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Old Dec 03, 2014, 01:49 AM
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How is the fixed undercarriage on a not so smooth grass runway?
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Old Dec 03, 2014, 11:42 PM
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three bladed prop for scale considerations or performance?
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Old Dec 04, 2014, 06:16 AM
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Scale .....two blade performs slightly better
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Old Dec 07, 2014, 06:29 PM
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Maiden Flight...Finally!

A little breezy today....10 to 12 mph. Tucan did not seem to be bothered with it

Maiden went perfectly, no trim needed. It actually rotated on its own when it arrived at the airspeed that it liked with a gentle scale-like climb!

I used a MasterAirscrew 11*7-3blade. Battery is a Zippy Compact 4S3700-35C, which weighs 410g. Plane was balanced per the instructions and control throws were set as suggested. Used -30 expo (Futaba) and left the rates on high.
Flies like its on rails. The EPF retracts worked flawlessly. Very happy with this Tucan.

I'm planning to remove the stock decals this winter and refinish in a scale livery...just have not decided on which one! I primarilly utilized to stock decoration for visibility concerns.

Sorry, no video...I don't video maidens.....but, I offer a couple of post-flight stills. Yes, the spinner is missing.....it's on order
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Old Dec 14, 2014, 01:25 AM
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In2Hobbies.com carries the EPF landing gear system, http://in2hobbies.com/rcstore/produc...products_id/95
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Old Dec 25, 2014, 05:16 AM
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Flyindude,
I am keen to know what you think of the red back motor. Can you test it on a 4 cell and let us know what amps and watts you are getting for prop sizes?

And where do you normally fly?
From the looks of your avatar, I think you are too young to fly this plane
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Old Jan 24, 2015, 10:54 AM
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Since I like the scheme of my PC-21, I decided to cover the Tucan in that same scheme. Vinyl is now in work!
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Old Jan 25, 2015, 05:12 AM
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Looks good!
Do you mean it is a vinyl covering?
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Old Jan 25, 2015, 10:24 AM
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Yep. Peal and stick, 2 mil vinyl. Works awesome! I have covered a bunch of foam airplanes and trimmed ultracoat covered airplanes with vinyl.
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Old Jan 28, 2015, 02:47 PM
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Hi I'm planning on getting a Tucan. I've seen three different types of retracts in this thread and wondering which are the best ones for it. Cheers. Mark
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 07:36 PM
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These retracts by EPF hobby are the ones most recommended in this thread. Shipping is fast to Singapore and to the States as well. The retracts drop in (after trimming the struts) and appear to be good quality.

http://www.epf.com.tw/goods.php?id=81
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Old Jan 29, 2015, 08:25 PM
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Agreed! Those are the product I'm using. They are MUCH more sturdy the the "original" EPF product.
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Old Yesterday, 01:53 PM
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Are the Turnigy metal retracts any good??
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Old Yesterday, 07:52 PM
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They are made by RC Lander, and I have one set that works very well. If you use anything other than EPF retracts in the Tucan, you will be doing various amounts of "modding" to install them.
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