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Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:42 am
by 5chn3ll
The nylon blades flex quite a bit, which helps the quad fly much more smoothly. The CF props are much more rigid and slightly more aggressive in pitch; the quad can lift more but is a lot more prone to twitching itself into a death spiral.

It also sounds much more terrifying, and the CF blades will definitely hack a finger off.

Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:52 am
by 32wildbilly
5chn3ll wrote:
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:42 am
The nylon blades flex quite a bit, which helps the quad fly much more smoothly. The CF props are much more rigid and slightly more aggressive in pitch; the quad can lift more but is a lot more prone to twitching itself into a death spiral.

It also sounds much more terrifying, and the CF blades will definitely hack a finger off.
Well real helicopter blades flex so I can understand. Terrifying sound would be cool. Death spiral not cool. Hacking off a finger definitely not cool at all. The RC airplane guys I used to hang with used either a start stick or electric motor starter to start the engine, but the old RC guys were quite proud of the scars on their start-up fingers. Masochists I tell you.

Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:40 am
by FRUNKenstein
Can I get a ride on that thing when I'm out there in February?






(Oh, and also, I'll need to borrow Spiff for a few minutes when I go to the bathroom when we get together for beer)

Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:17 pm
by 5chn3ll
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Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:19 pm
by 5chn3ll
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Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:33 pm
by gnat
I always had a feeling he was going to get drunk and lost in a desert one day...

Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:13 pm
by FRUNKenstein
gnat wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:33 pm
I always had a feeling he was going to get drunk and lost in a desert one day...
Spiff or Schnelly? Be more specific, man.

Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:14 pm
by FRUNKenstein
The cinematography is excellent tho.

Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:36 pm
by gnat
FRUNKenstein wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:13 pm
gnat wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:33 pm
I always had a feeling he was going to get drunk and lost in a desert one day...
Spiff or Schnelly? Be more specific, man.
Who the fuck cares about Schnelly so long as he keeps the website running? :?

Re: Where in the world is Spiff?

Posted: Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:05 am
by OceanBlue2000
5chn3ll wrote:
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:19 pm
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Lucerne Valley, Cali. That's some sticks.
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