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Old Jul 13, 2012, 03:40 PM
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+1 on that JG. This thread has provided a forum on many interesting and useful experiments some of which clearly improve the performance of the Radian.

So you admit that some experiments do not improve the performance. I certainly agree with you _ _ _ +1 LOL

There are some posters that feel that they must pontificate about why these modifications do or don't work.

Many readers which includes participants in the forum are interested to understand the reasons why some experiments are beneficial and some are not.

I would recommend to those who feel obliged to provide their theory on these changes move to the appropriate thread on modeling science and discuss it to their hearts content with the experts,

No one is obliged to provide theory but it is often useful to assure that the readers are not misled by as you wrote below "amateurs to our toys".

i.e. leave us amateurs to our toys and the fun they provide us.

The man difference between an amateur and a professional is that the amaterur is not sure of what results to expect while the professional knows what to expect.

Many kit manuals clearly show that our models are not toys and give good advice for safe handling and avoidance of potential damage to property and serious injuries to people; even depth. That is good advice to all fliers.
Have your fun in a safe environment.
The more anyone knows about their models, how they fly, how to control them , makes better/safer pilots.

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Old Jul 13, 2012, 03:44 PM
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And so the pontification continues . . . QED
Old Jul 13, 2012, 03:47 PM
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And so the pontification continues . . . QED
Join the I am biting my tongue group!
It is just simpler, there is much more fun stuff to discuss here.
Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:19 PM
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Since my Radian and I are amateurs, how long will it take to be a professional? This pontification has turned into obfuscation for me.
Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Since my Radian and I are amateurs, how long will it take to be a professional? This pontification has turned into obfuscation for me.
3 months of dedicated practice every other day of the week. Hit the simulator for a couple of hours per day, when not practicing with the actual plane. Within 6 months, you'll be really good with your Radian.
Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:46 PM
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I enjoy flying mine. Bought a Pro but haven't gotten around to flying it.

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I've always flown rudder/elevator/spoiler sailplanes. I might be severely tempted by the Radian Pro ailerons. But then you get those times when the Radian gets locked into a thermal, and then; who cares about ailerons. Until someone behind me says "How can you see that thing ... where is it?" That's when I need to break the trance of hypnotic bliss and wish I had ..... SPOILERS!
Old Jul 13, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 07:13 PM
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This thread has gotten to be exhausting, at least for me. I mean we're at over 12,000 posts now. The next most popular under the Electric Sailplanes category is on the Radian Pro. That should be a sign. Maybe, just maybe its time for the Radian series to get its own sub forum? I did a search on "mods" in this thread and got over 600 hits. And the personal miscommunication and opinion threads are just noise.

IDK....Maybe I'm just lazy.
Old Jul 13, 2012, 07:27 PM
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Non FPV, high altitude flying.
Parkzone Radian High Altitude Scare (10 min 22 sec)
Old Jul 13, 2012, 07:31 PM
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In the last post I mentioned the Turnegy Super Brain ESC
Have you done any tests to compare in-flight measurements of WOT current with static tests using the same motor and prop? I have been tempted to buy a SuperBrain ESC just to satisfy my curiosity about that.
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Old Jul 13, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Nice find R.A. When they call this a "data logger", they aren't talking about anything but min and max readings are they? That is, this is not a multipoint time dependent data recorder is it?
Old Jul 13, 2012, 09:26 PM
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I haven't, but your question is important. I'll do that the next time I'm out - fully charged LiPo, WOT, then launch and see if the amps go up or down.

I used to run my RCLogger http://www.rclogger.com with the power module a couple of years ago to get a readout of A, V, RPM and individual cell voltages but it was a pretty bulky module. So I began to just do static tests with my Wattmeter to see that I have some margin of error on the ESC when I upgrade a prop.
Speaking of props I and my friend would like to upgrade ours to mybe a 11x6.
Could you please give us a place where we could purchase such while usung the same spinner?
If we need a diff spinner thats ok to.