Flying a Red Epic/Scarlet

Discussion in 'Cinestar 8' started by Rick Marcus, Oct 19, 2012.

  1. Gary Haynes

    Gary Haynes Administrator
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    Jul 6, 2012
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    Daniel we haven't seen many folks using the Navigator series. They are new and don't have a track record yet. MT3515 are pretty popular but I don't know the equivalent MN.
  2. Urs Clement

    Urs Clement Member

    Sep 6, 2013
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    Hi! I want to lift my friends scarlet (...yes i do have an insurance :)).
    I'll get all parts (more dampers, all sort of o-rings, adj. tilt bar, longer roll-booms, enhanced gimbal mount plate) in about 2 weeks, and i don't have month to do the setup... i know it's always very individual, but to save at least some time, could someone please tell me, how many dampers (i think 8) with which (& how many of which) o-rings do you use to fly the red? The whole gimbal with cam, lipo, video downlink will be around 4.7kg.

    Thanks a lot!
  3. Bryan Harvey

    Bryan Harvey Member

    Nov 3, 2012
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    Very interested to read here about your stock CS frame with beefed up motors and higher pitched props. 7 minutes is not bad flight times for only carrying 10,000mah, and of course you could easily carry more capacity for longer flight times. I was under the impression that you had to go with larger booms and larger props to get decent flight times with the heavier RED cameras.
    So I know you have also built the X8 configuration. I was ready to jump on the X8 bandwagon, but now Im not so sure based on the performance you seemed to be getting with the above setup. I know about the wind stability advantage with the x8, but there's also a few negative tradeoffs - loss of efficiency, props in shot more of an issue, more difficult to tune motors/props, etc...

    So what's your opinion these days after trying both?

  4. Brad McGiveron

    Brad McGiveron Active Member

    Jul 7, 2012
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    Bryan, yes indeed the flat with 14x8's will lift the Reds or similar fairly nicely with decent times as well. There is nothing wrong with that setup at all. Paired with a good brushless gimbal its all you would need.

    I still prefer the X as it handles better overall and gives me more options for shooting with some trade offs that I can deal with.

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