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Old Jan 05, 2013, 02:50 PM
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Wing tube failed on the 2nd flight in a pretty gentle parachute. About 7 total minutes of life for that airframe.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 03:41 PM
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That is crazy, I put mine through hell every time it sees the air.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 05:14 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Wow, folks weren't kidding about this bird being a tail heavy build. I have the 4315-714 (with 1/2" spacers), ICE 100 (on the motor box), and the 4S battery is almost completely under the cowling at 3.75" CG.

I hate to add dead weight, but I need to access the battery better for strapping down. I rather add weight than eject a battery.

Mike
That's why I went with a 5S system and a heavier motor....but I am waiting on my new packs.

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Old Jan 05, 2013, 05:50 PM
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Surprised the heck out of me too- the tube had no visible damage when I inserted it, and it was not damaged in shipping. Bummed me out.

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That is crazy, I put mine through he'll every time it sees the air.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 08:17 PM
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How old is the plane?

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Old Jan 05, 2013, 08:42 PM
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Garage sale edge from october this past year.
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Old Jan 05, 2013, 09:06 PM
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Perhaps Noll would do something about this???

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Old Jan 05, 2013, 10:05 PM
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I gave them the opportunity to help, but they declined. Not sure if my message was handled by Noll or someone else.

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Perhaps Noll would do something about this???

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Old Jan 06, 2013, 03:34 AM
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I gave them the opportunity to help, but they declined. Not sure if my message was handled by Noll or someone else.
Did you show them the picture you showed us? Thats quite clearly a wing tube failure and not your fault.
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 05:50 AM
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Sorry to see that happen to the tube! Hopefully you'll be up in the air soon
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Old Jan 06, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Thanks for the well-wishes.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 01:22 AM
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Did you show them the picture you showed us? Thats quite clearly a wing tube failure and not your fault.
Just wondering the same thing. Dang. Even the wingtips are in tact.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:29 AM
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Did you show them the picture you showed us? Thats quite clearly a wing tube failure and not your fault.
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Just wondering the same thing. Dang. Even the wingtips are in tact.
Yes.
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 10:35 AM
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540 edge Barn door ailerons

say I have the same model only its the 41 " version its my first real wood and balsa 3d plane, I have the foam Typhoon how ever its nothing like this baby.
I watched the flying video and its very impressive showing the hands on sticks.
T first I set it up to specs on the trows, and test flew it and stalled it on landing and had to replace the nose cowl. so I looked up other same size 540 edge models and noticed the throws and specs are 1/2 of the recommended settings on the model I have like in the video except its the 41 inch version . I'm definitely not a 3D pilot .just sport and pattern. and that's all I'm looking for in this model. OK so in a video on the same model I have the pilot comes in for a landing and says do not move your ailerons just use rudder and flare with your elevator with power slightly on ,well I Noticed in this here video the pilot did use his ailerons on landing , so my question is should I or shouldn't I use the ailerons on landing, because on all my sport planes I always had to correct almost all my landings with some aileron input?
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 11:12 AM
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All landings with any type of crosswind or turbulent air will require minor corrections with the ailerons to keep the wings level. There are various crosswind techniques, but certainly in the flare, the ailerons must be leveled- which will require some type of input.
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