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Dec 12, 2001, 05:54 PM
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Using Wingo as indoor flyer?


Has anyone used the Wingo as an indoor flyer?

I've got access to a football field size hall, and I want to bring the Wingo next wednesday.

Today there was everything from Picosticks to Zagis flying around, pretty wild.

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Dec 12, 2001, 06:35 PM
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If a zagi can fly there a wingo certainly can.
Dec 12, 2001, 09:01 PM
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We have flown 3 Wingo's at a time in a hall about 1/4 that size. It was fun ! When things get that tight, you need to watch for prop wash from other planes !!

Also, I read a thread about someone using the GWS pico stick setup (motor, esc, batts, and servos I guess) for a semi- true indoor Wingo. He replaced the wire landing gear with a carbon rod, but not sure of what else.

Dec 13, 2001, 10:28 AM
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Thank you all for info.

Next wednesday I will bring the Wingo to the indoor flight, and see what it'll be like.

Picosticks, watch out for Wingo wake ;-)) (I am flying 9x5 prop.)

Dec 13, 2001, 11:12 AM
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Wow an indoor Wingo.
If the halls size can handle a Zagi it certianly is large enough for your Wingo.
I would love to try indoor flying.
Dec 13, 2001, 03:03 PM
JJ, are you going to take som indoor aerial photos too?

Dec 13, 2001, 03:09 PM
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Hi Mike

I can guess that you've visitited and seen the aerial photoes. I would really like to do that in Finland, btw. At Helsinki and Jyväskula, it could be quite nice.

Yes, I would like to take some indoor aerial photoes. My camera has a blitz, so it might just work. I will try. Only worry that I have is the added weight.

When I fly with the camera I do not fly the most smooth flying, rather:
Full power climb in circles, gain height, make a straight for the photo shoot, dive fast, come in for a fast! landing with the added weight, try to make the landing as smooth as possible.

Indoor flying in a large hall with hard floor doesnt really lend itself to this kind of flying.

Hmmm. Should I bring my camera and plane next time I go to Finland?

Dec 14, 2001, 01:09 AM
Hi JJ.

I've used Wingo to take aerial photos too ( No problems with climbing, Sp400 6V, 2.33:1 gearbox, 9x6 prop and 8-cell 500AR batterypack can handle the extra weight (heavy camera, 170g - 6oz) without problems. By using a camera with automatic film winding, you can take all the photos during one flight - no need for diving after each photo shoot to wind the film. But as you said, landing carrying that extra weight has to be extremely smooth not to twist the landing gear...

Dec 14, 2001, 05:05 AM
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Indoor Wingo

I'm guilty of flying my Wingo indoors. GWS DX-A, 3-blade 9" prop (Dymond), Hitec 555, CS-10s, C-5 ESC, and batteries ranging from 6 Sanyo 120 NiCads (9 volt type) for a 4 minute flight to 7.2 volt Lithium for 40 minute flights. It routinely flies in a single court gymnasium, a skating rink, and of course, outdoors. It has lots of wing, so if you remove some weight (CF LG axle) and install GWS gear, it will slow WAY down. Love the slow stuff.

Dec 14, 2001, 06:06 AM
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Indoor Wingo

Here's a photo of my Wingo flying in a skating rink in Ft. Worth, TX. Photo by Jason Nowell


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