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Archive for May, 2008
Posted by gp125racer | May 10, 2008 @ 10:37 PM | 6,166 Views
So I finally picked up my 2nd j10 NPS kit from aeromicro yesterday, so I could finish her all up. I made a mistake assembling the canards on the first kit and mangled some of the pieces All my fault, just in too much of a hurry.

Im using a HET 6904 fan w/ a generic United Hobbies brushless motor. Im planning on running 4s 2250 if I can get her to balance (well find out after dinner here). It pulled 501 watts on a fresh pack after 10 seconds. 3s seems pretty solid as well, Ill run numbers on it as well.

While taxiing the plane up and down the street with a 3s pack, gusts of wind tended to knock the plane over, and caused some slight foam damage. I repaired it, but the wingtips are a bit fragile.

All in all, it was a fun build (a bit time consuming compared to other GWS kits Ive done), but the kit came w/ extensions and all other required hardware (minus servos, ESC, etc of course). Hopefully Ill get to maiden her tomorrow morning, and someone will be around to snap some good pics

Don
Posted by gp125racer | May 02, 2008 @ 12:11 AM | 4,828 Views
Ive had my eye on the phase 3 for a while now, but it turned out I got the new electrifly l39 before the phase 3

The L39 flies well on the stock setup, handles the wind pretty well, and rolls very nicely. Loops from a shallow dive. My favorite part about this plane is its basicly done out of the box. I think I spent about 3 hours building it total, and I spent about 45 mins just grindind down the screws I needed to mount the motor (which werent supplied with the kit btw ).

The phase 3 Ive yet to fly, as i just got it done last night. I painted, built, installed and dialed in all the electronics in one night. Started at 4pm and was done by 12:30am. The paint took the longest, followed secondly by the amount of time it took to scrounge thru decals and find a couple good ones for this fella. The tiger decal was purchased from here on rcgroups.

I cant wait until sunday morning, Im gonna have a grip of planes to take out to the field