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Archive for February, 2012
Posted by 8ballfever | Feb 22, 2012 @ 12:35 AM | 2,933 Views
Well, the Rifle finally got maidened after a couple of tweaks from previous owner's build: removal of spars (carbon tows) glued directly on surface of bottom of wing and horizontal stab (wing airfoil, and stab incidence angle problems??), and lubrication of elevator snake. This plane flies and tracks very similar to my other molded sp400 ships except the elevator needed a full 5mm of deflection for normal "low rate" flying whereas the moldies require just 2-3 mm, at recommended CG. Here's the setup:

HET 3W
Eflite Pro 25A ESC
APC 4.7 X 4.2
MKS servo (according to previous owner) for ailerons
HS-65hb for elevator
Sky Lipo 3S 1300 40C
AUW: 18.4 oz
As always,,,,, Graupner Precision spinner.
Posted by 8ballfever | Feb 01, 2012 @ 11:46 PM | 2,755 Views
Well, I finally got back to the field today after about 10 weeks of winter weather nastiness. The CSD Twister now got a new power system: HET 3W, Hobbywing 30A ESC, and Sky Lipo 3S 1300 40C. Good speed w/ some nice gliding around. I also got a used Electrifly Rifle from a local guy thru the RCgroups classifieds couple days ago. Set-up undecided.