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Old Apr 23, 2011, 04:59 PM
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Best of luck. You will love her!
Thanks !

We have 11mph winds at the moment. Maybe I'll get up early, tomorrow, and do the maiden then.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Well I'm also flying a 4Site, so I'll try 1 click and probably immediately go to 2.
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Old Apr 25, 2011, 07:02 AM
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I maidened mine, Easter morning. Got in three flights, then another, at dusk.

I usually fly Giant Scale gassers, so I had a learning curve. LOL

The model is a blast to fly, and will definately expand my horizons, and enjoyment of our hobby !
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Old May 02, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Due to "dad" responsibilities I was only able to get out flying last night at about 7pm. Took the T-28 and Supercub out to the local school. Only managed one pack thru the T-28 before it was too hard to keep track of orientation. Switched to the SC because it's set up for night flying. Ran 4 packs thru her but when I got home I was still looking for more air time. Since there was no wind I broke out the Night Vapor and a couple of my new Eflight 120s that I picked on on sale. With throttle control I managed 25 minutes out of a single pack. That gives me over 4 hours flying time on the 10 pack I bought.
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Old May 02, 2011, 01:01 PM
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Sweet!
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Old May 07, 2011, 07:11 PM
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Props

Has anyone had issues with new props being bad and not allowing enough thrust? I modded mine with the J3 motor and it can pretty much climb almost vertical, but then I busted my prop. Ordered a new one and the thing can barely climb.

I ordered three more, put the first one on and same thing, can hardly climb. Put the second one on and it's back to normal...all good!

I tried to take a photo of the differences in the props...the back two barely keep it flying level and seem to be louder. The front one is flatter to the table and flies pretty good. I have to give her another shot when there's less wind. Took off pretty quick and then blew into a tree when it got above my house and caught wind.

Anyone know how to fix these other props?

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Old May 07, 2011, 07:37 PM
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I bend more thrust into them by hand. ...
I have noticed the same thing. And it pisses me off that I have to spend $2 on a prop that is a POS
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Old May 07, 2011, 11:24 PM
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I have read about this problem a few times now. After you straighten them and twist more pitch in make sure you balance them. I don't think a lot of people on here ever bother too. Not only will it vibrate less but it will also have more thrust and fly longer if it's balanced. Even if you have to, stick it on a needle and move it side to side and up and down and all around. If the same blade keeps dropping put a small piece of tape on the opposite blade. Keep doing this until both blades stay horizontal it makes a difference sometimes a big difference.
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Old May 07, 2011, 11:26 PM
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I bend more thrust into them by hand. ...
I have noticed the same thing. And it pisses me off that I have to spend $2 on a prop that is a POS

Are you twisting them or making them flatter? I took a heat gun to them after this photo and you hardly have to put any heat on them at all before you see them bending. Just wondering what they're supposed to look like if not flat?
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Old May 08, 2011, 05:20 AM
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If you're really adventurous, try using the Micro 4-site prop, with the J-3 Cub motor. You will have to dilate the hole just a bit more for the prop to accept the Vapor's prop shaft, but I can guarantee the Vapor will fly like a dream with great vertical.
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Old May 08, 2011, 08:34 AM
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Vapor gear box, (with ball bearing) J3 Cub motor and a 5030 carbon fiber prop = 28 grams thrust but quickly falls from there. I haven't timed it but it's close to 10 min of sport flying with a Hyperion 70 cell.
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Old May 08, 2011, 10:21 AM
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Are you twisting them or making them flatter? I took a heat gun to them after this photo and you hardly have to put any heat on them at all before you see them bending. Just wondering what they're supposed to look like if not flat?
Twisting to add pitch to them.
And I really dont know. I would just bend them until I had the power I wanted.
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Old May 08, 2011, 11:28 AM
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That's this prop right?
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL9051

What material did you use to fill the hole...just glue or hot glue? I've already got the J-3 motor on it....hell, anything faster and the wings will probably fold!
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Old May 08, 2011, 07:37 PM
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That's this prop right?
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL9051

What material did you use to fill the hole...just glue or hot glue? I've already got the J-3 motor on it....hell, anything faster and the wings will probably fold!
You don't need to fill the hole, you need to make it a little bigger. Just enough so it can screw onto the stock Vapor prop shaft. Just make sure when you're enlarging the hole that you do it on a flat surface so it doesn't screw on crooked on the shaft.

I believe that's the one. Ahh, you can just see the pitch in the prop looking at it.

Don't worry about the wings folding, there are mods to fix that as well.

I even use the 150mah battery, fixed just below the RX to compensate for a little heavier front end. I flew this plane vertically as high as a telephone pole then killed the throttle only to way 5 mins before it came back down. I love it!

I'm realizing more, that if you want to try a mod, just do it. As ridiculous as some of them are, the right one's can make these planes fly so much better.
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Old May 08, 2011, 10:06 PM
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The 4-site/champ props have a larger hole than the vapor shaft.

I filled the hole with ca, poked it trough with a thin wire while it was wet, then let it dry to sort of sleeve the hole.

It worked very well and has so much thrust, you can cruise around at 1/4 throttle.
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