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Old May 26, 2014, 07:14 PM
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Just took up my Lil Butch for the first time and I must say. Out of all the planes in this picture, 2 other maidens, TigerMoth and Alby, the Monocoupe was the best. Very impressed with her stable characteristics and a total joy to fly.
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Old May 27, 2014, 04:22 PM
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How do you take the motor off? I took the prop off, the two screws on the shaft and the small hex locking screw on the rotating part of the motor. It still doesn' come off.

I need to take it off as a crash resulted in the motor mount not being secure anymore and the thrust angle is (way) off.
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Old May 27, 2014, 06:20 PM
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How do you take the motor off? I took the prop off, the two screws on the shaft and the small hex locking screw on the rotating part of the motor. It still doesn' come off.

I need to take it off as a crash resulted in the motor mount not being secure anymore and the thrust angle is (way) off.
It should just slide off. Maybe some glue got in there. Carefully try to pry it out?
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Old May 27, 2014, 08:49 PM
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It should just slide off. Maybe some glue got in there. Carefully try to pry it out?
Thanks. It was really stuck. The black motor mount with the wood colored spacers is fine. The red plastic that it all mounts into is cracked in a couple of places.

Now that I got the black part of the mount unscrewed I think I'll be able to just put a little CA in the cracks in the red plastic and then I'll put it all back together.

I've noticed that the more screws there are in a model the more damage a crash will inflict! I'd rather have everything glued together. It's easier to repair and seems to be able to absorb more energy in a crash.
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Old May 27, 2014, 10:33 PM
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That's true mate. I learnt to fly on this plane and had my fair share of crashes. I think I had to repair the nose twice and ended up filling it with epoxy. Ha ha!
All the best with the repair. She's a great plane!
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Old Jun 29, 2014, 10:51 PM
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Just wanted to wave hi over here.. I picked this plane up about a month ago.. assembled and it sat for a while waiting for good weather.

It was technically my first plane purchase though I purchased a UMX sbach 342 and flew it first at a smaller field.

I've been flying helicopters for about a year now, planks are quite a new experience. I figured LB would be a good place to start because it's got the high wing like a trainer but wont bore me compared to the inverted flight and tricks I can do on my helis.

I flew the sbach around a small field to get the hang of a plane before taking LB out for a maiden.. but the maiden was rather disastrous... something caused me to lose communication with the plane, so I lost all control and power before it was even trimmed... left wing dropped toward the ground and the rest of the plane followed.

Thankfully the damage was just a wing support, a little crunched foam, a couple of small dents in the wing and a missing battery hatch..

I blamed the RX for the failure, as it was a rather beat up unit with the short antennas and apparently planes can get far away fast and cannot stop to come immediately back like a heli. Replaced it with an AR500, repaired the damage, made a new battery hatch out of one of my broken Goblin 500 CF frame halves.

"maiden #2" was much better.. a bit of a cross breeze on the "runway" but there was enough space to take off into a headwind... I flew it for 5 minutes on full rates, no expo. .It was definitely twitchy but nothing worth going crazy over, just had to be careful. Landed mostly safely.. dropped a wing and did a little damage to the prop nut as the runway is cement.

I bought a plane to be more relaxed than a heli so after the initial flight I plugged some expo into the remote (something like 30%) but left full rates. This plane is both relaxing and fun. I was less than half throttle for most of the second flight but I ramped it up for a couple of high speed passes, some rolls, havent tried a loop yet. Couldn't get a clean landing on flight 2 as the cross breeze picked up and he comes in so hot even with very little throttle, so I set down in the weeds instead... no damage done other than my pride.

A perfect transition into planks for me... unfortunately it also means I've gotten the bug for flying planes.
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 11:30 AM
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hi..
I'll probably get 'torched' for asking this but oh well, here goes.
This plane looks GREAT! I'm a total newbie, been using my Spektrum DX6i to fly the usual cast of characters. (bind n fly stuff).
Curious what I would need in respect to a receiver to make this plane work with my Spektrum DX6i? Any tips or help would be great!
Thanks-

The 4 channel spectrum receiver is pretty cheap ($40 or so). I had an Archer that had an unfortunate accident, due to a moment of inattention during a pretty windy flight. This destroyed the fuse, motor and ESC. I will use my spectrum receiver (which tests OK) in the Monocoupe I am ordering this week.
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Old Aug 10, 2014, 04:19 PM
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The 4 channel spectrum receiver is pretty cheap ($40 or so). I had an Archer that had an unfortunate accident, due to a moment of inattention during a pretty windy flight. This destroyed the fuse, motor and ESC. I will use my spectrum receiver (which tests OK) in the Monocoupe I am ordering this week.
Here is a good Rx.

http://www.lemon-rx.com/shop/index.p...product_id=106

Don't let the name fool you. It's a play on words Chinese style. Think Orange at HK. They didn't understand what the word Lemon ment in the English speaking countries. But this little Rx will take all of the risk out of flying in even heavy winds. The best part is as you get better with the plane you can disengage the Stab Mode from your Tx and if the wind pipes up turn it back on.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 01:29 PM
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+1 on Lemon receivers, they are excellent, for the price you just cant go wrong.

I'd get the version including a Lemon satellite receiver for a more robust link: http://www.lemon-rx.com/shop/index.p...product_id=107
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 01:38 PM
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+1 on Lemon receivers, they are excellent, for the price you just cant go wrong.

I'd get the version including a Lemon satellite receiver for a more robust link: http://www.lemon-rx.com/shop/index.p...product_id=107
Truth is that I have several and haven't lost any type of contact. This plane is a bit small and would be out of sight before there was a contact issue.

But I agree for $29 you cant go wrong. My last order was for four of the V3's.
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Old Aug 11, 2014, 01:48 PM
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I'm sure you are 100% correct, for a smallish foamy there would be no problem without the satellite. But for the price I'd take it and it will be good if you used the receiver in something bigger in the future.

In fact to put money where my mouth is i just ordered one, at the price I'll find something to put it in!
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