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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Not a bad idea. My preference, though, is fluro orange. I may put some.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 02:52 PM
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I also use the Monocote Trim sheets too. (adhesive backed).

@ Jayb1rds,
I'm not sure about the window cleaner (it usually has ammonia in it) but a popular method of making "wet" water is to add a few drops of diswashing detergent (IE: "JOY" or "Dawn") to a spray bottle full of clean water.
Spray the wing and the adhesive side of the trim tape (or any adhesive backed graphics)
You will now be able to slide the material around on the surface, to get it positioned just right.
Once in the desired position, use a credit card to "squegee" the water out from the "sticker" starting from the center moving outward.
a piece of vellum or paper between the squegee and the sticker helps eliminate scratches from the squegee.
This allows accurate positioning and eliminates any air bubbles.
Works really well for large vinyl graphics as well. Such as the "leggy" monster "M" decal.
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Old Jan 24, 2013, 04:37 PM
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400ml distilled water, 100 ml isopropyl alchohol, and a few drops of dishwashing liquid as a wetting agent works perfect, also good for cleaning vinyl records
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 01:10 AM
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Tamjet brakes

What's a good pressure for the tank?
I'm new to the air brakes and was also wondering if there was an answer to this? I just got the kit installed and waiting on a air pump right now but there is no kind of instructions or anything. Thanks
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 02:59 AM
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I believe that would be 100psi for brakes and retracts
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 05:43 AM
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Cool, thanks for the help.
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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:05 AM
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If anyone happens to have a NIB kit that they'd be willing to sell please lemme know.

Thx

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Old Jan 25, 2013, 10:06 AM
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I also use the Monocote Trim sheets too. (adhesive backed).

@ Jayb1rds,
I'm not sure about the window cleaner (it usually has ammonia in it) but a popular method of making "wet" water is to add a few drops of diswashing detergent (IE: "JOY" or "Dawn") to a spray bottle full of clean water.
Spray the wing and the adhesive side of the trim tape (or any adhesive backed graphics)
You will now be able to slide the material around on the surface, to get it positioned just right.
Once in the desired position, use a credit card to "squegee" the water out from the "sticker" starting from the center moving outward.
a piece of vellum or paper between the squegee and the sticker helps eliminate scratches from the squegee.
This allows accurate positioning and eliminates any air bubbles.
Works really well for large vinyl graphics as well. Such as the "leggy" monster "M" decal.
Damn Gary, that looks really good man!!

I'll have to come over so you can show me how to do it

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:03 AM
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Not a bad idea. My preference, though, is fluro orange. I may put some.
love that color. jamacia flourescent orange shows up great on my heli blades when the sun shines on it but i find on the dark cloudy days it kinda washes out. i didn't bother with orange on the habu, i preferred the yellow as i think it stands out more on those dull days. i really depend on the tail for orientation when it gets small fast.
if you decide to go with flourescent colors ....i had to put a layer of white over the black, if i didn't the orange wouldn't "glow" very well
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 01:42 PM
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im a late one to this topic... just bought a Habu and was wondering if the recommended servos are going to hold up for a good amount of time on this airframe? and esc???
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 02:56 PM
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im a late one to this topic... just bought a Habu and was wondering if the recommended servos are going to hold up for a good amount of time on this airframe? and esc???
What servos are you refering too? What ESC are you refering too? You can get reviews about any servos or ESC's ever mounted and flown in this Jet by reading some of this 10,000 page thread and using the search tool,(Works a Treat). I've had luck with 5085 Hi-Tec digital servos that seem to hold up well in this Jet up until now....maybe 75-80 flights so far with no problems. The ESC selection for this this Jet varies with the motor and battery application being used...the CC 100-120 HV ESC's seem to work well and be the choice of many pilots throught this Post and have held up fine for me till recently, the same 75-80 flights....I have used both of the CC ESC's mentioned above and would recommend them to anyone setting up this Jet. Purchase the best electronics you can afford is my advice....If you plan on modifying this Jet for more speed and agility, like many pilots in here tend to do, purchase the CC120 HV for your ESC choice, I purchased the CC100 ESC HV intially and started upgrading to 8S then 9S then 10S and before you know it..your running really hot and running into problems. Purchase the CC 120 HV off the hop and be done with it ! Your going to like this Jet...I cannot say anything bad about it's flight characteristics, it's physical appearance,customer service or price. IMHO it's the best bang for the buck electric Jet on the market....enjoy and good luck.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:14 PM
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I agree, It is a good thing to increase visibility on the Habu.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:18 PM
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What servos are you refering too? What ESC are you refering too? You can get reviews about any servos or ESC's ever mounted and flown in this Jet by reading some of this 10,000 page thread and using the search tool,(Works a Treat). I've had luck with 5085 Hi-Tec digital servos that seem to hold up well in this Jet up until now....maybe 75-80 flights so far with no problems. The ESC selection for this this Jet varies with the motor and battery application being used...the CC 100-120 HV ESC's seem to work well and be the choice of many pilots throught this Post and have held up fine for me till recently, the same 75-80 flights....I have used both of the CC ESC's mentioned above and would recommend them to anyone setting up this Jet. Purchase the best electronics you can afford is my advice....If you plan on modifying this Jet for more speed and agility, like many pilots in here tend to do, purchase the CC120 HV for your ESC choice, I purchased the CC100 ESC HV intially and started upgrading to 8S then 9S then 10S and before you know it..your running really hot and running into problems. Purchase the CC 120 HV off the hop and be done with it ! Your going to like this Jet...I cannot say anything bad about it's flight characteristics, it's physical appearance,customer service or price. IMHO it's the best bang for the buck electric Jet on the market....enjoy and good luck.
Wow!!! This must be the longest thread on RC Groups

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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:32 PM
Another one on the way...
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im a late one to this topic... just bought a Habu and was wondering if the recommended servos are going to hold up for a good amount of time on this airframe? and esc???
The question is whether you are going to fly "stock" (at least initially), which means the E-Flite 80mm power system. If the answer is yes, then I would suggest a CC100 ESC (will let you check the log to see how the plane is performing), Hitec HS85BB for flaps, ailerons, and elevators, HS85MG for nose steering, and HS-5085MG for rudder. That's what I used, and it appears to be pretty strong. I would also recommend strengthening the thrust tube with packing tape from the INSIDE (see this thread for suggestions how).

Today I replaced the struts with Tam Jets spring loaded struts.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Hi YF-22,
I'd suggest going with a used setup like the TJ80 1409 1.5Y 6-cell setup listed here:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1818783
$300 for a proven EDF/motor combo, and the ESC built in - it's hard to go wrong.
Best of luck,
Josh

Chris,
Excellent job on the recover - looks great!
Josh
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