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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Should've bought a Prius as long as getting rid of a "gas hog" drove your car change. That, and I can fit my fully assembled Slick 51 in the back.

I know, I know... Prius... Mustang... tough choice. So... did you get the new 660hp Mustang? Hmmmm?
If i could paid 3,000 for a pirus i would had guy at club stuffs a 50cc into his lol naw 96 v6 got a great deal 3rd owner 120,000
But im issing my blazer

So what kinda foam is this one made out of? The radien foam seems good
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 10:58 AM
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If i could paid 3,000 for a pirus i would had guy at club stuffs a 50cc into his lol naw 96 v6 got a great deal 3rd owner 120,000
But im issing my blazer

So what kinda foam is this one made out of? The radien foam seems good
I can't answer that. I saw one at the LHS and it looks like pretty crumbly stuff. I remember some guy somewhere on these forums came up with a light coating of something clear to strengthen just this type of foam. Anyone remember that or have any ideas?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:24 AM
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So what's the replacement prop to get? I want to grab a few.. GWS 7x3 DD?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I can't answer that. I saw one at the LHS and it looks like pretty crumbly stuff. I remember some guy somewhere on these forums came up with a light coating of something clear to strengthen just this type of foam. Anyone remember that or have any ideas?
Minwax Polycrylic would work. I used it on my Carbon Cub to strengthen the rudder.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Minwax Polycrylic would work. I used it on my Carbon Cub to strengthen the rudder.
Wouldnt that add weight... if its just say the leading edges or something i have used 2 inch packing tape before. My tail on my radien is the weckest point i really need new fuse since vertical tail made to fuse my wings still look great
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 11:55 AM
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It's a very light material. I used it with light fiberglass on my cub. I didn't weigh it before or after though.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:04 PM
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I ordered up a GWS 7x3.5 3blade for mine
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:07 PM
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Minwax Polycrylic would work. I used it on my Carbon Cub to strengthen the rudder.
Is that a brush-on? Or do I need a sprayer?
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:21 PM
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Is that a brush-on? Or do I need a sprayer?
Simple cheap foam brush works fine.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:39 PM
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Is that a brush-on? Or do I need a sprayer?
Brush on. Or you could also get the same product in a spray can. I haven't tried the spray can yet.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 12:51 PM
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Brush on. Or you could also get the same product in a spray can. I haven't tried the spray can yet.
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Simple cheap foam brush works fine.
Got lots of those in the paint cabinet. Thanks guys.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:16 PM
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Wow, I didn't knew the HD version was coming in such small size.

DD stand for Direct Drive
HD stand for Hyper Drive

HD are designed to be spinned a lot faster. They are a bit like the APC or Graupner. Very thick and rigid propellers near the center, with a sligtly different tip than the DD, allowing for highter tip speed.

Since the 540QQ has a 1800Kv motor, the DD is perfectly fine unless you want to run it on 6S
Wow !! Good info!! Thanks!! I'm using the DD version works great
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:19 PM
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I ordered up a GWS 7x3.5 3blade for mine
A 3 blade would look very cool on this plane,, what spinner are you gona use??
Are you gona upgrade the ESC for the higher amp draw of the 3 blade??
Might be good for the extra thrust it would provide
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:23 PM
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I ordered up a GWS 7x3.5 3blade for mine
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So what's the replacement prop to get? I want to grab a few.. GWS 7x3 DD?
The consensus seems to be either the GWS DD or HD 7x3.5,, I'm using the GWS DD 7x3.5 with very good results noticeable improvement in speed, vertical, acceleration, and hovering, and even slow speed,, at least to me.
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Old Nov 24, 2012, 01:29 PM
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If i could paid 3,000 for a pirus i would had guy at club stuffs a 50cc into his lol naw 96 v6 got a great deal 3rd owner 120,000
But im issing my blazer

So what kinda foam is this one made out of? The radien foam seems good
I have a Prius,,, and its the PERFECT car for electric RC planes!! I can stuff like 5-6 pretty good size planes in the back,, I hook up my 4 port charger into electrical outlet,, leave car on,, and gas motor will automatically come on and charge the cars battery whenever it needs it,, I can charge 4 plane batteries simultaneously and keep flying planes back to back ALL day long. It's the PERFECT mobile charging platform !!! :-)
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