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Old Jun 15, 2015, 08:41 AM
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Looks great Bob! Nice and slow.

Now I want to dust mine off and get it in the air!
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Old Jun 15, 2015, 03:05 PM
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Nice! Glad to see you're still enjoying this bird.
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Old Sep 24, 2015, 12:26 PM
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Old Sep 24, 2015, 12:51 PM
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I built mine about maybe 6 years ago. It was always a good flyer. Others just love to watch it fly. I always had a bug in it I never found. The past 2 months had 3 crashes out of nowhere. I have had at least 10 crashes similar over the years. It would be flying nicely and just spiral in for the crash. I had to rebuild it 2 times already. Most were just fractures.

I changed receivers from 72mhz to 2.4hz. Checked range and functions. Still continued on through the years. Well last month I had a wandering aileron servo and changed it out. As I tested it, it was fine. But when I stuffed the wires in place it was jerking. I found the original servo splitter was a bad one. Replaced and now I have had 3 flights trouble free. After all those years.
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Old Sep 24, 2015, 03:10 PM
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I fly mine regularly. Would have flown it this morning if the positive wire hadn't come off the deans connector. I love this plane for an early morning sortie.
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Old Sep 25, 2015, 08:19 AM
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Re soldered the power lead and a fewnice flights this morning.

Am also looking for an unassembled ARF if anyone has one tucked away. Might be interested in a bipe of the same series too.
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Old Sep 26, 2015, 10:54 AM
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I've found that a 60 watt soldering iron works a lot better for Dean's connectors than my 30 watt one.

Have fun on your morning sorties!
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Old Sep 26, 2015, 12:29 PM
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Yeah, the higher wattage is great for regular deans.

Don't really know why, but the DR-1 is my favorite. I'm going to do another with some mods to make it lighter.
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My thanks to Jetset44 for the inspiration for my Fokker foamy. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2503673
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Old Oct 12, 2015, 02:55 PM
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Beautiful model, radfordc! I watched your videos and it flies very realistically and very nicely. Great job with the build and with the flying! But don't forget to put the center wing bolts in next time... I'm actually amazed the wing stayed together without those bolts, that says your hardwood spars are plenty strong.

Thanks for sharing!

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