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Old Jun 27, 2012, 05:07 AM
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Thanks! Yeah, it wasn't too bad so I just patched it up. Had two great flights last night, tho still can't orient it in the sky very well. Happened into a high alpha maneuver by chance when using the 2200 (and a rock as ballast), was 20g lighter than the 3000mah batt
I fly only with 2250mah batteries and it does the high alpha at 70 or 80 degrees well. Several batteries makes the shorter flight times a non issue. Almost hovers vertically and would do if I removed the landing gear. Single nozzle might make it difficult to stop roll though. I did paint an off white strip on the bottom to help with orientation on my first one.
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Old Jun 28, 2012, 02:59 PM
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 03:07 AM
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Ok, finally got some video… Sorry it's un-edited...but still pretty good I think! I have to say after eight flights that it was worth it, although the build was loooong! Tell me what you think, and what my estimated speed is. Thanks!

70mm Freewing F -- 35 w/ thrust vectoring (3 min 19 sec)
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 12:48 PM
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Nice video. No retracts on yours? It sure is a lot of fun to fly isn't it.
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Old Jul 01, 2012, 02:21 PM
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Nice video. No retracts on yours? It sure is a lot of fun to fly isn't it.
Yes, I put electric retracts in for the mains but left the nose gear mechanical, and to my surprise it's only collapsed once! (on the maiden of course!!) it will be replaced with a servoless electric one as soon as I get some cash.
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Old Aug 12, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Looking for a brand new fuselage only. Lee
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Old Aug 13, 2012, 09:42 AM
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Electric Retracts

Thats it! ... I have had it with these stock retracts.!!! I know a lot of you guys are putting electric retracts in this model. Can someone here please recommend some elec. retracts that are dependable and economical. If I have to get some e-flite elec. retracts than I will, but I would like a more economical option if it is available. Thanks guys.
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Old Aug 13, 2012, 12:10 PM
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x-flight as a good set for a cheap price.
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Old Aug 13, 2012, 06:28 PM
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only bad item on this plane

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x-flight as a good set for a cheap price.
Retracts, they do suck but if you come in on them like a feather they do work well. They cant handle a hard landing too many times, the retract will break.
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Old Aug 14, 2012, 07:48 PM
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I use these...
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5F18%5F8g.html

But for the price, I would recommend these
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...%5Fetc%5F.html

Never had a problem with anything I purchased from Hobby King so far
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 07:07 PM
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F35 Lightning Freewing II thrust vectoring

Hey i just got the plane, maidened it, and had a problem with it.
-plane has all stock materials
-servos, motor, ESC, RX, TX, everything.
I got the plane off of BH and on my first maiden, the plane took off and it couldnt fly straight and level, it porpoised very violently and sometimes fliped over on itself, The CG shudnt be an issue becaiuse it has a designated battery spot on it. It landed fine but has anyone ever had an issue with this? it would be great to hear your opinions on this.

-THx RCE
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Old Aug 15, 2012, 09:41 PM
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Did you actually check where the CG was compared to where it is supposed to be according to the instructions?
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Did you actually check where the CG was compared to where it is supposed to be according to the instructions?
Like he said actually check CG , turn of thrust vectoring until all trimmed out. Lastly check position of tv nosels mine was a bit (upthrust) and it made for one interesting flight. It also kept wanting to flip every time I gave it throttle.
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Old Aug 16, 2012, 03:25 PM
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Yeah mine just wanted to keep fliping downwards doesnt seem as if the TV nozzle is turned down.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 01:02 PM
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I got the plane off of BH and on my first maiden, the plane took off and it couldnt fly straight ...

-THx RCE
** Who is BH ?

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