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Old Feb 25, 2013, 04:49 PM
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Re: 31" Flyguy. I am using a 5x4E APC prop. This hits the arm plate, so will lower the motor platform a little. Will be almost ready to fly then.
You're just up in Tustin. Where do you fly? I can maybe join you if the scheduling works.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 02:26 PM
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Would be great to have you. I fly at the Great Park in Irvine (re: OCRCC club) and mostly at the Orange County Modelers Assn.'s field near Irvine Lake (http://www.flyocma.com/). I fly during morning hours on week days only. These places have hard landing surfaces, so I will find a grass park somewhere close to maiden this first and get the bugs out. Thank you.
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Old Feb 26, 2013, 10:19 PM
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Would be great to have you. I fly at the Great Park in Irvine (re: OCRCC club) and mostly at the Orange County Modelers Assn.'s field near Irvine Lake (http://www.flyocma.com/). I fly during morning hours on week days only. These places have hard landing surfaces, so I will find a grass park somewhere close to maiden this first and get the bugs out. Thank you.
I'll be up your way Thursday around 1pm. Want to tell me a field location and I'll bring my 31" Superman and my new Ironmen, 46 and 62 inch.
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Old Mar 01, 2013, 07:33 PM
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Couldn't reply before Thurs. Sorry. The best field for you would be the Great Park http://ocrcc.com/info.htm This gives the directions and info. Weekends would kill the crowds with your Flyguys. Need an AMA card and sign a waiver.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 12:52 AM
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Couldn't reply before Thurs. Sorry. The best field for you would be the Great Park http://ocrcc.com/info.htm This gives the directions and info. Weekends would kill the crowds with your Flyguys. Need an AMA card and sign a waiver.
I go by there once or twice a month. Will make a point to stop and fly the next time.
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 01:09 PM
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I put 2mm thick plastic skids over foam on the bottom. Hopefully Flyguy will skid some on hard surfaces. Now comes maiden time!!
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Old Mar 02, 2013, 07:20 PM
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Good Luck
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 01:48 PM
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Thanks, Otto. Well, I flew Flyguy 3 times, and it flew straight, but I could not roll it. It had no response even at max ranges of the roll stick. The elevon roll range spans toe to heel on Flyguy. It seems to be a little underpowered. I have the 50W setup. So, maybe the 3s setup will improve airspeed and get more wind over the elevons.
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Old Mar 05, 2013, 02:42 PM
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Thanks, Otto. Well, I flew Flyguy 3 times, and it flew straight, but I could not roll it. It had no response even at max ranges of the roll stick. The elevon roll range spans toe to heel on Flyguy. It seems to be a little underpowered. I have the 50W setup. So, maybe the 3s setup will improve airspeed and get more wind over the elevons.
I fly mine 2s and he rolls well. My guess is the CG is too far aft. By going to 3s you will move the CG forward and move faster.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:22 AM
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just a couple of quick questions is the flyguy made of dollar store foam and if it is do you leave the paper on.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 11:54 AM
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The kits are Depron.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 02:15 PM
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No paper on depron at all.
You can purchase depron et al at RCFOAM.com.

Paper would make things a bit heavy IMHO.

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Old Mar 07, 2013, 02:22 PM
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I wouldn't do this in anything other than 3mm Depron due to weight. I highly recommend Balsabuddies.com for cutouts if you don't have access to depron.
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 05:18 PM
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or hoosiercutouservice.com
Same place just a new domainname

balsabuddies is a left over name from a non RC product
in a previous business.

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Old Mar 26, 2013, 08:49 AM
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Well, finally got my 3s, 500mAh lipo from China and flew my Flyguy yesterday. It flew and landed great with lots of power on a hard field, but could not roll it to the left. Maybe motor torque had something to do with that. Had plenty of elevon throw. Suggestions please? Thank you.
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