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Old Mar 06, 2012, 06:06 AM
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You know I was just thinking, this might be the perfect plane to place a gyro or some type of flight stabilization device on.

Just a thought..

-mike-
I dunno -- I've got planes that do a lot more wacky stuff -- difficult to manage in roll axis, exhibit Dutch roll tendency, difficult ground handing, etc, that I would be much more included to throw a gyro onto than this guy.

I find it is about as stable and well-mannered a plane as I could imagine, EXCEPT for that death spiral thing, and I don't think a gyro could help that a bit.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 02:26 PM
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Three weeks now and still no radjet....grrrrrr. Stinking hk!
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 02:50 PM
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Three weeks now and still no radjet....grrrrrr. Stinking hk!
I'm on 5
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 03:46 PM
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Hobbyking Radjet 800 EPO 800mm (PNF)

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1609924
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 03:53 PM
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I'm on 5
Five weeks??? Holy cow. Was it on backorder when you ordered it?
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Five weeks??? Holy cow. Was it on backorder when you ordered it?
Nope, in stock. It took 3 weeks for them to process and ship out and it's been another 2 weeks and still no DH- 100 vampire or radjet. I'm pretty sure I got caught up in whole Chinese new year deal.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Nope, in stock. It took 3 weeks for them to process and ship out and it's been another 2 weeks and still no DH- 100 vampire or radjet. I'm pretty sure I got caught up in whole Chinese new year deal.
Yup, on their support page they claim they are just now working off the backlog... who knows.

BTW, one of the guys at the field has the vampire, and although it took him a couple of crashes to figure it out (IIRC, might have been wildly wrong CG in instructions?), man he has that thing flying sweet now. Even though it's an EDF, it's design gives it a terrific glide rate with power off. So check out the HK comments on their site, as well as any info here, for possible tips, before you do a maiden with it.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 09:06 PM
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Yup, on their support page they claim they are just now working off the backlog... who knows.

BTW, one of the guys at the field has the vampire, and although it took him a couple of crashes to figure it out (IIRC, might have been wildly wrong CG in instructions?), man he has that thing flying sweet now. Even though it's an EDF, it's design gives it a terrific glide rate with power off. So check out the HK comments on their site, as well as any info here, for possible tips, before you do a maiden with it.
Thanks tracknoob, I've already read the 100+ pages on the vampire thread. I should be ready to do some slight mods if it ever gets here.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 04:15 AM
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HK have a new stock of it! I've just bought one for me eheheheh
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 08:28 AM
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Two questions, can i use 5 min epoxy on it??

How do you add the carbon rod, just push it thru the foam? Or drill the foam (dremel) and glue it?
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 10:18 AM
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Airdog, when you track yours, what is the last thing it shows??
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Two questions, can i use 5 min epoxy on it??

How do you add the carbon rod, just push it thru the foam? Or drill the foam (dremel) and glue it?
30 min is better, but yeah, 5 min epoxy will do fine.

When I mount my carbon reenforcing rods, what I do is make sure to cut off the measured length of the rod at a 45 degree angle, using my razor saw. That makes for a nice sharp point to use for prodding the rod carefully through the foam. No need to drill or otherwise mess around; the carbon rod itself does the work.
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Airdog, when you track yours, what is the last thing it shows??
BSKT862 JIT ARRIVED IN WAHLOK @Feb 27 2012 5:07PM
BOX862 JIT OFF TRUCK @Feb 29 2012 6:26PM
This is pretty vague. Looks like its off the boat and on dry land in the states. Hopefully I will get it in the next few days
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 03:38 PM
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Mine doesn't even say its arrived anywhere. Just says it was handed over to airline on 3/1
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 03:48 PM
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Mine doesn't even say its arrived anywhere. Just says it was handed over to airline on 3/1
Did you look on hk website. I had to log in, and enter the order number to get my info
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