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Old Sep 03, 2011, 01:12 PM
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The servo bays is very stiff on this model. The servo bay have carbon/balsa end grain on all sides. I have pictures but not sure I would like to post them.
The Precision CAN be ordered without servos but then customer will have to cut the servo holes himself. It is not an option for Samba to make ready made holes as they offer it with all the best servos on the market. One can choose on both JR/Graupner/MKS so I think there should be no reason to have servo holes.
To have no holes is part of why this model is dead stiff in torsion. Radovan Plch have had to cut some of the holes in production nr.1 model. That was no problem and it is easy to find were to cut.

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Thanks, JoJo for the info. Good to know that the bays are boxed, since the owner cant see into that area.

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Old Sep 03, 2011, 11:19 PM
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Right, but if a model is down due to a servo needing to be replaced, then what?? When you are due to fly the next task in that round, would you not have to fly it with that particular model??
If so, you'd be cutting some holes in the model in the field, I would think.

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Yep, I ahve had great luck with my molded in servos, but will never order another B plane that way. Way better to go with servo doors already installed. Surgery on field between rounds sucks.
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 08:30 AM
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Sorry the video quality is a bit pants but it's probably worth a look if you're interested in the precision.

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Pike Precision first outing (3 min 23 sec)
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 09:56 AM
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Hows the line speed compared to Ceres??

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Old Sep 04, 2011, 01:39 PM
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Hows the line speed compared to Ceres??

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It feels as fast but is more nimble and grippy with it. When the Cyril is on step it feels the same way but the Precision has that way of feeling on step virtually the whole time, just like the Ceres.

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Old Sep 04, 2011, 03:36 PM
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So are the servos in frames or splooged in.ian
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 05:20 PM
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Old Sep 04, 2011, 05:21 PM
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It feels as fast but is more nimble and grippy with it. When the Cyril is on step it feels the same way but the Precision has that way of feeling on step virtually the whole time, just like the Ceres.

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That is an excellent description, and sounds quite promising. Thanks Kevin.
And "Cheers"!

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Old Sep 06, 2011, 06:44 AM
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So are the servos in frames or splooged in.ian
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Old Sep 06, 2011, 10:47 AM
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A word to the wary, Yes the Precision is all that PK and Samba has hoped for.
If you want one, get in line at Soaring USA now!!!! They are your best chance to get one soon in USA. LJ

I stand corrected as of tonight Soaring USA is the exclusive Samba US Distributor.
So not only is it the best place to get your new Precision it is the only Place in the US.
Congratulations to The Vostril Family and Bob Breaux now Samba will be well represented.
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Old Sep 08, 2011, 06:11 PM
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Hi Larry,

I'd love to have one but I live in Spain - Andalusia
It is very expensive the shipping cost in Spain
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 08:19 AM
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New video:

Flying the Pike Precision (3 min 43 sec)
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Old Sep 14, 2011, 11:28 AM
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Pierre,
Very nice! What a beautiful flying spot!
What was the weight of the model in the vid? How much ballast?

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Old Sep 14, 2011, 11:36 AM
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Hi Bob,

I was flying with 600g of ballast this day.

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Old Sep 14, 2011, 12:50 PM
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Something tells me that model is "in the game"!

Looking forward to seeing it go.

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