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03-12-2015 08:53 PM  3 years agoPost 1
Ronald Thomas

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Available in April!!!

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03-12-2015 09:23 PM  3 years agoPost 2
AWittleWabbit

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Excellent!

Ron, any idea if Mikado will make a dedicated unit for planks? The Mini V would work in my whole fleet minus my Shock flyer type planes.

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03-12-2015 10:12 PM  3 years agoPost 3
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I went to the Mikado page at Vstabi.info and read their information. It appears that all this is just an app that is downloaded into the Vbar transmitter and a firmware update to the Vbar itself.

If that is the case, and I do recall them showing a brief photo of a blue mini in the video, I don't think there is any dedicated hardware associated with this upgrade.

I might be wrong, but that's what it looked like to me.

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03-12-2015 11:10 PM  3 years agoPost 4
dahld

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V-Plane requires no additional hardware.

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03-12-2015 11:26 PM  3 years agoPost 5
wrongler

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What is the advantage of V-Plane control over others that are available?

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03-12-2015 11:31 PM  3 years agoPost 6
Ronald Thomas

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Info to come

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03-13-2015 12:48 AM  3 years agoPost 7
dahld

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I don't pretend to know how all the other airplane gyro systems perform, so they may fly great for all I know.

All I can do is relate to the performance of the V-Plane.

As a basic indication of the system's capabilities, using no mixing in the transmitter at all, starting with a totally out of trim model (incidence screwed-up, thrust angles wrong, won't roll axially, corkscrews in a loop)...like most airplanes until you mix the heck out of them and make a bunch of trimming flights and adjustments, you can after a few adjustments from the transmitter (V-Control), (as an example), put the model in knife-edge flight, remove your hand from the right stick, and then perform a knife-edge pass say from the right, do a knife-edge loop in front of the pilot, and exit out to the left, all just using the left stick (rudder and power).

In the example above, the right hand never has to touch the right stick during the maneuver because...

Whatever attitude you leave the model in, that's where the model stays until you command it to move again...just like the tail on a heli. Yet the algorithms do not restrict the performance of the model when the pilot wants full control (like for radical 3D flight).

A lot of work has gone into the programming of the system to make the model's flight characteristics feel natural and it doesn't feel like it's being stabilized. The model just flies straight and stays where you put it until you want it to move, and then it does so naturally without any interaction between axis'.

I can tell you from experience that it's hard to go back to flying a transmitter mixed and unstabilized airplane once you've flown the V-Plane

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03-13-2015 01:25 AM  3 years agoPost 8
rcflyerheli

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Whatever attitude you leave the model in, that's where the model stays until you command it to move again.
Sounds just like the flight control systems on the Airbus I used to fly before I retired.

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03-13-2015 02:43 AM  3 years agoPost 9
AWittleWabbit

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This is excellent! I can't wait to see all the features Mikado is going to bake into V plane. Knife edge coupling is a pet peeve of mine I guess I'll have to start prepping the ol' Yak.

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03-19-2015 11:34 AM  3 years agoPost 10
eltavito

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Kyle's Extra 300 power and servo setup
Mr Dahld,
Can you share the setup that Kyle used on his Extra airplane at the Rotor Live demo?
(Motor, ESC, battery and servos)
thank you in advance!

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09-06-2015 08:30 PM  35 months agoPost 11
RappyTappy

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Hey Ron, would the vplane be able to work in a foam flying wing? I bet it would be awesome to give more precision and smoothness and make flying one even more fun than they already are! Thanks if you or anyone else knows or have done it.

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09-06-2015 08:42 PM  35 months agoPost 12
Ronald Thomas

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Absolutely! One of the MikadoUSA pilots Gustavo Trigo posted a video on FB of exactly that

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