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Old Jan 22, 2015, 05:03 PM
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Oddly enough your pilot "PJ" looks a lot like my pilot "Betty". Finally had to retire my beloved, but many times failed Sbach due to the canopy coming off on an outside loop and ejecting the battery, for the second time. Battery was strapped in and all magnets in place.
I was going to post after watching your first video that the landing gear isn't going to hold up to landing on the grass. Too late, sorry. Mine failed due to the plane auguring into the ground 5 times due to catastrophic mechanical failures. If you've read all the posts you might remember them. Wish I had a crash and burn video compilation. In all that Betty held tight. I glued her in with Foam-Tac. Oh the stories she could tell and the many times she spiraled down to earth. The airframe is still intact. If one ignores the firewall smashed in and the many rebuilds and mods to it there isn't even a dent or scratch on the plane. One tough airframe, except for the firewall and landing gear. May she RIP.
Good luck and many flights to you and yours.
PS...keep an eye on your rudder servo, it's the next to go....
Mike
Yes, Betty & PJ look like they're related! I do remember your many unplanned rough landings in the reading. You really had some horrific crashes. Your stories, and many others convinced me to double check, Loctite and redo my motor & its mount, and a few other parts. I have some T-Pro 90MG servos I may drop in the ELE & RUD but I'll fly what I have a few flts first. I'm also looking at some larger 17g MG servos but not sure which ones will be a drop-in without any cutting. That would be the better choice I think than the T-Pros I have. I bought some plastic hinges with metal pin hinges I need to put in too. My Dubro horns are a little too small so I'll be looking at the LHS to get some larger ones. Those Dynam ones broke even before flying.

This is my biggest plane and most expensive so far so I'm looking forward to many flts with it. I won't be as brave flying it as I've been with my profile EPP TechOne Extra 330. It'll be awhile before PJ and I get out to fly. She says to say hi to Betty in whatever she flies next. Blue skies to you and hope you have a good year in 2015 flying.
Don
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 05:54 PM
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Yes, Betty & PJ look like they're related! I do remember your many unplanned rough landings in the reading. You really had some horrific crashes. Your stories, and many others convinced me to double check, Loctite and redo my motor & its mount, and a few other parts. I have some T-Pro 90MG servos I may drop in the ELE & RUD but I'll fly what I have a few flts first. I'm also looking at some larger 17g MG servos but not sure which ones will be a drop-in without any cutting. That would be the better choice I think than the T-Pros I have. I bought some plastic hinges with metal pin hinges I need to put in too. My Dubro horns are a little too small so I'll be looking at the LHS to get some larger ones. Those Dynam ones broke even before flying.

This is my biggest plane and most expensive so far so I'm looking forward to many flts with it. I won't be as brave flying it as I've been with my profile EPP TechOne Extra 330. It'll be awhile before PJ and I get out to fly. She says to say hi to Betty in whatever she flies next. Blue skies to you and hope you have a good year in 2015 flying.
Don
Ah....yes the motor mount. Good thing you do your home work, I had forgotten about that. Despite my many misfortunes with the Dynam Sbach she still out flew the plane I replace her with; the HiTec Extra 300S.
Let's see..I also forgot about the rudder needing hinges.
With the rudder and elevator servos, just keep an eye on them. If they stick even once they should get replaced. If it weren't for mechanical failures I would have flown the Sbach today. As I said, the airframe is flawless if you don't look into the firewall and LG.
Betty does need a plane. Not ready to retire, though she has seen a lot. All the guys at the field think she's great! Must be her....personality. She definitely belongs in a sport plane of some sort. Hmmm....
Mike
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 07:09 PM
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Yes, Betty & PJ look like they're related! I do remember your many unplanned rough landings in the reading. You really had some horrific crashes. Your stories, and many others convinced me to double check, Loctite and redo my motor & its mount, and a few other parts. I have some T-Pro 90MG servos I may drop in the ELE & RUD but I'll fly what I have a few flts first. I'm also looking at some larger 17g MG servos but not sure which ones will be a drop-in without any cutting. That would be the better choice I think than the T-Pros I have. I bought some plastic hinges with metal pin hinges I need to put in too. My Dubro horns are a little too small so I'll be looking at the LHS to get some larger ones. Those Dynam ones broke even before flying.

This is my biggest plane and most expensive so far so I'm looking forward to many flts with it. I won't be as brave flying it as I've been with my profile EPP TechOne Extra 330. It'll be awhile before PJ and I get out to fly. She says to say hi to Betty in whatever she flies next. Blue skies to you and hope you have a good year in 2015 flying.
Don

I have used these:
http://www.buddyrc.com/new-power-xld-17hmb.html

and these:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html


Both will work fine. I used the HK first but got the others when I put the stabilizer in because the HK servos are not rated to stabs.
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Old Jan 22, 2015, 09:41 PM
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I have used these:
http://www.buddyrc.com/new-power-xld-17hmb.html

and these:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...arehouse_.html


Both will work fine. I used the HK first but got the others when I put the stabilizer in because the HK servos are not rated to stabs.
Thanks Pulsar. Did you have to cut any foam? I've bought from BuddyRC before. Got my order real quick.
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Both of those are near drop in replacements. As I recall I trimmed a little I'm the center of one of the rails so that the wire would clear easier. For the wings I got 9 gram digitals from ep buddy. No trimming for those either really.
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Old Jan 23, 2015, 10:55 AM
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Both of those are near drop in replacements. As I recall I trimmed a little I'm the center of one of the rails so that the wire would clear easier. For the wings I got 9 gram digitals from ep buddy. No trimming for those either really.
Thanks, can't wait to get all the mods done and fly this baby.
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