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Old Feb 12, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Don't think any1 on here has done a blue angles scheme in this bird. So it'll look nice and stand out in the sky.

Also do a check with a wattmeter, just to make sure. These stock setups are pushing close to the esc rated amps. I swapped mine out to a hw100a and cc bec. Not trying to scare you, but i swap out the esc and bec on every plane/jet, but just for your reference depending on flying style, cruiser or WOT.
V8, do you run spektrum radio equipment?
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 05:46 PM
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Thanks! Well that answers that! Yikes, good thing I didn't try to maiden yet!

I wonder how my mixing got all messed up? I followed the manual to the letter on my DX7. I'll investigate.

So how do I know if mine is V1 or V2?

Thanks again...She's a beauty and I don't want to do anything stupid and get her all smashed up on the maiden...
Hey Aros, I purchased one of these birds about a month ago. They are awesome. I am saving funds to buy a DX8 so I have not flown her yet. I think that this jet, my Starmax 1600 mm A-1 Skyraider, HET 70mm A-10 Warthog, and E-flite F4 Phantom (when ever it arrives) are the coolest aircraft in my fleet. Cheers!
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 08:21 PM
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Did you repaint the p-38?
Not yet...I will though. Here's the blue base coat...I'll let the paint cure for a few days then paint the yellow trim.
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Hey Aros, I purchased one of these birds about a month ago. They are awesome. I am saving funds to buy a DX8 so I have not flown her yet. I think that this jet, my Starmax 1600 mm A-1 Skyraider, HET 70mm A-10 Warthog, and E-flite F4 Phantom (when ever it arrives) are the coolest aircraft in my fleet. Cheers!
Great planes you got there! I'm really pleased so far...I love the overall quality and decent stock speed...
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 01:54 AM
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Well now that the paint has dried I am seeing the blue is not the Navy Blue color I was hoping for. Even though the paint color is called "Gloss Dark Blue" and the lid looks Navy Blue, it's more of a royal blue. It's still definitely passable as a Blue Angel but I'm very anal when it comes to painting my birds as close to the FS version as possible.

I'm not sure why Testors doesn't offer a TRUE deep blue! They have many variants of blue yet none of them are a nice deep, navy or midnight blue for some reason (regardless of what the paint color says or the lid looks like).

I just want this to be perfect because so far, I have had no problems with this plane. That's pretty much a first after 6 years of being fully immersed in the hobby. I will get the BEC and probably a higher amped ESC but right now, everything functions perfectly.

What a concept!
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 02:43 AM
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Colorado, Ive been using my HK servo reversers (and some no-name brand one) with both my DX6i and my new DX7S and have never had any sort of issues with them. Its good to have a couple on hand just incase! For me, the HK ones work just as advertised.

Jordan

Thanks, that's what I'd hear. Good to know another hasn't had any problems.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 01:46 PM
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i ran into the same problem putting mine together, where to find the 120 deg servos. i put hitec in all my flight controls and used the stock hobby lobby ones for TV

http://search2.hobby-lobby.com/psear...ueryId=3440344

http://search2.hobby-lobby.com/psear...ueryId=3440344

after a dozen flights i disabled TV and salvaged two of the servos by making custom dual rudders

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdRC2...c2AUAAAAAAAHAA
Stock 120's it is then. Looks like they just got back in stock too.
Nice work in the vid BTW.
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 01:56 PM
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Thanks, that's what I'd hear. Good to know another hasn't had any problems.
DITTO, got some HK reversers on order.
BTW, tried my hand at reversing an old servo I had laying around and got it to work successfully. Nice to have options...
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 05:40 AM
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the LHS told me the ccbec isnt fast enough with its "switch mode" to keep up with the spektrum rx.... made me install one of these 5v caps

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...tector-SPM1600

have you done anything like this?
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 08:11 AM
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Yes I have a couple few, but read on there website that "This Voltage Protector is not intended for Aircraft use" so I pulled em out.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Here's a couple shots before I put the final yellow trim and decals on her. Testor's "gloss dark blue" is definitely more of a sky blue so I am bummed about that. It still looks good and unmistakable as a Blue Angel, but the base color should be more of a navy blue. Oh well.
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Looks good!
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 03:59 PM
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very sharp, im excited to see the finished product!
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Old Feb 14, 2012, 04:27 PM
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Thanks! Should be complete by Friday or Saturday...
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