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Old Jan 29, 2012, 04:53 AM
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No i dont have the retracts for it yet,just fixed gear..
when i do order them and put them on, should be good for 109-110mph flat!
That is Excellent !


I have a Voltron GPS and speed gun so will do some runs once the weather here improves.

Got to 42.5 C yesterday

I have also noticed the red colour or paint is flaking off my Scimitar. Only a small amount so far
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 06:57 AM
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That is Excellent !


I have a Voltron GPS and speed gun so will do some runs once the weather here improves.

Got to 42.5 C yesterday

I have also noticed the red colour or paint is flaking off my Scimitar. Only a small amount so far
the fit and finish on all of my Horizon planes has been nothing short of superb, sorry to hear your luck
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 08:46 AM
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the fit and finish on all of my Horizon planes has been nothing short of superb, sorry to hear your luck

Im not complaining as the plane looks excellent

just one spot about 3 mm in diameter.

red artliner fixed it
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 04:31 PM
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yea... everywhere you hold it... the red comes off... it's happening to mine also
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:36 PM
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I'm using the downloaded program for my DX8. Is there a way to assign the vectoring servo to a switch so that it can be turned on and off at will? Or would the prop hit the rudder if it didn't move in consort?
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 07:42 PM
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your right mix switch should activate and deactivate the thrust vectoring ( the Rudder Dual Rate switch I do believe )
I downloaded the programming for my DX8 and that's where I saw it was set up.
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 09:08 PM
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Thanks. I'll give it a try. When I was playing with it, I couldn't find a switch that seemed to turn it off.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 04:08 AM
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I'm using the downloaded program for my DX8. Is there a way to assign the vectoring servo to a switch so that it can be turned on and off at will? Or would the prop hit the rudder if it didn't move in consort?
I downloaded the file for my DX8, on/off is on the mix,and hold switch,
to turn VT, off and on!
hope this helps!
Dan
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 10:04 AM
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your right mix switch should activate and deactivate the thrust vectoring ( the Rudder Dual Rate switch I do believe )
I downloaded the programming for my DX8 and that's where I saw it was set up.
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I downloaded the file for my DX8, on/off is on the mix,and hold switch,
to turn VT, off and on!
hope this helps!
Dan
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Yes, thanks to both. Indeed, it is the "mix/hold" switch.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 10:26 AM
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yea... everywhere you hold it... the red comes off... it's happening to mine also
+1 Same here. I think they had the same problem with the original Parkzone T-28. I've been using a red sharpie pen which matches fairly close. I considered using WBPU to seal it but given the speed/weight concern I've held off on doing that.
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 11:28 PM
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I maidened mine yesterday.
All stock.
First flight was great! I took it easy and got her trimmed nicely.

Flight number two saw it start to lift off and then it nosed in hard. The right elevon hinge let loose!!! What's that about?!?
It tore up the nose, the front retract, and the canopy, besides the right wing hinge.

I posted this on the Horizon website's field service area with pictures. No response, yet.

The hinge is rather flimsy, held on the ends by small pieces of plastic glued in the foam. The plastic pieces in between don't go all the way around the hinge rod.

You all should check your elevon hinges on the ends to make sure they aren't pulling out of the foam!

It will be interesting if Horizon takes care of any of this. I have never asked for warranty anything before. In my mind, there is no excuse for the hinge letting loose like that, though.

I never even got a chance to try a boomerang!
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 06:46 AM
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I maidened mine yesterday.
All stock.
First flight was great! I took it easy and got her trimmed nicely.

Flight number two saw it start to lift off and then it nosed in hard. The right elevon hinge let loose!!! What's that about?!?
It tore up the nose, the front retract, and the canopy, besides the right wing hinge.

I posted this on the Horizon website's field service area with pictures. No response, yet.

The hinge is rather flimsy, held on the ends by small pieces of plastic glued in the foam. The plastic pieces in between don't go all the way around the hinge rod.

You all should check your elevon hinges on the ends to make sure they aren't pulling out of the foam!

It will be interesting if Horizon takes care of any of this. I have never asked for warranty anything before. In my mind, there is no excuse for the hinge letting loose like that, though.

I never even got a chance to try a boomerang!
Kent
So does the rod have to fall out of the end of wing?

So what do you think should I put some fibreglass tape over the ends or a little hot glue?

Hopefully got my maiden flight tomorrow afternoon or the next day. Very few decent flying days here in Perth atm. Had a total Fire Ban today which means no model flying at my local field.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 07:19 AM
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When I crashed mine the elevrons popped off but I just snapped them back on and have had 10 or so flights since with out issue.
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 07:25 AM
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When I crashed mine the elevrons popped off but I just snapped them back on and have had 10 or so flights since with out issue.
What do you mean by Popped off?
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Old Jan 31, 2012, 01:03 PM
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they snap on and off with a screw on each end to secure. when i crashed mine(second flight as well coincidentally)the elevon flew off as well, but i am led to beleive it was purely from impact.
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