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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:30 PM
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great then...

how does the regular wheels perform on this bird while landing on grass? my t-28 always do the flip over thing... somebody told me about the p47 wheels are way better to land on grass... is that true.. i already ordered 3 pairs for my trojan and apprentice i think my wife is getting me the p47 for xmas, she wants me to get a retract full plane
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:33 PM
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I put 1/8 inch washers on the back two screws of the retract to rake them forward a bit. It helps as I fly on grass too. You might need to dremel the wheel opening if I remember to get them to retract.
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:46 PM
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ok thats fine bro... i think i did not explain my self sorry man... i just want to know if the stock regular wheels of the p47 are good enough for landing on grass , yours do the flip over landing on grass. my trojan does all the time... wheels are way too small.. i already ordered a few p47 wheels for my trojan
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:52 PM
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Horizon has some that are made for the parkzone birds for grass
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:06 PM
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ohh man didnt know.. any links!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 06:45 PM
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The Albatross, SE5 or go get a Funcub....
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:49 PM
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Yes, if you go too slow on take off, there is a good chance that it will stall and left would be the probable direction of the stall because of torque. You DO need to have enough speed for the plane to be flying on the wing before horsing it off the ground. However, as has been said many times on this thread, you need to advance the throttle smoothly to full. If you just go from off to full power you run the risk of the plane jumping off the ground too quickly and the torque monster will make your life miserable. You didn't mention the type of surface you were flying from. If it's grass you will probably need to hold UP elevator until you build up some speed to keep from nosing over. As you get moving, slowly let off the elevator so you don't pop it off the ground too fast. Practicing taxiing and take off runs is a great idea so you can get used to how the plane reacts on the ground.
+1 on taxi testing. Great learning tool.

For proper takeoff technique you should be holding full up elevator EVERY time you start a takeoff. You relax it as the plane accelerates. Do this on any surface.
The reason is this hold the tail firmly on the ground to increase tailwheel effectiveness until you have speed for the rudder to become effective. Just don't mash the throttle or the plane may become airborne before you have enough speed.
Taxing is the same, you should have full elevator the whole time unless you have a VERY strong tailwind.

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should have mentioned I want to go with a 2 blade prop for now, I have flown but electric is new to me, I'm switching over. Does that mean I'm Bi ??? LOL By spring should have a better feel for plane & will probably be doing the extras (4 blade prop, flaps & retracts). As far as getting motor to run, have been trying different suggestions from this site for over a week. It just does not want to recognize a 3 cell battery. No power to motor with 3c, have tried rebinding several ways, even to new blank model on TX. I can just change batts from 3s to 4s and the 4s works. All batts fully charged. The 60A ESC is susposed to be self detecting between 3/4 cells & no setup for it in manual. I don't own a 2200mah 4s Actually borrowed one for expermentation. Have several 3s. just got a watts meter & dont know how to work it yet. & dont want to buy a bunch of props. Figured someone here has something that works.

Thanks again.
The 60amp ESC is defaulted to auto-sensing. That doesn't mean that the person who had it before you didn't set it to 4S only. read the ESC manual and reprogram it to auto using the throttle stick programming method.

As to a good 2 blade prop. The Parkzone Extra300 10.5 x 9 is a great match for the stock motor. An APC 11x7e is also a great choice.

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Old Nov 13, 2012, 09:59 PM
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quick question guys.. are the retracts for the baby the same as the new pkz corsair? i mean, are they as weak as the ones for the new corsair? thanks
+2 like qb said. Bulletproof!
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 10:47 PM
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This is gonna be my next baby then
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Old Nov 13, 2012, 11:30 PM
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This is gonna be my next baby then
Great choice!
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:27 AM
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ohh man didnt know.. any links!
this is the part # but they are on backorder (PKZ6007)
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 09:26 AM
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+2 like qb said. Bulletproof!
+3! the eflite retracts are shockingly strong?!

Before I dialed in my setup, there were a few times that I stuffed the landing in rough grass, one of them even made the door covers pop off, now That was a hard landing! They still work like new..

The retractable LG makes the plane..On Sunday I was practicing a half loop to landing, while opening the gear just before a two point touch down.. The most fun I've had with a non-3D plane.

In the evening twilight, mine looks very scale with the LG doors closed. I plan on getting HD stills next time.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:08 PM
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I do that with take-offs. wheels up on ground effect. I have been practicing the belly touch on grass....that gets some wows at the field
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Ok here she is again after the crash. Rebuilt the wings and the d-day stripes back on. Now I have a turnigy g25 710kv with an ice lite 75 and the hobby-lobby 9.5*10*4 on a 4s 3000mah 40c battery. Maiden flight was great, the motor came down nice and cold. Pulled 42 amps at wot on static test. So I should be around 35amps. I also added a parkzone f4 drop tank. I was thinking about selling it. some one make me an offer and lets see where it goes. it does have the eflite retracts and the flaps already installed. also a castle 10amp esc.
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