Thread: Build Log Hobby Lobby Grob G103C
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Old Sep 06, 2011, 07:13 PM
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Update

Some time has passed since I began this thread. I plan to edit the first page with these remarks.
WAIT A WHILE BEFORE SENDING MONEY TO HOBBY LOBBY FOR THIS PLANE.
I think Hobby Lobby released the Grob 103C prematurely. I have come to this conclusion based on design, quality of components and flight characteristics.
I was the first to crash this plane after the build and after replaying the event in my mind I believe the ESC/BEC caused a brownout/reboot. I had no control what so ever. A few flights later (3 or so) the motor burned up on launch.
There are no correct instructions on programming the ESC. Hobby Lobby has posted contradicting information on this issue.
Some has posted the prop/esc/motor combination draws too much current.
There are conflicting CG points.
Hobby Lobby needs to spend money on R&D rather than customers.
To quote another thread, "Why does no one show this plane landing?"

The plane has been repaired from the motor burnout incident and hopefully will fly again this week.
Hopefully Rick will have something positive to post then.
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