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Old Dec 27, 2010, 10:09 PM
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.....So after many tail replacements I decided that something must give.....
Another option is shown here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...33&postcount=5

I've done this mod on both my Champs. It no longer put the vertical stabilizer at risk from tail wheel impact. And I don't miss the steerable tail wheel aspect at all (don't even notice that it's not there).



BTW, that post is part of an excellent thread on building a Champ from parts. Even if you're not doing an entire Champ build (which is fun and not difficult), there's a lot of good info there which is useful in doing lesser repairs.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 10:15 PM
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Another option is shown here:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...33&postcount=5

I've done this mod on both my Champs. It no longer put the vertical stabilizer at risk from tail wheel impact. And I don't miss the steerable tail wheel aspect at all (don't even notice that it's not there).



BTW, that post is part of an excellent thread on building a Champ from parts. Even if you're not doing an entire Champ build (which is fun and not difficult), there's a lot of good info there which is useful in doing lesser repairs.
Nice.. I will have to try that.. I do not want to loose steering on the ground. However it sounds like that is not really an issue by mounting the wheel that way.
Thanks for the info..
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 10:41 PM
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Here is some pictures of my Champ. Not many mods, except a few decals and the 1.23 Dubro wheels. I like the scale look.




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Old Dec 27, 2010, 11:09 PM
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That can't be a Champ...where's all the tape, and white styro that's supposed to shine through?
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 11:13 PM
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haha, well, I guess I just do it the right way, lol. I just replaced the wing and tail assembly.
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 11:38 PM
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I just replaced the wing and tail assembly.
I know...I'm still checking my mail daily...waiting...
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 01:55 AM
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THP,

The hole in the GWS 5030/5043 props is 4mm. You'll need a 4mm adapter that fits a 1.5mm shaft. RCBabbel is using a really slick collet-style adapter (nylon, I believe) that is reasonably light; but I don't recall the the brand. I'm using the spinner below on the Champ. It's heavier than some of the others, but my Champ was a tad tail-heavy anyway.


Joel
Man...if you can find out who sells these, I'm all over it.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 06:05 AM
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TheLeabres,

A little more info on copying the file to drive.

Which folder will I be copying it to? Like, when I first hook up my cam, it has a folder named "dcim" or something like that. Then I think I open two more folders until I get to the actual video. Which do I copy it to?

And do I have to do this every time I upload a video?
No folder. Just copy to the root (either J: or K: or whatever it shows on the desktop).

You will have to do it just once. The camera's battery will keep the date moving like a clock.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 06:07 AM
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You know you can make a vid w/ both a split-screen of both cams - not very hard.

I tried it with Pinnacle Studio 14 but the quality was less than expected. I did it by using picture in picture and scaling both sides to fit. Thanks.
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 06:13 AM
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Man...if you can find out who sells these, I'm all over it.
This is what I use to put a GWS prop on the Champ:
http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6663

this might also work:
http://secure.hobbyzone.com/catalog/.../EFLM1933.html

And last source:
http://store.rcfunlab.com/HobbyZone_...vrbt-chpkt.htm
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 06:28 AM
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Did you say "Jelly effect"? Hahahahaha. I love it! That is a good name for it. Lee

I meant "jellyfish" but you knew what I meant.
"Jelly cuz jam don't shake like dat!"
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 06:39 AM
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^^ lmao
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 07:25 AM
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Man...if you can find out who sells these, I'm all over it.
THP,

I included the links in my post.

Joel
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 09:44 AM
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THP,

The hole in the GWS 5030/5043 props is 4mm. You'll need a 4mm adapter that fits a 1.5mm shaft. RCBabbel is using a really slick collet-style adapter (nylon, I believe) that is reasonably light; but I don't recall the the brand. I'm using the spinner below on the Champ. It's heavier than some of the others, but my Champ was a tad tail-heavy anyway.


Sorry...I though I included this pic in my reply...there was no link to that one...and I like it!
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 09:51 AM
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This is what I use to put a GWS prop on the Champ:
http://hobbycity.com/hobbyking/store...idProduct=6663
That one says it's for a 2mm shaft...and I'm searching their site, and can't find one for a 1.5mm shaft like the UM P-51 motor uses.

I'd like to find one on the HK site...planning on ordering a few things...wanna save on shipping.
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