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Old Dec 06, 2011, 01:13 PM
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I'm still mystified by so many people wanting to convert tricycle gear planes to tail draggers. Trikes handle so much nicer and the 182 was never a tail dragger to start with.

Yeah, I know, tail draggers work better in grass but there are plenty of planes already configured like that. It seems far easier to get one, rather than bashing an inexpensive foamy like this. But to each his own.

I really enjoy doing scale takeoffs and landing on pavement with this model. It can look very realistic with a longer takeoff roll and gentle climbout. Landings with proper flare and nose up touchdown can be strikingly realistic.

I've had mine a year now and logged 209 flights on it. Still going strong.
I am no means bashing this plane due to the tricycle landing gear. Sorry if it came across that way I have high regards for this Dynam plane among many other of their products. Believe, me if I had easy access to perfect pavement, I would keep the landing gear as is.

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Old Dec 06, 2011, 03:03 PM
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I was never able to extract the original shaft from my blue motor.
I ordered 5 replacement shafts. I got them from Strong RC motors. I was browsing the forums at rcdiscuss, and some mentioned that they got replacements from RC RC Motors. They said there are a little shorter but they work. I'll up the thread once I get them
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Old Dec 06, 2011, 07:09 PM
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It pays to read through this entire thread. I posted these links on page 13.

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Old Dec 06, 2011, 07:47 PM
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kman:

"Bashing" is the term frequently used in these forums to denote modifying an existing design. I certainly didn't take your comments to be derogatory to the plane.
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 11:11 AM
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kman:

"Bashing" is the term frequently used in these forums to denote modifying an existing design. I certainly didn't take your comments to be derogatory to the plane.
That's a new one for me. Thanks for filling me in

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Old Dec 07, 2011, 05:01 PM
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It pays to read through this entire thread. I posted these links on page 13.

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Trust me I ready everything. I ordered another motor and I also ordered 5 shafts but not from grayson, as they were out of stock
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Stay on the pavement, and get some speed before you take off, and you won't be doing many motor or shaft replacements.
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 10:09 PM
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Stay on the pavement, and get some speed before you take off, and you won't be doing many motor or shaft replacements.
I kinda figured that but there are only grass field where I fly so I just have to work with what I have. I did find a dirt path that I'm gonna clear for a runway though
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Old Dec 08, 2011, 12:28 AM
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I got the shaft out of the motor using a vice grip. I'll install the new shaft and let you guys know how it goes.

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Old Dec 09, 2011, 06:52 AM
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I kinda figured that but there are only grass field where I fly so I just have to work with what I have. I did find a dirt path that I'm gonna clear for a runway though
Remove wheel pants... maybe get bigger diameter wheels...
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 04:17 PM
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Hi Guys, UPS just dropped off my new Skytrainer today, and upon inspection, realized the last two inches on the tail of the fuselage had snapped off. (not surprised by this at all). What's the best method to repair this. When I fit the piece back on, you can't even tell it is broke, but what glue would hold this together? I know there is glue that comes with the plane, but I heard it takes forever to dry. Maybe 5 minute epoxy?
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Old Dec 19, 2011, 07:04 PM
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Mine was broke on delivery in the same manner.

White Gorilla Glue works good. It expands as it sets up, so it's important to mash it together after a couple minutes, and put a piece of tape on each side to keep it aligned and held together.
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 11:58 AM
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Lost my Cessna this morning. It was the first flight since I broke the shaft. I've been flying my Kinetic. Went to the local park and winds were about 10mph. I taxied around to make sure everything was ok. Good thing I did because the 2 back wheels fell off because the nuts came loose. (I took the pants off)

I hand launched it and gave it some up elevator and it took off. The trim was spot on but it needed a little down elevator. Fly around high up for about 5 mins. On the leg down wind I didnt realize how close to tree line I was, as I began to turn, I heard a crack and saw my plane stop lol. The wing and the motor shaft broke. Everything else looked intact. Hopefully the wind will blow it down so I can go retrieve it
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 12:30 PM
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Hi Guys, UPS just dropped off my new Skytrainer today, and upon inspection, realized the last two inches on the tail of the fuselage had snapped off. (not surprised by this at all). What's the best method to repair this. When I fit the piece back on, you can't even tell it is broke, but what glue would hold this together? I know there is glue that comes with the plane, but I heard it takes forever to dry. Maybe 5 minute epoxy?
SAme here,the glue it comes with is fine,its contact cement so apply it to one piece squeze it together pull it apart and wait 10 min. when you reattach it it sticks together quite good,it just needs the overnight to fully set. If you just stick the piece on it will never dry.Brutus
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Old Dec 23, 2011, 07:17 PM
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If you guys are looking for replacement motor shafts, I found some here:

http://www.rchotdeals.com/Products/r...or/tpmsft.html
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