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DW 38" kit 175 29.97%
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 11:12 PM
Team Extreme!
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I was flying my 40" Extra today (Old version that was not produced) in about 5-8 mhp of wind doing some 3Ding, rollers and KE's in the weeds! I had my tail in the weeds over half the flight It has the drag holes but I taped all of them exept the ruder. - Mistake - I got one of the rudder holes cought in a scrub oak bush... Hit the ground and the motor mount busted and the prop slashed my whole nose off No good... It was back and flying in 20 minuets though.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 11:19 PM
With great pwer comes great 3D
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Went for the 65hb servos. 60 shipping on three. Not bad.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 12:27 AM
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My skua arrived this morning! Along with a dynamo motor esc combo, haven't tried those before
Will start the build tonight
Seems like posts from US is getting faster to Sydney !
It use to take a whole month!
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 12:45 AM
Team DW Foamies (Snap)
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I was flying my 40" Extra today (Old version that was not produced) in about 5-8 mhp of wind doing some 3Ding, rollers and KE's in the weeds! I had my tail in the weeds over half the flight It has the drag holes but I taped all of them exept the ruder. - Mistake - I got one of the rudder holes cought in a scrub oak bush... Hit the ground and the motor mount busted and the prop slashed my whole nose off No good... It was back and flying in 20 minuets though.
LOL, you can't do that with a balsa built up plane!
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 08:12 AM
With great pwer comes great 3D
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Ordered the 40" juka last night and lots of batteries with hs-65hb servos. I see this working out well in my favor, but my bank account hating me a little
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 11:39 AM
Team Extreme!
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You will be happy with the 65s. They are great servos. Just ignore your bank account

Yeah, I don'tdo that with built up planes That is the bueaty of foamies
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 08:41 PM
With great pwer comes great 3D
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My bank account, being a college student, can only take so much of a beating. Thats why I started an R/C Club to get the university to pay for it

All I have to do now is come up with a color scheme...
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 02:07 AM
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My skua is done !
Cant wait to test fly it tmr !
AUW 16.4oz This is about as light as I can get it ...
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 02:15 AM
Ride Blue
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icy,

I sure like the schemes you come up with! Awesome!
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 02:30 AM
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I actually copied off someone's juka lol
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 02:33 AM
Team DW Foamies (Snap)
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Hey ice that a awesome weight for that plane, worked on that airplane for mike for two months. Takes very little rudder floats well,use a light batt. Like a 800-1000 mhr 25c 3 oz or under
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 08:58 AM
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I got black and orange tape with mine on the way. Good to see it comes out well.
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 09:33 AM
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Hey ice that a awesome weight for that plane, worked on that airplane for mike for two months. Takes very little rudder floats well,use a light batt. Like a 800-1000 mhr 25c 3 oz or under
I was pretty happy until I saw the instructions say 14-16oz, I just dun understand whats giving it all those weight, I didnt even glue down the whole fuse, only spot glued it
And I'm using a small 800mah pack
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 11:11 AM
The "Foaminator"
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I was pretty happy until I saw the instructions say 14-16oz, I just dun understand whats giving it all those weight, I didnt even glue down the whole fuse, only spot glued it
And I'm using a small 800mah pack
You could drop the wheels, but my very first thought when I saw your pictures is...Damn that is gonna be a floater and fly great!

Two wings at that weight! AWESOME.
Looking forward to your maiden flight reports.

MIke R
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Old Sep 02, 2010, 12:10 PM
I'm going flying..........
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I actually copied off someone's juka lol

Someone's???? Glad it worked for ya looks great.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1103159
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