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Old Oct 28, 2012, 06:13 PM
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Slow those flap servos down!
I whish I could, my older radio I could do it but on my DX7 I cant unless I get a module to do it.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 08:29 PM
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I whish I could, my older radio I could do it but on my DX7 I cant unless I get a module to do it.
I have mine dialed very slow for going down but not as slow going up.

I was thinking about plugging each aileron into an individual channel and having crow setup. But I figure that is not really scale for this plane ha ha!
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 08:37 PM
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Hey Paul,
What prop are you using, are you using the stock motor and do you have any problems with heat using that 3 bladed prop?
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 08:48 PM
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Also changed out the float rudder tiller arm to one using Dubro hardware/turnbuckles ----- much smoother operation.
Could you post a Pic of your setup? I am having a TERRIBLE time getting my stock setup to taxi with any real authority
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Could you post a Pic of your setup? I am having a TERRIBLE time getting my stock setup to taxi with any real authority
Same here. But it was a windy day when I tried mine! I am hoping maybe that was the reason why. I know planes with floats tend to be harder to steer on the water. Planes like the Icon are a lot easier!
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:06 PM
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They will hit and drag beleive me thats why I now made flip up rudders.
Ok so do these just flip up and down freely? I think it's an awesome idea reguardless. I'm not going to leave mine stock.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:37 PM
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I know these EPO beavs are kinda new...but Im wondering if someone who has one with some time on it can help me. I want to get one if I can fly it on a certain pond. Problem is this pond is only about 120' x 250', with houses surrounding! Given the wing loading, I think its possible but probably too stressful and difficult, but I could be wrong since I dont own the plane yet. Seems would require perfect circuits, not room for error. If someone is good with distances etc and can comment/advise that would be great . thanks.
I would think it wouldnt fly that much diffenent if u have time on the wheels, and probably easier to judge distance on the ground using landmarks etc. Such a tempting package. wish there was also a smaller version in this case. Still, think it fills a nice niche, may get one anyway. there is no smaller alternative really, nothing close to a nice as this package. the GWS is nothing like this.
Some obscure foreign one is nice but a foam kit, not arf.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:40 PM
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Can't answer your question but you better get one soon. My lhs said there already going on back order till January or February. I think there a huge seller by the looks of it.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 10:58 PM
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http://www.greathobbies.com/producti...rod_id=KMPDHC2
just found this but its Canada etc. and not as nice, no lights.
but its kinda nice in its own right, and it the size Im looking for.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:15 PM
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I Wouldn't be scared to takeoff and land in that area your talking about but depends on your experience I guess.
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Finally got mine 2day !!!!
half way thru the build ! goin together quite easily ! haven't had a problem with the screws yet ! Well except for dropping 1 and it taking me 20 mins to find it lol

pics to fallow when complete !
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:12 AM
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Well, I joined the club!

I saw one on display recently at a hobby shop in San Diego and had no idea this thing even existed...

I've always been fascinated by STOL aircraft and after perusing this thread I decided to order a Tx/R from Hobbyzone for $209; thought it was a fair price.

Just checked my e-mail and it shipped on friday !

Can't wait to get her built and start horsing her off the ground in 5 feet !
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:16 AM
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Takeoff is short but suprisingly gracefull once it lifts off. I was impressed every takeoff. Got my first 5 packs through her today. Fitted the floats on this evening, looks awesome.
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:17 AM
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Thinking of fitting tundra tires on mine eventually, do you think that Dubro inflatable 4" smooth wheels would be too big?
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Old Oct 29, 2012, 12:20 AM
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Ok so do these just flip up and down freely? I think it's an awesome idea reguardless. I'm not going to leave mine stock.
Yes they do but I found that even up the plane taxi's well so I tighten the screws and leave them up for scale look in flight.
I also did taxi in stronger wind and if you use the wind well to taxi using the technique of moving the boyancy point it taxi's well too.
If the wind is very strong then because its so light it will most likely flip over.
I had mine flip over in a strong wind but I was not holding the controls , I was holding my camera
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