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Old Aug 17, 2012, 03:19 AM
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Looking foward to the video Cdee

I do like the balsa like structure of the Skywings as they tend to keep their shape and look good even after lots of flying. My other foamies don't look quite so 'nice'

Do you think the sbach will hold up? I guess it's the sort of plane you keep off the ground, not like the smaller foamies which I tend to boink in often and push them a bit lower.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 03:13 PM
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Thanks everyone for all those very valuable infos...

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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:38 PM
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So I'm correct in saying a 140g motor is overkill in this? I have a nice Aerodirve spare for my MXS, but this plane must be lighter, as I notice a 75 g motor is recommned. That seems really lightweight for a 48??

Also, will Mg-14 be adequate (with carbon arms of course!!)
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:51 PM
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So I'm correct in saying a 140g motor is overkill in this? I have a nice Aerodirve spare for my MXS, but this plane must be lighter, as I notice a 75 g motor is recommned. That seems really lightweight for a 48??

Also, will Mg-14 be adequate (with carbon arms of course!!)
A 140g motor would be to heavy for this plane IMO. the plane ready to fly no bat is about 24oz. Pretty light for a 48+ inch wing span.

I have the 78G TH motor on mine and realy like the feel. Floaty yet has the weight behind it to do some nice snaps and tumbles.

The MG 14’s Would be just fine. I put the 18MG’s in mine and they are great and yes, the carbon arms are a must. If you like to max your throws and do a lot of tail dragging as I do, you may want to consider the 18g servo.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 10:49 PM
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Oh dear.... That might mean I will have to order one. Shame :-)

Fixed wings or removable?
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Oh dear.... That might mean I will have to order one. Shame :-)

Fixed wings or removable?
Fixed wing.
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Looking foward to the video Cdee

I do like the balsa like structure of the Skywings as they tend to keep their shape and look good even after lots of flying. My other foamies don't look quite so 'nice'

Do you think the sbach will hold up? I guess it's the sort of plane you keep off the ground, not like the smaller foamies which I tend to boink in often and push them a bit lower.
I only have 40 or so packs on the 1.2m Sbach, but probably 300 or so on its little brother the 1.0m Sbach, also from RCF. It still looks very nice. I am expecting the 1.2m to hold up well. Nice thing about the 1.2m is that the landing gear can be removed or install, literally in a matter of seconds, so can easily adjust to your flying site.

Have not got to the Video yet, but I can tell you that in the hover it looks like it is stuck to something, or that someone you cant see is holding it, really nice
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Old Aug 19, 2012, 11:42 PM
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I'm getting the required cashflow as we speak. and reducing the hanger clutter in doing so. I'll get there eventually, and then have some space to store her :-))

So you guys reckon 1800 is the way to go? Thing is, I've kind a standardised on either 1600 for my Telinks and 2200 for skywing and other planes/rotors, and don't want to introduce another battery type into the mix if I can help it.

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Old Aug 20, 2012, 09:56 AM
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I'm getting the required cashflow as we speak. and reducing the hanger clutter in doing so. I'll get there eventually, and then have some space to store her :-))

So you guys reckon 1800 is the way to go? Thing is, I've kind a standardised on either 1600 for my Telinks and 2200 for skywing and other planes/rotors, and don't want to introduce another battery type into the mix if I can help it.

Rick
I have "standardized" as well... 1600 is what I have for the 44 and 48 inch models, it works just fine. I do have a couple 2200 for for testing, but prefer to fly with the smaller, lighter battery set ups at the moment. If starting from scratch I would agree that 1800 would probably be the sweet spot.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 06:33 PM
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I would agree that 1800's are the sweet spot. But i do run a 2200 nano and it flys great with that as well. A 1600 would work but would cut down on your flying time a little.
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Old Aug 20, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Thanks guys. My 1600's have had a thrashing, so I may incrementally 'upgrade' them to 1800's and that will be flyable in the 44" and the 48" sbach. My skywing motor train must be a bit inefficient as I need almost all 2200mah if I want to get over 5 min. It is a heavier plane and I do push it.
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Old Aug 21, 2012, 06:39 AM
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I'm flying my SBach 1.2m for 7 minutes on 1800's and can probably go to 8 minutes or more. Still tweaking and figuring out flight times for this new combination.

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Cant wait till mine gets here next week. Anyone got any more video?
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 12:46 AM
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Cant wait till mine gets here next week. Anyone got any more video?
Hey Toolman...!! Nice to hear you got one coming, it is a great plane. I have a bunch of raw footage from a week or so ago that I want to put together in a video, hoping to get that done this week-end. The thing that stuck out in my flying experience with this airframe was how stable it is in a hover, it is literary like it is stuck to a wall with Velcro!! It is a nice, big, gentle and fully 3D capable machine all in one. My build was completely stock and very happy with it, right down to the stock pull-pull setup on the rudder...! There are of course lots of little things you can do to "jazz" it up a little, but not necessary if you are not interested. Looking forward to hearing more about your build... and post some pics if you can... Oh!, if you you will need the Aileron Servo Arm Extensions to get enough throw for crazy rolls! http://www.twistedhobbys.com/Carbon-...on-Arm-Kit.htm


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Old Sep 07, 2012, 08:39 AM
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+1 on the extended arms for the ailerons.

A must have upgrade for the true 3D pilot.

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