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Old Nov 09, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Horizon is killing me

I have already wallpapered my basement walls with aircraft and now they knock $100 off the Hawker Hurricane!!! Thanks a lot Horizon... now I have to work on the ceiling
Me bro is after that Hurricane, for a number 2 the gear is weak.
Maxford USA is having big sales now too.
All too tempting. Chris
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Old Nov 09, 2012, 07:48 PM
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Ok guys, I have to say that in the right hands and with it tuned properly, this thing flies very well. I had a buddy from back in the day help me get it ready to fly. It was pretty windy, but I trusted him to take it up and it performed extremely well. I was going to take it for a spin just before the wind kicked up quite a bit and decided to fly it another day.

He was very impressed with the vertical power it had given such a small battery in addition to its handling. I am posting this because I don't want my lack of experience to keep competent pilots from passing this model by.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 01:22 AM
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Ok guys, I have to say that in the right hands and with it tuned properly, this thing flies very well. I had a buddy from back in the day help me get it ready to fly. It was pretty windy, but I trusted him to take it up and it performed extremely well. I was going to take it for a spin just before the wind kicked up quite a bit and decided to fly it another day.

He was very impressed with the vertical power it had given such a small battery in addition to its handling. I am posting this because I don't want my lack of experience to keep competent pilots from passing this model by.
I sure like mine!
But it is a foamy. A bit rubbery.
For scale, thinking, even stock it has more power and speed than the 1:1!
We torture these things and they keep on flying.
I forget what the do not exceed speed of the real one is.
Bet we go past it wih ours.

I am no great pilot and the Wildcat really helped build skills.
When getting ready to maiden my#1 E-flight mini Ultra Stick, it seemed natural
to increase throws to max and see what Wildcat would do.
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Amazing!

With a Turnigy 3535 the Cat goes vertical and gets from stall to were you point it with confidence.
This pushed the airframe to it's limit..
I did take out the, already reinforced, E control horn.
That was the first crash for #2 Wildcat. Drat.
Installing the same power system in mini Ultra stick (MUS)
Was very telling. MUS out preforms our beloved Wildcat in every way,
Except perhaps; durability , the ability to belly land and naturally, what looks better than a Wildcat in the air!?

MUS can be belley landed. Using nylon gear mount bolts has saved me repairs on rough landings, were it popped back up sans gear!
Just the odd chin scuff on those.

Back to Cat for relaxation!
By all means do not pass up the Cat! Chris
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 09:16 AM
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" in the right hands and with it tuned properly, this thing flies very well"

I wouldn't say it takes that much to get it to fly well. Unless you have a warped wing or fuse. Doesn't really take any tuning. She's a great plane just the way it comes. I do however like to hop my electronics up, that's why I buy the airframe kit.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:25 PM
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is it possible to run a power 15 with 1300mah lipos. I just bought a bunch of 1300mah lipos and i have the itch to upgrade the motor. I need more speed. Can somebody that has tested some cheap motor/esc/prop/1300mah setups help me on this. thanks guys
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Those colors are great!

It'd be cool with a 3-bladed prop, also.

How is this? I changed the ESC to 30amp and put this 9x5 3 blade on it. I will test fly it and see if I like the 3 blade. Don't want more speed, I am too old for too much speed, brain won't keep up anymore. LOL I fly out of my back yard and land on grass. I laid out old carpet for take off strip. I am thinking about making a take off dolly like the U-C speed planes use. I guess some people still fly the U-C speed planes. I am thinking maybe I can make the dolly look like Wildcat gear.
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Old Nov 10, 2012, 10:00 PM
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How is this?.....9x5 3 blade.....
If you decide you want a prop that's just a little more aggressive, you could try the Corsair/T-28 3-blade, PZK1015 (9 x 7.5). I think it's perfect.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-x-7-5-PKZ1015

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Old Nov 10, 2012, 11:56 PM
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I wouldn't say it takes that much to get it to fly well. Unless you have a warped wing or fuse. Doesn't really take any tuning. She's a great plane just the way it comes.
I couldn't have said it better myself...
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 03:06 AM
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any word who might be making that retractable kanding gear?
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 05:09 AM
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daign,
check out Orion Pax blog for the landing gear. Was able to take my cat up for Veterans Day weekend. Still one of my favorite planes to fly
Happy Veterans Day ,
Loyd
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 06:25 AM
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is it possible to run a power 15 with 1300mah lipos. I just bought a bunch of 1300mah lipos and i have the itch to upgrade the motor. I need more speed. Can somebody that has tested some cheap motor/esc/prop/1300mah setups help me on this. thanks guys
The 1300s will have short flight times. What is the C,
More speed? High kv 10 and a high pitch prop.
Or get a jet!
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:32 AM
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Great pics of the 'cat Loyd!

As usual, your photographer has done a great job in catching the Wildcat in flight How many batteries did you fly through her? I'm back to using 1300mAh and I'm getting a solid 10 minutes out of each flight...

Happy Veterans day my brother and to all those who have served....
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 10:46 AM
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Great pics of the 'cat Loyd!

As usual, your photographer has done a great job in catching the Wildcat in flight How many batteries did you fly through her? I'm back to using 1300mAh and I'm getting a solid 10 minutes out of each flight...

Happy Veterans day my brother and to all those who have served....
Hey John,
I ran two 1300's through the cat. As you can see I had Jordan with Me . We took four planes out with us and of course I started and ended with the Wildcat
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Old Nov 11, 2012, 11:03 AM
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If you decide you want a prop that's just a little more aggressive, you could try the Corsair/T-28 3-blade, PZK1015 (9 x 7.5). I think it's perfect.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...-x-7-5-PKZ1015

I have flown with the Parkzone 3 bade for over a year now. It looks and flys great. Changed out the ESC and fly with the 1300 lipo. Great performance and 7 to 8 minutes of flight time.
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