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Old Jul 23, 2015, 02:03 PM
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Old Jul 24, 2015, 07:41 PM
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Added weights

With the addition of using a bigger heavier 3S battery, I had to add 1oz of weight on the back to compensate the nose heavy plane.
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Old Jul 25, 2015, 12:40 AM
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The further back you place the weight, the less weight you need. If you put your weights at the extreme tail end, you'll be able to reduce the amount significantly.

But that's a nice little place for them! One thing that's nice about the Ares is all the space inside. I'm putting a gyro in mine and it has limitations on placement but there's plenty of good options

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Old Jul 25, 2015, 01:11 AM
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With the addition of using a bigger heavier 3S battery, I had to add 1oz of weight on the back to compensate the nose heavy plane.
1/4 ounce under the horizontal would probably accomplish the same thing as the 1 ounce you put there.
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Old Jul 25, 2015, 02:34 AM
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Each weight is 1/4 oz and I would need 2 to install under the horizontal to make it balance. Unless you guys have a better way to install 1 weight on the horizontal? Would I just tape it on the outside?
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Old Jul 25, 2015, 06:05 AM
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Just got a regular 370 RTF. Out of the box, the ply wing joiner does not fit into the housing. The ply joiner is straight / rectangular while the housing is stepped. Before I key the joiner to match, has anyone else had to do the same?
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I have two std wings and two acro wings, neither of them have an issue like that. That sounds like a manufacturing defect.

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Thanks Grup & Vincent. As you said it appears to be a defect. I'll need to cut the bottom right so it fits. Thanks again. -- scratch that, just double checked. Cleaned out the housing and gave it a bit more persuasion. Like a glove now... Gumby....
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Old Jul 25, 2015, 08:01 AM
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Sometimes it's difficult to know when finesse is needed as opposed to muscle.

In my old worn out Triumph motorcycle days we'd say there's just one tool you need, a hammer. If it breaks, it needed fixing anyway. I think we borrowed that saying from HD

BTW, I think the manual says you can glue that together; or not. On two planes, I rely on the plastic shield to hold it together; and I've never needed more.

On one, I don't even use that. Last time I flew that plane I had a less-than-elegant landing, which really moved the wing around and separated the two halves by about 2 inches at the front, maybe 1/2" at the rear. No damage at all other than some torn foam at the tips. I think that looseness allows the plane to absorb energy without sustaining damage. As they say "that's my story and I'm sticking with it".

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Old Jul 25, 2015, 06:24 PM
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My old wing broke on me Doing stunts in heavy wind because that piece of wood in there is subject to cracking SO I put a 12" 3/16" Wood dowel I got at Walmart for pennies and Gorilla Glued it through the center and Glued TOO the original wood piece. Then taped over. The Eagle A3L Gyro fits perfect in the fuselage at the COG. Love this Little bird -But the Plastic cage is Crap?
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Old Jul 25, 2015, 06:30 PM
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Hot glue seems to be holding up pretty well on the plastic battery cage.
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Old Aug 30, 2015, 03:42 AM
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I picked one of these up earlier today from a local toy shop here in Canberra, charged a battery and itching to get out.

First real attempt at flying and lets say it didn't end well

First attempt ended up nose in the ground smashing the prop to bits - already pre-empted this after chatting with the toy shop so replaced that and another go this time up in the air and sailing away but something didn't seem right at all I couldn't get controls to react how I was expecting so into the ground we go.

Smashed the wing in half, another prop gone, rear tail snapped off, bent the part where the prop goes on - not how I thought it was going to go but they 30 seconds of fun whilst it lasted

Repair during the week all going week and this time make absolute certain everything is operating before leaving the ground.
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Welcome to the hobby Darren. I'm from Canberra too and the Gamma was my first plane too (from Toyworld). Stick with it. I broke at least 10 props learning. You can get cheaper and better props online (Look for GWS EP9070). Did you get the 3 channel or 4 channel?
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Awesome a local, wasn't expecting that at all

Keeping in the air will be my challenge.

I have Delta Ray rocking up hopefully today which should at least get me some very much needed confidence.

I think my big issue is not knowing whether everything is trimmed correctly so when it gets in the air everything is overwhelming and bad things happen.

I am pretty sure I got the 3 channel.
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