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Old Jan 22, 2011, 07:06 PM
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All the pictures I've seen of the L39 (without landing gear) don't have the foam landing skids glued onto the underside of the wing beside the servos. They are a little unsightly but surely you guys that aren't using them are tearing the aileron hinges, ripping off the horns or breaking the plastic servo gears on landing? Bad design really. Seen a few models like this. The horns should been ontop of the ailerons for low wingers.
I tapered mine and have zero issues with them. It is hard to see in these pix but I made them just a little longer than the servos and horns. So the tapered part hits the ground before the servos do....



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Old Jan 22, 2011, 07:45 PM
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All the pictures I've seen of the L39 (without landing gear) don't have the foam landing skids glued onto the underside of the wing beside the servos. They are a little unsightly but surely you guys that aren't using them are tearing the aileron hinges, ripping off the horns or breaking the plastic servo gears on landing? Bad design really. Seen a few models like this. The horns should been ontop of the ailerons for low wingers.
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 12:03 AM
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I have just discovered what a joy it is to fly a small jet like this.

Maidened My A4 today with Gooniac's help.

Himax 4100kv
1000mah 4s 40c
Yeeee haw! - Jester is alive and kickin...

Servo covers http://morganmill.com/RC/rc-site-10-7-08_024.htm

I'm planning on making a one piece belly pan/servo cover/bump for index finger toss part for this - working on the design at the moment.

I'm ordering a T-33 next

Cheers!

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Old Jan 23, 2011, 08:27 AM
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I have the T-33. The plane comes with small banana plugs. Is there really a good reason to change them out for mini deans? I can`t solder worth a darn but am willing to try if it really matters.
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 08:58 AM
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I have the T-33. The plane comes with small banana plugs. Is there really a good reason to change them out for mini deans? I can`t solder worth a darn but am willing to try if it really matters.
no reason unless you have other lipos that have mini deans already that you want to use.
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 09:43 PM
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These little jets are great. Below is a video of a friend's (Gooniac33) 50mm F-16 doing it's thing:

Ray's Mini F-16 50mm EDF (JPower/Sky Angel) - Doing its "Thing" (3 min 36 sec)
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Old Jan 23, 2011, 10:41 PM
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These little jets are great. Below is a video of a friend's (Gooniac33) 50mm F-16 doing it's thing:
Great job! thanx for posting it Jason!


Here is a video of me doing something funny with my Blue Angel...

F/A-18 doing stunts into tree (1 min 3 sec)
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 08:45 AM
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I have the T-33. The plane comes with small banana plugs. Is there really a good reason to change them out for mini deans? I can`t solder worth a darn but am willing to try if it really matters.
You can make, or get someone local to make an adapter from mini Deans to 2mm banana plugs so you won't have to deal with it all the time. How much amps can mini Deans handle..is it enough for 16-20 amps that folks are pulling?
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 11:06 AM
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Ok, where are you guys buying 2 mm male and female plugs from?
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 11:27 AM
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Most of my supplies come from HobbyKing...but you'd have to wait 2-3 weeks for normal delivery. I usually anticipate needs and order in advance. Of course that's easy to say as I have enough in my hangar to fly and wait for parts to get others in the air again.

In a pinch, I'm sure your LHS will have it for not too much more.

I've never soldered anything in my life before this hobby...but look at me now...like a pro (almost)
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 04:41 PM
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Are the manuals for these airframes available on line anywhere??
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 09:31 PM
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You can make, or get someone local to make an adapter from mini Deans to 2mm banana plugs so you won't have to deal with it all the time. How much amps can mini Deans handle..is it enough for 16-20 amps that folks are pulling?
The Max is 20amps.
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Old Jan 24, 2011, 09:54 PM
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Are the manuals for these airframes available on line anywhere??
You might want to have a peek at the OTHER Sky Angel 50mm thread ... HERE in post #1!

F16, F18, AMX, F86, T45, Mig 15 and F9F manuals
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Old Feb 04, 2011, 07:46 AM
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Well, this is my first EDF. I have been flying the Parkzone Warbirds (P-51BL, Spitfire, F4F) for quite a while and have many flights under my belt now, so I figured that one of these little jets would be a good starting point for the EDF world. Took extra time on the build, triple checked everything, and overhand tossed it into the dirt. Nose was smashed a bit (not horribly) vert stab came off, and little fom piece holding canopy on broke. After a hot water bath to repair the smashed nose (worked very well BTW), I glued everthing back together and it is ready again. Going with an underhanded toss this time. Hopefully the results will be better!
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Old Feb 04, 2011, 08:17 AM
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Sounds like my level of experience and same first toss terror. Click on my blog to see my changed "push" technique and how it has been successful ever since. Good luck...the howl of these EDFs will make you forget prop planes
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