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Old Feb 10, 2011, 10:24 AM
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Finished it. Not as perfect as the one in #67, but it matches and it should work out.+


EDIT: Seems like I have a problem with the motor/engine: There seems to be something in the metal part of it. I already removed the blades etc, but how can I remove the C-Ring to get the 2 parts apart?
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Finished it. Not as perfect as the one in #67, but it matches and it should work out.+


EDIT: Seems like I have a problem with the motor/engine: There seems to be something in the metal part of it. I already removed the blades etc, but how can I remove the C-Ring to get the 2 parts apart?
The "c" clip will pop off to the side (and fly across the room never to be seen again if your not carefull.) They "spring" open. I do them under a towel or something to contain the clip when it pops off (or on). Easy to do, just don't loose the clip :-)
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 02:11 PM
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To put the "C" clip back on, I put a piece of clear tape on it folded over to make a handle. I hold the piece of tape while pushing the clip back on with a blade(straight) screwdriver. Also this way if it flies off again it's easier to see it across the room as Kerry pointed out.

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 02:28 PM
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To put the "C" clip back on, I put a piece of clear tape on it folded over to make a handle. I hold the piece of tape while pushing the clip back on with a blade(straight) screwdriver. Also this way if it flies off again it's easier to see it across the room as Kerry pointed out.

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I'm still learning new tricks :-) Thanks Glen

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Old Feb 10, 2011, 03:26 PM
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Alright, I've gotten the C-Clip off, but can't get it on again..

I've now registered to the ship with the props and ordered the props plus a few other small items(C-Clips ) from it. Let's see how those cheap props will work.. if I get the motor set back up.

Any other tips around? I might need something that I can push the motor on, so the Clip goes on more easily. Should I use any needles or so to widen the clip or just push it onw ith full force?
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Old Feb 10, 2011, 04:34 PM
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I just push them on with the side of a screwdriver blade resting flat against it.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 07:18 AM
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Which do you think is better? The fox or the radian pro? Take a look.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1387898
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 07:25 AM
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Which do you think is better? The fox or the radian pro? Take a look.
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1387898
That is the good question, but they are two different ships! Two different sizes. One is scale one is not............... One is full house the other is not...
Hard to say which one is better!! But it would be interesting to hear what people opinions are!!!

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 07:30 AM
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That is the good question, but they are two different ships! Two different sizes. One is scale one is not............... One is full house the other is not...
Hard to say which one is better!! But it would be interesting to hear what people opinions are!!!

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Did you read the link? I am proposing a foam glider shootout.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 08:00 AM
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Really, I can't say anything about soaring with the Fox Glider, simply because I only did it in "real" gliders and have no experience in it concerning RC flying.

The new motor mount seems to work out ifne. I now left one of the wings at the bottom of the shaft out, now I can get on the C-Clip perfectly fine. The motor sticks where it is so it should just work out.

Concerning the CG; I'll do a flight tomorrow and see how it goes. I'll see how the CG is with the wood mount.

Until which voltage do you unload your LiPos? I usually fly until they reach 3.6-3.7V per cell, but I heard some unload them until 3V or so. What's the "best" voltage?
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 09:15 AM
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Does the stock ESC have an auto shot of feature for when the LIPO get low, down close to the 3 volts per cell???
And if it does is it a hard shut down or a soft shut down.
I like soft!!! nothing worse then being in a real critical spot IE: risky maneuver when all of a sudden the power to the motor gets cut.

I like to program the ESC's with soft low voltage settings, then the RPM just noticeably goes down and tells you it's time to come in for a landing.

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Old Feb 11, 2011, 09:17 AM
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Did you read the link? I am proposing a foam glider shootout.
Hummm pi$$ing contest!?!? sounds interesting.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Hummm pi$$ing contest!?!? sounds interesting.
I happen to know that a long barrel makes a gun morre accurate.
I'M IN. :-)
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 11:01 AM
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aeajr:
Have there been any Cularis entries ?

I have my Cularis set up for either Electric or AeroTow.
Its a fairly quick conversion.

I've been towed practicaly straight up by 100cc tugs !

As far as Slope goes: you do realize that it's dependent on battery life and
how long the wind continues to blow - not motor run.
A motor on a sloper is insurance for a good landing or against landing "out" .

Thermal is the only thing that makes a Contest out of it.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 11:50 AM
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I happen to know that a long barrel makes a gun morre accurate.
I'M IN. :-)
UMMMM Kerry your not bragging are you
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