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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:04 PM
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great hobbies are the $35 batteries. I'll have a look at those other sites

Thanks
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:09 PM
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Nice pictures. I will be using this 1/9 scale pilot from E-flite in my Beaver. It is the closest thing I could find to 1/10 scale.

I sent Flyzone an email about the damage on the flap. They should send me a replacement since it was like that right out of the box. Everything else seems good though. I will have to glue down the windshield with some tacky glue since it keeps wanting to pull up.
Perfect, I got my pilot, just a tad oversize but not much so he will do fine

Thanks FlyingBeaver I had forgoten about him
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:24 PM
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Perfect, I got my pilot, just a tad oversize but not much so he will do fine

Thanks FlyingBeaver I had forgoten about him
Wow! kind of hard now to install the pilot in the pilot seat unless I take out the windshield again.
I dont think I want to to that now.
Cant see much in there anyway unless the sun shines in the cockpit
I will check again when I take the wings out to see if I can fit by the top hatch.
I tried by my back door but too far.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 02:28 PM
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Hobbico just posted a cool little video

Flyzone DHC-2 Beaver Select Scale RTF & Tx-R (1 min 25 sec)
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Did anyone have to carve foam away from the lower wing strut mount where it attaches to the gear leg? The hole on mine is almost completely covered with foam. The bolt goes in without the wing strut but when I put the lower strut attachment point up against it it is far from a flush mount.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Did anyone have to carve foam away from the lower wing strut mount where it attaches to the gear leg? The hole on mine is almost completely covered with foam. The bolt goes in without the wing strut but when I put the lower strut attachment point up against it it is far from a flush mount.
On mine its all good.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:17 PM
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On mine its all good.
Mine was all good as well
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:29 PM
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Did anyone have to carve foam away from the lower wing strut mount where it attaches to the gear leg? The hole on mine is almost completely covered with foam. The bolt goes in without the wing strut but when I put the lower strut attachment point up against it it is far from a flush mount.
Mine is like that on one of the front float mounts. After looking at my kit more, it seems that the finishing was rushed (some decals lifting, mounting hole covered with foam, windshield not secure, damage to the flap).
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:41 PM
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It has a few things that could be improved, but the flying outweighs these issues. That damaged flap isn't trivial, but foam over holes or mounting spots is really no big deal. I lengthened my flap servo arm and now I get at least 45 degrese in full deflection. I just cut off an old servo horn and screwed it on to the existing one. I wish they hadn't cut that servo arm, but they did and it was an easy fix. I also decided to tap the 6 holes where the landing gear attaches. I used a 4x40 tap and mounted the gear to the fuselage using 3/4" 4x40 socket head bolts. That gear aint goin anywhere. Tonight I'll clear the foam from the rear gear leg bolt hole and mount the struts to the wing. Then she is ready to roll. Tom
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:45 PM
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wow Flyingbeaver....your experience is the complete opposite of mine. I found that the whole airplane went together well and the 'fit n finish' was really well done. I'm sorry to hear your version wasn't the same
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 04:55 PM
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are the zippy flightmax batteries any good? at $8.99 a piece i might have to get a friend in PA to order them to his place and then send them to me here in Canada 'unmarked' $8.99 vs $35 is pretty appealing
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 05:54 PM
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well mine is all together and just in need of batteries speaking of, does anyone know a good CANADIAN supplier of cheaper 3S 2200's?? I'm in Ottawa. I cringe when i look at generic batteries here at $35 EACH when HK sells for $11. but i understand there are issues shipping batteries USPS to canada from the US (UPS brokerage fees are stupid)

Any ideas?
Just order from the international warehouse? Or has something changed?
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Mine was all good as well
Mine too.

Mind posting a picture of your problem? Maybe we can help.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Hobbico just posted a cool little video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z2Vbz4kOkxg
The micro camera on the float was a cool touch.
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Old Oct 12, 2012, 07:11 PM
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Here is a photo of my front float mount. All of the other mounts have small black plastic holes, but this one seems to be covered and not black underneath. There is no hole, just a bump in the foam. It has to be underneath the foam.

The loose windscreen is not a big deal because I would need to remove it anyway to install my pilot. I will probably remove the window trim decals and just paint the lines.

Still need a new flap. The damaged one makes my plane look ugly.
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