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Old Sep 03, 2014, 02:24 PM
Chef Pilot: Planes vs Butter
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I have all the red ARF, still need to put it all together, but need to personalize the paint job first and get Snoopy ready to fly.

The more I read this thread though the more afraid I am becoming with flying this off my local dirt field.
Any recommendations? I hope this isn't too much plane for me. I have flown some warbirds that need to land at speed, (FMS 1400mm P-40 and HK Mosquito) so am getting used to that, much different than my L-4!

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You need plenty of runway to land.
Even if I have her 5 feet off the ground on final at the beginning of the runway, she still needs about 150 to touch down. She comes in that fast.... or maybe it's just me not bleeding off enough speed.
If you can land the P-40, you can land the CW.
and most definitely it's not like an L4 which just floats in.
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 06:10 PM
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1. Land into the wind if you can.
2. Leave the wheel pants off to keep them pretty and to keep them from snagging and or having a pebble get stuck up inside.
3. Add a latch to the hatch or tape it down with painters tape every flight.
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 08:57 PM
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1+ on the hatch latch. They sell these plastic ones at HK and they are really easy to install. I didn't screw mine in like some have. I disassembled the latch and CA'd it in them reassembled it. Works perfect.
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 08:59 PM
Chef Pilot: Planes vs Butter
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I used a servo control horn bolted into the frame as a latch for the hatch.
Costs nothing and works perfectly.
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 09:09 PM
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I used a servo control horn bolted into the frame as a latch for the hatch.
Costs nothing and works perfectly.
Good idea and cost effective.
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Old Sep 03, 2014, 10:34 PM
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+1 on the servo hatch, used some fuel tubing to put over the screw to it has some resistance and holding power.

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I used a servo control horn bolted into the frame as a latch for the hatch.
Costs nothing and works perfectly.
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 12:44 PM
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So the magnets don't hold the latch on? I hate to ruin the nice lines with a latch, but the servo horn idea is pretty nifty!
What about just a few more magnets on the inside?

Thanks!
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 12:49 PM
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The magnets barely hold the hatch on.
It'll fly off 50% of the time if you don't secure it properly.
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Old Sep 04, 2014, 01:06 PM
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I have mine a little hopped up (cobra 1700 with 7 X 9 and TP 2250 45C batteries) and I have never lost the hatch, not even on the hardest turns. Your mileage may vary but I would run yours first before determining that there is a problem.

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Old Sep 04, 2014, 01:28 PM
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And if there is a problem, you'll be out in the field looking for that hatch
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