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Nov 01, 2017, 02:19 AM
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Vortex 3

Nice, easy to build kit:


wing 132 g
fuselage 38 g
vertical tail 6 g
horizontal tail 6 g
accessories 13 g

kit 195 g

battery 600 mAh 15 g
receiver 6 g
variometer 5 g
servo x4 32 g

equipment 58 g

glue, wires 7 g

Final weight (RTF) 260 g
Last edited by DKK; Nov 01, 2017 at 03:50 AM.
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Nov 01, 2017, 08:41 AM
Wayne Wimbish
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I do like this wing graphic. Nice build!

Nov 01, 2017, 11:42 AM
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Nice build, what gorgeous plane. I'm not familiar with the brackets fixing (?) your servos. What are they?
Nov 01, 2017, 01:23 PM
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They are "H" version of KST X08, for horizontal mount, so I couldn't mount them with 2 or 4 screws... so I improvised... :-)
Nov 01, 2017, 07:29 PM
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They kind of look like some sort of cable stays. Pretty clever.

DKK, were they just something you had in your parts drawer?

Dave R.
Nov 02, 2017, 02:01 AM
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Yes, it was one plastic cable stay, flat cable clamp, and I cut 3 little from it...
Last edited by DKK; Nov 02, 2017 at 02:19 AM.
Nov 12, 2017, 08:27 PM
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For now V3 grounded...
Nov 12, 2017, 08:44 PM
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Nov 13, 2017, 07:50 AM
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What happened?
Looks like a tip strike...
Nov 13, 2017, 08:56 AM
In F3J size does matter!
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From the damage to the wing my guess would be a lawn dart...
Radio lock?

Sorry for your loss.
Nov 20, 2017, 02:38 PM
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As the radio is programed to bring up brakes as launch switch is puled, and that bring launch mode, and as switch is released bring zoom mode, and brakes are auto disabled, and not active til it is bring to other flight mode by right stick (I'm fly MODE 2) all is little unclear to me... But lets say: My mistake... Instead it go up to sky, it hit the ground in front off me... Brakes stay at full deploy with elevator compensation, and trajectory was short arch to ground... all equipment work fine, even after crash...
Hour before the end...
Dragan & VORTEX (3 min 12 sec)
Last edited by DKK; Nov 21, 2017 at 08:06 AM.

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