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Old Sep 27, 2012, 08:54 PM
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I feel your pain. When I first got into the hobby about 10 years ago, I lost a $200 plane. It took about 6 hours and a friend's 4 wheeler and another friend's trailer to get the 4 wheeler to the fieldof 4' tall grass. And then I went back and forth covering about 5 acres with my daughter on the back as look out. We found it just before sundown.

Since then I put a sticker with my name, address, phone number, and AMA number (It is required by AMA. I belong to AMA for the insurance and follow the AMA park flyer guidelines, religiously.) on everything, TX, planes, chargers, batteries, I also put "REWARD!" on the stickers that I have printed out. Then I cover them with tape to make them a little weather resistant.

You might make some fliers to post around the area and post at some local businesses and at the local hobby store. Who knows it may show up in a month or two.

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I lost it I arrived sunday morning and my assassin was not there anymore
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:00 AM
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Often the wind will do what climbers cannot. We had a plane on top of a warehouse that was too tall to get a ladder up to on a weekend. The next week when the employees were finally in the plane had blown off the roof and was found on the ground by the building.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:21 AM
Planes in flames,,,
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I belong to AMA for the insurance and follow the AMA park flyer guidelines, religiously.)
hahahah- not if you show up to the next sWARm
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:51 AM
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six assasins in night combat

Assassin combat(2) (7 min 18 sec)
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:00 AM
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As I cutted the cores by myself and scratchbuilt it from the zero, the lost feeling is worst, even when you remember that it was flying very well.

I´ll do that: put a sticker with my contacts. The word “REWARD” just like you put (in upper cas) is wonderfull! I´ve never think about that!


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I feel your pain. When I first got into the hobby about 10 years ago, I lost a $200 plane. It took about 6 hours and a friend's 4 wheeler and another friend's trailer to get the 4 wheeler to the fieldof 4' tall grass. And then I went back and forth covering about 5 acres with my daughter on the back as look out. We found it just before sundown.

Since then I put a sticker with my name, address, phone number, and AMA number (It is required by AMA. I belong to AMA for the insurance and follow the AMA park flyer guidelines, religiously.) on everything, TX, planes, chargers, batteries, I also put "REWARD!" on the stickers that I have printed out. Then I cover them with tape to make them a little weather resistant.

You might make some fliers to post around the area and post at some local businesses and at the local hobby store. Who knows it may show up in a month or two.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:12 AM
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I love night flying. Any of you who haven't done it should give it a try. Combat at night is a whole new sport. It is easier to keep track of the other planes but harder to keep track of trees and flyers in the field. Anyone on the field needs a glow stick or flash light that can be seen from the flight line.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 10:14 AM
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We added a few pictures and updated the Assassin and Widowmaker instructions. Please take a look and make a few suggestions on what would have helped you build your plane.

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Old Sep 28, 2012, 11:38 AM
Luis Claudio - Rio - Brazil
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Where is it Lee? I could not find in the first page


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We added a few pictures and updated the Assassin and Widowmaker instructions. Please take a look and make a few suggestions on what would have helped you build your plane.

Thanks

Lee
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 12:00 PM
wait, there was a tree ?!?
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I'm in the process of building an assassin (btw super fast shipping ! that thing was over here in switzerland in 7 days !), I could use some advice regarding the motor angle, is this angle normal or should I correct the mount, maybe with washers ?



Thanks a lot for a short reply.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Motor angle

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I'm in the process of building an assassin (btw super fast shipping ! that thing was over here in switzerland in 7 days !), I could use some advice regarding the motor angle, is this angle normal or should I correct the mount, maybe with washers ?



Thanks a lot for a short reply.
Turn the prop vertical and get it close to 90 degrees of the center line of the core, you already look close though.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 01:45 PM
wait, there was a tree ?!?
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Thank you for the fast reply. I see what I can do to get it right.
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 05:50 PM
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If it needs adjustment, the easiest way is to just bend the steel motor mount, just grab it carefully so that you aren't ripping the screws out of the formica
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Old Sep 28, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Just picked up this SkyArtec BL330 4200KV motor today. Any opinions on whether it can power a Widowmaker?

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Old Sep 28, 2012, 08:33 PM
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Just picked up this SkyArtec BL330 4200KV motor today. Any opinions on whether it can power a Widowmaker?

4200 kv motor of that size would most likely turn a 4-4.5 inch prop on 2s. So, I would say no.
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Old Sep 29, 2012, 02:29 PM
wait, there was a tree ?!?
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so I just finished my first assassin build, it was a lot of fun to build it, hopefully we don't have rain tomorrow I'm rdy to maiden it , made a short slideshow from the build :

CTH Assassin Build - Slideshow (1 min 39 sec)
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