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01-20-2010 08:00 AM  8 years agoPost 201
GimbalFan (RIP)

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Hey Shawn -- I just picked up an MTX Cularis, and read earlier on this thread where yer bud Dave (DPCarey) has one. What motor/servos etc did he use?

This will also be mostly a slope glider (with some thermal tendencies), but I chose a monster motor/ESC/lipo for it for hauling cameras and FPV gear.

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01-20-2010 08:11 AM  8 years agoPost 202
Furious Predator

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I am not sure what motor he uses, but i assume you would be able to fit the same size as the one in my BOT, which i believe is 35mm diameter. I am using the E-Flite Power 25. basically e-flites biggest motor that would fit. I do know that dave and i both use the same 60amp e-flite esc. so far no problems to report. programming the esc was a little tricky, but you get used to it.

i am not sure what servo's he is using though. it has been a little while since i have last spoken to him....he has a new member in the family, so he is a busy guy. But i am sure he would be happy to answer questions if you PM'd him. refer to me to get 10% off on your PM.
dpcarey

i have some friends who are actually using the Parkzone Radian for FPV with great success. apprently it is a very nice flying plane.
http://www.parkzone.com/Products/De...?ProdID=PKZ4700

Here is a video of someone elses parkzone with FPV. impressive stuff

Watch at YouTube

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01-20-2010 08:16 AM  8 years agoPost 203
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refer to me to get 10% off on your PM.
Good one.

I picked up an AXi 2820/12, an Aero-Naut 13 x 6.5 folder, a Jeti 40a ESC & a TP 25C 3s 3850. According to MotoCalc this should pull 55-60 oz static, which is only a couple oz's under the AUW of the bird. It'll also get a pylon socket just above the wing joiner for various camera and FPV pylons.

Here's a couple pics of DPCarey's Cularis ℅ FP.

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01-20-2010 08:13 PM  8 years agoPost 204
Furious Predator

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a couple of my favorites of the Cularis

it is a great looking plane in the air, and flies just as nice. it is a bit quicker then my BOT, and seems to be more maneuverable.

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01-21-2010 01:13 AM  8 years agoPost 205
GimbalFan (RIP)rrProfessor - Big Coppitt Key, FL - My Posts: All  Forum  Topic

The content & composition on this shot are too damn good not to crop, enhance, resize and repost.

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01-21-2010 01:54 AM  8 years agoPost 206
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good shot for sure

i like this one as well. unfortunatly the photographer had his fat thumb on the lense. but i was able to crop it out and salvage the pic

me hand launching my BOT...well....not launching, just holding it, and guiding it, as it rips itself from my hand

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01-21-2010 01:59 AM  8 years agoPost 207
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well....not launching, just holding it, and guiding it, as it rips itself from my hand
Yup. I'm told my motor pkg will minimize risk of harm to my pitching arm.

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01-21-2010 03:17 AM  8 years agoPost 208
Furious Predator

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Has anyone tried the fiberglass sail planes you can get at Hobby King?

the price makes me want to give it a try.

GREYEAGLE

Would you mind taking the time sharing some secret pointers? its nice to learn about some of this stuff and then see it in action at the field.

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07-12-2011 09:36 PM  7 years agoPost 209
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So the soaring season is in full swing. I'm trying to get my new gas bag finished up by the end of the month. It's a 3.3meter Spirit which was scaled up from the Spirit 100 plans. I lengthened the tail moment by 6" and added an extra inch of wing chord from what it should be. The winglets were added to match my 2meter Spirit. Here's some pics showing where the build is and the size difference compared to my 2meter Spirit.

Depleting the world of parts, one crash at a time!!

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07-19-2011 02:23 AM  7 years agoPost 210
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Finished
Minus the reflective strip on the left LE she's ready! This has been a huge project due to the size but well worth the work

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07-19-2011 01:49 PM  7 years agoPost 211
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Lucky you, here there is too much rain and not enough wind for gliders at this time of the year, so it's helis and pusher jets season.
I'm so looking forward for the next glider season!!!!
I have a 4.5m Salto, a Windrider fox that I love so much that I have another one on the way, a couple of Aquilas Grande (that have been neglected lately in favor of the scalies) and a 5m ASG-29 that is not completely asembled yet

Intelligence chases me, but I'm a lot faster! Fernando

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07-19-2011 02:03 PM  7 years agoPost 212
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Man, that's an impressive list of sailplanes you have I bet those 4+ meter ships stay up forever!

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07-19-2011 02:10 PM  7 years agoPost 213
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I've got a foam Parkzone glider that actually flies surprisingly well. I don't have any slopes around here so I've got to depend on thermals.

I'd like to try a "real" glider someday. Powered, of course, because I can't rely on someone else at the club to give me a tow. I think a high end 2m glider might be in my future.

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07-19-2011 02:38 PM  7 years agoPost 214
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Man, that's an impressive list of sailplanes you have I bet those 4+ meter ships stay up forever!
Ha!!!! Think again....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwU9fW7v7ws

Here is another flight towards the end of the windy season so the lift was quite weak.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STrf0fE9vm0

And this is the unexpensive but awesome flier EPP Windrider Fox
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cL6kWAqFTE

The longest flight I got it many years ago on a (now no more) Aquila XL I thermalled it for 2 hours and 40 minutes.

Intelligence chases me, but I'm a lot faster! Fernando

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07-19-2011 02:48 PM  7 years agoPost 215
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Ouch on the first 2 vids How long did it end up taking to dig it out of those bushes in the 2nd vid? I only do thermal flying since we have no slopes nearby. I have a great respect for you guys that do sloping it looks like it can become a nightmare when the wind lets up

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07-19-2011 03:27 PM  7 years agoPost 216
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I was a thermal guy myself but I had to drive 2+ hours to find a place where I can plant the highstart and then the worse two hour back.
This slope is 10 minutes away from my house. But it comes with the price of higher repair costs than thermalling.(Especially if you fly with fear).
That second recovery wasn't bad at all since it was a planned crash.
The opions were to try to get more lift to see if I could make it back (with the risk of crashing farther away) or crash close by with an easy SAR and I went for #2

The first crash though... I took me a couple of hours of bushwacking through thorns and thick stuff to find it.
I'm not getting any better at flying but I'm becoming an expert bushman
I can't remember climbing so many trees on any given weekend

Intelligence chases me, but I'm a lot faster! Fernando

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07-19-2011 03:55 PM  7 years agoPost 217
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Here are some pics of the old times...
I really miss the relaxing feeling of thermalling

Intelligence chases me, but I'm a lot faster! Fernando

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07-19-2011 03:58 PM  7 years agoPost 218
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And this one is the last adquisition...

Intelligence chases me, but I'm a lot faster! Fernando

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07-19-2011 05:40 PM  7 years agoPost 219
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I love the pics with the sailplane circling with the hawks Those guys are the best thermal indicator on the planet bar none. It looks like you had a friendly group to "fly" with I've heard from some guys on the web that tried the same thing and constantly got their model attacked. I personally have never had to dodge any of the hawks I've flown in pattern with.
That new scalie is a monster Out of curiosity what's the wing area on it?

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07-19-2011 07:33 PM  7 years agoPost 220
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Those are buzzards, very curious. As soon as you start circling they show up and then the only thing you need to do is follow them to thermal to boredom.
I had a couple of encounters with hawks and yes those are very agressive they would come talons first towards my 4m Aquila XL with no hesitation

Intelligence chases me, but I'm a lot faster! Fernando

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