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Old Apr 07, 2011, 06:37 PM
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Well.... I am happy to report a successful maiden tonight.

This is my first plane w/ gear... so I did about 5 take off's and landings on 2 batteries... Everything went very smooth.

I did program the ailerons as flaps and it seemed to slow it down a decent bit for landings... I guess I should just cut in the normal flaps now.

Thanks everyone for the tips.
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 07:22 PM
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2450 lbs, 482 cubic inches,563 hp, 5000 miles and I'm on my second set of rear tires. Come on summer! It's time to play with the car and the planes. Ted
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 07:28 PM
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2450 lbs, 482 cubic inches,563 hp, 5000 miles and I'm on my second set of rear tires. Come on summer! It's time to play with the car and the planes. Ted
Looks like a Superformance...

and back to P-47's.....
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Has anyone mentioned a great way to cut the flaps loose is to use a new fine tooth hacksaw blade? Not the little triangle piece, but the large section closest to the fuselage. I've seen quite a few pics of this area that people cut with an xacto blade and they didn't look very good. I took a brand new fine tooth hacksaw blade and carefully made the cut. It removed just enough material and the cut was almost perfectly smooth. I just used a file (my wife's nail file, much to her chagrin, LOL) to smooth it out completely! I'll post some pics of it later if anyone is interested.

BTW, I just finished my build. It was an absolute pleasure to build! One of the most fun models I've built yet! It came out great thanks to the advice and tips in this thread from all you fine people!!! Thanks to you and Tim at Quantum Hobbies for hooking me up! Can't wait to maiden this thing!
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 07:48 PM
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Thanks for the tip. I'll be putting mine together this weekend.
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 07:49 PM
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Has anyone mentioned a great way to cut the flaps loose is to use a new fine tooth hacksaw blade? Not the little triangle piece, but the large section closest to the fuselage. I've seen quite a few pics of this area that people cut with an xacto blade and they didn't look very good. I took a brand new fine tooth hacksaw blade and carefully made the cut. It removed just enough material and the cut was almost perfectly smooth. I just used a file (my wife's nail file, much to her chagrin, LOL) to smooth it out completely! I'll post some pics of it later if anyone is interested.

BTW, I just finished my build. It was an absolute pleasure to build! One of the most fun models I've built yet! It came out great thanks to the advice and tips in this thread from all you fine people!!! Thanks to you and Tim at Quantum Hobbies for hooking me up! Can't wait to maiden this thing!
nice tip. i hate cutting twice. your right, i'm not pleased completely with my cut. next time i'll do this.
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 07:55 PM
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It really surprised me how effortless it was using the fine tooth hacksaw blade. The key is to make very slow and short strokes. There was no tearing of the foam AT ALL and it removed the perfect amount of material to create a nice space.
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 09:19 PM
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I got three flights in on the P-47 tonight!!

I love this plane. It's somewhat amazing how much like the T-28, Corsair, Mustang BL, and Wildcat this thing flies.. They're each a slightly different flavor but if you can fly one well, you'll feel right at home with any of them. The P-47 has plenty of power but similar speed to the others while seeming quite a bit heavier.

My plane has the full house with the Eflite retracts and flaps. I'm running the Extra 300 prop, a 50A ESC and a 3A UBEC just to be safe... so I figured I would give 4s a try.

The motor seems to hold up just fine!! Very nice speed, unlimited vertical, etc. Very solid and impressive performance.

Does anyone doubt the motor's ability to take 4s for prolonged use? If not...I'll do it again.

Also... you guys and your Cobras... very cool :drool:
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 09:56 PM
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also... You guys and your cobras... Very cool :drool:

+ 1,000,000 !!
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 09:57 PM
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It really surprised me how effortless it was using the fine tooth hacksaw blade. The key is to make very slow and short strokes. There was no tearing of the foam AT ALL and it removed the perfect amount of material to create a nice space.
Good tip. I've never been happy with the way my exacto cuts came out. Hopefully, I won't have to use it anytime soon - at least on this plane.
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 10:05 PM
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The PZ P-47 spoils you. I am having a hard time going back to a plane without retracts and flaps. Now, I want all my planes to have flaps at a minimum. Darn PZ P-47... lol
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 10:13 PM
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I have personally destroyed 2 stock motors on 4S...
Replaced them with a Power 25 which is doing just fine
Yikes...what prop were you running on the stock motors that burned up?
Thanks for the info though. I like this plane enough to spring for a Power25...I may have to go that route too.
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Old Apr 07, 2011, 10:30 PM
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Before my posts about using a new, fine hacksaw blade to cut the flaps gets buried, here are some pics of how nicely the cuts came out (plus a couple more ). This is definitely the way to go! A buddy of mine tried to use an x-acto knife with new blades and his came out awful! He was p!ssed when he saw how good a fine tooth hacksaw blade works.











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Old Apr 07, 2011, 10:50 PM
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what!? no pics of what a good a fine tooth hacksaw blade looks like?

that definitely does a schweeeet cut

thanks for the pics
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