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Old Aug 27, 2012, 07:45 AM
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So, what's wrong with a list posted on the fridge?!?
I have a list up there almost all the time.....
- Get beer at grocery store
- Get steaks at Walmart
- Get ice for beer cooler, at BP station
- Get batteries charged for Mini Mig
- Get more beer at Schlagenhooper's, on the way to the field
- Order more TP 325's from RCBabble Bat
- Pack up one Elfi, a UM P-51, the UM T-28, the Champ, Mini Mig, Pole Cat for Saturday flying
- Pack up the Wendy, the Speedy 400, UM P-51 #2, Playmate #2, Mini Mig, for Sunday flying
- Get more beer at Schlagenhooper's on return from the field
- Save water from beer cooler for marijuana plants.....
Being organized has it merits.
Oh, and never any lip from anyone concerning when, where, and how many times I fly. Never a failure to communicate there.
RD
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 09:36 AM
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So, do you scarf-up the beer, beef and bud at the field..........or wait until you're back home?

Dave

Nice pic,how's it fly ;-)
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 10:00 AM
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Nice pic,how's it fly ;-)
The afterburner is wicked.

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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:42 PM
Pan Pan, Pan Pan, Mayday
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Looks like it gets high
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 12:45 PM
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You should see the little EDF unit in that thing.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 01:23 PM
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Size Counts!

As any red blooded Mini MiG flyer knows, (OK, terrible pun), size/weight counts when working with Micro's. The OEM battery is, to put it mildly, rather insufficient, IMHO. The Mini Aviation 300mAh 2S 30C's are a very nice improvement, fitting the Mini MiG just fine, and only 2 grams heavier than the E-flite 200mAh 2S 25C Lipo. Next step UP, without question, is the Thunder Power 325mAh 2S 65C packs, IMHO. I sourced my TP's from RCBabble Bat, I got the Mini Aviations direct from their website which, I believe, is the only way you can get your hands on them. So, FWIW, here is the Lipo line-up I presently use:

- E-flite 200mAh 2S 25C, 14 grams, OEM lipo

- Mini Aviation 300mAh 2S 30C, 16 grams

- Thunder Power 325mAh 2S 65C, 21 grams

The Mini MiG has no problem hauling the additional weight, a couple of clicks of up trim help. The alternate Lipo's could also be positioned further back, if you don't mind carving out some foam to accommodate this placement.

I load the MiG with the Lipo pack as far back as it can go in the battery "slot". The MA's seat well in the battery compartment, the TP's extend out somewhat. No real problem, I use a piece of painter's tape as a security strap, to keep the Lipo pack from possibly releasing under G-load. Also helps with belly landings, to keep the Lipo pack from possibly getting ripped loose.

Strengthening the horizontal stab is next in order, to obtain better elevator authority. Hope this info is of interest.....

RD
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Hi all,

just returned from my evening flights but have had a mystic thing.
My Mig flow always little nose down with horizontal elevator- this evening the temperature was down outside and my Mig flow perfect horizontal...
I don't know what happened but another user from our German board have had the same experience.
Does the foam shrunk ?
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 02:39 PM
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Hi all,

just returned from my evening flights but have had a mystic thing.
My Mig flow always little nose down with horizontal elevator- this evening the temperature was down outside and my Mig flow perfect horizontal...
I don't know what happened but another user from our German board have had the same experience.
Does the foam shrunk ?
Count, what do you mean it flew nose down with the horizontal elevator?


Also, I need a little help. My Mig is Migbehaving. I'm getting a very dangerous roll when using sudden up elevator commands. Instead of shooting straight up like she used to, she'll drop the port (left, nose away from me) wing. I generally don't use full or sudden up elevator commands, but crashed the other day because my attempt to pull up was foiled by this roll. I'm thinking my horizontal stablizer is at fault, but I've already stiffened it as shown on this thread. Thoughts??? Perhaps Count's positive mystic thing translated to a negative mystic thing for me!
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Hi all,

just returned from my evening flights but have had a mystic thing.
My Mig flow always little nose down with horizontal elevator- this evening the temperature was down outside and my Mig flow perfect horizontal...
I don't know what happened but another user from our German board have had the same experience.
Does the foam shrunk ?
Could be from the colder air temperature, which will increase the air density.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Maidenened my third Mig today. My first one had a faulty rudder servo - sent back to HH. The replacement they sent me had a faulty elevator servo. This time I didn't want to wait the three week turnaround so I asked my LHS to swap it and they did...

Third time's a charm? This one seems OK so far.. We'll see if that lasts! I may just get rid of it. I hate flying with the thought in my head that a servo will lock up at any second. Seems to happen way too often with those little linear servos.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 02:48 PM
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TurboRacer - Go get a can of De-Oxit. I had a sticky servo on a couple of my micros and I know what you mean - once you've seen it stick, it's hard to put it in the air again. the De-Oxit has done WONDERS for every servo I've put it on. I think it goes beyond cleaning the contact strip, it seems to also help clear out some of the grit that gets in the worm drive. For me, though, the best part of it is the peace of mind. I see a sticky servo, give it a squirt, and forget about it. Haven't had a single one stick again. Warning - the stuff is expensive - $20 for a couple of tiny little cans, but still priceless.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 03:40 PM
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Which one of the deoxit products do I need ?
There seem to be a few different ones ?
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Which one of the deoxit products do I need ?
There seem to be a few different ones ?
Deoxit D5 aerosal can... it's the "flushing" version... it works the best...
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 03:42 PM
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The pack I got had two small aerosol bottles in it - one is "Deoxit DN5" and the other one is "Deoxit Gold GN5" The latter indicates that it is ideal for gold surfaces - not sure you need that one unless your micro's cost a lot more than mine.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Which one of the deoxit products do I need ?
There seem to be a few different ones ?
What you need is DeoxIT FaderLube F5. FaderLube F5 is designed specifically for the type of mechanism seen in these linear servos.

From their product description:

"Precision lubricant for conductive plastics and carbon-based controls (faders, slide potentiometers, conductive membranes - mouse pads and other mechanisms with sliding surfaces). It replenishes lubrication lost on surfaces that have been cleaned with solvents or other cleaning solutions. Use on conductive plastics and other sliding metal-plastic surfaces. Temperature range: -26 to +150oC."
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