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Old Sep 29, 2011, 03:09 PM
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same problem

My servos chattered a few seconds after stick movement also. I called tower hobbies. He said watch them and if further problems contact them. I recharged the batt. powered up, tried sticks again. On 3rd movement, rudder servo died. Called Tower hobbies. Sent me a return label. I'm not getting another 1. Servo failure before its ever flown.
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Old Sep 29, 2011, 05:14 PM
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My servos chattered a few seconds after stick movement also. I called tower hobbies. He said watch them and if further problems contact them. I recharged the batt. powered up, tried sticks again. On 3rd movement, rudder servo died. Called Tower hobbies. Sent me a return label. I'm not getting another 1. Servo failure before its ever flown.
Which can happen to any model.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 05:09 AM
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There must be a weakness with those servos. I had the similar problem with the Sky Surfer from Nine Eagles. In the end they shattered so much that they caused crashes.
I got a new servo from the vendor. Same problem, so I returned the model and got my money back. The N.E. I fly now, have not yet showed any sign of trouble. Cross my fingers, because it's a very nice flyer the N.E. Sky Surfer. (Sky Cruisers bigger brother )
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 12:22 PM
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Anyone know where I can get another pcb? Has failed yet but from the looks of things it prob will.
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 08:13 PM
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Anyone know where I can get another pcb? Has failed yet but from the looks of things it prob will.
i got mine from clubheli
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 09:42 PM
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Well lets see, Its a beginner plane but out of the box the CG was way off and the OP had to fiddle it into flying. Tech support does'nt think that small planes need a CG. The fuse is glued lengthwise and splits easy. The servos chatter and fail before the plane has its maiden and one guy thinks the brick is close to death.

This thread is still small.... how we doin so far?
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Old Sep 30, 2011, 11:25 PM
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the cg isnt off if the battery is placed properly, and the only reason i believe my brick is close to death has to due with the numerous crashes ive had as part of my learning experience, but ive learned from those mistakes and once repaired will keep this lil plane in my hangar as long as i can keep it flying
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 02:04 AM
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Well lets see, Its a beginner plane but out of the box the CG was way off and the OP had to fiddle it into flying. Tech support does'nt think that small planes need a CG. The fuse is glued lengthwise and splits easy. The servos chatter and fail before the plane has its maiden and one guy thinks the brick is close to death.

This thread is still small.... how we doin so far?
What foam plane doesn't have its fuse glued together length ways? And what's wrong with doing it that way? Fuse has only been reported as splitting after dawn dart-ting.

I think one person so far has had servo failure before flight. Mine works fine.

How are you doing so far?
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 07:40 AM
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Mine works too - The fuselage does not split on its own. You have to hit the ground first. Now who's fault it that? CG can be off, but not by the manufacturer, but rather the end user. I agree more should have been provided on CG. This is a great beginner plane. Hard to tear it up off grass. Warranties cover these problems and I know Tower will replace it if it is bad. Local hobby shop as well.

How am I doing?
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 11:43 AM
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My Club got one of these from a member, as a model to try for newcomers. It's a good first timer. And not difficult to keep in the air. After a short instruction you can fly it, and since it's so cheap there are few nerves involved.
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Old Oct 01, 2011, 11:52 PM
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What foam plane doesn't have its fuse glued together length ways? And what's wrong with doing it that way? Fuse has only been reported as splitting after dawn dart-ting.

I think one person so far has had servo failure before flight. Mine works fine.

How are you doing so far?
LOL im doin ok. Yea most of these type of planes are glued length wise but the battery is not placed in such a way as to act like a wood splitter axe. It was just the way that this thread as short as it is progressed that struck me as odd.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 05:45 AM
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Firstly the split fuselage. If it was good enough for the best aircraft designed during WWII, surely it is good enough for Nine Eagles to use the same technique. As a kid I had the good fortune a number of times to sit in the cockpit of a Mosquito and "fly" it on raids over Germany.

That Nine Eagles quality control isn't the best is true by some of the complains voiced. My own experience, an Xtra 300 where the controller sticks were left/right for elevators, up/down for rudder and the ailerons on the same stick as the throttle all in mode 2. Mode 1 was equally wrong too. The only solution I could find was to cut the Tx printed circuit tracks in 3 places and fit 3 wire loops. Fortunate that electronics was my game.

I use a Nine Eagles Sky Eagle (like a Cessna) as a trainer. Yes, propellers will knock off. However it does not always save the motor shaft from getting bent. They can be straightened. The Xtra 300 has had both wings broken off. Instant glue works wonders. An aileron hinge failed. I used Mylar (overhead transparency material) to make new hinges. If you have some you think is too thin, it isn't. Cut a slit in the trailing edge of the wing and leading edge of the aileron. Fit and glue 3 pieces into the wing. Fit the aileron on to the Mylar sticking out of the wing and glue as the last push-on is made. Similar methods can be used to fix any of the other hinges. Just don't make the pieces too long (along the hinge line). Little 3-4 mm wide pieces should be quite enough otherwise they will be too stiff.

Spares (batteries, receivers, wings, etc.) all available from suppliers in China at fairly reasonable prices.

Are they toys? Of course they are, same as a Ferrari is too. Are they a cheap way of getting some flying skills? Yes. Break them, fix them.
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Old Oct 03, 2011, 02:56 PM
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LOL im doin ok. Yea most of these type of planes are glued length wise but the battery is not placed in such a way as to act like a wood splitter axe. It was just the way that this thread as short as it is progressed that struck me as odd.
This is good design. The foam is dissipating energy which would otherwise be absorbed by the battery. Foam is easy to fix, while damaged lipos have to be replaced and are dangerous.

I said all this in my earlier post that you clearly didn't bother to read. Anyway, your evaluation is wrong.
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Old Oct 06, 2011, 12:41 AM
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I said all this in my earlier post that you clearly didn't bother to read. Anyway, your evaluation is wrong.
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Old Oct 10, 2011, 04:40 PM
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Update: the prob I was having with my rudder wasn't a glitch at all...just a minor binding issue in the fuse...fixed that and now she flies like a beauty...can even manage slow loops,tight fast loops, and what I call the death spiral....havin a blast with this thing...can't wait til I'm ready to move up to a 4 channel bird!
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