of the end of one wing half, where it is joined with the other wing, looking along the wing? This is to let us get a feel of the airfoil used.
I attach a pic of an earlier version wing to show you what I mean.

Thank you.
Here is that side view you wanted.
Old Feb 15, 2012, 08:47 PM
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I wonder if it's using the same joiner rod as the X8, which is significantly sturdier
than the original Skywalker joiner (no idea how it compares to the V5 joiner).

ian
The joiner rod is 43.25" long by 10mm. The CF is 1.2mm thick.

Sorry for the standard and metric measurements. How does that compare to the X8?
Old Feb 15, 2012, 09:46 PM
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You might find CF strips, tubes, etc. at your local hobby shop(s)

If you don't have a local option, you can order that stuff from rcfoam.com - They have a pretty good selection of carbon stock.

Also, regarding rcfoam.com, I feel I need to tell you that I have no prior experience ordering from there. I did place a small order yesterday (for the first time) and so far, everything is going smoothly. The shipped it today and sent tracking #.

I'm not sure if there are any other/better online sources for carbon stock. rcfoam.com is the best I've found so far...



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I saw on their web site they only ship the carbon fiber spars with a plane. I did not notice this when I ordered mine. Can I just pick some up at a local hobby shop and do most builders put in this extra strength precaution? If so is there a recommended size and shape? This will be my first skywalker and I am just reading a little about the wings being a little weak.
Old Feb 15, 2012, 11:02 PM
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man that CF rod just looks too small for that big wing..... Two of those would work great...

I would definitely put a ribbon or two in the wings to help. Maybe make the wing a one piece and have CF going across the joint..
Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:36 AM
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Maybe make the wing a one piece and have CF going across the joint..
That's a looong wing to fit in a car!
Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:43 AM
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The joiner rod is 43.25" long by 10mm. The CF is 1.2mm thick.

Sorry for the standard and metric measurements. How does that compare to the X8?
X8's joiner is shorter, same OD, and I think the same wall thickness. It's definitely a lot
sturdier than the old Skywalker joiners, but then it had two of them.

ian
Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:49 AM
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That's a looong wing to fit in a car!
I've got truck with a bed cover so its not a big deal for me to transport. My old wing gets most of it's bumps and bruises from hauling back and forth from the tuck to the house. Bumping in the walls and scraping it turning the corners. It would be nice to have a 2 piece wing but It seems so much stronger glued together.
Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:25 AM
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Here is that side view you wanted.
Thank you very much cabster101!
It is now obvious that they changed the airfoil used, as well as the wing dimensions.


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