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May 15, 2017, 08:14 AM
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Old video but she's still flying!


I've been following in silence this post, enjoying every bit of info, now is time to share some of my adventures with the Drifter. It's been more than 2 years that I'm flying it and honestly even if I do own several "better performance" planes, I always come back to her.
I want to thank everyone in this thread for your invaluable info and specially to @ican3d for being such a huge inspiration, taking the Drifter to limits that no one ever thought possible.

I'll be posting more videos as soon as I finish the editing... not much time these days. Happy flying!

The maiden:

ES 9908 DRIFTER - Maiden Flight (2 min 31 sec)
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May 15, 2017, 08:17 AM
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One of her first FPV flights


Now a longer video with FPV equipment. By this point I changed motor mount, motors (for a 2212 1400kv), prop (8x6)... Still flying on a single 2200 3S and getting around 18 minutes.

ES 9908 DRIFTER - FPV / Flying around and sunset (6 min 38 sec)
May 15, 2017, 09:16 PM
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Nice video guys, i see many drifter still alive and well in here. Don't crash it since its already consider a valuable relic. I'm still working to do motor mount modification. For those who own past 4 year old drifter better double check the motor plastic mount for cracks. Some plastic doesn't age well especially when exposed to heat from motor after many cycle.
May 17, 2017, 05:13 PM
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Hi chaps, Well my beaten up old girl still fly's as well as ever even though it's been through the mill over the years!
I would love to get a new one if anyone finds a good supplier , co's I never want to be without a "Drifter"
It's the only plane I have ever trusted 100% never to stall and spiral in like many do
P.s- my home made mount and original motor have never let me down I'm proud to say
May 17, 2017, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by drambuidhe
Hi chaps, Well my beaten up old girl still fly's as well as ever even though it's been through the mill over the years!
I would love to get a new one if anyone finds a good supplier , co's I never want to be without a "Drifter"
It's the only plane I have ever trusted 100% never to stall and spiral in like many do
P.s- my home made mount and original motor have never let me down I'm proud to say
I like how you hang the plane on the ceiling, is that DIY?
Is that phone number under the wing?
May 18, 2017, 02:16 AM
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I like how you hang the plane on the ceiling, is that DIY?
Is that phone number under the wing?
Hi ican, Yes I hang them in my garage since I'm running out of space
Yes- thats my phone number , which reminds me , I'm moving away from Scotland so better take it off soon
May 18, 2017, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by ican3d
Nice video guys, i see many drifter still alive and well in here. Don't crash it since its already consider a valuable relic. I'm still working to do motor mount modification. For those who own past 4 year old drifter better double check the motor plastic mount for cracks. Some plastic doesn't age well especially when exposed to heat from motor after many cycle.
Thanks! I'll keep it flying! I've crashed mine so many times, and re-glued it again... it's unbelivable... ! True about the motor mount... maybe the only weak spot of the plane.

Cheers!


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