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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:10 AM
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Planning a Penguin build and have question for you guys using APM 2.5 with antenna tracking, are you using the 3dr radio to GS or is there a way to tap into the APM GPS to an osd that sends the gps data through the video or audio? Hate to run the extra radio and figure out how to get the additional range to match the video and uhf...

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:09 AM
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Is there enough clearance for a 10 inch prop on this plane?
Old Jan 07, 2013, 03:19 AM
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There is if you lift the motor about 6-7mm (1/4in). I have done it on my Penguin, swinging a xoar 10x6 with a hacker A30 16L 800kv on 4 to 5 cells
Old Jan 07, 2013, 06:42 AM
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Thanks for the tip
Old Jan 07, 2013, 08:19 AM
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There is if you lift the motor about 6-7mm (1/4in). I have done it on my Penguin, swinging a xoar 10x6 with a hacker A30 16L 800kv on 4 to 5 cells
Can you say unlimited vertical?
Old Jan 07, 2013, 08:55 AM
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There is no lack of power if there is so to say
Old Jan 07, 2013, 09:06 AM
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There is if you lift the motor about 6-7mm (1/4in). I have done it on my Penguin, swinging a xoar 10x6 with a hacker A30 16L 800kv on 4 to 5 cells
Wow!
Old Jan 07, 2013, 01:59 PM
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The below image shows recent prop test results for my Penguin which can be found on my Build Log
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 02:11 PM
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Planning a Penguin build and have question for you guys using APM 2.5 with antenna tracking, are you using the 3dr radio to GS or is there a way to tap into the APM GPS to an osd that sends the gps data through the video or audio? Hate to run the extra radio and figure out how to get the additional range to match the video and uhf...

Thx
That's one of the setbacks of the APM systems. AT is all done through your telemetry radios and cannot be encoded into the video/audio streams like RVOSD and Eagle Tree.
Old Jan 07, 2013, 06:09 PM
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The below image shows recent prop test results for my Penguin The test was run on my
Mark, do you mind if I add this to the front page here for prop info? Great work!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 07:27 PM
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Is there enough clearance for a 10 inch prop on this plane?
Just measured mine, with a 10" prop I have just under 1/8" clearance with the tail boom. This is without lifting the motor.
Old Jan 07, 2013, 07:37 PM
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Mark, do you mind if I add this to the front page here for prop info? Great work!
Be my guest! I have also recently done a 10" Multirotor prop test which can be found on my Wiki here:

10" Quad Props

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Old Jan 07, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Paint prep


I like to paint but I've never done styrofoam. What do you guys use for paint prep on stryrofoam?
Old Jan 07, 2013, 07:57 PM
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I found a paint that works good on the canopy gray foam. I used Krylon Plastic in flat black and turned out nice and I can take the canopy on and off without it rubbing off like the stock paint.
Old Jan 07, 2013, 08:04 PM
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I like to paint but I've never done styrofoam. What do you guys use for paint prep on stryrofoam?
ive brushed faskolor on multiplex foam and it lasted well over 2 years of flying, itd be better if i had a good airbrush


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