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John Campen replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Strange Flight (Logs Included) in the group ArduPlane User Group
"how remarkable it came back!? Wow very impressive!! Seems something somehow worked"
Dec 9, 2013
Serge Gonzales added a discussion to the group ArduPlane User Group
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Strange Flight (Logs Included)

Hi guys,This got me really stumped. My friends returned from the field with this flight log after fearing that the Super Sky Surfer plane went on a flyaway, before miraculously returning to home 50 minutes after takeoff when it should have returned within 30 minutes. The logs show that GPS signal was excellent and no errors were reported.  I could tell the plane was fighting hard (huge offset between actual and demand pitch/roll values). We've flown in windier conditions with success but this…See More
Dec 8, 2013
Randy O replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
Sep 26, 2013
Bill Drake replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I agree.  There is no such thing as "the perfect airframe" that behaves well under all parameters.  The SSS is a compromise that has a large load capacity and relatively forgiving handing parameters, but pays for it with a…"
Sep 26, 2013

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Randy, Are we talking about a Carbon Fiber tube made from a pre-preg carbon fiber fabric? Can you post a link to a product page? If it is a CF tube made from layers of Carbon Fiber with differing angles of the fibers, then it would be stronger than…"
Sep 26, 2013
Randy O replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"how much difference is there in strength between the pultruded and molded fiber cloth tubes?"
Sep 26, 2013

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I purchased a pultruded CF tube from Goodwinds.com as was recommended on RCGroups. However I didn't think it would be strong enough in the event of an emergency. I estimated a velocity of 60mph and a radius of 30ft with a mass of 6.25lbs would…"
Sep 26, 2013
Randy O replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Many have replaced that solid monster for a hollow CF variant..  Suppose a guy could just "double up" on the "front" spar with another CF?   Personally, I think it is all trying to make a cow run the Kentucky Derby..…"
Sep 26, 2013

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Gary Mortimer replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"The spar that comes stock is heavier than most of my other aircraft. You would have to try very hard to break it. "
Sep 26, 2013
Randy O replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"I think a more conventional spar might be a better choice (fiberglass rod) for the wings.. Steel has a few issues (radio, oxidation, weight and adhesion)   Glass spar might provide better weight to rigidity plus it glues better than steel.. I…"
Sep 26, 2013
Pieter replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"interesting... I did not expect that.Yet another reason not to fly in rain."
Sep 26, 2013
Bill Drake replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"OK, for some reason my pics did not upload.  Here they are.  st pic is as described above- shows internal reinforcement.  I've also used external reinforcement in the form of a 3M tape that looks like duct tape but has interwoven…"
Sep 25, 2013

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Nathaniel Caner replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Hey Bill, Where's the pictures?? I'd like to see your landing gear mod, as well as the mod you made to the servo locations. I made my tail feathers removable and I was thinking of embedding the servos directly into their respective parts.…"
Sep 24, 2013

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Gary Mortimer replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"Yeah 28 m/s = 54 knots so flutter and break up almost certain"
Sep 24, 2013

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Gary Mortimer replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"That makes sense I cruise at 25 knots sometimes seeing 30 in the dive but I should think anything above would very likely look horrid. I think the rather low power stock setup is there for a reason."
Sep 24, 2013
Serge Gonzales replied to Serge Gonzales's discussion Super Sky Surfer Crash Analysis in the group ArduPlane User Group
"That video was indeed eerie Bill. Thank you for sharing it. I will definitely need to reinforce my airframes as well. Regards, Serge"
Sep 24, 2013

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