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Old Jun 13, 2011, 08:56 PM
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Gazza, I had the 50mm model and its exactly the same. I could barely fit what i wanted in the battery tray and ended up removing foam, cutting up the canopy and then epoxying the floor of the battery tray and even then it barely fit. The modern jet models are much better in this regard.
How did you get around the connector problem? Did you change all the plugs?
i went the ARF model bought 3.6g? servos and used my own 8-10A ESC i reckon i may be able to fit everything if i place the ESC inside of the duct but im sure that would create a lot of drag so im in a sticky situation
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 09:05 PM
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Just a thought. I wonder if HK buys batches of models that almost but dont quite pass QC inspection. The 50mm jets had nothing like this going on.
Well, I'd gotten an F-35 with a busted tailpiece (at the servo socket), and a couple Panthers with warped tailpieces... and of course the whole fan thing....
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 09:06 PM
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There's an assumption there that QC inspection actually exists somewhere in the process.
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Just a thought. I wonder if HK buys batches of models that almost but dont quite pass QC inspection.
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 09:08 PM
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There's an assumption there that QC inspection actually exists somewhere in the process.
LOL...what was i thinking. I'll rephrase it then. I reckon they buy up all the rejects.
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 09:17 PM
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u all have a point maybe hobby king is buying the duds just because there cheaper im pretty sure i remember reading all items are inspected before shipping makes u wonder doesnt it
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 09:27 PM
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All sorted. I had an order being processed at HK and i got onto Online Help and they just added some of the Mini JST to my order. Should be here in 3 days so Mig should be flying by the weekend. just need to catch up with Nitro and get a Rx.
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 10:52 PM
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Well, just to say mine (Mig15) flies fine straight out of the box. Thunderpower 65C 325mAh 2S and Flydream 1g Rx. CG was spot on. Minor warp on the top of the fin straightened with a little twist.

Considering my primitive flying skills, I was surprised how well it went. Fast response to ailerons but quite manageable and seemed stable to me. Plenty of thrust. I am quite impressed by the power train in this cheapo mass produced product. Servos seem fine in mine.

Couple of issues:

1) One wing popped off in a fairly light tumble. Barely glued.
2) It's so small a big white dog nearly ate it when it landed.

It doesn't glide power off all that well.
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 11:00 PM
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i went and tried to fly my sabre what can i say its a lawn dart and way under powered i had the elevator on the closes hole to the foam and still needed all up stick to barely fly a strait line than land
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 11:10 PM
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Wow. 2 totally opposite reviews.
jj604- do you think it flies slow enough for an indoor session?
Gazza-that sucks. Looks like some tinkering is in order...
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 11:10 PM
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Sounds like something is wrong. What battery?

Mine climbed away well from a light hand toss. Set up with all the control rods in the outer holes as recommended.

These things are obviously warp magnets. Worth checking the tailplane.

I will try and find the time to do a test run on the bench so folks have some idea what sort of current and voltage mine is running at.
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i went and tried to fly my sabre what can i say its a lawn dart and way under powered i had the elevator on the closes hole to the foam and still needed all up stick to barely fly a strait line than land
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 11:13 PM
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Not with me at the controls! I find a Vapor a challenge indoors.

I just don't have enough experience of indoor fliers to say but I would think you would need a really big venue. Or be a really sharp stick man with teenager reflexes. It moves pretty fast.
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Wow. 2 totally opposite reviews.
jj604- do you think it flies slow enough for an indoor session?
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 11:17 PM
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my all up weight is 126grams i will do some amp and watt testing shortly the CofG was correct at 59mm back
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 11:34 PM
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tried two batteries the one i was trying to fly with 4A 28w and another pack 4.2A 30w
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 11:37 PM
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I know it doesn't sound like much but I'd be taking the bombs/droptanks off. The added drag plus weight would be hurting it. I have had similar experiences with larger models and the bombs/drop tanks tend to make quite a difference.
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Old Jun 13, 2011, 11:44 PM
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yaaaaaay??.... cough.. cough... fart... can't wait to get mine?.... ?
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