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Dec 06, 2012, 08:05 AM
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Strong enough - YES !

I'm same - I didn't re-inforce the 1680. I fly it gentle because it feels a little fragile.

The 1880 gives me a lot more confidence - have thrown it around a fair bit. In a way I wouldn't do with the 1680 (a v3). Perfectly happy with the strength for normal flying. As with most I wouldn't recommend a vertical dive and fast pullup though...
Its perfectly strong enough for most people IMHO.
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Dec 06, 2012, 08:21 AM
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@Cathay Stray
Don't forget, spar supplied with these wings is not the same one as the older Skywalker 1680 versions. I have one laying on the table waiting to be built, and i think im going to reinforce it a bit, but mainly because i will pull some G's with it.

Also got latest version of 1680mm wings which have the same strength spar supplied but with additional two smaller carbon spars molded in already.

I did expect this 1880mm wing to be a bit thinner than 1680mm for more speed
but doesn't look like that's the case. At least nothing to be noticed eyeballing both side by side.
Dec 07, 2012, 08:06 AM
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I have ordered the condor (after seeing Vassilis flying) and waiting for it to arrive. Will be joining you soon
Dec 07, 2012, 08:20 AM
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I ordered it a bit blindly, because honestly there is no enough information about this wing. No reliable cruising speed testing/measurement between 1680mm and 1880mm or current consumption just few subjective opinions compared to some other SW builds.
If it is slow as 1680mm i dont think I'm going to like it. I like covering more ground with FPV.
So far tight working schedule didn't allow me to do anything on this bird.
Last edited by hefest; Dec 07, 2012 at 08:28 AM.
Dec 08, 2012, 12:32 AM
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Purchased my condor from Very fast. From china to El Paso in nine days. Everything arrived in great shape. Good packing. This is my first plane in 20 years. Should be a fun build.
Dec 08, 2012, 12:46 AM
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Were you in jail or something?
My record I-have-enough-planes period has been six months so far
Dec 08, 2012, 01:07 AM
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Yea just got out of a 24 year marriage.

Been flying multi rotors for a year now and doing pretty good with a part time aerial photography business. Been getting a few request for some higher altitude shots so I decided on the condor. Looking at putting a go pro 3 black in the nose on a gimbal so it can look straight down for vertical shots.

Lucky for me I have a partner in the business who designs and builds multi-rotors and can fly anything. I'm sure he will be doing most of the building.
Dec 08, 2012, 01:23 AM
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Good luck with your build. It's nice to have first person help nearby. I mostly resort on the web for help...
Dec 08, 2012, 01:29 AM
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I am very fortunate. Athens. I was over there twice in 2007. Really enjoyed the islands. Great place for flying
Dec 08, 2012, 01:37 PM
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thanks shikra for the wing insight mine just arrived and you are spot on with your word thanks again
Dec 08, 2012, 02:47 PM
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so whats the max flying weight on this bird?? mine is estimatedly going to weigh in at 2.4kgs!!! all gear in....with the stock motor setup will it really fly? advice will be appreciated
Dec 09, 2012, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by autotechcare
so whats the max flying weight on this bird?? mine is estimatedly going to weigh in at 2.4kgs!!! all gear in....with the stock motor setup will it really fly? advice will be appreciated
Thats fine!
Dec 18, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Thanks picard... saved some weight and its now weighing in at 2.2kgs...wondering what the weight is on your set up..thanks again
Mar 01, 2013, 05:04 AM
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i got my condor skywalker fpv ready and i have been flying it about 5 times now
I wounder where is the CG on the skywalker condor
i have seen so many places to test cg that i dont now longer where i shal sett the CG:-))
Anyone that have a nice spot on the plane
Last edited by kjella; Mar 01, 2013 at 05:30 AM.
Mar 01, 2013, 04:41 PM
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Hi kjela,
Like you, I ve only 4 flights so far, no FPV yet.
Initially, I put COG at the servo channel, as suggested here in earlier posts, but it felt tail heavy. I now fly 12mm in front of the servo channel and it feels more comfortable. Of course, I don't know if this is optimal

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