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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:11 AM
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TAKE HIS ADVICE! It's just too too risky. They really do suck and as everyone says, it's a great plane, but it is seriously just a matter of time before they go and to do it in mid-air really sucks... Happy flying.
What servo(s) have you guys switched to??
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 12:18 AM
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What servo(s) have you guys switched to??
I went over the top, probably unnecessarily, but I do a lot of 3D and like to harrier the plane so I wanted to make sure the elevator servo was solid. I went with the Spektrum 4020. If you go back a few pages, there are posts to different servos folks were using. Best of luck. I'll see if I can send videos of the harrier. It's awesome to watch this big bird so low to the ground just sitting there.

http://www.spektrumrc.com/Products/D...odID=SPMSA4020
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:39 AM
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Happy New Year guys. I just got my Dynam Pitts Python for christmas and was wandering whats the best CG to be used on this bird? It does say 70mm in the manual but reading some forums in here it may seem a little too far back. You giys would be the best people in the know. Any assistance is much appreciated.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 05:33 AM
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Happy New Year guys. I just got my Dynam Pitts Python for christmas and was wandering whats the best CG to be used on this bird? It does say 70mm in the manual but reading some forums in here it may seem a little too far back. You giys would be the best people in the know. Any assistance is much appreciated.
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my manual says 85-90mm behind the top wing leading edge at the fuselage
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 01:31 PM
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my manual says 85-90mm behind the top wing leading edge at the fuselage
This is where I put mine, but recognize I like to do 3D with it, ie hovers, etc. it's definitely back. So you can go anywhere forward (toward the motor) pending on your comfort levels. Hope it helps
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 02:53 PM
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I maidened it this morning. Lost the prop on the first flight but it came down ok with no damage. Thought I had this cheap spinner tight but guess not. Got some help at the field to get it tight and put 4 packs through it. Fun plane and it flys great. Couple ticks of down elevator because it kept wanting to climb during level flight. Had one nose over after landing a little too hot and hitting the grass. All in all a successful maiden though.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 03:08 PM
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I maidened it this morning. Lost the prop on the first flight but it came down ok with no damage. Thought I had this cheap spinner tight but guess not. Got some help at the field to get it tight and put 4 packs through it. Fun plane and it flys great. Couple ticks of down elevator because it kept wanting to climb during level flight. Had one nose over after landing a little too hot and hitting the grass. All in all a successful maiden though.
Congrats! That's awesome! Happy flying
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 08:20 PM
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This is where I put mine, but recognize I like to do 3D with it, ie hovers, etc. it's definitely back. So you can go anywhere forward (toward the motor) pending on your comfort levels. Hope it helps
Sometimes it makes you wander why these guys can't get the manual right around the world. I am gonna use 85 instead of 70 as the manual here recommends and once I have her trimmed I'll pull it back to suit my level of 3D.
She is a great looking plane and any tips or bad habits she may have is a great help to me.
Thanks guys
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:51 PM
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For you guys who want to see what the Peaks is capable of, I let a friend who is a 3d pilot fly my Peaks. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFlWAhP3NUw
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:59 PM
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This is where I put mine, but recognize I like to do 3D with it, ie hovers, etc. it's definitely back. So you can go anywhere forward (toward the motor) pending on your comfort levels. Hope it helps

I even had the battery come loose and slide all the way back through the hole and rest on the top of the bottom wing. She still flew great. This plane does not mind being tail heavy at all.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 10:59 PM
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For you guys who want to see what the Peaks is capable of, I let a friend who is a 3d pilot fly my Peaks. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFlWAhP3NUw
I really feel like an amateur with my Peak after watching that,
and I did not realize this plane was that capable in the right hands.
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Old Dec 31, 2012, 11:15 PM
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I really feel like an amateur with my Peak after watching that,
and I did not realize this plane was that capable in the right hands.
As you can see from the date on the video it was shot back in May 2012. I am still flying her and plan on flying her in the morning. I am about 1/2 the way to fling her like Mike did but quit a bit higher. Still working my way down closer to the ground. I liked this plane so much I bought 2. The one in the video has the Peaks decals and I had Callie Graphics make the Pitts Python decals for the other one. I flew the Pitts Python today. Love this plane.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 10:39 AM
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For you guys who want to see what the Peaks is capable of, I let a friend who is a 3d pilot fly my Peaks. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFlWAhP3NUw
I was just curious if your plane was using the stock servos in that video or something else.....Any other mods?....Very nice flying, I finally got to maiden mine yesterday, flew great.
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 12:07 PM
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For you guys who want to see what the Peaks is capable of, I let a friend who is a 3d pilot fly my Peaks. Enjoy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFlWAhP3NUw

Yikes!

Tell your friend thanks for showing me how poor my 3D skills really are!!
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Old Jan 01, 2013, 03:04 PM
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I even had the battery come loose and slide all the way back through the hole and rest on the top of the bottom wing. She still flew great. This plane does not mind being tail heavy at all.
Thats really handy to know..
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