It is currently Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:42 pm

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4
Author Message
 Post subject: Re: Chris' Oly III build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:28 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:58 am
Posts: 4966
Location: Austin, TX
Yep, I just wasn't feeling it so I didn't work on it very much. Recently I had the urge, so there ya go. I also had a new radio to play with, so I used that new radio for the setup.

_________________
Chris Boultinghouse


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chris' Oly III build
PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 12:58 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:14 pm
Posts: 1990
Location: Bryan, TX
What transmitter did you get?

_________________
A.K.A. ben_beyer


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chris' Oly III build
PostPosted: Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:57 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:58 am
Posts: 4966
Location: Austin, TX
Jumper T16. It's OpenTX (or a fork of it), and has a multi-protocol module so it speaks everything.

https://graysonhobby.com/jumper-t16-ope ... pertx.html

So far I'm pretty impressed. Sunlight readable screen, nice feel. Range seems fine too.


Attachments:
jumper.JPG
jumper.JPG [ 140.63 KiB | Viewed 10517 times ]

_________________
Chris Boultinghouse
Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Chris' Oly III build
PostPosted: Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:08 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 25, 2011 11:58 am
Posts: 4966
Location: Austin, TX
I forgot to report back here, but the Oly III has finally committed aviation!

Our club field finally reopened after long-delayed construction was completed, so I loaded up the car with toys and headed out. I warmed up with some DLG flying, then scared all the foamy flyers at the club with the hotliner. Finally, it was time to see if the Oly would aviate.

The maiden flight was uneventful, and even though I hooked a couple of powerful thermals I of course did not exceed the 400 ft altitude limit... :roll:

Power from the Ammo + gearbox on 3S is more than adequate, and even at the slightly porky weight I ended up at it'll go vertical with ease! It thermals like an Oly, meaning the first flight lasted until I was tired of looking up. The motor was warmish after landing, but not hot enough to leave skin behind. Considering it was 90F ambient temp today, I'm good with that.

Flaps + Crow mode let me bail from a monster thermal with ease, and I landed it right at my feet.

Overall I could not have asked for a more perfect maiden flight. :banana


Attachments:
silent-crew.jpg
silent-crew.jpg [ 514.1 KiB | Viewed 75 times ]

_________________
Chris Boultinghouse
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 34 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4

All times are UTC - 6 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group