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solentlife 11-22-2015 06:56 PM

Found out why she flicked to right .......... too much power on launch ... she's basically not flying and motor right thrust hauled her of to side ... she did it today but I caught it in time. Next launch - I gave 1/2 throttle and she went dead straight out of hand.

I won't remove the thrust because once flying she's spot on ... I just have to remember to be careful on launch !!

Nigel

solentlife 11-22-2015 07:15 PM



Great day ... apart from vid-cam failing to record my Big Zlin 70 and Lancaster !

Nigel

tobydogs 06-20-2016 12:13 AM

hey there Nigel,

Of all the flights I had this weekend and a few wrecks to boot.....I took the hummer with me today and of all the flights on fpv quads, superfly delta wing.
the hummer was the most fun. She just floats around and really gets good flight time on a small 1000mah 30c 3cell. the motor/esc you suggested is perfect and I just wanted to say thanks for sharing my friend!! Inverted flight on the hummer is easy as flying upright.:ws:

I still have to download a few vids of quads and the hummer flying. To funny is the HK PKJ went with me today ,but I couldn't get a good hand toss and broke the nose off again after several trys...:D. to funny to bother posting the vids of that.

solentlife 06-20-2016 07:33 AM

No problem Stu.

Glad she's flying well. Mind's still clinging onto life despite the 'unexpected landings and events' .....

I keep wondering whether to ressurect my older one. Rip out the gobs of hot glue and make her straight again. Even thought of altering the colour scheme on her ....

Nigel

solentlife 06-25-2016 04:55 PM

Fun day ...



Nigel

solentlife 07-18-2016 10:19 AM

Kuldiga Town Festival and our club does a Show ....

In the later part of the show we have the Limbo ... an all together fun event where we have about 20 models all milling around and trying to get under the tape (height about 3m and about 3m wide).

Well - yours truly just narrowly misses in first attempt, heights ok but just outside gate ... so I carry on downwind to execute a turn and approach into wind. Well that was the plan.

Another guy seemed to have same idea but unfortunately his prop chewed up my back end and it was all over for me !!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...psqoxiy0bj.jpg

The crash also put paid to my motor area ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...pslukrzdyw.jpg

The motor area was easy enough to sort back at home ...

The tail area though as we all know - when EPP rips or get chewed up - its awful stuff to try and sort especially to hinge. I tried using the old tail from my first Hummer but it was not so good idea. In the end I cut new from 6mm Depron and fitted my own tail with CF rods instead of the ply strip original used.

Here's the bits removed ...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...psvoux6qho.jpg

Here's the new ready to hinge ..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...psecavnkgn.jpg

Here it is RTG ..

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y24...psluio2gbz.jpg

Yes I know the graphics is a bit sloppy - but in the air at least she should look the part.

I did consider a new rudder but in the end put the old back - avoiding the cosmetics job of that !!

Result ? Not flown yet - but is stiffer than the old, so I expect a good result.

Nigel

Panther 07-18-2016 09:40 PM

LOL You should have been using your TekSumo for that mate.

solentlife 07-19-2016 07:11 AM


Originally Posted by Panther (Post 997970)
LOL You should have been using your TekSumo for that mate.

You're probably right. I did consider it - but I'm still getting to grips with orientation of a wing.

Flew the Hummer with the new tail - WOW ! Elevator response is so crisp now. I reckon the old EPP ones were flexing judging by the difference.

Nigel

Panther 07-19-2016 08:15 AM

Orientation can be tricky when there is 4 or 5 of you belting around the sky with them.
Twice I have started flying someone elses and found mine on the ground.
Once I realise mine is missing I just cut the motor and it lands itself. Then I go look for it. LOL Never any damage.

solentlife 07-19-2016 11:13 AM


Originally Posted by Panther (Post 997982)
Orientation can be tricky when there is 4 or 5 of you belting around the sky with them.
Twice I have started flying someone elses and found mine on the ground.
Once I realise mine is missing I just cut the motor and it lands itself. Then I go look for it. LOL Never any damage.

We have 3 Hummers all same in the club and is one of the reasons I have the red streamer all time on her. Others use tissue based streamers that last maybe one flight. I have a ribbon from a Xmas present box. It's thin and light but doesn't tear up like usual streamers.

Nigel

solentlife 07-19-2016 05:45 PM



The new tail works really well and elevator response is more sharp ... love it.

Nigel

solentlife 08-04-2016 05:07 PM

After another guy carved my Hummer up in mid-air ... rebuilt with CA and PU glue ...



Windy day fun !

Nigel

DarZeelon 11-09-2018 06:16 AM

A general question to those flying Hummers...

What is the AUW of your Hummer, ready to launch?

Nigel, you told me that yours was 635 grams...

But in light of the fact 'Red Eagle' (the manufacturer) claims 450-500 grams as the AUW for this model; I ask to fact-check this specification.

solentlife 11-09-2018 08:50 AM

C'mon ... how many models actually meet the factory spec ?

My first setup was much lighter ... but flight was definitely not up to expectations. Light weight did not transform into performance unless you just wanted to do basic aerobatics.

Nigel


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