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Old Mar 08, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Im done with the nano's as well. Out of 6 packs....4 puffed real bad....1 lost a cell...and the last....I still have it and its doing ok.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 01:07 PM
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I'm relatively new to electrics and just got an old EF 45" Extra. I'm running a Torque 2818 900kv with CC Thunder 54esc with GensAce 3s2200. My CG is off so I had to add weight to the nose. I maidened today and it flew nice and power is decent however my question is should I be running 4s. There is no additional weight in the tail. I have HS 65 servos. Also there is slight wing rock. Any suggestions?
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 02:11 PM
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for the 45" Extra with the 900... just use the 3S setup... it'll fly the heck out of it...
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 02:16 PM
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I'm relatively new to electrics and just got an old EF 45" Extra. I'm running a Torque 2818 900kv with CC Thunder 54esc with GensAce 3s2200. My CG is off so I had to add weight to the nose. I maidened today and it flew nice and power is decent however my question is should I be running 4s. There is no additional weight in the tail. I have HS 65 servos. Also there is slight wing rock. Any suggestions?
I'de say fly it the way it is. That's a great plane to start with and it's real nice on 3s. If you go to 4s, I'de suggest you brace the stab with .055 carbon rods and seal all the controls surface gaps with blenderm tape or clear covering material. I flew mine on 4s and it was awesome, but without the braces and sealing I would have probably blown the tail off. That's a very light plane and with that kind of power it was stupid fast.

As far as wing rock, those planes had a little bit, but if you work hard on your harrier you can learn to minimize it. You could also make up some SFGs and those would probably help.

There is also a still-active thread on that plane. Because it was so good a lot of guys simply won't give it up. However, the EXPs series are so superior I expect most of those guys to show up here when the wear out or otherwise destroy their 45" Extras.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 04:48 PM
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I'm excited to have my mxs ready for maiden. Everything looks great. Just wondering if anyone drills a small hole throuh their landing gear and wheel pants to keep them from turning.

Now to start on the 60" extra.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 04:53 PM
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Just tighten them enough not to turn. If they are solid mounted it makes it easier to break a gear leg.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Now to start on the 60" extra.
Got my 60" Extra in the mail Tuesday, started build last night. The horizontal stab was the easiest to line up out of the 10 ARFs I've built!
Got the fuse, rudder, and elevators complete, motor mounted, and esc installed. Running the Torque 5016-500 on a 70A ZTW ESC with a 15x8 Vox prop, all ready for some 6s fun!
Just have to throw the servos into the wings, mount the SFGs, and she'll be ready for maiden tomorrow! Can't wait!
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 05:12 PM
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Just tighten them enough not to turn. If they are solid mounted it makes it easier to break a gear leg.
yep...if you just tighten it up it should be fine...
you can put a small bit of Goop or shoe goo between the LG and the pant to hold it... but honestly I never have needed to
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 07:49 PM
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I'de say fly it the way it is. That's a great plane to start with and it's real nice on 3s. If you go to 4s, I'de suggest you brace the stab with .055 carbon rods and seal all the controls surface gaps with blenderm tape or clear covering material. I flew mine on 4s and it was awesome, but without the braces and sealing I would have probably blown the tail off. That's a very light plane and with that kind of power it was stupid fast.

As far as wing rock, those planes had a little bit, but if you work hard on your harrier you can learn to minimize it. You could also make up some SFGs and those would probably help.

There is also a still-active thread on that plane. Because it was so good a lot of guys simply won't give it up. However, the EXPs series are so superior I expect most of those guys to show up here when the wear out or otherwise destroy their 45" Extras.
Thanks Doc,
I was able to get 8 flights on it today. As I mentioned before I had to add another battery to the nose to balance it out. I used an old 4.8 nimh for weight. I'm going to try and move my receiver forward because the flight pack wasn't heavy enough. I was also thinking of using a 3s 5000mah I use for my EF 70" Extra. Do you think that will be too much for the speed control?
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 07:53 PM
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. I was also thinking of using a 3s 5000mah I use for my EF 70" Extra. Do you think that will be too much for the speed control?
Going up in mAh shouldn't give you anything but more weight and perhaps longer flights.
The motor/esc combo will only draw what they need.

Now, if your lower mAh battery was sagging more than the higher mAh battery will, you 'might' see more amps/watts drawn... but it's extremely unlikely.

Seems kindof a heavy battery for the plane, though. See if you like how it flies, I guess? If so, rock on
If you were flying with an extra flight pack up front just for C/G concerns, and it flew OK to you, it will probably be fine.
(I imagine it would fly much better with the lighter one, though, if you could work out your c/g another way)
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Thanks Doc,
I was able to get 8 flights on it today. As I mentioned before I had to add another battery to the nose to balance it out.
Something is a bit odd here. That plane really shouldn't be that tail heavy. I flew mine with the same motor and 3s 2100 or 4s 2100 with the packs somewhere around the middle of the tray. Did you put the rudder servo in the tail or something?

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I was also thinking of using a 3s 5000mah I use for my EF 70" Extra. Do you think that will be too much for the speed control?
Man, that's a ton of battery for that little plane. That's more that twice the battery it was designed for. That plane should balance on about the middle of the wing tube with the battery middle to slightly forward on the tray. It really shouldn't be that tail heavy.

I'de suggest you post a few pictures of your set up here and on the 45" Extra thread. If you have something wrong maybe we can spot it.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 08:08 PM
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Flying my 70'' Extra Sunday!!!! AND my ole 48 Edge!!! Poor 60 was left all alone at my buds...!!!!!
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 08:27 PM
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Flying my 70'' Extra Sunday!!!! AND my ole 48 Edge!!! Poor 60 was left all alone at my buds...!!!!!
Have Manta bring it next time he comes to Florida. We'll give it some love....while we are abusing it, that is.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 12:26 AM
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Something is a bit odd here. That plane really shouldn't be that tail heavy. I flew mine with the same motor and 3s 2100 or 4s 2100 with the packs somewhere around the middle of the tray. Did you put the rudder servo in the tail or something?



Man, that's a ton of battery for that little plane. That's more that twice the battery it was designed for. That plane should balance on about the middle of the wing tube with the battery middle to slightly forward on the tray. It really shouldn't be that tail heavy.

I'de suggest you post a few pictures of your set up here and on the 45" Extra thread. If you have something wrong maybe we can spot it.
Doc,
I found the CG problem. I knocked the tail wheel assembly off yesterday landing in a rough patch of field. I bought the plane home and decided to remove the weight I added in the front. Then I checked the CG again and it balanced out. The tail wheel assembly was heavy and not the stock one it's suppose to have on it. Thanks for the help Doc.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 02:38 AM
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Well got just over 250 flights and 25 hours of flight time on the MXS... I had to replace the hinges in one wing when I did my repair. All the other surfaces had a hinge fail in the last week. Just got done replacing the last of them tonight on the elevator. First one was a pain in the a$$... Then I got the slot machine to cut the hinge slots on the rest and it was way cleaner and faster. Anybody else have the hinges fail around that time? Was thinking the cold possibly could of had something to do with wearing them out faster.
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