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Old 04-10-2009, 10:29 PM
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I hope to join the RC skydiving fraternity soon. I just ordered a new generation Micro Diver and am stoked about it. I started this hobby 2 years ago and have had a blast building and flying lots of RC planes from plans, kits, and ARFs. My first RC plane was a Sig Kadet Senior taildragger that I built from a kit and taught myself to fly with. It's maiden flight was also my 1st RC flight after lots of simulator practice. After moving on to more challenging planes, I bought a FlyCamOne2 camera to attach under the Senior's wing to motivate me to keep flying it regularly. Now I plan to use it as a jump plane. It's only powered with an OS 40LA but with it's huge wing, I think it will climb out okay with the small skydiver. What do you guys think?

I ordered my diver's canopy and suit to match the plane's theme.
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:01 AM
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Hey man, congrats, I just finished mine last week, waiting for good weather to throw him out of something, lol
Check some of my build videos at http://www.youtube.com/Skydive4ever
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:08 AM
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Thanks. I had already found your vids and subscribed to them for updates on your diver. I've posted some model vids as well, mostly of a few of my 1/2A planes with various Cox engines and a couple of aerial vids shot from my Senior. I need a new camera so I can post some of the stuff I've been doing lately. I've got a few 40 and 60-sized glow planes, a couple of small electric balsa planes, and a few RTF indoor models but I have a real fascination with tinkering with and flying the old Cox engines such as TD .010s, .049s, and .09s and have enjoyed building and flying planes that use them even though they are mostly obsolete these days. Most of the time I've spent here at RCU has been in the 1/2A forums. I enjoy some diversity in my model flying and think that RC skydiving will add to that. http://www.youtube.com/user/TeeBeeZee

BTW, that 3-way skydive video you posted was very neat.
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Old 04-11-2009, 09:28 AM
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Hahaha, I thought is was you, cool man, post some vids/pics when you get yours in ;-)
Nice colors on the plane and bike :-)
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Old 04-11-2009, 02:11 PM
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That plane will take 4 or 5 Micro Diver's up at once! Most people use that plane for the Ultimate size diver, you may need alittle more power for that, but it would work great. We have alot of orders again, but we should have them all shipped with in one week. Hope everyone has fun, thats what it is all about.
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Myself and Dave from rc skydiving have used an Eflite mini ultra stick to haul TWO of the micro divers I don't think you will have any problems with the 40 sized nitro plane. Just get used to it flying a little different, it will take a little more runway and may not turn in the air as good. I normally mix in some rudder with the ailerons on my jump planes. have fun and don't forget to connect the battery in the diver before you drop him out the plane : P

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Old 04-11-2009, 04:24 PM
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ennyka - "...and don't forget to connect the battery in the diver before you drop him out the plane..."
Sound like someone talking from experience, hehehe
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Thanks for the replies, fellas. My Senior is a 3-channel job so mixing the ailerons with anything is out of the question.
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Old 04-13-2009, 07:28 AM
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I think everyone has forgot to turn a switch on or hooked the battery up atleast once in this hobby. I know we have forgotten to hook the battery up more than once. We just call it testing to see how flat they freefall, and we need a closeup look.
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Dave
Isn't that called (dirt diving? Yep been there done that
We got to test fly the new drop plane a Hobbico 40 with a supertiger 51 on the nose and it flies like a good sport plane now , Didnt raise the gear high enough and will go up one more inch then we will balance the diver under it and get in some testing done , now that the snow has left and ground dried to use the chub field
Now I will see if the new chute I developed will work as I think it should
Wish me soft landings
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Hello Juan
Im at work , No truck ,its in shop , have no money when done today
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