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Old Jan 22, 2013, 09:26 PM
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Sounds like your CG might want to be eased back a little? Does it need any down when inverted at 3/4 throttle?
Thanks Steve, did a bit of CG moving the other day. Ended up with the battery another 15mm further back, my CG before this seemed already back more than suggestions here. Thrust is arrow straight, just need the minutest touch of down elevator inverted now. Seems to have made a few maneuvers a bit easier too.
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Old Jan 27, 2013, 05:58 PM
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I can't tell, having never seen a real 3DHS slick, but this appears to be a video of the hobbyking version that is the subject of this thread:

Aurskog høland modellflyshow (4 min 59 sec)


Pretty nice flying, whatever it is.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 02:21 PM
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Have you guys noticed how much shippping prices @ HK increased and less options ?

Thats crazy now its almost as expensive to buy a 3DHS SLICK.

Big mistake from HK, they'r going to see how planes demand will drop like they never expected.
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 08:10 PM
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Have you guys noticed how much shippping prices @ HK increased and less options ?

Thats crazy now its almost as expensive to buy a 3DHS SLICK.

Big mistake from HK, they'r going to see how planes demand will drop like they never expected.
When did it go up? I did a few purchases last week Aus and Int warehouses and didn't notice anything. Depends on where you are I guess and where your nearest warehouse is. My postage was $13.99 for an airframe, Aus warehouse
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 04:57 AM
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Have you guys noticed how much shippping prices @ HK increased and less options ?

Thats crazy now its almost as expensive to buy a 3DHS SLICK.

Big mistake from HK, they'r going to see how planes demand will drop like they never expected.
Shipping direct from the international warehouse in China has always been expensive for airframes if thats what your getting at. It's not really HK's fault that shipping large parcels halfway round the world is expensive

But I haven't seen any noticeable increase lately

As for it being almost the same price as a 3DHS Slick that just doesn't stack up if you compare local warehouse prices.

3DHS AJ Slick 51" retail in USA: $240
Shipping (approx): $40
Total for 3DHS AJ Slick: $280

HK Slick 360 (USA warehouse): $126.14
Shipping (approx): $40
Total for HK Slick 360: $166.14

So the HK Slick is over $110 cheaper (thought it's currently on backorder in the US warehouse). If you were in other parts of the world the price difference would be even higher. For me in the UK the 3DHS one is well over $200 more.
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Old Feb 03, 2013, 07:49 AM
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The convenience is always buying 3DHk planes from one warehouse near you.

The problem is the some buying 3Dhs Slick form USA in Europe.
Only problem, there is not possibilities to buy 3DHS Slick inside Europe.
The UK 3DHS seller, got only 2 or 3 planes and no Slick on stock from long time ago.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 06:28 AM
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Well i paid $145.00 for shipping alone on my Slick
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 07:35 AM
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Well i paid $145.00 for shipping alone on my Slick
Ouuuch, .... Haven't been flying for a week, got rid of all my JR/Spektrum DSM2 stuff for the new Futaba 14SG. Absolutely love it
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 08:15 AM
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Servo arms

Does anyone know a good place to buy xl servo arms I know they come in different sizes and materials.. Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:13 AM
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I try not to use long arms if i can avoid it. A slightly longer arm is often required on the elevator to get over 50 degrees plus throw but on the other surfaces will max out on standard arms in my experience, just dial in some end-point over-travel in the Tx.

Over-long arms only serve to reduce the force that the servo can apply to the surface (the law of levers) and so increase the chance of blowback, stripped gears and burned out servos.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:16 AM
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I try not to use long arms if i can avoid it. A slightly longer arm is often required on the elevator to get over 50 degrees plus throw but on the other surfaces will max out on standard arms in my experience, just dial in some end-point over-travel in the Tx.

Over-long arms only serve to reduce the force that the servo can apply to the surface (the law of levers) and so increase the chance of blowback, stripped gears and burned out servos.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 09:37 AM
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Well that's settled... Thanks gotta learn to stick with my gut
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 10:58 AM
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I like using these:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...o_Arm_Set.html

and their futaba / hitec counterparts instead of standard arms. even if I don't use the longer ones. They are very strong and don't flex at all.
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:03 PM
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I didn't realize it was a direct copy.. I for sure wouldn't buy it even if the color was acceptable and spares were there knowing that.
that's because it isn't. not even close. how can this have a "too big of a canopy" and "too small of a rudder" and a "weak motor box" compared to a 3dhs when it's a copy?

as for the design being a copy, if you consider the trim scheme the design (the above points i made clearly show that it isn't an engineered copy), then it is a MODEL OF THE FULL SIZED SLICK 360, not a copy of a model (for the blue scheme). the orange scheme has some similar themes but without all the IMO childish stars
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:06 PM
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Well it seems that a gentlemen on here blew apart two motor boxes in air. With that same motor running on smaller EF plane and many 3DHS with no reports of motor box failures... I would say that is a start. These EF and 3DHS planes are tried and true. EF's owner has shown the willingness to loose money on a plane while designing and testing before he will release to his customers. The hardware is superior and the servos that the 3DHS slick could handle are more robust then what you could fit in a HK slick servo port.
With all that said... If there were access to spares I wouldn't mind putting one of these through there paces for further testing.
i think hobbyking may have given up shipping planes to alaska anyways
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