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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Stability in the wind

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i'm actually not TOO suprised by that. I find that the Slicks handle wind better than most of my other planes.
I agree. What is about the design of the 3DHS Slicks that gives them such stability in the wind?

AJ, theKM, Joe Smith and other 3DHS Team pilots and Team members please weigh in.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 09:34 PM
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Video saved for a rainy day thanks
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:26 PM
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Progress so far: All formers in and glued, battery tray and top plate dry-fitted. I want to wait until tomorrow to glue the last pieces, just in case I think of something I forgot.

I was quite impressed that the MB kit includes pretty much the entire front half of the plane, sans gear, of course.

It was really straightforward, the hardest part being getting the first former in front of the wing tube wedged into place. I ended up debonding the tube to allow the fuse sides to seperate.

Pretty much just a process of tearing out the broken stuff, taking an inventory of what needs replaced, and putting the new pieces in. (In my case, I used eery piece in the kit.... )
Some "before" pics
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First three formers installed; An important note.... You want to install the landing gear plate before you put that third former in. (Ask me how I learned that..)
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Fourth former and battery tray installed
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Finished mock-up before gluing it all together
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The kit includes the entire top plate and magnets, all the way to the back of the canopy. I didn't need that much of it, and didn't feel like debonding all of that, so I'm splicing it in, right behind the landing gear former.
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It took me roughly 1.5 hours to get this much done, so it's not too terribly time consuming. Plus, I'm starting to find repairs to be somewhat therapeutic.
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Old Oct 11, 2012, 11:54 PM
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I agree. What is about the design of the 3DHS Slicks that gives them such stability in the wind?

AJ, theKM, Joe Smith and other 3DHS Team pilots and Team members please weigh in.


planes that track well, track well. this is pretty much the long and short of it.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Progress so far: All formers in and glued, battery tray and top plate dry-fitted. I want to wait until tomorrow to glue the last pieces, just in case I think of something I forgot.

I was quite impressed that the MB kit includes pretty much the entire front half of the plane, sans gear, of course.

It was really straightforward, the hardest part being getting the first former in front of the wing tube wedged into place. I ended up debonding the tube to allow the fuse sides to seperate.

Pretty much just a process of tearing out the broken stuff, taking an inventory of what needs replaced, and putting the new pieces in. (In my case, I used eery piece in the kit.... )
Some "before" pics
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Attachment 5223978

"During"
Much of the mangled pieces removed
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Attachment 5223980

First three formers installed; An important note.... You want to install the landing gear plate before you put that third former in. (Ask me how I learned that..)
Attachment 5223981
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Fourth former and battery tray installed
Attachment 5223986

Finished mock-up before gluing it all together
Attachment 5223990

The kit includes the entire top plate and magnets, all the way to the back of the canopy. I didn't need that much of it, and didn't feel like debonding all of that, so I'm splicing it in, right behind the landing gear former.
Attachment 5224003

It took me roughly 1.5 hours to get this much done, so it's not too terribly time consuming. Plus, I'm starting to find repairs to be somewhat therapeutic.
excellent job, looks like it will be good as new once your done
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Thanks Inverted. That's what I'm hoping! It's dark when I get home from work now, so I won't be able to fly except on Sundays, so the re-maiden will have to wait until then.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 01:31 PM
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Progress so far: All formers in and glued, battery tray and top plate dry-fitted. I want to wait until tomorrow to glue the last pieces, just in case I think of something I forgot.

I was quite impressed that the MB kit includes pretty much the entire front half of the plane, sans gear, of course.

It was really straightforward, the hardest part being getting the first former in front of the wing tube wedged into place. I ended up debonding the tube to allow the fuse sides to seperate.

Pretty much just a process of tearing out the broken stuff, taking an inventory of what needs replaced, and putting the new pieces in. (In my case, I used eery piece in the kit.... )
Some "before" pics
Attachment 5223977
Attachment 5223978

"During"
Much of the mangled pieces removed
Attachment 5223979
Attachment 5223980

First three formers installed; An important note.... You want to install the landing gear plate before you put that third former in. (Ask me how I learned that..)
Attachment 5223981
Attachment 5223982
Attachment 5223984

Fourth former and battery tray installed
Attachment 5223986

Finished mock-up before gluing it all together
Attachment 5223990

The kit includes the entire top plate and magnets, all the way to the back of the canopy. I didn't need that much of it, and didn't feel like debonding all of that, so I'm splicing it in, right behind the landing gear former.
Attachment 5224003

It took me roughly 1.5 hours to get this much done, so it's not too terribly time consuming. Plus, I'm starting to find repairs to be somewhat therapeutic.
That is nice work. Thanks for sharing. That should inspire me to take a stab at repairing once I destroy mine. You didn't have to make any repairs to the covering?
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:09 PM
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Well, I starting to put the parts list together for this build and I'm leaning towards the 4315-480 on 2500mah 6s, why? because I have the same motor in my 60ef and it is just bad arse, and I have a bunch of new 2500 6s gens ace batteries, where as I have no suitable 4s or 5s batteries unless I can double up some 2200 4s. Thoughts
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:20 PM
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I'm a total noob so don't listen to me buuuut, I'm running the MF 3620-750 and think it's a monster on 4s. (3800) I started with a 15x7 and thought the landings were very fast for my dirt lot. My buddy who's a brilliant flier also thought it was a rocket.

I've since switched to a 16x6, and find it much more beginner friendly. Landings are slow, and hovers are very easy. It's still plenty fast for me. FWIW.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Well, I starting to put the parts list together for this build and I'm leaning towards the 4315-480 on 2500mah 6s, why? because I have the same motor in my 60ef and it is just bad arse, and I have a bunch of new 2500 6s gens ace batteries, where as I have no suitable 4s or 5s batteries unless I can double up some 2200 4s. Thoughts
I did the same on mine but with a different motor. I use series 3s 2200's, and get 6.5 minutes.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:49 PM
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I did the same on mine but with a different motor. I use series 3s 2200's, and get 6.5 minutes.
what motor did you go with?
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 09:19 PM
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E-flite Power 52 (I just switched to it last weekend, 4 flights into it is when I crashed..)
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 04:41 AM
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for nearly 3 weeks i was sooo frustrated,cause every day off i had wind, or rain or wind, and while working, such a perfect weather! today my prayers were answered! im still grinning! 4 batteries trough 57" and 3 of them were simply PERFECT!!! until time when i will fly my 42",57"gets to be my favourite lol!
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 11:48 AM
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I'm a total noob so don't listen to me buuuut, I'm running the MF 3620-750 and think it's a monster on 4s. (3800) I started with a 15x7 and thought the landings were very fast for my dirt lot. My buddy who's a brilliant flier also thought it was a rocket.

I've since switched to a 16x6, and find it much more beginner friendly. Landings are slow, and hovers are very easy. It's still plenty fast for me. FWIW.
What amp draw are you getting with the 16x6? What kind of prop - Apc, Xoar, etc??

Thanks
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 02:05 PM
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I'm a total noob so don't listen to me buuuut, I'm running the MF 3620-750 and think it's a monster on 4s. (3800) I started with a 15x7 and thought the landings were very fast for my dirt lot. My buddy who's a brilliant flier also thought it was a rocket.

I've since switched to a 16x6, and find it much more beginner friendly. Landings are slow, and hovers are very easy. It's still plenty fast for me. FWIW.
Try out a Xoar 15x6.
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