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Old Sep 23, 2012, 08:39 AM
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cg and battery location?

Are you all saying you are running the battery clear up against the firewall (motor mount) surface and still adding weight? I have always had my 2200 battery about 1-1/2" or more back of the firewall. Could there be that much difference between individual planes?
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:01 AM
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You wouldn't think so. WE are all using 9 or 10 gram tail servos right???
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 10:09 AM
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You wouldn't think so. WE are all using 9 or 10 gram tail servos right???
Don't know just how much difference a couple of grams would make, but I just have the e-flight 7.5 g servos per the manual in mine. Maybe that far back 5g total could make some difference, but don't know how much. I have a friend that recently got his and his seemed to be tail heavy with the battery where mine is, and he is running different servos, so maybe that's part of it. I'll play around with battery position a bit more with mine, but thus far have been happy with how it flies. Where are you putting the speed controller? Mine is up against firewall on the side of the fuse in where the battery is. If I tried to move battery up to the firewall, it would be a really tight fit with the esc beside the battery.
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Old Sep 23, 2012, 11:41 PM
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Dude , I hate to say it but it's all in the pilot. My ESC is behind the battery . Today a really good 3d pilot flew mine ... lol Here's the video
Twist flow by good 3D pilot (1 min 41 sec)
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 06:35 AM
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I had some HS65MG's so I used them in plane. That might be why it was more tail heavy. Like I said with the proper balance the plane flew AWESOME! Just like the video above, low and slow high alpha inverted flight is super simple.
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 09:32 AM
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Ha Ha Ha SIMPLE!!!!!????
The pilot above, Santiago is one of those demo 3D guys that all the other 3D guys watch and wish they could fly like he does.
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Old Sep 30, 2012, 07:52 PM
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Flat spins

Hey guys I was at the field today just messing around with inverted flat spins and noticed how well this thing does them. With a good amount of aileron and full rudder this thing will spin so tightly its incredible. Try it out next time you fly!
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 07:59 AM
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Flat spins are one of my favorite manuevers with the Twist! They do require high rate rudder throws though.

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Old Aug 10, 2013, 11:48 AM
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I just bought this plane.
I am using hs55's in the wing and 5 gram servos for the tail.
I am also using a 50 gram motor, 30 gram esc, and a 130 gram nanotec battery.

I am hoping for a light and floaty plane.
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Old Aug 11, 2013, 07:49 AM
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You might want to check the torque rating on your 5 gram servos. The elevator and rudder are pretty big and may overload those servos. The worst time to find out they are overloaded is just before impact. If you already have them installed, try holding the surface at the back edge with one hand while you move the TX sticks with the other and see how much power the servos can muster under "loaded" conditions.

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Old Aug 13, 2013, 09:41 AM
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You might want to check the torque rating on your 5 gram servos. The elevator and rudder are pretty big and may overload those servos. The worst time to find out they are overloaded is just before impact. If you already have them installed, try holding the surface at the back edge with one hand while you move the TX sticks with the other and see how much power the servos can muster under "loaded" conditions.

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Thank you.
I bought HXT500 servos. If and when I get them from HK I'll check the torque.
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Old Oct 03, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Old Oct 04, 2013, 12:48 AM
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You might be a little late to the party. Not sure, but I ain't seen one either at the LHS or the field. Seems as though it was a minimum release. Shame, cuz I wanted one.
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Old Oct 04, 2013, 05:15 AM
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They were in stock at 2 different Hobby Towns this past weekend.

Horizon still shows them as in stock.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...80-arf-EFL3005

These things fly amazing, I wouldn't wait any longer to get one.

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Old Oct 04, 2013, 05:30 AM
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This is a great smaller 3D plane that can do double duty as a Fun Fly contest model. That's what I pull out when those club contests pop up.
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