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Old Jan 13, 2009, 06:10 PM
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Silverlit Boeing 737 with Steering nose gear + Titan Fans + elevons + Videos

Just ordered one of these. I have wanted one for a good while and forgot about but then a link was posted in another thread and so I checked it out. Liked what I saw and ordered it. I like the idea of a small 20'' wingspan EPP foam airliner. Being that its made by Silverlit helps..........http://www.hobbytron.com/Boeing737Du...CAirplane.html

in the pics below..there seems to be two variants of this plane

50mm fans swap... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=111

Delta wing Stabilizers.. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=114

Flight video...http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=137

Steering Nose gear mod starts here
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=144
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:18 PM
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2 or 3 channels?
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:47 PM
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Its a 2 channel differential thrust plane.

Silverlit Boeing 737 Modified (1 min 11 sec)
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 07:55 PM
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I think MSnyder has one of these,be careful as the jst connectors are reversed so be careful before you stick a Li-Po in it.Supposed to fly pretty good,but it makes wide turns.

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Old Jan 13, 2009, 08:10 PM
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Nice thing about this plane is it will run off a small 3 cell lipo. I'm sure just adding a lipo will be all it really needs. Of course you could add delta wing setup landing gear but well see. I will probably add landing gear to start and see how that goes as I always fly at the mall. I have successfully flown a 2 channel Air Raptor modded with wheels at the mall so I will try the same thing with this plane. Ultimately, I will mod it with full flying stabs with delta wing setup.


Interesting specs...

Speed: 90 mph
Weight: 6.2 oz including Flight Battery
Colors: Dark and Light Blue Trim
Length: 21 Inches
Wingspan: 20 Inches
Frequency: 27MHz Bands A, B, and C

Includes....

Boeing 737 Ducted Fan Jet Airliner RC Airplane
Rechargeable Flight Battery :High Capacity 9.6V NiMH
Home Charger and Car Charger ...nice!
90 Minute Peak Charger ...nice!
Instruction Manual
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 08:22 PM
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Silverlit 3 channel Stunt King

Ok..I just stumbled onto this plane....http://www.hobbytron.com/ElectricRCA...King85472.html


Features:

3 Channel Control
Dual Mini Servos
Up, Down, Left, Right, Forward, Rotate
Crash-Resistant EPP Foam

Includes:

Stunt King
3Ch FM Transmitter
9.6v Battery and Charger
Battery Requirements:

8 AA Batteries (Not Included!)
Specifications:

Wingspan: 935mm
Length: 530mm
Flight Time:10-15 min
Flight Speed: up to 22 MPH
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 09:39 PM
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I would like to use that delta setup from the Stunt flyer in the 737 with Flying H-stabs.

Or..ailerons with an elevator..could be done either way with 2 servos and 3 channels.
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 10:16 PM
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$4 3.7 gram servos work great for ailerons with a Y-harness, mounting them inside the engine mounts.

Everything but the elevator servo goes in the wing. On mine, dual ESCs fit in front of the battery (and have airflow) and the elevator servo, receiver and wires mount where the original electronics were.
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 10:30 PM
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You have 5 servos in there! Flaps too? wow..that thing is laid out man..nice job
I like how you did that elevator
I would like to see landing gear, I would trade the flaps for the LG.

I like how this guy WW1rules did the ailerons...only one servo! I think you could slave a steering front wheel off that setup..IDK..I'm just thinking..I will review all data before I make up my mind on how I will do mine..

Ailerons
Flaps?...maybe
elevator
Landing gear with Steering front wheel
Rudder..no
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Old Jan 13, 2009, 11:17 PM
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You have 5 servos in there! Flaps to? wow..that thing is laid out man..nice job
I like how you did that elevator
I would like to see landing gear, I would trade the flaps for the LG.

I like how this guy WW1rules did the ailerons...only one servo! I think you could slave a steering front wheel off that setup..IDK..I'm just thinking..I will review all data before I make up my mind on how I will do mine..

Ailerons
Flaps?...maybe
elevator
Landing gear with Steering front wheel
Rudder..no
Actually the plan was for 7 servos with retracts.

I was putting everything in it with the plan to take out the retracts until I see if it flies.

With dual ESCs and differential thrust, you don't need a rudder or a steerable nosewheel for no real weight penalty. GWS ESC's are $12 so it isn't much more cost more cost wise, but you do need a good radio (which is why I love my DX7's)
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Its a 2 channel differential thrust plane.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGKx9AQ7teg

Flys great!...

In this video, What size lipo are you using?

Oh Yeah!...nice catch!...is that so you don't damage the motor housing/etc?
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Flys great!...

In this video, What size lipo are you using?

Oh Yeah!...nice catch!...is that so you don't damage the motor housing/etc?

Hoverboy..that is not me in the video. I ripped this video from another thread but I believe its a 350mah 3cell lipo.

WW1rules is the pilot in this video.
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Standard connector polarity mod for charger

I'm disappointed that Silverlit choose to make all the connections on this plane non standard polarity. Thats a disaster waiting to happen especially if you are a battery swapper like me. Can you imagine what a 8 cell pack with the wrong polarity would do to the electronics of what ever its plugged into? SMOKE! What a STUPID thing to do Silverlit!
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I think MSnyder has one of these,be careful as the jst connectors are reversed so be careful before you stick a Li-Po in it.Supposed to fly pretty good,but it makes wide turns.

Tim
Yea that sucks, cool plane though.
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