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Old Mar 03, 2012, 07:15 PM
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RD,

There's an old joke in which the punch line is an old geezer complaining...

But I dont get up 'til 8!
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 12:22 PM
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Flew the Champ with the P51 motor today. Now I can do loops without diving first. And cruise at almost less than half throttle.
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 02:14 PM
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with two motors like mine you can cruise at almost nothing. Its sweet. Got some serious performance but can also lay back and cruise around the sky.
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 03:01 PM
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Flew the Champ with the P51 motor today. Now I can do loops without diving first. And cruise at almost less than half throttle.
Did you change the prop?

I added the p51 motor and 5043 prop and flew a couple 160 lipo's. I assume it was the battery but it seemed a bit sluggish. I re-installed the stock prop and it was made a huge difference! Went straight up!

I'm ordering some larger batteries and will try the 5043 again but I'm not too worried about it.....the p51 w/stock prop is fun enough!
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 07:15 PM
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I hope to try the GWS prop mode one of these days. To date, however, I find the combination of the Mustang motor and the stock Champ prop to be more than sufficient for good agressive (think WOT, windy days!! ) Champ flying. I also use the Hyperion 240 cell. I'll have to try one of the G-force 160's just for comparison purposes. I think I know ahead of time what the results will be.

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Old Mar 07, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Here's a picture of my Champ with some fresh touch-up paint. What ya can't see is the new yet-to-fly Mustang motor inside. Still waiting on the glue to dry at the motor cage pegs...and the winds to die down.



As mentioned a few pages ago, the stock battery will choke with anything above 3/4 throttle. What would a good reccomendation battery rating be with using the Mustang motor and stock prop??
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 12:48 AM
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I installed P51 motor with the stock prop. After flying it on Sunday, I think I need to shim the motor a wee bit for just a little down thrust.

Also, after I moved the electronics into the new fuse, whenever I hit the elevator, the rudder als moves. I don't see any physical links. Not sure if I fried the brick somehow when I transfered it.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:42 PM
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So it looks like rudder and elevator pull rods were moving in sync because the brick had come partially unseated. I used super glue initially. This morning I hot glued it. And this afternoon the Champ flew brilliantly. I sure love the Champ.

My goal is to be able to fly it from my back yard, with a bottle of Fuller's London Porter next to me.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:53 PM
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So it looks like rudder and elevator pull rods were moving in sync because the brick had come partially unseated. I used super glue initially. This morning I hot glued it. And this afternoon the Champ flew brilliantly. I sure love the Champ.

My goal is to be able to fly it from my back yard, with a bottle of Fuller's London Porter next to me.
You should be able to do that,and if it's calm...you can trim the Champ to just keep circling while you use two hands on the bottle of Porter..lol

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Hahaha, I have done that a couple of times. Sat my tx down and just watched it for a while. Nice.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 10:48 PM
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Looking to convert my champ to brushless. Already installed a 4site motor and gws prop. The motor lasted about a week and is already burning out. Hvae to turn the prop with my finger to get is to start spinning. Went through all the motor swaps in my msr also, sick of it. Ive been trying to search for a brushless converter so I can just use the same brick. Something like the steve converter I see people using in the mcpx. Have not had much luck finding one. Anyone have a link to a converter I can use to do this?
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 03:55 AM
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New pilot, planning to mod from the getgo.

Looking to get back into the hobby, when I was little I used to fly cheap 2 channel planes. Figured a Champ is a great starter plane from all I've read and heard about it (better too being 3 channel), also want to get/make a float set soon as possible and plan to get a light set too. Thant being said I'd appreciate any suggestions. Can't wait to join in the fun!
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 04:21 AM
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Looking to get back into the hobby, when I was little I used to fly cheap 2 channel planes. Figured a Champ is a great starter plane from all I've read and heard about it (better too being 3 channel), also want to get/make a float set soon as possible and plan to get a light set too. Thant being said I'd appreciate any suggestions. Can't wait to join in the fun!
Welcome to the forum and I think you will have a great time with the Champ

I still have a few 2ch planes I fy indoors they help keep the thumbs in practice when I can't get outside

Keep us posted on your progress and remember if you have a question please ask it, there is no such thing as a stupid question and we all started out as new pilots at one time

cheers John.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Floats, (scissor-cut).

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Looking to get back into the hobby, when I was little I used to fly cheap 2 channel planes. Figured a Champ is a great starter plane from all I've read and heard about it (better too being 3 channel), also want to get/make a float set soon as possible and plan to get a light set too. Thant being said I'd appreciate any suggestions. Can't wait to join in the fun!
Here's a float plan. Good Luck!
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 08:33 AM
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Looking to convert my champ to brushless. Already installed a 4site motor and gws prop. The motor lasted about a week and is already burning out. Hvae to turn the prop with my finger to get is to start spinning. Went through all the motor swaps in my msr also, sick of it. Ive been trying to search for a brushless converter so I can just use the same brick. Something like the steve converter I see people using in the mcpx. Have not had much luck finding one. Anyone have a link to a converter I can use to do this?
Here is a nice little setup. Though I haven't tried it in the Champ, it should do the job.
You wouldn't need the extra servo shown here.
There is also a more square version, the Mx-0104ARX-HBL, which may fit in the Champ better.

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._one_5ch_.html
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