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11-05-2004 09:25 AM  13 years agoPost 1
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Hi guys, a few members at our club will be trying night flying for the first time next week and I just wanted to know what I was getting myself into.
This will be my first time and although Im very excited I am also quite nervous. Can anyone give any tips on night flying that would help us in our time of mercy. What are the hard points and what things are easier,
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11-05-2004 10:35 AM  13 years agoPost 2
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landing lights help no end - just for that last little bit before you touch down! Did you see the recent issue of Rotorworld, Andy Larter from Nightflying.co.uk has an article in it,

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11-05-2004 11:45 AM  13 years agoPost 3
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Thanks Janek
Thats as good a discription as I think anyone could give, I only plan on doing a few gentle circuits until I feel comforable. It gets dark pretty early now so we dont have to wait too long until pitch black.I will try to get some pics of our first attempts. There are also members that have night flown before so this might help by watching at close quarters.
It feels like im going out to fly for the first time all over again so thanks for the tips Janek .
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11-05-2004 11:54 AM  13 years agoPost 4
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Yeah, dark by 17:00

Night flying seems like a good idea. If I get some time I might kit out my wrecked Caliber for night flying. Shouldn't cost too much to fix her up and this thread has got me tempted

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11-05-2004 11:59 AM  13 years agoPost 5
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Hi cjw,
Ive been toying with the idea for a while . Skyline have dropped the price of MS 600mm by about £20 thats what made my mind up for me.
They do a setup for about £150 .
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11-05-2004 12:02 PM  13 years agoPost 6
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Great thread
Has this standing next to me, waiting for the right moment to arrive and head out and try it. All tips are very appreciated.

Just needs to make the batterys stay on the heli during the flight, the rest should be done.
Are you using 9V for your glowwire?

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11-05-2004 12:27 PM  13 years agoPost 7
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craneyum,

Just checked out Skyline, and their 550mm (which I'd need for the Caliber) are a pretty good price:

MS 55cm - 3mm, 4mm, Night Price: £79.99


Janek,

Never get to look at my Fury's fuel tank anyway so I rely on the radio going beep beep beep

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11-05-2004 12:30 PM  13 years agoPost 8
craneyum

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cjw


Try ringing skyline I think that may be the old price.
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11-05-2004 12:40 PM  13 years agoPost 9
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Has anyone ever tried these guys for night flying gear?

http://www.nightflying.co.uk/products.html

Cheers

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11-05-2004 12:55 PM  13 years agoPost 10
craneyum

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Are you using 9V for your glowwire?
Yes and also ordered a seperate driver to light the canopy and boom individually.
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11-05-2004 01:28 PM  13 years agoPost 11
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I got a very good deal from http://aolsearch.aol.co.uk/redir?ur...query=SURELIGHT

MEMBER OF THE 601 CREW!!!! QUICK UK RULES......

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11-05-2004 01:29 PM  13 years agoPost 12
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posted twice lol

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11-05-2004 02:05 PM  13 years agoPost 13
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I´ll also be using two drivers.
One for the canopy (2x1,5m wire) and another driver for the boom.

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11-05-2004 02:13 PM  13 years agoPost 14
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Clive, yep ive just ordered from nightflying.co.uk a few days ago.
Good service and the glow wire, which I ordered, came this morning....

Here's a question - can you cut glow wire (ie make it shorter) ??? My thinking is that ive got about a foot left over on the boom on my evo and if i cut it off it may make the whole setup a little brighter (reduced load)


So nigel - you up for this weekend then ????.

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11-05-2004 02:15 PM  13 years agoPost 15
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If its the same kind as Im using you can cut it, just use some CA or glue to seal the wire.

Dont blame me if you had a different brand, but I guess they´re all the same

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11-05-2004 04:27 PM  13 years agoPost 16
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So nigel - you up for this weekend then ????.
Yep if I can get hold of some glow rope before Sunday. But I know a man.
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11-05-2004 05:09 PM  13 years agoPost 17
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Ok guys 1 silly question coming up. MS blade charging, when I plug in the charge lead to the blades to get the red led to light up on the charge lead the lights on the blades come on is this correct.
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11-05-2004 07:21 PM  13 years agoPost 18
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ok guys there charging
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11-05-2004 10:06 PM  13 years agoPost 19
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I was wondering do you have to use carbon night blades? I was thinking of equiping a cheapo set of woodies with a led on each blade and see how that works out. has anyone ever tried this? I am thinking of equiping my R50 with a night flight system but didn't want ot spend the bigi bucks on the blades if I didn't need to.
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11-06-2004 09:45 AM  13 years agoPost 20
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These were made by a club member out of the stock Evo 50 blades.
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