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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:13 PM
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Dive, wing collapse, lawn dart. Yippee!

I guess I put this trainer through all it could handle today. I've been steadily progressing with my aerobatics, but this time on a dive out of a nice vertical roll sequence the wing folded and this plane became an excellent lawn dart. No video, but a photo of the aftermath. Fortunately all electronics including the motor seem to be OK. The damage is a bit too much to repair and expect any decent flying. It's clear I'm ready for the next step anyway, so I guess I'm on the quest for my next ARF project, perhaps a mid wing sport plane.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Ouch. What are your electronics, I might be able to reccomend something.......
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:28 PM
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Sorry to see the carnage, but at least you can blame this one on structural failure. May I suggest the 3D Hobby Shop 47" Extra 300 SHP as a wonderful mid wing sport plane. When set up with reduced control throws and a conservative (slightly nose heavy) center of gravity, she is very easy to fly and virtually unbreakable in the air. You will not fold a wing on a 3DHS bird.

I'm a sport flyer and just put flight #349 on my old 47" SHP a few days ago. She still flys just as good as she did on day one.

BUD...
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:30 PM
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Rimfire 0.10 outrunner, 1250 kv
9g servos
3s 11.1v lipo

edit: 1800mah, 30A ESC
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 07:40 PM
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What mah is the battery? And how many amps is your ESC rated for? See if you like this plane
http://www.e-fliterc.com/Products/De...ProdID=EFL2375
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 08:10 PM
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thanks Addict, I had considered the mini Pulse even before today's mishap.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 08:15 PM
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I'm not completely sure that your motor would fit, but a Park 450 is not too expensive, and you could easily set this plane up with some of your gear for maybe $200. The 9g servos would work just fine, and an ESC is cheap on hobbyking, get a Turnigy Plush 40 amp, and you will be able to use it in bigger planes in the future. I assume your battery is a 2200? If it is you are set
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 10:25 AM
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I would recommend a pa addiction for that set up, it's a great plane to learn 3d and is pretty tough for balsa.
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