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Old 05-01-2013, 03:07 PM
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Finally getting some decent flight time from my VTOL airplane.

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:02 AM
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Nice job! [8D] Keep working the design!!!
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Old 05-09-2013, 09:22 PM
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Very cool! What kind of foam is that? Can you provide details like weight, wingspan, and power set up?
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That's excellent! What axis do you have gyro's running on? Looked like bank attitude was aided on the takeoff and landing.
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Thanks Ron S- I'll keep trying to improve it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 09:58 PM
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Hi VP1- The foam is fan fold foam from Lows hardware store. Weight without 2200mah 3 cell battery is 383 grams. Battery weighs 176 grams. Motors are 1300 kv 24 gram blue wonders. ESC is 10 amp super simple. Wing span is 40 inches.
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Old 05-14-2013, 10:01 PM
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thailazer- Glad you like it. All three axis are aided by a gyro when hovering or else it would be unstable. Pitch is also aided by an accelerometer. Might be some accel on roll also but not as much as pitch.I doubt I need the gyros on for forward flight but since they are on the plane anyways, I also use them during forward flight.
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