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Aug 12, 2009, 10:35 AM
Eazy does it !!!
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AJ - Thanks for the concern about my cell phone and for the links to a more suitable one.
Theres no need to worry as the cell is my spare one that I use for "impulse" photography (carry it everywhere with me) and its not a problem if it gets damaged (only weighs 102 grams too).
I think I will order one of those that you linked to and just use my cell until it gets here. I have made a very secure and lightweight mounting for it and I dont think the AXN will have any trouble carrying it.
I will let you know how I get on (if the rain ever stops )

Mark.
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Aug 12, 2009, 03:30 PM
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Originally Posted by RCengineer
You could remove the extensions and lay the connections in the wings (I didn't glue the under side of the wing covers) and let the fuselage hold the cover on. As the wings get installed, I pull the wire down for a clean install.
Hi , not 100% clear to me what you mean, do you have any pictures to clarify??
Aug 12, 2009, 07:34 PM
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AJ why does the pen cam not work for you ?
Resolution not good enough.
AJ
Aug 12, 2009, 11:02 PM
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Night flying


Some videos from today. Enjoy....
AJ

The CF with night Lights:
Clouds Fly with night lights (8 min 58 sec)


The CF with night lights removed:
CF with lights removed (4 min 31 sec)
Aug 15, 2009, 07:57 AM
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what are the best choices to buy at hobbycity for the cloud fly?
i mean transmitter/receiver/batteries/chargers in order to start flying after rceiving the package
Aug 15, 2009, 10:20 AM
Clyde, Ca. USA
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Hobby King 2.4Ghz 4Ch Tx & Rx $29.99
ZIPPY Flightmax 2200mAh 3S1P 20C $16.99
IMAX B6 Charger/Discharger 1-6 Cells $38.79
12V 5A Power Supply $8.95

This is what my son ordered for his floater jet.
There are many ways to go but since you asked, this is what he flies with and seems to do very well.
Last edited by john339; Aug 15, 2009 at 05:34 PM.
Aug 16, 2009, 06:50 AM
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whats the average range of the HK transmitter?
Aug 16, 2009, 07:34 AM
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Originally Posted by sandoz
whats the average range of the HK transmitter?
A guy at my regular flying field uses the 6ch version with his scale Cessna. I don't think range is a problem - making sure the plane is within sight and its orientation is clear should be more a concern.
Aug 16, 2009, 11:59 AM
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Range of HK


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Originally Posted by sandoz
whats the average range of the HK transmitter?
As far as you can see and then some. I have 2-4ch and 1-6ch. I have walked a long ways (3/4 mi) on a couple range checks and I never got out of range. I figured that at that distance, I would not be able to see the orientation anyhow. So, any more distance would not mean anything to me.
AJ
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Aug 16, 2009, 10:32 PM
Clyde, Ca. USA
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sandoz As has been mentioned, you will loose track of where the airplane is going before you get out of range. Good inexpensive 2.4gHz set.
Aug 17, 2009, 07:33 PM
Frank
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would the stock ESC be able to handle this http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=6504 bat?

wait, first off, it fits right?
Last edited by calofr; Aug 17, 2009 at 07:40 PM.
Aug 17, 2009, 07:42 PM
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would the stock ESC be able to handle this http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=6504 bat?

wait, first off, it fits right?
If you can get it to fit and get the CG correct, it will work with the present ESC. Actually, the size of the 3S1P has no effect on the ESC. The ESC just sees 11.1v and assumes it is big enough to handle the load of the motor.
AJ
Aug 17, 2009, 08:30 PM
Frank
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how long do you think the flight time is going to be (an estimate) with the battery stated above?(moderate to low throttle, stock model)

Frank
Aug 17, 2009, 09:24 PM
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how long do you think the flight time is going to be (an estimate) with the battery stated above?(moderate to low throttle, stock model)

Frank
That is a tough one. I can only venture a wild guess. That said, :50 to 1:20 (maybe longer) with proper throttle management
AJ
Aug 18, 2009, 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by calofr
would the stock ESC be able to handle this http://hobbyking.com/hobbycity/store...idProduct=6504 bat?

wait, first off, it fits right?
Hi,
I am affraid there is not enough space to accomodate above batts. I use 3S 2300 mAh about 110 mm long and they sit as far aft as possible to get CG within recommended limits. Check me previous posts for photos.
Medvidek


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