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Old Oct 15, 2012, 03:20 AM
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You know what I did? Swapped the elevator horn with the flaps, problem solved! :-D
So you have less defflection of your elevator now I guess.
I actually move the link further on the elevator arm to get more throw .
I like to have as much up as I can on the water.

Like I mention earlier the servo arm that worked well on the flap servo is the servo from X-Heli the 9G EXI Digital Metal Gear Servo D213F

http://www.xheli.com/exi-servo-d213f.html
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 03:36 AM
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You can still increase the servo travel by 10-15% if needed; my throws are as specified on the manual, without any change.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 03:40 AM
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You can still increase the servo travel by 10-15% if needed; my throws are as specified on the manual, without any change.
THats good, I had it too , its just something I prefer having the maximum up on the water taxi run and I adjust the down to throw to have less on the radio and adjust the the EXPo for the up in flight so it doesn't overcontrol.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Paul, do you have any details on your retrieval boat? I like the idea of not having a prop in the water. Mainly curious on the motor/esc/prop/battery specs.

Thanks.
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Splashdown at Jenkins (3 min 17 sec)

couple quick shots of the Beaver flying at 1:00 and 1:40
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 08:55 AM
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couple quick shots of the Beaver flying at 1:00 and 1:40
Nice vid. Beautiful place!
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:49 AM
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About 8 more flights with mine yesterday, no problems in very light wind in am, then gusty and variable directions later in the afternoon. I still love it, and everyone at the field remarked positively about it, and yes,some claimed to want one immediately.....
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 01:10 PM
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zhavenger

I have a box full of servo arms, probably 300 or more, of every size and make, and not one of them fit the spline on the Beaver servo. I had to cut off a long servo arm from one in my box of spare parts at the inner most hole and I did it in a V shape. I used the next hole out to screw the extension to the hole in the existing servo arm where the EZ connector was. The V notch rests against the splined shaft of the stock servo arm so it will not try to rotate under pressure. I mounted the extension to the bottom of the existing servo arm and drilled out the third hole out to now hold the ez connector. I put a few drops of cya glue to the stock servo arm and extension joints and then hit it with kicker. Just a little added insurance but with the V against the shaft of the servo arm and the screw down from the top to the extension below, it really can't move. It's solid as a rock now. Tough to explain, easy to do. Tom
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 02:16 PM
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can someone post about the before and after effect of extending the flap travel? besides the obvious that it extends more what was the effect in flight....

Cheers

Andy
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 02:36 PM
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For me, as you would think,too fast and flap extension caused immediate pitch up. If you slow down, obviously, it will fly slower,better. I found as the afternoon wore on yesterday, and the wind picked up, flaps made it more squirrely when landing so I didnt use them for the last few flights. I havent done any mods to extend travel yet, and may not unless I find long takeoff runs on water when I install the floats. Greg
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 03:01 PM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDVOixWK7yU
couple quick shots of the Beaver flying at 1:00 and 1:40
Nice video Geoff that Beaver has tons of power
Nice flying site too. Dont know where you are in Canada but here we have lots of colors already
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 03:04 PM
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Paul, do you have any details on your retrieval boat? I like the idea of not having a prop in the water. Mainly curious on the motor/esc/prop/battery specs.

Thanks.
Well the motor that I had before was the E-Flite Park 370 1360 KV with a 6x4 prop and a 30amp ESC , it was perfect.
The one I have now I have no specs in hand but running same prop and ESC the Lipo is a 2200 15c TP because I just use my oldest Lipos for the boat
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Recovery boat

Well I ended up going this route: Harbour Freight Radio Controlled Speedboat http://www.harborfreight.com/radio-c...oat-95641.html

It's on sale at the moment for $47.99 and you can get a 20% off coupon here http://www.harborfreight.com/20off-coupon912.html so it's about 39 bucks plus tax!

There is a video of one towing in a disabled nitro boat here
Harbor Freight Neptune r/c boat towing in a stranded tunnel hull (3 min 11 sec)

I'll have to come up with a tow line.

And here's a couple bad phone pics from my test drive tonight. It's not very fast as a "speedboat" but should work OK for recovery (and I can play with it when I can't fly!)



( did I just say that?)
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:12 PM
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I ended up calling Flyzone today and asked where I could purchase a replacement Rudder Control arm (For the Flaps) or if they could tell me what type of spline the servo uses. Apparently it is a "Proprietary Design" and they do not offer servo arms individually at this time. He took my address and phone number and said if he could not find a loose one to send me he would call me back, its after 10pm here and no call so hopefully a new control arm is in the mail!
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Old Oct 15, 2012, 09:14 PM
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Well I ended up going this route: Harbour Freight Radio Controlled Speedboat http://www.harborfreight.com/radio-c...oat-95641.html

It's on sale at the moment for $47.99 and you can get a 20% off coupon here http://www.harborfreight.com/20off-coupon912.html so it's about 39 bucks plus tax!

There is a video of one towing in a disabled nitro boat here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1V2U2zHbhI
I'll have to come up with a tow line.

And here's a couple bad phone pics from my test drive tonight. It's not very fast as a "speedboat" but should work OK for recovery (and I can play with it when I can't fly!)



( did I just say that?)
What happens if the tug boat dies?
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