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Kyosho SkyBaby

Old 08-12-2008, 02:07 AM
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Just ordered one from RobotBirds and I'll give a full report as soon as it gets in my lttle hands!!!

Link; http://robotbirds.com/catalog/produc...oducts_id=2964

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Old 08-12-2008, 09:39 AM
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Hi termite!
Do you have experience with robotbirds? Do they subtract VAT(20%?) if shipped outside EU?
Thank you,
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Old 08-12-2008, 11:51 AM
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Just ordered one from RobotBirds and I'll give a full report as soon as it gets in my lttle hands!!!
I have seen some video and it looks like a nice little flyer.
I am tempted to get one... but already have too many planes!
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Old 08-12-2008, 05:26 PM
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The VAT was subtracted from my order!
Just got shipping confirmation this morning so I should have it in 10 days!!!

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Old 08-30-2008, 04:03 PM
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Came in yesterday but I haven't haqd a chance to fly it yet!

Here's some pics until I can get a flight report!

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Old 08-30-2008, 04:24 PM
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Default Micro "Fly Baby"

Hi Randy,
That's a cool little plane! I've always had a soft spot for the Bowers Fly Baby, it's one of the best-looking homebuilts ever.
http://www.bowersflybaby.com/#views
My online converter for 69.95 Euros makes it $102.918 USD. Is that the correct price? How much was S+H?
Also, could you check the flying weight? They list 22 grams, which is pretty light for a 16.5" foam model.
Thanks, I'll be interested to hear how it flys!
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:30 PM
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Me too, me too.............I wanna see him fly. And I want it too, but darn'it I just cant make up my mind right now as I got too many I want, and not enough in the bank to give in and get'em all.

Yeah I've always loved this thing, and darn if this little rendition of it is just too cute, may even have to pay a "Cute tax" to fly it at our club.
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Sky Sharkster View Post
Hi Randy,
That's a cool little plane! I've always had a soft spot for the Bowers Fly Baby, it's one of the best-looking homebuilts ever.
http://www.bowersflybaby.com/#views
My online converter for 69.95 Euros makes it $102.918 USD. Is that the correct price? How much was S+H?
Also, could you check the flying weight? They list 22 grams, which is pretty light for a 16.5" foam model.
Thanks, I'll be interested to hear how it flys!
Ron
The 22 gr is correct!

It's 69.95 GBP not Euros and that comes to around $130 plus shipping - $38 =Total $168 to my door

Haven't flown it yet, to windy!
Maybe tomorrow morning!
Randy

BTW; if anyone needs a PZ Mode 1 Tx I'll sell it for $45 shipped in the usa
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Old 08-31-2008, 04:06 AM
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No conversion site needed, at the site Termite shows(Robotbirds) there is a currency selection drop down on the right side of the screen.
And when showing US dollars it comes out to $137.62 before shipping.
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Old 08-31-2008, 07:29 AM
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I forgot all about the on site conversion brother!

Thanks for pointing that out!

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:34 PM
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$170 bucks is still a little steep for a 3 ch foamie no?
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Old 09-01-2008, 06:05 AM
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Depends who's money it is I guess!

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Old 10-28-2008, 12:49 AM
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Since I sold the Radio that brought my cost down to $123
(binds with the Parkzone Tx just fine) So I think I got a good deal and it's kinda cool to go to the indoor fly ins and be the ony guy that has one!!!
She flies better than the Cessna or Citabria; you can slow it to a crawl and push the stick for some yankin and bankin!!! Just to much fun

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Old 10-28-2008, 01:19 AM
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Originally Posted by termite View Post
She flies better than the Cessna or Citabria...

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Hi,

In what way does it fly better than the Cessna?

(Go on.. convince me to buy one).
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Originally Posted by termite View Post
She flies better than the Cessna or Citabria; you can slow it to a crawl and push the stick for some yankin and bankin!!! Just to much fun

Randy
Ahh, a sweet combination of the 2? I love that the citabria can fly so slowly but if it had the speed of the cessna, now that'd be nice..
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:02 AM
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oh yea, you being what I'd consider an expert on them, hows the gear look inside? same ole stuff?
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Old 10-30-2008, 02:35 AM
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Same gear but I'm gonna stick the Vapor brick in it so I can use my DX7; gonna do all my PZ planes that way

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Old 10-30-2008, 08:04 AM
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Originally Posted by termite View Post
Same gear but I'm gonna stick the Vapor brick in it so I can use my DX7; gonna do all my PZ planes that way

Randy
Hi Randy,
How hard would it be to put the Vapor gear inside this?

Would be real good if you did a "how to" for us less experienced.

Look forward to seeing that..

Many thanks.
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Old 11-01-2008, 08:12 PM
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Hi,
Got my SkyBaby this morning.
Seems ok, and appears well made.
Only managed a short flight test - as it was way too windy.

I need to trim the tail, I have adjusted the digit trim as far as it will go and the tail is still slightly left bias. Any idea how to adjust this further?

And not sure I like the controller - dont like throttles that spring back.
Could really do with a BNF version.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.
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Old 11-02-2008, 12:28 AM
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Hello Drew,
From the photos it looks like the rudder pushrod exits the right side of the fuselage, makes an upward bend (90 degrees) in front of the stab, then 90 degrees back to horizontal to the rudder control horn.
I believe if you hold the wire with two pairs of needle-nose pliers near either of the bends and "Tighten" the bend like this- Z - it will shorten the overall length and pull the rudder to the right.
It may be better to bend both points of the wire slightly (above and below the vertical part) rather then one point more. This way the horizontal line, the actual movement track, will remain the same, it will just shorten the overall length.
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Old 11-02-2008, 01:31 AM
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Thanks Ron,
Will give it a try tomorrow.

Cheers,
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Old 11-02-2008, 05:35 PM
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As far as converting to the Vapor "brick" just take the old out then you'll have to widen the mount area a little and in with the new!

It's that simple fellas
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Old 11-03-2008, 05:46 AM
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Thanks Randy,
Going to see if I can source a Vapor brick from here in UK, parts are a little thin at the moment.


Edit:
Is it the "Spare Parkzone Vapor receiver/ESC, DSM2" that I need?

Cheers,
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Old 11-06-2008, 01:15 AM
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That's the one Drew!

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