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Mar 14, 2013, 07:42 PM
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That large wing from Hugo's web site was ingeniously packaged

Funny shape but great packaging
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Mar 14, 2013, 07:42 PM
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I have th UM Stryker, nice little plane. Been always tempted by the big Stryker but always seems loud. Wanted something bigger and more of a floater.
Mar 14, 2013, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by polix
yeah the stryker was actually my FIRST RC plane! destroyed it the first week, in hindsight i should have started learning on a glider
You know now it takes years of carefull LOS flying before commiting to FPV and risking your precious gear

The Stryker can do wonderfull FPV flights for its size and can float for a while given you have some altitude. Check this, flown with only a 2200 3S lipo AND carrying a GoPro:

To the bridge (3 min 54 sec)
Mar 14, 2013, 09:25 PM
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I have a FPV micro Stryker. And I had a Skyfun jet which is like a Stryker. The micro flies just fine. The Skyfun is also a floater, but it is notoriously difficult to launch. And I could not LOS it. In fact I lost it when it got ahead of me and flew away never to be seen again. I find the small wings much easier to launch, due to the big wingspan. Also tougher, being EPP foam.
Mar 14, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Big planes are more fun than small planes if you got room to fly them
Mar 14, 2013, 09:27 PM
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every plane is a compromise. But as gliders go, bigger is better, imho.

OTOH, I really prefer my small Skysurfer over my much larger Penguin, which are kind of similar designed planes (well the airfoils are not similar).
Mar 14, 2013, 09:34 PM
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Well, already cut out the foam, i could only get 1" thick foam here so one of the sheets i halved with nichrome wire, top buildup is 1/2' thick, bottom is 1" thick.

Going to embed CF rods in the bottom thicker section just in case, they'll be sandwiched in with the top piece.

i'll embed the CF rods and glue these pieces together and finish her off tomorrow, already have a spare motor that should work great with this too.

I haven't decided what i'm going to use for the flaps, but i'll likely use coroplast since i can easily hinge it
Mar 14, 2013, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Vintabilly_NS

I draw the lines with a sharpie and use a fresh utility blade and a 36" metal yardstick. I then give a tiny bit of profile to the leading edge with a palm sander.

It's a 50% KF step with the upper layer glued on with gorilla glue brown. Nothing special. The pic with the solid nose is just before maiden so no P&T cam there.

It also has a twin skids to cover up a repair from the last time I blowed it up right good. So it looks a little more like a manta ray now. I'll get a new pic if you're interested. It maidened with an orange 2212 1040kv with a 10x4.5 prop. It flew on less than half of the 150 watts available. It wasn't spectacular in climb but it was tolerable for loafing about and doing the odd loop. It's a pretty big bird to roll easily but it rides like a dream since it's only 1" thick compared to a zeph or hercules which I believe is more like 2+ inches. You don't even notice winds and that got me into trouble at almost 2,000' altitude.
Wow ! flying at an altitude of 2,000 ft altitude . That's scary
Mar 14, 2013, 09:42 PM
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I found very large cliff to launch plane from the other day

Problem is landing is fist size rocks

So I think I try covering large wing partially in Kevlar to land on rocks

Very rough landing site so I make plane as light as possible

I recently fly very fast f5b glider around whistler bc at large glacier
That was really cool but long drive

Will try to make short video for Canadian guys
Mar 14, 2013, 09:58 PM
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Originally Posted by larry baraniuk
You can go argue this ad nauseum over and over repeatedly in the appropriate thread please - as if it hasn't already been gone over q 1000 times. Not a single FPVer on earth who isn't intimately aware of the JFK incident. Has no business in here. :
Mar 14, 2013, 10:06 PM
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some of us (like you BC) are constrained due to proximity due to flight paths, airports etc, but hey if you're out in the middle of nowhere like me? who cares have fun i have yet to break 3000 feet but i'm close!
Mar 14, 2013, 10:30 PM
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exactly. Too easy to make assumptions about these things, jumping down on some nice guy like Vintability irks me. There are threads to argue about that stuff - and those arguments always get uncomfortably heated and antagonistic. NO need for every thread to be like that,
Mar 14, 2013, 11:00 PM
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I got threatened by some guy the other day for fpv with my car
Driving up and down my back lane

He threatened to call police

He thought I was road hazard and invaded people's privacy

I told him I get bord of this soon and not worry

No way I stop fpv RC car driving from my garage and around my house

If police show up is see them with my fpv car and make a run for it and close garage
Lol hehe

Or ditch car in spot and get it latter
And run in garage

I fly long range lots
People say where are you, I say just over those trees but they never see my plane as it is not just over those trees but many miles away
Mar 14, 2013, 11:18 PM
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well the core of the wing is done and the glue is setting, CF tubes already embedded, thanks again vintabilly for a great idea! i've been taking pictures along the way and once i have the complete build done i'll post it on my blog with all the pics... hopefully i don't crash it on the maiden!
Mar 14, 2013, 11:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BCSaltchucker
got the afterglow - ha! Another flight tomorrow.

of course there is the First Person Video uploaded
Hey BC
Maybe you should practice what you preach and maybe you should find another
thread to discuss your flight lessons in a Cessna.
Maybe others should go find the proper thread to discuss replicator printers.
I am just being a nice guy by giving a friendly reminder of the rules of flying FPVs
safely responsibly.

Here's a quote from a posting a long time ago from

"Transport Canada will look closely at we do, so if you are Canadian and show on the web clearly that you are not comply to model airplane regulation, you could have a call if you are easy to identify.

To be consider as model plane:
- maximum 35Kg
- maximum 400 feet altitude
- must remain in visual contact
- no commercial application
- do not fly above houses, cars or peoples"

As long as I am see postings of reckless FPV flying on this forum and others , I
will continuously post reminders of responsible flying.
Here is another example of reckless flying that was posted on this thread.
Rex Accidente Radar (0 min 45 sec)

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