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Old Nov 20, 2011, 09:08 AM
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First of all, this was my 2010 ETOC freestyle airplane. Honestly there's not much special to it. The entire airplane is milled. Almost all the carbon is micro-tube with a little bit of .020" rod. It has relatively little carbon compared to my newer plane and one less servo, hence the weight difference. The airplane has a nice light airbrush paint job. It has all Futaba S3114 and S3154 servos, hardly the lightest choice but the best servos in my opinion. A Futaba 6106 receiver, Castle Phoenix 10 ESC, Hacker A10-9L, Thunder Power 2S 325mah 65C packs, the Mamo variable-pitch unit, and my personal thrust-vectoring setup.

This poor thing is kinda beat up now and covered in dust... but here are some pictures of it.

I built one milled with an A10-12S and no vectoring/VPP, that one was only about 115 grams! It was fun but too light and slow for me for a freestyle airplane.
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 11:15 AM
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I am using similar equipment - although an Axi 2203/40VPP instead of the Hacker. Servos- lightened 3154 and 3157M (on paper they look the same, although the 3157M has a different case and a micro plug, the advantage of it is that it is 10 bucks cheaper) plus a JR 188 for the elevator.

My batteries are 27g, so that is the best way to save another 5g.

Thanks for all the information- one more thing- I see that you only use one strip of carbon on the LE- is that ok with those huge counterbalances? They must twist the LE of aileron/TE of wing. What size carbon tubes did you use for the wing stiffeners?
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Old Nov 20, 2011, 03:22 PM
Oly crap.. Deese ease not gud!
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I am using similar equipment - although an Axi 2203/40VPP instead of the Hacker. Servos- lightened 3154 and 3157M (on paper they look the same, although the 3157M has a different case and a micro plug, the advantage of it is that it is 10 bucks cheaper) plus a JR 188 for the elevator.

My batteries are 27g, so that is the best way to save another 5g.

Thanks for all the information- one more thing- I see that you only use one strip of carbon on the LE- is that ok with those huge counterbalances? They must twist the LE of aileron/TE of wing. What size carbon tubes did you use for the wing stiffeners?
My wing will not twist at all. The carbon V-bracing on the bottom totally eliminates that... my bracing method yields the stiffest wings I have ever seen. I do normally run a very thin carbon strip on the TE of the aileron, too, but just to help eliminate aileron torsional flex. The V-bracing tubes on the bottom are .040".
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Old Nov 22, 2011, 07:40 AM
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That airplane is cool :-)

I hope I will get my MX2 soon... shipping to germany will take a while :-(

What is the reason why you are using a extra servo for the vector on your newer airplane?

Thanks,
Matthias
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Old Dec 04, 2011, 03:21 PM
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I just test the hacker A20 34s, I'm little bit disapointed, the power is about the same than the axi 2203/40, but it's a 10 gr heavier motor. The axi 2204/28 has about one and the half more power!
With the axi 2204/28 and a 160 gr plane, I have about the same power than RJ and Devin one the video, the only problem is I use about 250 mha to do my freestyle ( 2 min both slow part,3d, 4d ...).
I 'm very surprised about the power of the A10 9L with the mamo prop, he is not modified? You use only 2s ?!!
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Old Dec 05, 2011, 12:26 AM
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With the A20-34S, you really need to run a 3S battery to get good power for VPP. It's relatively low Kv. Some guys have run 3S 250mah packs on them with good luck though!

Nothing wrong with using only 250mah in a flight... I totally kill a 325mah 2S pack during my 2-minute freestyles.
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 04:55 PM
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any kits for sale at arizonaz efest?

think ill be down to arizona for efest in jan, any mx2 kits going to be down there for sale?
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Old Dec 07, 2011, 05:10 PM
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Looks like the Az efest is an outdoor event. The hobbico efest in Il is indoor. Both are in Jan but if i go to one it will probsbly be in Il.
Mike

I try to always have them in stock onine.
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 12:17 PM
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I'm thinking about getting this plane, but I'm wondering if I should get the milled or standard version?


Thanks, Jonathan
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 02:20 PM
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Jonathan, it depends what you want to do with it. If you want it very light for slow indoor flying in a small space, go with milled. If you want to use a VPP setup, milled. But, if you want to fly it outdoors or in a larger indoor area, go with the unmilled one.

RJ
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Old Dec 10, 2011, 06:49 PM
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Jonathan, it depends what you want to do with it. If you want it very light for slow indoor flying in a small space, go with milled. If you want to use a VPP setup, milled. But, if you want to fly it outdoors or in a larger indoor area, go with the unmilled one.

RJ
Thanks, I think I'm going to go with the milled one. I'll try to get some build pictures and flight video on this thread. Christmas list finished

Jonathan
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Old Dec 12, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Is anyone modifying there's with wheels?
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Old Dec 12, 2011, 07:40 PM
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The kit should come with wheels, and it's extremely easy to install them. Instead of using a music wire skid, just bend the wire out, slide the wheel on, and bend it over to retain the wheel. I still put wheels on some airplanes that I plan to fly at E-fest or other events with a rough floor.
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Old Dec 13, 2011, 08:55 AM
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Thanks RJ. My first kit only came with wire skids. No wheels
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 08:42 PM
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RJ, What Futaba reciver are you using on your Vectered VPP? Im using a 8 FG, what would you recomend?

Thanks Scott.
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