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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:13 AM
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Big,

Turning the elevator servo around will solve the problem. That's what I did. See my build pics in the other thread.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:13 AM
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score! want me to build it for you?

that might be the only way it will fly this season.
I enjoy the tons of boxed airplanes I have man.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:15 AM
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It always pays to read the instructions DOC! I make a special point in the manual to warn you against doing this (see step #10). Oh well, things happen. Hope your buddy can get you in the air soon.

bighead, turn the elevator servo around and the included pushrod will work.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:29 AM
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I will do that! Now I have to see if I can get the ball links loose! A dab of thin CA really keeps them locked in!
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:33 AM
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Just pop the links off the balls and leave the ball itself bolted to the horn and servo arm.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:49 AM
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All I have left to do is slap on the cowling and then the wingtip/SFG combo! Oh yeah and fix my elevator linkage!

A couple of things I love about this kit;

1) All the cutouts are done for you in the ultracoat! I love it!! This saves times and just makes it easy especially with the dark colors!

2) The cutout in the belly (for airflow) has a dam built in that will force air out of the fuse! Plus it has clean cut outs for the servo wires to pass through from the tail to the front.

I can't wait to fly her...should be no later than tomorrow!!
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 11:54 AM
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It always pays to read the instructions DOC!
Dude, this is very strictly my fault. The good news is that it is easy enough to fix.

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Hope your buddy can get you in the air soon.
I have every confidence he will get it perfect. The reason I don't have him do all of them is because he only comes to town about once a month. I was just in such a hurry to get it ready for the fly-in that I dove in haphazardly.

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I think you could just cut out the area on the fuse to allow the elevator to slide in...and the glue it back in...there was a couple of kits where this was done.
I talked to Jim and he made the same mistake a few years ago on one of my other planes. He fixed it this way and I never knew!
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 12:01 PM
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Dude, this is very strictly my fault. The good news is that it is easy enough to fix.



I have every confidence he will get it perfect. The reason I don't have him do all of them is because he only comes to town about once a month. I was just in such a hurry to get it ready for the fly-in that I dove in haphazardly.



I talked to Jim and he made the same mistake a few years ago on one of my other planes. He fixed it this way and I never knew!
If you're that far along Doc you might as well cut it yourself and have it in the air in no time, just a thought.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 12:06 PM
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Dude, this is very strictly my fault. The good news is that it is easy enough to fix.



I have every confidence he will get it perfect. The reason I don't have him do all of them is because he only comes to town about once a month. I was just in such a hurry to get it ready for the fly-in that I dove in haphazardly.



I talked to Jim and he made the same mistake a few years ago on one of my other planes. He fixed it this way and I never knew!
Better idea,send it to me,I will fix it (altho is wont be near as perfect as if Jim does it) but then I will trim it out,make a video of my sucky flying with it and hold it for ransom until you come visit
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 12:08 PM
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If you're that far along Doc you might as well cut it yourself and have it in the in no time, just a thought.
Steve
Oh, I thought about it, but I have done so many builds lately that I'm burnt and really need to let Jim handle it. This plane is so nice that I don't want to screw it up. There's nothing hard about it .... I'm just doing really sloppy work right now and need a break.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 12:20 PM
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Understood. Mines almost done.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 12:43 PM
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You guys think a 13X6.5 APC is too much for the 2814-820?
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 01:00 PM
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You guys think a 13X6.5 APC is too much for the 2814-820?
That's what I'm running on 3s on all my 2814 and 2818 planes.

For 4s I like the 11.5/5

I like 3s better, but that's just me. 4s power is sure fun, but I've found 3s to be much more controllable.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 01:08 PM
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You guys think a 13X6.5 APC is too much for the 2814-820?
Yup on 3s it does .. on 4s 12x6
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 04:17 PM
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groovejet,

Are you happy with your setup and does that motor have enough punch on 3S. I am experimenting at the moment, my last setup was putting out to many amps with a 14x7 and a 13x6 was underpowered on 3S. I am thinking of ordering a Turnigy 3542SK 1000kV motor and would be interested what you have to say.
dukeofearl,

I _was_ happy until Sunday when I burnt up 2 of those motors flying the EF Edge and EF Extra is 24 degree conditions. I flew the EF Extra first and after about 4 minutes of very aggressive flying I saw smoke coming out of the nose area. That motor is toast. At the time I thought it was an iffy motor since I'd pulled it out of my 3DHS VR-1 which I've had so many problems with that I think it's kinda cursed. Then I flew the EF Edge which has had about 40 reliable flights on it and within 2 minutes the motor made horrible noises and quit.

I've come to the conclusion that I fly far too aggressively for that motor and prop setup on 3S. Maybe it can handle that power level (600w) on 4 cell with lower amps; maybe not. All I know is that it's definately not suitable for me so I'll be replacing those motors with a certain Scorpion unit in the next few days.

My 3DHS Extra SHP runs the same motor but on a 12x6 prop using lighter less punchy batteries. That plane is lighter and works well with that setup and hopefully the much lower power (450-480w) will keep the motor in that plane alive for a lot longer.

*** Brad **** Please read this carefully and consider whether your flying altitude, temperatures, level of aggression (when flying ) etc. might make your Turnigy setup a ticking bomb.
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