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Old 03-01-2013, 03:58 AM   #1681
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You know everything I fly I do manually...just feel cheating letting the computer do it.

You should try one of the AS3X UMX aircraft.. Then you will see that the gyros don't even come close to flying the thing for you. They are simply a dampning system for the wind. If you roll it on it's side to knife edge, it's going to hold that knife edge till you hit the ground. It does not self-level, doesn't self-fly, it's simply so the wind doesn't toss around the 2.5oz piece of foam.

I have been flying RC's for 22 years.. Trust me, the gyros do not fly the plane :)
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:43 AM   #1682
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You should try one of the AS3X UMX aircraft.. Then you will see that the gyros don't even come close to flying the thing for you. They are simply a dampning system for the wind. If you roll it on it's side to knife edge, it's going to hold that knife edge till you hit the ground. It does not self-level, doesn't self-fly, it's simply so the wind doesn't toss around the 2.5oz piece of foam.

I have been flying RC's for 22 years.. Trust me, the gyros do not fly the plane :)
I do like to fly light planes...I have quite a few, the bad part is if it is not dead calm they are white knuckle to fly. It would be nice to fly in the wind....and it is always windy where i live.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:12 AM   #1683
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Ugh, I've got a Lipo problem. I just got a Turnigy 7.5v 2000mah (received it today!) and it seems it has a loose ground wire. I can tell which one it is. I've emailed the seller and so I'm still waiting. As a Plan B, would I be able to fix it? I'm gonna guess it's either a loose or broken connection at the end of the cell. Would it be as simple as just cutting the heat-shrink back and solder the wires back to the cell?

Yes, but it might be easy or not-so-easy.

The AL tab on the battery might or might not have been tinned such that normal solder could be used. If so, just solder it on.

If not, you have to get special solder and flux, I think it needs to contain zinc.

It's possible there is enough solder already there you can just heat and reflow what's there.

I have made 1s cells fro my micros using a hyperion 240mah with no leads, and those tabs were already tinned on one side.
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:30 AM   #1684
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I do like to fly light planes...I have quite a few, the bad part is if it is not dead calm they are white knuckle to fly. It would be nice to fly in the wind....and it is always windy where i live.

Take my word - go get yourself a UMX Sbach 342 with AS3X.. I have flown that 2.5oz foam airplane in up to 29mph wind.. It can fly backwards. You can hover it right in front of you and grab the wing to "land" it.. hahaha.. It's seriously the best micro airplane ever... I brought mine to a filed when guys with their .40 airplanes were afraid to fly because of the wind.. I fly 10 packs through that and then they all want one. hahahaa

Here's a clip surfing the wind.. This was about 15mph:

Love that plane!
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:14 AM   #1685
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It flies!! Video coming soon.

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Old 03-01-2013, 11:08 AM   #1686
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Old 03-01-2013, 11:27 AM   #1687
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First flight of my Hangar 9 Corsair, converted to electric. I took it easy, just trimmed it out and did some flybys and landing approaches.



Overall it flies really nice. Very scale-like, looks good going by. A few things I learned:

It has PLENTY of power. Never got above 3/4 throttle for the whole flight. It seems way lighter than 8 1/2 pounds in the air.

No bad habits that I found. The stall at about the 3:00 minute mark was very gentle. Didn't even dip a wing.

The elevator is a bit too sensitive at speed. I backed down the travel a little and added some more expo for the next flight.

My landing sucked, as you see at the end of the video. I had the throttle all the way off, and when I pulled back to flare for touchdown, it didn't. I planted it pretty hard, bounced it, and dug the wheels into the ground causing a flip. Lesson learned: Keep a little power on to land so the elevator works.

This is the biggest electric model I've done yet. I'm pretty happy with it. I think I'll go do another!
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Old 03-01-2013, 01:36 PM   #1688
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this little 4 rotor sells for 90 on amazon.is it worth it
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:41 PM   #1689
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this little 4 rotor sells for 90 on amazon.is it worth it
Mine was $85 at my local hobby shop. It is worth it and I've had a blast flying it. I just wish they sold them without a radio.

Also, I just fried three of the motors. Not really sure how. But they're tight and not spinning up freely. The thing barely hovers in ground effect. But, I guess that's what happens with any brushed pager-style motors. They can go out at any time.

The shop doesn't stock any motors right now but I'll be going after work to see if I can retrofit anything.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:14 PM   #1690
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Jeffy

I have re-soldered loose wires on LiPo's .....not a whole lot of fun.

Exchange if possible.
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #1691
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I have re-soldered loose wires on LiPo's .....not a whole lot of fun.

Exchange if possible.
I figured as much. I talked to the seller and it's going back for a replacement.
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Old 03-01-2013, 05:23 PM   #1692
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For a good micro quad rotor - Get Ladybird V2 RTF on eaby - $60 shipped, the best flying micro quad I've ever tried.

Nice job Saget! Just a little tarmac rash
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:37 AM   #1693
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HK sent me some parts today...

Saget, I blame you.

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Old 03-02-2013, 09:44 AM   #1694
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Without some flaps you need to plant that thing while it's flying...like a pattern or pylon plane then just wait for the tail to stop flying.

Looks nice in the air.

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First flight of my Hangar 9 Corsair, converted to electric. I took it easy, just trimmed it out and did some flybys and landing approaches.



Overall it flies really nice. Very scale-like, looks good going by. A few things I learned:

It has PLENTY of power. Never got above 3/4 throttle for the whole flight. It seems way lighter than 8 1/2 pounds in the air.

No bad habits that I found. The stall at about the 3:00 minute mark was very gentle. Didn't even dip a wing.

The elevator is a bit too sensitive at speed. I backed down the travel a little and added some more expo for the next flight.

My landing sucked, as you see at the end of the video. I had the throttle all the way off, and when I pulled back to flare for touchdown, it didn't. I planted it pretty hard, bounced it, and dug the wheels into the ground causing a flip. Lesson learned: Keep a little power on to land so the elevator works.

This is the biggest electric model I've done yet. I'm pretty happy with it. I think I'll go do another!
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:30 AM   #1695
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