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Old 04-05-2011, 05:18 PM
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Hi guys, I am of the opinion that it is learning to fly the CrazyBall time. The CrazyBall uses my most common battery, the 3s450/500mah lipo. I have 5 active planes that use this battery, and 3 more that need varying stages of repair[X(]. I got to fly 6 of those batteries yesterday. What was painfully clear was that the Blue Wonder class motors are what I need to keep most of these planes performing at peak performance. I will seek out some motor sources and link them.

Here is a video shot last night of the CrazyBall.

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[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhzixH8uLL4[/youtube] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rhzixH8uLL4
Old 04-06-2011, 08:34 AM
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I got mine built, but I realized that all my Blue Wonder motors are 1700 KV. This needs a 1300 KV because it uses a 10 inch prop. So I'm in the hurry up and wait mode! I ordered motors and metal gear servos from HobbyCity. That usually takes 3 weeks with the registered airmail from China.

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Old 04-06-2011, 04:31 PM
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Bad Tim, not following up.

Here is the motor from Heads up rc, http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...lectric/Detail , not a bad deal given their shipping charge. They will be in my go to list. And the motor has actually shipped already[X(]. I may have it by Saturday. Assuming that I can get it from the PO on Saturday.

Here is what I have coming from HK, http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=4859 The 1500 is what is on my bug, and has been a champ.

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Old 04-13-2011, 03:26 PM
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My how things can change in a week. OK, it actually changed since Monday. I got the recommended motor from HeadsUpRC.com. The shipping was $2.00, from Florida[X(] I will be doing more business with them!!

OK, so I hung the correct motor on the plane. I rebalanced the prop since I had it off of the motor. That was all done on Monday. I got to try it yesterday. I have the Watt's Up numbers for this combo, and they look fine. But the motor was a bit hot to the touch after a sub 4 minute flight. So I brought it in and swapped out the props. This time I went with a GWS 9x5 DD prop. I lost about 33% of Watts/peak but I gained a much better handling plane. The moral of the story is that for small companies, they have probably found the best power option.

What? A video? Sure[8D]

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Old 04-14-2011, 03:52 AM
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I got my CrazyBall built. Now awaiting a Blue Wonder motor and some metal-gear servos that I ordered from China.

I Sharpied a "canopy" and a leading edge pattern onto it to hopefully help me with orientation when I get it equipped and flying.

But for now I wait for the slow plane from China!



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Old 04-14-2011, 03:32 PM
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Looks great!!

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Old 04-19-2011, 03:44 PM
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Here is a video of what the control surfaces look like with the CrazyBall mix.

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Old 04-20-2011, 03:21 PM
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Bad Tim. I forgot to post this video here.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEq7DTZW5fg[/youtube]

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Old 06-07-2011, 05:02 PM
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I'm slow, and shipping from China is slow, so I finally got by Crazy Ball completed and flying.

It's great. Flys more nose-up the lighter the battery I use on it. Flys more like a "normal" airplane with a heavier battery. Flys outdoors or indoors just fine. Can be flown very slowly. Gets immediate notice from any/all spectators and pilots. Crazy, Man!

I'm enjoying learning what it will do and what I can do with it.

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Old 06-08-2011, 05:37 AM
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Excellent. I am in the windy season, so I am just waiting for weather.
Old 06-09-2011, 04:07 AM
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Ferndale, have you noticed a practical wind speed limit on your Crazy Ball?

The one time I flew mine in noticeable wind, it was a rather steady wind. I could fly my CB like a kite. Point it into the wind and adjust the throttle till it just hung there in one place.

I assume that rapidly shifting or changing wind or thermals passing through would be much more troublesome, especially with a lighter battery selected.

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Old 06-12-2011, 03:25 PM
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I made one tiny change to my Crazy Ball. I added two 1.5 mm carbon rods running thru the fuselage, each tieing two servo cases together. That stiffens them up some and should give me a little more control surface travel. It may also create a new break point. We'll see.

I think my Crazy Ball is now in a fairly stable, just go fly it and have fun! state.

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Old 06-24-2011, 08:12 PM
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Jim, I am the wrong person to ask that question. I have been flying in adverse wind, and adapting to it, since I started flying. I give the serious gusts, into the twenties a pass, but in the teens I will go for it. It is why I am so serious about roll control.

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Old 07-03-2011, 08:34 PM
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Hi Guys, any idea what happened to the crazyball web site, I would like to get one, but it seems the ebay store is gone and the site does not work beyond the home page.  Are they not making the crazyball anymore?
Old 07-04-2011, 01:52 AM
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I just went to the site: http://www.crazyplanesrc.com/ and it worked OK for me.

That said, it's a bit of a Crazy Site to go along with the Crazy Ball! There are a number of pages not yet populated yet, etc. By now, having bought two CB kits there, that I know which places to click on, etc. It takes several clicks on CB photos to get you to the page that has a Place in Shopping Cart link.

Yes, he's still selling kits. I recently received my second one.

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Thanks Jim
I tried again and found a link to buy, it took five tries to get the page to load, but I got one ordered
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Glad to hear of your success in ordering.

I really like my Crazy Ball and I hope you like yours too!

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I know this thread is over 10 years old, but maybe I will get lucky.

Is there any hope left in CrazyBall land?

Links are all dead, but is there any chance of finding used product, same thing under another name, or detailed plans?

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