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Old Feb 22, 2015, 08:56 PM
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Silly question. What size Allen head are the wing bolts? I want to get a good driver where The will be removed so often.

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Old Feb 22, 2015, 11:11 PM
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I love my MIP brand driver. Very good quality.


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Silly question. What size Allen head are the wing bolts? I want to get a good driver where The will be removed so often.

Thanks all
George
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 03:06 PM
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Thinking about getting one of these

What's the flight Time on this on a 3s 2200 flying hard ?
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 03:24 PM
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I get about 4 minutes on 3 year old 2200mah turnagy packs. My brain is usually ready to land at 3 minutes

I always land at close to 3.8V per cell.

This is mixed throttle. I do a few passes with zero stick mixed in (flat glide flyby), and some hard 45degree dives with full throttle.
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 03:29 PM
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What gear you running atkin?

You think your gettin 130 mph?
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Old Feb 26, 2015, 04:19 PM
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cheap gear. just a YEP 60A esc and this cheap Hobbyking motor:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Inrunner.html

I get around 130 in dives. I think I need new batteries. I've only tried the iphone doppler app to clock it.

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You think your gettin 130 mph?
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Old Mar 30, 2015, 08:42 AM
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Maiden

What a fun machine. A few weeks ago the skies cleared, the winds died and I was off from work - what a perfect opportunity to take this beauty up for her first flight. The maiden was spectacular - it was the first model to fly truly hands off for me. Tracked straight and true. After about 2.5 minutes of flying on a 2S 2200 nano-tech I felt it was time for the first landing. Set up a long 180 and she came in nice and easy.

The second flight was just as great... until it was time to land! Due to the small size of this model, I misjudged the base turn and the left wing clipped the top of a pine tree. I was trying to keep the Rifle low so I wouldn't be high and fast. The plane hit an upper branch but then fell straight to the ground damaging the nose. It was cracked in the "canopy" area and wouldn't be tough to fix.

Here's a few pictures of my Rifle after the crash and during the repairs. A few layers of cloth on the inside and a little repair of the gel coat and she is good to go. I found some Krylon gray that was a very close match.

Can't wait to fly it again!
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Old Mar 31, 2015, 09:37 AM
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Hellos "swill."

Thank you for your report and I'm glad you have enjoyed your Rifle 1M so far, but I hope you can keep it out of the trees!

I'm glad you were able to get it repaired and I hope you continue to enjoy many more flights.

It's quite embarrassing to comment in this thread when there are still none in stock and have not been in stock for quite some time, but there were a few emails "flying around" here at Hobbico yesterday when I made another inquiry and I am hoping the situation will finally be addressed. Still, I do not predict any Rifle 1M's shipping again until June at the earliest.

Tim
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I plan to take mine to SEFF this year and fly it during the 100+ mph speed events. Hope to see you there.
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Old Apr 01, 2015, 08:56 AM
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I plan to take mine to SEFF this year and fly it during the 100+ mph speed events. Hope to see you there.
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Sure thing Mike!

We had our SEFF meeting yesterday and I'll be bringing my Rifle 1M. See you then, then!

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Sure thing Mike!

We had our SEFF meeting yesterday and I'll be bringing my Rifle 1M. See you then, then!

Tim
That's great news! Just a few more weeks.....

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