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#1 YakkityYak55 Jun 06, 2007 06:25 PM

Electrifly S.E.5a BONUS: a deep apology
 
Well first things first. I have realized that i have been posting a lot recently :o , and if this has bothered or angered anyone, i trully am sorry. Well anyway, i have actually been looking at this little ol' WWI warbird for quite a while but havent spoken up. It looks like a nice little quality plane. Heres a link if you have not a clue what im talking about.
http://electrifly.com/largeelectrics/gpma1140.html

Please share your thoughts and opinions

All regards,

The name above the picture of Calvin Ballin'

P.S.: I HAVE searched but have had no hope.

P.P.S.: "ballin" what an odd word.

#2 Solid Hit Jun 06, 2007 07:02 PM

I'm flying that little bipe and really enjoy it. The only fault I have for it is that without some modification you need to use their motor. On the positive side, it is a heck of a good motor and really pulls that plane around.

It is not a beginner's plane. Not knowing what your skills are, I thought I should mention that.

#3 YakkityYak55 Jun 06, 2007 07:17 PM

Im not a beginner, i have a few planes and can fly pretty good. Im into flying 3D, but i thought a little bipe would be a nice break. Just one question, how touchy is it, or is it quite stable?

All Regards,

The name above Calvin

#4 Solid Hit Jun 06, 2007 07:32 PM

Yakkity,
It's a comfortable flying plane. Nicely stable yet aerobatic. Landing is a breeze with a touch of power. If you are flying 3D and need a change of pace but still want some performance, this is a good choice.

#5 Sparky Paul Jun 06, 2007 07:37 PM

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Mine is a delightful thing in the air.
Eflite 450, which meant a new front plate mount had to be fabricated, and the shaft reversed in the motor.
With mine, the aft landing gear mount was an inch too long. Chopping it off -at the front- made it fit.
3C1000 Common Sense Lipo
10x4.5 slow flyer prop
AUW 22 oz.

#6 claybuster Jun 06, 2007 07:46 PM

Hey guys, big thread here. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...+truck+brought
Mike

#7 Bob Snedegar Jun 06, 2007 07:48 PM

Sparky,

Actually, it looks like your main LG strut may be on backwards! It should rake forward when mounted, and then the aft struts as supplied will fit.

Bob

#8 YakkityYak55 Jun 06, 2007 07:48 PM

Wow this seems like a really nice plane, i think ill show it more respect than i have had before. Plus my birthdays coming up!

All regards,

The name above Calvin.

#9 Solid Hit Jun 06, 2007 07:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bob Snedegar
Sparky,

Actually, it looks like your main LG strut may be on backwards! It should rake forward when mounted, and then the aft struts as supplied will fit.

Bob

Bob, he has it right. There is a slight foward rack to it but you can't tell by the picture.

Never mind, I enlarged the picture and you are right, the front leg is reversed. Paul, turn it around and it should fit.

#10 jimsp Jun 06, 2007 08:11 PM

From the bottom view it looks like it has a backward rake. A side view would clear things up. Since these parts are probably made by machines it seems unlikely that they would come out too long.

I have this plane and it is indeed a great flying little plane. Lots of fun.

#11 Sparky Paul Jun 06, 2007 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Solid Hit
Bob, he has it right. There is a slight foward rack to it but you can't tell by the picture.

Never mind, I enlarged the picture and you are right, the front leg is reversed. Paul, turn it around and it should fit.

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Now you tell me!
Can't weld on the cut-off piece no' mo" :(
It's not a problem, in real life. :)

#12 L0stS0ul Jun 07, 2007 09:05 AM

I'm building this one now. The covering job is fantastic and the the build has been incredibly easy.

#13 Tommy D Jun 07, 2007 12:34 PM

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Flew mine today in calmer winds then the maiden. With a aft CG <drags it tail pretty good> its a fun little bipe. Good plane to help train <remind> you on the rudder for sure.

Made my own mount for an Axi 2212 series but someone on here sells lazer cut ones if you don't want to use the rimfire motor.

Can't wait to fly it in totally calm conditions <yeah like thats ever going to happen!>

Tommy D

#14 wab25 Jun 07, 2007 03:28 PM

I got one. Built it stock. I agree with everyone else here, great flying plane.


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