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    "DOWNWIND" - Windrider Scout Bee : 60 Inch

    60" Scout Bee
    440+ Watts
    70amp ESC
    TBS Motor Mount
    DragonLink for control
    Skylark Trace OSD (AAT)
    2x3S5000mAh
    RMRC 420XV Camera
    LM 500mw vTx
    Derek_Spec Mounting Plate
    Derek_Spec Paint/Logo
    "New Stuff" Laminate

    There was some talk in most Windrider Scout Bee threads that 2x5000mAh was "impossible". We didn't set out to prove any1 wrong. We set out to see if it could be done. In fact, I never researched this platform before purchase - I didn't even see the "it can't be done" comments until I had 2 wings purchased and 4x5000mAh packs enroute. I can get 2 Bees for the roughly the price of 1 Zeph. Not to mention, I don't really hot-dog and fly close to anything - so I suspect that this wing will do what I need it to do. This particular wing was built for range-testing... yet the bay is big enough that 1x3000 mAh pack can be used instead of 10 amp hours to lighten it up and blast around close to stuff. I'll gather data on v1.0, and take lessons learned and ramp up for v2 once I feel we have reached a plateau on development and want to incorporate new tricks. She's still very floaty. Tonight, I held it in the palm of my hand... applied a small amount of throttle (just until I felt it get "light" in my hands) and with one movement tossed her up (think of shooting a free throw - that's how I launch it) and off she went smooth and steady.


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    WOW! Thats all I have to say. When you say "ramp up for v2" what are your long term goals for this plane?


    Congrats again on such a beautiful build!
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    Well - with the battery capacity onboard and "lowish" power-rating (compared to you superstars w/ 550 - 600+ watts) you can see that I am looking for efficiency not a drag-racer. I want to do a 20 mile round trip for starters. I'll look at the telemetry from a 5 mile trip and do some fuzzy math to see if I can get that done with the weight/power/prop combo that I have. After that - well, one can always go bigger on motor/prop and fly like a girl (like Trappy).

    For now I'm just crusing around getting used to a wing and learning what I can get away with and what I can't. When the folding props get here I'll put her to work.
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    That thing looks sweet, very clean! Mine is stuck in Irene aftermath(5 days since it cleared customs) but I have all the other parts waiting.

    Are you using standard or mini servos and are they in they stock position? Got a folding prop setup ready?

    I like your enlarged fins. They should take care of the slight yaw wobble at slower speeds, supposedly that beevo airfoil likes to go fast : ).

    -Lex
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    HS-82MGS --- and the servos are moved outboard a few inches (6)
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    hey on the first picture the airplane is on the way.....and on all the other pictures all I see is batteries and crap.....move all that stuff out of the way

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    What folding prop did you go with?

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    I'm going w/ the Aeronaut brand of folding props.
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    10x6? 9X5?

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    That will depend on your motor and power goals. But I have ordered multiple sizes - the 9x6 is for efficiency-mode. It currently flies with that, but you can get up to 12" on there - or even bigger if you clearance the elevons. That's why I have 440+ watts as I have the motor "turned down". I didn't skimp on the ESC (70amp) so that I can keep this ESC no matter what motor/prop combo I use.
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