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Old Feb 01, 2013, 03:34 PM
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Those other wings are 18" and 33". Compared to the Scimitar, they are "tiny". I like the Scimitar because it's "big" and has presence in the air.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 01:34 AM
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Scimitar is discontinued

Just talked to Horizon Hobby today and the Scimitar is discontinued now. Bummer.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:12 AM
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Maidened my Scimitar today and had another flight after that. The maiden went well. As predicted by some, after rotation, she wanted to head right back to the ground. I caught it in time and got her up and trimmed out. About 5 clicks of up elevator and a couple clicks left aileron and she was flying nice and level. The landing was very successful although I almost let her settle in too soon, so I pulled back up and gave a little throttle to let her settle in nicely.
Second flight was a perfect take off and landing. I think this one is a keeper.

I'll post video of the maiden once I get it uploaded.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:25 AM
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Just talked to Horizon Hobby today and the Scimitar is discontinued now. Bummer.
Great, which probably means I'll total it on the next flight and not be able to get parts.


I just got this motor: http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=28132

Hoping for 5S performance or better on 4S, so I can run 4S 4000mah, maybe even 5000mah and get some better flight times.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 10:49 AM
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Just talked to Horizon Hobby today and the Scimitar is discontinued now. Bummer.
Both PNP and BNF? I guess my early prediction was correct.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 12:50 PM
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...and no new VT projects are in the pipeline either. However, new parts are supposed to be in stock this month. Im not sure how long they will keep getting parts though.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:08 AM
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Scored one of the PnP Scimitars at our great local hobby shop, Roy's Hobby Shop in Hurst, TX, at the close out price of 119. It was the last PnP in stock there on Friday.

Would NEVER have bought one for the 279 price, but it was a stone cold deal for 119. I love most of what Horizon does, but have always thought this model was a marketing mistake...interesting, but just too expensive for what it was until it was on sale. I will not pay a penny extra for something that happens to have the QQ name on it...

I always thought this model would have a big fire sale blowout at a low price after it would fail to meet sales projections.

Assembled it on Saturday and maidened it today. Two flights on 4s 3300 and 4s3600 packs. Used my DX18 TX and an AR7010 RX. No problems, worked as advertised. Really liked the approach and landing characteristics, even though some negative comments were made in the thread about how it lands. Flat spins were great fun.

I did end up using less differential than the instructions suggested. My Scimitar was barrel rolling slightly with the stock aileron throws, but rolled much more axially after the differential was reduced a good bit..
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:18 AM
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I agree, the landings are smooth and predictable. I haven't tried fast landing, but with the stock fixed landing gear, it comes in slow and settles in nicely.
My maiden landing I expected it to settle quicker cause of the weight of it, but as I flared, she started to go up, but I just gave her a little throttle to maintain that slow speed ans settled her in there. 3 flights since then, I'm familiar with the characteristics and have had 3 perfect landings.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:24 AM
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It's pretty easy to land on grass. Paved runways are a lot tougher. Add wind and or cross wind and it can be challenging...
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 10:43 AM
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So I started pulling the scimitar stuff out I don't need out like the wire extensions for the retracts and the 3 wire connection for the gear channel and the 3 wire extension pulled apart (pins came out of housing) pretty much in my hand. Bad 3-connection plug. Ill repair it, but just letting you guys know. Also I will be removing the esc power lead extension and soldering. I don't like excess plugs/connections... increases resistance.

Ill use the extensions for another project. I have 0 intent on putting retracts on this thing. To be honest my depth perception seems to be getting worse and gear hanging down may help me keep orientation.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 11:07 AM
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To be honest my depth perception seems to be getting worse and gear hanging down may help me keep orientation.
I also found the gear to be very helpful with orientation; particularly at altitude at the top of a pop-top...
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:31 PM
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It's pretty easy to land on grass. Paved runways are a lot tougher. Add wind and or cross wind and it can be challenging...
After two flights I have around 20 pavement landings and found them all very smooth and predictable. I bounced one and it was my fault. It does require a little technique. Carry a touch of power across the threshold and establish a nice very slow sink rate and then gently reduce power.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:24 PM
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After two flights I have around 20 pavement landings and found them all very smooth and predictable. I bounced one and it was my fault. It does require a little technique. Carry a touch of power across the threshold and establish a nice very slow sink rate and then gently reduce power.
Yes but with my apparent lack of skill it doesn't always work out.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:53 PM
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With practice and repetition, almost any specific task can become "smooth and predictable", even brain surgery. (Yes, I used to do rat brain surgery. The first few were sloppy and messy, then it gets better and better until it becomes second nature.) I've had maybe 10 flights with my Simitar and I'm just getting "fair" at hard surface landings. Belly flopping onto grass is nothing.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:32 PM
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Great, which probably means I'll total it on the next flight and not be able to get parts.
Naaaa....Horizon stocks enough parts for about 2 years of supply, unless theres some wild run on them.
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