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Old Sep 05, 2001, 02:55 AM
broom driver
Barnsley, Gods own Yorkshire, Uk
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Ripmax Alliance anyone flying one ?

I have read the review, seen the box, liked the idea anyone out there who is doing it already what are your thoughts on the model.

Are you using 500AR or 1250scr cells?
Which motor and gearbox are you using?
Have you crashed and how did it take the damage ?
How well does it deal with the wind?
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Old Sep 05, 2001, 04:36 AM
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Southampton Hampshire UK
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HI
Iam using the new cp-1300 cells 10 0f them with a irvine colbolt 400 14t and a 2.5/1 gearbox and 9x6 prop.
this set up works ok but i feal that the pitch speed of the prop is to high so i am going to try lower pitch props.
the model itself flyies well but it can be inproved by copling the elevator to flap.
Paul
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Old Sep 05, 2001, 04:42 AM
sav
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danc

I've got my eye one but I'm unsure if It will be to advanced for me. I'm looking for a next plane up from my pico cub , easy pigeon that can handle some wind and do some more advance moves.

I've got a twinstar in mind but I really like the look of the alliance.

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Old Sep 05, 2001, 06:51 AM
broom driver
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Paul,
Why 10 cells ? Does the motor need them or do you think 8 cells would be okay for a "stock" 400.

I have not seen anywhere offering to sell the new cp1300 cells would you mind providing an address or contact point for the supplier so I can try some.

How much did you pay for the cells / pack ?

Sav

I started with a teddy then a twinstar and now two twinjets. I found the twinstar to be much more unsettling to fly than the twinjet.

I too am looking for a more aerobatic style model but I am concerned about how well the Alliance would survive a hard impact. It also means I have to much more careful than I am with the twinjets

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Old Sep 05, 2001, 08:38 AM
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www.hoellein.com and www.hopf-modelltechnik.de have CP1300/1700 cells.

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Old Sep 05, 2001, 08:51 AM
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Dan,

In the UK, Steve Mettam carries the CP1300 cells;

01270 588921 or smettam@netcentral.co.uk

He made me an 8 cell pack (including Recorded Delivery) for 31. I believe he will also match and zap cells if requested.

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Old Sep 06, 2001, 03:20 AM
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Hi I am using 10 cells because the motor i had was realy to higher windinds for a geard set up so the 10 cells was required to get the power up,
i do not think that a standard 400 would do the airfraim justace because it is a verry dragy model, i think that a 480 i a must,
as for the airframes duriblty it is quite esaly damaged aesthetically but is harder to damage to the point of being unflyible,
mine has suevived a stall at 6 feet on to the ground.
Paul
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Old Sep 06, 2001, 05:54 AM
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paul

so how does it rate for flyability in terms of learning more advanced moves.

the blurb says intermediate but I have no idea how to rate my self.

is intermidate you only crash when you do something dumb that you should no better or is that advanced

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Old Sep 06, 2001, 06:10 AM
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Hi
I would say that if you could do some aero batics allredy you should be able to fly it but make sure you cut down the aliron rate to begin with from the advised, it is quite stable mine will fly hands off, also the stall is fairly gentel and easly recovrebel in about 10-15 feet,
for landing this model needs a nice long aproch to avoid the stall i had when my motor melted on the first flight.
Paul
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