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Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:38 PM
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Let us know how it goes
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 07:57 PM
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anyone run this bad boy on 4s 2700's? or is that not enough...?
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 08:11 PM
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anyone run this bad boy on 4s 2700's? or is that not enough...?
As long as it meets the minimum "C" rating, all you're doing is reducing the flight time by 15%. Plus, you'll have to place the battery accordingly to achieve the desired CG.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 10:58 PM
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As long as it meets the minimum "C" rating, all you're doing is reducing the flight time by 15%. Plus, you'll have to place the battery accordingly to achieve the desired CG.
awesome, appreciate the quick response. How long will the flight times be with the 2700mah? I tried looking up the amp draw of the motor but could not find any specs. I just have a few 2700mah packs and a spare set of eflite retracts. So I thought it would be good to get this airplane so I can use those retracts. I am also fascinated by the TV feature on this plane. I want to buy this airplane but not more batteries because I would like to keep my batteries compatible with more then one RC aircraft. I have a EDF that uses my 2700's right now.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 11:04 PM
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Proabably around 3 and a half minutes depending on how it's flown.
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 11:10 PM
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Proabably around 3 and a half minutes depending on how it's flown.
Awesome, thank you. Well that should work.
Last question I have for right now. Why does this thing weigh 4.5 pounds? I always think when something is "carbon" like carbon fiber that is super light. Is it just because it is a big one meter wingspan airplane?
UPDATE: or i guess carbon is a type of metal? and they used it for the plane structure?
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Old Jan 13, 2013, 11:25 PM
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Carbon isn't metal. At least it isn't magnetic, and it's also very light. The plane is just big with alot of plastic parts. It flys much heavier than a Stryker which I think is the reason a lot of folks didn't care for it. When it was introduced it was described as a "Stryker on steroids". That isn't quite accurate. It is quite a bit more challenging to keep in the air and certainly a handful to land unless you land on grass. I really do enjoy it though and it usually finds it's way to the field with me once a week.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 09:57 AM
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The Styker doesn't have gear. The gear alone on this thing is a decent amount of weight. The motor is large and heavy, the battery is extremely heavy. If you take all that stuff off, it'd weigh closer to what you'd think it should.

As I'm playing around with power setups on this plane, I'm beginning to realize what a pig it is. I probably should have just bought a Stryker, but this thing looks much cooler and I'm afraid of hand launching.
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 02:20 PM
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The carbon a def lacks in performance when put up against the Stryker but the fact that you don't have.to worry with hand launching it makes up for it
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Old Jan 14, 2013, 04:08 PM
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sounds like a fun plane!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:02 PM
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All, I've got this plane, but have not flown it yet. Seen lots of youtube videos and will see more, but for anybody successfully flying this plane, what are your landing thoughts when you bring this down. Looking for some input. What's been successful for you?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Anybody get the feeling that this plane never sold that well? I got an email from Grayson this morning for a discount code of $100.00 off the PNP Scimitar - final cost of $120.00. By the time I clicked on the link, they were sold out. I have a feeling that they won't be re-stocking. Maybe Eflite bombed on this one. Get spare parts while you can.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 08:28 PM
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My landing thoughts when I bring the Scimitar down:

1) Oh CRAP! It's coming in too fast...
2) WAIT! No...it's coming in too slow - hit the throttle...
3) NOW IT'S TOO FAST!! Bleed off some speed...
4) SHOULD I GO AROUND for the 4th time??? - this is getting embarrasing...
5) %#%@ PUT DOWN THE LANDING GEAR, STUPID!!!
6) WAIT! It looks like it is going to settle this time...
7) Bleed off more speed...more up elevator...
8) WHEW! It's down in one piece!!!
9) I need to change my shorts...

Seriously, I give myself a good long approach every time. It needs to be flown to the ground -do not just let it land! It will fly slower than you think it will, so don't be afraid to bleed off speed on landing otherwise you will get the ill-fated BOUNCE, Bounce, bounce, bounce landing. Go a few mistakes high and see how slow it will fly before stalling to get a good take on it when you land. MAKE SURE your CG is at the recommended point. Have fun!
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Old Jan 22, 2013, 05:29 AM
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hi,
guys ,Your posting pics are so beautiful.I really loved it.Thanks for shearing the wonderful pictures.

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Old Jan 22, 2013, 07:19 AM
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crashguru i agree with you 100% lol ive only got 25 flights on my schimi but over 60 on my F-27Q the schimi is a nice flyer it just takes so much to get that thing on the ground.. ive got a habu that should be here on thursday i wonder how that thing will compare.
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