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Old Yesterday, 02:39 PM
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There's one of our members has this bird and he flys it on 6S 4000 getting an easy 10 minutes. So one could go smaller batt. Flys great w/ lots of jam unlimited vertical and an all around smooth flyer. Planning to get one myself but already invested in 5S 4500 batteries and don't want to get 6S as well. We tried my 5S battery w/ stock prop in the plane and it does very well with unlimited vertical as well but its a little slower. Otherwise flys just fine. Would changing prop pitch to a14X8 improve performance. It appears the ESC is on the edge going WOT. Going to 15 size prop is bit of a problem as the stock 14 already strikes grass quite easily unless you have perfect landings. The gear flexes quite a bit on our grass.
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Old Yesterday, 02:55 PM
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It is just a wire gear, you could bend a new gear for the extra prop diameter.
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Absolutely right. Easy solution. Sometimes one doesn't see the trees for the forest.
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Or bigger wheels
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Or bigger wheels
Or cut the lawn lower.
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Old Today, 06:59 AM
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REMOVE THE WHEEL PANTS AND TURN THE GEAR WIRE AROUND 180*. This
will raise your prop up, and give you really nice takeoff and landing stability.

You will need four wheel collets, like the ones i stole from my carbon z cub hardware
bag. You could also go from the stock 2 1/4 wheels to 3 1/4 and gain an inch there also.
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Old Today, 09:39 AM
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Changing wheels to 1" larger diameter will only be a 1/2". I don't like this bird getting any more weight in front of the CG, it doesn't track as well nose heavy in my opinion.
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Old Today, 10:35 AM
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Changing wheels to 1" larger diameter will only be a 1/2". I don't like this bird getting any more weight in front of the CG, it doesn't track as well nose heavy in my opinion.

You might be able to make it lighter by taking the pants off and using lighter wheels.
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Old Today, 10:58 AM
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You might be able to make it lighter by taking the pants off and using lighter wheels.
I find that this plane lands like a dream with the wheels in their original configuration on a hard surface (dirt or pavement), grass might be problematic though.

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Old Today, 11:10 AM
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I find that this plane lands like a dream with the wheels in their original configuration on a hard surface (dirt or pavement), grass might be problematic though.

Jim
I agree, but people like to change and try different approaches for their specific field or equipment.
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I agree, but people like to change and try different approaches for their specific field or equipment.
Yep--I pulled the wheel pants to keep the occasional tumbleweed from snagging

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