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Old Nov 12, 2012, 02:45 PM
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That looks awesome!
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 03:02 PM
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That's smart. Too good to fly?
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Old Nov 12, 2012, 10:28 PM
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^^^ No idea what that means...but I'll say it is now good enough to fly. No more jittery throttle control; 75% throttle input actually results in 75% throttle, not 100% as it did with the FM setup the plane came with. No more noisy servos; the control movements are quick and precise.

Can't wait to fly this weekend.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Today while flying my prop broke into 2 pieces . I had the dead stick it in that is the second time this is happened is this a common occurrence . Is there something i can do to prevent this?
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 12:45 PM
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Today while flying my prop broke into 2 pieces . I had the dead stick it in that is the second time this is happened is this a common occurrence . Is there something i can do to prevent this?
What motor and prop are you using?
If it's all stock you may have a bent prop shaft causing vibration and shattering the prop.
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Its all stock and its a brand new motor mount and shaft
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Old Nov 14, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Today while flying my prop broke into 2 pieces . I had the dead stick it in that is the second time this is happened is this a common occurrence . Is there something i can do to prevent this?
I've only experienced damage at the prop tips, but that has always been due to ground contact. In fact, even after damaged the props never showed any signs of wear other than at the tips.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 12:02 PM
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I've only experienced damage at the prop tips, but that has always been due to ground contact. In fact, even after damaged the props never showed any signs of wear other than at the tips.
Do you think I coud be tightening the prop nut to tight? Putting stress on it?
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 01:26 PM
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Do you think I coud be tightening the prop nut to tight? Putting stress on it?
That is a possibility. Over tightening could be cracking the hub without you seeing it. What make and type of props are you using? I always 'dead stick' my landings, the SC glides OK.
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Old Nov 15, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Today while flying my prop broke into 2 pieces . I had the dead stick it in that is the second time this is happened is this a common occurrence . Is there something i can do to prevent this?

In my experience a broken prop or bent prop shaft is a result of the prop hitting an object while spinning for example having a mid air with a unsuspecting bird or running into a tree. I'm on my 3rd prop shaft after the previous one broke when I tried to fly it with 2 props on the shaft. TOOOOOO much torque and not enough support.
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 02:16 AM
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Now WHY would you want to run two props??
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 04:33 AM
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I Dead stick in and at the last second or two I give just some thrust so I do not top over, in the grass
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Old Nov 16, 2012, 10:55 AM
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I use to always dead stick it in but I found out (at least for me) it was better to have it at a quarter throttle ish and it makes perfect glass landings:thumbup:
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Old Nov 18, 2012, 01:59 PM
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I love mine. This is the first plane and I learned a lot when it was 3 channel. I recently rebuilt it and added a few things. I added a 3/16 carbon rod across the top lentgh of the wing, filled with gorilla glue which I later trimmed and put white duct tape over. I also set some weights on the wing to take some dyhedrial out but still has a little bit left. It will fly upside dow as far as I can see it

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Old Nov 18, 2012, 04:23 PM
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How's it fly with all the added weight, zepol?

Nice work.
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