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Old Apr 10, 2012, 08:34 PM
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Hope I can make it to Nall, I may have work conflicts. If not, then FLI may be on the list.
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 09:16 PM
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So I've been burning gas through my OSGT33 as fast as it will gulp it down. Had some flyable weather on the weekend, some great mornings recently... been getting up early and taking "the walk"...



...few gallons missing for sure.

Anyways, AMainHobbies have brought out a new range of props for both gas and electric, I'm steadily working my way through the stash that I bought. Some very nice props. The 18x8 is revy, 18x10 if you want to load up with more speed, etc etc. I'm loving the 20" props though... currently have a 20x6 on there, it's a stump puller, knocked a little off the top speed which I didn't mind, need a few more flights with it 3D'n around.

Engine has always been a horse though... even mis-tuned on a 20x10 falcon (video posted the other day) was hauling the plane effortlessly (great prop, but a little much for break-in... I think that after a few more gallons it may be the prop of choice). It's weird to see a gurgling engine happily motivating a plane in the vertical direction.

I'm pretty darned happy with the setup... working my way though a few more setup fiddlings, and more props. Going to try a different prop of what I wont say, don't want someone to assume it's a good idea and copy to have a mishap.

Anyways, will find a favorite prop and make a new video... the plane sure is good for throwing around, there's no doubt about that. Love it. Have been really enjoying winding up a KE spin and then dropping the throttle to idle to have a super lazy but still very straight KE spin to the deck... so nice. violent maneuver into a graceful one.


Falcon was the prop in the video (they're such a light prop, I need to get me some more sizes of them for sure to play with)...

Breaking In - 3DHS 74" Edge 540 (7 min 13 sec)




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Old Apr 10, 2012, 09:37 PM
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GT33 gets my compliments. No fear on the "understanding gas"......Remember.....at one point you didn't know electric power well either.... If you go GAS...I'll help you out all I can...give me a PM with your phone number and we'll talk some....

You coming to FLI in Missouri?
Very true... I'll PM you tomorrow. Yep, I'll be at FLI The one thing is I'm upgrading to a DX8 in the next sale, so a big plane will be delayed a bit. It'll be in summer though I'd probably go for a DLE30 'cause I can get 1 for $200 instead of 190 for motor, and $100 for ESC...

EDIT: ADC has a good deal... I'm confused -.-
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 09:38 PM
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Old Apr 10, 2012, 11:32 PM
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Nice video Arron. The O.S. motor seems nice.
I'll have to check out those props from AMain.


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Old Apr 10, 2012, 11:42 PM
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You have some serious skills !


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So I've been burning gas through my OSGT33 as fast as it will gulp it down. Had some flyable weather on the weekend, some great mornings recently... been getting up early and taking "the walk"...



...few gallons missing for sure.

Anyways, AMainHobbies have brought out a new range of props for both gas and electric, I'm steadily working my way through the stash that I bought. Some very nice props. The 18x8 is revy, 18x10 if you want to load up with more speed, etc etc. I'm loving the 20" props though... currently have a 20x6 on there, it's a stump puller, knocked a little off the top speed which I didn't mind, need a few more flights with it 3D'n around.

Engine has always been a horse though... even mis-tuned on a 20x10 falcon (video posted the other day) was hauling the plane effortlessly (great prop, but a little much for break-in... I think that after a few more gallons it may be the prop of choice). It's weird to see a gurgling engine happily motivating a plane in the vertical direction.

I'm pretty darned happy with the setup... working my way though a few more setup fiddlings, and more props. Going to try a different prop of what I wont say, don't want someone to assume it's a good idea and copy to have a mishap.

Anyways, will find a favorite prop and make a new video... the plane sure is good for throwing around, there's no doubt about that. Love it. Have been really enjoying winding up a KE spin and then dropping the throttle to idle to have a super lazy but still very straight KE spin to the deck... so nice. violent maneuver into a graceful one.


Falcon was the prop in the video (they're such a light prop, I need to get me some more sizes of them for sure to play with)...

http://vimeo.com/39382446



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Old Apr 11, 2012, 02:51 PM
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Thats cool how you dubbed that gas sound over the Electric plane.... But Why???


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So I've been burning gas through my OSGT33 as fast as it will gulp it down. Had some flyable weather on the weekend, some great mornings recently... been getting up early and taking "the walk"...



...few gallons missing for sure.

