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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:49 PM
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Looks like the Pontiac soccer arena...
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Nice graphics, did that add much weight? Whatever, it is worth the weight!
It will be a bit heavier than the stock e'Racer. The stock racer comes graphics printed on paper for the fuse and the surfaces. http://retrorc.us.com/katana-3-2-2-1-1-1.aspx

I used them on the fuse and the bottom surfaces. I used the optional spider print tissue paper on the top surfaces.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Looks like the Pontiac soccer arena...
Correct! Ultimate Soccer. Come out and fly the day after Christmas Dave, 11AM-3PM.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:19 PM
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Thanks, I should, I will have my Son from Toronto who can fly, but will want to race RC cars.
BTW, would he need AMA membership to fly at The Ultimate Soccer Arena? I think they wanted to see mine, but I don't know if it was required.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Yes, AMA membership is required to fly there. Park pilot minimum.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Well my Son is an accomplished RC Pilot, he won't want to be a spectator, so I guess it will be RC car racing...
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Well my Son is an accomplished RC Pilot, he won't want to be a spectator, so I guess it will be RC car racing...
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If your son is under 19, AMA membership is free.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 08:55 PM
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This little 16" ws Jumping Bean sport/pattern ship uses the motor and Rx from a Stryker UMX. This is a 2 cell brushless non AS3X system. The X in UMX designates 2 cell brushless.

I launched the Jumping Bean right behind a 70mm F-16 this past weekend at a fly-in in Mullberry FL. I was able to pass him at will. When I went to see what his setup was he had packed up and left the field. I will admit it was not a very fast F-16 but the Bean will do 60 +.

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Here's the video from a shakedown flight that was done this morning. I would say that control authority was great. The rudder has enough for climbing knife edges, elevator can pull vertical from inverted, and plenty of power whan you crank up the throttle. Slow speed handling is spot on. An excellent pattern bird that can even do some 3D. Gotta get one of these for myself.

Dr. Johns UMX Jumping Bean (4 min 40 sec)
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Is the Jumping Bean a scaled down Jelly Bean? Any plans?

Thanks!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:14 PM
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I have a um p51 and a champ that have seen better days, suggestions for nice flying airframes? I wouldn't mind an easy flyer for the champs electronics, and something more aerobatic for the p-51. Material doesn't matter, I love balsa and foam both.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Yes, AMA membership is required to fly there. Park pilot minimum.

Ken
I'm pretty sure we would accept MAC membership too.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Yes and no. It is based on a scaled down Jelly Bean. No plans at this time, however I can provide laser cut Depron Kits. PM for details

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Old Dec 17, 2012, 05:10 AM
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Pete, Tim, all

Thank you for the membership details, Son Erik is 30, and we used to fly a lot (with both Erik and Aaron, identical twins), many years ago. Presently they fly a few times a year, either at my house with a foam Capricorn, or Aaron's home with a YF-22 foamy.

They both prefer RC cars now, and love to get together to go to the local tracks around the Detroit 'burbs (Larry's in Utica or Dirt Burners in Livonia)

I apologize for the short disruption of the main thread, but I felt I had to finish the subject, thanks.
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Old Dec 17, 2012, 10:51 AM
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The shrink tube that comes with the Parkzone pushrod/end-pieces is smaller than the smallest shrink tube an electronics parts store carries. So where can one get this very small shrink tube?
The local auto parts store will be able to get any size you need. The Au-ve-co company has a cataloge . Every auto parts store has one.

preasemble you pushrod asembly (or use two parts the same size as your pushrod parts) size and shrink your tubeing on the pushrod. you will have the perfect size sleave for your pushrod . with on danger of melting your acft. center your servo, align the flying surface . A small drop of superglue it will wick along under the shrink tube and will never come apart !


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Old Dec 17, 2012, 12:32 PM
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The local auto parts store will be able to get any size you need. The Au-ve-co company has a cataloge . Every auto parts store has one.
Won't work. Catalogue, page 201, shows smallest size 3/64", which is smallest size electronic stores normally stock. This is larger than the Parkzone shrink tube. I did found a specialty store on the Internet that carries very small sizes but probably not worth paying the shipping charges - just get by with the 3/64".
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