WHAT DID YOU FLY TODAY???

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

  1. Bobfrog

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    BB56
    Just saw your post. I flew it again today and found that it flew quite well fast and slower. It was very easy to fly.
     
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  2. homey666

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    Goblin maiden. Good fun!

    Peter

     
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  3. TacticalFlight

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    What are you using for the power setup?Thanks Peter.
     
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  4. bogusbandit56

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    Homey666 A.K.A. Chief Flieswithclenchedarse. Wow that was twitchy but fun:D
     
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  5. homey666

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    Hey TF,

    Emax 2204 2300kv, 30a esc, 6x4.5 prop and an 1800mah 3s.

    Peter
     
  6. homey666

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    Ya, I prepped with a set of Depends, thank goodness! Lmao

    Peter
     
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  7. bogusbandit56

    bogusbandit56 Top Gun

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    Are those adult nappies diapers or whatever you call them in Canada.
    I nearly peed myself at the first launch. In fact I`m making a cup of tea and then I`m gonna watch it again.:)
    If you do that again please leave a warning on the title and I will borrow a pair of my Dads special pants (nappy):D
     
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  8. homey666

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    Bahaha....yup.... nappies for the maidies! :)
     
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  9. bogusbandit56

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    Two flights with the BV P.215.
     
  10. homey666

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    Very nice, mein flugskapitän! Cue efficient, mechanical chortling.

    Peter
     
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  11. e3_Scott

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    Hi Everyone -

    Had these two steeds out for a good thrash today :)
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    Passed the 300 flight mark on the RC Powers Su30 V4 (#keepingRCPowersalive). Hadn't had the Mig-35B out in literally months, so it was good to get it out and shake off the dust :)

    It was a balmy 0 C this morning, couple mornings lately have been cool, so time to get ready for "winter" flying here. I shot this video yesterday discussing some of my lessons learned going into my 7th winter of flying park jets.


    Obviously, much of this is geared to where I live, your conditions may be very different and any figures I discuss are purely from my experience, not anything I have read or studied:)

    Here is the link to the blog post I discuss in the video http://scottsparkjetblog.blogspot.com/2017/12/lessons-learned-about-flying-in-colder.html

    Cheers,

    Scott
     
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  12. notamedclosed

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    Great post. Do you ever have trouble with velcro unsticking when it’s cold? By that I don’t mean the battery-Velcro connection but the velcro to the foam. I seem to battle this every winter. I think it’s 3M brand Velcro that you can grab at any home hardware store and the glue is plenty strong when it’s warm. However, even when it’s only around 0 C I find it hard to remove the battery without pulling the Velcro off the foam. I swear I might have even had a few crashes caused by shifting batteries. Though so far the NTSB has refused to come out and examine my foam wreckage, and I’m far from a crash analysis expert, so it’s possible it was just pilot error.

    I’ve tried shoring it up with hot glue, and foam-tac to no avail. This year I may just 3d print some spiked plate to act as an intermediary between the Velcro and foam, or set it up to use a battery strap rather then just Velcro on velco.
     
  13. e3_Scott

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    Thanks very much. I have learned through trial and error that the best combo that works for me is to use the strong industrial strength "hook" velcro on the battery and some less strong "furry" strips I get at the dollar store in the plane. This holds the battery securely in the plane, but not so securely it is a struggle to get the battery out.

    Also, I have found that using 5 minute epoxy to secure the velcro strips in my plane works the best in all temperature conditions. I have tried many other glues, but thus far have had the best luck with 5 minute epoxy.

    Good luck:)

    Cheers,

    Scott
     
  14. I might have to try the epoxy bit, the grey and Aero Depron the Velcro comes loose pretty easy even hot glued in.
     
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  15. jimbosflyin

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    I have to glue fiba-tape in first and then glue the velrco in for it to stay attached,dosn't even try to come loose.:cool:
     
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  16. homey666

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    Perfect day for a few flights. Wilga, Zipper and these two. The Homey 2: was messing around with a cheapo Chinese camera so the volume is a little high on those clips. (Nappie warning for BB) Also good fun with the FT Goblin but i need to bring expo up!

    Peter

     
  17. notamedclosed

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    Got a new build up and flying.

    This is a 3" prop, FPV, sub-250g miniquad. Maidened it yesterday in the snow. I've used silicon conformal coating so it should be fine to operate in wet conditions.

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    Was running a FrSky XM but wasn't happy with the RSSI so I switched to the R-XSR for diversity and telemtry and did the FPV maiden today.

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    These small builds are so tight it's a bit of work fitting it all in.

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  18. e3_Scott

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    Hi Everyone -

    Beautiful calm fall day....check. Felt the need for speed....check. Lots of charged 3S batteries...check. Took this little steed out for a good thrash...Priceless :)
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    #keepingRCPowersalive

    Cheers,

    Scott
     
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  19. trying2fly

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    Maiden Flight of my X-31. The twitchiest plane I have flown. After about 60 seconds of battling it to keep it from constant rolling...here is the landing site!!! chas X-31 lands 002.JPG X-31 lands 003.JPG X-31 lands 004.JPG
     
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  20. bogusbandit56

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    I think that X-31 should have been called the tree magnet.:)
     
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