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solentlife
uBEC or sBEC ..... generally they have become terms for the same switch mode BEC's .... as far as I know there are only two BEC's in use with us :

Linear BEC .... usually just listed as BEC

Switch Mode BEC ... named SBEC but often also as UBEC (Universal)
I'll fly anything if I can launch it ! Youtube : solentlifeuk
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mastermalpass086
Took the new blue halfpipe out today for some test flights. Looks like a lot of the weight I managed to cut was up in the nose. So, I couldn't get it out of tail heavy on either 2S or 3S. Fortunately, despite it swinging along the pitch axis, its floatynes made it pretty easy to bring in and land safely on both attempts. It's got lots of space in the nose, just no velcro there to keep the battery in place and I know I can easily afford to add a few grams and keep the 2S version sub-250. I'm hoping it won't need dead weight added, but there's a good few inches for the battery to go down. It will also have the bonus of the battery being that little bit lower beneath the wing plane which will add stability.
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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mastermalpass086
Added more velcro towards the nose of the half pipe and stuck the battery, ESC and Rx up in it. This seems to have balanced it out pretty well without the need for dead-weight. It flies very smoothly and has plenty of power and agility on either 2S or 3S and it's sub-250 on 2S as well! 😃

It also proved it's ability to take a hit, so the extra hot glue may not be needed even for strength.

BRB - Building another nosecone.
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Wildthing

Yesterday had out the Extreme for a couple flights, 2nd was short because it was at dusk and if you were not really close it was just a black silhouette and it was really hard to tell if you were even inverted so I brought it in before I crashed it. 

 

 

 

 

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Wildthing

Yesterday day was combat wars, personal best of 16 kills  🙂 , the guys aren't liking me very much 😃 . Only 2 damaged planes, red baron was doing awesome until round 4 and It ejected the battery and ended up doing a nose plant . Had 2 mid-airs with the Sidewinder , 1st one took out another plane and I kept on going like nothing happened but in the end another mid-air proved slightly fatal but still repairable. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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shadeyB
Took the chance while the weather was good with a couple crazy pilots
we have been waiting a week for the better stuff and still they chose to fly in the morning fog before it lifted lol 
imthought I was crazy 
but then when it lifted it was time to hit the sky 

Fly it like you Stole it [smile]
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mastermalpass086
shadeyB wrote:
Took the chance while the weather was good with a couple crazy pilots
we have been waiting a week for the better stuff and still they chose to fly in the morning fog before it lifted lol 
imthought I was crazy 
but then when it lifted it was time to hit the sky 


Good tracking on the planes when zoomed in like that! I found a little trick for mitigating the shakeyness of zoomed in footage. If you have a tripod, mount the camera on it, then angle the mount up 90º. Extend the legs, but keep them together, then chuck the tripod over your shoulder like a rocket launcher! Boom! You now have a budget steady-cam. The added weight and moment will absorb any minor movements, but unlike a proper steady-cam, you can easily point upwards without it self-levelling. 😃
BRB - Building another nosecone.
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Dodgy Crasher
Yup that was a nice days flying, wish i'd took the J20 but hey ho
Tricky flying in dense fog first thing ðŸ˜¬
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Wildthing

Few quick flights today with the Extreme, Sturmovick IL2M3 and the 3D printed spitfire. Spitfire received a little damage, played a little to close to the ground and I got got. Nice clean beak in the fuse so glued back together in minutes. I did have to trim up the Extreme for some reason, maybe because there was very little wind  but the balance was the same as before. 

 

 

 

 

 

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shadeyB
Wildthing wrote:

Few quick flights today with the Extreme, Sturmovick IL2M3 and the 3D printed spitfire. Spitfire received a little damage, played a little to close to the ground and I got got. Nice clean beak in the fuse so glued back together in minutes. I did have to trim up the Extreme for some reason, maybe because there was very little wind  but the balance was the same as before. 

 

 

 



you should open up comments on your Utube channel 
that Spit was crazy fast 
Fly it like you Stole it [smile]
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Wildthing
shadeyB wrote:


you should open up comments on your Utube channel 
that Spit was crazy fast 


I searched for that stupid setting a few times and finally found the one under "audience"  , changed  well for the latest videos anyways 🙂 
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Wildthing

Well both SAB KR84's got their maiden flight  in and both came home in one piece. 4S version (black) did really good but I was heating up the motor pretty good towards the end, it actually started to fluctuate in rpm. Going to prop it down slightly and maybe redo the cowl and see if I can get a little more air to it . The 6S version (orange) got some issues going on with the big cheap Red Brick 200A esc, at half throttle you could hear it stutter, at full it would go away but really only once did it hit a decent rpm so we will disect out that esc and I think I will prop it down a bit also.  Launches on both went super cool . 

 

 

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Wildthing

The launch for the 3D printed Spitfire  didn't go so good, a good gust came along and rolled me and I couldn't quite gather it up in time. I do have another wing just need to print off another fuse. 

 

 

I am really starting to like my Extreme, slowly playing with the throws and expos 

 

 

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Dodgy Crasher
you could make a little scoop for the top behind the cockpit on the KR84 to direct some extra wind down onto the back of those motors Wildthing ðŸ˜
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Wildthing
you could make a little scoop for the top behind the cockpit on the KR84 to direct some extra wind down onto the back of those motors Wildthing Ã°Å¸ËœÂ


It's virtually impossible to see in the pictures but the nozzles have 4 protruding air scoops on front edge of them and the foam is channeled away also, so it has 4 good sized inlets for clean air. Plus there is a tiny bit through the fuse. The 4S had the NTM 2836 3000kv in it and it now has the 2700kv which runs cooler and almost the exact same thrust . The 6S with the way the esc was acting up I was very lucky the motor survived period. 
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