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Old Dec 01, 2012, 08:26 PM
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They had my Y conn. attached to the elevator and rudder leads, look there
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 11:15 PM
I just want to go fly!
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just found this thread after thinking i really want a bigger "beast". i love my beast but this is a great size. im drooling! these threads are great for the tweaks it needs to be perfect. thanks every one.
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 11:50 PM
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is http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...tt-p-2011.html
an adequate aftermarket replacement for the stock collett? or is that the same as stock?

I heard the stock one sucks and needs replacement.

Thanks for any insight.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:02 AM
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is http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...tt-p-2011.html
an adequate aftermarket replacement for the stock collett? or is that the same as stock?

I heard the stock one sucks and needs replacement.

Thanks for any insight.
I fly the stock and have been for about 30 or so hard flights. Just get it tight. You could also scuff up the shaft a little to help it grip. It's hard to grab the prop and spinner to tighten the collet so I think people are leaving it too loose to start with. Good luck.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:29 AM
Don't Move I've Dropped My Nut
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is http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...tt-p-2011.html
an adequate aftermarket replacement for the stock collett? or is that the same as stock?

I heard the stock one sucks and needs replacement.

Thanks for any insight.
That is STOCK collett. File flat spots on two opposing sides of end of shaft (with nut on shaft)...then remove nut, and then install backplate, prop, washer & nut. Hold shaft with pliers and tighten securely.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:03 AM
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is http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/...tt-p-2011.html
an adequate aftermarket replacement for the stock collett? or is that the same as stock?

I heard the stock one sucks and needs replacement.

Thanks for any insight.
Stcok was just OK, had some runout though, turned out the one from Dynam Waco was shorter and had zero run out. Seems I used an E-flite or PZ adaptor on Waco. One advantage to a more standard adaptor (if memory serves motor has 4 MM shaft) you can use MAS and APC props off the shelf with no reaming. Tim
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:20 AM
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Thanks for the help--there is no y connector to be found so ordered one from headsup. Last question(I hope)-- where did you mount your receiver?--Bo
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Thanks for the help--there is no y connector to be found so ordered one from headsup. Last question(I hope)-- where did you mount your receiver?--Bo
Mine is "velcroed" to the floor in the compartment aft of the battery compartment. I did not glue the lid in place...used strips of velcro after making shallow relief spots to allow for the additional thickness of the velcro material. Can't be seen from the exterior.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Thanks for the help--there is no y connector to be found so ordered one from headsup. Last question(I hope)-- where did you mount your receiver?--Bo
Mine is a lightweight 6200 and I velcroed it to the aft cabane strut at the aft of the hatch. I agree the leads are short but after a tricky bind I don't have to deal with the Rx much.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 10:00 AM
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thanks guys--Bo
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 10:10 AM
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I'm surprised from the pics how far forward a lot of guys are putting the battery. Are you 3D-ing this far forward? I keep trying to get mine even more aft...screwed up last weekend where inflight it slid into the receiver compartment. That was a fun landing. Now it's velcroed all the way back.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 03:00 PM
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Hanger Pals

These always go to field with me now.
Great flyers and bang for buck.
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 04:09 PM
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Is there any downthrust built in??

Why am I asking, you may be thinking!! Despite a rather breezy morning, I took it up for the maiden. Overall, the flight went very well, except for the landing. At about 3 ft off the runway, a sizeable gust of wind lifted the right wing and flipped the Pitts over and it landed upside down. Shaved off quite a bit of the top front edge of the cowl on the asphalt and broke one of the mounting posts on the spinner backplate as it smacked the runway at a slight nose-down attitude. I now notice that there appears to be a slight bit of downthrust. Not sure if there was any before the incident. Motor mount is still very secure, as I had modded it with a plywood backplate as a few others have done.

Anyway, when any of you folks get a chance, please let me know if you can notice any downthrust in your Pitts.

Thanks
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:38 PM
flying or crashing into air?
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Why am I asking, you may be thinking!! Despite a rather breezy morning, I took it up for the maiden. Overall, the flight went very well, except for the landing. At about 3 ft off the runway, a sizeable gust of wind lifted the right wing and flipped the Pitts over and it landed upside down. Shaved off quite a bit of the top front edge of the cowl on the asphalt and broke one of the mounting posts on the spinner backplate as it smacked the runway at a slight nose-down attitude. I now notice that there appears to be a slight bit of downthrust. Not sure if there was any before the incident. Motor mount is still very secure, as I had modded it with a plywood backplate as a few others have done.

Anyway, when any of you folks get a chance, please let me know if you can notice any downthrust in your Pitts.

Thanks
There is a bit of down thrust.
What I have noticed with this model is in light wind it is easy to land at low speed with little to no power.
When the wind picks up though it can be a handfull at low speeds close to the ground .
When its windy its best to land with power and fly it onto the ground .
I come in low at just under 1/4 throttle and do not power of until the wheels touch down
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Old Dec 02, 2012, 07:40 PM
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Anyone know where I can get a new motor bracket for the plane? Grayson has a ton and not sure which one is correct...
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