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Old Sep 28, 2015, 12:07 PM
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Thought I'd share a few recent photos.

I get the impression that this plane soaks up moisture a bit, on wet days. It has to dry out again afterwards. Still, nothing has fallen apart after four batteries, even in light rain.

This fella is still up in the air many weekends as a warmup plane before I fly my Addiction.
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 12:28 PM
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Incidentally, I do think it flies differently when wet and covered in sticky grass like that. I was getting some weirdness where the apparent CG would change depending on speed, especially when landing where I was having to nose-down on slowed approach. In terms of that, my worst moment of the day was a final-approach moment where I was doing this, ele-down, and then my 3D instincts misled me to do a hard-nose-down (inverted flying instincts) and I shoved the nose into the ground. Just bent the gear, no other damage. The weird combination of reversed inputs threw me off completely.
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 01:57 PM
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Depends on you motor and battery I guess. I had a 73g motor too and 11g servos and mine came out tail heavy so it's probably best to minimize weight at the tail. The less balance weight you need at the end the better.
Yeah your right, I'll see what I put into. My problem is that I would take this plane as my first 3D plane (I've flown some biplanes especialy umx beast 3d from HH) and want to switch then with the same components to the mini edge 540t from HK/Skywing ( http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2176487&page=1 )
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ue_3D_ARF.html
I'm planning to put the leopard lc2835 1038kv: http://www.altitudehobbies.com/leopa...equiv.-to-2217

And the 13g emax es08md or ma for analog: http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/emax/es08md

What do you think? Would it work?

Thanks in advance
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Old Sep 28, 2015, 08:06 PM
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Yeah your right, I'll see what I put into. My problem is that I would take this plane as my first 3D plane (I've flown some biplanes especialy umx beast 3d from HH) and want to switch then with the same components to the mini edge 540t from HK/Skywing ( http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...2176487&page=1 )
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...ue_3D_ARF.html
I'm planning to put the leopard lc2835 1038kv: http://www.altitudehobbies.com/leopa...equiv.-to-2217

And the 13g emax es08md or ma for analog: http://www.servodatabase.com/servo/emax/es08md

What do you think? Would it work?

Thanks in advance
That motor is even a bit lighter than mine if it meets it's spec sheet so you'll end up in the same situation, a little tail heavy. I was using 1300mah nanotechs pushed as far forward as possible.
You can just add a little balancing weight in the nose if you don't mind carrying some dead weight but the best thing to do is balance it as best you can and then add the minimal amount of balancing weight at the end.
I'll probably do what mt_100 did by moving the motor forward a little with a spacer and I'll try and shift my ESC and receiver forward a bit too.
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Old Dec 28, 2015, 01:36 AM
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crash, repair; crash, repair

I managed to do two consecutive nose-dive crashes this past week. As soon as the glue had set after the first (nose dive into mud!), I crashed her again.

The whole nose area is heavily epoxied around the motor mount parts, and rubber cemented to hold together the fractured foam.

The first crash was the messiest. The motor was literally covered in chocolate-thick mud. I washed it in water, then dried it as quickly as I could with a heater. It seems to still be working just fine, none the worse.

Re-re-maiden soon to come. I put this plane through the worst treatment, so I'm glad it crashed and nothing else. It was with practicing rollers, which are still a risky matter for me.
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I re-re-maidened this MX2 today. I'm very happy to say she flies, and still flies as well as ever. The first battery ran low prematurely. I think it may be due to grit working its way out of the engine. All remaining batteries ran to their full expected timespan, with normal energetic flying. Spins, KE spins & flight, pop-tops, hovers and whatever I threw at it, she flew well, it's all good.
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I had this plane before and it was one great beat-around 3D machine! Very easy to fly and slow as well. Thinking of buying a new one soon.
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Hi together

Can please anyone help me to assamble this plane?

Is an 2217 turnigy enough, there is written 1kg thrust. The bsttery should be 1300-1500mah and the prop I dont know but I think a 10x4.7 to 11x4.7 or 11x5.5 should be good. I want to fly 3d with this and have enogh power and a bit of flight time.
I've seen also this motor http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html
Probably a bit too heavy.

Thank you for your help
Go with a Park 480 , 40 Amp ESc with a 12x6 & use 3s 1300s she will go vertical all day.
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