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Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:26 AM
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Curious Lex or Tom, what sized pushrod are you using in top drive install? I've found the 0.032" doesn't work well in a hollow moldie and have gone up to the 0.040"-0.050" size.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:37 AM
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I supply .045" rods and predrill the horns with a .045" bit. The fit is quite snug.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Hey I didn't get any rod in my kit.

Install peg and cut out some excess wire and we are good for maiden hopefully tomorrow. Cutting it close to IHLGF~

Where is everyone liking their CG?
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Where is everyone liking their CG?
I still haven't had a still air day to really work it out, but I started at 78 and that was way far back for me. I'm currently around 73 and I like that better...

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 12:48 PM
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I start around 76 usually and nudge it forward from there. I haven't measured mine lately but I would not be surprised if it's maybe even a pinch further forward than Lex at 73.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:23 PM
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Is this plane Futaba "ish" enough? Even the fuse has some color. I guess I better talk to the guy making tails and ask for an orange set to go with the rest of the plane.

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Old Apr 24, 2012, 09:26 PM
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Thanks guys. I am at 74 @ 9.67oz. This plan flat out hauls! I flew a Polaris, Validol, Helios, and Fr3ak today. This things moves the fastest out of them all. Maiden was uneventful. I admit,I am not that good of a pilot but this thing made me feel confident in it's abilities to do well against any other plane. The tales still look odd but they flat out work!
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 06:33 AM
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Excellent! A couple of new orange ones hitting the skies.

Guys who have these flying, I'd like to hear about what camber settings you're using for different situations. This ship likes to carry a bunch of camber for me.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Any suggestions from you guys on a blade install? This is my first hollow molded wing and don't want to screw it up. Tom's sending one of his blades, and I will save the CR t-blade for the Helios. Just looking for some install tips please.

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Old Apr 25, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I do mine identical to Oleg's instructions for the Taboo, for a straight blade. No problems in my wing, and the Fr3aK has a similar tip layup that I borrowed.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 09:26 AM
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Thanks guys. I am at 74 @ 9.67oz. This plan flat out hauls! I flew a Polaris, Validol, Helios, and Fr3ak today. This things moves the fastest out of them all. Maiden was uneventful. I admit,I am not that good of a pilot but this thing made me feel confident in it's abilities to do well against any other plane. The tales still look odd but they flat out work!
Anybody that gets to play with all of the newest high end planes in one day is officially on my $*%T list.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Anybody that gets to play with all of the newest high end planes in one day is officially on my $*%T list.
You can go buy his Polaris in the classifieds section.

Brian P.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:26 AM
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You can go buy his Polaris in the classifieds section.

Brian P.
Nope... It's already gone. If I'd seen it soon enough, it would have been mine.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Speed is zero'd with root. Cruise is 2.5-3mm and heavy is 5mm. I like the plane in speed and cruise. Haven't flown in an boomers to warrant heavy settings. Still messing with it. Suggestions Tom?
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Excellent! A couple of new orange ones hitting the skies.

Guys who have these flying, I'd like to hear about what camber settings you're using for different situations. This ship likes to carry a bunch of camber for me.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 04:14 PM
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Unless I'm mistaken, on the Fr3aK it is shipped in cruise position not speed. Speed is then a couple mm up at the root of the flaperons. Or lay a straightedge across the bottom of the wing.

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