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Forum: Beginners 02-21-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,592
Posted By skyman
+1 However, the ailerons seem to work fine...

+1

However, the ailerons seem to work fine on the yak with flaperons down. I find them useful for slowing down and trying hovers and high alpha.
Forum: Beginners 02-20-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,592
Posted By skyman
Yes, and it's a nightmare. Especially on a DX6I....

Yes, and it's a nightmare. Especially on a DX6I. When I got my DX8 I set them up on there, and it was much easier, but still not particularly simple to do. In my opinion, it is worth the struggle...
Forum: Aerial Photography 02-20-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Nice footage! I really need to get a UHF, 1.5...

Nice footage! I really need to get a UHF, 1.5 miles was always kinda goal of mine :ws:.

No, I haven't been flying too much this winter. Had a bad crash from around 500ft at the start of fall, and...
Forum: Aerial Photography 12-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
:eek: Nice!! :D

:eek:

Nice!!
:D
Forum: Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 09-18-2012, 04:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,941
Posted By skyman
+1 XD

+1


XD
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-18-2012, 04:29 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
All I can say is... I hope your a much better...

All I can say is... I hope your a much better programer than me! :P

If you only plan to fly the plane manually short range, then use the 2.4. Short range as in line of sight like you would do any...
Forum: Aerial Photography 09-14-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Downed my FPV in a field a while back due to 2.4...

Downed my FPV in a field a while back due to 2.4 cutting out. I had 2.4 out to about half a mile, no problems, and then all of a sudden at around 1500ft away (ish?) it cut out and the plane went...
Forum: Aerial Photography 07-28-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,309
Posted By skyman
+1

+1
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-27-2012, 06:41 AM
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Views: 150,500
Posted By skyman
Probably repairable. I have a set of replacement...

Probably repairable. I have a set of replacement wings, but repairing the fuse will still be a challenge. Especially for somebody who is used to flying and repairing foam :eek:.
Forum: Crash and Safety Forum 07-27-2012, 01:42 AM
Replies: 1,787
Views: 150,500
Posted By skyman
Just crashed a nice, scale, balsa BD5. Tried to...

Just crashed a nice, scale, balsa BD5. Tried to take it inverted, and it didn't have enough down elevator to maintain flight, so I tried to loop out of it with up elevator, and half way through the...
Forum: Aerial Photography 07-26-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Great! Thanks so much for the help! This makes...

Great! Thanks so much for the help! This makes sense. I think it was throwing me off by not calling it a compass :rolleyes:
Forum: Beginners 07-26-2012, 02:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,592
Posted By skyman
Your right. I did exaggerate 3D models, but...

Your right. I did exaggerate 3D models, but coming off of a super cub and a radian (neither of which have ailerons), IMHO the yak would seem like a monster on high rates. I did say, however, that it...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-26-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,792
Posted By skyman
Great idea! But the downside here is that he...

Great idea! But the downside here is that he wouldn't get the vacuum effect of throttling up before opening the doors.
Forum: Aerial Photography 07-26-2012, 01:36 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Nice video! How did you get the compass up there?...

Nice video! How did you get the compass up there? I didn't seem to get the option to add a compass on my computer. Also, how did you get the airspeed in a bar like that? I can only get mine in a...
Forum: Beginners 07-25-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,592
Posted By skyman
Woah, hang on guys. Did we just tell him he would...

Woah, hang on guys. Did we just tell him he would be okay with a high end, high performance, fast and touchy 3D monster for a second plane? I happen to own the CZ yak, and take it from me, it's no...
Forum: Aerial Photography 07-25-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Thanks, and congratulations! Also, nice ground...

Thanks, and congratulations! Also, nice ground station you have there! Reminds me quite a bit of mine.

You are the only person who can see the brown bar at the bottom of the video, because you...
Forum: Aerial Photography 07-19-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Made some MAJOR improvements on my system today! ...

Made some MAJOR improvements on my system today!

I completely re did the ground station (it all folds up into an awesome looking briefcase now :D), as well as adding Eagle Eyes, Eagle Tree OSD...
Forum: Warbird Electrics 07-10-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,630
Posted By skyman
Cool! I was just wondering, because the top of...

Cool! I was just wondering, because the top of the air foil stays flat, and the bottom increases, so I wasn't sure. Good to know it still works! I will have to play around with it on some of my...
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 07-08-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,792
Posted By skyman
Sorry, but I doubt you can achieve all those...

Sorry, but I doubt you can achieve all those goals simultaneously.

First and foremost; EDFs simply are not efficient enough to achieve the flight time you stated, and they are also quite heavy....
Forum: Warbird Electrics 07-08-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 13,630
Posted By skyman
Sure is a pretty plane! How do the flaps work? On...

Sure is a pretty plane! How do the flaps work? On paper, they only create drag, and give you no lift, so I was wondering how they work in practice.
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-30-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Haha I made the mistake of installing the prop on...

Haha I made the mistake of installing the prop on backwards as well, but I was lucky enough to notice it before I flew the plane. My EPP FPV is the exact same way with turns. However oddly enough,...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By skyman
Yes, It is quite hard to keep orientation,...

Yes, It is quite hard to keep orientation, especially at dusk, with the grey air force scheme. I really should paint mine up like that.

Good luck with the FMS T-28! But I believe you will find...
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-25-2012, 05:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 885
Posted By skyman
Ouch... Nice paint sceme though!

Ouch... Nice paint sceme though!
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-24-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,012
Posted By skyman
Me too NJ, me too :P. Well I lost mine about a...

Me too NJ, me too :P. Well I lost mine about a moth ago, but I know exactly how you feel!

My progress:http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=65805

If you want to get into it, there is...
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-24-2012, 08:56 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Nice! Do you ever get too high for you patch? Or...

Nice! Do you ever get too high for you patch? Or do you simply tilt the antenna upwards for better coverage at altitudes?
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-24-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index.php?main_pa...

http://www.readymaderc.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=4&products_id=286
Forum: General Electric Discussions 06-23-2012, 03:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,360
Posted By skyman
The Parkzone Strykers will handle RIDICULOUS...

The Parkzone Strykers will handle RIDICULOUS winds, as long as you have the skill to fly it in it ;-).

Also, I agree with others about the Parkzone T-28. I have flown mine in 25MPH winds. Shook a...
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-23-2012, 02:53 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Cool! A few tips from personal experience: ...

Cool! A few tips from personal experience:

Careful about 72mhz, I got near fatal interference issues, even when only about 150ft out. Then again, I was flying smack dab in the middle of a city....
Forum: Hi-Performance and Sailplanes 06-09-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,814
Posted By skyman
The only thing I agree with him on is where he...

The only thing I agree with him on is where he said something like "when things get this easy, it can bring un wanted people into the hobby". I'm all for welcoming new pilots into the hobby, but the...
Forum: Aerial Photography 06-09-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,747
Posted By skyman
Sorry, but I highly doubt goggles would work with...

Sorry, but I highly doubt goggles would work with glasses. Even if they did, you would have so much light entering that it would almost defeat the point of flying with them. On the bright side the...
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