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Old Apr 04, 2012, 07:11 AM
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It is recommended to use packaging tape as a fix on these, why not use it to keep it together?
This was given as a match, but not sure if it's available across the pond:

Touch up paint Folk Art #627 Tangerine acrylic paint commonly available at craft stores and Joanne fabrics.
Fantastico!

order, luckily i found a shop selling the paint over here

i will try the packing tape, i was just worried that it wouldnt have enough "umph" to keep it together

thanks
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Good morning my fellow Champsters. I just want to say that I have a number of planes. After flying the more advanced ones its nice to just do touch and goes with the Champ out on my street.
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Welcome JWP2. The champ is a great plane to relax and have fun with.

Mudcow, I use a invisible tape to join them. Then when you open it up again and need to rejoin. Cut that tape to open. Put a smaller piece on top to close. Then from then on, just cut or remove the top layer. Saves the paint on the bird. Two small lengths on each side, front and rear. And one on top where they meet. Do not forget that one on top, because it gives it strength and is needed. Ask me how I know this? hahaha
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 01:39 PM
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Lee, I need to come and check out your fence/ wall or whatever the heck she's standing against!!!!!!!!!!!! Tell her not to move; I'll be right there.
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Old Apr 04, 2012, 01:52 PM
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Y'all come....y'all come...y'all come and see us..sometime...
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Old Apr 06, 2012, 05:47 PM
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I'd like to make a set of fully amphibious floats for my champ by starting from the plans that have been posted here using 1mm depron as the primary building material. Unfortunately I can't find a good source for 1mm depron (rcfoam is completely out).

Anyone know where I can get some? Anybody have some laying around they want to sell/donate to the effort?

My plan is to replace the champ brick with the AR6400 from my (rarely flown) T-28 and use one of the extra channels to drive the amphib retracts.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 01:13 PM
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I need some additional batteries for my champ. What is the replacement battery of choice, and where is the best place to get them from. Thanks for the help.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 02:00 PM
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I need some additional batteries for my champ. What is the replacement battery of choice, and where is the best place to get them from. Thanks for the help.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...zone_Etc_.html

Usually back in stock quickly

Or

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...5FmCPx%5F.html

With an adapter
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Great, thank you. For the second link, is the adapter only for connection to the charger?
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 03:04 PM
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I prefer the MiniAviation 190mah's myself. There is a thread about them. And a link to where to buy them is on the first page.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 05:36 AM
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I prefer the MiniAviation 190mah's myself. There is a thread about them. And a link to where to buy them is on the first page.
Lee
Great! Plus they are in stock!
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 09:15 AM
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Those MA batts are the Cat's meow. hahaha. Plus you can charge them at a higher rate, if ya want to. I have been flyin mine a while now. I stored all my others. By the way, they have great batts for the 2s Beast too. Puts the stock ones to shame. hahaha. They have a larger 1s battery that is susposed to be great, but I don't have it yet.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Pilot coming along

Flew the Champ with 9 year-old Dalton on buddy box yesterday. He is now taking off, flying circuits and now landing all by himself. The landings are new for him and he had a good one, a great one, and a terrible one in that order yesterday. He has trouble giving it enough up elevator on the flare and BONKED the nose on the third flight but nothing broke so all is good. Of course, he wants to solo but until he can consistently get at least a good landing every time, he will have to keep practicing.

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Old Apr 09, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Sounds like Dalton is having a blast Russ. So glad to hear it. I betcha he is a great flyer in no time. Children have a knack for picking up on stuff and excelerating at it. Glad to hear it. Have fun with him while ya can bro.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 06:15 PM
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I got the Champ to get my son started in RC, and he loves it. I got a second as a backup (and of course, something for me to fly), and it is one incredible plane. I want to move up a notch to give my son some 4 channel experience, and wonder how the P-51 or the Corsair compare in flight charactersitics to the Champ. Any experience with both planes out there? Should I wait for the Carbon Cub?
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