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Old Apr 12, 2012, 05:18 PM
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The high from Welders is not all that bad. But then, that's just me.

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 05:26 PM
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I just maidened and flew two packs through my new Extra Slick catching it three times in a row before very gently crashing it into myself What can I say, I need more practice catching, let alone hover grabbing. Very good first impression Unfortunately it started to rain and the wind has been gusty all day. It kept blowing things off the workbench in my garage.

Fighting wind and only a couple batteries in (with a little juice remaining), I'm not sure where my timer should be yet, but so far it's looking like only about 5 minutes. Does that sound about right? I'm on 2s 460mah with 9x4.7 prop and the 26g 1500kv motor. Even with some juice left in the first battery (3.77v / cell) I could feel huge difference moving on to the second battery. How many people are doing 3s?

Charles

PS, Glue dries better in the air right? like in the air flying......
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 05:30 PM
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I just maidened and flew two packs through my new Extra Slick catching it three times in a row before very gently crashing it into myself :P What can I say, I need more practice catching, let alone hover grabbing. Very good first impression Unfortunately it started to rain and the wind has been gusty all day. It kept blowing things off the workbench in my garage.

Fighting wind and only a couple batteries in (with a little juice remaining), I'm not sure where my timer should be yet, but so far it's looking like only about 5 minutes. Does that sound about right? I'm on 2s 460mah with 9x4.7 prop and the 26g 1500kv motor. Even with some juice left in the first battery (3.77v / cell) I could feel huge difference moving on to the second battery. How many people are doing 3s?

Charles

PS, Glue dries better in the air right.... like in the air flying...... :P
I have tried 3s. I prefer 2s. I have my timer set for 6 minutes. How much you get really depends heavily on how much you're on the throttle. A lot of hovering is going to burn it down a lot faster than just flying around.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 09:04 PM
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... I'm not sure where my timer should be yet, but so far it's looking like only about 5 minutes. Does that sound about right? )
I use 5 minutes, knowing I can run longer, 5-1/2 to 6 minutes if I'm having too much fun to just stop. I hate it when the Space Mountain ride just ends like that! SNAP!

Depending on how much throttle I used, of course.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 11:06 PM
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Yep, I have a feeling 5 minutes is going to be where my timer stays. By the time those first two batteries were re-charged the sun came out again and I got myself back to the park. I'm sure glad I bought 8 batteries I wanted more actually.

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Old Apr 12, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Yep, I have a feeling 5 minutes is going to be where my timer stays. By the time those first two batteries were re-charged the sun came out again and I got myself back to the park. I'm sure glad I bought 8 batteries I wanted more actually.

Charles
I only have 18 now. Gave 4 to my buddy when he talked me out of my Slick v1.

Nobody's getting my Slick v2 - nobody!

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Old Apr 13, 2012, 07:21 AM
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I just maidened and flew two packs through my new Extra Slick catching it three times in a row before very gently crashing it into myself What can I say, I need more practice catching, let alone hover grabbing. Very good first impression Unfortunately it started to rain and the wind has been gusty all day. It kept blowing things off the workbench in my garage.

Fighting wind and only a couple batteries in (with a little juice remaining), I'm not sure where my timer should be yet, but so far it's looking like only about 5 minutes. Does that sound about right? I'm on 2s 460mah with 9x4.7 prop and the 26g 1500kv motor. Even with some juice left in the first battery (3.77v / cell) I could feel huge difference moving on to the second battery. How many people are doing 3s?

Charles

PS, Glue dries better in the air right? like in the air flying......
I use 3s 500mh & get 5 minutes easily,probably could go another minute but would rather not shorten the pack lives.3s is a blast but if you dont have a throttle curve it will probably be unflyable.I first flew mine without the curve & it sucked,kinda like nitrous,wide open at any throttle setting,full throttle was a blur.I curved it down to about 65% on the top & it feels great,kinda like 2s with a little extra punch on the top when you want it.I fly outdoors mostly so 3s is the prefered choice for me.I could cut the travel back on the top & drop the curve for indoors & would be just like 2s.Throttle curves are nice.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:03 AM
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I should have mentioned that although I prefer 2s, for penetrating wind 3s is better and I still pull mine out for that on occasion.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 08:24 AM
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Don't you have the battery in the hole of the fuselage? If so I would think the 3S would not fit in the tight hole for the 2S. I wish so much that I had put the electronics on like usual instead of the way with the battery in the fuselage hole.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Madratter:
Don't you have the battery in the hole of the fuselage? If so I would think the 3S would not fit in the tight hole for the 2S. I wish so much that I had put the electronics on like usual instead of the way with the battery in the fuselage hole.
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The hole is a little lose with my 2s, and I can cram the 3s in there although it is a very tight fit. I probably could not do it at all, except my batteries also have velcro from back in the days where I had my original version of the slick where it was mounted outside. That gives the batteries some give.

From my experience, having the battery through the hole in the fuselage makes a huge difference for certain maneuvers because your center of gravity is correctly centered. Anything high g with the battery outside causes problems.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 10:21 AM
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From my experience, having the battery through the hole in the fuselage makes a huge difference for certain maneuvers because your center of gravity is correctly centered. Anything high g with the battery outside causes problems.
Yes, the 32 inch airplanes are sensitive to lateral balance. My Edge did a lot of strange things and especially during an outside loop. Then I discovered that one wing was heavier than the other and I mounted a screw with appropriate size in the lighter wing tip. The plane flies very good after that!
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 11:06 AM
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I think mine's pretty close balance-wise, but since I have my battery hole-mounted there's a little bit that can be fine-adjusted. (Haven't done that yet.)

If I decide to try 3s, I'll probably cut a block of compressible packing foam to roughly 1s battery sized and put it under the 2s battery when needed.

Charles
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 12:27 PM
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Yes, the 32 inch airplanes are sensitive to lateral balance. My Edge did a lot of strange things and especially during an outside loop. Then I discovered that one wing was heavier than the other and I mounted a screw with appropriate size in the lighter wing tip. The plane flies very good after that!
I balance all mine laterally by sliding the pack in and out of the slot till it balances. When I've found where it has to sit I put a mark so that I can slide it in to the same spot every time.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 01:51 PM
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Flew my Sbach this morning before work & its really nice.Motrofly 2205 1800kv,8x4 gws,12 amps opto esc on 3s 500mh.I put gear & led's on it.Rolls very fast,axial & tracks great for a foamie.The rudder on this plane is huge just like the real Sbach.Looks like tonite I will be able fly the Sbach,Xtra slick & crack Yak.
Ive found that since Ive gotten some of these planes its not so bad when I cant make it to the field to fly my 89 Slick or 70 EF extra or other bigger planes.I still want to fly the big stuff but Im able to contain myself with the help of the little foamys.
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Old Apr 13, 2012, 04:57 PM
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New Extra Slick video:

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