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 Post subject: West Texas Wind and AS3X
PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 4:44 pm 
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Today was supposed to be somewhat windy, which in this case means aroun 15 mph winds, but they started gusting in the afternoon. I had charged some 4S 2200's to go flying today and I figured since it was my EF 48" Yak, why not.

The winds were easily around the 15 mph mark with gusts over 20 mph. Not something that you would think a 3 lbs. electric would handle well. Between the design of the EF Yak and with the AS3X, it wasn't too bad. Hovering in front of you wasn't going to happen with the winds but I could hold a low alpha harrier in front of myself pretty easily. It was also a good day to work on harrier landings and knife edge. This was actually kind of cool too since you could watch the ailerons and elevator move back and forth to correct the plane. And with the aircraft pointed into the wind, the actual speed was probably around a normal walk. I did a few normal landings and they were done at around 1/4 to 1/3 throttle with basically no forward motion.


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 Post subject: Re: West Texas Wind and AS3X
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 8:58 am 
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Very cool, any video? It looks like you have a VERY nice place to fly.


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 Post subject: Re: West Texas Wind and AS3X
PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:36 pm 
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No video as I do not have a GoPro or anything like that.

It's open which is nice but the wind always seems to be blowing and crosswind landings can be a beast.

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 Post subject: Re: West Texas Wind and AS3X
PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:32 am 
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Found a new toy to play with:

http://www.towerhobbies.com/products/fu ... m0790.html

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 Post subject: Re: West Texas Wind and AS3X
PostPosted: Mon Oct 05, 2015 9:55 am 
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Nice! Let us know how that works....

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