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Old May 19, 2010, 01:00 PM
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Mud Duck Bill's RPG!

Mud Duck Bill's RPG flies!!!!

OK....I did not do circuits with it yet, but I did at least 20 hops in a parking lot to trim it out. It lifts smoothly and effortlessly.

Bill.....is it me or is this bigger than the original? Anyway....it has new life breathed into her.

What did I do different?

#1 I checked to see if the H-stab and the boom are parallel....they were OK.

#2 I checked the motor mount box by "zero-ing" out the H-stab and then checked to see if the face of the box is at 90 degrees. It was not. It angled the motor that when you apply power....you in fact are shoving the nose into the ground. I mad a plywood shim and epoxied it onto the face and made sure it read 90 degrees.

#3 Motor: Power 32/ 60 ampESC with an APC 14x7 and using 5 A123 cells.

Sorry Bill....I smoked the motor you sent me....

#4 I used my home made blades with wire leading edge.

I dont have video of it flying but hoping for better weather. I will post photos of it all together.

Dave
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