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Old 01-04-2009, 01:31 PM
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Default Skeeters -Anyone Here Flying One?

I was wondering if anyone here is flying the Skeeter36? I've been told this one of the best 3D planes ever -well the Skeeter line anyway.

http://kalteisen.com/index.html

I'm sure there must be some WF members flying them. If so, please share your experiences with them. Photos are a plus.

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Old 01-04-2009, 03:19 PM
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Have the 36 and 30, actually prefer the 30. I find the 36 has a lot of fuse twist and needs really huge ael. throws to keep it going in rolling circles. I have a second 36 kit and will mod it with carbon tubes instead of the flat carbon tape I used on V1. I fly on a local hydro rightaway, off an empty field on the edge of town and @ my club field. The Skeeters get flown first then the glow (Mojo 60, Primo 40)
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Have the 36 and 30, actually prefer the 30. I find the 36 has a lot of fuse twist and needs really huge ael. throws to keep it going in rolling circles. I have a second 36 kit and will mod it with carbon tubes instead of the flat carbon tape I used on V1. I fly on a local hydro rightaway, off an empty field on the edge of town and @ my club field. The Skeeters get flown first then the glow (Mojo 60, Primo 40)
This is great feedback! So you like the 30 better? I figured the 36 would be better since the wing area is larger.

Have you provided that feedback to Q also?

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Old 01-04-2009, 11:42 PM
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I have 4 s-30 and a 02,all scratched.Good planes they suit my style of flying.
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Only two guys so far? The Skeeter seemed like such a popular plane ??

Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 01-06-2009, 02:52 AM
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Most people who fly skeeters are on the other Group,about 170 pages worth.
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Old 01-06-2009, 02:57 AM
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I have the Accell Hobbies Katana ES-35 which was designed by the Skeeterman...

I'm no experten on flying 3D. my flying is more like 3 DUH! However I like this plane and am considering a Skeeter.

I'll be watching this thread.
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Most people who fly skeeters are on the other Group,about 170 pages worth.
What?? There are other forums somewhere?

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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
I have the Accell Hobbies Katana ES-35 which was designed by the Skeeterman...

I'm no experten on flying 3D. my flying is more like 3 DUH! However I like this plane and am considering a Skeeter.

I'll be watching this thread.
I plan on getting the 36 when it's available soon. Looks to be a very nice flier.

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Old 01-06-2009, 04:30 AM
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Yes murcosflyer there are.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:15 AM
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I have a skeeter 36 that I finished building toward the end of the season. I have flown it several times but mine is a little underpowered. I have an eflite 450 on it now but am waiting for a 480 size motor from HobbyCity. It is the plane in my avitar.

It was a very easy build and flys as slow and gentle as you want or can 3d with the proper setup.
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Originally Posted by darylm44 View Post
I have a skeeter 36 that I finished building toward the end of the season. I have flown it several times but mine is a little underpowered. I have an eflite 450 on it now but am waiting for a 480 size motor from HobbyCity. It is the plane in my avitar.

It was a very easy build and flys as slow and gentle as you want or can 3d with the proper setup.
Very encouraging news! Thanks for sharing.

Can you post some more pics of yours when you get time? As well as all the other Skeeter owners. That would be awesome -thanks.

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Old 01-06-2009, 03:00 PM
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Frank: go to the "profile brotherhood" http://www.theprofilebrotherhood.com/forum/ and look, Q has a form tab there. Lots of skeeter owners and support.
No need to start another wheel here.
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Originally Posted by flashburn View Post
Frank: go to the "profile brotherhood" http://www.theprofilebrotherhood.com/forum/ and look, Q has a form tab there. Lots of skeeter owners and support.
No need to start another wheel here.
What do you mean?

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You were posting asking why so few replies. No need for more threads as there are plenty with lots of traffic in other forms, perhaps this is more to the point. http://www.theprofilebrotherhood.com...5cd85b471cdf22
Lots of Skeeter info enough reading for at least one day.
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But I like this forum. Can't I discuss Skeeters with my friends here?

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My mistake, I thought you wanted good info on Skeeters. Where better than a form dedicated to support for designs from Q and a place he hangs out.
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I think this is a plane made for folks on this forum and certainly should be discussed here. Few of the members here subscribe to the Bro site.

I am sure that many folks here would enjoy this plane if they new about it. It is a 3d plane that will work for first timers (me) or experienced 3d flyers. I have thought about suggesting it to Chellie, she likes the Maverick and this would be a great balsa alternative.

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Old 01-06-2009, 10:18 PM
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My mistake, I thought you wanted good info on Skeeters. Where better than a form dedicated to support for designs from Q and a place he hangs out.
Don't worry about it. I am also a member of the ProBro site also.

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Old 01-07-2009, 02:37 AM
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I think the Skeeter line would be very popular with the WF community. Cheap, easy to build and a great flyer. Plus it's a 3D plane that I hear are quite popular nowadays.

As soon as I get mine I'll do a build thread on it.

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:44 PM
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Good move, I think a lot of posters in this site are a little leary of balsa.
I came to electric after 30+ years in glow after seeing some good Lipo and outrunner setup's fly.
My first electric was a high wing ARF thing won @ a local fun fly, crappy flyer but it did prove to me that electric power worked. Took the power system off and installed it on my first Skeeter (5th profile) Built my first flat plate wing foam planes for indoor flying last winter and followed them up with a Fancy Foam Yak for outdoor this summer. I find flat plate wings fly a bit strange after years of airfoil wings. I am not totally convinced flat foam wings over 30" are worth the work to build.
A airfoiled wing will carry more energy (less drag) so be prepared for much lower power settings or your airspeed will be far to high for 3D. The throttle will also require much more blipping during hovering and high alpha moves to keep the control surfaces working. The upside of a plane that will fly on the wing is your power system can be smaller (Batt.) so the wing loading will be very low. For comparison I fly my 36" Skeeter with 1350Mah 25C packs for 10 min on my timer without hitting my low voltage cut. On the foam yak the same batt hits low voltage cut @ the 7 to 8 min mark. Plus the Skeeter power system delivers 280 Watts, the Yak around 190 Watts depending on prop. I use a prop saver on the Yak so if you go for 200+ Watts prop and plane end up seperated and you never can find that tiny O ring!
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Frank did you ever get your Skeeter 36 going? I am going to scratchbuild one since Q is no longer making the kits.
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Old 10-10-2009, 08:31 PM
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I HAVE 7 sKEETER-30 WITH 370 MOTORS on them.I have a skeeter-40 with a ST-10,skeeter-36 with a 450 on it and a 02-36 with a ST-400.I got the larger one in the air but the weather went south and I did not get to much air time on it.I fixed the flex in the body by using cb rods on a diganol pattern,seems to help quite a bit
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foo - Do you have any pics?

I was thinking about adding the V2 shok spar down the sides.
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Sorry no camara,need batteries worse.I did add the stakes with the carbon rods from the top and bottom of the body to the outer edges of the stakes.
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