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Old 09-16-2013, 06:44 AM   #2101
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Getting close...

Checked CG, looks like it may need nose weight. OH well.. not entirely unexpected.






I love these types of models. Beautiful attention to detail.

Here is my 31 yo 80" Antic. I have the bones in my rafters for a scratch built 10' WS version. All of my big planes are fabric covered, no Monocote for this builder.

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Old 09-16-2013, 09:20 AM   #2102
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Fantastic looking planes....My hands get shakey flying a foamy plane that I really like and am afraid to damage....I can imagine my heart would not beat and I would not breathe for the entire flight.
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Old 09-16-2013, 12:17 PM   #2103
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My neighbor has a Gold Edition 1.60 Beechcraft Staggerwing that he is afraid to fly for that very reason. It's all fiberglass/monocoat and even though it's an ARF, it's still kinda spendy to risk with a flight.

It gets to the point where the risk out weighs the reward on some of these planes. Granted it is a different point for every person. Some don't want to fly a nice foamy (me) others will go ahead and risk $thousands to fly a scale B29. At least we get to see vids of the big boys
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Old 09-16-2013, 01:19 PM   #2104
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We had a member in our club that would routinely fly his scratch-built 1/3 scale warbirds. These things had custom retracts, props wheels and what every his deep pockets could imagine to make them realistic. These planes would cost from 10-15K. When he would turn one back into a kit, he would just start another with more detail that the last. It was a real treat to see them fly and a real heart breaker to see them crash.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:45 AM   #2105
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Our house and backyard from a Hexa copter











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Old 09-21-2013, 10:52 AM   #2106
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Great pics!
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:35 PM   #2107
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Nice pics! I picked up the new Blade 350 QX quad and flew it last night for an offsite campfire/storytelling program my work does at a local Historical Site ranch.



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Old 09-21-2013, 10:48 PM   #2108
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:26 AM   #2109
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So?

Waddya think? Were you flying it with stability on or off?

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Old 09-22-2013, 07:12 AM   #2110
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So?

Waddya think? Were you flying it with stability on or off?
Love it! For a RTF/BNF it is well worth the money. There are better multicopters out there for different flying, filming, FPV styles but I think this is like the dualsport of quads. It films well,, has a great training mode, and stunt as well. I like stability mode the best. The video was shot in that mode. That is self-level with GPS lock and manul altitude control with the throttle.

If Smart mode had an option to switch off the relativity control, or if stability had altitude hold I'd be happier.

I haven't flown it in agility mode yet.

I have a video uploading now that shows fulll throttle takeoff in stability at 6000' with a GP2 on it.
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Old 09-22-2013, 10:55 AM   #2111
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I have a video uploading now that shows fulll throttle takeoff in stability at 6000' with a GP2 on it.
Finally uploaded!

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Old 10-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #2112
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^ Very clear vid, nice!

I got tired of china man junk motors on my VisionAire, so I decided to try this one:



Hope this one works out!!

And just got replacement frame parts for Vtail. Hopefully next week will have both back in the air!
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:54 AM   #2113
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We (my club) are having our big WWI fly-in this weekend. Lots of interesting stuff, great weather and plenty of flying. Put a bunch more air under the wings of the D8, still have some minor mechanical issues to deal with but every flight it just keeps getting better. Got to mix it up with some other scale planes, just like Rheinbeck but we get away with more manuvers....



This is the lineup Sat AM. Well, most of the lineup, there were guys up flying already.

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Old 10-06-2013, 05:29 AM   #2114
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That's pretty impressive. Where is this at?
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Old 10-06-2013, 02:18 PM   #2115
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Finished my Crack Laser Light a couple days ago. Thing flies like it's on rails. 32" span. I had to order some bigger batteries as the NanoTech 300s were only giving me 1-2 minutes of spirited flight time. Have to cycle them a few times to see if they were just under charged.

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