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Old Aug 10, 2009, 06:56 AM
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I presume you flew after the storm blew through... because it was windy as heck the rest of the day. Congrats on the maiden... can't wait to see it in the flesh.
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 12:38 PM
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lol we actually didnt get the storm, but ya it was about 730 and NO wind.

Flew again in prolly 15 mph wind, handles pretty good, but you can def see how much the wind slows it down and speeds it up on up/down wind legs. really need to have the power on during landing..
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 08:43 PM
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where are you guys balancing the plane? something just doesnt seem right with my plane..
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 09:54 AM
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I originally balanced mine at the 90mm indicated in the directions. Found there was alot of down elevator trim for level flight(tail heavy) and plane was a little pitch sensivity. this was most apparent just after takeoff, it would pitch down

I ended up adding about 4oz more nose weight and it flys just fine now, still just alittle down trim in the elevator but the pitch sensivity is gone. Haven't checked to see where the balance point is yet

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Old Aug 12, 2009, 11:17 AM
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ok cool, if you get a chance to check your balance point, lemme know. I have mine probably at 85mm or so.

I know you were working on drop tanks, do you have pictures of that? How has it worked out so far?
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 12:43 PM
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Found a great link showing close-up details of the pick up probes and bomb bay doors:

http://www.oognok.ca/415/415.shtml
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 03:56 PM
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lol thanks, that scoop is way smaller than I thought.

edit: figured out why one wing would always drop. The elevator halves arent exactly lined up. I had bent the joiner wire a little off and tried to correct it. Guess I didnt do a good enough job. Also found out that coordinating the turns better really helps.
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Old Aug 16, 2009, 02:32 AM
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G Day from down under , I just 'found' this thread , I WILL be getting this.....
I just quickly scanned this forum , mostly the pictures , and say that the model boat guys here found that nearly any sort of expanding foam squirted into boats for floatation purposes would actually soak up water like a sponge , IF the water found its way in....some found their boats getting VERY heavy , apparently you need a 'closed cell foam'...most just used pin-pong balls to stop their boat sinking if they hit something at speed....like another boat
Anyway , one of the shops here has advertised the 415 as a 'World Models' brand , not cheep at $500 ozzie dolls . I have already weakened...

Ian
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Old Aug 16, 2009, 07:46 AM
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Ian, which Ozzie Hobby shop was this advertised in? I'm a sitting duck!

Had a very successful day on a yacht with a Seawind. Can you believe, nothing went wrong!?
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Old Aug 16, 2009, 07:50 AM
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I find that difficult to believe , Chief.......

Roj , its on his web site , and he answered me that its not World Models

Ian
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Old Aug 16, 2009, 05:26 PM
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Tooly , as HHQ at Kirrawee , is the importer/wholesaler , why dont you contact them , if they wont sell you one direct , they will tell you who in Sydney you could get one thru
ask for George
Ian
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Old Aug 16, 2009, 05:32 PM
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The engine nacelles are way too big , been stretched for the fuel tanks , I will be sectioning them down to "scale" size......I already have two E-flite power 46 outrunners and have just ordered 3 blade Master props (one pusher) from H/City plus collett 'spinners' for 6mm shafts

Ian
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Old Aug 21, 2009, 08:58 AM
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Got mine today and my friend got one as well , a bit dissapointed with the quality as well as a crease in the side of the cockpit moulding , definatly been ripped off , at $500 Oz dollars , the importers are getting fat in this country....
Anyway will get to it soon , just for others , to set up a twin , both motors feed off the battery in the fuse , connect the main battery to the speedies which are near, and then run 3 long wires to the motors , twisted and sheathed in the new expanding sheating from H City
the bec if you want to use one is off one speedy , the other is disabled
I will be using a seperate 5 cell battery pack to run the radio
dont use expanding foam in the plane anywhere , it soaks up water , the silicone gasket is the way to go
Do treat your radio, speedy, servos , with the RED Corrosion X (i got a friend in the states to send me some)
Aileron differential , coupled rudder-ailerons and flap-elevator mix , is on the cards and might try rudder-motor mix for taxi-ing....
I hope this is of some help to you
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Old Aug 24, 2009, 06:37 AM
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So how about a working water scoop and dump? Can it be done?
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Old Aug 24, 2009, 09:26 AM
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Ya i'm pretty sure it wouldnt be too hard. I eventually would like to put it in mine...
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