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Old Apr 16, 2012, 11:53 PM
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Hey I have been considering, flaperons or spoilerons.
How are they working out for you?
Spot landing would be good for me! Thanks Chris
im really getting into the advance features of the dx8

and one of them is flaperons, i have my fm switch 0 set for normal flight( zero flap mix)

fm1 has about 30%, fm2 has 50%( i also have some elev up on these 2) , when im ready to land , i slow down first on throttle, once im in line and ready to land
i switch on to fm1 or 2 and lower throttle down to almost zero, when im really close to landing i power off and float the rest down.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 12:37 AM
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I repaired the Wildcat and threw some paint on her to help see here against this light blue SW sky... I know it's not scale but it's easy to see
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 01:07 AM
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decided to check out my wildcat, its been in the hangar for a few months now...
Upon closer inspection i found the following cat damage.
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I literally meant cat damage, not sure why she decided to leave her mark on only this plane.
I attempted to contact her regarding the wildcat situation, unfortunately she seems to be buried in paperwork at the moment.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 01:17 AM
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I repaired the Wildcat and threw some paint on her to help see here against this light blue SW sky... I know it's not scale but it's easy to see
nice ,

mine is dark blue on top , red nose and dark silver on bottom.

i dont know how anyone can see the stock color on some days. it blends in so good
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 05:40 AM
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looks good bigfoot, ive debated about trying to dig out the inserted gear on the fuselage, im liking your color scheme too.
thanks Bud. I can go much further and have a lot more fun with this color scheme because of the huge difference in visibility. Prying out the plastic wheels from the fuselage is a piece of cake, just pop them out with a screwdriver and your fingertips and they pull right out. ~S~ !
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 07:52 AM
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decided to check out my wildcat, its been in the hangar for a few months now...
Upon closer inspection i found the following cat damage.
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I literally meant cat damage, not sure why she decided to leave her mark on only this plane.
I attempted to contact her regarding the wildcat situation, unfortunately she seems to be buried in paperwork at the moment.
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Cat are amazing....when they feel crazy...the do crazy things. Mine used to attack the TV and the mirror.

Anyway.....if I were you, I would paint those white spots black as if they were machine gun spray over the wing.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 08:31 AM
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Here is a pic of mine. Shunyata's picture is the correct gear with the stock wheels. I have the 2.5 Dupro ultra lites shown in pic. I have no re-inforcement but its not a bad idea. I have ripped them off on a few hard landings. Then again, some water and white gorilla glue and you're back up. Reinforced may have done some different damage... Also , peel out the stock plastic parkzone wheels from the fuselage. Kinda looks goofy to have 2 sets of wheels...
I'm thinking of doing this but how's the CG? Also u got a point on guerilla glue to put them on for bad landings will probably do more damage. Is it hard to take off with them?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 09:43 AM
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Here is a pic of mine. Shunyata's picture is the correct gear with the stock wheels. I have the 2.5 Dupro ultra lites shown in pic. I have no re-inforcement but its not a bad idea. I have ripped them off on a few hard landings. Then again, some water and white gorilla glue and you're back up. Reinforced may have done some different damage... Also , peel out the stock plastic parkzone wheels from the fuselage. Kinda looks goofy to have 2 sets of wheels...
Looks good sir. I liked the video too!

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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Engine mis-aligned? Help!

Hi Guys,
Just got my Wildcat, Plug n Play, and in 15 minutes she's ready to take to the air.. BUT I see that the prop/engine is not aligned square to the airplane, it is off to the right on the horizontal plane... Is this correct?
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Hi Guys,
Just got my Wildcat, Plug n Play, and in 15 minutes she's ready to take to the air.. BUT I see that the prop/engine is not aligned square to the airplane, it is off to the right on the horizontal plane... Is this correct?
Absolutely, counteracts the torque generated from the motor. Totally normal.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:48 AM
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Absolutely, counteracts the torque generated from the motor. Totally normal.
Phew... Thanks IndyMatt...

Appreciate the very fast response... excellent forum, so informative.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 10:59 AM
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You are gonna love how nice it flys right out of the box, have fun Dave.
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:08 AM
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You are gonna love how nice it flys right out of the box, have fun Dave.
Thanks Buzz...

Just cant compare the quality of this foamie to my Art-Tech Tiger or my Nine Eagles Sky Climber... chalk and cheese. This is stand-out good!
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:16 AM
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Thanks Buzz...

Just cant compare the quality of this foamie to my Art-Tech Tiger or my Nine Eagles Sky Climber... chalk and cheese. This is stand-out good!
I love doing passes without the gear hanging down. Gives me the chills sometimes have fun with your F4F!
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Old Apr 17, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Freakin' cats. My second wife wanted two new sofas, I said, what's the point? Your two cats will shred them. Got the sofas. Cats shredded them. Second wife is an ex.

I like cats but I also hate them.
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