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Old Feb 01, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Ok... Yeah I'll have to get this one with the floats..

But then I'll need to buy a cheap boat as a rescue boat in case of water antics gone bad!!

This thing looks pretty sick. I wonder if the flaps will be incremental.
Just buy a nice fishing rod and make a nice lasso, or similar, with foam, etc., to retrieve the little Cub if you get into trouble.
Or... you can always get an RC Boat too!!
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 09:44 AM
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I've seen people retrieve float planes with the forked front ends of rc hydroplanes.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Ok... Yeah I'll have to get this one with the floats..

But then I'll need to buy a cheap boat as a rescue boat in case of water antics gone bad!!

This thing looks pretty sick. I wonder if the flaps will be incremental.
Define incremental.

Optional?

Proportional (as opposed to binary - up or down)?
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 09:55 AM
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Only thing that stops me from ordering is te Backorder. Just gives me more time to think

$170.00 is a lot of money, if it came with a DX5E on the other hand

Have to add a number of tings to make a complete kit

Ac charger, Tx, hmmm
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 10:02 AM
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This Cub is stunning. It is going to be sooo tough to choose what to buy.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Define incremental.

Optional?

Proportional (as opposed to binary - up or down)?
Dave,
First off - an incredible plane! Thanks again to all of you @ HH and congrats.
(What a great job you have, btw!)

Next, in case I just missed it in my excitement mixed with uncontrollable drooling, when's the release/ship date?

Thanks!
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Getting the Mig and this one for sure. Spitfire not sure, as it is brushed.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 10:28 AM
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Yah, I meant proportional.. Or incremental as in a few positions.. 10, 15, 30 etc.

Instead of on/off. On my TX i have a couple switches with three positions. It'd be nice to have the top position no flaps, the middle 10, and the bottom 30 or whatever it is.. Or even would be nice to assign to a dial on TX so I can twist the knob for proportional lowering of the flaps..

As far as the boat - I forgot I have an air hogs storm launcher that would probably be up to the task of retrieval. Fishing pole can be "plan B"


And yeah... Very hard decision between this, the Mig 15, and the GeeBee. Damn!
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 10:35 AM
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I haven't flown anything in over a year. Everything is packed up in the closet. I just check RCG every now and then to see whats going on.


This may be the plane that brings me back

These PZ ultra micros seem to be getting pricier though
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Define incremental.

Optional?

Proportional (as opposed to binary - up or down)?
I'd like propo flaps. Flipping a switch for flaps doesn't cut it for me. I was taught to handle gusty conditions by playing the flaps all the way to the ground then releasing them as the wheels touched. Can't even approximate that with a switch.

Yeah, most full scale planes have three notches of flap, but that would require a four position switch.

That's why I have a DSM module for my Futaba gear!

I admit it, I couldn't do the play the flap trick RC. I learned it in an extra span 150 horse Citabria that was used for aerotow at Wurtsboro a zillion years ago.

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 11:02 AM
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Basically I think I will get everything as it comes out.

Being an ex glider pilot (with a still valid license in his pocket) guess which one I want the absolute most!

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Yah, I meant proportional.. Or incremental as in a few positions.. 10, 15, 30 etc.

Instead of on/off. On my TX i have a couple switches with three positions. It'd be nice to have the top position no flaps, the middle 10, and the bottom 30 or whatever it is.. Or even would be nice to assign to a dial on TX so I can twist the knob for proportional lowering of the flaps..

As far as the boat - I forgot I have an air hogs storm launcher that would probably be up to the task of retrieval. Fishing pole can be "plan B"


And yeah... Very hard decision between this, the Mig 15, and the GeeBee. Damn!
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I'd like propo flaps. Flipping a switch for flaps doesn't cut it for me. I was taught to handle gusty conditions by playing the flaps all the way to the ground then releasing them as the wheels touched. Can't even approximate that with a switch.

Yeah, most full scale planes have three notches of flap, but that would require a four position switch.

That's why I have a DSM module for my Futaba gear!

I admit it, I couldn't do the play the flap trick RC. I learned it in an extra span 150 horse Citabria that was used for aerotow at Wurtsboro a zillion years ago.

Pete
The flaps are driven by a standard linear servo, so yes, they can be proportional. However, it is setup to work off of the gear channel (switch) out of the box so that customers with a DX4e and DX5e can fly this model as well.

If you have a programmable radio, you could switch it to multiple positions by mixing, or do whatever you would like with it, as it is just another servo.

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Yah, I meant proportional.. Or incremental as in a few positions.. 10, 15, 30 etc.

Instead of on/off. On my TX i have a couple switches with three positions. It'd be nice to have the top position no flaps, the middle 10, and the bottom 30 or whatever it is.. Or even would be nice to assign to a dial on TX so I can twist the knob for proportional lowering of the flaps..

As far as the boat - I forgot I have an air hogs storm launcher that would probably be up to the task of retrieval. Fishing pole can be "plan B"


And yeah... Very hard decision between this, the Mig 15, and the GeeBee. Damn!
The DX-8 as the ability to slow down or speed up a servo, and you can assign a channel to a 3 position switch. It also has a flap menu that allows you to do what your asking for. You can even mix in down elevator too, but I don't think youll need to with AS3X.
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Old Feb 01, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Are the flaps on one servo or two?

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Old Feb 01, 2012, 11:49 AM
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Fom post # 1

Five performance ultra micro long-throw servos

Needed To Complete

- 4+ channel DSM2- or DSMX-compatible full range transmitter (5+ channels required for flap operation


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Rudder,Aielons,Elevator ,Motor so that is 4 channels and 3 servos. another channel and servo for the tow release and another channel and servo for the flaps.

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