|Jul 16, 2011, 07:14 PM|
USA, IL, Chicago
Joined Jan 2011
P-40 Maiden fail! aRGH!!!
I've been itching to fly my Airfield 800mm P-40 in the air. So spent some time building it this week. Took her out to maiden this morning and it go so well.
Here's the video
First off, with the 2S 30C 1000mah Sky Lipo, she kept lawn-darting like there's not enough power. After the 3 failed attempt, I was pissed off and irritated. So I put in the 3S 30C 1000mah Sky Lipo. I know that I shouldn't fly a 3S with the stock prop. But at that point, I didn't care. I just wanted to get her flying. And she flew. The elevator at 20% EXPO was super twitchy. At WOT, she really moves, but I didn't have her at WOT for more than a few seconds bc it'll burn up the motor.
At this point, I have to open her up to see what's been damaged with all the nose-diving I did this morning. The motor felt loose from the mount. I've got a GWS 8x4 prop that I'm going to try with the 3S. I'm going to rip out the rudder servo and control rod to lighten her up a bit. Anyone know how to pin the rudder? Drop me a reply please. I need help with that. I would really like to fly with the 3S instead of the 2S next time. But there's some work to be done on her before re-maidening...
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