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Old May 19, 2010, 06:51 AM
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Thanks for video , I still dunno whether to get this or a Merlin tho
they do seem to fly quite nicely tho
spud
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Old May 19, 2010, 09:15 AM
Can we lift the embargo?
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Mine is "reserved" as I ordered a couple 800 mah 2s lipo's that were not in stock and (not surprisingly) are still not in stock. Am I in Hobbyking purgatory? What if the lipo's never come in? Does my order just sit there for eternity?
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Old May 19, 2010, 12:25 PM
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Am I in Hobbyking purgatory?
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Old May 19, 2010, 05:07 PM
Chillaxin dude!
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better to contact them and have the lipos removed from the order. I find if you want to order back ordered stuff (or go on the list for high-demand back order), only order one type of item in each order (multiples of that item are ok). That way you are not holding up other stuff that could be shipping. Of course the other option is to just put a arrival alert on the items you want, and just order when they come into stock.
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Old May 19, 2010, 05:54 PM
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... it's easy enough to launch, lap and catch without much effort.
Thanks Roger. Seems to fly and glide much better than my Fox.

I feel another HK order coming on (they've got tons in stock now).

Simon
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Old May 19, 2010, 06:45 PM
Chillaxin dude!
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just got mine in the post... and 2 free servos! http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s.../_.13sec_/_52g

what a bargain!
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Old May 20, 2010, 08:30 AM
Can we lift the embargo?
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better to contact them and have the lipos removed from the order. I find if you want to order back ordered stuff (or go on the list for high-demand back order), only order one type of item in each order (multiples of that item are ok). That way you are not holding up other stuff that could be shipping. Of course the other option is to just put a arrival alert on the items you want, and just order when they come into stock.
Thanks! I'll work on that.
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Old May 20, 2010, 08:41 AM
Can we lift the embargo?
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Wow that was the quickest most PAINLESS customer service experience I may have ever had in my life.

You are now chatting with : Trever
You: Hey Trever
Trever: Hello, how may I help you?
Trever: Hello, how may I help you?
You: I have an order that has something that is still...
Trever: your order No,please
You: on backorder and was wondering what to do about it. Can I take the backordered stuff off to let the rest ship??
Trever: yes,you can
Trever: could you please tell us your order No.?
You: XXXXXXXXX is the order number
You: typing as fast as I can
You: the Turnigy 800mah 2s 20c longs
Trever: So should we cancel the BK item and ship the rest?
Trever: you are typing very fast.
You: Thanks!
You: Yes but how do they handle the credit part?
Trever:
So should we cancel the BK item and ship the rest?
You: Yes but do I get credit for the amount the batteries cost?
Trever: ok.i will do it for you.
You: Hobbyking credit is fine
Trever: done,please check.
You: Wow Trevor you are super quick. checking now brb in 2 secs
Trever:
anything else i can help you with?
Trever: haha.thank you.
You: Nope that'll do it. how long until that ships now??
You: Credit is there. Nice work.
Trever: it will be shipped within 2 days.
You: fantastic! Have a great day Trevor!
Trever: have a nice day,too.
You: Sorry Trever.
You: Bye

Done in under 5 mins and problem solved.
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Old May 20, 2010, 08:49 AM
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Battery suggestions???

G'Day Mate,

I searched through HK for batteries (that are actually in stock) any suggestions from HK or others??

Looking to make it floaty more than zippy but zippy is fun too
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Old May 20, 2010, 04:22 PM
uh oh...
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I tried mine yesterday with a 410mah (? hextronic) and 610mah (rhino) and they both were pretty floaty. I found it a little more stable with the 610 but may have had the cog too far back with the other battery... I was fairly easy on the throttle with ~10min on each and only put back a little over 100mah when I charged them.

Great plane though (especially for the price)

Tried to take a video (proped my BB against my sons wagon ). Not the best video but I will try and post it later anyway.


EDIT: Certainly aren't many options in stock is there... these seem like good options (read: in stock )
ZIPPY Flightmax 800mAh 2S1P
ZIPPY Flightmax 500mAh 2S1P 20C
Rhino 360mAh 2S 7.4v 20C Lipoly Pack







EDIT: Video As Promised (not the best but its something)

Video from My Phone (0 min 43 sec)
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Old May 21, 2010, 01:04 AM
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Hello. First post, so please excuse any errors.
I have been out several days now with the Swift using a 610 mah pack. Flies very well on this set up although it tip stalls like my DG1000. Keep the speed up and it's no problem. I agree with a previous post, the roll is brutal slow. The ailerons need to be freed up and more travel would be good. I have noticed that the elevator distorts with hard application causing it to roll during a rapid loop. I am thinking cut the hinges and use hinge tape for both ail. and ele. and if necessary move the ail. horn closer to the hinge line.

You can take this bird out of the box and have a great time as it comes, but I like to tinker. All of this is imHo.

Also, I ordered a 750 mah Rhino and it is too wide.

Have a good one.
Kerry
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Old May 21, 2010, 03:27 AM
Is my CG correct?
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Thanks for the feedback Kerry, good to know as I am keen to get one as well. Can you trim the foam to get the 750 Rhino to fit?
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Old May 21, 2010, 05:02 AM
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The aileron linkage is all wrong, just for starters.

- The wrong side of the aileron is driven, giving negative differential.
- The servo arm binds against the fuse.
- The arms on the control surface are too close to the surface, and the holes in them are too large for the wires being used.
- The aileron servo is too thick, distorting the fuse when the wing is installed.

On mine, I could get 3-4mm of down aileron travel before the upward aileron started going up. I'm in the process of reworking the entire setup with new horns on the top and a thinner servo.

= Mike
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Old May 21, 2010, 12:38 PM
3 Strykers,your out !
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Got mine in the air today, after about 20 mins out of the box, most of that was cutting out and placing the decals had no issues at all , it flies very well, pretty zippy it surprised me using a Turnigy 2s 20c 800 mah .
One negative: Cam prop won't fully fold, fouls on fuse, didn't notice it effect the flying though it just may make the blades vulnerable when landing .


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...E_Warehouse%20
This Lipo is now back in stock

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Old May 21, 2010, 12:43 PM
3 Strykers,your out !
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Also, I ordered a 750 mah Rhino and it is too wide. Kerry
Kerry ,I think your 750 Rhino pack might be taller side on, but try standing it on it's side, edge on. That's how I have the 800 Turnigy in mine, plenty of room that way and no mods necessary .

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