Another Superfly at SP!!!

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Another Superfly at SP!!!

New postby Enforcer on Fri Jul 03, 2009 6:23 pm

I picked this forum since I was not sure what category a SuperFly belongs in???

Mine arrived yesterday, and I spent till 2:30 this morning setting it up. This included painting it, and trouble shooting what I thought was a problem with the electrics. It turned out NOT to be a problem with anything but me... the ESC I used has the "break" feature turned on by default. So, of coarse, the throttle needs to be pushed forward fully, than back, then it will work!!! :lol: Newbies!!! :lol:

I can't wait for you to see the paint job I did... yellow, pink, navy blue on the top, and three big circles of blue, orange, and green on the bottom! It really stands out in a crowd... proper thing in my opinion for an SF! ;)

The batteries for it arrived the same day from Hong Kong... five 1800 mAh, 2 cells that fit perfectly under the canopy. They "seem" to be the correct weight for proper CG as well. I will also be using these batteries in the EasyStar. I purchased a little motor as well, with the battery order, to fill the weight quota... seems like a nice little motor for the price ($8.50). I'll bring it and the Superfly over this weekend... I'm on call and may be busy though!

EDIT:

Above I use the term "break" to describe a feature of the ESC I am using. That term is incorrect. The "break" feature on an ESC will prevent the prop from windmilling when you set the throttle to idle (I think). I don't actually know what the "feature" is called that I describe above, but it is set by default on Electrifly brand ESCs! Thanks Andrew S. for setting me straight on this.
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Re: Another Superfly at SP!!!

New postby Enforcer on Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:05 am

Pics...
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Re: Another Superfly at SP!!!

New postby Enforcer on Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:18 am

My first test flight... not sure what happened!?! :lol:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gGsbgE1Ndo

Hey! Don't get any ideas you guys!!! :twisted:
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Re: Another Superfly at SP!!!

New postby retiredVTT on Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:51 pm

Wow...Cool to watch...BUT, can you imagine the calls to, and the fury from,...the Fire Department..!

You might get away with it over large bodies of water..but it was spectacular!

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Re: Another Superfly at SP!!!

New postby Enforcer on Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:18 pm

Well, another successful SF test flight. This is a milestone for me. I built, test flew, adjusted, and then successfully flew several times last night and today and did this "almost" completely by myself. I say "almost" because I got lots of good pre/post build info from my HEFA bra-thas!

As Frank states in another post, "I can now get my fix anytime"! :D
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Re: Another Superfly at SP!!!

New postby RocketManRC on Sun Jul 05, 2009 10:13 pm

Time for combat Murray!!!

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Re: Another Superfly at SP!!!

New postby Enforcer on Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:34 pm

Not with anyone who has "RocketMan"RC for a signature!!! :lol: :lol: I'm a "2 cell" SuperFlyer!
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Re: Another Superfly at SP!!!

New postby Enforcer on Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:04 pm

Is there a "flat" spot on the prop shaft, from the motor, that comes with the Superfly? I ask this because on two occasions, the set screws have come loose upon a hard landing. The result being a spinning motor, with a nearly stationary prop/shaft.
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