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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:18 PM
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I don't own an iron to apply the cover. And I'd rather not buy one just for an Assassin or a Widowmaker build. Is there an alternate method to shrink-wrapping/covering during the build? I own a heat gun. Will that do?
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Buy a $10 iron from your lhs. The covering is what gives the assassin it's strength.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 04:34 PM
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I don't own an iron to apply the cover. And I'd rather not buy one just for an Assassin or a Widowmaker build. Is there an alternate method to shrink-wrapping/covering during the build? I own a heat gun. Will that do?
borrow one or use/borrow a clothes iron from someone. They are handy to have though. I have one already because I have to shrink the covering on my ARF airframes s every so often.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 08:47 PM
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Yeah, they're about $10 or $12, and considering the fact that after you fly an assassin, you'll be hooked, and building another assassin, or a Reaper, or a Titan, or... all of the above... it'll come in handy
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 11:57 PM
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What would be a good motor from HobbyPartz.com for the Assassin/Widowmaker and also the Scythe?

I'm huge fan of Exceed Motors and they're usually my go-to motor choice for parkflyer upgrades. Anyone fly a Crash Test Hobby wing with an Exceed motor?
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:48 AM
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I don't see anything at Hobbypartz that is equivalent to the little red motor. (I admit I did not do an exhaustive search)
The one that I looked at was only rated for 2S. I run 3s...

I have two CTH wings setup with this motor.
http://www.hobbypartz.com/86mb82-3010-1700kv.html
This is basically equivalent to the motors recommended for the Grim Reaper.

There probably isn't a better motor for the Widowmaker than the little red motor...
If you are looking for something that will perform about like the little red motor, look for about about 50 grams, 200 watts and around 1500-1700kv swinging a 7x6 prop (i think the little red motor is a 370 class motor?)

What kind of flying do you want to do?
What's your skill level?
How fast do you want to go?
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:06 AM
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I don't see anything at Hobbypartz that is equivalent to the little red motor. (I admit I did not do an exhaustive search)
The one that I looked at was only rated for 2S. I run 3s...

I have two CTH wings setup with this motor.
http://www.hobbypartz.com/86mb82-3010-1700kv.html
This is basically equivalent to the motors recommended for the Grim Reaper.

There probably isn't a better motor for the Widowmaker than the little red motor...
If you are looking for something that will perform about like the little red motor, look for about about 50 grams, 200 watts and around 1500-1700kv swinging a 7x6 prop (i think the little red motor is a 370 class motor?)

What kind of flying do you want to do?
What's your skill level?
How fast do you want to go?
Thanks for the quick feedback. I think this Exceed RC Rocket 2210-1650KV appears to be the money shot. The 2nd review gives almost identical numbers to what you recommend.

I've only been flying for 6 months. But my Funjet flight count is at 93. Building a Funjet Ultra right now. Thought I'd give a flying wing a try too. Trying to decide between a Pop Wing and a CTH. I've never covered a plane. So that'll be a bit of challenge. But I'd be up for giving it a go!
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:22 AM
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Yeah, that's the motor that I looked at. Only rated for 2S.

Don't let the covering scare you away, It's not that hard. The covering adds a great deal of strength to the airframe.
I've never flown the pop wings before but seen plenty of them fly at our field.
What you won't get with the pop wing is the community support that you get with a CTH wing. I'm a big CTH fan and I am still flying the first combat wing that I built, it's had hundreds of combat hits and likely will take a few hundred more. The Assassin is quite possibly the toughest RC plane on the market. If you plan on flying combat at all the Assassin beats the pop wing hands down. Even if you don't fly combat, the Assassin is such a solid machine it will have you trying things you might never try with another plane
The Widowmaker is about the same size as the Assassin. It won't take the punishment that an Assassin can, but it is a sweet flying plane that loves to glide.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 01:52 AM
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Left coast about three months ago I never covered a plane before and now I am going on my fourth wing from CTH. Get a 20 or cheaper iron and your in business. I also have a HK Bonsai and that I covered with left over from my Assassin, Roswell, and Grim reaper.

When I first maiden the Assassin I crashed hard my first 5 to 7 throws, a few of them were full throttle nose dives due to noob era. After I got her sorted all was well. Tell me what plane or wing can handle that abuse. Any other wing or plane I would be ordering a new plane or parts.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 08:36 AM
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I do have to agree. This plane is pretty darn strong. Last week I was doing low banking passes down the runway. The low wingtip was about 6 inches off the ground. Well, one pass I got a little too low. I caught the left wing tip and the plane smacked into the ground and cartwheeled at about 3/4 throttle. I just picked it up again and threw it in the air.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 10:56 AM
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What would be a good motor from HobbyPartz.com for the Assassin/Widowmaker and also the Scythe?

I'm huge fan of Exceed Motors and they're usually my go-to motor choice for parkflyer upgrades. Anyone fly a Crash Test Hobby wing with an Exceed motor?
The best motor I've flown in the Assassin is the Motrolfly 2210/2200. With a 6x5.5 prop your looking at over 300 watts and 35a....it ROCKS
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 11:31 AM
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The best motor I've flown in the Assassin is the Motrolfly 2210/2200. With a 6x5.5 prop your looking at over 300 watts and 35a....it ROCKS
At $40, the Motorfly motors are entering MicroDan territory. I'm looking for a lower cost option from a US retailer - trying to avoid ordering from HobbyKing's Hong Kong warehouse as much as possible. But I may end up doing so if my stash of Exceed motors don't work out.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 12:35 PM
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The little red motor is available from us based sources, here's one, and I have seen others.

http://www.valuehobby.com/power-syst...outrunner.html
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 03:17 PM
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here's another source http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...ushless/Detail
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