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3 years 5 months ago #30 by Littlemoose
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I will plan on being there, can bring the camera for video
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3 years 5 months ago #29 by Evan
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No video yet. I'll see if anyone at the field this Saturday is willing to shoot it for me. Will post when I get it.

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3 years 5 months ago #27 by Littlemoose
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Where is the video?

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3 years 5 months ago - 3 years 5 months ago #26 by Evan
XPD-8 was created by Evan
I won the EFXtra at the last fun fly and ended up realizing that it was probably beyond my capability. You can read the build review by Jonnybgood3 HERE . I ended up trading Mike the EFXra for the XPD-8 that has been is storage a few years.

I finally was able to fly the XPD-8 Saturday (2/17/2018). I had to completely rethink the electronics to be able to fit it in the canopy! What a small limited volume that turned out to be! Had to use one of my smaller micro receivers and ended up putting a smaller ESC with a separate BEC to get it to fit.

Flying it was interesting... It is louder than I thought it would be, even though EDFs are typically loud, and it sounds "throaty" if that makes sense. Lots of aileron authority (completes a roll in a snap!) and I may want to dial in a little expo to slow it down. The elevator on the other hand may be a little slow. Don’t understand how this is since it is the same control surfaces.

Can anyone "school" me on why my "elevons" have a better aileron performance than the elevator?
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