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Old Feb 15, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Terry Dunn
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Thanks Phil and Lee.

Now to back-fill a little build info: I always seem to make at least one bone-headed move during every build I do. The Popfly was no exception. After tinkering with the motor mount and getting it squared away, I decided to test a couple props to see which I should use. So I placed (not secured...just placed) the tray into its slot on the airframe and hooked the ESC to my servo driver and wattmeter. All was fine for a few seconds and then I saw the tray start to creep out of its slot. Before I could shut down the throttle, the whole thing jumped forward and the prop chewed up the starboard trailing edge. After a few choice words, I grafted in a scrap piece a foam and it was good as new...or close enough. In the end, the worst damage was the destroyed GWS prop. I can live with that.

Other notes are embedded in the photo captions. I hope to maiden it in the next few days.

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