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Old Jul 31, 2011, 12:34 AM
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That looks great, what did you use? How did you apply it?
i use krylon black granit textured paint. i apply just a tin coat. it cover very well , and it's very light .
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 12:50 AM
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i use krylon black granit textured paint. i apply just a tin coat. it cover very well , and it's very light .
thats a good find flytahiti. there are new paints coming out all the time, I've seen a lot of guys use the trunk paint but its very thick and heavy

the cockpit and pilot looks fantastic

John
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 01:36 AM
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The long spring works great guys/
It really give softer landing and not stressing the spring.
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 02:58 AM
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The long spring works great guys/
It really give softer landing and not stressing the spring.
So will these springs be available for the struts Tam?? Let's see the new spring application Tam..
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 11:05 AM
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I spray all my canopies on the inside with a gold paint........looks good and I don't worry about a cockpit and pilot..............HOWEVER...that is one nice looking cockpit you built flytahiti....very nice.
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 01:28 PM
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Maidened mine this weekend. Stock except for an Ice 100 and BEC Pro, came in right at 7lbs.

I was a bit nervous, as I fly off grass, but I am extremely pleased with how the plane behaves. Took probably 150-200 ft to get in the air at half flap, but not an uncomfortably long ground roll. Landings were a piece of cake. Looking forward to getting more stick time on this plane.

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Old Jul 31, 2011, 01:33 PM
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So will these springs be available for the struts Tam?? Let's see the new spring application Tam..
I'll when my spring order come in.
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 02:14 PM
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Maidened mine this weekend. Stock except for an Ice 100 and BEC Pro, came in right at 7lbs.

I was a bit nervous, as I fly off grass, but I am extremely pleased with how the plane behaves. Took probably 150-200 ft to get in the air at half flap, but not an uncomfortably long ground roll. Landings were a piece of cake. Looking forward to getting more stick time on this plane.

-Adam
Congrats on the maiden! If you are flying off of fixed gear, did you keep the small stock wheels or did you go larger to fly off the grass? Thx. Dana
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Congrats on the maiden! If you are flying off of fixed gear, did you keep the small stock wheels or did you go larger to fly off the grass? Thx. Dana
Flying with the e-flite retracts, and the stock wheels. I was surprised that they rolled as well as they did on the grass. I spent a fair amount of time making sure the wheel bushings were bored properly, and the wheels spun freely.

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Old Jul 31, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Flying with the e-flite retracts, and the stock wheels. I was surprised that they rolled as well as they did on the grass. I spent a fair amount of time making sure the wheel bushings were bored properly, and the wheels spun freely.

-A
Yeah, the wheel bushings are tricky to get correct.There's a nice little trick I learned in here.I did'nt use a drill, just sand-paper and the wheels are turned out perfect and rotated with no slop at all...There is a member in RC Universe selling his 8S Habu beacause it will not take-off from his club's grass field..that's the first time I heard of a problem to this nature,anyone else having this problem??If someone needs a 8SHabu..its at RC Universe... Must be really thick grass at that guy's field!
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 04:57 PM
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What is the preferred cg for this jet? They seem to have a fairly big window in the instructions. I usually like it towards the front. But each jet is a bit different. Any input welcome. thanks. Stephan
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 10:19 PM
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What is the preferred cg for this jet? They seem to have a fairly big window in the instructions. I usually like it towards the front. But each jet is a bit different. Any input welcome. thanks. Stephan
Depends on the battery configuration your running and how they are placed in the Jet...meaning some guys take the wood platform out and use the whole cavity for there batteries(8S)..some guys put one 4S on the floor,attach the wood platform and place another 4S on the wood,so it is tiered....Dont know the weight of your batteries..how you have them set-up,how you want the jet coming in etc.Its has to do with preference aswell so its not as simple as 123..A CG stand is a nice tool to have,I just ordered one..
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 10:55 PM
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Good to hear about more successful maidens off grass!
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 11:27 PM
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My friend just called model flight and they said the habu 32 is still a month or 2 away

does any one know where else i can get one from ?
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Old Aug 01, 2011, 01:32 AM
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My friend just called model flight and they said the habu 32 is still a month or 2 away

does any one know where else i can get one from ?
hi. sorry to hear that. great hobbies in canada has 4 or 5......depends how bad you want one and how long it will take to get there. g'luck with your search
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