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Old Jun 22, 2013, 08:41 PM
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 07:43 AM
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Well, I have joined the club. Got new RXR stick in mail. Will do epoxy to landing gear panel as suggested. Should maiden this weekend!
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Old Jul 08, 2013, 09:04 AM
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I’ve had good luck with the ES80 servos to date and the same servos have been through a crash but seem fine. I'm wondering if others have positive experiences after a crash with these servos and trust them to go into a new plane. I've been thinking of replacing them with a set of HS82MG. I'm a little paranoid of nylon after losing a GP Su-31 to a striped Futaba micro.
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Old Jul 08, 2013, 06:12 PM
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I've had one go bad. It was just wiggly at the center point. It still worked for dozens of flights , but I replaced it with a cheap one.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 09:55 AM
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After putting a 4250 580kv motor on different stick plane with 4s,
I'm really wanting to upgrade my Rimfire .25 to .32. Which size prop should be used, 12x6?
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 01:25 PM
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iam using a rim fire 32 in a stinger 2 with 13x6 prop on 4 cells, so 12x6or 13x6 if room permits you should be good all around.
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 02:35 PM
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How many amps are you pulling with the 13x6?
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Old Jul 13, 2013, 03:51 PM
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honestly I cant recall the exact amps but under the 50 of max constant amps, the specs for the motor are a 12x6/13x8 prop.
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Old Jul 16, 2013, 08:09 AM
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Well I ordered a Rimfire .32 and a VOX 13x8 prop yesterday. I'm sure it's going to be a totally different plane.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 05:31 AM
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Well I ordered a Rimfire .32 and a VOX 13x8 prop yesterday. I'm sure it's going to be a totally different plane.
Be sure to run your set-up on a watt meter before flying. My Stik is powered by a Firepower 46 Sport, 60A HURC esc and 4s1p4000mAh battery. I draw 42 amps with a 12x6 prop. That setup gives me unlimited vertical and 10 minute flights.
Happy flying with your new set-up.

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Old Jul 17, 2013, 07:29 PM
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Dennis you have a .46 size motor in the elecrostik, that's just crazy but if it works then it works.
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Old Jul 17, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Dennis you have a .46 size motor in the elecrostik, that's just crazy but if it works then it works.
The two mods I made were to move the servos further back in the fuselage and remove a portion, the vertical section at the rear of the servo tray, of a former to provide battery clearance to achieve the recommended COG. I have been very happy with the set-up, great stability, very aerobatic and still maintains a very slow landing speed.

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Old Jul 24, 2013, 11:33 AM
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QUOTE=scottc39;25599523]Dennis you have a .46 size motor in the elecrostik, that's just crazy but if it works then it works.[/QUOTE]

Scott, In all fairness the Rimfire .32 and the Firepower .46 Sport have nearly identical specs

Rimfire .32 Firepower .46

4250/800 4550/750

7.0 oz. 6.7 oz.

The Rimfire lists for $89.98 at Tower Hobbies

The Firepower lists for $38.95 at Heads Up Hobby

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Old Jul 29, 2013, 10:56 PM
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Ok, hearing about the issues with the stock ESC and motor doesnít give me a good feeling about the Stik I just finished. Iíve had one instance of the squeal and motor stopping , but as long as the throttle isnít slammed forward I havenít had any issue . Battery is a Turnigy 4-cell 3000mAh 30C. After hitting 45A at ĺ throttle with the stock prop, I changed to an APC 11 X 7E and now pull under 39 amps and about 560 watts at full throttle, and the motor and ESC both seem to stay cool. Switching to an APC 11 X 5.5 I could feel both get a bit warm after a couple of minutes at full throttle, the amps dropped to 36 but it felt like it had a much better pull. I think Iíll give the stock ESC a shot before I spend the money on different one. I still have to adjust the throttle cure with the watt meter for linear output.

How are you guys flying with 4-cell dealing with changing the battery? I decided to build a battery tray with a small battery box to hold the aft end of the battery that allows me to swap batteries without removing the wing. The aft end of the tray is held in with a Velcro strap and the battery slides into the tray with Velcro on the aft side of the battey and inside the box. The front is held on with a Velcro strap around the battery, and a small piece of Velcro under the battery The tray itself has a couple pieces of Velcro under it to allow it to be removed. I have everything shifted back to the servos and the receiver (Spektrum AR6210X0 with satellite) mounted behind the servos. I had to add 1/8oz of weight to the tail to get the balance at 3-5/8Ē. I still need to weigh the plane in it's current configuration, and forgot to weight the tray before it went it. I'm guessing a few ounces at the most.

I also changed the servos out after a bump on the rudder stripped one of the stock servos . Iím now running HS-85MGís so hopefully no more stripped gears. Iíve flown a couple of Stiks on the stock set-up with a 3-cell battery and found it was a nice flying plane. I canít wait to see what the 4-cell battery will do for it.

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Old Jul 30, 2013, 06:41 AM
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Hogflyer, I have my Stick equipped with a .46 Firepower Sport ( similar specs to the Rimfire .32), a 60A HURC esc and a Tunigy 4000mAh 30c lipo. To get the cg correct I moved the servos into the rear compartment and removed the vertical portion of the last frame of the original servo tray. The battery actually slides into the opening created and is held down with velcro straps and strips on the battery and tray. I have used both a 12x6 (530w @ 42A) and an 11x7 (490w @ 37A).

I get 10 minute flights using about 65/70% of the battery. Vertical is unlimited, will loop with no apparent speed loss at 60% throttle, will fly very slow and stable at about 25% throttle with the 11x7 prop.

Your mods look great, let me know how the performance is.

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