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Old Jan 11, 2008, 11:17 PM
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Originally Posted by J3flyah
Your SE looks good in the air Blazer! No question about it handling loops from what I saw in the photos.

I learned the other day that the flying "wires" must be drawn taut through the struts to lessen the risk of wing failure with manuvers such as loops. You could actually hear one of the wings of my SE stressing as it came out of the bottom of a loop. Needless to say, that was the only loop that day. I will tighten my wires.

Boomer! Thanks for the tip on prop size. I will also check the LHS for that size prop and give it a try. My E-Flite Park 300 seems to have plenty of power. I just need to get the right combination with prop.


PS: I am on to another foam indoor airplane now. A C-119 Flying Boxcar with 48" wingspan. See my blog.
For the 300 you should run the 8 X 3.8 Slow Flyer prop with 3S Lipo in the 700 to 800 range. Of course all SE5a's were capable of unlimited vertical weren't they???
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