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Old Jun 21, 2015, 09:10 AM
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Can anyone give me some tips on removing the "removable" nose cone without doing damage? Mine is locked or glued or pressed or otherwise attached so tightly that I'm afraid it'll do some damage to the fuselage if I just force it out without knowing the magic combination.

Any help or suggestions appreciated...

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Mine was "tack glued" in real tight. Just clench your teeth, get your thumb in the fuse behind the nose and push while pulling from the out side. good luck.
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Old Jun 22, 2015, 12:02 AM
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You could try and push it out from behind inside the fuselage with a piece of wood.

Eric.
Yep, you were right. Thanks, guys.

I used the rounded end of a screwdriver handle to push it out from inside the battery compartment area. It was glued in pretty good but eventually gave it up and came out. I cleaned up the glued edges and added magnet latches to make it easy from now on.

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Old Jun 29, 2015, 09:22 AM
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So does the Skymule have the FPV stamp of approval, or not?
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 09:47 AM
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So does the Skymule have the FPV stamp of approval, or not?
Though it was certainly built with FPV in mind, I haven't flown mine FPV yet, partly because I just love watching it fly!

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Old Jun 29, 2015, 09:50 AM
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Well i maidened my 4s Skymule yesterday and all i can say is WOW, running a 4000mah 4s nanotech 40c Lipo, had to add a few grams to the tailfeathers to balance out, but what a great flyer and fast ....near vertical on 4s, on the last flight i didnt grease her like the previous flights and bent the front gear, so i did the front gear mod listed here a few pages back, cant wait to fly her again. Man she is fast ....lol afraid i will fold the wings because of the wieght and speed of this plane, just wanted to say good luck to all the pilots of this plane
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 12:17 PM
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So does the Skymule have the FPV stamp of approval, or not?
Heck yeah! I built mine with skis on it and flew FPV about a dozen or so times this past winter!! She is a great flying and looking plane!!
The only problem is for long range FPV, it can't compete with the larger wingspan and lighter planes like Skyhunter, etc. I have been flying my Bixler 3 this summer for a bit longer range. With a Multistar 5200mah battery in my Mule I would get around 3 or so miles and turn back. The skis did add some wind resistance/weight so with wheels I would think you could get a bit more battery time from it?
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 12:19 PM
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Though it was certainly built with FPV in mind, I haven't flown mine FPV yet, partly because I just love watching it fly!

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I especially love watching it fly off of snow!
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 12:46 PM
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I especially love watching it fly off of snow!
Indeed!
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 04:21 PM
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What props have folks found to be the most efficient with the stock motors/esc?
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 08:43 PM
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So does the Skymule have the FPV stamp of approval, or not?
Hell yes! I've only ever flown mine fpv. It's a great short range platform. It's a really manouverable, chuckable airframe. The view over the wing to see the motors turning is really immersive. It flies a lot like a full scale aircraft when heavily loaded, so keep some speed on for the turn to final, and a smidge of power for the flare.

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What props have folks found to be the most efficient with the stock motors/esc?
For pure efficiency, I like the apc 10x7 two blade left and right. Static thrust is limited though, so your takeoff run will be longer than with the stock props or any of the shorter pitch props, but cruise power is noticeably lowest of the props I've tried.
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Old Jun 29, 2015, 11:30 PM
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Cheap Cowls for your SkyMule. I used these milk bottles to make cowls for my SkyMule. They are just the right diameter. I got them at my local Burger King.
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 12:17 AM
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Cheap Cowls for your SkyMule. I used these milk bottles to make cowls for my SkyMule. They are just the right diameter. I got them at my local Burger King.
Nice!!
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Old Jun 30, 2015, 07:29 AM
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Cheap Cowls for your SkyMule. I used these milk bottles to make cowls for my SkyMule. They are just the right diameter. I got them at my local Burger King.
WOW nice mod, afk a few going to burger king to buy some milk......lol
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