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Old Sep 29, 2010, 01:05 AM
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 01:56 AM
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Well, technically it's 101 pages now
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 12:44 PM
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Well, technically it's 101 pages now
Do you guys think this is the most popular forum for DW?
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 12:53 PM
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Well here is my entry for the Park Flyer Freestyle Contest! It is not the best but it was only the 3rd flight on the plane and was test flown a few minuets earlier but it will have to do. I hope you enjoy it!
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:14 PM
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I have a DW 40" Edge. I am running it with a Scorpion 2215-18, APC 10x5 E Prop and TP 1320 Pro-Lite. The Pro-Lite is a couple years old. Problem; No climbing power. I had the same set-up and the 38" Yak and loved it.
Suggestions, change to a new battery, prop, etc.

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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:23 PM
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Well, the pack would potentially be at fault, depending on how many cycles are on it.

Another thing to check is your weight. If the plane is about 18oz or more, then it's not going to have a whole lot of climbing power with 210 watts.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:34 PM
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Xpress Weight without battery is 16 oz. Weight with TP 1324 Por-lite 19.3

I built it stock and did not over glue in my opinion. It does have a landing gear. Finally, I had to add nose weight to get it to balance neutral.

What weight would make it fly better?
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 02:45 PM
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16oz is fine. I would definantly change the battery out. I have to change them out after around 150/200 flights on them. The TPs have a bad tendincy to blow a cell which would mean that you could be running on 7.4v instead of 11.1.
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^That's 16oz without battery, 19.2oz flying.

19 oz is pretty heavy for that plane IMO, and is definitely too much weight for that power system to offer you vertical. If you had to add weight to it, then you need to remove that weight, and shift your equipment forward- try mounting the receiver towards the front of the wing.

Also, ditch the landing gear too- that alone will help lighten the airframe. Add a zip tie to the bottom of the nose to make the nose more sturdy for belly landings- LEARN TO HOVER LAND
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 04:16 PM
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Sorry, I did not catch "without" battery... That is definantly a bit on the heavy side. What kind of servo's are you using? YOu want to stay with 8-9g servo's. Also you can use a 1000mah pack instead of the 1320s. I use a 1000 with the Scorpion motor that you have and get around 8 minuets of flying time out of it. I also do not use landing gear. They are quite heavy if you want it to be a 3D plane.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 05:11 PM
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[QUOTE=michaelJH;16173536]What kind of servo's are you using? You want to stay with 8-9g servo's.

I am using Hitec 55 Servos
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 05:38 PM
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Ok work well. Then I guess just remove the LG and when you get a new pack get a 1000mah instead of a 1320. Other than that it will just be little things like how much gleu you use or what you used for linkedges. Good luck!
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 09:08 PM
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My 40" Juka is running on 175 watts and a 3S 1000 mah to keep things light. While it doesnt have super power, with the 10x4.7 it will do some pretty nice things since its so floaty. If I ever get to ream out my props I have lying around I'll get to put a higher pitch prop on there and blow some more air around making if fly faster.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 09:33 PM
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Weight without battery is 16 oz. Weight with TP 1324 Por-lite 19.3
Not a bad # w/landing gear. I think all these guys scales are filled w/helium. My 40" Juka is 17.1oz ready to fly w/out landing gear.

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I built it stock and did not over glue in my opinion. It does have a landing gear. Finally, I had to add nose weight to get it to balance neutral.
You should never have to add weight to get a foamy to balance. Was the weight added to get it to "balance neutral" per spec CG or "balance neutral" in flight.

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I have a DW 40" Edge. I am running it with a Scorpion 2215-18, APC 10x5 E Prop and TP 1320 Pro-Lite. The Pro-Lite is a couple years old. Problem; No climbing power. I had the same set-up and the 38" Yak and loved it.
Suggestions, change to a new battery, prop, etc.
Guessing it is a battery is a good bet, but. My answer to all these questions is always the same. Get it on a Watt meter and see what the system is actually doing. If you do not understand how to read the data PM me I'll be glad to help.
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Old Sep 29, 2010, 10:59 PM
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Xpress Weight without battery is 16 oz. Weight with TP 1324 Por-lite 19.3

I built it stock and did not over glue in my opinion. It does have a landing gear. Finally, I had to add nose weight to get it to balance neutral.

What weight would make it fly better?
I run the same setup with HS 45 servos and with light graphics and a stock set up come in at 14.8 oz with 1000 mhr battery On My 40 inch. Unlimited vertical with heavy 3D 7-8 min flight time. Easy flying 10-13 min
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My 48 inch Cub runs the same set up at 20 oz. Unlimited vertical but run time is reduced for hardcore 3D to about 4.5 min. Easy flying 10min flight.

Good batteries help, but RPM,RPM gave me a 1000mhr battery to use in my
20oz cub that was older and it got about 2min before I could feel it strain from age.Lol

I'm using 10*4.7 slow fly on the 40 inch,and the cub. with 25C rated 3 cell 1000mhr battery (3.1oz)

Note; The HS 55 servos have been stripping with hard 3D on the 40inch planes. Use a Karbonite geared ,or meatal geared servo. I've been using the same HS 45 HB servos for two years in varios foamies and for 6 months in a 40 inch and have not had an issue.
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