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2009/06/14 Bought and Built Multiplex ParkMaster 3D RC Plane
π 2009-06-14 00:00 in Rc
Daniel tricked me into getting a new RC plane, well, at least that's my story :)
Building was not too bad, the control surfaces are huge, and the overall build was well designed and worked well.

I felt a bit weird that the wing of a high G 3D plane come in 2 pieces
I felt a bit weird that the wing of a high G 3D plane come in 2 pieces

but a good gluing surface and carbon spar for strength helped
but a good gluing surface and carbon spar for strength helped

I thought the parkmaster was small, it's actually bigger than my minimag
I thought the parkmaster was small, it's actually bigger than my minimag

maiden flight
maiden flight

Unfortunately, on my first video'ed flight, in high wind, I found out my DX7 just wasn't programmed properly for the plane: in dual rate mode, a stick throw gave so much deflection and authority that the plane turned all the way left, and then right, and then crashed :)

maiden flight video
maiden flight video

This was later quickly fixed by putting my exponential rates to 80% so that I don't get so much deflection on partial stick throws. In a later flight in calmer winds I actually did much better, including a little bit of harrier and knife edge.

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