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Old Nov 27, 2012, 09:59 PM
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On what motor?
On a Motrolfly 4330 wound to 216kv running 12s
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Old Nov 27, 2012, 10:56 PM
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A bad day that could have been worse!

This was a BAD DAY that could have been WORSE! I was in the air flying and about 30 Sec after I did a Knife Edge Spin and my Elevator Spar broke away from the right side of my elevator and caused my plane to go into the ground and full speed! I can not believe how tough these planes really are. How many of you have had this happen???
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 12:36 AM
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That is so freaking lucky! I can't believe you mostly dodged damage with a crash like that.

I had a landing with my 70" slick where I ran it out of gas and had to ditch it in the wash next to the runway. All the damage it took was a little crack in the LG. I filled it up and flew some more. Amazing! Yours sounds much more severe than mine was but I agree... these planes are tough!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 01:04 AM
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Yeah My plane hit the ground at close to full throttle because I was unaware what was going on so when it did its loop of shame I layed into throttle. It actually hit in the field that had just been ripped from having Corn in it some I am sure that it helped absorbe some of the impact.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:45 AM
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You know you could take the extra weights out of your plane if you put the rudder servo in the tail. There is a spot for it back there. Glad to see there wasn't much damage. You got lucky
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:58 AM
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Ahaha are you free this weekend? That would make the next plane choice a thousand times easier
not necessarily.....
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:03 AM
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brathanke, stick 2 ounces of lead in the tail and see how it flies. Much easier and cheaper than adding the servo first. Just tape it on with some scotch tape.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:10 AM
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brathanke, stick 2 ounces of lead in the tail and see how it flies. Much easier and cheaper than adding the servo first. Just tape it on with some scotch tape.
Hey, It's pretty weird but 2 oz of lead will cost me more than a servo right now since the servo is on-hand and the lead isn't I was thinking I'd use a bit of packing tape and stick the servo on right where it would go.

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:23 AM
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well, in that case....

what are you waiting on?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 10:34 AM
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A new canopy and for the semester to end
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Hey, It's pretty weird but 2 oz of lead will cost me more than a servo right now since the servo is on-hand and the lead isn't I was thinking I'd use a bit of packing tape and stick the servo on right where it would go.

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nuts, bolts, anything for weight. if the servo falls off in air, then it becomes expensive!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:44 PM
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since august my slick is just standing... im reaaaaallly thinking of electrifying it... but im wondering, what must i do to store my os gt33? (waiting for aeroworks 30cc ultimate or me getting a car! )

and will motorbox extension from edge/velox would fit on slick or better to go with looooong standoffs?
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Edge might...Velox will not, completely different...

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:18 PM
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Edge might...Velox will not, completely different...

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thanks!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Sad thing is that motor is very inefficient at that power level. My motrolfly 4325 at 2500watts produced just as much power but didn't get as hot. Now the motrolfly 5320 pulls 2960watts but produces a ton more power than either of the other two and has no heat issues. I get 6.25 minute flight times on gen ace 4k lipos
I guess I should have held off on my 4325 for that new 5230. So far I've had no temp problems with my 4325 but then again it's been cold. I guess I will know come June.
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