Tuesday at the field with the new Vtail Quad

fresh from the KiwiRC Skunkworks the Vtail Quad

A bit of gentle late afternoon flying, just a slight nor-easterly breeze

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Brendons yak from July 3 2011

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Jesses Stryker on 4S

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Club Day 3rd June 2011

wow – its been a while since updating this site, and since I have flowen at the club, about three months

Well weather ok, not the best, bit blowy and gusty, the usual suspects were there 🙂

Maidened my radian and got to see Jesses Stryker on 4S , flew the V8 multicopter and watch brendn, doug and pete put the favorite planks thru their paces

heres some photos, videos to follow when youtube prcesses them

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30th Rally 26th and 27th March 2011

Saturdays Flying-

Not the best weather, with heavy rain and wind forcast, but by 10am it had stopped raining, leaving us with just the wind.

The advertising in the Local paper worked, with a good number of spectators throughout Saturday.
The number of pilots was well down on expectation, with many cancelling due to the weather.

Two local club pilots were flying, Brendon and Myself, and three out-of-town pilots, Brian from Wanganui and Wayne and Julie from Rotorua

Brian had forgotten his radio transmitter – luckily Doug had his, so we soon bound Brians planes to Dougs TX and away we wnd, with Brian getting several flights on the extra and one on the olympia.

Brendon did several flights with the old favorite “Fun 51″ and the 80” Yak

Show stopper was Wayne from Rotorua, doing several flights with his TREX 700 Heli, wowing the crowd.
Wayne also did a bit of FPV (First Person View) with his QUAD, partner Julie acting as spotter and calling out height and heading information (as its very hard to tell what the Quad is doing when flying FPV)

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wet cold windy – lets fly indoors

Hovering the quad indoors ! 1.530 kg with extra battery and camera

What else do you do on a wet miserable day ?

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New Toy

Not sure what happend at the club today, I couldnt make it, looking after the kids (sick wife)

So built a Quad (built two in total this weekend)

Its the same frame as Brendon, same motors, same props, but the controller is mounted under the frame. leaving an open area on the top to make a gear plate, to hold the battery and camera. The other diference is I am running the KKuk V4.5 software, where as Brendon is running the Minsoo Kim V1.5 The KKuK V4.5 is certainly not as refined and has a few issues during wind gusts.

Test flew it at home (20ft by 30ft space) and it went OK, the yaw controll is diferent to the Tri, thats for certain.

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The Tri is a Forklift , the Quad is a Tank

By that , i mean, thats how they fly, Yaw control on the QUAD, naturally, spins it around its centre (like a TANK)

The Tri’s yaw response is way different, it spins around the centre of the two front motors (like a rear-stear forklift)

the Quad also makes more of a fuss when it YAWS as its changing the speed of 4 motors, the tri just subtly changes the rear prop angle.

Over all I dont know which I prefer yet, the quad is the only one I can hover at home, the Tri takes more space

I really think I need to try a Y4 for comparison

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Club Evening 23-2-2011

Its all about the multirotors !

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Club Day 20th Feb 2011

Beautifull weather, not much of a breeze.
Pete, Jesse, Mark, Doug and myself all flying, both big Yaks were in the Air, Jesse maidened the new ParkZone Extra

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Clubday 13th feb 2011

Awesome day, good weather and lots of flying

Brendon and Doug were away at the Wanganui (Whanganui ?) public day, so flying today consisted of me, Mark, Pete and Jesse

Mark wrung the Katana out, Pete had some good flights with the Big Yak, and Jesse put the stryker thru its paces.

Big thanks to Jesse filming my Tricopter, shes rebuilt after the crash (30% smaller at 600 mm) and i managed to get 6 flights

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