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    Hi HMERLY, well, I did build 2 more planes, one...

    Hi HMERLY,
    well, I did build 2 more planes, one flying plank and a twin mot.
    The plank was supposed to be a shiny sleek composite plane/glider for medium wind and fast flying. It flies great, just...
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    I'm really happy with it. It's still alive and I...

    I'm really happy with it. It's still alive and I love to fly it.

    It's something for those who know how to fly and land a RC plane properly. After all the hours put it, this is essential.
    Now,...
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    very nice! That would mean there'll soon be 4...

    very nice!

    That would mean there'll soon be 4 of these in the sky :). let me know if you have questions!

    Dio
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    amazing whaka... All the handy-man work......

    amazing whaka...
    All the handy-man work... (thumbs up)
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    Wow. You have money. The -96db sensitivity is a...

    Wow. You have money. The -96db sensitivity is a deal. Worth it? ?
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    sure does. that's why a notch filter/bandpass...

    sure does. that's why a notch filter/bandpass filter is a good idea too.

    But I know you: you wanna tweak to 1.2G like I do:rolleyes:
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    very nice job and great documentation. Thanks for...

    very nice job and great documentation. Thanks for sharing.

    Any feedback on your "real-world tests"?

    Dio
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    Wooohoooo. Welcome back!!! Love your hexa!!!!

    Wooohoooo. Welcome back!!! Love your hexa!!!!
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    Sticky: Sherlock Atari Joe :) Cheers from...

    Sherlock Atari Joe :)

    Cheers from South-East-Asia,

    Dio
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    are you looking into flying real far or staying...

    are you looking into flying real far or staying up there very long, or both?

    Generally, I'd try to push the aspect ratio of the plane to a max, the limit being a high enough reynolds number to...
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    Well, I believe I'm a bad indicator, not sure...

    Well, I believe I'm a bad indicator, not sure about the others. I have actually 1.5 planktons. The green one from the video, and another half ready version.

    I also made a launch dolly for it with...
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    Bloom, it looks like the bits n pieces are coming...

    Bloom, it looks like the bits n pieces are coming together. I like it.
    With bagging you won't get a molded finish. Almost. Close, but still not there. The LE is about where it should be. Your...
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    I won't be doing much innovative stuff on fpvlab...

    I won't be doing much innovative stuff on fpvlab anymore. I feel that my options are too limited. But I keep all these things in my for my homepage.

    so long story short: for a thermal glider it s...
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    2. The Leading edge: The 1" of glass around the...

    2. The Leading edge:
    The 1" of glass around the LE should be fine. There is no need to align the mylar in such a way that the front edge tallies 100% as leading edge. In fact I try to leave a small...
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    Hi Bloomington, It looks indeed very nice!...

    Hi Bloomington,

    It looks indeed very nice! Thanks for the video.

    1. Sanding Textreme: I still haven't used my Textreme, but my carbon fabric I trimmed down at the trailing edge using a ruler...
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    It s been a while, mostly because they took...

    It s been a while, mostly because they took awayour flying field and then due to the winds. It s not for strong winds, too light.

    Otherwise it s good to go n sitting on the shelf. In fact I m...
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    Given the parameter you outlined, this design is...

    Given the parameter you outlined, this design is surely NOT suitable.

    Firstly the payload will decrease the initial design criteria of a thermal soaring ship. Secondly, 2.5lbs is too much...
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    when you say laminate what does it mean? The...

    when you say laminate what does it mean? The FPV-Zeph-laminating film or actually laminating glass fiber + epoxy over it?

    glass and epoxy will do the trick: use expanded white foam instead of...
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    Hi bloom. Greetings from sunny arizona. I m about...

    Hi bloom. Greetings from sunny arizona. I m about to leave...

    I made myself a jig for the wing tip, paper or pvc sheet will do, to get both halves symmetrical.

    The rest is manual sanding, be...
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    Homebrew antennas may not work properly if...

    Homebrew antennas may not work properly if untuned.

    The other thing is that your rssi is an indication only: it behaves non-linear, 50% rssi doesnt mean 50% range left, it s more like 70% range...
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    The directed beam helped to improve interference...

    The directed beam helped to improve interference through the goggle wires tremendously in my case. I like it.

    Dio
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    you wouldnt' lose much on the adapter. 433Mhz is...

    you wouldnt' lose much on the adapter. 433Mhz is way more forgiving in the "daisy-chain-adapter/connector"- sense than 5.8GHz for example.

    But a high gain antenna should not be solution to...
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    3) and 4) are good if you are designing or...

    3) and 4) are good if you are designing or possibly building a new plane.

    here's a plane that uses 4) http://www.aerodesign.de/modelle/NF/sapperlot.gif

    number 3) just means that if you choose...
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    Hey, my good old science still stands its ground...

    Hey,
    my good old science still stands its ground :)

    1. larger vertical fins
    2. shift the fins towards the center
    3. reduce sweep
    4. use anhedral


    the wobble is caused by dutch roll. too...
  25. yeah, I flew it yesterday... a couple of times....

    yeah, I flew it yesterday... a couple of times. -It seems to work very well. I'm still getting a few lines still (ESC noise at max throttle), but the picture is not breaking up.

    In fact I flew...
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