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Old Aug 05, 2008, 10:10 AM
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Excellet review! I have one of these planes with a Hacker A50 outrunner, 5s 5000 mAh, 16x8 APC-e prop. I think I had a 15x10 on it before and the plane was literally too fast and didn't hover well. I switched to the 16x8 and the peed went down, the climb went way up, and the amps even went down a little. A friend has repaired my rudder as I tore it out of the plane during a "how low can you fly inverted" contest....

The only mod I had to make was to the battery tray. It started to crack around the edges, most likely due to the stresses of trying to hold on to that big 5s 5000 pack! I glued a nice thick lite ply tray for reinforcement and easily resolved that problem.

Thanks for the insight! Now that I see what the plane is capable of in the hands of a competent pilot, I will try some of the maneuvers you have described...
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