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Old May 26, 2008, 10:32 AM
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Guru,

What kind of field are you flying off? It doesn't take much in the way of grass or small divets to damage landing gear. Saw a 30% edge (glow) at our club land in the "tall" grass the other day ... slow as a parkflyer landing ... and the gear tore clean off.

Repair the gear and get her flying again! You only need the wheels on the ground.

Carl


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Originally Posted by silent_guru
Hi All, I maidened my Taylorcraft today. I am used to confortably flying my other planes, including the Mini-Pulse that I took the gear out to put in this one, at half throttle. This Taylorcraft needed 3/4 or more to get around the field. If you are on the fence on power system I would try the 480 instaed of the 450 I used. It rolls surprisingly well. Did not try a loop. I got three good flights in and had her trimed out well. The plane balanced perfect with my 2100mah battery. On the fourth flight I had a bit of wind gust on landing, not a hard landing by any means, and the gear ripped right off. My Mini-Pulse was tender in this area also. I will fix her after I get some matching covering, but this is the last eflite balsa plane I will buy, at least until they learn to design better. Shame on eflite. Does anyone have a recomendation on what would be a good high wing plane to get to put my gear in?
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