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Old Dec 09, 2007, 05:48 AM
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A short video of my new electric LT-25e.
Art Aube of Art's Hobby in Skowhegan Me scratch built it for me with a foam core wing. He is a master at this!

I covered and installed the electronics. Covering is Oracover (Ultracoat) on the fuselage and Polycover elsewhere. AUW with skis (also built by Art) is 73ozs.

The plane had its maiden flight on 12-7. So far, I have 6 flights of 11-12 minutes each.

The plane flys as well or better than my LT-40 with a 52 FS. I love it!

Power system generates 450 watts max.

Photos are by Joe Gilbert and Matt Dyer handled the camera for the video. Canon A710IS

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Old Dec 09, 2007, 07:56 AM
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NICE, looks like a floater .RTR
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 08:51 AM
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Very nice!

I love winter flying.


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Old Dec 09, 2007, 09:19 AM
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That is a great looking plane.Good job.
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 09:33 AM
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very nice i forgot how much fun that can be when i use to fly of lake Superior
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 10:34 AM
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Very nice... did you make or buy the skis?
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 11:47 AM
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The skis are made by Art Aube and I bought them about 3 years ago and never used them. They are made from ply. He also makes lighter ones from foam that are glassed.

I just came back from the field and got in several more flights this AM. Hard to believe how slow you can come in with full flaps. A real floater. Love it!
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 01:02 PM
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I need to find something for my senior telemaster.
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 05:41 PM
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I have an LT-25 with the same motor that I fly on NiMH cells. I have toyed with upgrading to LIPOLY but am too cheap. I like the flaps. I use flaperons but they are not nearly as effective.
Nice plane. I noticed the tail wheel works pretty well in the snow.
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Old Dec 09, 2007, 08:45 PM
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Joe, (jpgilbert)

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>A short video of my new electric LT-25e
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Looks like a nice plane. - Trey
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Old Dec 10, 2007, 05:14 AM
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[QUOTE=Vito
Nice plane. I noticed the tail wheel works pretty well in the snow.
Vito[/QUOTE]
Vito,
I have found that tailwheels do a good job steering in the snow. Also have one on a Superstar EP and that works very well also. The flaps are very effective.

Trey,
Yes, a very nice flying plane. A friend had one - he built his from the kit - and it flew so well I wanted one but have another project - well, actually more than one! - going so asked a flying buddy that runs a small hobby shop and scratch builds to do it for me as he did one on floats this past summer.
So far, eight flights and going well.

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Old Dec 10, 2007, 12:29 PM
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Wow that looks like so much fun. Nice job!!

I have a question: Do you fly with numb thumbs or do you have a way of keeping your hands warm?

I can't figure out a good way to fly in the cold.
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Old Dec 10, 2007, 12:54 PM
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Wow that looks like so much fun. Nice job!!

I have a question: Do you fly with numb thumbs or do you have a way of keeping your hands warm?

I can't figure out a good way to fly in the cold.
I use a transmitter mitt. Here is the web site. Worth every penny!


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http://rcmitt.com/
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Old Dec 10, 2007, 01:21 PM
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i am in sunny Los Angeles and i have never seen one of those tx mitts,,it looks alien,,hehehe
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Old Dec 10, 2007, 02:03 PM
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i am in sunny Los Angeles and i have never seen one of those tx mitts,,it looks alien,,hehehe
Well, I can only say I'm sorry you can't have the pleasure of flying on snow with skis, floats, or a seaplane!

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