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Old Oct 12, 2012, 06:28 PM
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I just stuck together a mini piaget for indoor......gotta figure what batteries to get for it.
I also had the Galaxy and sold it,...nice plane and HK USA has em cheap with the motor....may get another for winter......thing is these dont survive the hanger rash of the off season
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:07 PM
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Jason, the hcf planes can be scoped out on the Techone site...they're basically a rigid foam cutout frame covered with film on one side for rigidity. Super low weight...around 5 oz. AUW. Definitely for indoor or calm days. Think flying a Kleenex (with about the same potential for damage). Look way cool. And as for the Tempo...thick slabs of USDA prime epp, airfoil wing, goofy extra wing on top....what's not to like. I'd relish the opportunity to fly one, haven't so far. The sheer diversity and, well, oddity of the Techone line is why I like 'em.
Dan
sounds funky!!
I FINALLY ran a battery through my TOP 51 without a fatal crash today!! I think it was mostly in my launch technique, I found if you toss at a good angle(not quite 45degrees) from the ground it seems to level off faster and gain speed (I was tossing it about level), I wandered around for a while and was so happy it wasn't even funny! I don't know who else has this but I found cruising speed is just above 1/2 throttle, also it seems to have a tendency to roll right? anyone else veryify? Maybe I have an aileron out of adjustment? or its it torque roll? also anything over 90degrees of bank and this thing looses altitude FAST! Is this normal for a low wing aileron bird? I don't know but this thing is a hoot and a half!! my 4 year old and his neighbor friend enjoyed it too!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:21 PM
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1. Cruising at 1/2 throttle means your power system is right on.
2. Roll to left is torque roll. Roll to right means either your right thrust angle is too much or your wing tips have different wash-out angles; means your wing is twisted. But since you have busted the nose many times, it's hard to say which one is the cause.
3. Yes, all planes will drop altitude while either wing pointing to the ground 90, it calls Knight Edge. At this point the fuselage and rudder become wings that provide lift. You need to use rudder to compensate that.

Enjoy!
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:24 PM
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Btw, when you said "rolling to the right", you meant plane rolled to right at all throttle range, or just when you fly fast? Did you trim the plane to fly level (hand free) at half throttle?
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:34 PM
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Btw, when you said "rolling to the right", you meant plane rolled to right at all throttle range, or just when you fly fast? Did you trim the plane to fly level (hand free) at half throttle?
thanks man!!

I will have to pay more attention the next time I can get her out see if I can trim it out I was too busy smiling the whole time! for my first 4 ch bird she is quite the hoot I haven't broken the nose clean off (yet) just broke chunks off of it she flies straight just dips to the right at half throttle so it may just need trimmed out
I have my rates for the ailerons really low
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:51 PM
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It seems that just out off trim. There are a couple of articles in RCG talking about how to trim your plane including checking CG & thrust angles. It's worthwhile reading them through.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 08:17 PM
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+1 on the just out of trim. Mine wasn't molded or cut (whatever) all that precision and trim adjustments solved my slight roll to right too...few clicks and 1/2 throttle level just like yours. Torque roll's not bad on this plane, easily countered with slight stick. It can stall, however, at slow speed, high bank turns or ill advised low power split ess's with too much elevator. That's how I took mine in both times, a typical warbird trait. Congrats Jason...you soloed on a not-beginner plane I like the looks of the Piaget, they always get good flying reviews too.
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:56 AM
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hoping to sneak it to work and do it again today!!

thanks for all your help guys !!
J

Dan and I the only ones that have this bird? how many people are on RCG?
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Old Oct 13, 2012, 03:59 AM
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+1 on the just out of trim. Mine wasn't molded or cut (whatever) all that precision and trim adjustments solved my slight roll to right too...few clicks and 1/2 throttle level just like yours. Torque roll's not bad on this plane, easily countered with slight stick. It can stall, however, at slow speed, high bank turns or ill advised low power split ess's with too much elevator. That's how I took mine in both times, a typical warbird trait. Congrats Jason...you soloed on a not-beginner plane I like the looks of the Piaget, they always get good flying reviews too.
oh yeah she will stall in a heartbeat but it gives you a fair warning, once the nose goes up, if you don't have sufficient power, its like you dropped the E brake I saw it coming 2 times and was able to throttle up and she picked right back up
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 02:01 PM
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Been playing around with the SU-31
Here's a vid Hope u all like
SU-31 (5 min 8 sec)
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 02:40 PM
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I don't think my P-51 will do any of that!!!
looks freaking neat though
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:24 PM
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While a certain amount of talent and practice is required to hover consistently, you'd be surprised how easy to fly a 3d ship is. So slow you have time to really learn the sticks. With modest surface travel they can make excellent trainers.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 06:59 PM
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While a certain amount of talent and practice is required to hover consistently, you'd be surprised how easy to fly a 3d ship is. So slow you have time to really learn the sticks. With modest surface travel they can make excellent trainers.
how true is that!...you'ld be amazed at how slow and safe a Galaxy travels a gym etc....I look forward to indoors if only because its easier.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Galaxy/Malibu is a good ship, kinda like the Spirit/Tristania but with airbrakes on the control surfaces for ridiculously slow flight, and, I think made of Depron. That material "may" not be as durable as EPP but it sure is straight, light and purty. Can you believe in Utah I've yet to find an indoor venue? I need to get out more...or go to Connecticut and fly with racie...
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:24 AM
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Cmon over!
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