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Old 05-13-2011, 02:48 AM
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Default 50% Large Scale RC Skydiver

Here is the newest edition to our range of RC Skydivers just for interest sake.

After being inspired by Theo Vassen's Large skydiver, we decided end of last year to start on our own XL large skydiver. After getting some advice from Theo we decided to give it a go and we doubled the size of our standard RC Skydiver.[8D]

Our specs on the diver is as follow: It stands 90cm (35.4inches) tall, weight is 6kg's(13.3pounds) and has a chute with a wingspan of 3 meters (9.84 feet). To put that into perspective, my son is 3 and a half years old and fits into the divers jumpsuit as can be seen on the photos here. Theo's diver is 80cm (31.5inches) tall, weighs 4,5kg (9.9pounds) and chute was 2,75 meter (9.02 feet)wingspan. Theo's one is still the biggest one flying/jumping as we were not able to do the maiden jump, the plane developed some technical issues and untill then the diver is also grounded. [] However Riaan and myself just wanted to share it with the rest of you guys!!

It made its 1st public appearance at the Henley Airshow last the weekend, here are some photos of the diver!!

Enjoy!!
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Old 05-13-2011, 06:27 AM
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Default RE: 50% Large Scale RC Skydiver

Very cool!!!!

We have a "large scale" skydiver as well in our hanger. We will never offer it as a package to the general public but it is really cool also. I will get the specs of it tonight and post some pictures. He is around the 32" height also. The chute is sewn more like a really chute than a model chute for strength.
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:03 AM
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Default RE: 50% Large Scale RC Skydiver

Thanks Dave,

I still remember your large scale diver, still have photo of it somewhere in my archives!!

This one was built for a friend of mine who has one of our divers already, but he wanted one double the size to go witn his plane, a 47% Decathlon. We won't be pushing it as a regular product as well, its just not practical, as not many modellers will have a big enough plane to haul them up. We will be building 2 more, one for myself and one for Riaan our chute builder, which will be used exclusively for marketing purpouses. We also buildt our large canopy with extra reinforcements as well as making it a 9 cell like the full size.

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Old 05-16-2011, 12:05 AM
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:21 AM
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I don't think you have seen my new giant scale diver? The only apperance he has seen was at Toledo Show one year. We used him to hang up and attract attention to our booth. He was hanging about half way to the ceiling and still looked very huge. We have the logo "RCSkydiving" across the bottom of the chute.
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Old 05-17-2011, 05:29 AM
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here is a link to a video that will show the giant diver along with a few other toys we are playing with.

http://rcuvideos.s3.amazonaws.com/rc.../vid_rcsky.wmv

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Default RE: 50% Large Scale RC Skydiver

nice one.
i brought theo's big diver in the air several times. not much different then the normal ones.
flies great, great to see...

good luck on your maiden jump...
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Default RE: 50% Large Scale RC Skydiver

Just some pictures of Theo and his successfull flying big scale rc skydiver" Yulia"
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Old 06-13-2011, 01:23 AM
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Default RE: 50% Large Scale RC Skydiver

Hi Lundy,

Thanks for the photos, I couldn't find them on the forum!! As I said Theo's diver was our inspiration.

Unfortunately the diver has not been maidened yet!! I'm now finishing mine and will hopefully get it in the air sooner than my customer to who I sold this diver!!

Blue Skies to all!!!
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Your welcome ,

Theo is also responsible for infecting me with the rc para Virus ( 25 years ago ),I am still grateful for that .


Good luck with your maiden flight !
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Very cool, guys.

I would love to see one of these giants in flight.

Hey Lundy, maybe you can borrow Yulia and bring it Muncie ! But you would probably have to buy another ticket.
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Yep one extra ticket for the Big Girl .[&o]
We are restricted in luggage sins last time, We previously ware allowed to take two suitcases pro person , off this year only one, you have to pay $80 for every extra suitcase .

Maybe Paul want's to borrow me one of his skydivers ? Paul ?

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Of course, you know you can borrow, steal any jumper I have. Looking forward to September and the Tilted Kilt.
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ORIGINAL: edge_pilot

here is a link to a video that will show the giant diver along with a few other toys we are playing with.

http://rcuvideos.s3.amazonaws.com/rc.../vid_rcsky.wmv


Im just curious, what kind of wind conditions can an rc parachuter fly in. It seems like an un powered parachute would brobably need little to no wind at all because if a gust of wind were to come up it might blow it in to the next county. If wind were to blow it around, are you able to still steer it into the wind and stay pretty close to your target?
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Thanks Paul, I will try not to dirt dive them ![&:] and take good care of them ,you know the way I am flying [:@]
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Of course, you know you can borrow, steal any jumper I have. Looking forward to September and the Tilted Kilt.
You meant this "Tilted Kilt" ? What about Hooters ?
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Tilted Kilt more betta than Hooters
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You mean more class ,more Style than Hooters, Ore larger steaks and colder beer bigger in bigger pint's
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HOLY HELL THAT THINGS A BEAST
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WE DID IT!!

After finishing the 50% RC Skydiver more than a year ago, we finally got to maiden it at Oudtshoorn Scale(our annual scale fly-in event) this past Saturday 29/09/2012!!

Micton Hobbies assisted in taking the beast up to altitude with their 42% Sbach powered by a 170cc engin, thanks guys for willing to take the risk with me!!

We can now officially say it is the largest flying RC Skydiver out there!!

Here are some photos of the jump!![8D]
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Broodwa CONGRATULATION JUMPER LOOKS SUPER is that the suit your son had on.


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That is SO COOL!
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Broodwa CONGRATULATION JUMPER LOOKS SUPER is that the suit your son had on.


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Hi Bob,

Yes, that is the same one, my son has grown since then and doesn't fit in the jumpsuit anymore!!

Blue Skies!!
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