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Old Mar 03, 2012, 02:42 PM
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the only reason i wouldnt use them is because with an epp plane your going to be setting it down hard from time to time so its going to be possible to strip the HB gears
doesnt the slick foamie have landing gear?
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 03:00 PM
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it does, i am talking about low level maneuvers where you need to set it down on something other than the landing gear
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 03:03 PM
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What planes? i bought 3mm threaded spot-on arms for my 74 and turns out the hardware is 2mm. the bolts fit pretty close inside the holes so i just put the 2mm bolts through and tightened everything down tight. there is no slop in my linkages at all even after 10 flights and lots of abuse thrown at them. the ball in the link isnt supposed to move anyways so it gets locked down tight and doesn't move even though the bolt isn't a perfect fit in the hole. come to think of it i did the same thing on the metal arms for the ailerons on my 71 and they have been holding well for a while now. i check them all the time in my preflights. i grab the arm and the rod and see if there is any play from the bolt not fitting tight. i have tried pretty hard and they aren't going anywhere. it my not be necessary to redo the whole linkage.
They're Secraft arms. Usually i just drill new holes, but there isn't much extra room on these. I guess I could just put some JB Weld in the holes and re-drill. That might be a nice quick and easy option...

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Just to clarify. he has a more battery weight that i do. 2x gens ace 4s 4000 = 864g where my gens ace 6s 5300 = 752g. also he mounted his components a lot more forward than i did it sounds like. i didn't know CG might be an issue so i mounted my ICE2 120HV against the first former and my CC BEC pro back inside the canister tunnel under the battery tray. I also was one of the first ones to get the new lighter 5320 without the rear housing and the fiberglass X-mount. i waited an extra few days for ken to get the first batch in stock. that would explain why my batteries are more forward than his. i would compare your setup to each of ours and see where you lie to get a good idea of where you will be.
Thank you for the extra info. I got the new lightened motor too. It's pretty sweet!
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 03:24 PM
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Did the wing bolt break?

I didn't realize we were putting much stress on them.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Pretty sure its 12 guage.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 07:04 PM
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the only reason i wouldnt use them is because with an epp plane your going to be setting it down hard from time to time so its going to be possible to strip the HB gears
You have a point, I might hold off on the foamy untill I can save up some money to convert the HB to MG with a gear set.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 08:32 PM
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Little conflicting information, but that's good to hear!

I was going by this post: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/newre...ply&p=20911754
I think it was covered above, but that new lightened 5320 is probably a big part of that, I think that cuts about 3-4 ounces off. I didn't realize he had the lightened 5320 series.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Just fly them. If they do strip, put MG in them. I've had HBs last through some pretty hard stuff, especially in foam airframes which give some.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:09 PM
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The new 5320 is ounces lighter than the original?

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I think it was covered above, but that new lightened 5320 is probably a big part of that, I think that cuts about 3-4 ounces off. I didn't realize he had the lightened 5320 series.
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Holy cow I didnt relize that the lightened 5320 was that much lighter. Well since my 71 slick is down for a freashing up I guess I am going to send mine back to get lightened. 3 to 4 ounces is alot. I am also going to send back my 3615 to get lightened when I get the 71 back in the air (dont want to be without both of those at one time)
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:15 PM
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sounds like the new 5320 is lighter than a 4325 then...holy carp!!
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:20 PM
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The 5320 was 5 ounces heavier than my 4325. So it will bring it closer to that weight
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Jut sent Ken an email about sending my motor back to get lightened
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:28 PM
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Some one suggest a good plane for a Motrolfly 4320-300 that's in stock at 3DHS...besides a Big Vyper...
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:30 PM
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One time I flew the 70" gas slick then out of nowhere I need to move the aileron stick 1/4 inch for it to fly straight so I immediatly landed it. One wing bolt started to come loose and the wing wanted to come out but didn't.
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