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Old Nov 02, 2014, 10:42 PM
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If I remember correctly, it provides a little more thrust and the gws is a bit more efficient so it unloads at a slightly higher rpm
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Old Nov 10, 2014, 09:40 PM
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So I picked up a GWS 8040 and 8060 to try out
I hope I can this week even with our colder temps...
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 07:54 AM
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So I picked up a GWS 8040 and 8060 to try out
I hope I can this week even with our colder temps...
I tried out the 8040 prop about a year ago. Be really careful as it pulls well over 10 amps. Been too long to remember the exact numbers. I went ahead and flew it but didn't like it. It's a little too much prop for the Edge.
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 10:50 AM
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I tried out the 8040 prop about a year ago. Be really careful as it pulls well over 10 amps. Been too long to remember the exact numbers. I went ahead and flew it but didn't like it. It's a little too much prop for the Edge.
We shall see, as the 7035 really doesn't warm up the esc and motor on static
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 11:46 AM
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We shall see, as the 7035 really doesn't warm up the esc and motor on static
Just went back and checked. The 8040 pulled 11.89 amps static but I had installed a 12 amp ESC in mine. It's definitely going to exceed 10 amps unloaded so use WOT sparingly. One thing I found is it didn't have as much vertical punch as the 7035 did.
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 02:08 PM
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Just went back and checked. The 8040 pulled 11.89 amps static but I had installed a 12 amp ESC in mine. It's definitely going to exceed 10 amps unloaded so use WOT sparingly. One thing I found is it didn't have as much vertical punch as the 7035 did.
WOT in the air is much different than static

but interesting you had less punch with the 8040 vs the 7035
I have some different packs I'm going to try, and they have more power vs the stock pack

10amps unloaded ??
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 10:03 PM
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Busted a rudder servo on the old workhorse today. But...

I was doing tailscrapes on one of the airframes WITHOUT the little bass-wood mod to tie the rudder to the fuselage. The rudder pulled completely out of the hinges, so needless to say, there were some nasty forces back there.

A quick servo gear replacement, a little glue to put the piece of wood back there, and she's ready to go drag across the field again tomorrow!

Can't wait until it's stable-mate Viking comes in.
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Old Nov 11, 2014, 10:52 PM
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Busted a rudder servo on the old workhorse today. But...

I was doing tailscrapes on one of the airframes WITHOUT the little bass-wood mod to tie the rudder to the fuselage. The rudder pulled completely out of the hinges, so needless to say, there were some nasty forces back there.

A quick servo gear replacement, a little glue to put the piece of wood back there, and she's ready to go drag across the field again tomorrow!

Can't wait until it's stable-mate Viking comes in.
Tail drags hahaha! Get some vid of that! That tailwheel /hinge system on the Inverza and EdgeQQ seem like a big oversight to me. I've never seen a tailwheel on anything bigger than a UMX plane that wasn't mounted in some way to the fuselage.
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 04:12 AM
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I wonder if they have indeed fixed the issue with the new Viking tailwheel?
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 12:07 PM
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I wonder if they have indeed fixed the issue with the new Viking tailwheel?
Nope. Same old story.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=423
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Old Nov 12, 2014, 02:07 PM
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That tailwheel /hinge system on the Inverza and EdgeQQ seem like a big oversight to me.
Right?!?!?!?!!!!!!

I mean, they invested in that cool plastic molded 'cap' that runs the length of the bottom of the control surface... and that awesome spring-loaded tail wheel strut...
and then we get NOTHING holding the incredibly huge rudder onto this thing except the foam and paper hinges? Hinges that, btw, usually seemed to come in dry, and only friction-fit together!

I can see them cheaping out on the actual cheesy little tail wheel itself, or giving us just a little bit of wire instead of the nice sprung strut... but for Pete's sakes, at least tie the thing to the main fuse on a plane that is going to see the type of use that this one is intended for. All it would have taken is a little "L' bracket, or a plastic version of the keyhole-drilled wood slat that some of us have been gluing back there.
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Old Nov 14, 2014, 11:14 PM
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very sad. I guess they sell more servos this way.
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Old Nov 17, 2014, 11:02 AM
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very sad. I guess they sell more servos this way.
cynical!!
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so i picked up one of these from HH on clearance. I got rid of the y connector for the ailerons and have them on separate channels. I download the setup for my DX9 from Horizons website. seems to work ok. A couple of questions tho... there are 4 flight modes but i can only access three on my 3 position toggle switch, how do I get the 4th flight mode. Also the aileron differential was set at 3 percent. Is this enough differential for those that do this?
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so i picked up one of these from HH on clearance. I got rid of the y connector for the ailerons and have them on separate channels. I download the setup for my DX9 from Horizons website. seems to work ok. A couple of questions tho... there are 4 flight modes but i can only access three on my 3 position toggle switch, how do I get the 4th flight mode. Also the aileron differential was set at 3 percent. Is this enough differential for those that do this?
Check your flight mode setup screen. You may need to assign the switch for it. Might be a good idea to put this in the new DX6-9-18 thread. Lots of guys there with more knowledge on the subject than me.
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