Anyways, AMainHobbies have brought out a new range of props for both gas and electric, I'm steadily working my way through the stash that I bought. Some very nice props. The 18x8 is revy, 18x10 if you want to load up with more speed, etc etc. I'm loving the 20" props though... currently have a 20x6 on there, it's a stump puller, knocked a little off the top speed which I didn't mind, need a few more flights with it 3D'n around.

Engine has always been a horse though... even mis-tuned on a 20x10 falcon (video posted the other day) was hauling the plane effortlessly (great prop, but a little much for break-in... I think that after a few more gallons it may be the prop of choice). It's weird to see a gurgling engine happily motivating a plane in the vertical direction.

I'm pretty darned happy with the setup... working my way though a few more setup fiddlings, and more props. Going to try a different prop of what I wont say, don't want someone to assume it's a good idea and copy to have a mishap.

Anyways, will find a favorite prop and make a new video... the plane sure is good for throwing around, there's no doubt about that. Love it. Have been really enjoying winding up a KE spin and then dropping the throttle to idle to have a super lazy but still very straight KE spin to the deck... so nice. violent maneuver into a graceful one.


Falcon was the prop in the video (they're such a light prop, I need to get me some more sizes of them for sure to play with)...

http://vimeo.com/39382446



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Old Apr 11, 2012, 02:54 PM
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So he could fly for 20 minutes
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Thats cool how you dubbed that gas sound over the Electric plane.... But Why???
No...what would be funny is if he flew for twenty minutes and dubbed the sound of an electric motor over the flight.....people would be wondering how in the heck that he flew that long!!!!!

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Old Apr 11, 2012, 03:36 PM
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OS GT33 is the closest throttle response to E-power I've ever had.....easy to fly.
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 07:42 PM
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So he could fly for 20 minutes
...and also so I can show that there's no power sagging at the end of the flight, as well as back-to-back flights for all that I can eat
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 09:33 PM
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I still can't believe that was your maiden trip to the field Scott with your Edge. Excellent flying. That thing does some crazy Lomchevaks.

Mark
Thanks for the kind words Mark! That plane is soo much fun to fly! You should get one!!!

So I'm kinda stuck with this plane. been doing so research and it seems that someone in here noticed that their E-box markings were reversed (top to bottom). The "U" and the "D"? Currently I have the "U" facing UP and the "D" facing DOWN (common sense right). However on the madien I noticed a significant yawing to the left throughout the flight. I'm thinking that if my E-Box was "backwards" that would account for that yawing (p-factor) as it would negate the built in right thrust. Has anyone else had a similar issue or is this just a normal mixing/trim issue? It's really not a big deal to flip the E-Box around, but before I do anything with the thrust angles I want a little confirmation that my logic is sound. Below is a rough video of the 2nd flight (had to add 1.5oz to the nose for balance after first flight). Nothing really going on here, but you can see the yawing on take-off. Any help, suggestions are welcomed! Thanks guys!

IMAC Scott (5 min 28 sec)
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Old Apr 11, 2012, 11:16 PM
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I don't remember what markings were on my E-box but I'm sure I did not put it together reversed in any way, I followed whatever markings were there and I don't have any yaw issues.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Thanks for the kind words Mark! That plane is soo much fun to fly! You should get one!!!

So I'm kinda stuck with this plane. been doing so research and it seems that someone in here noticed that their E-box markings were reversed (top to bottom). The "U" and the "D"? Currently I have the "U" facing UP and the "D" facing DOWN (common sense right). However on the madien I noticed a significant yawing to the left throughout the flight. I'm thinking that if my E-Box was "backwards" that would account for that yawing (p-factor) as it would negate the built in right thrust. Has anyone else had a similar issue or is this just a normal mixing/trim issue? It's really not a big deal to flip the E-Box around, but before I do anything with the thrust angles I want a little confirmation that my logic is sound. Below is a rough video of the 2nd flight (had to add 1.5oz to the nose for balance after first flight). Nothing really going on here, but you can see the yawing on take-off. Any help, suggestions are welcomed! Thanks guys!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pclhIgnTWU
The box has offset for the right thrust angle and vertical offset built into the 'center' mark that you mounted the motor to. flipping the box means that the motor wont line up with the center of the cowel.

If you have yaw issues carefully inspect the rudder for warps. Mine had a significant bend that would cause yaw to the left. You can try and straighten it out by bending it and using a heat gun to re-shrink the covering. Alternately just trim the rudder do the airplane flies straight. I did a bit of both.
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Old Apr 12, 2012, 12:40 AM
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any one know when the red Edge will be back in stock? id like to pick one up for my birthday but they have been out for a wile
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