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Old Jun 14, 2011, 09:20 PM
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Old Jun 14, 2011, 11:58 PM
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btw i just bought the first Russian T-50 Pak Fa a in the market.
The plane is a twin 64mm EDF and sold as a kit only at 55 euros shipped worldwide
www.podium-jets.com the webpage
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1431834 and the thread
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 11:55 AM
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I was under the impression that this thing was around $179 - $199.....nitroplanes has it receiver-ready for $109. Has it always been like this?

http://www.nitroplanes.com/60a-dy8934-meteor-arf.html
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 12:38 PM
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I bought it for 100 PNP from RCwarez.com

One irrelevant question though...
If I fly off a very good paved runway.. do I need to reinforce the main gears? because I need soemthing fast to fly I'm not going to do the retract mod from the beginning..
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Old Jun 15, 2011, 11:06 PM
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I bought it for 100 PNP from RCwarez.com

One irrelevant question though...
If I fly off a very good paved runway.. do I need to reinforce the main gears? because I need soemthing fast to fly I'm not going to do the retract mod from the beginning..
The main gear is pretty bad especially the mains. All I did was put some epoxy around them along with some hot glue for a little give and they have been solid ever since.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 04:58 AM
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thanks.. Im in athens now so i expect it to be in cyprus when i go back on monday. I received a call today that my het6904 and my extra het fan just arrived. 4 days ems shipping direct from het. couldnt be any better. I would buy from giantcod if they had the fan only.

Retract mod is already home and powersystem is out of the F-22 and ready to be installed. Maybe it needs some wire length changes...

Anw... With 2330watts my espectations are high
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 08:48 AM
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thanks.. Im in athens now so i expect it to be in cyprus when i go back on monday. I received a call today that my het6904 and my extra het fan just arrived. 4 days ems shipping direct from het. couldnt be any better. I would buy from giantcod if they had the fan only.

Retract mod is already home and powersystem is out of the F-22 and ready to be installed. Maybe it needs some wire length changes...

Anw... With 2330watts my espectations are high
Your meteor is going to scream!
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 08:51 AM
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i hope se. But im really worried about the esc coolling... If its possible i want to moun it outside
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 10:06 AM
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i hope se. But im really worried about the esc coolling... If its possible i want to moun it outside
I think where it is, it is best place for it.
I had my friend move his esc in direct air flow in front of edf on his habe and he said it never ran that cool.

If anything I would just cut a channel under it for air to flow on both sides.
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I think where it is, it is best place for it.
I had my friend move his esc in direct air flow in front of edf on his habe and he said it never ran that cool.

If anything I would just cut a channel under it for air to flow on both sides.
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lets hope i wont need much resoldering. ... Anw in the meantime im going to have a bath and enjoy the rest of the evening with potato chips and beer... Tomottow is concert day
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Old Jun 17, 2011, 05:35 PM
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the meteor just arrived ,I opened the box everything looks perfect . i also just picked up the Habu this past wednesday .I am very pleased with the meteor for the money $123.00 shipped the Habu $216.00 , we shall see dollar for dollar how these guys compare .
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 05:48 PM
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Maiden in 18 mph winds

After seven trips to the flying field I finally said "To Hell With It" and Maidened my Meteor in an 18 mph 10 degree crosswind off the nose. Tookoff and climbed out like a homesick angel. Needed about 1/4 trim. Landing was a little tricky but the last correction at anout 3 inches landed on all three gear smooth as silk! Luck NOT pilot skill. I will take an OK three wire everytime!

I did have an interesting problem piror to the first launch. My transmitter is a new Spectrum DX8 with an AR600 receiver and the "Stock" Meteor electronics. When I plugged in the 3300 lipo 4s, the esc went through the normal "song" except the esc would not arm the motor?? It had a continious beeping for over a minute or more but no power. The controls would "Wipeout" as normal but not the motor. Replaced the battery with the same results except this time there were some strange things going on with the control surfaces....moving up/down but not returning to zero. The transmitter was reading 5.0 volts with the first battery and 4.9 when the second battery was installed in the aircraft. I have NOT been able to determine just what the reading should be for a fully charged transmitter battery on the DX8??? My DX7 will read abour 11.2 V when it is fully charged.

I rebind the Meteor to the DX7 at the field and went back to the first battery. Bind and music went as expected with the motor ready to go. I taxied it out and did a couple of power runs down the runway to check nosewheel steering and tracking then as a 20 ++ gust came through said @#%$# and launched. Wow What a great plane/deal for $105 US dollars!


Anyone got any ideas what is going on with the DX* transmitter? Need some help here guys.



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Old Jun 18, 2011, 09:55 PM
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NFG, Congrats on the maiden. Wish I could help you on the Tx issue. Not sure how many guys in here are flying on the new DX8 but hopefully someone will chime in.

As for me put in 5 flights on the black and red beast. Flew formation with a new Stryker Q, Habu, SuperCub on roids, and a souped up Freewing F-15. Had a blast as 1 of the flights was a 3 way formation with my Meteor, Habu, and F-15. Last flight was with the Q and the SuperDuperCub that was trailing a streamer ......oh yeah baby the Meteor saw some combat today . But the Q got the streamer . Just too much fun .

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Old Jun 18, 2011, 10:00 PM
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I believe the dx8 is a 6volt trasmitter maybe low voltage not sure
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Old Jun 18, 2011, 10:05 PM
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congrats on your maiden man
your problem on the dx8 seems like throttle travel.. bind it again and pull the throttle back and also pull the throttle TRIM full back until the motor arms... then unplug everything and set your throttle end points with the nomal esc programming procedure with the trim a normal position.
5volts for the dx8 is normal ... it hs 4 AA batts sothats yis half the volatage...
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