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Feb 06, 2013, 11:05 AM
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How long does chinese new year last ?? like 8 weeks? Ive been hearing this excuse forever from several threads. (Not related to SH)
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Feb 06, 2013, 11:27 AM
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About 3 solid weeks with various travel time on either end so will usually see direct affects
from it for 4-5 weeks and of course post effects as they have to catch up afterward.
The whole country is almost completely shut down, so it's not just an excuse.
Feb 06, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Daemon View Post
That SH throw looked a little flat, meaning your hand is a bit closer
to the prop the instant after release than I'd be comfortable with. I find the trick
with the SH is to arc the throw up a bit and release it at the top of the arc and let the
arm continue on down rather than throw it flat and straight like a javelin. One of my
first vids demonstrates that type of throw.

And for whatever it's worth, the trick with the Skywalker is to angle the throw up about 30
degrees. Because of the way it pitches forward at high throttle/low speed, it'll generally
pitch forward from that 30 degree attitude to level, and fly away straight.
On your launch, can see it started close to level, and dove at the ground.

ian
To comfirm, this vid wasn't showing the "best" way to launch but merely some shots I had on video. The SW isn't mine and wasn't my launch. As I said in the vid, it was a lazy launch but the only one I had on vid and it does show what happens if you launch like that. Maybe it doesn't help at all.
Feb 06, 2013, 01:47 PM
Houba ! Houba !!
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Another good flight this morning... I'm really starting to like this one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZc78pkEMGA
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Ground footage from that flight^

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z06T1peVmdY
great videos Keith ! your ground recording is rock solid an of great quality ...congrats
Feb 06, 2013, 08:39 PM
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FPV MODELS have went up on there SkyHunter ,is there any chance that there are going to lower the price . BEVRC has lower price and I can get free shipping up to 200$ spent which I would spend .
Feb 07, 2013, 09:46 PM
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Happy Hew Year guys...
Have a few extra drinks tomorrow and the day after - the last day of the old and the first day of the new years.
(I've been doing that quite a lot recently)
Feb 07, 2013, 09:52 PM
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Happy New year Mark
Feb 07, 2013, 09:53 PM
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SH back in stock
Thanks
Feb 07, 2013, 10:14 PM
Watts up ?
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I love CNY ! Its always a big family event. Better stop eating now and save room !
Feb 08, 2013, 12:15 AM
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I love CNY ! Its always a big family event. Better stop eating now and save room !
Correction: LNY
Feb 08, 2013, 01:38 PM
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not just that ...they send it EMS, FAST>>> I received mine in 6 days from China... to Denver USA

Everyone else is more than $180 and $60 in shipping. I ordered a 1.3 setup with the Metal servos and got out for real chaep with shipping free...it was like getting the other stuff for free!
Feb 09, 2013, 09:20 AM
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SkyHunter where to buy?


^ +1


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FPV MODELS have went up on there SkyHunter ,is there any chance that there are going to lower the price . BEVRC has lower price and I can get free shipping up to 200$ spent which I would spend .

I ordered from bevrc and planned it out to get my order in before they shut down on the "7rd" yes you read that correctly the "7rd" as quoted from their holiday shipping notice posted on their website. I ordered on the 4rd and I received my ems tracking number on the 2/6/13.

I went with bevrc for several reasons. I have ordered from them before. They have always shipped out promptly without any shenanigans. They offer free shipping for orders over $200. I was able to use the "alishanmao" coupon code for an aditional 5% (I think) off! Whenever I see a spot for a coupon code on an order page I'll google a coupon code for that site. That is how I stumbled across the "aslishanmao" code and sure enough, it still worked! At any rate I recieved ten dollars off my $200 dollar order which means I techically got my SH for $129. Plus it was delivered free....sort of. I had to buy $ sixty dollars worth of stuff but that beats paying $50ish for shipping and getting nothing extra!

Crossing my fingers that mine actually leaves the country before the Spring/s**t hits the Festival/fan so to speak. EMS tracking looked promising.

edit: Sitting in SFO as of right now.

Alternatively...

Mark at Cambria Hobby seems like a really nice guy, has put lots of effort into producing some great videos on building the SH. Had he physically had them in stock (and not in transit) I would have gladly ordered from him. His timing should be good though to fill the demand for this bird whilst China is shut down for the next 10+ days plus whatever time it takes for them to "recover" from their Spring Festival.

Good luck, I imagine Cambrias will go quickly.

BG
Last edited by BravoGolf; Feb 09, 2013 at 09:27 AM.
Feb 09, 2013, 09:49 AM
USA: LakeGeorge, New York
Keith L.,
Do you have any WOT (Wide Open Throttle) Vids?
(with lack of concern with throttle management and sipping Lipo mah)
Feb 10, 2013, 12:56 AM
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What is the method of attaching the tail booms to the fuselage? Can it be easily removed for transport?

Same questions as above regarding the wing as well... ?
Feb 10, 2013, 01:12 AM
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Wings are secured with long bolts.
The tail booms are secured to wings, and tail group using plastic clamps secured with
bolts and nuts. I recommend replacing stock nuts with lock nuts, or you *will* lose them.

ian


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