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Nov 01, 2012, 04:17 PM
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this plane for ~$65
thanks for vid chuck helped me decide
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Nov 01, 2012, 04:32 PM
I'd rather be flying!
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Originally Posted by pugsam
REAL men land Strykers on tables in an upright flat spin.......
And the rest stay a safe distance away!

Joel
Nov 01, 2012, 10:51 PM
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OK. I already do Vapor carrier takeoffs off the roof and out of the back cargo deck of my little Forester SUV...and landings in the back. No big deal, but fun.

So with the new Mini Vapor, I'll have to try takeoff, flight, micro-aerobatic maneuvers, and landing...all done INSIDE the car! Now THAT would be a way to spend a rainy day!

Oh, and if I want to try it in wind, all I have to do is turn on the car's ac!

Just funnin'! But...I wonder...???

Tom
Nov 02, 2012, 12:11 AM
I'd rather be flying!
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Originally Posted by shepflyr
......Oh, and if I want to try it in wind, all I have to do is turn on the car's ac!

Just funnin'! But...I wonder...???

Tom
You might even be able to generate some artificial 'ridge lift' if you get the vents adjusted just right! Slope soaring the AC vents would be cool!

Joel
Nov 02, 2012, 10:02 AM
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You might even be able to generate some artificial 'ridge lift' if you get the vents adjusted just right! Slope soaring the AC vents would be cool!

Joel
BIG LOL!!!

Yeah, I'd set the vents, turn up the ac fan to high, drop all seats down, sit in the back cargo area, and slope soar to my heart's content!

And on a calm, sunny day, I could open the windows and do passthroughs!

And if I open the sunroof, maybe I could slope soar her right up through the roof! Man, we're gettin' creative, now!

Tom
Nov 02, 2012, 11:12 AM
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Smells like and endurance contest challenge to me.. just sayin'

Tony
Nov 03, 2012, 07:26 AM
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had another fly right on dusk tonight as there was no wind and also with a few tips on how to fly a Vapor, i moved the battery back and yes! this thing flys really slow, i was like hovering it around a very small area outside.
Came in charged the battery and thought i'd try in the lounge room, but alas it was straight into the wall DOHHH!! i tell you i am not an indoor flyer, so didn't try again as i do not want to break this plane, although i must say it seems quiet durable too, anyway I'll wait till i can get into a hall and film it.
But for you guys who know how to fly a Vapor i think you will like how slow this one can go

cheers chuck
Nov 03, 2012, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by ChuckTseeker
had another fly right on dusk tonight as there was no wind and also with a few tips on how to fly a Vapor, i moved the battery back and yes! this thing flys really slow, i was like hovering it around a very small area outside.
Came in charged the battery and thought i'd try in the lounge room, but alas it was straight into the wall DOHHH!! i tell you i am not an indoor flyer, so didn't try again as i do not want to break this plane, although i must say it seems quiet durable too, anyway I'll wait till i can get into a hall and film it.
But for you guys who know how to fly a Vapor i think you will like how slow this one can go

cheers chuck
Thanks Chuck! I'm not a very experienced RC pilot, but I've learned how to fly a Vapor indoors. Here's a short video clip I made this morning of me flying our Night Vapor inside our house. I'm fortunate to have a nice area for flying indoors, as long as I maintain enough altitude to stay above the furniture, it's fairly open. When we first got the Vapor I couldn't do this, but after practicing outdoors in calm conditions it became easy. With winter approaching in the northern hemisphere, I expect I will be flying it indoors more often, perhaps I will learn how to takeoff and land from the tables. I hope to add a Mini Vapor to the hangar as soon as it's available.

Jay

Flying the Night Vapor indoors (1 min 7 sec)
Nov 03, 2012, 10:40 AM
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Thanks Chuck! I'm not a very experienced RC pilot, but I've learned how to fly a Vapor indoors.....
Jay
Honest-to-God transcript:

Me: Hey, come look at this!

Wifey: His wife lets him do that???!!!???

Last edited by pugsam; Nov 03, 2012 at 10:48 AM.
Nov 03, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Honest-to-God transcript:

Me: Hey, come look at this!

Wifey: His wife lets him do that???!!!???

Yes, my wife lets me do that. The Vapor is so light and slow it couldn't damage anything. I got in trouble once when I crashed a 120SR helicopter and the main rotor damaged a lampshade. I replaced the lampshade with a better one, and I no longer fly that one indoors, but the MCX2 helicopter, the MQX quadcopter, and the Night Vapor are tolerated.
Nov 03, 2012, 01:08 PM
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.....I replaced the lampshade with a better one, and I no longer fly that one indoors......
Yeah, I quit flying lampshades indoors, too.....

Now, I'm just a desk jockey.

Nov 03, 2012, 02:24 PM
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MSR, MCX2, Night Vapor, and LadyBird... these are my approved indoor aircraft. The CX3 is no longer allowed, as there was an issue with gashes in the wall... In my defense, I was still trimming it.
Nov 03, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Wish that was my table.
Nov 03, 2012, 09:20 PM
Andres Lu
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I'm gonna get this at Christmas....cant wait

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Nov 03, 2012, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by ChuckTseeker
had another fly right on dusk tonight as there was no wind and also with a few tips on how to fly a Vapor, i moved the battery back and yes! this thing flys really slow, i was like hovering it around a very small area outside.
Came in charged the battery and thought i'd try in the lounge room, but alas it was straight into the wall DOHHH!! i tell you i am not an indoor flyer, so didn't try again as i do not want to break this plane, although i must say it seems quiet durable too, anyway I'll wait till i can get into a hall and film it.
But for you guys who know how to fly a Vapor i think you will like how slow this one can go

cheers chuck
THANKS, CHUCK! Very helpful!

Now I really CAN'T wait for this one to arrive! It promises to make indoor winter flying a whole lot more fun!!

Glad the little Vapor is so durable. Sure hope it didn't hurt your wall! (heehee!)

Tom


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