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Old Sep 30, 2008, 10:29 PM
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(TW)AT-6 Texan$\F4U Corsair$\P-51$\ME109$ 4ch RTF

Just got this, and hopefully be flying soon!!!!

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Old Sep 30, 2008, 10:48 PM
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Dude, What a sweet machine and what a deal!! I cant wait to see that baby fly!
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Old Sep 30, 2008, 11:02 PM
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Looks good Jay-viator.
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Old Sep 30, 2008, 11:14 PM
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Jay,Ive had my eye on this for a bit,looking forward to the report!
Good Luck!

Tim
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Old Sep 30, 2008, 11:28 PM
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On the TX, is that 5th switch a V-tail mix?
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 11:00 AM
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On the TX, is that 5th switch a V-tail mix?
It says Fpr Dlt, which is for a second servo on the ailerons if you use flaperons or a deltawing config.
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 11:15 AM
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Jay,Ive had my eye on this for a bit,looking forward to the report!
Good Luck!

Tim
Thanx, going to do the bench test to her, make sure the receiver is working properly before I crank it up in the air......Will have some vid's of it soon
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 11:47 AM
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I had to do a lil mod'n to it, since its mass produced. The servo for the rudder was inverted, changed that around to give the connecting rod enough leeway to clip on. Also had to flip-flop the rods (rudder,elevator), because they were in backwards.
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 12:27 PM
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Hey..Jay-viator, you did not mention this plane is from Banana Hobbies..http://www.bananahobby.com/1710.html

We are going to check it out today..put it on the bench and static range test the receiver before attempting to fly. We were disappointed to find out that its a 27 mhz setup..Jay-viator called them before he got it asked them if it was 27 and they said it was a 72 mhz..Anyway..it really does not matter if it works well..I have two receivers from Harbor Freight planes that are 72 mhz and they have very poor range and are unusable for aircraft IMO.
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 01:45 PM
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Wish they carried it without the tx/rx. Wonder how much it would be then?
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 05:03 PM
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Wish they carried it without the tx/rx. Wonder how much it would be then?
IDK but we just bench tested the radio system and we are not impressed I seems to be a bit glitchy. Next we are going to do the 75' rolling taxi test but I don't like the looks of it. The ni-mh battery can move around in the battery tray area causing a change in COG and appears to be tail heavy to boot. The landing gear wire also looks weak and bends way to easy. But other than that its peachy
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 05:22 PM
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Jay,don't forget to cycle/condition the battery.
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 05:25 PM
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I saw the video on banana hobby and it looks like he used foam to keep the battery from moving around. The plane looks good. The electronics are crap though. Wished they would just sell the plane only.
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Old Oct 01, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Jay,don't forget to cycle/condition the battery.

Oh..don't worry..this plane is grounded. He will be rolling it around the lot checking if there is any hope for the receiver but its not gonna fly anytime soon. I'm hoping he goes for a DSM system for it as I don't think the rx is up to the job.

Oh..another thing we will do before it flies is modify the ESC so its Soft LVC.
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