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Old Aug 17, 2011, 07:02 PM
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Well, aren't I a lucky boy!

The subject Super Cheetah is now in my hands having been fortunate enough to spot this one in the FS/W area a couple of weeks ago and pulled the trigger before anyone else did. Here she is RTF at 52.4 ounces. The wing-mounted HS-81 servos make this a perfect plane for airbrake programming when landing those short, tight LZs! Ain't she gorgeous?

Thanks, Eric!

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Old Aug 17, 2011, 07:29 PM
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Mark, I can almost guarantee you that she will become your go-to plane. Shes fast and SUPER stable and if you come in hard, even cartwheel, no problem. Excellent model and builder as well as being quite a looker. Congrats!

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Old Aug 17, 2011, 08:38 PM
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Didnt take you long MW to get here RTF... Glad to see it went to a happy hanger.

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Old Aug 17, 2011, 10:46 PM
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The wind wasn't the best today but I took a late sprint over Torrey for a remaiden. Usually the wind dies by just after five pm but it was still running 8-9 at 290 when I got there. The small windsock was flying ok so I made sure everything was moving correcly and heaved the Super Cheetah out over the bluff. A quick trim flight and back in for an easy landing to adjust linkages and back out again. This plane flies like it's on the proverbial rails even in the light lift. It indeed will always be along when I go flying. One thing though...

I've got a heckuva knot on the front of my left ankle. When you land one of these planes and haul in the airbrake a little too soon, go ahead and jump over it when it's sliding towards you in a hurry. Trying to stop it like a foamy with your ankle hurts like hell.

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Old Aug 18, 2011, 01:42 AM
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Awesome Mark... Super Cheetah's are great Touch and Go planes arent they! More fun than a foamy any day LOL. Put some ice on the ankle and toss her again soon... Video maybe???

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Hope you guys are happy! Seeing this thread made me pull out my old Cheetah again. :-)
Thinking she needs a new wing though.

Mokulele808,
I like the servo pockets you used in your wing. Where did you find those? I buried mine directly in the foam originally and it didnt hold up as well as I might have hoped.
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8.79 for a pair from Omni Models. I used Z bends but if had to do it again, I would have used clevises on the servo arms as well because the Z bends scraped against the covers. I used HS-82MGs for ailerons and programmed spoilerons which worked great.

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Hope you guys are happy! Seeing this thread made me pull out my old Cheetah again. :-)
Thinking she needs a new wing though.

Mokulele808,
I like the servo pockets you used in your wing. Where did you find those? I buried mine directly in the foam originally and it didnt hold up as well as I might have hoped.
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