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Old Jul 21, 2014, 11:23 PM
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sorry about the crash....I'm not sure that a test glide without power would have made any difference . Mine glides fine but requires immediate input of down elevator to get it from ballooning on launch. in the above, I suspect down elevator would've have saved the day....it can be held or set up as a mix. I launch parallel to the ground which gives me plenty of time to react.

if you do replace the fuse, I would suggest a light toss and gradual input of power just to get a feel....if there is an experienced pilot nearby have him (or her) fly it. I banged up my first fuselage too, so you're not alone.

couple of things about the replacement fuse - it does not come with rudder hinges or pushrods, so those have to be scavenged.
Fuse is fine. No replacement is needed. The right wing however had to get it's aluminum spar tube re glued back in. Good to go on that. Probably stronger than the china glue that was used.
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Old Jul 21, 2014, 11:32 PM
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Old Jul 22, 2014, 05:38 AM
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Yes, that is what I said, TE of elevator 64mm above bottom of fuselage, measured straight up, my CG was 118mm from LE at wingroot, that was spot on, she shows thermals pretty well, I can bring it more back I guess, but why change it, when it works well.

Did you reinforce the cracks in your cockpit area? Give it some extra matting underneath the rear of the canopy area.
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Problem with the wing construction?

Hi all,

I have just received my brand new Mystique and I am totally giddy :-). I was in electric sail planes about 20 years ago, flying with 8,4 V/20A motors, always fighting to get enough lift. Last year, I decided to reenter the hobby, starting with a Multiplex Solius. I was amazed what difference 11,4V/30A and the light LiPos are making. Starting is really easy now :-). Right after I started with the Solius I began looking for full house planes and the Mystique hit me right between the eyes :-). So when it was available again in Germany this year, I ordered via modellhobby.de, coincidentally now a Horizon Hobby affiliate. Unfortunately, when unpacking I noticed a potential problem with the wings: the prefixed installation slot for the aileron rudder horn and the slot for the linkage are offset by about 2mm (see photo). I phoned my dealer and he recommended to just open the linkage slot by the missing 2mm to avoid binding. What is the community opinion? Could someone from Horizon Hobby comment on that?
Also, I noticed that the motor holder is absolutly massive. It is 5mm thick!I needed different screws for my motor because the originals are only 5mm long. Now I have only about 8mm motor shaft to fix the spinner on. Is this enough or do you think my prop will start flowing away as soon as the motor spins?

Hope you can enlighten me, Christian

p.s.: You might have guessed, English is not my primary language. I hope I did not make too much errors.
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Hi all,

I have just received my brand new Mystique and I am totally giddy :-). I was in electric sail planes about 20 years ago, flying with 8,4 V/20A motors, always fighting to get enough lift. Last year, I decided to reenter the hobby, starting with a Multiplex Solius. I was amazed what difference 11,4V/30A and the light LiPos are making. Starting is really easy now :-). Right after I started with the Solius I began looking for full house planes and the Mystique hit me right between the eyes :-). So when it was available again in Germany this year, I ordered via modellhobby.de, coincidentally now a Horizon Hobby affiliate. Unfortunately, when unpacking I noticed a potential problem with the wings: the prefixed installation slot for the aileron rudder horn and the slot for the linkage are offset by about 2mm (see photo). I phoned my dealer and he recommended to just open the linkage slot by the missing 2mm to avoid binding. What is the community opinion? Could someone from Horizon Hobby comment on that?
Also, I noticed that the motor holder is absolutly massive. It is 5mm thick!I needed different screws for my motor because the originals are only 5mm long. Now I have only about 8mm motor shaft to fix the spinner on. Is this enough or do you think my prop will start flowing away as soon as the motor spins?

Hope you can enlighten me, Christian

p.s.: You might have guessed, English is not my primary language. I hope I did not make too much errors.
You can easily solve that offset with a ball link in the aileron or flap horn, also a better option for the rudder horn.
You have probably an upgraded kit where the motor former is improved.
You will need longer screws, not hard to find in Germany. M3 I believe.

If you are using the stock E-Flite spinner and blades, wich are good quality and deliver all the power you need. 8mm should still be okay, just make sure you tighten it well. Other option is to grind the motor former out and make yourself a carbon version. not hard to do, just a bit more work.
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