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Old Oct 19, 2011, 02:24 PM
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Sounds like you've got a winner there Richard. I agree that the SD36 attracts a lot of positive comments at the field and always brings a big grin to my face every time I fly mine.

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Old Oct 25, 2011, 11:01 PM
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Sundowner 36

The speeds I am reading at arround 100 mph and higher ; are thes wishfull or how are they measured ?
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Old Oct 26, 2011, 06:46 AM
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100+ MPH is the norm for EF-1 racers. Exact speed measurements are possible using Doppler Shift APPS available for your smart phone or by using radar guns.

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Old Nov 18, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Just a comment for anyone thinking of buying this plane , it fly's really nice and smooth , its a real enjoyable plane
I don't race it , just fly at my club.

my one runs stuff that I had from another project but has proven to work well and be 100% reliable in this plane.

The motor is a KDA36-12XL , 770kv similar specs to E-flite 32,
CC 100 amp ICE speedy , 6s 5000mah lipo (Turnigy nano-tech) and 10x10e apc prop .


looking forward to the E-flite shoestring
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Old Nov 30, 2011, 07:07 AM
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Looks like the Sundowner 36 is on sale!

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...36-arf-HAN4520

Check it out!

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Old Dec 03, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Looks like the Sundowner 36 is on sale!

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...36-arf-HAN4520

Check it out!

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You know I would consider it if I didn't already have 2 new E-F1 planes coming....
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 12:01 PM
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As quoted from the reviewer:

"The E-flite Power 25 1250kV motor has been officially approved by NMPRA for the EF-1 event and has become the motor of choice for this event. Since E-flite made two versions of the Power 25 motor, I made sure I had the 1250kV NMPRA version for this Sundowner review. When I tried to mount the motor, I found that Hangar 9 had updated the spacer and bolt lengths for the Power 25 and that the manual still referred to the original shorter dimensions. The Power 25 motor used 30 mm (1-3/16") spacers and 45 mm (1-3/4") bolts to mount the motor to the firewall. Future versions of the Sundowner manual will reference these longer dimensions."


AAAAAAAARG!! Now you tell me! I spent about an hour trying to thread the recommended lengths in the assembly manual through the drilled holes. The two bottom holes on the fire wall were easy to thread through but the upper two were another matter. Since I need to use the longer (45mm) bolts, are there any suggestions to make it easier to thread these through the top two holes?

Thanks for your expertise.
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Old Dec 20, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Sorry, but there is no easy way to get them through the holes. You may want to try using the fuel tubing trick shown on page 39 of the manual. That will hold the bolt to your ball driver wrench and help guide it to the hole in the firewall.

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Old Dec 22, 2011, 12:23 AM
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Hey Guys, I also love my 36 but I must admit I was hoping it would be quicker. I am using the OS 30 outrunner with an APC 12x10 prop, Eflite 60 ESC on a Turnigy 4S 300 mah pack. Overall I am happy with it as it flies great and is easy to land, but a little dissapointed in the speed. I figured that at just over 1000 watts it would be faster. Any advice?? I am thinking about going to a 6S 3000 setup and just run a smaller prop.
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Old Dec 22, 2011, 07:26 AM
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The stock racing setup is running about 1000 watts with 4S 2600 mah battery packs and the speed is right about 100 MPH on an APC 8x8 prop. The OS 30 only has a 750 kV so you are going to have to go to more cells to even get stock performance levels with that motor. More cells will mean more weight and that will degrade performance somewhat. I'd recommend getting the OS 25 or the E-Flite Power 25 and trying the stock setup if you want more speed.
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Old Dec 26, 2011, 07:30 PM
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Hey Guys, I also love my 36 but I must admit I was hoping it would be quicker. I am using the OS 30 outrunner with an APC 12x10 prop, Eflite 60 ESC on a Turnigy 4S 300 mah pack. Overall I am happy with it as it flies great and is easy to land, but a little dissapointed in the speed. I figured that at just over 1000 watts it would be faster. Any advice?? I am thinking about going to a 6S 3000 setup and just run a smaller prop.
Try the Scorpion 3026/ 1600kv on a 4s 3300 30c pack. With the APC 8x6, managed to get 128.6 mph. Not a blistering speed, but definitely an improvement over the speed we were able to squeeze from the Pogo with the Eflite Power 25 on 4cells swinging an 8x8 apc prop.
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Old Dec 27, 2011, 04:28 AM
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Has anyone tried an APC 8 X 10 or 7 X 10 on this plane?
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Old Dec 27, 2011, 10:12 AM
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Just wanted to report that I successfully maidened my Sundowner yesterday. My setup includes the Power 25 1250 kv on a 8 X 8 propeller. I first used an eflite 4S 3200 as well as a CC Pheonix 80 amp esc. Having flown the eflite Pogo extensivley, I flew her with less throw (75%) and a lot of expo (45%).

I fully expected a strong torq roll to the left and the Sundowner did not disapoint. I corrected with a good bit of rudder.

She flew much more stable than the Pogo and nearly as fast. The approach and landing was a lot more forgiving than the Pogo and not as hot.

A buddy let me run her on a Turnigy nano 5s 4000 and I think that's the right battery for my set up. I would guess she's flying at about 110 to 115 mph with that battery.

All in all, love this plane. The peanut gallery commented on how stable and smooth she is in the air along with her good looks. Video and photo to come shortly.
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Old Dec 27, 2011, 12:36 PM
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Try the Scorpion 3026/ 1600kv on a 4s 3300 30c pack. With the APC 8x6, managed to get 128.6 mph. Not a blistering speed, but definitely an improvement over the speed we were able to squeeze from the Pogo with the Eflite Power 25 on 4cells swinging an 8x8 apc prop.
What are the amps WOT on that setup?
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 03:15 PM
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What are the amps WOT on that setup?
67 amps during a bench run with the apc 8x6 e prop The apc 8x8 e prop pushes this setup well above 70 amps. I have tried the apc 8x10,8x9, 7x10, and Graupner 7x7 e props. The 8x6 seems to provide the best performance with the motor (Scorpion 3026/1600kv) battery combo. My setup is not by any means the hottest setup for the Sundowner 36, but since I have smoked 5 motors 3 ESCs (including a Castle Ice 100 amp), it has proven to be the most reliable.
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