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Old Jan 06, 2016, 02:58 PM
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My only problem with the RTF controller is the range, I have actually found the limit of this several times!
Oh yeah, ever thought of that point…I was thinking more in terms of just basic flying maneuvers. But yeah, now that I think about it I did lose contact with the plane when it went out too far. In fact, one time it ended up landing in the middle of a high school football stadium field that was locked up and gated. Fortunately, it was in the middle of the summer, so I didn't disturb any game (or spectators), LOL. And luckily, after walking into the school I ran into a custodian who was more then happy to let me onto the field to retrieve my plane. And it was this good man, who tipped me off to another flying field which is where I fly regularly now. I am a firm believer in "everything happens for a reason".
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Old Jan 13, 2016, 01:41 PM
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Hobbyzone (2S BL) Champ Crophopper & Eflite UMX Carbon Cub SS Snow Duet Flight

A slow with snow "merry go round" flight duet with my Hobbyzone Champ Crophopper (2S Brushless with Ailerons) and Mike "Deuces Wild" Frontiero flying his Eflite UMX Carbon Cub SS at David Lorenz Park. As the last snow storm left a good layer of fresh virgin powder snow, we did a pretty good job of "exploring the spaces of the studio" as well as both of our batteries' LVC limits when faced with 39' F temps.

Hobbyzone (2S BL) Champ Crophopper & Eflite UMX Carbon Cub SS Flight (3 min 45 sec)


CHAMP CROPHOPPER RCGROUPS.COM WRITE-UP LINKS:

Champ Crophopper RC Groups Snow Float Write-Up with Photos: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2564877

Champ Crophopper RC Groups Initial Build Write-Up with Photos: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2506217

CHAMP CROPHOPPER CONVERSION PARTS

Motor: Eflite 180 BL 3000KV
Motor Mount: UMX Beast 3D / UMX Carbon Cub SS
ESC / Receiver: EFLU4864 (UMX Beast 3D / UMX Carbon Cub SS) AS3X
Aileron Servos: Spektrum 2.3 Gram Linear Long Throw Offset
Propeller: GWS 5030
Adapter: CNC Small Parts Aluminum UMX Carbon Cub SS (Long)
Landing Gear: .047 Music Wire Custom Hobbyzone Champ Front Arm Fitment for the UMX Carbon Cub SS Snow Floats

Transmitter: Spektrum DX6
Lipo: Eflite 2S 7.4V 200mAh 30C
Timer: 4 Minutes

Camera: IPhone 6 at 1080 P / 60 FPS
Camera Headmount: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00..._detailpages00

Thanks for watching and please hit the Like Button if you enjoyed the video!
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Old Jan 14, 2016, 01:30 AM
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Very nice vid Derick. I posted on YT

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Old Jan 14, 2016, 01:35 AM
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Very nice vid Derick. I posted on YT

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Thanks Mike! When I watched the footage, I honestly didn't expect this video to be "well-received." It was the slowest, most relaxed flight I've ever posted, with some of the mildest maneuvers I've executed with the Champ Crophopper.
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Thanks Mike! When I watched the footage, I honestly didn't expect this video to be "well-received." It was the slowest, most relaxed flight I've ever posted, with some of the mildest maneuvers I've executed with the Champ Crophopper.
"Not well received"???? I thought it was very cool. A couple times I thought you Guys were going in for a tighter formation. The "show" was great

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"Not well received"???? I thought it was very cool. A couple times I thought you Guys were going in for a tighter formation. The "show" was great

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Thanks Mike. It was all improv, lol. But I think my friend was right in quoting that SNL skit with Christopher Walken, "I think we need more cow bells."
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Thanks Mike. It was all improv, lol. But I think my friend was right in quoting that SNL skit with Christopher Walken, "I think we need more cow bells."
LOL, too funny Dude
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Faulty Champ gearbox suggestions?

Hi guys, I have tried to replace the gearbox of my Champ a few times, but all three (genuine HH) gearboxes I have bought are too "tight" in the gear mesh; they spin with a flick but for nowhere near as long as a new UM plane, and they are LOUD once in the air, if they fly at all. I have tried known working, free spinning motors from my T-28, AS3Xtra etc and they all have the same problem with these new gearboxes. The first to last gearboxes were bought a year apart, in the hope of ruling out a bad batch during manufacturing, and they all come with new, straight prop shafts... 

Has anyone else experienced this problem? Considering the gear to gear centres are not adjustable, can anyone suggest a way to fix this?

Any thoughts are appreciated! Ben.
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