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Better Bungee Required
« on: May 20, 2018, 03:41:50 PM »

Does anyone know where I can acquire some stronger bungee tubing?

I require it the be able to take 5 times the weight of my Mini Talon which has an AUW of 1.8kg.  = approx 9kg.
As you can see from the video, the HK bungee tubing would only give me about 5.5kg.

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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 04:27:26 PM »

Use two strands ?
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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2018, 05:34:52 PM »

That had crossed my mind.
It is so long when stretched out to its limit, so that might work. Double it up and half the length.
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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2018, 09:07:39 AM »

I bought the hobbyking stuff and doubled it up to launch my X8 which came in at a heavy ( but cant remember exactly how much ) weight. It will do the Talon fine.

Looking at the video though, if you had throttle on and tried that it would have been away.
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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2018, 11:58:17 AM »

Thanks Coyote for the reply.

In the past I have launched a couple of wings by bungee and found that if I throttled up as she was being catapulted the bungee cord got tangled in the prop with the inevitable happening.

A friend has hand launched it for me and all went fine.
She is sat ready for another flight, but not done anything about the bungee yet. Might just hand launch her myself.
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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2018, 04:59:42 PM »

Hi All
Just a quick update.
I have done as stated by DillWhacker and doubled up and used 2 strands and it works great.
Thanks all for your comments.
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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2018, 05:02:05 PM »

Cool :) Any update video?
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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2018, 05:07:57 PM »

Just for you Steve.

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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2018, 06:04:48 PM »

Hehe :) Close call with the motor!
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Re: Better Bungee Required
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2018, 06:49:02 PM »

Thought you might like that. Was ready to ditch it.
Now programmed my Taranis to shout at me every 10secs when motor is disarmed.
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« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 01:21:25 PM »

Good stuff, glad its worked out top nearly stress free flying :)
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