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Old May 15, 2012, 12:15 AM
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Im using this as my extension.......I made three 10cm for each color....
http://www.rcsmart.com.my/webshaper/...oductItem=3418
YIPES!!! That is highway robbery. $11.34 ($35MYR) for about 3 feet of wire is robbery. I am sure that no one is dumb enough to pay that much for wire.
HK is $1 ($3.09MYR) for twice as much.
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Old May 15, 2012, 01:33 AM
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Ah. Got it. Your problem is simple. You MUST tilt your motor so the thrust is going through (as much as possible) the CG. But, just to make sure I am giving you good info, how is your dive/glide test? That MUST be correct before we continue.
AJ

I don't understand the test. I assume this is with the engine off?
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Old May 15, 2012, 02:39 AM
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I don't understand the test. I assume this is with the engine off?
Short answer - Yes.
Long answer - It helps you get the airframe setup correctly. Once you are about 4-5 mistakes high (around 200 ft.), shut off the motor, set the plane in about a 30-40 degree dive. Then, release all sticks and see how (if the plane recovers). Once it dives (and subsequently) glides correctly, we can start on the power setup. If we start moving the motor around, we can never be sure if the airplane is flying properly.
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Old May 15, 2012, 07:43 AM
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Eagle: he asked about wire here!!



Cpmboy awnsers him here



Says he will look for "wire" at radio shack!!



You talk about watt meter from radio shack!

Thats the problem with two different conversations going on at the same time!!

LURCH
ahh the problems of getting old and senile.

Taz you are correct. Too many conversations for me to juggle at once. I thought I was answering CPMBOY first question concerning a watt meter and then elcid79 thinking he was getting one at Radio Shack. Thanks for setting me straight.
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Old May 15, 2012, 09:32 AM
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ahh the problems of getting old and senile.

Taz you are correct. Too many conversations for me to juggle at once. I thought I was answering CPMBOY first question concerning a watt meter and then elcid79 thinking he was getting one at Radio Shack. Thanks for setting me straight.
well....sometimes our COG are out of balanced...he he...+1 here
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Old May 15, 2012, 01:11 PM
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I think I would like to purchase this Sky Surfer as my first plane and my trainer. Can you recommend a vendor and whether the stock RTF radio and parts are OK, or better to go with ARF and a separate radio and receiver? I would like to be able to upgrade and use my first radio and plane for a while to learn basic flight and then some simple aerobatics.

Thanks!
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Old May 15, 2012, 01:54 PM
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I think I would like to purchase this Sky Surfer as my first plane and my trainer. Can you recommend a vendor and whether the stock RTF radio and parts are OK, or better to go with ARF and a separate radio and receiver? I would like to be able to upgrade and use my first radio and plane for a while to learn basic flight and then some simple aerobatics.

Thanks!
Bryan
It depends on where you live - Which is ??
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Old May 15, 2012, 02:28 PM
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It depends on where you live - Which is ??
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I'm in Victor, NY. I sent an email to Tim at http://www.readymaderc.com to ask about what he has available for/with the Sky Surfer. I'm thinking maybe a kit would be better than RTF if I want to get some better quality components?

Thanks!
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Old May 15, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Kit: Foam parts and hardware, all needing to be assembled yourself
ARF: Servos and motor pre-installed, some assembly of the foam needed
RTF: All electronics installed, still need to install some of the foam pieces

The stock electronics are OK, I ran stock equipment for hundreds of flights, and I still use the stock servos, and I just replaced the motor a few weeks ago.
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Old May 15, 2012, 03:49 PM
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I'm in Victor, NY. I sent an email to Tim at http://www.readymaderc.com to ask about what he has available for/with the Sky Surfer. I'm thinking maybe a kit would be better than RTF if I want to get some better quality components?

Thanks!
For now, get an RTF. If you stay in the sport, then you won't have big bucks put in it. Get it from ReadyMadeRC for sure. Their reputation is fantastic. Banana Hobby is cheaper. But, if the plane was free, I would not order from them. Their reputation is dreadful. That is the only firm that I know of that has an "F" rating with BBB (and they deserve it).
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P.S. I see you were flirting with an EZ* about 7 years ago. Have you thought about it long enough yet?
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Old May 15, 2012, 03:53 PM
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I'm in Victor, NY. I sent an email to Tim at http://www.readymaderc.com to ask about what he has available for/with the Sky Surfer. I'm thinking maybe a kit would be better than RTF if I want to get some better quality components?

Thanks!
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For now, get an RTF. If you stay in the sport, then you won't have big bucks put in it. Get it from ReadyMadeRC for sure. Their reputation is fantastic. Banana Hobby is cheaper. But, if the plane was free, I would not order from them. Their reputation is dreadful. That is the only firm that I know of that has an "F" rating with BBB (and they deserve it).
AJ
P.S. I see you were flirting with an EZ* about 7 years ago. Have you thought about it long enough yet?

Get a kit and put your own good stuff in it.
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Not only is that a good idea, it allows me to disagree with aj.
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:05 PM
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I think I would like to purchase this Sky Surfer as my first plane and my trainer. Can you recommend a vendor and whether the stock RTF radio and parts are OK, or better to go with ARF and a separate radio and receiver? I would like to be able to upgrade and use my first radio and plane for a while to learn basic flight and then some simple aerobatics.

Thanks!
Bryan
You might consider using 2500GENE for an instructor.
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:07 PM
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For now, get an RTF. If you stay in the sport, then you won't have big bucks put in it. Get it from ReadyMadeRC for sure. Their reputation is fantastic. Banana Hobby is cheaper. But, if the plane was free, I would not order from them. Their reputation is dreadful. That is the only firm that I know of that has an "F" rating with BBB (and they deserve it).
AJ
P.S. I see you were flirting with an EZ* about 7 years ago. Have you thought about it long enough yet?
lol! I was hoping no one would see my old posts, AJ.

Yeah, you know I was seriously looking, back in 2005, at the EasyStar because it was recommended... then I got into some discussion about what radio to get with it... then it started getting too complicated and so I found other uses for the money I had.

But someone just gave me $350 specifically for a RC plane (he's an ex-commercial pilot to boot), so I am now seriouser. ha

So I have one vote for RTF and then see how it goes, and another for ARF and get my own parts. Seems like I could at least upgrade the motor to brushless, a better radio, and get a few battery packs and props with the money.

Also, ReadyMadeRC only sells the V1 version of this plane, since he's all about FPV and V1 has the most interior space. Is that OK?

Thanks for the help!
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Get a kit and put your own good stuff in it.
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Not only is that a good idea, it allows me to disagree with aj.
OK, I'm all ears if you have suggestions for what to include with just the airframe kit.
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Old May 15, 2012, 04:13 PM
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OK, I'm all ears if you have suggestions for what to include with just the airframe kit.
RCTimer 2212/6 2200KV Motor, 6x4 prop, 4 hxt900 servos, 30a ESC (Either with sBEC or get a sBEC).
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