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Old Nov 02, 2011, 09:59 AM
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I'd really like to know how this compares to the Sbach. For the price it's definitely the better deal. I'd like to know how much power it's got.
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 11:56 AM
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 12:04 PM
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Figures...I'll soon have two ships to maiden...so of course the wx forecast is calling for wind and snow. I hate this hobby sometimes.
Remember Binary's law of RC airplanes.

I believe it's the fourth law that states, If you purchase a new airplane the next week will contain high winds, rain and/or snow.
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 02:25 PM
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It's the 240mah 25C. Might be a bit heavy but we will see. It's windy outside but I will take it up on lunch today anyhow!
Mmh, nice - didn't know about those. Exact same weight as the Zippy 180 mAh, should be good. And a 5C charge. Sweet.

Guess that goes on the shopping list - thanks!

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Old Nov 02, 2011, 03:07 PM
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Bud you gone awfully quite has the postie been ?
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 03:19 PM
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Ok it's been flown! I flew 2 batteries in it today in 12-15 mph winds! It's an ok performer. It does have pretty good power too. It is not as much power as the Sbach though. I also noticed that it loves to eat batteries! 4 minutes tops on 240mah cells! Also, if you are using this battery like me you will need to modify the battery compartment. My CG was way too far forward . I figured in the wind it would be fine and it was . Also to note, my right servo has some kind of strange flutter or a high speed twitch? All in all I need calmer conditions to really put it through it's paces.
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 09:26 PM
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Old Nov 02, 2011, 09:34 PM
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4 mins on a Hyp 240...huh...that's not good. Wonder where the juice is going...high draw servos perhaps? Fighting the wind will drain batt power faster, also.

Sounds like you have a jittery defective servo...that will also draw some extra power.

Thanks for the report!
Yes and the magnets on my hatch must have become demagnatized on the jet ride over.... They are very weak and I think a piece of tape will become necessary to secure the hatch.
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 12:08 AM
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You wanna swap out that dodgy servo's before it lets you down 4 mins is a poor flight time. lets see what the numbers are on a windless day with the servo replaced. I reckon you should get well over 4.
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 12:12 AM
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One for sale in the classifieds. Flown only once. http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1532982
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 12:21 AM
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That was quick never a good sign.
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 06:38 AM
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c'mon, with one battery he may have flown it for a max of 2.5 mins before making that decision

The manual says COG 126mm but with the 180 batt it seems further forward?
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 06:50 AM
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c'mon, with one battery he may have flown it for a max of 2.5 mins before making that decision

The manual says COG 126mm but with the 180 batt it seems further forward?
You misunderstand my point completely.
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Old Nov 03, 2011, 08:43 AM
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Some people purchase micros thinking they are going to be easy to fly like their larger counterparts then realize that they don't have the skills required to handle such as a twitchy plane.

I'd be willing to wager that a few people who have flown larger planes can't handle the mircos and thus probably why you see quick sales. They finally try one because it's cheap, but then see its not for them.

It sounds like that plane there may be one of those situations.
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