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Old Sep 29, 2011, 03:22 PM
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Does anyone know what the servo specs are?
I'm putting together a kit and I need to get
servos and a motor. Sounds like a 4000mah
pack is the sweet spot. Anybody using a
different than stock motor that they really
like???

Larry
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 03:33 PM
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I don't know the servo specs but I replaced mine... they didn't center well and I didn't trust them.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 05:28 PM
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I don't know the servo specs but I replaced mine... they didn't center well and I didn't trust them.
What did you use?
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 06:53 PM
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Grnd0,

I replaced my aileron & elevator servos with Hitec HS65mg. Believe they run about $28-$30 a servo. Also replaced the nose gear servo with a 9g tower pro TP-MG90 $8 servo. I left the thrust vector servos stock. It adds up fast but I believe it's worth the added security, as I haven't had a problem yet. It ain't a cheap plane.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 10:58 PM
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Does anyone know what the servo specs are?
I'm putting together a kit and I need to get
servos and a motor. Sounds like a 4000mah
pack is the sweet spot. Anybody using a
different than stock motor that they really
like???

Larry
I'm using the stock motor & esc , but I just recently disabled the stock bec n added a cc bec. The stock esc was getting hot & I was gonna replace the stock esc with a hobbywing pro 100a esc with the cc bec, but adding a seperate bec did the job. I have the hobbywing esc sitting in the drawer n will eventually add it or I will just fly this plane till it bites the dust since I have another kit sitting in the closet. She's still going strong! Again best plane I've ever flown... Enjoy!!!
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:47 AM
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What did you use?
Sorry, that would have been helpful, wouldn't it? I'm using Hitec HS-65HB "Karbonite" servos on both the ailerons and elevators. $22 each from Tower Hobbies but you might be able to find them a little cheaper if you search around. High-quality servos make it seem and feel like a whole new plane... trust me.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 08:34 AM
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I was looking at the diagram of the servos and it
shows 4 of them being reverse direction. If you
changed out some of those didn't you have a
direction problem? I'm ready to get some and
not sure if I need to get some reverse direction.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 09:02 AM
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I was looking at the diagram of the servos and it
shows 4 of them being reverse direction. If you
changed out some of those didn't you have a
direction problem? I'm ready to get some and
not sure if I need to get some reverse direction.
Yes, one of the servos for the elevators will need to be a reverse servo. If you have a radio and receiver with enough channels, you can mix it on the transmitter. If not, just buy a servo reverser. That's what I'm using and it works fine. I used one of these (don't remember which one) - http://search.horizonhobby.com/index...d=132BAA1575A6. Either way, they are less than $10.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 09:52 AM
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How bad was the damage? What/how much did u have to repair?
Not much actually. I ran out of juice on the go around. Carrying that go pro did effect how much power it needed to keep speed up. it didnt glide much at all, losing the power was like putting airbrakes up. It went in hard and flat, and with the freakin gear down! broke the nose off and punched all retracts up into the plywood mounts. This did not break the retracts at all. This is more pilot error more than anything else, we always loose our power in the wrong place! and i should have kept the flight short with all that drag, i should have known. ANYway all i needed to do was make new plywood retract mounts (easy), glue them in, mount my retracts again and glue the nose back on the break was so clean that you dont notice it. I smashed the nose gear doors to kingdom come so im thinking ill make them fixed, have the gear go up into a slot and seal the gap with soft foam or something that may let the gear move in and out freely, experimentation. The retract was replaced earlier form another incident where the steering linkage fell off the servo, but thats another story

I did post the vid of this early on, but i cut the vid short somehow trying to do the editing so its just 4 mins of flying around with not much happening at all. Sorry
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:37 AM
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Sorry to hear that, I had a similar incident. I added the larger drop tanks under the wings 1 day n did not account for the added drag, took about 30 sec off my usual flight time. Luckily I was over a dirt area but still broke the main retract mounts n 1 main gear. She sure can take a beating. Hope u get her back up soon.

Just n FYI to all looking for wheel replacements. I was using dubro sport wheels on the nose & mains, but the dubro on the mains were to skinny while the dubro sports I had on the nose were perfect. N e how I had spare habu wheels lyin around n they fit perfectly on the mains. Same size width & axle dia. The hardest part about findin wheels is the axle dia. Hope this helps. Not sure if they sell em solo with out the added stuff, but still pretty cheap.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=PKZ7006
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 10:54 AM
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That's what I did wtih my gear doors... glued them in place and then cut a slot for the wheels/gear/servo arm to operate freely. Had to do that because the bigger wheels wouldn't allow the gear doors to close. Next time, I'll just make an opening for the wheels and keep the gear doors operating. But I'm not complaining... I know gear doors can be fussy.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 05:15 PM
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Repair is possible

Here some post crash and post repair pics of my little incident..
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 06:26 PM
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Nice fix!!!
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 07:09 PM
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All it takes is time, patience and skills! The bird's a phoenix
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 08:09 AM
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Hi everone:I replaced my wheels by using thick CA to glue brass fuel tube over existing axles- then drill out new wheel hubs to fit over the brass tube! Cheers
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