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Old Sep 06, 2012, 04:15 PM
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I cant understand this lose wing thing as myself and Scott each grabbed a wing to pull it apart and man was it in there tight.Scott told me it took him like 20 min to get the wings in the saddle.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 04:20 PM
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You are just bumming me out man ! You don't like the TUB (Glider) that's made to float around not do loops and scream around at 100mph. OK fine sell it and get a screamer.
Don't worry, it will carry a camera not trouble
Personally I'd leave the motor and prop as standard and move the ESC on top in front of the motor or like I did in the motor pod to let it get some air flow, use a seperate ubec/sbec though as that weedy one doesn't seem right running 6 servos
I replaced my standard ESC with a Hobbywing FunFly 60a and fitted a seperate sbec, I fitted the 60a esc in the motor pod for better cooling and to shift the CG back a tiny bit more to 110mm

With a 10mph wind you could stay in the air indefinitely with your camera on the nose too
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 04:21 PM
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I cant understand this lose wing thing as myself and Scott each grabbed a wing to pull it apart and man was it in there tight.Scott told me it took him like 20 min to get the wings in the saddle.
Try flying it around for sevral hours
I have my wings taped on and yet one has still started to come away (by about 1/4 inch), they really do need to be held in place otherwise it'll end in tears
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Were the wings in the saddle lose to begin with? Have you had a hard landing or previous crash? I'm just asking as From what I see with my friends plane there are no issues mybe he got lucky and recieved a better than average plane. I would also inspect the wing saddle for cracks and or splits you might have to try and bend it to see them.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Took my SSS up to 2400' tonight - reached the limits of my DX8. I panicked and tried to bring it down too fast and got in a weird spiral - thought I wasn't going to be able to get out of it but finally I did - good thing I had so much altitude. This plane flies like a dream - I love it.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 08:01 PM
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You are just bumming me out man ! You don't like the TUB (Glider) that's made to float around not do loops and scream around at 100mph. OK fine sell it and get a screamer.
I never said I wanted it to be a "screamer". I know what it's intended purpose is. I just pointed out several things that could have made it a much better plane. Don't be "bummed out" by that.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 08:28 PM
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I just pointed out several things that could have made it a much better plane. Don't be "bummed out" by that.
You gotta love people that think they know more about designing model aircraft than the professionals that do it for a living, and can immediately list all of the things that the designers got wrong. I don't have a SSS yet but most that do seem to think they did a good job.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 08:45 PM
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Took my SSS up to 2400' tonight - reached the limits of my DX8. I panicked and tried to bring it down too fast and got in a weird spiral - thought I wasn't going to be able to get out of it but finally I did - good thing I had so much altitude. This plane flies like a dream - I love it.
What RX are you using? Satellite? I'm curious because I'd heard of a few DX8 guys who's radios seemed weak and had to be adjusted by HH. Did it pass a 30 pace range test? I'm contemplating picking up one of these SSS's for some high altitude flight and have a DX8 as well and would have thought the range should exceed 2400'.

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Old Sep 06, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Fastfwd, im using a 5000mah 3s and a camera on the nose to get a perfect cg. If you read a little back, i link to the exact packi use which fits in the battery space like a glove.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 10:31 PM
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What RX are you using? Satellite? I'm curious because I'd heard of a few DX8 guys who's radios seemed weak and had to be adjusted by HH. Did it pass a 30 pace range test? I'm contemplating picking up one of these SSS's for some high altitude flight and have a DX8 as well and would have thought the range should exceed 2400'.

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I was using a OrangeRX 9CH with a satellite. I didn't do the 30 pace test. Flying here just outside of Atlanta I would expect the 2.4 spectrum to be pretty busy. That's the very first time I've ever gone beyond the range of my DX8. I may have been able to push it a little more but I was afraid of losing it. I've already lost 2 planes in the past month so I didn't want to make it a 3rd.
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Old Sep 06, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Fastfwd, im using a 5000mah 3s and a camera on the nose to get a perfect cg. If you read a little back, i link to the exact packi use which fits in the battery space like a glove.
Thanks ! Ill get one coming, although i don't have a Go Pro,just a little dice Cam, may have to just add some weight up front. We put friends SSS together tonight, took like 3 hours With a 3600mah and his Go Pro COG was good at 110mm. Im not in love with the small control wires, they are actually smaller diameter than the ones in my Sonic 185, Anyone know where to order better wire for elevator and rudder ?
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 12:08 AM
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that depends, would it ever be delivered? ba dump dump
are you talking about my motor ?? If so i have it here in my nicotine stained hands
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 01:46 AM
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Any UK suppliers for this plane yet????
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 04:47 AM
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I was using a OrangeRX 9CH with a satellite. I didn't do the 30 pace test. Flying here just outside of Atlanta I would expect the 2.4 spectrum to be pretty busy. That's the very first time I've ever gone beyond the range of my DX8. I may have been able to push it a little more but I was afraid of losing it. I've already lost 2 planes in the past month so I didn't want to make it a 3rd.
I think that I would question the range of the little orange RX, even with the satellite and go with a bone fide Spektrum full range RX.

edited: I just found this in an Orange RX thread in the Radios forum:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=13
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 08:10 PM
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WARNING!

If you have a SSS please double check your control rod connecting to the elevator. The rod is too thin for the holes in the servo arms and can come disconnected during flight unexpectedly. This happened to me tonight and resulted in a high-speed nose dive straight into the ground. Fortunately I wasn't very far away so I was able to recover all the bits except for the axle that holds the landing gear wheel. I'm going to attempt to rebuild it but it will never be the same. Really bummed because I loved this plane and it was gorgeous.
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