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Old Sep 12, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:07 PM
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70 Velox with a Mintor 22. Got her maidened today... flies like a dream. Mintor needs some tweaking so I'm going to leave the cowl off for now. I LOVE this plane. No trimming needed at all on maiden. Lands like a trainer. I'm very happy!







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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:34 PM
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Excellent!!!! As a "half-arsed" hobby machinist, I really get a kick out of seeing nicely made engines like that, and the Mintor really looks good....If they run as good as they look, they will be outstanding engines....

You also did a very nice job on the install!! Can't wait to see a video!!

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Old Sep 12, 2012, 03:59 PM
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+1 on how good the Mintors look! Is that blue painters tape holding your wires down or something else? Make sure you wrap your ignition wire when you put your cowl on!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 09:02 PM
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Not sure if this is your first gasser or not but Josh has a good point. Tie everything down well!!! Also not trying to offend just offering friendly help, but your motor will run compleatly different when you put on the cowl, i would sugest mount it and tune it with it on.

Have fun with your new bird it a sweet one!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 09:10 PM
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Did you hand start the mintor okay?

Is that the mount that comes with the velox?

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70 Velox with a Mintor 22. Got her maidened today... flies like a dream. Mintor needs some tweaking so I'm going to leave the cowl off for now. I LOVE this plane. No trimming needed at all on maiden. Lands like a trainer. I'm very happy!
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 09:35 PM
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flyboy, I was excited about my maiden too. I didn't need but three clicks of elev. Could you comment on the mintor's perf? I've got my trusty dle 20, and it's not insane power. It's enough. I also have the blue scheme, but don't like that the bottom is similar in color to top, and I feel I must add more color to distinguish top from bottom.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 11:49 PM
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I'm just curious, does anyone have a photo of the 70" Velox beside the 72" Extra? Is it significantly smaller?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 11:57 PM
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I'm just curious, does anyone have a photo of the 70" Velox beside the 72" Extra? Is it significantly smaller?
Some.....Not significantly.....

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Old Sep 13, 2012, 09:48 AM
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I'm just curious, does anyone have a photo of the 70" Velox beside the 72" Extra? Is it significantly smaller?
Hey Chad I was flying both Tuesday, and the Velox has a smaller plane feel to it then the 72. I think the 72 presents in the air bigger b/c of the longer tail moment of the extra. The Velox feels closer to the high 50" class planes to me and I think b/c of how it tumbles and pitches on around on it self. The velox is just so high energy that it feels very different than my 72 and 71. Now I really like taking the 72 up and running slow and point rolls across the field b/c it is very precise, but enjoy the Velox for just wicked tumbles and down low huckin!
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 10:36 AM
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Hey Chad I was flying both Tuesday, and the Velox has a smaller plane feel to it then the 72. I think the 72 presents in the air bigger b/c of the longer tail moment of the extra. The Velox feels closer to the high 50" class planes to me and I think b/c of how it tumbles and pitches on around on it self. The velox is just so high energy that it feels very different than my 72 and 71. Now I really like taking the 72 up and running slow and point rolls across the field b/c it is very precise, but enjoy the Velox for just wicked tumbles and down low huckin!
I really like that description of the Velox. It makes me want one even though I still have a 74 NIB that needs to be built.
Where's the drool emote?
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 01:11 PM
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I think I will pick up a Velox at some point, but if there was a bigger one than 68" I would run to 3DHS (not walk). Its the same size as my H9 funtana that I also have a DLE20 on. Why is it that almost all giant planes out there are Extras, Yaks, Sukhoi, SBACH replica scale models.

How about a GIANT Velox. A GIANT Funtana. A GIANT _________ (fill in the blank). I'm talking 50-100 cc not 30cc.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 01:32 PM
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hooliganpilot, sent ya a PM on the Funtana. THANKS,HUNKUS
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 01:35 PM
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70 Velox with a Mintor 22. Got her maidened today... flies like a dream. Mintor needs some tweaking so I'm going to leave the cowl off for now. I LOVE this plane. No trimming needed at all on maiden. Lands like a trainer. I'm very happy!







That is a beautiful plane and engine combination Flyboy! I hate that I missed seeing you take it out. I'll be looking forward to seeing it at the field soon...
...Maybe this weekend?

Cheers
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Flyboy, I sent you a PM about this weekend.
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