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Old Jan 08, 2004, 12:51 AM
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I had another aviation day at another school today. The students learned that flying is more a function of Newton's third law with a contribution of some lift from Bernoilli's Principal. the finally was the Wright Flyer and I think the other teachers got as big a kick out of it as the kids. We almost had enough breeze for the real scale Wright flyer to try it today and my little plane handled it well with a topped off charge. Mike
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Old Jun 10, 2005, 05:02 AM
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how many amps can the stock esc handel
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Old Jun 10, 2005, 07:37 AM
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Don't know the amp rating of the stock SC, but can tell you it can handle the 5-6 amps (total) the motors draw in average flight. If I had to guess, it's probably 8-10 amp unit.

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Old Dec 17, 2006, 05:38 AM
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landing gear

I was thinling about one purchasing of these: but I'd love to see one with landing gear. I wonder if someone has tried any type of mods to this effect. Do you know of any?
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Old Jan 17, 2007, 10:57 PM
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The real one had skids as does the model. i know of none with landing gear. However the price at Tower Hobby is currently under $50.00. Thats getting really close to half price for this model that is a piece of history. The nice thing is it doesn't take up a lot of room yet flies great at the park.
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Old Jan 18, 2007, 07:24 AM
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They do fly pretty well, although I wouldn't call it a trainer. Quite pitch sensitive, probably due in part to the flexibility of the cunard. Replacing the stock battery with a decent 2 cell lipo is a must. I also changed out the stock props with modified wooden Zingers, since they make a 7" pusher. Switch the wires on one motor and you get counter rotating props like the original. Never tried putting wheels on, if kept light, she should be able to take it. She hand launches easily, and the only problem landing on the skids is in the grass. The battery holder usually pops off unless you do a stall/flop landing.

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Old Jun 22, 2008, 06:13 PM
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I just picked up a used GP Wright Flyer. It's missing the pilot though. Does anyone know of a way to replace him - maybe scans on the net somewhere of the original, or a source of replacement parts?

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Old Feb 15, 2010, 02:42 PM
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yes cant wait to get one.
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