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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:00 PM
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Wet motor

Like he said above.
Electric motors don't mind getting wet, In fact they will run under water.
So just drain out any water and fly again, Running the motor will dry it out.

Be careful when making an unplanned landing to dill the throttle before impact.
A wet ESC is another thing all together.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Water is a poor conductor. I've plucked planes out of a lake, shook them off a little, and put them back in the air without a thought.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 01:00 PM
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Hey here the details of the mounting of the HK skies.
I fixed them with an additional cable tie.
@ Christofer I hope You find this pictures.
Best Regards

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 01:11 PM
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Thanks everybody!
So this must mean my motor from Easystar 2 could be fine as well. I haven't tried it. I was going to throw the plane with a little too much weight on it and it just dived from my hand into the lake. Started smoking immediately (ESC).
How about servos? I believe some of them also hit the water.
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Hey here the details of the mounting of the HK skies.
I fixed them with an additional cable tie.
@ Christofer I hope You find this pictures.
Best Regards

David
Thanks for those picture's, I have my ski's on order and so I know what to do when they arive !
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Here's a preview of my build. Will upload more photo's soon!

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Love the white tips on the wings
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Old Dec 09, 2012, 05:34 PM
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Finally posting on this thread since getting my RR FC on Friday! So happy to finally get one since I have been wanting one for a few yrs now. I really didn't want to go thru the hassles of building the kit version, so when the RR was announced months ago I knew it was time: I have been flying mine for a few days and am loving it!! Very fun plane. For anyone that is interested, Tower Hobbies has a pretty good deal on the RR FC for $305.00 with a $35.00 off coupon code and free shipping. Use code 010AE

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:01 PM
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Here's a preview of my build. Will upload more photo's soon!

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Like it! I am a sucker for dark cherry red metalic. My motorcycles have a habit of being that color. Your Funcub's color is close enough to it to give me an idea. And it is again that very simple treatment. You guys are making my thinking on my Telemaster much easier! Might even do another Funcub without all the stickers. eep it simple. More of a scale look.

Actually I had a bicycle once that got pretty scraped up and I repainted it almost exactly the color of your plane. Maybe a little lighter , but not much. Looks real good!

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:54 PM
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Like it! I am a sucker for dark cherry red metalic. My motorcycles have a habit of being that color. That color is close enough to it to give me an idea. And it is again that very simple treatment. You guys are making my thinking on my Telemaster much easier! Might even do another Funcub without all the stickers. eep it simple. More of a scale look.

Actually I had a bicycle once that got pretty scraped up and I repainted it almost exactly the color of your plane. Maybe a little lighter , but not much. Looks real good!

Gord
Yes the color turned out nice, however a bit darker than I was thinking about.

What I wanted to do is something like this:

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 09:57 PM
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Here's a few more:

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:10 PM
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Finally posting on this thread since getting my RR FC on Friday! So happy to finally get one since I have been wanting one for a few yrs now. I really didn't want to go thru the hassles of building the kit version, so when the RR was announced months ago I knew it was time: I have been flying mine for a few days and am loving it!! Very fun plane. For anyone that is interested, Tower Hobbies has a pretty good deal on the RR FC for $305.00 with a $35.00 off coupon code and free shipping. Use code 010AE

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:40 PM
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I might have to copy that.

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Old Dec 09, 2012, 10:52 PM
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Beware dark colours particularly on control surfaces as the hot sun warps them like crazy. my elevator after the sun shining through my car windows resembled the letter S. everywhere I used black soon orange peeled.
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Old Dec 10, 2012, 06:17 AM
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Water is a poor conductor. I've plucked planes out of a lake, shook them off a little, and put them back in the air without a thought.
Distilled water is an insulator. Had a demo lab that showed that. When salts are dissolved it becomes a better and better conductor. Salt is a polar molecule and when dissolved the positive and negative poles of the water molecule line up and conduct electricity.

There, you got my trivia of the day.
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