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Old Jan 29, 2013, 12:54 AM
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Here's the photos...Hope they help. (Excuse the butchered job to the foam. I didn't have a dremel yet...Yeah, I know.)

Just discovered this post. That's way more foam than I cut out. I only needed to removed th side bits where the fan is mounted and 2 inches sinces the shroud is longer than stock. It definitely has more thrust!

Anyway, with cs12 and 100A ESC as others have mention moves the CG back. It's now 85mm rather than 70ish mm before. Is the CG in the manual correct? If so I'll add weight until I get a CG of 75mm.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:24 AM
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Sorry, I meant the Blackbird (was known as the Habu), not the Eflite EDF with the same name.
You've had 10 SR-71s? I'm sure I must be misreading that. I was thinking of getting an SR-71 kit and putting my own stuff into it. RC Castle has one for $98.00.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:47 AM
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That was not a misprint.

I have bought, flown and mostly crashed and destroyed 10 SR-71 64mm airframes. My 9th was my most celebrated and longest-lasting at 54 successful sorties. Blew away the previous record of six on one airframe.

She was my muse, my nemesis. Nothing beat the look and presence in the air. My favorite plane of all-time, I wasn't about to give up so easy. I have a complete Don's Wicked setup and killer LED afterburner kit for sale if interested.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 09:54 AM
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Aros, I am astonished to say the least. 10 SR-71s. That's true dedication. I haven't decided yet about buying one. I won't till I PM you to find out why you went through so many. I've always wanted one but previous experience with the brand has left me somewhat dubious. I've even priced some stuff out and it'll cost me another over $300.00 to get one in the air. I think I'd rather get another F/A-18 first.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Sorry, I meant the Blackbird (was known as the Habu), not the Eflite EDF with the same name.
Aros: I got it, yes that's a different bird for sure .
I always thought that jet would be a handful .

Yours sure looked great on the bench and in the air .
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:33 AM
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Aros, I am astonished to say the least. 10 SR-71s. That's true dedication.
Or true stupidity, or both.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 11:34 AM
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Aros: I got it, yes that's a different bird for sure .
I always thought that jet would be a handful .

Yours sure looked great on the bench and in the air .
Thanks, yeah she was a looker. A part of me will always miss her (or them) but I finally tired of the headaches.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:22 PM
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While I got mine about 1 hour ago, took it out of the box.
Surprize , I ordered the kit and paid for the kit but got the ARF
I sent a e-mail to MotionRC and told them their mistake, so now I'm waiting to hear from them, to see what they want to do .
I'm not even planning on starting the kit until April, as I have a few other planes I have to finish first.
It's been in the single digits here, but we had freezing rain that turned to rain and warmed up today to the mid 60's but it will not last .
It is very impressive looking and I think after I do my upgrades it will be a keeper.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Oh she's a keeper alright.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:45 PM
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While I got mine about 1 hour ago, to it out of the box.
Surprize , I ordered the kit and paid for the kit but got the ARF
I sent a e-mail to MotionRC and told them their mistake, so now I'm waiting to hear from them, to see what they want to do .
I've gotten awesome customer service from them so far regarding my nose door missing parts
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 03:50 PM
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Hi Aros :=}
I can not wait to fly her, but taking my time to re-inforce trouble areas and upgardes will make waiting worth it.
Those Guy's & they know who they are, that live in those warm weather places have got it made :=}
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I've gotten awesome customer service from them so far regarding my nose door missing parts
Yes, they seem to have it together, just hope thet stay that way.
It would be great to be able to get things with out having to wait or wait very long.
Plus they will talk to you on the phone , see if Pete or Tony will :={{{
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:36 PM
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I just ordered mine through them very excited to fly this bad ass jet again. Thinking I will probably go with the change sun combo just have to wait until I reload my finances first.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 04:40 PM
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So many planes...So little funds....
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 05:09 PM
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While I got mine about 1 hour ago, toke it out of the box.
Surprize , I ordered the kit and paid for the kit but got the ARF
I sent a e-mail to MotionRC and told them their mistake, so now I'm waiting to hear from them, to see what they want to do .
I'm not even planning on starting the kit until April, as I have a few other planes I have to finish first.
It's been in the single digits here, but we had freezing rain that turned to rain and warmed up today to the mid 60's but it will not last .
It is very impressive looking and I think after I do my upgrades it will be a keeper.
Hey I've been looking for one of those. Maybe we can work something out.
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