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Aug 25, 2013, 05:52 PM
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Vector 850 maiden


After a 9 month hiatus from rc, I finally maidened the Vector today.

Its first flight was almost its last due to making the amateurish mistake of reversed ailerons. I missed it on the preflight, but thankfully I was able to recover and ditch it in the weeds. I came in hot and downwind for my second landing, resulting in a minor cartwheel. No damage in either case aside from foam rash.

It flew fine on 2s 800mAh and it seemed like it would have decent endurance; 5 minutes of mixed flying only drained about 1/3 of the pack.

Like the Solo 1500, it wants you to keep up the airspeed, otherwise it will tuck under and spin. It felt like it could use a little more weight up front. WOT climbs were respectable and 50% cruise was plenty.

Vaguely considering standing up a cheap quad and/or another inverted v scratchbuild.
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