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Old Oct 02, 2012, 01:58 PM
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Is the heavy duty steering something that comes with the more expensive setup or is that an additional item you were referring too?
It is extra but worth the money as it is sized for the nose strut pin that Tam upgrades to 5/32" wire. I have 75+ flights on mine without any issue.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 02:36 PM
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3 questions after getting my habu in the mail, assembling things, programming the radio.

1) Should I adjust the ESC settings, specifically motor timing? Ice 100 in there.
2) Tamjets nose strut/wheel slightly bump into fuse when retracted. During testing the retract stalled once and wouldn't operate until I power cycled again. Anyone have suggestions on how to fix/avoid problems.
3) Will run on stock motor/fan w/ 6s until I decide to upgrade in the future perhaps. For amp draw do you think running w/ deans on battery OK. I wonder if I hadn't ought to upgrade to bigger bullet connectors.
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 02:52 PM
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Did you add the 1/4" ply spacer?
Deans are fine. ec5 are a good choice
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Old Oct 07, 2012, 03:18 PM
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Tight clearance with the strut, I shaved a few mm off the fuse opening where it needed it.
I run the default setting on my ice100. no issues.
Also using deans with 7S 5000s on stock fan/motor, Use genuine deans, not the cheap copys, they fail. But bullet connectors(EC5)) are much better should you choose that route.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:41 AM
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Got a few more flights on my Habu32 yesterday, on the last flight my ESC low voltage cut hit on finals and I landed in the rough just short of the runway. No damage to the airframe but I damaged a retract.



The two arrows indicate that the plastic piece and the brass collar should be one piece. The brass gets pulled out of the plastic piece with the weight of the impact which is fine as it saves the retract and the model/wing etc etc, however does anyone know where to buy just that piece?

This is the second time I've had this problem, last time I had to buy a whole retract which kind of defeats the purpose of 'saving the retract' if you have to buy one anyway...

If I could I would buy a bag of 10 of those little suckers - Horizon told me that they don't sell that piece seperately
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:23 AM
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there are a bunch of chinese cheapos that work flawlessly and are a direct drop in.. get those.. I don't see why you shouldn't
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 04:50 AM
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Send it in and they will replace the gear. keep a spare unit in your flight box
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 07:25 AM
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Did you add the 1/4" ply spacer?
Deans are fine. ec5 are a good choice
I'll have to check. I didn't assemble it. Got here off rcgroups.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 09:45 AM
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there are a bunch of chinese cheapos that work flawlessly and are a direct drop in.. get those.. I don't see why you shouldn't
Hey cool Pavlos, I don't know what it is called so I don't know where to start searching. Have you got a link on where I can find them?? will be ordering asap.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 10:35 AM
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pav... los?

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Old Oct 08, 2012, 11:53 AM
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it's my name in Greek... .. you can call me Paul... same thing
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 02:07 PM
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it's my name in Greek... .. you can call me Paul... same thing
Sorry... Paul... can you let me know where I can buy those plastic retract pieces, or what they are called so I can search for them?

cheers,
Geoff.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 03:10 PM
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I'd try this one:
http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id/2772

Or this one:
http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id/2773

But then again, it's possible neither would work.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 05:26 PM
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actually those are the upgrade for the changesun retracts to be converted with metal trunion.. a complete retract will also work and they are cheap as chips..
I have them in 3.3 and 4kg planes and they work juuust fine.
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Old Oct 08, 2012, 05:33 PM
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pav... los?
Pavcon got banned in the naughty corner so appears to have registered a new account...
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