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    Are you going to try "aided" launch? I...

    Are you going to try "aided" launch?


    I have this pretty much down pat on two other airframes and ready to go on the Plank... BTW... how you doing on range so far?
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    Looking forward to report and videos... we...

    Looking forward to report and videos... we finally got a break in the weather here further north.. Will likely fly today (other wings) and the Plank this weekend..


    Now you know Jim sells a...
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    Cant wait to see it in action... (READ POST...

    Cant wait to see it in action... (READ POST VIDEO)

    Ruby has been looking really good.. I have been doing "Ruby launches" with an overweight Deep Reaper and so far so good..

    Set to aided mode,...
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    Well that looks better than the cut down shopping...

    Well that looks better than the cut down shopping cart I had in mind.. :)

    I would like to see how you are fitting 25k in your fuze... I do not think the ones I am running would fit.. I have 4...
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    muwhahahaha.... and cheaper to purchase... ...

    muwhahahaha.... and cheaper to purchase... you gotta love the sound of it when it goes by and most of the noise is air passing over the wing like a hotliner... and a hand launch on a plane that...
  6. I got 6 in the mail... thanks... now I gotta go...

    I got 6 in the mail... thanks... now I gotta go dust this thing off and see what it takes to fly it..

    Will likely install some zip ties (loosely) to limit just how far these things can be...
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    4.5kg airframe and a hand launch... and they get...

    4.5kg airframe and a hand launch... and they get excited hand launching their 5lb wings... lol
  8. Thanks.. will let you know when they get here......

    Thanks.. will let you know when they get here... Good move to RMRC..they are experts at distribution.. keeping one supplier stocked is far easier and even if you make less on each frame, the stress...
  9. Just goes to show that you might be a superior...

    Just goes to show that you might be a superior designer/engineer but when it comes to product distribution , it takes a different type of person..

    Shipping incomplete kits, product sourcing,...
  10. 5 days later.. no bobbins.. mail must be stuck...

    5 days later.. no bobbins.. mail must be stuck...
  11. Maybe because when I ordered the bird the bobbins...

    Maybe because when I ordered the bird the bobbins were already in the works and I was promised a set of the new ones if I ordered then.... you doing customer relations?
  12. 2 months and still waiting for mine in the...

    2 months and still waiting for mine in the mail..... sigh....
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    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19609__...

    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/__19609__Alloy_Airbrake_Servo_Operated_2pc_.html

    Or a slightly smaller version:
    http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=41304
    ...
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    Fuse was trashed.... it took the full force of...

    Fuse was trashed.... it took the full force of the nose in... Might be nice if this was a blowmolded PVC part (cheaper and heavier but it appears to be the sacrificial part of a hard landing..) I...
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    I use JST and a dedicated 2200mAh 3S for...

    I use JST and a dedicated 2200mAh 3S for Ruby/FPV/rx (Castle 10A 5v BEC) and leave the motor all by itself.. Log shows it (the motor) will pull 125amps at launch with the throttle firewalled and...
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    Putting the OSD out on the wing: This can be...

    Putting the OSD out on the wing:

    This can be done with 2 small ribbon cables.. One comes from the Serial2 port of the IMU and the other is simply power..

    The system does need both 5 and 12V...
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    I made a foamboard box for the bird.....

    I made a foamboard box for the bird..
    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7YOW2a6pX4Y/UakDu2gZlSI/AAAAAAAAizY/omwAA5U4SmE/w1534-h865-no/IMG_20130531_160419_655.jpg

    immense help when it came to...
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    if the corner is overcut and radiused, it might...

    if the corner is overcut and radiused, it might eliminate the stress riser..

    I finally gave up on this and put a stainless gusset in the thing and have not broken one since... got tired of...
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    Been without bobbins since day one... first it...

    Been without bobbins since day one... first it was the rubber ones, then the silicone are coming in and I finally ordered from a third party... whats up? Had this thing a month and a one hour...
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    Were you this guy? ...

    Were you this guy?


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE_fB1bvoFs
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    take a blanket too.. makes a nice net.. I am...

    take a blanket too.. makes a nice net.. I am expert at getting stuck in trees... not so much getting back out.. (my neighbors tree has some kind of magnetic properties)
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    It is an ideal size for attaching to F.Shark...

    It is an ideal size for attaching to F.Shark goggles so I figured maybe I would do some range testing with it.. I dont know much about this kind of stuff but this same guy has an entire series of...
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    OP = Chatch in disguise.... :) I kind of...

    OP = Chatch in disguise.... :) I kind of like my training wheels yet... full panic, throw the switch.. set the gains up on the naza and go to manual..it can get pretty stupid acting...
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    is there not a good reliable way to test esc's? ...

    is there not a good reliable way to test esc's? (well other than tying down your bird and running the bug snot out of it?)
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    I had a low voltage issue with the NAZA that did...

    I had a low voltage issue with the NAZA that did bad things when I gassed on it real hard.. ended up doing a double flip into a snow bank when I tried to arrest a full speed pass, pivot to come...
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