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Feb 25, 2020, 06:51 PM
jofro
Another nice morning with an old "Skipper", brought it along with few of my EDF hand launchers.
Launched it down wind with 15% throttle only for a short demo flight. Next fun off the water this arvo.
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Feb 25, 2020, 08:10 PM
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Another nice morning with an old "Skipper", brought it along with few of my EDF hand launchers.
Launched it down wind with 15% throttle only for a short demo flight. Next fun off the water this arvo.
Try and video the water flights. I like seeing models operate on water as others would also
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Feb 26, 2020, 02:27 AM
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Try and video the water flights. I like seeing models operate on water as others would also
As an owner and flyer of the Skipper since it literally first hit the market .... I would love to see and HEAR a Skipper hand launched at 15% throttle and DOWNWIND !!

Sorry but that just 'aint possible' ...... unless throttle is hit straight after leaves hand ... and downwind ???
Feb 26, 2020, 03:21 AM
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15% throttle and down wind launch, of "Skippy toy floater", close to 1000 flying session with this model, off the HO2, makes it a piece of cake, enjoy.
2020 0226 150039 033 Skipper down wind dry launch (3 min 15 sec)
(Skippy dry down wind H/launch)
Feb 26, 2020, 03:28 AM
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Special features in my models are well tested over many decades of flying action.
Decades of practice off HO2
Feb 26, 2020, 04:40 AM
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15% throttle and down wind launch, of "Skippy toy floater", close to 1000 flying session with this model, off the HO2, makes it a piece of cake, enjoy. https://youtu.be/4vXmQ_r5maI (Skippy dry down wind H/launch)
Jo ... you were VERY lucky to be launching into a valley ... and the Skipper DROPPED below even the camera frame because it was unable to fly till it gained speed from the 'fall' ....

And I am not stupid - nor are others - the sound of that motor is NOT 15% ... that's more like 50+ ... and you soon whacked the throttle up as it fell !!

Anyone like to have a guess how many feet / metres that Skipper descended before it actually flew ??
Feb 26, 2020, 05:15 AM
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At least 3 Fathoms
Feb 26, 2020, 05:22 AM
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At least 3 Fathoms
I detect a bit of Aussie humour !!

I reckon about 1 chain ....
Feb 26, 2020, 08:15 AM
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Nice flight, skippy is a great flyer for sure. I like to let her just slide off the grass for take off, she lifts right up.
Happy landings
Feb 26, 2020, 12:30 PM
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HK Skipper 7 Apr 2018 (3 min 58 sec)


Just so not to outdone .... yes I do not not fly this often ... I prefer my Polaris and Arctic Cat ....
Feb 26, 2020, 01:58 PM
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off the water, cloudy day but ff 30% or so, lots of smooth touch and goes off the water, great plane
skipper032115 (6 min 25 sec)
Feb 26, 2020, 02:21 PM
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Earlier archive ...

HK Skipper 10 may 2016 (6 min 6 sec)


Shows without any modification good turns on water
Feb 26, 2020, 03:50 PM
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Fantastic! Two videos of TaG`s off H2O
Feb 27, 2020, 03:39 AM
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I did try a stab in her for a while ... but as a test only. Took it out shortly after ... so ever since she flies with out a stab ...

HK Skipper Jan 7 2016 (7 min 43 sec)


Of grass ...

HK Skipper 23 April 2016 (5 min 51 sec)


Old vids .... but she's still in good order ... few wrinkles here and there - it is a foam model !!
Feb 27, 2020, 01:01 PM
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15% throttle and down wind launch, of "Skippy toy floater", close to 1000 flying session with this model, off the HO2, makes it a piece of cake, enjoy. https://youtu.be/4vXmQ_r5maI (Skippy dry down wind H/launch)
Ah, you forgot to mention the downhill element of this launch. That Skippy would have ate dirt a few meters out if you tried that on the flat land around here


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