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Sep 09, 2019, 08:46 PM
Build straight - Fly twisty
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Very nice indeed.
The last landing is one for the highlight reel
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Sep 09, 2019, 08:58 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Nice bit of flying there Bob, lovey place to fly off water, pond/lake is just a nice size and the surroundings are really nice, maybe we can go there for a fly when I came over

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Sep 19, 2019, 11:26 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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I got to thinking after seeing your Vixen fly Bob and thought it was looking a bit dated .. so I have decided to do a bit of a face lift and will now be able to take a 8" prop and lower kv motor for quieter running

Hope you like it ..

Lockey
Last edited by Lockey; Sep 20, 2019 at 04:27 AM.
Yesterday, 06:26 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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I wanted a sea plane to fit in my suitcase, .. small .. light .. one that I know (or felt) would fly ... and able to be put together really quick at the other end .. not too worried about bringing it back ( I will leave it with my friend) so it can be glued together when I get there but almost ready built ..

Here is my mini suitcase Vixen 620 (620mm being the wing span) just minimum glue holding it together to test fly, I will break it apart into 3 sections

Took me less than a day to cut it out and put it together .. used mainly CA glue and hot glue to hold the 3 sections together so I can pull them apart reasonably easily

Floater-Jet Replacement Motor AXN 2208 2150k
5 x 5 Prop
Plush 18A ESC
3 x 9g servos
Weight (without battery) 270 grams
Weight with 1000/3s batter 370 grams

Lockey
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Yesterday, 09:33 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Maiden video

Lockey

Mini Vixen 620 Maiden (6 min 34 sec)
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Yesterday, 01:11 PM
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Lockey:

Your video is marked private. We can't access it.

Dave-
Yesterday, 02:37 PM
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I'm thinking that it might not be fully up-loaded yet

Else,

Youtube has some settings specific to your upload that need to be changed

Under "VISIBILITY" on the right side of the screen
Yesterday, 03:32 PM
Retired CAD guy
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Tony has sent tentative files for both a 750 and 850 span version of his Traveling Vixen.

I have them prepped and ready for a test cutting.

More as the plot thickens ;^}

Bob @ Hoosier Cutout service
Yesterday, 08:35 PM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Sorry about the "private" video guys .. not sure what happened, never done that to me before .. although You-Tube have been messing A LOT with their settings .. if its not broke why fix it

I am away for a couple of weeks so Bob is going to build my new 850 design of the revamped Vixen .. thats right isnt it Bob ? watch this space for LOTS of build pics and a maiden video from Bob

Lockey
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Yesterday, 09:59 PM
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I'm ready to cut those 1st prototype parts!

It's pretty boring in Adelaide , you might forget to come back home !
But don't miss the boat as it's a long hard drive across the Nullarbor Plain !
I spyed that "Longest Straight Road" from the air on the way back from Perth !

I thought that I80 across Utah was bad, but, WHEEW , thats a stretch of road !
Today, 09:06 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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Originally Posted by birdofplay
I'm ready to cut those 1st prototype parts!

It's pretty boring in Adelaide , you might forget to come back home !
But don't miss the boat as it's a long hard drive across the Nullarbor Plain !
I spyed that "Longest Straight Road" from the air on the way back from Perth !

I thought that I80 across Utah was bad, but, WHEEW , thats a stretch of road !
It sure is a Looooooooonnnnng straight road Bob

I think the 850mm wing span should be a really smart flier with maybe a 1000 - 1350 kv motor and a 8/9" prop .. should fly really slow .. and fast too

Once cut out should only take one and half to two days to build, this type of model is a very quick build and I have simplified the position of the 3 servos for ailerons, elevator and rudder .. I expect it to come in at about 700-800 grams including battery

I am thinking

Turnigy Aerodrive SK3 - 3530-1340kv motor or similar
8 or 9 x 4.5 prop
Plush 40A ESC
3 x 9 gram servos
5 mm CF tubes in wing, horizontal stab and 3 or 4 mm CF in booms

Oh yes .. and I think new thread and new name .. this one named by Bob .. "Viking"

Lockey

EDIT .. Here you go Bob .. new thread started ... https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...0#post42790285
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Today, 09:20 AM
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Good thoughts.

No problem with equipment either.

Viking was just a preliminary suggestion , but, ... Hey if you like it I'm good too ;>}
Today, 09:26 AM
Tony Audsley Retired Locksmith
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This is the second flight of the mini Vixen 620 ..

I just added a bit of trim tape to make it easier orientation, flies quite nice, just have to remember to keep the speed up a bit on the turns and landing

Yes Bob, I like the name "Viking" for the big one

Lockey

Mini Vixen flies again (7 min 13 sec)
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Today, 12:23 PM
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I like that everyone there seems to view the Goal as a Target !

OH OK you moved out there to be part of the target.

Is there a Height limitation at this Field ?

Looks like everyone has terrific Ground range ;^}
Today, 01:01 PM
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Viking thread started here

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...NG-850-mm-span


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