Wattflyer RC Network: RC Universe :: RCU Magazine :: RCU Forums :: RCU Classifieds :: RCU User Reviews :: RCU YouTube
Home Who's Online Calendar Today's Posts RealTime Post Spy Mark Forums Read
Go Back   WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > General Electric Discussions
Register Members List Wattflyer Extras Articles Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Social Groups

General Electric Discussions Talk about topics related to e-powered RC flying

Thank you for your support (hide ads)
 
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 05-14-2014, 05:17 PM   #1
Wrongway-Feldman
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Govan, Saskatchewan
Posts: 599
Thanked 32 Times in 32 Posts
iTrader: (0)
Friends: (5)
Default don't be in too big a hurry

Seeing as it was the first day in a very long time with only light winds I decided to maiden the FT Viggen this morning.
For bench test I had a orange 4 channel receiver in it. I thought it should be fine for the maiden as I won't be pushing it and keeping it close.
It flew so well I forgot I had the small receiver.
A couple of minutes into the flight I opened her up and boy does she move. Before this I had kept her low and slow. This is the best flying edf I've ever had. Cut the power and she glides forever. Can nearly get her to hover.
Back to the story at hand. On a high speed pass she got a little further than I meant it to and lost contact with the receiver. ESC failsafe cut the motor and she nosed in from around 150 feet.
As I start walking towards the place of impact I touched the throttle and motor spins up. Couldn't have walked more than 15 feet. Walk back to where I was originally and loose contact again.
When I got to her the only damage was to the break away nose cone. Did its job perfectly.
Moral of the story. Take the time to use the proper equipment, especially when you try to use a shorter range receiver on something that goes very very quick.

----------------------------------------------------------
Dumas Ecroupe, MM EVA, E-flite L4 Grasshopper, Sig Kougar, Sig Kobra, Top Fight Contender, top flite mini contender, Carl Goldberg Skylark mark II, M&H Sportster 40.
Wrongway-Feldman is offline  
  Reply With Quote
 

  WattFlyer RC Electric Flight Forums - Discuss radio control eflight > Electric R/C Airplanes > General Electric Discussions

« Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Are RC events getting too big to be safe? AEAJR RC Radios, Transmitters, Receivers, Servos, gyros 35 08-18-2013 09:57 PM
Great Planes Giant Big Stick Conversion kyleservicetech Sport Planes (Formerly I/C & Gas Conversion) 37 08-14-2013 11:08 PM
Scale A10 from Wowplanes - Big Bird awrightbrother Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 9 12-19-2011 11:27 PM
$100 scratch build contest-Extra pro cncfoam Scratch and Kit Built Aircraft 65 07-15-2011 07:47 PM
For Sale Big axi motor 2.4ghz Motors and Speed Controllers for sale & WTB 0 03-26-2011 08:25 PM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 08:05 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2005 WattfFlyer.com
RCU Eflight HQ

Charities we support Select: Yorkie Rescue  ::  Crohn's & Colitis Foundation



Page generated in 0.68570 seconds with 78 queries