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Old Feb 17, 2013, 04:18 PM
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Never tried to fly this one without the cheater hole, or with it obscured. It does take off in a fairly short distance, on stock power, with the hole; maybe the thing to do is to find a big paved area (got any hangar aprons at your disposal there in Pensecola? ) and try takeoffs with and without the hole. Taping anything over the hole on the outside WILL pull paint off on removal, so be forewarned! Maybe just a couple pcs. of reinforced strapping tape on the inside will do it - ought to stick down pretty well.

Short of that.......dunno. It might fly well without the hole; check out the Venom thread, do a search to see if anybody ever tried it.
Yeah for sure. I'll report back on here what I find out once I complete it for others. I didn't want to make this a F86 specific thread, but glad to know there are some who do fly off beaches. Thanks for the input guys.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:29 PM
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Hi I to have thought about using the beach but have got concerns to the damage sand can do to the motors?.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Yeah that's a good point I'll look into that. I don't want to cover up the cheater hole though, correct? Wouldn't that adversely affect performance?
maybe a bit on take off,but a full duct is less drag and would help with speed.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Hi I to have thought about using the beach but have got concerns to the damage sand can do to the motors?.
I'm going to go ahead and assume that worst damage would be done to the motor itself than the fan blades.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 01:02 AM
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Its been raining all day long but just managed couple of flights between the showers late eve after work, enjoy the video next, Joe.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:12 AM
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Flying between the showers in gloomy conditions, J.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 02:21 AM
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Nice. small mistake and you're in the water!
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:12 AM
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Most EDF's require power-on landings. The only way you might try is to program the ESC to put the brake on and try that way when you kill throttle.

I see the sand chewing up your fan blades (as well as damage to the electrical) and you will probably throw a blade or two with further flights. That happen to me with dry sand in an empty field.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:32 AM
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Nice. small mistake and you're in the water!
H imate, you only fly at venues like this if you fully trust your equipment and know what you are doing, been doing it last 12 years with no drama, J.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:56 AM
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Think take offs. With cheater hole in immediate prox to nose wheel, and sand kicked up by that.
Maybe I should fabricate some wheel pants or mud flaps
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 12:47 PM
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Maybe I should fabricate some wheel pants or mud flaps
Going hi fashion!! Steppin' out with spats on!

Like the idea of wheel pantaloons........ maybe a simple cycle-fender-kinda arrangement would do it.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 02:15 AM
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Guys, if I had your worries I rather take up 10 pin bowling or lawn balls. Firstly, you wouldn't get a grain of sand inside motor as it is protected by the rotor/spinner, and secondly it doesn't affect the blades at all. I have done hundreds of flights off the sand with some of my EDFs, I should know, Joe.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 11:32 AM
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Guys, if I had your worries I rather take up 10 pin bowling or lawn balls. Firstly, you wouldn't get a grain of sand inside motor as it is protected by the rotor/spinner, and secondly it doesn't affect the blades at all. I have done hundreds of flights off the sand with some of my EDFs, I should know, Joe.
Worrying? I was making a joke.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 12:53 AM
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I have been doing bit of sand blasting again, this time with my "HH" having great size cheater hole in the belly helping to do some sand lube. So far I have done some 50 flights off the sand with this model, doing it great service, fitted with the best gear you can get I find it very reliable, enjoy the video next, Joe.
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Old Feb 27, 2013, 03:05 PM
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Sandblasting off the sand paper with my "Hawker Hunter", enjoy, Joe.
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