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Old Apr 03, 2015, 10:30 AM
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I haven't noticed this with mine. I'm assuming that this is a consistent thing with your's from the sound of it ie many flights. Just throwing this out there and may not be the issue but your travel on you ailerons and rudder are the same in each direction and such? Lateral CG is ok?
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 10:49 AM
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I've had the 48 Extra for a couple months now and really liking it. One thing that seems odd though is when doing harrier turns, turning to the left seems predictable and don't need much opposite aileron to keep it from tipping.
Right turns are just the opposite, it takes very little rudder to turn and I need to stay on the opposite aileron to keep it from tipping over like its oversensitive somehow. I have checked wing incidence, wing twist, lateral balance and also took out some of the right motor thrust but hasn't helped.
Has anyone else noticed this or have a fix for it?
Most planes I have flown are like this. I assume the torque helps the plane in left hand turns. As long as you can pop a reasonably level parachute, the plane is balanced fine laterally. For me it was just a matter of holding the nose a little higher and more opposite aileron in right hand harrier turns.
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 11:54 AM
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Another thing for me to look at doc! I had someone tell me about a different maneuver recently and I wasn't sure if I did what they said until I was flying and found my brain just doing it already without knowing! To be honest my harrier is garbage next to your flying honestly Doc! I find it much easier to do on by 7x edge though. You really need/require one of these
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 12:34 PM
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I had someone tell me about a different maneuver recently and I wasn't sure if I did what they said until I was flying and found my brain just doing it already without knowing!
It's hard to teach aerobatics and building because you do tiny little things you never realized you were doing, or to you they are so obvious it never occurs to you the other person doesn't already know it.

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To be honest my harrier is garbage next to your flying honestly Doc!
I'm sure it's not that bad, but my harrier pretty much sucked until I dedicated myself to nothing but harrier practice for about two weeks. Nothing but. Nothing but harrier all the time. Then it started to come around and it was so much fun that now I fly harrier almost all the time and don't really need to practice. If I start to get sloppy I will harrier an entire pack and that always seems to help.

Two things will really help your harrier. First is to get an Edge because that's the king. Then, try my spoileron mix as described in Laser EXP__The Spoileron Files


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I find it much easier to do on by 7x edge though. You really need/require one of these
I wish, but there is no way to get one in my car. It's a 2000 Nissan Altima and those were about as small as the current Sentra. I really could not afford to wreck a 74" Laser, so I am building up more 60" EXPs. Those have been really solid for me.
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 01:08 PM
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Doc, I know it might be a bit blasphemous but with all the RC clubs in your area I'm sure you could get a used 74" Laser for a lot less than new prices.
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 01:16 PM
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Altima is tough. We have a guy who places his 50cc yak in his hyundai car sideways from his back seat to front passenger seat. I throw my edge in back of truck . 48 extra is so small that I have to take wings off and place in cab or it will blow away. Maybe I may consider that plane carrier that aeroplayin showed on his larger plane for it.
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 01:19 PM
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Doc, I know it might be a bit blasphemous but with all the RC clubs in your area I'm sure you could get a used 74" Laser for a lot less than new prices.
Yeah, but it won't go in the car. It just won't. The damm thing is too small.
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Old Apr 03, 2015, 01:25 PM
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I have a recip saw. We can make room! After all what's more important car or planes ?! jk
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Yeah, but it won't go in the car. It just won't. The damm thing is too small.
I hear ya Doc.
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Thanks for your advice guy's. The throws and all that are dialed in and does a level parachute. My 50cc MX 2 does this a little, just not as much as the 48 Extra does and was hoping there was a tweak I could do. I have tried spoilerons but not as much throw as Doc described in the "spoileron files" I'll play with that and learn how to fly the harrier better.

By the way, I had an earlier post about getting a faulty Airboss ESC, it would pulse the motor or run it full for a few seconds then shut it down. Called EF and they sent me another that did the same thing. Called them again and they said there was a few ESC's that did this , something about not reading the throttle signal well and asked me to wait a couple weeks. After about a week they sent me an add-on about 2 inches long that plugs in between the receiver and ESC, works fine now.
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Sweet! Chris and team do a fantastic job with Customer support. Can't thank them enough.
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I haven't had any luck finding out the need for a satellite RX. I have a spektrum AR610 ready to go in but don't want to put it in the air if I need a satellite for it. Can anyone give any advice on the matter? Thanks!
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Old Apr 13, 2015, 07:09 AM
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The AR610 does not use a satellite receiver.
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Old Apr 13, 2015, 05:08 PM
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I'm using an AR610. Not that it's flown yet but I am confident it'll be a decent RX.
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