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Old Oct 18, 2012, 10:27 PM
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Picked up one of these about two weeks back, and the first half dozen flights were all in winds from 8mph gusting to 17 according to the local airport's Wx station - it handles it surprisingly well. I even got to plop it down like a harrier with zero groundspeed on one flight Still trying to figure out the right landing approach since I discovered it has a wicked stall/snap behavior power off. I guess I've been lucky with the stock batteries, I picked up two additional packs for $11.99 each and they've been working just fine. Surprised to hear stores are charging $21 for them, the packs I bought are the same 2S 200mah 25C that was in the box.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 05:50 AM
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I throw a couple of these in the box while I'm ordering other stuff.
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...poly_Pack.html

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Still trying to figure out the right landing approach since I discovered it has a wicked stall/snap behavior power off.
Surprised to hear this. I dead stick my Mini Mig for the landings, as the plane glides quite well, and I don't wish to injest any garbage from our grass runway. Have yet to really experience any serious tip stalling, unless I have botched an Immelman, then the bird drops like a rock until you can "collect" it. I find the Mini MiG is one of the easier micros to land, the UM P-51 and the UM Pole Cat being the more difficult. Then again, this is more a measure of my capabilites, possibly, than anything else. Good luck with your UMX MiG, a great flyer.

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 03:31 PM
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With the power off mine glides in straight with a very gentile glide slope. Very easy to fly and land.

Actually thinking of selling it. I just have too many projects I want to do and it was more of a novelty for me.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Surprised to hear this. I dead stick my Mini Mig for the landings, as the plane glides quite well, and I don't wish to injest any garbage from our grass runway. Have yet to really experience any serious tip stalling, unless I have botched an Immelman, then the bird drops like a rock until you can "collect" it. I find the Mini MiG is one of the easier micros to land, the UM P-51 and the UM Pole Cat being the more difficult. Then again, this is more a measure of my capabilites, possibly, than anything else. Good luck with your UMX MiG, a great flyer.

RD
Honestly, I probably painted a worse picture than the reality. Part of it has to with the fact that this is my first EDF so I'm not used to the control behavior at low airspeed/high AOA compared to a prop-driven plane. It is nice and stable, until you keep feeding in elevator and the airspeed bleeds off and it stalls - the control effectiveness doesn't bleed off the way I expected - once it does stall, in my experience, it snaps hard and takes a good chunk of altitude to recover. Now you've got me wondering if I should check my wing for any warps? I probably have been miscalculating my approach speed......In any case, it defintely lands easier than my Sbach did. That was pretty much a guaranteed groundloop or noseover on anything rougher than a pool table., no matter how picture perfect the approach and flare...oh, and thanks for the good luck wishes -I'll need it.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:25 PM
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EDF's fly better a touch nose heavy. So if it's your first EDF I would recommend you put the battery all the way forward until you get the hang of it. Good luck.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Just land it at a slightly higher airspeed and it will be fine. I glide it in at about a few inches off the ground, power off, and it settles in on its own.

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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:00 PM
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Just land it at a slightly higher airspeed and it will be fine. I glide it in at about a few inches off the ground, power off, and it settles in on its own.

Gord.
That's EXACTLY how I bring her in with/without the gear, works everytime for me!!!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 09:20 PM
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EDF's fly better a touch nose heavy. So if it's your first EDF I would recommend you put the battery all the way forward until you get the hang of it. Good luck.
That's what I was wondering. CG maybe.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Yeah, but Sweetwater is cheaper, has free shipping, gives you candy and calls you twice.

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Thanks for the link. Yep, cheaper, free shipping, and they wanted to know what band I played in.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:36 PM
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EDF's fly better a touch nose heavy. So if it's your first EDF I would recommend you put the battery all the way forward until you get the hang of it. Good luck.
Have been flying with the battery all the way at the front of the battery pocket. I'll take a look at the elevator trim just in case that's contributing, climbs a bit with no input at higher power settings
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 11:36 PM
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Thanks for the link. Yep, cheaper, free shipping, and they wanted to know what band I played in.
The FlyBoyz!
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I told them I was currently with "The T-28's" but was planning on moving on to "The Mikoyans." I hear they really rock.
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I told them I was currently with "The T-28's" but was planning on moving on to "The Mikoyans." I hear they really rock.
Har. Yours are better than mine. I like the T-28's! This could go on forever.
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Har. Yours are better than mine. I like the T-28's! This could go on forever.
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