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Dec 24, 2006, 10:08 PM
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The reason I was asking if you've tried the wing straight is I wanted a pro's opinion. I actually did it today and was quite surprised. It's characteristics did not change much when it comes to speed and lift but even I was able to do a little more "stunts" with it. Also, turns and banks weren't quite as harsh and seemed almost smooth. I'm still very new to this whole flight thing but I'm very good at crashing. For that reason, I actually have some extra SS wings.
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Dec 25, 2006, 04:13 AM
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missle thanks for the compliments I am no pro, this is my 4th month into RC planes. And I owe everything I know to RCGroups. For the SS esepcially the 2000+ posts on the ultimate thread omg! I've found some build threads here on the SS but some are not AP planes and the AP planes don't always show how they build it. At least I couldn't find it.

So that's why I decided to start a thread here, hopefully it helps others and it's my way of saying thank you to you all for providing such nice tips and tricks.

I haven't tried the zero dihedral. I guess if you use a stock wing, the under camber will always make the plane float even with zero dihedral. What you may loose though, without airelon corrections, is that there could be cases when you're in a death spiral, there's no way to correct the plane.

Again with under camber built in, all you do it up elevator and hope that the drag drags it out of the spiral. This could all be BS, but you should try to dial in zero dihedral in a sim and see what's up.

What's I've seen other do though, is that uh I think BoomerAce, took 2 stock SS wings, left them folded and do a symmetrical airfoil with it. Then mount it like the pico stick. It's probably more aerobatic, but also more heavy which means it flies faster.

For my AP purpose though, I want it to go slow and draggy So I've stuck to the stock design. But I would imagine inverted flight is better with no dihedral. I tried some today, the darn thing can't steer when up side down.

Oh, here's the video today! The good thing about hong kong is we're ALL buildings. So everywhere looks down town!

122506 TKO Aerials (HIGHER!) 2.0Mbps (6 min 13 sec)
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Dec 26, 2006, 06:03 AM
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Posted some clips. It's amazing what you can do with a SS!

The yellow film you see on the lake is pollen. Usually the water is crystal clear but cold. The lake is glaciar cut
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Dec 26, 2006, 08:29 AM
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Mounted a servo on top of the shutter and had some AP fun. Almost all pics are blurred by the vibration of the motor.

Here's the front views from today:
122606 TKO Front View. (5 min 2 sec)
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Dec 29, 2006, 08:20 AM
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Finally used GWS's cross and did a paint job on the side mm mm..

[EDIT]Just an update on the AUW.
Without cam 567.2g / 20 Oz.
With fx-9 719.8g / 25.4 Oz.

117.5 wing
281.9 fuse assembly
1.2 batt wrap
150.8 zp lipo
10.8 gws 1047 prop + saver + 1 band
5 wing bands
152.6 fx-9

power system
dualsky 2830-12
gws 1047
push 850.49g
~30 Oz
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Jan 04, 2007, 06:27 AM
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An update on the LED project. This lights up the room!
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Jan 05, 2007, 08:52 AM
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Another update on an improved cam servo mounting from the mistakes last time. Too much play before and killed a already broken servo. This esky is teh cheep! hehe.
Jan 06, 2007, 08:12 AM
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Nice inexpensive system you have. I usually just go with the video clip mode because I can press the shutter and release the plane. Easier than setting up a servo system but I like yours. May try it next summer. Anyone try this system. Looks interesting.
Last edited by georgefromvt; Jan 06, 2007 at 08:41 AM.
Jan 06, 2007, 08:16 AM
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well I wanted to get into photography also that's why I did the servo. I am still learning and 99% of my shots are still blurred.
Mar 07, 2007, 02:48 AM
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WOW!! Thank you everyone. Bronney that is incredible "all that us first timers need" I will be following your instructions and Georges bamboo rudder mod. Boomer I found the thrust mod and machined one up in alum[3*r-3*d light & strong 6grms] will keep you all informed with progress t
thanks again
Mar 07, 2007, 02:56 AM
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You're welcome man. The credit goes to the ultimate thread anyway I just did a few mods here and there. For the thrust mod, I just shim the screws that mounts the brushless motor to have the effect, no messing sawing.
Mar 26, 2007, 07:13 AM
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I will be following too!
Mar 26, 2007, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by bronney
An update on the LED project. This lights up the room!

That's plent of lights, but I think you'd do well to spread them out a bit. I have 12 on my soarstik, and I can fly it farther away in the dark!
Mar 26, 2007, 10:17 AM
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thanks but I lost my lights to the sea hehe. Should try spreading them when I feel the urge again.
Mar 26, 2007, 11:04 AM
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See this thread for pics of my setup

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