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Old Oct 25, 2012, 09:32 AM
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Anyone else using a 14x7 prop? I just picked one up. Another guy at the field has the same plane and recommended it.
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:23 AM
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Anyone else using a 14x7 prop? I just picked one up. Another guy at the field has the same plane and recommended it.
I can check with watt meter this evening but that seems like too much for stock ESC
Tim
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:34 AM
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That would be great, thanks.

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Although I dod not feel a lot of vibration the stock adator seems to have a lot of wobble. I have some e-flite and PZ adaptors that fit stock motor shaft (sorry no numbers from memory). Having ability to use off shelf props and less run out seems to be a no brainer!
Also I have tapped all the wing strut and ca bane mounting points to use 3MM button head machine screws, no more little @@### nuts to worry about!
Tim
now that you mention it . after my 6Th or 7th flight one of my cabanes was lose. its a good thing i learned from my first peaks to check the plane over before flight . i had used loctite on them and they still got lose ..

i highly recommend that you guys check over your pitts before flight . it has alot of lttle screws that seem to just wanna escape
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 08:58 PM
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The prop adaptor from Dynams Waco is made better and runs true.
I still plan on using an adaptor that uses std bore props.
Tim
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 06:43 AM
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so it seems like the upgrades I need to do are to add wood to the back of the motor mount add rare earth magnets to the battery hatch is there anything else that looks like I need to do
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 06:47 AM
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so it seems like the upgrades I need to do are to add wood to the back of the motor mount add rare earth magnets to the battery hatch is there anything else that looks like I need to do
Fill Void under landing gear plate with scrap balsa and pour epoxy over to seal it in place. I added a piece of balsa strip between wing mounts upper and lower. Extra velcro strap for battery.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:55 PM
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Fill Void under landing gear plate with scrap balsa and pour epoxy over to seal it in place. I added a piece of balsa strip between wing mounts upper and lower. Extra velcro strap for battery.

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you have any pics to show me
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 05:18 PM
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you have any pics to show me
will post later tonite, will be from Waco as Pitts stays in truck ready to rock and roll, they are the same in landing gear mount and somewhat similar in wing mount.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Love it ! Maidened the yellow one today.....almost no trim needed. First plane I have ever owned that will do a Knife edge LOOP !! couldn't believe it. I liked the red white and blue one but this one really Rocks. Everyone at the field is amazed at how well it flys.
I can confirm that he's not exaggerating about the way this plane performs...having watched this particular one on numerous flights.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:32 PM
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I can confirm that he's not exaggerating about the way this plane performs...having watched this particular one on numerous flights.
Is that You Mr "T"?
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 12:24 AM
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you have any pics to show me
All the mods you mentioned plus epoxy on gear, secure the aft hatch with pins and pegs if you haven't glued it.
I can attest to the quality of the foam on this plane- flat spin too close to line and people. Took one for safety. Broke wooden prop, folded back gear , slight press on cowl. Epoxied gear at field, changed prop and back in air in 20 mins! Amazing for a foamie. I finally had to change out the tail servos. I was lucky and flew one last flight with a suspected rudder servo (it was centering just fine but I had a feeling). Got down and it was completely stripped! I put TP 90 MGs 14 g in and they seem ok so far. Consider the servo mod to mg, those 17g servos are pretty weak. You may want to do the tail feather stiffening w CF too. See "thread attachments" in the dropdiwn menue for pics of all the mods. Enjoy, hard not to. This thing tracks so well I'm actually practicing IMAC routines with it.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 07:05 AM
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All the mods you mentioned plus epoxy on gear, secure the aft hatch with pins and pegs if you haven't glued it.
I can attest to the quality of the foam on this plane- flat spin too close to line and people. Took one for safety. Broke wooden prop, folded back gear , slight press on cowl. Epoxied gear at field, changed prop and back in air in 20 mins! Amazing for a foamie. I finally had to change out the tail servos. I was lucky and flew one last flight with a suspected rudder servo (it was centering just fine but I had a feeling). Got down and it was completely stripped! I put TP 90 MGs 14 g in and they seem ok so far. Consider the servo mod to mg, those 17g servos are pretty weak. You may want to do the tail feather stiffening w CF too. See "thread attachments" in the dropdiwn menue for pics of all the mods. Enjoy, hard not to. This thing tracks so well I'm actually practicing IMAC routines with it.
you got lucky . on my first peaks . the tail servo lasted two flights . . so on my 2nd peaks the first thing i did was change the servos and that is the first thing i recomend people to do.
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Old Oct 27, 2012, 11:19 AM
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make shure you check the motor mount !!!! The screws holding my X bracket to the motor were only hand tight and had no loctite at all .
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 06:58 AM
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Yes, definitely the motor mount! The cowl is magnetic with guides top and bottom. Just work it back and forth and it will come off. The crash from my last post would have surely loosened the stock mount setup. I used a ply backing 2 screws through with plenty of epoxy. It was solid post crash !
Re: servos, I was lucky to get a dozen or so hard flying flights in with KE spins and blenders and lots of KE in general before I stripped the stick servos. Change them out too if you can. The peaks doesn't seem to suffer much from a little play in surfaces so I would t go nuts with high end but def use metal gears. When you remove the stock servos cut flush around perimeter with a hobby knife then pull and rock them out. They have a white 2 pice holder that is glued in. That can be removed and reattached to new servos with screws then glued in place. Some people were hacking up the foam but if you do this you won't know they were changed. I used foam glue from another foamy kit (small white tube- not sure but I think it was from Airfield EDF, works nice). Good luck- fly low!
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