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Old Sep 13, 2012, 01:13 AM
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It looks like it flies like a F16 though? : ( Cubic wing loading? I can only assume that's why Copy King always slows their videos way way down. It sure makes them look nice in the video though.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 09:36 PM
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The full size had almost the wing loading of the GeeBee R series. This is not a piper cub or even a regular monocoupe. This is a model of a very high performance golden age racer. Expect it to fly as such. Including some throttle rudder coupling and torque coupling shown on the takeoff. I do however wish HK would not slow their videos down. Gives a false sense of how they fly.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 09:41 PM
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We shall see how she flies soon as mine is on it's way and should be here next week. I will post a flight report

Shaun.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 10:31 PM
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Looking forward to it! Brutus
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 11:08 PM
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Yes i too look forward to a flight test from a new owner
I do love how this model looks and the detail they have on it
but i dont think its a accurate true scale model of a clipwing monocoupe 110 special
and i think that might be a good thing
if you look at the photos the model is closer to the monocoupe 90a than the clipwing Little Butch
With the rudder bigger and the wing longer on the model we as RC pilots will be much better off
I do wish they would have shown it landing a couple of times
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 04:15 AM
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Durafly "Little Butch" Unboxing

Today I received my "Little Butch" .........
The Durafly was well packed in foam packaging with a cardboard lid. which is the same way the Warbird Durafly's are packed. My box had a hole punched through one of the bottom corners I cut the usual packing tape along the lid seams and lifted the lid, expecting that what ever went through the box also went into Little Butches fuse .........but no it was were the wing is packed and only just grazed it and left a hardly noticeable dent

I started unpacking the few pieces as there are not many in this plane and "oh boy" the quality is fantastic, I had the same reaction when I opened my first ever Durafly Corsair " WOW she is gorgeous ", the only thing I can pick on at this stage is that the wire for the landing gear is visible through the plastic leg.

Anyway I have included some photo's and I hope to maiden "Little Butch" this weekend , when I saw the photo of the lid on facebook I thought it was a Decathlon but I was wrong it was this Monocoupe. Scott you and your team have produced another plane worthy of the Durafly name and I know you don't like to mention the factory who made it, but I am glad it came from there as the quality is 9 out of 10, you loose a point because of the wire showing through the plastic leg.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:37 AM
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Oh man your so lucky, mines been sitting in shanghai for about a week now!.bloody ems postage!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:55 AM
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Mine was showing as sitting in China and then it rolled up today, so the tracking did not track to well.

Shaun.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 08:27 AM
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I might get lucky then.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:07 AM
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Hey Shaun, glad to see the first coming through, and all in one piece and that you like it. I've still got my set-up on my Tx here if you need it, I had my Monocoupe flying very well with these settings. This bird tends to like more rudder in the turn and needs very little aileron movement anyway.

But let me know, I'll be happy to post those Tx settings.

S.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Hey Shaun, glad to see the first coming through, and all in one piece and that you like it. I've still got my set-up on my Tx here if you need it, I had my Monocoupe flying very well with these settings. This bird tends to like more rudder in the turn and needs very little aileron movement anyway.

But let me know, I'll be happy to post those Tx settings.

S.
Hey Stuart!

It would be a huge help to know how much rudder you mixed with aileron for scale flight, plus throws and expo?

My monocoupe's in Brisbane should be delivered today and the wife has given me a leave pass to put together and maiden tomorrow

Ta!
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Hey Stuart, thanks for jumping in here, I would post your settings as it may help as something to work to. I generally start with 100% throws and 35% expo and work from there, I think I will add some rudder mix as I have with my SE5a.

Thanks

Shaun.

Build notes: Trim or make the holes bigger in the cockpit plastic for the wing screws, so they find where they need to go easier, also with the tail wheel assy ream the plastic support (rear of fuse) a smidgen as it will make it easier to install the rudder and reduce binding, with the tail wheel holding collar tighten and loosen before install just to make sure it will do up with out too much effort. These are very very minor and easy to do. I will add more if I find any but it is a dead simple build.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 09:40 PM
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Ok guy's I will do tonight when I get back home to my Tx, Shaun thanks for the pointers.

S.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Today I received my "Little Butch" .........
The Durafly was well packed in foam packaging with a cardboard lid. which is the same way the Warbird Durafly's are packed. My box had a hole punched through one of the bottom corners I cut the usual packing tape along the lid seams and lifted the lid, expecting that what ever went through the box also went into Little Butches fuse .........but no it was were the wing is packed and only just grazed it and left a hardly noticeable dent

I started unpacking the few pieces as there are not many in this plane and "oh boy" the quality is fantastic, I had the same reaction when I opened my first ever Durafly Corsair " WOW she is gorgeous ", the only thing I can pick on at this stage is that the wire for the landing gear is visible through the plastic leg.

Anyway I have included some photo's and I hope to maiden "Little Butch" this weekend , when I saw the photo of the lid on facebook I thought it was a Decathlon but I was wrong it was this Monocoupe. Scott you and your team have produced another plane worthy of the Durafly name and I know you don't like to mention the factory who made it, but I am glad it came from there as the quality is 9 out of 10, you loose a point because of the wire showing through the plastic leg.

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Oh Scott or Stuart any plans for another Biplane.

Shaun.
Hi Shaun,

Please contact our Customer Service staff and we will replace those gear legs for you, it should not be like that.

-This plane is a blast if your looking for something a little bit quicker then a typical J-3/Decathlon, etc. I hope you enjoy.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:55 AM
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What a shame that the kits are not even double boxed. I know it's just a little foamie, but wow. Just turn the box top inside out and throw some labels on it and let it rip?
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