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SUPER SCORPION - "Father's Day" special..!

New postby retiredVTT on Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:49 pm

Ordered up one of these FMS Super Scorpion 70mm fan jobs last month from a supplier in Singapore...quite a saving over the same model from the US.
My son picked up the tab as a "Father's Day" gift, so all he needed to get was a card. He's happy and I'm thrilled..!

Saved the opening for today. Was a bit disturbed to see the box top damaged, however the contents are OK..!

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New postby retiredVTT on Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:53 pm

Check out the 70mm fan .....12 blades..!

I got some cool five cell lipos in the 2200mah and 2650mah size that should "lite my fire"... and spin this thing at nearly 50,000 rpm.

Should have it for next weekend.

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New postby Tom B T-28 on Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:38 pm

Nice Bill! Look forward to seeing this!
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New postby trevor on Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:51 pm

Oh man. This is gona be a rocket ship!!!!
what do you mean low rates and expo???
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New postby retiredVTT on Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:23 pm

Here's a review to keep you interested...(this fellow uses the word "guys" to often, sort of like a used car salesman..!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f30SYFQsj-Q

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New postby JohnOSullivan on Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:43 pm

looks like a quality product. as an old balsa cruncher, I have to give the highest credit to the designers of these new generation foamies,
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New postby retiredVTT on Thu Jun 23, 2016 10:10 pm

..ready for Saturday!

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New postby bdg on Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:33 pm

GREAT Maiden, Bill! I tried to capture a video with my iphone but will admit that it was difficult to see the screen and to accurately track the plane. This is a completely unedited version of that video....

Youtube: https://youtu.be/buNCul5dDig

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New postby retiredVTT on Sat Jun 25, 2016 2:54 pm

Thanks for the video Brian. The takeoff was better than I had thought when doing the debrief. That flight was with a 4S 2600mah pack. On the second flight with a 4S 2200mah pack that had previously been roasted (last year) in a Stryker, the takeoff was unsuccessful and I put it onto the tall grass. Figuring that enough was enough I broke out the big guns and put in a brand new 5S 2200mah pack from Hyperion and that lit her up..! Five or six full throttle passes (being edged on by my Arnold Schwarzenegger friend, Steve, we forgot about using the timer, and ran out of juice, landing in tall grass. But what a show...!

So, 5S is the way to go for now. I have another new one, a 2600mah one, and just maybe the smaller one used (or abused) today may recover with a long slow recharge. I'll start flying 3 minute flights and see how that goes.

As far as flightability, there was no trimming required and it was rock steady, and has a long glide, so there is lots to like.

Because the fan is a 12 blade one, it sounds different (lower pitch) but the amp draw is much higher which results in shorter flights. If it survives the summer, there are some interesting mods that could be made with other fans and motors..!

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New postby AndrewS on Sat Jun 25, 2016 3:33 pm

You had two great flights Bill. Nice new plane.
I have a video of the first launch and some of the flight, taken with my S-III.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2NcKoIS4xeY
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