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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:43 PM
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My plane keeps turning left and wants to climb like crazy, even though I tried trimming it myself...so I guess its time for my LHS to take a look
Has the nose ever been bashed in any way? Even accidentally hitting it on a door or something? Sounds like the motor thrust angles are WAY off. Do the flight controls center properly with equal amounts of throw in both directions? Have you tried to keep the trims as centered as possible and adjusting rudder/elevator "center" by physically opening and/or closing the "U bend" in the pushrod just before the control horns?
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:44 PM
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Yes the nose has been bashed quite bad, and yes I have tried adjusting the U's
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:47 PM
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My plane keeps turning left and wants to climb like crazy, even though I tried trimming it myself...so I guess its time for my LHS to take a look
They will probably tell you that you need a new wing seeing you cracked yours up and now want to have the lhs set the trim for you ...they want to make $$$

You know what you could do,and it will save you money from having to drive to the lhs.

Give Horizon Hobby a call,one of their techs can walk you through setting up the trim...here's the #...877-504-0233.

Give them a call and see if they might be able to help,it could save you a trip to the lhs!


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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:48 PM
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Yes the nose has been bashed quite bad, and yes I have tried adjusting the U's
There ya go...thrust angles... I didn't know your crash history. Seems you broke both wing halves off as well and I'm *sure* that has nothing to do with the way it now flies, right?

Get a new bird. It's not like these things are all that expensive...
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:51 PM
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There ya go...thrust angles... I didn't know your crash history. Get a new bird. It's not like these things are all that expensive...
++1...what he said.

You need a new fuselage.....http://www.hopmeup.com/Hobbyzone/Cha...orLanding/true

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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:53 PM
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++1...what he said.

You need a new fuselage.....http://www.hopmeup.com/Hobbyzone/Cha...orLanding/true

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Interesting that they're selling the entire fuselage with electronics for $38.89...but the receiver alone is $53.19???
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:56 PM
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That is the cheapest place i know to get a fuselage with electronics.
And the cheapest way to get a Champ brick.
fishycomics had bought from them a couple times and he passed the link on to me some time back.


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Old Jul 29, 2011, 01:58 PM
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with electronics is 40 bucks! Isnt there any way I can do it cheaper??
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 02:00 PM
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That is the cheapest place i know to get a fuselage with electronics.
And the cheapest way to get a Champ brick.
Um, doesn't the $39 fuselage "with electronics" come with a brick? Who, in their right mind, would pay $53+ for just a brick?
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 02:01 PM
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with electronics is 40 bucks! Isnt there any way I can do it cheaper??
Seriously, dude? Is it really that expensive? How about just buying a new fuselage and wing for under $20 and rebuild it with the old guts/hardware?
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yeah, thats what I'm gonna do, but I'll probably need some guidance from this forum :P
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yeah, thats what I'm gonna do, but I'll probably need some guidance from this forum :P
That's probably your best bet. Just go slow and really pay attention as to how everything comes out/off the old airframe. Heck, take digital pictures along the way (and before you start) for quick reference... They're free, right?
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Install magnets like I did in the fuselage. It's the best mod I have ever made to my Champ!
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Old Jul 29, 2011, 02:33 PM
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Sukhoi XP motor.. same difference though.

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I thought the Sukhoi motor was the same as the stock one and the UM P-51 motor was the one with significantly more power.
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I thought the Sukhoi motor was the same as the stock one and the UM P-51 motor was the one with significantly more power.
The original Sukhoi has a Chanp motor. All other HH 8.4mm micros, including the XP have a Mustang motor
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