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Old Oct 23, 2013, 06:26 PM
Team Extreme Flight, JR, BandE
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Twisted Hobbies Crack Turbo Beaver

I got my Twisted Hobbies Crack Turbo Beaver a few weeks ago and spent about half the day assembling it but have had many battery packs since enjoying it. Just seeing has anybody else on here gotten one and found the same pleasure I have out of it??? The assembly manual was very detailed and the designer offers an assembly video also so getting it RTF was easy.
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Jeff Williams
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Old Oct 24, 2013, 09:37 PM
Team Extreme Flight, JR, BandE
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Is nobody flying one of these on here? I think this is one of the funnest foamies I have ever had.
Jeff
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 08:31 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1991265 has a lot more info on the CTB
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 03:33 PM
Team Extreme Flight, JR, BandE
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Thanks KeithK I have been on that thread but was just seeing if there are any folks over here flying it. Always hoping to share ideas and stuff with others so thought I would post here. The thing is a blast.
Jeff
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 05:49 PM
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That plane is on my list of planes I want to build this winter for my first 3D plane. Is it tame on low rates?
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 07:59 PM
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That plane is on my list of planes I want to build this winter for my first 3D plane. Is it tame on low rates?
Actually I believe you could train someone on this plane. I am working on a video to show the sport flying qualities of it.
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Old Oct 25, 2013, 08:28 PM
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Actually I believe you could train someone on this plane. I am working on a video to show the sport flying qualities of it.
Jeff
I've seen other videos of it flying, It will be interesting to see yours. I've been thinking about a Multiplex Acromaster but would like something a bit smaller.
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Old Oct 29, 2013, 08:44 PM
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Got some video shot but I just did not like the way it turned out, so will try again the next good weather day. OK, the truth is my wife lost it in the viewfinder too often as I was having her try shooting video a new way, did not work. Bear with me.
Jeff
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 05:44 AM
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Crack Beaver is awesome

Hey Jeff,

I didn't like the CTB much at first, but I'm a little more old school than 3d so when it was nosing up all the time I wasn't quite used that and my brain was thinking it was stalling. Another strange feature is the massive amount of rudder input you need to fly it. Ailerons and elevator is just not enough unless you are moving fast. Now that I've gotten used to it , I love it. With 2S batteries on low rates it's like a trainer. With 3S batteries it can move pretty fast and fly more old school sport style with the real rules of gravity. I did manage to burn up my motor or esc by forgetting to change to a smaller prop (8 X 4.3) however, so now I'm looking at getting a little hotter motor to make it go a little faster. For me the 3s is better for bigger fields and competing with wind and the 2s are great for the back yard and putting around.

So far all I've suffered are easily repairable cracks, but there is an inherent weakness in the wings at the point where the inner part of the ailerons are. This is the thinnest part of the wing and I've cracked this about 5 times now. I finally glued a little piece of EPP foam on the top and some strong light cardboard on the bottom, and haven't had any problems since. A little strip of 1/64th plywood would probably be better.

The CTB is a really fun plane no matter what your style, especially if you love Beavers as much as I do.
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Old Oct 17, 2014, 11:04 AM
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"Eraserfish" I noticed the same thing when I flew my Crack Pitts for the first time. It just wanted to pitch into hover with barely any input. I think that's the point with this 3D flying stuff, something to to do with the neutral balance. I am more of an aerobatic flyer so I solved this tendency by moving the battery forward to make it more "nose heavy" now she flys like I like!
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Old Oct 21, 2014, 02:36 PM
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Here's another good one thats a little bit cheaper and has a full fuse http://www.wmparkflyers.com/highland...9e3b2823bd5cb0
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