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Old Mar 03, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Has anyone tried these batteries?

http://hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store...dProduct=16692

Also how much flight time am I looking at with 2200mah 25c zippy battery? mixed throttle flying of course, i hope its not less than 5 mins
Yes except I got mine from the USA warehouse and there turnigy not zippy. They seem long. They are 70 grams heavier than the stock battery but being longer, the weight was spread out. Cg did not seem to be affected at all no trimming was needed and the plane seemed to respond well to the extra weight. It was very windy. The price is right don't be scared.
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Old Mar 03, 2011, 08:15 PM
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Well I am officially a part of the family now, I have my Wildcat and now my P47 can't wait to try her out!
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Old Mar 03, 2011, 08:21 PM
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Lubrication. Do not use any oils or "grease" on your retracts. Oil and grease attract and collect dirt, sand and grime and will cause undo wear on exposed moving parts. Do NOT use GRAPHITE either!! Graphite is conductive and will short out and destroy your retract!! LOL!!

I suggest using a lithium grease - very lightly applied using a toothpick or such to any areas seen to be "rubbing" or binding. Less is good as only enough is needed to lubricate the part and not so much that it is scraped up or piled up. Wipe away any excess.

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Old Mar 03, 2011, 09:09 PM
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I agree. I would call lubrication a last resort before a phone call to hh customer service. If you do it, do it as hillbille describes.
(It really doesn't need it, and if you get stuff caught up in there (like I do all the time- dust, pebbles, bits of grass) I just hit it with some canned air. Mine sound like a rock crusher, but they sounded that way out of the box and I can't hear it when I'm on final when the gear's coming down anyway.)

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Lubrication. Do not use any oils or "grease" on your retracts. Oil and grease attract and collect dirt, sand and grime and will cause undo wear on exposed moving parts. Do NOT use GRAPHITE either!! Graphite is conductive and will short out and destroy your retract!! LOL!!

I suggest using a lithium grease - very lightly applied using a toothpick or such to any areas seen to be "rubbing" or binding. Less is good as only enough is needed to lubricate the part and not so much that it is scraped up or piled up. Wipe away any excess.

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Old Mar 03, 2011, 09:47 PM
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Yes as a matter fact I did do a little coloring - used a silver sharpie to cover the black plastic of the retract.
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This airplane should come with a silver sharpie. I've touched up little scrapes, colored gorilla glue after repairs (pretty cool, actually looks like a weld line), and best of all I hit up all the panel lines with a double coat and the subtle difference in hue adds a nice shadowing effect. Highly recommended.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 12:24 AM
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Well I did my maiden flight yesterday and all went well.
I flew three times, two with the stock battery and one with a lightermax 2200 15c.
I have the stock ESC with a CC BEC, a power-15, flaps and retracts.
I set the CG at 60 from the panel line closest to the fuse. With this CG I did not have any type of nose over issues. When I did the CG as shown in the manual it wanted to nose over on the black top in front of my house. The flying field is dirt and I did not need to use up ele while taxing. I used the stock prop even though I bought the extra 300 one. I hope the 300 works better, I thought the stock prop seemed a little slugish.
I love the flaps for landing it slows down nice. I set the timer for 8 min count down and had lots of battery left after the flights. I did some WOT but not alot as I wanted to get use to the plane. I need to get some more and bigger batteries, I think I'll try the 3300s.
All in all a great plane that flys great, just need more time to fly.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 12:25 AM
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Heee heee ordered mine yesterday....

Soon i will have all the Parkzone planes >
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 04:05 AM
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When I got back to the bench, I took the prop of to check it and low and behold it was a 12.5 X 8.5. What power! What performance! Too bad it sucked the electrons outta the 2200 pack so fast LOL
I'd be surprised if that wasn't the ESC starting to die running that prop!!
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Nevermind. I found the answer to my question.
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 12:37 PM
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This airplane should come with a silver sharpie. I've touched up little scrapes, colored gorilla glue after repairs (pretty cool, actually looks like a weld line), and best of all I hit up all the panel lines with a double coat and the subtle difference in hue adds a nice shadowing effect. Highly recommended.
Been wanting to get one myself for touch ups as it's been mentioned a couple times now and seems to work well. Can you tell us what brand exactly as I know not all sharpies are foam friendly. And if there's a particular name/brand/model# or what ever of the particular silver that would be great (if needed). Thanks

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Old Mar 04, 2011, 01:54 PM
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Sharpie Metallics Silver :-)

Only one kind of silver sharpie I'm aware of, works great for touch-ups on stock color
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:26 PM
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Heee heee ordered mine yesterday....

Soon i will have all the Parkzone planes >
......and rule the world!!!
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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:50 PM
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Testors part# 2548C

(TESR2079 in the trade)

"Testors Enamel Paint Marker Metallic Silver"

It's a gloss, but you can't tell. This is a Paint Marker, not an Ink Pen.

BTW, sharpies work too, and indeed on this foam, they are safe.



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Been wanting to get one myself for touch ups as it's been mentioned a couple times now and seems to work well. Can you tell us what brand exactly as I know not all sharpies are foam friendly. And if there's a particular name/brand/model# or what ever of the particular silver that would be great (if needed). Thanks

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Old Mar 04, 2011, 02:59 PM
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Testors part# 2548C

(TESR2079 in the trade)

"Testors Enamel Paint Marker Metallic Silver"

It's a gloss, but you can't tell. This is a Paint Marker, not an Ink Pen.

BTW, sharpies work too, and indeed on this foam, they are safe.


Thanks guys. BTW...where do you get a "Testors" paint marker at? The LHS?

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Old Mar 04, 2011, 03:10 PM
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Thanks guys. BTW...where do you get a "Testors" paint marker at? The LHS?

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Lhs, or Micheals or A.C. Moore, or whatever they call your local arts and crafts store.
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