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Old Apr 30, 2006, 06:24 AM
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Ooops. I pulled up and it still went straight in.
Hi gquiring I can see it doesn't like rough landings. Other then that,
how does you Hobby Lobby plane fly?
I was thinking of getting one, they are real inexpensive right now.

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Old May 07, 2006, 05:53 PM
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Hi gquiring I can see it doesn't like rough landings. Other then that,
how does you Hobby Lobby plane fly?
I was thinking of getting one, they are real inexpensive right now.

Glen
I never thought I could have so much fun with a $20 plane. It flies great and we have many in our club. I repaired the plane using blue foam from Home Depot. Flies as good as before.

Here is an impact that happened today with two Yak's.
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Old May 08, 2006, 07:12 AM
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Tip Stall

Heres a Green R/C Cleverboy, It always had bad tip stall tendencys and I finally lost it on a low slow inverted pass. will fly again!
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Old May 08, 2006, 07:28 AM
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Oooh nasty .... Btw I'm not sure I like the look of those battery connectors - not good for much current. What setup are you using in that plane (motor, controller, battery, etc)?

Looks like a nice smart model! Hope to see it back together soon


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Old May 08, 2006, 09:00 AM
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Hi, The small JST connectors are fine for this set up as I am only running a park 400 motor with a 5.0-1 gearbox, a 2100mah lipo and a castle creations 25 esc. Fantastic flights of around 28 mins. (full throttle) This is only a toy to use when I am not flying gassers. Tim
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Old May 08, 2006, 06:19 PM
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Hi, The small JST connectors are fine for this set up as I am only running a park 400 motor with a 5.0-1 gearbox, a 2100mah lipo and a castle creations 25 esc. Fantastic flights of around 28 mins. (full throttle) This is only a toy to use when I am not flying gassers. Tim
?? I understood that JST connectors are not suitable for more than about 5 amps.
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Old May 08, 2006, 06:30 PM
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That's what I was thinking Tony .... they're usually only reserved for receiver batteries or very small parkflyers .... I would put some micro Deans on there personally ....


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Old May 08, 2006, 06:54 PM
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?? I understood that JST connectors are not suitable for more than about 5 amps.
Those BEC connectors are rated at 3 amps. In most applicatons, they're fine up to 8 amps. I have a bunch of models that draw 8 amps or less, and the connectors remain at ambient temperature even after a long full-throttle flight.

Some people actually use them in 10-amp systems, but I find that current draw is pushing it as the connectors become warm after five minutes or so. For applications pulling up to 10 amps, the two-pin Micro Deans will work fine, and you can actually push those to about 12 amps or so without too much trouble.
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Old May 08, 2006, 08:11 PM
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No problem with the JSTs, they dont even get warm.
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Old May 10, 2006, 03:30 PM
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please dont tell me you were using the wattage "Cirrus" RTF 27mhz. radio next to the plane to fly that plane?
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Old May 10, 2006, 05:05 PM
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Yup!!!
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Old May 10, 2006, 07:11 PM
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Heres a Green R/C Cleverboy, It always had bad tip stall tendencys and I finally lost it on a low slow inverted pass. will fly again!
Why rebuild if it such a tipstaller?
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Old May 10, 2006, 07:17 PM
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It's just a lesson learnt .... don't fly so slow
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Old May 10, 2006, 09:36 PM
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Lesson Learned

Yup, too slow, but I have to rebuild it. You should see the crazy snaps this thing does! It snaps harder than most nitro planes, very inpressive when in the air with 4 or 5 nitro planes, the guys say "did I just hit you?" Ha!
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Old May 17, 2006, 05:48 AM
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Every once and awhile when I'm watching those guys hovering those ginormous patt ships or bipes I think that it would be kinda cool to see the prop come off, go straight up in the air and the guys flying the plane have to dodge the prop as it comes down - well it had to happen sooner or later:

http://www.tulsarc.com/videos/cat_cr...your_props.wmv

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