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Old Nov 17, 2014, 03:59 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys.

I did think that the motor might be a tad small to be honest.
The model, either the Wind or something else will be a pressie to myself with a little help from my lovely GF.

Exactly a year ago today I suffered a heart attack and was rushed to hospital where I remained for 7 days. Being a smoker of 40+ years was the main cause and I told myself "no more fags" while in transit to the hospital.

So, here I am now, a non smoker for one whole year and very pleased with my achievement. The deal with my GF was that any money I saved through not smoking could be used to fund this wonderful hobby. I did dabble with the idea of buying the Sebart PC-21 but investing so much in one model is somewhat frightening to say the least, which brings me nicely back to the Wind S50e.

Methinks more motor investigations need to be undertaken.

Cheers,

Steve.
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 08:15 AM
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This plane is such a great flyer with the stock setup, you would miss out with that motor. This is absolutely the hands down best flying plane I own. After 50+ years of RC, that's saying a lot.

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Old Nov 20, 2014, 07:39 AM
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After an 18 year sabbatical, I am back into RC planes and my first love Pattern flying. My first plane was Great Planes Revolver 70 with a Rim Fire motor. Flies great but not a pattern plane. FedEx says that my Wind S will arrive tomorrow. I ordered the yellow and black from Jason who was very helpful. I read through the entire thread and found lots of good info here. Here is my equipment. Any response would be greatly appreciated.

Hacker A50-16S
Castle Creations Talon 90
Mini servos are Hitek 5245 Digital
Aileron and rudder servos Hitel HS 8775 MG digital
Spektrum DX6 radio

I have read the forum start to finish. One area of concern is the mixing the book calls for. Any suggestions as to a good place to go for help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old Nov 20, 2014, 09:00 AM
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I would try it without the mixing and see what you think. It's a great flying plane.
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Old Nov 20, 2014, 03:03 PM
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Mixing is a matter of how you think the plane is reacting to your input. The plane will not crash if you don't mix. The mixing suggested probably suits Silvestri's flying and feel of the plane. I do not mix but then my flying is such I wouldn't know the difference anyway. It is the same with the suggested dual rates. I started lower than suggested and have gradually changed them until I feel comfortable. If you asked me what they are now I couldn't tell you.

It is a great flying plane. Be gentle on landings as the under carriage legs are very soft and it is easy to bend them and take out a prop. Unfortunately CF legs available on line are too stiff and I have wrecked the support when I turned hard at the end of the runway so as not to go on the grass. I caught one leg on the runway edge and ripped the leg off. I went back to the aluminium and having to straighten them occasionally.

An interesting observation is when I approach my club I can be a mile away and I know when a friend is flying his Wind. It has an imposing but calm presence in the sky.
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