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Old Dec 21, 2014, 06:00 AM
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Branden,

Nice work on that model...Sure is fun when a project comes together that well....

I'm sure you don't need it but good luck on the maiden anyway....have fun....

Don
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 10:03 AM
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If the motor is the one specified then it will fly fine. Dare had their own way of numbering motors and gearboxes so don't know what it is you have.

To find the right prop you need to know the max current of the motor and an ammeter ($5 from Harbor Freight). Pick out a couple of props and try them until you are near max.

Keep in mind that these planes should be flown at Free Flight like speeds, ie, slow, with not a lot of abrupt maneuvers.

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Old Dec 21, 2014, 09:29 PM
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Thanks Sean and Don
Thanks Charlie. I had called Dare and they had sold out to Brodak. Then I called them and they didn't know at the time because the Dare items were still new to them. Then I emailed Mike Midkiff over at Ozarkmodelaviation.com and he mentioned that he would use the 8 in. prop with the motor I had, but the place I bought it from sent me a 9x4.7 prop with the motor. So, I think I am going to just go with the 8x6 and see what happens. I just thought I'd throw the question out there to see if anyone had any other thoughts on the matter. Thanks again!
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 10:29 PM
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That's one sharp looking Tripehound you got there Branden. Looking forward to the flight reports of your first Dawn Patrol.
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 10:52 PM
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Looks great! Well done. Enjoy
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Old Dec 21, 2014, 10:52 PM
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Well Boys, I'm done with it. I'm happy with the way it turned out and I'm ready to fly it when I get a chance. This is my first RC build, scale or otherwise and I guess I'm preparing for the worst. Wish me luck that I don't completely destroy it within the first 60 seconds of flight or something Anyway, thanks to everyone for the help. I will try and post a video of the maiden when I make it out. It came to 7.4 oz. AUW with a tolerance of 8 oz. so I am glad about that!
Branden

BTW, I have an 8x6 electric prop on it right now but I have several to choose from. I just wondered what your opinion might be for the prop size. It is an EPU-4 with a 2cell 500 mAh battery. Thanks
Your plane looks awesome.
If I was you, I wouldn't be focused on max speed for the maiden voyage, so definitely change your prop to the recommended 9 x 4.7. Or 9 x 4 even.
And don't forget to push right rudder on take-off as you power-up.

Cheers!
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Old Dec 22, 2014, 01:18 PM
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Thanks guys, I really appreciate it.
Ok, rocket, if you say so I will put the bigger prop on because you're right. I had it backwards. I was thinking smaller prop, slower speeds, not the other way around. Anyway, I will fit one on there then. I was just going also buy 1/3 of the wingspan which is 24" and an 8" prop.
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Old Dec 22, 2014, 02:46 PM
Is it suppose to do that?
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Hi Branden

I agree with Rocket. The extra prop can pull you out of those tricky moments with a little burst of power.

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Old Dec 22, 2014, 03:27 PM
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Cool, thats good to hear. I'm glad you guys mentioned that. I have limited flying experience as well. But enough that I am confident in flying this pig.. Thanks man
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