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Old May 14, 2011, 08:38 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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+1 I have to do this everytime I plug in the battery.

1. full up throttle
2. plug in battery
3. after two consecutive beeps lower throttle.
4. fly
Erm...

What Tx/Rx are you running?

Shouldn't the Speedie remember all the settings from the previous flight??

Naff that having to reset it each time kerrapp...

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Old May 14, 2011, 08:49 AM
me, right now.
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Shouldn't the Speedie remember all the settings from the previous flight??


BJ
you would think so.
DX6i and orange rx
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Old May 14, 2011, 09:28 AM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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...that's a bit wierd then...

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Old May 14, 2011, 10:58 AM
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Mine's all together, no rudder for now. I used the Gorilla glue I have on hand with is the original brownish stuff which you apply very sparingly to one side and then dampen the other side with H20 for the vertical stab as well as putting the motor back into place.

I really did very lightly apply the glue to the motor mount glue points with a q-tip but still it foamed out from the center mounting point and tried to glue the bell of the motor in place. The result is that there is some rubbing between the glue and the bell which should wear off in time... I knew I shoulda used hot glue

A rudder mod will be a bit interesting as the elevator servo arm is installed so that it points inside rather than outside. I'm thinking that I'd want to flip the arm to the other side so it points to the outside of the fuse and see if they left enough length on the pushrod to allow it to be retrimmed for a flat elevator. If that does work then the rudder mod will be a snap.

Seems to me that the plane could use a little more weight rear of the CG point anyway as mine still seems nose heavy with the radio mounted rear of the wing, the ESC in the pocket shown in the manual and the 3S battery all the way back to the foam which divides the front and rear compartments in the fuse...

Anyway, it's sprinkling rain today so no maiden. Maybe tomorrow... and that'll give me time to contemplate the rudder servo install...
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:40 AM
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You will like it, I am sure. The RB gets hard to see rather quickly.
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Old May 14, 2011, 01:31 PM
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Just finished putting the tail together...but high winds & chance of rain anytime now is keeping me from my maiden flight. I dont like the battery connectors thou...Are you guys switching to Deans or Micro Deans?
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Old May 14, 2011, 01:49 PM
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All my stuff is deans so the choice was easy.
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Old May 14, 2011, 02:01 PM
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All my stuff is deans so the choice was easy.
Same here so far...your right...why change now
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Old May 14, 2011, 02:12 PM
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Deans went into mine as well. the gauge of wire on the batteries might have been better suited for micro-deans but I didn't have enough of them laying around and I'm not sure they're rated for much over 20A.
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Old May 14, 2011, 05:17 PM
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Deans went into mine as well. the gauge of wire on the batteries might have been better suited for micro-deans but I didn't have enough of them laying around and I'm not sure they're rated for much over 20A.
Im not so sure that the wires on the Battery & speed controller are rated much higher either....HeHe. But I did put Deans on them anyway

And I do like the idea of keeping em the same. Now if the weather would cooperate..(which its not)...I would like to fly this bad boy
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Old May 14, 2011, 06:43 PM
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Same weather here... Looking like tuesday for my maiden unless there's a break in the drizzle tomorrow.

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Old May 14, 2011, 06:52 PM
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Im not so sure that the wires on the Battery & speed controller are rated much higher either....HeHe. But I did put Deans on them anyway

And I do like the idea of keeping em the same. Now if the weather would cooperate..(which its not)...I would like to fly this bad boy
Primed, where do you fly? I live in San Ramon...
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Old May 14, 2011, 09:52 PM
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Primed, where do you fly? I live in San Ramon...
Right now just local parks, Not to many BIG areas to fly. Was starting to check out DVRC , but it seems like its always windy in Pittsburg (CA.)
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Old May 14, 2011, 11:42 PM
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Right now just local parks, Not to many BIG areas to fly. Was starting to check out DVRC , but it seems like its always windy in Pittsburg (CA.)
You want to be very carefull flying one of these in a local park primed
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Old May 15, 2011, 10:59 AM
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You want to be very carefull flying one of these in a local park primed
I here you on that one Kris...been watching the vidZ everyones been posting. Looks like it can get out of site &/or get in trouble quick!! was hoping to fly it around at 1/4 to 1/2 thottle, but I imagine 1/2 throttle is still 40mph.

Went to the local park this morning at about 6:30am, but by the time I got there the winds were prob. around 10-15mph. For 1st flight I want 5mph or less so I can trim it in, get the feel for her,etc.

Im still a pretty new flyer....about a Million hours on the PhoenixRC sim. & practical on a 2cell brushless PZ UM P-51 (Its still not that fast but great Vert & inverted flying) & 1/12 scale PZ T-28 .

I am looking for a bigger field thou.
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