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Old Dec 27, 2010, 12:26 PM
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love IT. Brick is centered on CG so that leaves to motor/gb to balance the tail... kinda seems like it would be nose heavy... but then that depends on battery locaton VID PLZ..
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Old Dec 27, 2010, 08:16 PM
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Balancing the CG is vital. Lifing the LE of the wing a small amount may help.

Keep tweaking it until it flies the way you want!

Jay
I wanted it to fly straight into the ground...so I'm happy with it the way it is...lmao

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love IT. Brick is centered on CG so that leaves to motor/gb to balance the tail... kinda seems like it would be nose heavy... but then that depends on battery locaton VID PLZ..
ATTEMPT 2: I taped the battery on the back edge of the wing, gave full up elevator...and WOW!!! ---"flew" about 5 feet further, banked...crashed.

This thing WILL FLY. <eventually>
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 10:36 PM
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Update!!!

IT FLIES!!!

Oh man...it was terrible...but I got it in the air, and flew around a bit. I shimmed the motor mount up a bit, which took away the tendency to nose dive immediately. However, my little rocker arm got sticky, and the port aileron would only go up...so I had to work the sticks like a maniac to keep it from banking left. The slightest bit of left/right input resulted in a see-saw of despair...

But hey...it flew!
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Old Dec 28, 2010, 10:50 PM
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 12:03 AM
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My wife was standing at the patio door...pointing and laughing.
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Old Dec 29, 2010, 01:22 AM
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Congrats, it flies! Now you get to 'fine tune' the COG, and trim the control surface. Might need to adjust the angle of the motor, too!

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Old Jan 02, 2011, 10:00 PM
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It is with a heavy heart that I am reporting...the GB-5000 project is grounded indefinitely. I had a meeting between myself, my Champ, and the bricks on the side of my house. Ironically, the impact with the bricks, broke the plane's brick...the day after I sent an extra one to another RCG member in a trade for a micro Sukhoi ARF. I've got parts for the esc/rx coming, so that'll be going into the Suk.

So...we're paused for now.
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Old Jan 03, 2011, 12:08 AM
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You nosed your Champ in to a brick wall and the brick died? This is the first I've heard of the brick going from a collision like that. What happens when you try to power it up?

Jay
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Old Jan 03, 2011, 12:11 AM
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The pieces of the brick that were still in tact were fine...I shattered the elevator servo (big) gear...
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Old Jan 03, 2011, 12:28 AM
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HZ sells replacement servos. If the gear is the only problem, it sounds like a simple fix.

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