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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:32 PM
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Good Grief! And is that your ESC mounted atop the wing, for cooling I'd presume? Looks LiPo -- what in the heck happened??
No, that's a Spektrum Satellite Rx on top...It was a LiPo fire. As soon as I Plugged in the 3s it just cooked off? The only thing I can think that might have caused this is the balance tap shorted on the top the metal ESC? But who knows? Still waiting for the FAA and the NTSB reports to come back... Lol...
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:55 PM
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Did your plane trim neutral David? is the airframe straight. And is a rubber cement used on the Blaze?
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:03 PM
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I had one puff instantly on hookup, about a month ago, in my Calypso. Had already made 2 flights with no bumps or bruises, took a break, went to hook up & magic smoke appeared!
Noted - instead of 'handshake' beeps, the motor started jerking around slowly & making an actual gagging/hacking sound coinciding with the jerks. Luckily I still had the XT60's in hand so yanked 'em apart before more serious damage could occur, but just those couple seconds destroyed a 2200 NanoTech with only 3 charges on it. Thinking the LiPo wiring had shorted or something, I put in another & felt it immediately starting to swell, so yanked it out. Turns out it was a defective ESC.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:03 PM
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Received Dynamic-S from HK last night ... wing tips cracked and bent as many of you have mentioned.

More disturbing is prop shaft arrived broken off. Anyone know how to replace this? I can't figure out how to take the prop cone apart to get at the metal piece. Thanks
i cant remember if the motor is the same size between the blaze and d-s but if it is and you need a replacement shaft let me know.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:09 PM
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Did your plane trim neutral David? is the airframe straight. And is a rubber cement used on the Blaze?
dont know if you question was specifically for david but i have the blaze and out of the box it needed 2 clicks or so right trim, the airframe was straight, and it uses some sort of flexible white adhesive. not terribly strong or sticky. easy to peel off.
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 07:46 PM
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dont know if you question was specifically for david but i have the blaze and out of the box it needed 2 clicks or so right trim, the airframe was straight, and it uses some sort of flexible white adhesive. not terribly strong or sticky. easy to peel off.
Ok, have only seen the D-S, which was quite bad for trim, one up for the blaze. Don't like that white silicon type adhesive personally. Essentially they are both oranges though, if you were to include the multiplex blizzard would you have an apple?
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 08:35 PM
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Thanks to those who have replied. Like Johnwohl only a couple of clicks and the Blaze was right. I'll have a look at the gluing but no problems I can see other than that I felt the Tail end could have been a little too flexible from side to side. This was solved by running a length of 18mm glass strapping the full length of the fus' and around the end. So far no problems.

As for the Blizzard this is a different ball of wax. It is distinctly intended to run with more power and faster. Because of this I'm sure anyone who has been interested will know of the strapping "upgrade" that Multiplex recommend to increase rigidity. This is one of the first times I can recall of such an upgrade to one of their aircraft (maybe I'm wrong) but although I know of a couple of Blizzard fliers both show some respect during flight.

At the price here in Oz I feel that if considering more of a speed beast I think I'd pay the little extra price a buy warmliner glass from the get go.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 11:16 PM
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Ok, have only seen the D-S, which was quite bad for trim, one up for the blaze. Don't like that white silicon type adhesive personally. Essentially they are both oranges though, if you were to include the multiplex blizzard would you have an apple?
I agree with david. The Blizzard is a different plane. It's a bit smaller I think but more importantly, it's got a lot more reinforcement in the form of fiberglass wire embedded in multiple places (which I hear is quite tedious to put in). Also the recommended multiplex power pack seems like it would make the Blizzard quite a zippy aircraft indeed. Not to mention the price all up is quite a bit more than these planes.
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 05:28 AM
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Wondering if anyone has tried using a Dy-S replacement fuselage for the Blaze airframe & how'd the fit go? Interchangeable?
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 07:20 AM
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Wondering if anyone has tried using a Dy-S replacement fuselage for the Blaze airframe & how'd the fit go? Interchangeable?
Yep. Works. Tail mount area a bit different but still works.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:33 PM
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Yep. Works. Tail mount area a bit different but still works.
good to know. my fuse is really beat all to heck under the wings.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 10:42 PM
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good to know. my fuse is really beat all to heck under the wings.
Good timing on these comments: I clipped a treetop today at a particularly impressive rate of speed. I think I damaged the tree as much as it hurt my beloved D-S... but they both lost the battle. The plane cartwheeled into the grass from about ... 25 feet? Wing dings, cracks, and piercings in various places. Fuse cracked around the wing mounts, and nose almost torn free.

I'm trying to fix it this evening. If it doesn't come together nicely, I'll be hunting for spare parts.

I seem to have a persistent problem with depth-perception.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 11:41 PM
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......... I think I damaged the tree as much as it hurt my beloved D-S... but they both lost the battle. ......
How did you damage the tree....got the chainsaw out
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:29 AM
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How did you damage the tree....got the chainsaw out
Ha! I'd like to take a chainsaw to it, but the plane got its own revenge. It was moving so fast (bottom of a power dive) that it broke off branches on its way through. When I went to pick it up, I had to pull them from its wings.

It's past midnight now... and I work tomorrow... but it's all fixed! The wing is looking a little "seasoned", but the fuse looks surprisingly good (considering the nose was drooping about 45 degrees when I first found it).

Powered up, tested, and ready for another round -- that is one tough airframe.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 04:49 AM
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Takes a licksing & KEEPS ON a-BIXING!!
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