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Old May 13, 2012, 05:10 PM
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yea thats why i am not gonna crash i havent really "crashed" my 42" since the week after i got it that one crash alot of peices of wood just cracked, and i beleive the wind helped me crash, lol, no it was mostly because i still wasent good at a hover but i am much better than i was the week after i got my 42"
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Old May 13, 2012, 05:15 PM
Sippin the Koolaid!
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The 8fg has much more programming options than the dx8 ( yes have programmed both) I also do not fully trust spektrums signal anymore ( me and way to many others have had way to many issues)

Hone1er posted the same equipment I used in my 51 slick. I used the lite version of the castle esc. I couldn't ask for a better setup.
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Old May 13, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Viking Funeral!!!!

TheRealMonson's 42" A.J.Slick was finally put out of it's misery. After many repairs and a replacement kit on the work bench, David has been flying the little Slick a lot harder then normal. His attitude was; who cares, fly it like you stole it. The Slick contacted the ground doing a low rolling harrier and cracked the side of the fuse. After his evaluation, David decided it was time for a Viking Funeral. He installed a new batteries and put her back in the air. He took off, climb for the stars and went into a knife edge spin. The canopy came off but the air frame stayed in tact. Disappointed, David tried several full throttle blenders. Again, the air frame held! So he went for a knife edge into the ground. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

David
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Old May 13, 2012, 05:18 PM
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Crashing happens to even the best pilots. Though with that said the bigger ones are easier to fly and normally crash less often
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Old May 13, 2012, 05:19 PM
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TheRealMonson's 42" A.J.Slick was finally put out of it's misery. After many repairs and a replacement kit on the work bench, David has been flying the little Slick a lot harder then normal. His attitude was; who cares, fly it like you stole it. The Slick contacted the ground doing a low rolling harrier and cracked the side of the fuse. After his evaluation, David decided it was time for a Viking Funeral. He installed a new batteries and put her back in the air. He took off, climb for the stars and went into a knife edge spin. The canopy came off but the air frame stayed in tact. Disappointed, David tried several full throttle blenders. Again, the air frame held! So he went for a knife edge into the ground. I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

David
Ouch
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Old May 13, 2012, 05:23 PM
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Ouch
I think his smile tells the story. He has been trying to break that plane for several weeks. Tomorrow, He will be starting on his Orange 42" which matches his 71".
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Old May 13, 2012, 05:28 PM
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anybody have a good crash course on what i need to know for building a gas plane and what goes into the power system? I know electric and nothing about Gas stuff. Looking at doing a 30cc or 50cc plane at this time.
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:12 PM
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anybody have a good crash course on what i need to know for building a gas plane and what goes into the power system? I know electric and nothing about Gas stuff. Looking at doing a 30cc or 50cc plane at this time.
just go 50cc....it wont be much more expensive...get the 87...dle55 is plenty big....put GOOD servos in it
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:17 PM
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anybody have a good crash course on what i need to know for building a gas plane and what goes into the power system? I know electric and nothing about Gas stuff. Looking at doing a 30cc or 50cc plane at this time.
+1. I'm looking at a 74" Edge after a 51" Slick
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:17 PM
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just go 50cc....it wont be much more expensive...get the 87...dle55 is plenty big....put GOOD servos in it and keep it out of the trees
Fixed it for ya
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:25 PM
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just go 50cc....it wont be much more expensive...get the 87...dle55 is plenty big....put GOOD servos in it
well i was looking at another 50cc airframe due to free shipping but still rely on these threads for information as i havent been steered wrong yet. The fun part is all in how i am going to work on getting the plane to the field
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:25 PM
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Skarface, you could always go with a hobbywing platinum esc. They are known to be good. This one is on sale right now so it is cheaper than normal.
http://www.hobbypartz.com/07e-c-platinum-80a.html
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:28 PM
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Crashing happens to even the best pilots. Though with that said the bigger ones are easier to fly and normally crash less often
I like that normally crash less
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:29 PM
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anybody have a good crash course on what i need to know for building a gas plane and what goes into the power system? I know electric and nothing about Gas stuff. Looking at doing a 30cc or 50cc plane at this time.
You've got some nerve, sitting at Joe Nall and thinking about Gas!
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Old May 13, 2012, 06:33 PM
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You've got some nerve, sitting at Joe Nall and thinking about Gas!
Yeah i did get to fly my electric plane but damn those gassers are sexy. Unfortunately i didnt have the time off so i am home now, would have been nice to meet the 3dhs crew.
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