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Old Dec 04, 2012, 04:56 AM
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Durafly DH-110 Sea Vixen

I just received the kit of this nice plane.

The packing quality is awesome.

Every piece is neatly attached to layers of cardboard and protected by bubble wrap and plastic bags.

I'm planning to use:

CS 10 blade EDF with a 2855 2100kv motor on 5s. 70A ESC.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 05:33 PM
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The wings

I'm using HK928BB for the ailerons. They require minor foam digging for a good fit.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Retracts

I'm using the intermediate size of servoless retracts:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...stem_1pc_.html

The LG wire is 3mm diameter so they fit perfectly on the trunnion.

The plastic housing on the wing was badly glued, but a little alcohol and re-glued back solved it.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 05:37 PM
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Hi Tartago-I just received my DH 110 Sea Vixen from HK but it came without the instruction manual. I have many questions and was wondering if you would sell your manual as I'm not having any luck with Hobby King and the Durafly website appears to be shut down.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:44 PM
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Hi Tartago-I just received my DH 110 Sea Vixen from HK but it came without the instruction manual. I have many questions and was wondering if you would sell your manual as I'm not having any luck with Hobby King and the Durafly website appears to be shut down.
I'll get you the link to the scanned copy.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=234
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:52 PM
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Finished and maidened

I just maidened the Vixen and I must say that she is a winner.

With the recommended CG she balanced perfectly with the 2450mah 5s.

The take off run was a bit long, the plane felt heavy but she left the Tarmac gracefully, without jumping into the air.

I put 75% dual rates on ailerons and elevator and 80% expo on the steering wheel.

She looks beautiful on the air!

The CS has enough power for a relaxed kind of flight. I'm planning to use 6s for more punch.

I did some rolls, but she is very demanding on ailerons for this purpose so better to use no DR.

I tested her " floatiness" with zero power downwind and no issues, she can float easily.

Landing her was very easy, just turn to final, reduce power to 30% , let her sink slowly , reduce a little bit more until touch down and flare. No bouncing at all.

I did three 3' minutes flights, but it felt like much longer.

The batts went from 97% to 27 - 32% being a bit warm.

The booms are very solid, no need for CF reinforcement. If you manage to break one, is because the rest of the plane is also gone.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 08:58 PM
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Video of the maiden.

Hobbyking DH-110 Vixen maiden flight 15-12-2012 (3 min 37 sec)
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Thank you so much Tartago-I've looked everywhere for that -even HK could find it. I really appreciate it. Terry
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 08:43 AM
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Nice Info!

I'm about to pull the trigger on the kit version. I have a CS-10 with Cyclone 3300kv 4S motor and also an E-Flite 15 motor (4S 3600kv) with Eflite 5 blade fan and an 85 amp ESC with 5 AMP Switched BEC...I'm leaning toward CS just for power but E-flite would give me some longer flight times....I have tons of 4S lipos in the 3300 to 4000 range and that why I wanna keep at 4S for now...thoughts?

Thanks for retract info Tartago...I'm ordering those too. Nice maiden.

Trying to find Swarm Codes but no luck so far...any suggestions there?

I've gotten no breaks on shipping by adding item in cart either. Man, the shipping is almost as much as the kit cost.

Russ
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Trigger pulled on kit...$50 in shipping...OUCH! Even after adding retracts and servos.
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Old Feb 13, 2013, 06:28 AM
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You won't regret it. It's a nice plane.
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Old Apr 27, 2013, 06:22 PM
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Flight Today

Love it!

Durafly DeHavilland Sea Vixen (2 min 46 sec)
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Old Apr 28, 2013, 08:57 AM
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Excellent flight !

Thanks for sharing.
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