Flip-Book look at Skyaak DIY deuce taking off

October 8, 2008 at 3:05 pm Leave a comment

Flip-Book look at DIY deuce taking off

Flip-Book look at DIY deuce taking off

It’s fairly difficult to capture images of the Skyaak DIY deuce in mid-flight because it goes so fast.  What I’ve done here is grab a series of frames from a recent video and lined them up ‘flip-book’ style just to give you an idea. This shows the beginning, just the first second or so (maybe less?) of its trajectory.  It would be nice to get some video of 2 players from the side to capture more of the aero-action. That is totally on my wish list right now. It’d be great to see how it spins on its axis for example, and how it describes such a tidy arc when flicked. But most important, how it happily maintains a certain balance and equilibrium even at very fast scale-speeds.

I think that is the coolest thing about the DIY deuce is that no matter how fast it flies, it seems to behave itself. This is due to the stabilizing effect of the ring-wings that is enhanced by the corkscrew motion.

Comin' Atcha!

Comin' Atcha!

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