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Old Apr 29, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Try to give us a diagnosis on the cause of this mishap Tam!! Good to know why problems happen (if possible) so that we do not repeat the same mistake. A 1409-2Y is a pretty a durable motor as you know Tam...but there was stuttering in the audio...maybe rec. level?? maybe the motor?? Let's us know what you think Tam...It's important info ...
Don't know yet. It can be esc, bearing or something got in the motor.
The motor had 100 flights before in my few of my Habu.
So hard to said what happen.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 04:38 PM
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stvinvegas,
Don't erase your post, just edit it to show the mistake. I think more than a few will make this mistake from the instructions in the manual.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 04:49 PM
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Don't know yet. It can be esc, bearing or something got in the motor.
The motor had 100 flights before in my few of my Habu.
So hard to said what happen.
So very sorry that happened Tam. I hate that feeling.
About the failure:
I vote speed control. Sounds like you lost a leg. Either connector problem or internal.
(Had similar problem recently and speed control lost an output chip, made the same loss of sync sound that yours made)
But let us know.
Again....Dang! Sorry!
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Where are you guys getting this jet? They seem to be pretty hard to find.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 05:47 PM
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So very sorry that happened Tam. I hate that feeling.
About the failure:
I vote speed control. Sounds like you lost a leg. Either connector problem or internal.
(Had similar problem recently and speed control lost an output chip, made the same loss of sync sound that yours made)
But let us know.
Again....Dang! Sorry!
The mud get all the way to the motor. What a mess.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 06:14 PM
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First flight was cant see much was triming but you get the idea.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 06:54 PM
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well it didnt upload lets try again
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Where are you guys getting this jet? They seem to be pretty hard to find.
I expect these will be hard to find or a while. I have heard the next shipment is end of May. Most of us who got one had them on pre-order at our LHS that participate in the preview program. My LHS has 12 pre-orders, but only got two. Keep looking, you may get lucky.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Sorry to hear about the crash Tam. But if I know you, number two will follow quickly.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:03 PM
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Well, mine is pretty much built. I have about 15 hours in so far. Very nice kit. It went just as described in the manual. Everything fit, and went together smoothly. One of the rare builds that I didn't have to run out to the LHS for some part or other. I did a completely stock build except the servos as described in my first post. I did not use the screws supplied with the retracts or kit. Like many others I found them too soft when I built my Habu-32, so I just went ahead and used some better ones I had on hand.

I have not installed the cockpit yet. I would like to do a nice one on this jet. But I am an IMAC guy and don't have much scale building background. I am hoping that one of you guys with lots of scale experience will come up with a nice cockpit/pilot kit for yours that I can copy.


I loaned my ESC, and AR-8000 RX to a pattern friend so he could go to a contest this weekend. When he returns them I will get them installed and programmed.

Speaking of ESCs, I will be using a CC ICE 100 with the stock motor and fan on 6S. Anyone have an optiimized ESC program for this setup?
I'm looking to do the maiden Wednesday or Thursday this week. Once I get it dialed in, I will post my 11X setup
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Bpitts eflight f-4 (3 min 25 sec)
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:23 PM
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Bpitts eflight f-4 (3 min 25 sec)
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 08:29 PM
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Sorry about the poor video son was shooting with cell phone. after i got it trimmed it flew great but he missed the one full power pass i did the rest of flight was at 1/2 power with winds at 20 to 25mph. better video to come...
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:29 PM
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I picked up my Phantom on Saturday. I had assembled all of the bits before the plane became available, so I am almost ready to build.

I own the stock Eflite motor/fan. I bought them for my Habu 32. I snatched it out after a day of flying, opting instead for a Stumax fan and HET motor.

I can't seem to connect with Stu Maxwell for a fan/motor combination for my F4 and I am anxious to fly her.

Please share with me the motor/fan combo you have selected if you are staying with 6S. Looks like lots of folks want fast, but I will be fine with a good, solid, 6S performance.

TIA to all of you 6S flyers.
I have a Stumax setup to go in my F4 when ever they arrive in Aus. I picked it up from him directly out of his workshop. A hell of a nice guy and very knowledgable about EDF stuff as well.
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Old Apr 29, 2012, 09:40 PM
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I agree.....
Anyone crash their plane. We all feel for it.
Is hobby that we share and enjoy.
Sorry for Your plane. Just one question out of curiosity. How was the split
ducting done?

I've just finished moding a Kyosho A-6 Intruder. The split duct
was all wrong.
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