bogusbandit56
I went flying this afternoon with two very different planes the Phoenix 1600 glider and my old KR8.
After flying the Phoenix for about 40 minutes on a 1300mha battery and seeking out available lift (of which there wasn`t very much) I flew the acrobatic KR8 and it was almost a disaster.
I just couldn`t make the switch and my brain froze a couple of times banking and yanking, pushing and pulling hard on the sticks after being so gentle with the glider.
I won`t be doing this again
Wot, no Depron?
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thunder
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I went flying this afternoon with two very different planes the Phoenix 1600 glider and my old KR8.
After flying the Phoenix for about 40 minutes on a 1300mha battery and seeking out available lift (of which there wasn`t very much) I flew the acrobatic KR8 and it was almost a disaster.
I just couldn`t make the switch and my brain froze a couple of times banking and yanking, pushing and pulling hard on the sticks after being so gentle with the glider.
I won`t be doing this again

Nice flying Ian, I went flying last week for the first time this year and I was trying out puller/pusher motors on my quads with 2 throttles on my TX,the big quad 3x3ft was pretty easy but then I switched to a much smaller quad with pusher motor and things suddenly got very crazy,it was like trying to follow a fly in the dark with a spotlight
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bogusbandit56
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Nice flying Ian, I went flying last week for the first time this year and I was trying out puller/pusher motors on my quads with 2 throttles on my TX,the big quad 3x3ft was pretty easy but then I switched to a much smaller quad with pusher motor and things suddenly got very crazy,it was like trying to follow a fly in the dark with a spotlight

Thanks Tony.
I would have thought you needed some WD40 and exercise your thumbs before trying such demanding setups
Two throttles! That`s a mind boggler
Wot, no Depron?
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thunder
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Thanks Tony.
I would have thought you needed some WD40 and exercise your thumbs before trying such demanding setups
Two throttles! That`s a mind boggler

I can cope with the big quad but the small quad is a nightmare,things happen so fast but given time I reckon I can get the better of it. This week I am hoping to start FPV practice againg with my plane and tricopter.
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I went flying this afternoon with two very different planes the Phoenix 1600 glider and my old KR8.
After flying the Phoenix for about 40 minutes on a 1300mha battery and seeking out available lift (of which there wasn`t very much) I flew the acrobatic KR8 and it was almost a disaster.
I just couldn`t make the switch and my brain froze a couple of times banking and yanking, pushing and pulling hard on the sticks after being so gentle with the glider.
I won`t be doing this again

40 mn flight with the Phoenix 1600 on a 1300 mah is quite a good flight time, you found lift no doubt and you were flying her very smoothly.

With no lift you would get 15-20 mn flight time.
I still use a combat proven Phoenix 1600 on the slope and it is a very sweet glider once tuned.

Cheers.
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40 mn flight with the Phoenix 1600 on a 1300 mah is quite a good flight time, you found lift no doubt and you were flying her very smoothly.

With no lift you would get 15-20 mn flight time.
I still use a combat proven Phoenix 1600 on the slope and it is a very sweet glider once tuned.

Cheers.

I agree, the Phoenix is a great plane with no vices and pretty versatile for flat, slope or gentle aerobatics
Wot, no Depron?
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