WHAT DID YOU FLY TODAY???

Discussion in 'Scratchbuilding!' started by SONICFOAM, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. bogusbandit56

    bogusbandit56 Top Gun

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    I didn`t want to say it either:D
     
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  2. bogusbandit56

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    Hey Bob,
    Did you find it flew better with less power and started to get squirrely with more power.
    I built a foam board delta and it was pretty awful under hard power. I have to do some more experiments with it though.
     
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  3. notamedclosed

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    Had a few planes out today.
    20180926_093810.jpg

    Also got a chance to try out my new FrSky X-Lite.
    20180926_102811.jpg

    Smaller TX for portability. Works great for miniquads.

    Maybe a video tomorrow ;) . We'll see.
     
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    Flying with my X-Lite. Takes some getting used to but I like it so far.

     
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  5. bogusbandit56

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    Looks like it came from and X station or Play Box:)
     
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  6. Awesome, loved the fixed wing segment, that would be me. :)
     
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    How about a little T-28 action?

    Durafly T-28 Trojan V2


    My first plane with retracts, and one of the few PNP/ARFs I've ever bought. I really like how it flies.
     
  8. andy_downs

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    nearly six hours at the flying site today,nice and sunny and a cool breeze,finally mastered the flat spin on the su twin and can now do it at will,wish I had my camera,flat spinning from 200 foot and pulling out at about 20 feet,great fun.
     
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  9. I don't see a video!!!!!!!!!! :D
     
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  10. andy_downs

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    actually my vid camera rig needs repairing,another job to sort.:rolleyes:
     
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  11. bogusbandit56

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    The second flight of the B&V P.215 designed by Glenn Block.
    I reset the dual rates and expo for this flight which made it a little easier to fly.
    I need to trim the motor down as it likes to zoom on anything more than 50% throttle.
    This model has a 2212 2200 kva motor swinging a 6x4.5 bull nose quad prop, 40 amp ESC and a 2200 mha 3s battery
    It flies quite happily on quarter throttle and glides very well.
    The battery came loose after a particularly violent maneuver and dropped back which caused the plane to spiral down, but no damage as the structure is very strong due to a hot rolled fuselage with a double sheet floor.
     
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  12. andy_downs

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    only 3 flights on the su twin today,very windy,i was hovering wind surfing a big petrol/gas plane so the little su didn't get stand much of a chance but did hold her own though,i tried a flat spin but was blown all other the place,another young lad done well flying a electric trainer and done a perfect landing but before he could retrieve the model the wind caught it ripping the wing off it along with half the tail and half the fuz as it was blown down the strip.
     
  13. bogusbandit56

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    Nice to see you had a good day flying Andy, but I really feel for the kid and his trainer.
    Plane ripped apart through no fault of his own. I hope you gave him the old "it`ll buff out with some Uhu Por" routine.:)
    I should think it may well be a bit windier in Sunny Scunny, but I think my BV215 did pretty well this morning weighing around 17 ounces all up. It looks heavier than it is.
     
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    his dads an amazing builder of scale planes so its probally already to go again.
     
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  15. bogusbandit56

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    Good :)
     
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  16. That's very light, makes it more impressive how it handled the wind.
     
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  17. bogusbandit56

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    My kitchen scales were a country mile out. I finally found my fishing scales which are more accurate it weighs 11.2 ounces and with the 2200 battery it is around 17 ounces all up.
    It is still lighter than a lot of Park jets. It just goes to show you don`t need a heavy plane for windy conditions.
     
  18. homey666

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    I find wings handle the wind far better than park jets, in general. Unless it's a hurricane, I always go for the wing and leave the others at home. You know me though, 5 wings in the hangar so I'm a bit biased. BB's P.60 twin is like a knife through butter!

    Peter
     
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    Wasn't today but yesterday I popped out and had a play with a few planes.

    Took Dave the F-35, the Hobbyking Hawk, Prime Jet with onboard camera and broke out the FRC AlphaJet Mk2 as it's getting closer to night flying season and it could do with a shakedown or two.

    Wind conditions weren't great but the Hawk and Dave handled them ok being quite punchy and able to cope with the wind a little easier.
    Didn't get video of them but managed to get a flight of the Alphajet. Winds weren't overly kind for something as draggy as that but it flew ok enough and the main thing is it came back in one piece!



    I actually did two flights with the Prime Jet so spliced the two together. On the second flight another member turned up to maiden his Flite Test Cub and I have to admit I was impressed! You can see it a couple of times in frame but for the most part I kept my distance with it being his maiden flight ;)
    Music is optional, just mute the audio if it's not to your tastes but I preferred it to the sound of a 2750kv motor spinning :D

     
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    I built a FRC Foamie F-16mk2 for a new member in our club. The maiden went great. He loves it and is flying it like a pro already
    My old beat up F-16in the foreground. New one is behind.[​IMG]

    Sent from my HTC6535LVW using Tapatalk
     
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