VIDEOS OF THE
SKY II R/C AIRPLANE



Videos of the Sky II R/C Airplane
Last updated 06-23-13




Flights of my Sky II R/C Airplane.

Flights took place in the rear parking lot of a Sears store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-17-13.

Temperature at flight time was 63F (17.2C).

Winds were mainly from the W steady at 6MPH (5.12KTS) (9.6KPH) with higher gusts.

That music that you hear is zax from the Commodore 64 computer demo, "Pieces of Light" by Cheyens from 1989. This airplane is not sound-sensitive; the zax may be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

Yet another propeller busted, but although I had my spare and the 9/32" socket wrench to make a field change, I opted to change out the broken prop at home after the flights. Doing so though resulted in busted landing gear (the airplane ran into a curb during propeller pitch testing), but I was able to take the larger of the two pieces and combine it with the landing gear that became broken during product assembly a couple of days earlier and get some wheels on this studly little airplane.

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Flights of my Sky II R/C Airplane.

Flights took place in the rear parking lot of a Sears store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-17-13.

Temperature at flight time was 63F (17.2C).

Winds were mainly from the W steady at 6MPH (5.12KTS) (9.6KPH) with higher gusts.

Video content is the same as http://youtu.be/HQrsOCWcpu4 but with no zax for people who come here to watch R/C airplane (or, "aeroplane") vidz. but would prefer not to receive an unwelcome earwhipping and subsequently require the use of ear bleach. :-/

Yet another propeller busted, but although I had my spare and the 9/32" socket wrench to make a field change, I opted to change out the broken prop at home after the flights. Doing so though resulted in busted landing gear (the airplane ran into a curb during propeller pitch testing), but I was able to take the larger of the two pieces and combine it with the landing gear that became broken during product assembly a couple of days earlier and get some wheels on this studly little airplane.

This video is 43.5877744417 megabytes (44,008,089 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware. It will take no less than two hundred eighteen minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.





OK (not spectacular, but not craptacular either) flights of both of my Sky II R/C Airplanes -- the original and the replacement that arrived on 06-14-13.

Flights took place in the rear parking lot of a Sears store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-15-13.

Temperature at flight time was 60F (15.6C).

Winds were mainly from the W steady at 6MPH (5.12KTS) (9.6KPH) with higher gusts.

That music that you hear is zax from Amiga and pee-cee computer demos coming out of the iCanister powered speaker that I brought along to allow me to take my choons with me. This airplane is not sound-sensitive; the zax may be ignored or even muted if it pisses you off.

Another propeller busted, but I was equipped with my spares and the 9/32" socket wrench to make a quick change quite easy.

This video is 24.4447457277 megabytes (24,839,073 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware. It will take no less than one hundred twenty two minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.




OK (not excellent, but not craptastic either) flights of my Sky II R/C Airplane -- this is the replacement that arrived on 06-14-13.

Flights took place in the rear parking lot of a Sears store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-15-13.

Temperature at flight time was 59F (15C).

Winds were mainly from the NW steady at 3MPH (2.6KTS) (4.8KPH) with higher gusts.

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Unsuccessful flight attempts of my Sky II R/C airplane.
Note how the airplane veers sharply to port (left) and quickly crashes a number of times.
Flight attempts took place in a baseball diamond at Celebration Park in Federal Way WA. USA.
Temperature at flight time was 55F (12.8C). Winds were mainly from the ENE steady at 3MPH (2.60KTS) (4.82KPH) with higher gusts.


Trouble was later determined to lie in one of the spare propellers; it has a different pitch than the other spare I put on two days ago. I determined this by taxiing on the ground when I got home and seeing that the airplane veered to port (as though the starboard motor had too much thrust) ; I swapped the two props and noted that the airplane then veered to starboard. Adjusting the pitch of the newest spare prop I used allowed the airplane to taxi more-or-less straight -- only some flight attempts tomorrow (06-11-13) is the only way to truly verify this.

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Brief flight of my Sky II R/C Airplane.
Right at the end of the video, the port propeller became busted, which is why this video is so brief (0:28) -- I had to go home and screw on the last of the furnished spares for tomorrow's flights.
Flight took place in the rear parking lot of a Sears store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-09-13.

Temperature at flight time was 59F (15C).
Winds were mainly from the NNW steady at 3MPH (2.6KTS) (4.8KPH) with higher gusts.

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Flights of my Sky II R/C Airplane.
Right at the end of the video, the starboard propeller became busted, which is why this video is so brief (2:22) -- I had to go home and screw on one of the furnished spares for tomorrow's flights.

Flights took place in the rear parking lot of a Sears store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-08-13.
Temperature at flight time was 55F (12.8C).
Winds were mainly from the SSW steady at 3MPH (2.6KTS) (4.8KPH) with higher gusts.

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Maiden flights of my Sky II R/C Airplane.
Flights took place in the rear parking lot of a Sears store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-06-13.
Temperature at flight time was 64F (17.8C).
Winds were mainly from the NNE steady at 5MPH (4.34KTS) (8.04KPH) with higher gusts.

The gay little (or, "not-so-little") styrofoam airplane had a wee bit of trouble in lifting off toward the end; I place the blame squarely upon the flight battery -- it requires several charge-discharge cycles before it reaches full capacity.

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Brief flights of my Sky II R/C Airplane.

I emphasise 'brief' because it was considerably too windy -- at the end of the second flight, the wind blew it to the ground and caused the starboard motor to bust off (it was still dangling by its wires!). I was able to successfully execute a field repair using transparent packing tape and made another flight.

Flights took place in the rear parking lot of a Sears store in Federal Way WA. USA on 06-06-13.
Temperature at flight time was 57F (13.9C).
Winds were mainly from the WNW steady at 9MPH (7.8KTS) (14.5KPH) with higher gusts.

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Videos of the Sky II R/C Airplane







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