|Mar 04, 2014, 06:16 PM|
Australia, QLD, Maroochydore
Joined Sep 2013
Bellyup. We used a tire iron and guy ropes when we go ours stuck....but I estimate it was on 20ft up (6m) not 12m as yours was. Was better for getting the branches and shaking the tree.
|Mar 05, 2014, 02:32 AM|
Something stronger than fishing line would've been real handy for shaking and bending branches. We used braid but still not strong enough. But yeah, it was just too high to throw something heavier unfortunately.
We were back in the air yesterday. I couldn't find Blenderm locally so I used Sello invisible tape. Sticks well and is removeable without leaving residue. We'll see how it holds up.
I'm trying a few different APC props at the moment. I have used a 7x5SF early on that was in my parts box. It worked well but I had a mishap that broke it before I made mental notes. I bought a few 7x5E props and they've been my prop of choice. Seems a little slow compared to the stock 8.25x5.5 which outperforms it speedwise but I like the smaller size for clearing grass and its overall smaller size. It doesn't always have the thrust to overcome longer grass though. In the air I've grown use to it and although lacking thrust it's still been adequate thanks to the lightweight airframe.
Next was a 7x6E. Aesthetically, a wider prop but has that extra oomph which was noticeable for take off from grass that needs a mow to a bit more power on a climb. Both 7" E props need a washer over the hub because they're a tad too thin so that the nut will run out of thread on the adapter before things tighten up.
Lastly an 8x5 sport prop. I was worried it might be too heavy but it performed better than I thought it would. I'll include a short vid of a take off, fast fly by, vertical and landing. The prop makes a much different noise and landings are hotter than I'd like. Even with the battery way back in it's slot I found I needed more up elevator for flare and cruising. A bit of trimming would've helped.
A couple of negatives. Firstly, a minor one perhaps, the spinner wont fit this or an 8x6E prop that's now fitted to my sons plane. Haven't tested it yet. From someone elses post about landing and whether flaps would help, I took note of someone advising that an idle throttle setting will slow the plane down compared to throttle off and windmilling. I've found this to be immensely helpful for not only this but all my planes. I've been leaving power on for landings for ages but hadn't quite grasped what was going on till I read that and now have greater control over approach speeds. Anyway, the 8x6 sport prop doesn't pull the Archer up like some others props, IMO. It may take more practise but I'll probably swap it out because a more major issue after some WOT flying mixed in with slow flying was that the lipo has puffed a little. It wasn't hot, just warm. Same as the ESC, no warmer than usual, but I'm assuming the sport prop is asking too much of the lipo. I don't have a watt meter so no figures unfortunately.
So the 8x6E is still to go which there's already good reports. For me I'm probably going to stick with a 7x5 or 7x6 E or SF.
BTW, all props noted above needed slight reaming to fit the prop adapter.
A quick try out of the APC 8x5 sport prop
|Today, 12:27 PM|
United States, CA, San Diego
Joined Oct 2013
Guys, I finally got around to putting my Archer together a couple days ago and have flown it the last two mornings. Overall I love the little plane, convenient size and smooth flyer. Today the wind picked up and it was a little squirrely, which was to be expected.
My only negatives is that power and top end speed were quite a bit worse than I expected based on some of the reports on this thread. It flies very nice and casually at half throttle which is great. But at FOT it doesn't seem to have much zip. And full throttle takeoffs were seriously lacking power too. I may have to do the prop upgrade (APC 8x6E) sooner rather than later. Has anybody had issues with the ESC getting smoked by using this prop? I am a little wary of that tiny little ESC.
The only other issue is wind handling. Would be perfect if you could upgrade to an AS3X or Orange 3d stability receiver but it doesn't look like there is any extra room in the compartment for a bigger receiver.
|Today, 06:08 PM|
Thinking about grabbing one of these and doing a little repaint.
That's just pretty.
Has anyone modded on any wheelpants or added flaps? I know it probably doesn't need flaps but I bet they'd look good.
Do full-scale Cherokees/Archers/Arrows/Warriors/etc have a full-flying h-stab?
|Today, 10:52 PM|
He does state it's full flying earlier too and T-tails are as well. Maybe it's across the board but I don't know. I've been looking for inspiration on a different colour scheme because I'd rather have an inverse scheme then the current one or at least white canopy and tail with some colour at wingtips and underneath. I found that vid a week ago which is good for close up external detail if one wanted to add more detail to their model.
I was going to convert to flaps on my sons plane after his incident up the tree. I found the 6ch rx with end pins too big and the HK 3g servos I had on hand a bit crappy with respect to them operating at different speeds so I gave up and said, let's just fly it as is till it really needs fixing. Just a bit too much foam to remove for my liking just yet though I'd still like to do it eventually. The only flap addition I saw when I was looking it up was this one which looks really good.
Thosmosis, sorry for nit picking but I'd bet my left wingnut that the Cessna pic is the E-do Model 36" 928mm 182. Art-Tech sell a 51" one which looks very different, though same N9258 rego and very similar decals. I only mention it in case the place you might be buying from sells you the wrong one. I've gone through two edomodel ones and ironically, with parkzone archer parts like nosewheel and chrome spinner, dramatically improved the model.
Anyhow, here's the 51" Art Tech one. I've said it before but despite the crowded Cessna market, I'd love to see a Parkzone release a 182 the same size as the Archer.
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