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Old Jun 18, 2011, 05:32 PM
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Thanks for the comments

Covering is in place of the laminate everywhere. Both coverings have foam friendly temps, first time using Ultracote and I'm hooked.

Bottom is the same, but without the decal. I do have some 1/8" Ultracote pinstripe tape in navy blue, not sure what I want to try there.

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Old Jun 19, 2011, 06:55 PM
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Hey,
Can someone tell me if this motor with 8" prop will work, i have them in hand,and a 3S-800mAh battery
just trying to make it nice and light..http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=2069
THanks..
Gary
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Old Jun 19, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Can someone tell me if this motor with 8" prop will work, i have them in hand,and a 800mAh battery
just trying to make it nice and light
Gary, are you asking to possibly mount this on a standard 36" assassin or widowmaker??

I ask because that 1300kv blue wonder clone, while an outstanding motor, is not quite enough ooompff for the avaerage 16 to 18 oz assassin/widowmaker.

Most guys use this recommended motor.

Pat
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 12:15 AM
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That is why i asked the pros, I was hoping it would, but i do have the recommended motor..
Thanks for the help..
Gary
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 12:31 AM
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How many of you guys use the ESC brake function?

I do and the glide seems better (ie, less drag than a windmilling prop). Also, many times, the prop stops in a horizontal position - even with trailing edge for almost no drag.

I'd encourage any of you who are interested to spend the 5 minutes it takes to program it in to your ESC to see if you notice any difference.

Let us know if you get the same results as me.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 09:12 AM
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Hey,
Can someone tell me if this motor with 8" prop will work, i have them in hand,and a 3S-800mAh battery
just trying to make it nice and light..http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...idProduct=2069
THanks..
Gary
It all depends on how you want it to fly. That motor would keep it up but I think you would be disappointed.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 10:12 AM
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It all depends on how you want it to fly. That motor would keep it up but I think you would be disappointed.
Its for my Brother, so i was thinking light and slow, I may just try it and see, its not like it is hard to swap motors....
I would like to just have a trainer for him, would it be a good idea to put fines on it ??
Thanks..
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 03:26 PM
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The Assassin doesn't need fins at all. Fins will just be something to get knocked off or broken. If you build it per the instructions it flies super stable without fins.

The Widowmaker on the other hand does need fins.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 05:39 PM
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Not trying to argue rdbell....it is all opinion based.

I am teaching my neighbor how to fly his Assassin and I put a set of fins on his. It is a unstable at slow speeds, especially for someone who has never flown a delta wing. Beginner flyers think that they need to slow down when they see a little tail wag(yaw), when actually they need to speed up. I would recommend a set of fins until the person gets the hang of it. Lee and a few of us discussed this a few days ago about who liked fins with the Assassin, etc. I agree the Assassin is super stable, but it needs a little speed for the cambered cuts to create enough force to hold it steady. The fins will work with a single piece of scotch tape holding them on. I think the Assassin kits actually come with optional fins in the box now. Just my opinion.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 05:46 PM
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I'm a fin fan. Especially for a trainer. Helps give another point of reference for orientation.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 06:31 PM
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OK,
So what are u using for the fines??
Thanks Gary
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 07:10 PM
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I use coroplast and tape 'em on with extreme tape.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2961

You can make 'em out of anything. Plastic notebook material works pretty well if you can find one thick enough.
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 07:14 PM
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i use coroplast and tape 'em on with extreme tape.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2961

you can make 'em out of anything. Plastic notebook material works pretty well if you can find one thick enough.
cool,
thank you...
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 07:22 PM
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Ron was visiting from Texas and I had my camera and he wanted to make a video for Doug and Elmer to tell them about the Widowmaker.

Ron's reaction to flying a Widowmaker. (3 min 5 sec)
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Old Jun 20, 2011, 09:51 PM
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Not trying to argue rdbell....it is all opinion based.
No problem. You're right. It is totally up to the individual. I should've elaborated more but I was at work. I just really like the finless-ness(?) of the assassin!

It's great either way.

It wouldn't be a bad idea to build it with the cutouts and use fins too so you have the option of taking the fins off later when you get comfortable.
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