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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:18 AM
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I really like your builds, the F-4 looks very scale. Looking forward to some video showing it flying good after being trimmed.
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Old Nov 17, 2012, 01:50 PM
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yeah...me too, I have the new fan blades on and running smooth...just need a weather break to get it on video. it flies very nice all trimmed out, just doesnt want to be videoed

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 05:50 PM
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There are some reports of being able to use 4s with the three blade impeller and a 12A esc. I haven't personally tried it to verify motor temps.
I'm running 4S on this fan/motor combo/10 amp ESC without any issues---And with the 5 blade fan...My SA MiG 15 is fast as snot!!!...The SA motor is really a lower kv than advertised...

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Old Nov 17, 2012, 07:13 PM
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hmmmmm that sounds interesting, just might give that a go.
I've heard some where running 4s, but wondered if the motor would hold out over repeated runs.

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Old Nov 22, 2012, 06:02 PM
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had a chance to fly today and got the Phantom on video, not the greatest flight I was getting cold and my fingers were a bit numb, the breeze wasnt real bad but enough to knock it around some. as I have said its no speed demon but it is fun, I would think a 40mm or mabey 45mm would scoot her along very nice, or as suggested go 4s...now that would really kick the speed up a notch or two

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the video Joe. I gotta say - you're throttle management scared me a few times during the flight! LOL
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 03:41 PM
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throttle management...? thats one of my problems...some days I dont have any...
might as well forgo the speed control and just use an old fashioned "motor on-motor off" controller
also been experimenting with the rates, it was very touchy on the role so I reduced them a touch, and like where they are now, and the elevator was a bit mushy so I increased it, hence the porpoising till I got a feel for it, then I near ran into myself...ah..good times

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Old Jan 17, 2013, 04:25 PM
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This looks good enough that I'm considering building it just as a display model. Have you weighed it yet? Do you think it could be built as a pusher or would it end up tail heavy?
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 02:02 AM
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This looks good enough that I'm considering building it just as a display model. Have you weighed it yet? Do you think it could be built as a pusher or would it end up tail heavy?
there have been a couple pusher versions of the Phantom done, dont see any reason why this one wouldnt work, plenty of room in the nose to push the batts quite a ways forward, and you can also put the servos and RX way up front too.

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