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Old Sep 14, 2012, 02:15 AM
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So did you let your wife fly it?

No, worse, I was flying! . My esc had a bad reputation for squealing a motor when you try to add power quickly from idle with a freshly charged pack. Happened to a couple of buddies in their 70" planes, but never happened to me. That is until I tried a low altitude wall over a baseball diamond. . Anyhow, the plane flew great and I loved every minute flying it. I got really frustrated with the lack of parts and the explanation given by a Hyperion rep about the lack if parts. I ended up just parking the bird in the attic. Wish I knew how to patch/paint fiberglass. The plane itself is in great shape, hardly any other damage. But there's a new one coming and when I get that one in the air, I'm sure it'll bring a smile to face like the first one did!!!!

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Old Sep 16, 2012, 02:30 PM
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You might try RCDude for parts. I bought a cowl and wheel pants. Too low KE loop. Disappeared behind the trees. etc.
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Old Sep 16, 2012, 02:43 PM
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I'll check them out. Thanks.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 03:21 PM
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I hate you guys....................all this talk and a great price........now I've gone and spent my birthday money on the Samson.
Not knocking any of the other motor brands I just tend to lean towards Hacker Motors. Any suggestions for a Hacker motor and prop combo on 6s batteries?

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 04:22 PM
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Look at the weight and KV of the recommended Hyperion motor and match that close as you can to a Hacker. You should be good. A little heavier is preferred. As the plane is designed for the Hyperion, a longer or shorter motor may require mods.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:07 PM
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I've been busy ... as such, I've finally taken possession of the Samson ii 70e today. Could not get the wings to fit in the trunk of the two-seater. They barely fit inside with the rag top up.

I'm working on the decals/vinyls/graphics so it may be a while before her introduction ...
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 05:40 PM
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I hate you guys....................all this talk and a great price........now I've gone and spent my birthday money on the Samson.
Not knocking any of the other motor brands I just tend to lean towards Hacker Motors. Any suggestions for a Hacker motor and prop combo on 6s batteries?

Thanks,
al
Hacker A60-6XS on 6S would be a match made in heaven for this plane!!! Not inexpensive.....but great motor!!

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 06:23 PM
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I love it when I come home from work and see junk on my porch.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 07:20 PM
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Thanks Steve T,
The motor price is not TOO bad but the CC ICE 120 HV ESC is up there. Kinda strange when the motor/esc is double the price of the plane!

Ah well like my teen daughter says......"YOLO"......"you only live once".

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 10:36 PM
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Wait a 120HV is what I have in my 50cc Extreme Flight Yak on 12S running a Hacker Q80.
No wonder you think it is so expensive. It's the wrong controller. All you need is a 6S 100A controller. You can even get an ICE with a switching, adjustable BEC and save there too.
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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:00 PM
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Thanks Steve T,
The motor price is not TOO bad but the CC ICE 120 HV ESC is up there. Kinda strange when the motor/esc is double the price of the plane!

Ah well like my teen daughter says......"YOLO"......"you only live once".

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Wait a 120HV is what I have in my 50cc Extreme Flight Yak on 12S running a Hacker Q80.
No wonder you think it is so expensive. It's the wrong controller. All you need is a 6S 100A controller. You can even get an ICE with a switching, adjustable BEC and save there too.
Nope....you don't need a 120... I'm sure you know who Joe Smith is (if not go on YouTube and search for him), and he uses the A60-6XS with Ice100's in quite a few of his planes.

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Old Sep 19, 2012, 11:45 PM
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While waiting for motor, decals, etc. I dry-fitted the parts and she's puuurrrrrrrty.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 12:31 AM
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While waiting for motor, decals, etc. I dry-fitted the parts and she's puuurrrrrrrty.
Yes she is.....just DO NOT believe the suggested CG....make sure you have it at least 3/8" to 1/2" forward of where they say for the first flight.....

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Old Sep 20, 2012, 02:56 AM
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Hacker A60-6XS on 6S would be a match made in heaven for this plane!!! Not inexpensive.....but great motor!!

SteveT
What size prop are you running with the 6XS? I was looking at the A60XS's but at a higher kv to try to limit the prop size to 18 or 19 inches.
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Old Sep 20, 2012, 03:15 AM
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What size prop are you running with the 6XS? I was looking at the A60XS's but at a higher kv to try to limit the prop size to 18 or 19 inches.
Then with the brand new A60-5XS, you can run an 18X8 Xoar, though probably not an APC. I run a 20X10 on my A60-6XS. And it pulls a 3D Hobby Shop 71" Slick with authority....

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