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Old May 02, 2012, 08:36 PM
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My blue one has a tendency to attemp suicide once in a while
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Old May 02, 2012, 08:59 PM
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My blue one has a tendency to attemp suicide once in a while
In shame for not flying as well as a red one???

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Old May 03, 2012, 01:50 AM
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Are most guys running 3S 2200 in this one instead of 4S 2200?
I would say that 3S 2200 is floatier and is nicer is a harrier. But you will need the pack up by the firewall which makes it difficult to strap down.

4S 2200 has crazy power and gives the airplane more mass for tumbles. The battery will be further back in the tray which is easier to get a strap around. Harrier performance will be compromised vs. 3S setup.

I run 4S, I have an Edge for harriers.
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Old May 03, 2012, 06:58 AM
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+1 on the 4s. I have some nanotech 1800's that are lighter and are a good match, and some valuehobby 2200's that are better for wind and tumbles. Tried 3s and a13 x 6.5, the 4s felt better on this plane. You can fly it at small fields in tight, or blast around with big smooth aerobatics at larger fields. Need the sfg's on for harriers or it rocks a lot.
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:20 AM
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My 3S 2200 30C's are in the middle of the tray with Pull Pull HS-65 MG's all the way around. ZTW 50A and a Motrolfly 2815-950 up front. Plenty of speed.
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:22 AM
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My 3S 2200 30C's are in the middle of the tray with Pull Pull HS-65 MG's all the way around. ZTW 50A and a Motrolfly 2815-950 up front. Plenty of speed.
Wow! Ill bet!
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Old May 03, 2012, 09:40 AM
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Any word on when a 50cc version will be available?
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Old May 03, 2012, 12:25 PM
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hot glue SFG's

I have hot-glued my sfg's on, it worked very well. Just flew 3 flights, the performance was drastically better due to the stiffness, I couldn't get enough squeeze with the nylon bolts to really lock em down before. I tried lexan - it was too wimpy. High alpha KE incredible.Then ... on the last flight - thinking I was Joe Smith, I went from low harrier to slow cartwheel - a few blue flashes of parts - some flying clods of dirt. The bottom sfg's flicked off and a wheel pant. The hot glue fillet can be peeled off cleanly - will try a repair with popsticle sticks for the anchors, and more hot glue. A better redesign would be a one piece sfg bolted on to the last rib directly, then put on a wing tip, bolt thru. Carbon bling option.
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Old May 03, 2012, 02:23 PM
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I have hot-glued my sfg's on, it worked very well. Just flew 3 flights, the performance was drastically better due to the stiffness, I couldn't get enough squeeze with the nylon bolts to really lock em down before. I tried lexan - it was too wimpy. High alpha KE incredible.Then ... on the last flight - thinking I was Joe Smith, I went from low harrier to slow cartwheel - a few blue flashes of parts - some flying clods of dirt. The bottom sfg's flicked off and a wheel pant. The hot glue fillet can be peeled off cleanly - will try a repair with popsticle sticks for the anchors, and more hot glue. A better redesign would be a one piece sfg bolted on to the last rib directly, then put on a wing tip, bolt thru. Carbon bling option.
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Old May 03, 2012, 02:37 PM
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Franklin delano roosevelt!!! What?
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Old May 03, 2012, 03:24 PM
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I have hot-glued my sfg's on, it worked very well. Just flew 3 flights, the performance was drastically better due to the stiffness, I couldn't get enough squeeze with the nylon bolts to really lock em down before. I tried lexan - it was too wimpy. High alpha KE incredible.Then ... on the last flight - thinking I was Joe Smith, I went from low harrier to slow cartwheel - a few blue flashes of parts - some flying clods of dirt. The bottom sfg's flicked off and a wheel pant. The hot glue fillet can be peeled off cleanly - will try a repair with popsticle sticks for the anchors, and more hot glue. A better redesign would be a one piece sfg bolted on to the last rib directly, then put on a wing tip, bolt thru. Carbon bling option.
Better the SFG's shear off, then rip off an entire wingtip and break ribs...

I am running the Lexan "VinFin" and it is quite sturdy. Flexes just enough to prevent damage, absorbs crosswind landing bottom scrapes, but is plenty stiff for KE flight.
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Old May 03, 2012, 07:29 PM
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I found a shop down the street that wil laser cut plastic, can we get the plans for the "VinFins"? I'll have to find a lexan source but I want to try making a set.
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Old May 03, 2012, 08:24 PM
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I found a shop down the street that wil laser cut plastic, can we get the plans for the "VinFins"? I'll have to find a lexan source but I want to try making a set.
McMaster.com

EDIT: How many people would be interested in the lexan SFG's? I have these on my Yak. We have a laser machine at work. But it's gonna take some coin to get it programmed and run.

If anybody needs a set of stock SFG's, Im me.

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Old May 03, 2012, 08:56 PM
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The plans are earlier in this thread. AJ put up a PDF i think it was that had the lower profile fins. I been flying the VinFins for a while now and get quite a few very positive comments about it.
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Old May 04, 2012, 09:20 AM
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hot glue is the best

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Better the SFG's shear off, then rip off an entire wingtip and break ribs...

I am running the Lexan "VinFin" and it is quite sturdy. Flexes just enough to prevent damage, absorbs crosswind landing bottom scrapes, but is plenty stiff for KE flight.
More hot glue and some t-pins and it is all ready to go again!!! Planes with a few scars always fly better.
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