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Old Aug 29, 2012, 08:31 PM
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Good flights this evening. Edge still doing well. I put a streamer on it and tried to cut it off in a KE Spin but it didn't happen. Looks funny hovering with a streamer.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 08:40 PM
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Sky lipo 1600's slide right under the wing. No cutting of the wing necessary.
Thanks nickel I'll have to look into getting a couple of those.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Oh quick question my gens ace 1300s are pretty tight under the front of the wing. Anyone found anything that slides under a bit more easily or did folks just cut a bit out of the nose of the wing? I would like to keep the wing in tact as it does a nice job of helping to hold the battery down. Hehe.
Oddly my plane balanced with 1300s pushed up against the firewall. Exact opposite of yours.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Yeah mine are tucked just under the wing. Not real far but definetly tucked under.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 10:06 PM
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Oddly my plane balanced with 1300s pushed up against the firewall. Exact opposite of yours.
my 1300's go against the firewall too. 1600's go under the wing about 1/4
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 10:13 PM
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Hmmm weird. Mine was extremely nose heavy up there. Like scary almost put it on the ground nose heavy.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:13 PM
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Pancake...it's not just for breakfast anymore.

Pancake Anyone? (1 min 52 sec)


My poor plane - that sound at the end reminded me of the funny/sick sound people make when they get the wind knocked out of them. All's good, though - a little bit of CA and she was back in the air for more abuse. This is why I like EPP planes - if you reinforce them up front, they can take a lot of abuse.

Note to self - rolling hovers overhead is a BAD idea. It never works out in RF6, so I don't know why I did it...other than it looks cool.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:35 PM
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I was plugging in the batteries to the charger when I heard the splatter and saw Jboy's EPP flat on the ground. Quite a scene . It was a great 3 hours of flying. I managed to rip one of the SGFs in half doing high power snap roll over and over.

Flying the EPP was fun. However, landing the bigger balsa planes today was a bit sketchy on super short runway and without the aid of the wind.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 11:38 PM
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Hmmm weird. Mine was extremely nose heavy up there. Like scary almost put it on the ground nose heavy.
Strange. I re-inforced the nose of mine EPP and the nano-tech 1300 is neither against the firewall nor at the leading edge of the wings.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Hmmm weird. Mine was extremely nose heavy up there. Like scary almost put it on the ground nose heavy.
Put heavier servos in the tail All depends on how you built it and with what. Doesn't take adding much weight in the tail to change the balance. Though generally you don't want to add weight unless you have to.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 09:32 AM
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That's true grim I can probably do that. And it wont take much to move the cg a little bit. I sent with the solar a107s. Maybe jump up to the slightly heavier ones. Or before doing that I'll tape a couple quarters back there to see. It doesn't fly bad at all but if I could get the battery from having to jab a quarter of it under the wing it would make life easier.
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Old Aug 30, 2012, 10:04 AM
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My 1300s just go where they fall. They don't touch the firewall because of the motor shaft sticking through it but they don't go under the wing either. Wherever they land, I strap em in and fly.
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Well, it was inevitable given the way I was flying it. I destroyed mine today doing rollers. Nothing I hadn't done before, but today the wind must have caught it while it was inverted, causing it to dive. Rather than pushing on the elevator to catch it, I dumb thumbed it and pulled. Nosed right into the ground at full speed. I knew when it hit, that it was a goner.

Now it's back practicing on my 48" EPP planes for the day I bring my balsa planes to the deck for more than just landing. It was fun while it lasted, though.

Final flight of my 3DHS 40" EPP Edge 540 (0 min 45 sec)
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Well, it was inevitable given the way I was flying it. I destroyed mine today doing rollers. Nothing I hadn't done before, but today the wind must have caught it while it was inverted, causing it to dive. Rather than pushing on the elevator to catch it, I dumb thumbed it and pulled. Nosed right into the ground at full speed. I knew when it hit, that it was a goner.

Now it's back practicing on my 48" EPP planes for the day I bring my balsa planes to the deck for more than just landing. It was fun while it lasted, though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds4MHnQuhWM
Bummer
Hoped you liked it though
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Old Aug 31, 2012, 07:34 AM
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Sorry to see a that happening. comparing to your 48" extra's vedio, you brought the edge much closer the deck and did a slow roller at near WOT... Seems that at least the edge boosted up your confidence a lot.

Anyhow, it looks repairable to me. I would use CF rods and straps and cut some plywoods to rebuild the front. Should be a nice weekend project.
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