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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Just press the servo wires back into the wall with a chopstick or similar.

I'm not sure the motor wires will get much better than that, even if you open her up.


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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:47 AM
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Well after a bit of work the wires are fixed..... just to find out the elevator servo sticks REALLY bad. So just dove right in and opened the top up to find some glue had got on the main gear and partially melted a few of the gears.... Guess after I replace it I can try flying the maiden tomorrow.



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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Actually, some good news on that. Rather than replacing the entire servo - that gear can just be popped right off. If you have another linear servo, you can simply replace that gear. Easy fix~!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 09:52 AM
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Actually, some good news on that. Rather than replacing the entire servo - that gear can just be popped right off. If you have another linear servo, you can simply replace that gear. Easy fix~!
Cool I will do that! I mailed the hobby shop going to try to get a replacement servo (or gear) from them anyway after 2 hours of work :P
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:06 AM
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Best wishes on that maiden!

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RC your 2s 500mah Hyperion pack works great! I had the timer set for 2.5min on the maiden and only used 240mah. For the next flight I set the timer for 4min and still had good punch when I landed. That was a maiden on the batts as well as the plane.As for the Mig29, she is sweet. Gentle toss into a 6mph breeze and she flew out straight and level. Couple clicks of down once on step and she was hands off. Top speed slightly faster than the Mig15 and very responsive to the controls. Love the sound of twin fans blowing past at eye level. Next time out I will try to get some video

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Old Nov 28, 2012, 11:23 AM
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I have all nano-tech 180,260,300 what should I be starting at as far as time? Under 5min? I know my sbach is around the 7min mark on the 260s.
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 02:40 PM
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300mah 4min safe flying time at WOT whole flight
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:34 PM
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I managed to get in a flight this afternoon and on video---I won a country ham this morning and used the excuse to leave work early to pick up the ham...(Best ham on the planet!!!...Look here: http://www.countryhams.com/ )

Anyway---I got the flight on video with my hatcam...It's the best that I can do with a hatcam as I have trouble keeping the plane centered in the video frame...The flight was cut short when I mistakenly grabbed a partially discharged battery...As you can see the MiG easily performed multiple loops from level flight---Even with a partially discharged battery!!!

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MiG 15 (4 min 1 sec)
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Thanks for posting the video Kevin. I'm curious, does your GP Sabre see much action now that you have the MiG? I ask because eventually I'll need to replace/rebuild my Sabre and am wondering if I'd be better off with a MiG when the time comes. One thing I do like about the Sabre is the plastic nose that has no doubt prolonged the life of my fuselage after several failed hand launches back when it was new.

All the best!
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Old Nov 28, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Thanks for posting the video Kevin. I'm curious, does your GP Sabre see much action now that you have the MiG? I ask because eventually I'll need to replace/rebuild my Sabre and am wondering if I'd be better off with a MiG when the time comes. One thing I do like about the Sabre is the plastic nose that has no doubt prolonged the life of my fuselage after several failed hand launches back when it was new.

All the best!
My Sabre bit the dust when I attached a keychain camera to it and I tried to fly in high winds...

The Sabre is NO MATCH for the HH MiG-15 in my opinion...The MiG flies soooo much better...I won't own another Sabre...Severe pitch ups if hand launched incorrectly, very bad inverted flight characteristics---The AS3X MiG is hands down a better value...

My Sabre guts now reside in a Nitro designed T-45---Which I need to finish...

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 08:57 AM
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Servo cleaning

Did someone already clean the servo's?

After all the 3s testing and modding (mig 15 mod thread) and opening the Mig for at least 30 times, a few 100 flights, some severe crashes involving glue and tape I finally decided to do a complete rebuild. Man, what a &@tty job that is. Even the linkages come unassembled and you have to assemble them yourself. The real snag obviously is getting them at the correct length to avoid blowing all te margin you have with bending the little U joint.

Anyway, since all the servo's were on the workbench anyway I decided to open and clean them just like I did with the Blade mCPx servo's when that bird got a lot of airtime.

Well, the servo's were DIRTY !! , it was almost unreal. There was a huge difference in how dirty the aileron and elevator servo's were compared to the rudder. I don't use a rudder a lot during flying, but it could also be the gyro gives (a lot) less output to the rudder channel.

Just before the rebuild also had a crash with what seemed a stuck servo so hopefully that potential disaster happening again is solved now.

Without a complete rebuild the servo cleaning is possible as well, but slightly more difficult. For instructions how to clean you can check the video's on cleaning the mcpx servo's on youtube, they are the same ones as used on the Mig.

I would certainly recommend this procedure to all you guys with a Mig with a serious amount of flights on it!
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Henry,

Yes, many of us clean these servos periodically. DeoxIT FaderLube is the product of choice for this.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 11:21 AM
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Henry,

Yes, many of us clean these servos periodically. DeoxIT FaderLube is the product of choice for this.

Joel
Just want to make sure so I don't mess anything up, with the DeoxIT you just spray it directly on the servo & that's it??

Thanks in advance Joel
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:34 PM
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Just want to make sure so I don't mess anything up, with the DeoxIT you just spray it directly on the servo & that's it??

Thanks in advance Joel
Yes. Spray it into the output arm slot & cycle the servo a few times. A second shot may be required in some situations. To prevent buildup, I only use it when a servo shows signs of needing cleaning (jittery or erratic behavior). If you notice buildup after repeated use, flush the servo track with DeoxIT D5, cycle the servo a number of times, and follow it up with a short shot of FaderLube.

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Old Nov 29, 2012, 02:32 PM
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Just flew my maiden today and wow there is just something super fun about this plane! Smooth quiet and just really cool looking in the air! Also, out of all my UMX planes its one of the easiest to land even though it is really easy to come in to fast.
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