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Old Jul 26, 2015, 05:51 AM
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Flew this plane for the first time on sat, it was quite windy/gusty, 20-30kmph. It went very well. The plane is fast even at low throttle, but it really sucks the juice on the battery. The battery was included with the plane and when I landed it was quite puffy and hot.. I will be buying new batteries! Landing was smooth as was take off. Reminds me of EFX racer, although I found the roll rate to be quite slow, but then I suppose it's made for pylon racing where you want a more precise roll and fast elevator.

I like it for sure though.
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Old Jul 26, 2015, 11:09 AM
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I building my Invictus. My hardware kit doesn't include a pair clevises to connect the ailerons as the manual instructs. But the kit includes 4 EZ-connects (which I prefer to clevises). So the EZ-connects are what we go with, right?
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The EZ connectors are illegal if you plan to race. Even if you don't, please don't use the EZ connectors and use a soldered clevis instead. An EZ connector has no place on a 100+ mph plane.

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Flew this plane for the first time on sat, it was quite windy/gusty, 20-30kmph. It went very well. The plane is fast even at low throttle, but it really sucks the juice on the battery. The battery was included with the plane and when I landed it was quite puffy and hot.. I will be buying new batteries! Landing was smooth as was take off. Reminds me of EFX racer, although I found the roll rate to be quite slow, but then I suppose it's made for pylon racing where you want a more precise roll and fast elevator.

I like it for sure though.
Congrats on the maiden.
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Old Jul 26, 2015, 12:08 PM
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I building my Invictus. My hardware kit doesn't include a pair clevises to connect the ailerons as the manual instructs. But the kit includes 4 EZ-connects (which I prefer to clevises). So the EZ-connects are what we go with, right?
The ez connects are for the control wire at the servo horn end. There should be a set of D looking plastic flags with a hole in the center of the D and a threaded hole running vertically through the perpendicular part of the D.

Note that if you intend to race the Invictus ez connects aren't allowed. I'd suggest making a bends or L bends and using something like these:

http://shop.dubro.com/c/aircraft_pus...z-link-for-062

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Old Jul 27, 2015, 05:35 PM
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I'm not clued up on ef1 competition rules,but better and safer than clevises are ball links.
If its allowed and you have the patience to put in that little extra time so they are absolutely the correct length then it's really worth it imo
I've had too many clevises break on me in the past.
Just my $0.02 if anyone is interested in going that route
I like the nitro conversion.neatly done
Jees makes me wonder how it would perform with a .46 dub jett motor
Don't think the wings will hold to long though
Especially if blasting it and cracking hard in turns.
Might fold up!
Then again it might hold up better than i think
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Old Jul 27, 2015, 09:52 PM
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Do you guys mount the wings directly on to the wood of the fuse or do you put anything in between to absorb any rough landing shock? And these two pieces (photo below) are wing-joiners? They go on top of the wing where the aileron servos are or on the inside of the fuse?
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Old Jul 27, 2015, 10:45 PM
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They just help out the wing bolts from pulling in to the wing.
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Old Jul 28, 2015, 12:55 AM
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Wings mount shortly directly to the fuselage. No padding needed. Do check your incidence once it's all together to ensure you are at 0-0-0.

The wing on the one I bought from hobby king was pretty badly warped. Took a lot of work to get the 0-0-0 incidence reading butt it flew a lot better once I made it there.
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Ronin,
So you got a bad wing from Hobby King too. Is it like the worst wing you've ever bought?
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Old Jul 28, 2015, 01:07 PM
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I had a Maxford GeeBee Y wing which was worse but was easier to fix as it was open balsa construction.

Yep, like you, I got a wing which it looked like HobbyKing joined off center as the warp began at the root and stayed the same all the way out to the wing tip. I've since moved on to a Proud Bird...
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Hobby King Pissed me off so bad that, I won't buy anything else from them again.
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