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Old May 13, 2015, 03:51 PM
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Whoa, didn't see a lot wrong with those landings (the first a little 'hot' but level)- surprised to see the damage considering!

Just looking for a good value mouldie to scratch my sloping itch since I (faulty elevator servo) killed my RCRCM Sunbird. Ask Feefo how well THEY fly!
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Old May 13, 2015, 03:53 PM
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Sorry to derail the thread but if you are looking for a slope soarer here are a couple of better options than trying to turn a pylon racer into a slope soarer:

Entry level:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...arehouse_.html

Very very very nice:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store..._60_Inch_.html (not sure if this one is available in the EU or UK warehouse)

- Birger
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Old May 13, 2015, 04:00 PM
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Sorry to derail the thread but if you are looking for a slope soarer here are a couple of better options than trying to turn a pylon racer into a slope soarer:

Entry level:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...arehouse_.html

Very very very nice:
http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store..._60_Inch_.html (not sure if this one is available in the EU or UK warehouse)

- Birger
bdelapen, that was rather spooky with regard to the Sunbird- I've also had a couple of Speedo Thermos (similar to the first link

I should have explained a little better- I love my EFX Racer and would, at some point, like something a little faster (150mph). This airframe fits the bill but I'd like to slope it before installing the amps at a future time.

Cheers.
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Old May 13, 2015, 05:33 PM
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It's a bit of a chunky bird Woody, I don't think it's ideal as a sloper TBH. I'd only look at bigger wind/better lift days. The problem is with a sloper you fit a servo tray and ballast tube and you bond all of this to the nose and wing saddle area and it adds tons of strength in comparison to a nose area that is intended for a motor and battery etc. Other option could be set it up with a folder on it, depends if you club allows it?

Get another SB, or maybe the Razor (known as the Flying Fish on the UK forums) and keep the Reverb to a power model for the field
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Old May 16, 2015, 11:20 PM
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I read up on fiberglass repair and performed my first fiberglass repair on my poor Reverb. Everything seemed to harden up really strong and I made the jump from 3s to 4s today to good success.

When I got home I was thinking about 5s and attached my 5s battery to my amp meter and my YEP esc that I bought for the big day I would be drawing more than my 45 amp esc would allow and apparently some prankster slipped a couple of firecrackers into my airplane when I wasn't looking because right around the time I hit 68 amps on 5s I heard two little explosions from inside the fuselage. I pulled out the esc and smoke was wafting away from the capacitors.

I ran down to Radio Shack and bought a couple of 1000u 35v capacitors and soldered them on to where the old caps were. I fired everything up again and immediately one of the caps blew again. May need a whole new esc. Here's a pic of my attempt at capacitor replacement.
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Old May 18, 2015, 05:31 PM
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V2 -- Maiden!

Well last night I spent a couple hours putting the final touches on my new V2 Reverb in hopes of a maiden today.

Running essentially the same power system as my old one (Turnigy 380L V-Spec with 80 flights on it, and Plush speedy), but with slim wing digital servos all around. Winds were real tricky today with a couple very experienced pilots at our club crashing on short final due to wind stall. Used a graupner 5.5 X 4.3 prop with graupner spinner for maiden. It wasn't pretty but she launched and got airborne

Needed just two clicks of aileron trim, flew around at half throttle for a couple mins to get re-acquainted with this speed demon before opening it up to 3/4 or so. Wow either I forgot how fast these are or the V2 (sans toothpick mod ) is even quicker. It felt nice and locked in with my old rates carried over from last year.

After landing I noticed the motor was extremely hot, well turns out I neglected to cut out the cooling holes as these are not pre-cut on this version
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