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Old Mar 25, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Gentlemen,

Here's my Bi-Champ. Fuselage and brick and motor are from wholesaletrains.com. Wing and tail are 2 MM Depron sprayed with Krylon H2O. The upper wing is larger in span and chord than the stock Champ's. Lower is a bit smaller. Landing gear is from a friend. Empty weight is 41 grams, about 4 grams more than stock.

Maidened it last night at our indoor venue, the size of a basketball court. Flight is nice and slow for my ancient reflexes.

Cheers for the Champ! Long may it wave!

Jim R.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 11:00 AM
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WoW!!!

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Old Mar 25, 2012, 11:47 AM
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Very nice Jim!!!! She looks great.
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Old Mar 25, 2012, 12:10 PM
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What a beauty! Nice job Jim!! Would love to see a video
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 02:01 AM
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I now have a 64mm edf, esc, and hollow Champ. I may be the first to own a 10oz, 60mph Champ.

We shall see.
jeees mate ... start with a 50mm first!!!

All power to you Hog Pen (but you may have to upgrade the booger nuts!!)
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Old Mar 26, 2012, 03:10 PM
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...but you may have to upgrade the booger nuts!!)
Oh, please, not if front of everybody!!




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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:29 AM
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Well, the weather finally cooperated. Here is the video of my L-16 Grasshopper (champ) in flight. It flys great
Hobbyzone Champ L-16 Grasshopper conversion (3 min 32 sec)
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Old Mar 27, 2012, 11:39 AM
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Bravo!!!!
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 12:27 AM
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jeees mate ... start with a 50mm first!!!

All power to you Hog Pen (but you may have to upgrade the booger nuts!!)
LOL...I may revive my old Champ...
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Old Mar 30, 2012, 05:25 PM
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Well, the weather finally cooperated. Here is the video of my L-16 Grasshopper (champ) in flight. It flys great http://youtu.be/1hdxh66sR_M
Awesome plane! Did you strip the orange color first or paint over it?
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 06:36 PM
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I'm having a bit of difficulty with the champ and the 5043 metal prop adapter from EFlite (EFLM1933). I can get it setup just fine but it seems really unbalanced. I did balance the 5043 prop by itself but I'm not sure how to balance the adapter. I tried putting on three or four times but it was the same each time. It really chatters at lower speeds and I barely have enough power to stay up. But when I get to pretty much full throttle it calms down a bit but I don't want to cruise around at full throttle and burn through the battery too quick.
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Old Mar 31, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Well I moved my control rods half way in on the control arms. Way more fun with the extra throw. Think I am going to burn out my new motor doing 500' nose dives at 80k though. lol Man can this guy move when you point it straight at the ground and suicide dive. I can even get it inverted during a dive. I think my neighbours think I am nuts.
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Old Apr 03, 2012, 08:35 AM
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winglets

Has anyone else tried winglets on their stock champ? Im wondering if it actually improving performance or if the plane just looks like a jet while flying(which i like).

I just cut off the end of the wing. the tiny piece that slants upwards and glued it pointing straight up on the end of the wing
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Old Apr 03, 2012, 08:37 AM
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and vbluguitar. i love the video and paint job. also i think the birds love it too
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Old Apr 03, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Has anyone else tried winglets on their stock champ? Im wondering if it actually improving performance or if the plane just looks like a jet while flying(which i like).

I just cut off the end of the wing. the tiny piece that slants upwards and glued it pointing straight up on the end of the wing
Have you taken any pictures of your mods?
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