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Old Jun 30, 2009, 04:01 PM
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So is anyone using the stock wheels ?

JD
I use the original wheels and I have no problem, even having to take off and land on a grass runway!!

Best regards and best flights!
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Old Jun 30, 2009, 08:35 PM
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Sure... on another plane
That is how I was thinking of using them also Gene.

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Old Jul 13, 2009, 12:06 AM
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One of my clubs has an asphalt runway, first thing I changed was the wheels.

Didn't figure the elapor wheels to last more than a couple of landings before I erased them!
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 12:35 AM
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I've long considered my Acro as my go-to plane!

It is the toughest thing I've ever had!

That crash of yours Zeke, while on another plane would be a total, with an Acro, it is pretty minor.

I've ripped mine into many pieces and put it back together with glass cloth and CA.

I've actually advanced very rapidly in 3D because of the confidence I have in the Acro and my ability to fix it.

My most recent crash, I ripped the nose completely off the fuselage just forward of the wing. The fuselage was in a total of 5 pieces. My first instinct was to order a fuselage and start over.

Instead I decided to try to fix it. I CA'ed all the main pieces back together and found I had an open hole where a large chunk of elapor was missing from the cheek of the plane.

I went back to the field I crashed it at and couldn't locate the missing chunk of elapor.

I filled in the open hole with glass cloth and CA, then glassed the cracks where it had broken on impact.

All I did to make sure it was true was to hold it as straight as I could when I glassed it.

When I flight tested it, I trimmed it to level at 3/4 throttle then pulled it vertical. It didn't fade in any direction. It is as straight as it was brand new!

I bought the Acromaster because I wanted to learn 3D flying on a plane that was forgiving , tough and easy to repair.

My Acromaster has far exceeded my expectations and as I progress I will always keep my Acromaster close by!

Fred
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 01:45 AM
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Got a chance to interview MPX tonight. editing now. SO many mpx planes I want now.. grrrr...
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 08:39 AM
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I've long considered my Acro as my go-to plane!

It is the toughest thing I've ever had!

That crash of yours Zeke, while on another plane would be a total, with an Acro, it is pretty minor.

I've ripped mine into many pieces and put it back together with glass cloth and CA.

I've actually advanced very rapidly in 3D because of the confidence I have in the Acro and my ability to fix it.

My most recent crash, I ripped the nose completely off the fuselage just forward of the wing. The fuselage was in a total of 5 pieces. My first instinct was to order a fuselage and start over.

Instead I decided to try to fix it. I CA'ed all the main pieces back together and found I had an open hole where a large chunk of elapor was missing from the cheek of the plane.

I went back to the field I crashed it at and couldn't locate the missing chunk of elapor.

I filled in the open hole with glass cloth and CA, then glassed the cracks where it had broken on impact.

All I did to make sure it was true was to hold it as straight as I could when I glassed it.

When I flight tested it, I trimmed it to level at 3/4 throttle then pulled it vertical. It didn't fade in any direction. It is as straight as it was brand new!

I bought the Acromaster because I wanted to learn 3D flying on a plane that was forgiving , tough and easy to repair.

My Acromaster has far exceeded my expectations and as I progress I will always keep my Acromaster close by!

Fred
I'm loving mine (my 2nd) The guerrilla squad had a HOOT with it this past saturday.....Eddie (Elixor220)actually started laughing while doing rolling harrier circles !
2818-900 W/13x6.5 spc on 3S 2200 25c A bit over suggested auw--39oz. Gonna do as you did Fred and put an Omega 103g in
Really enjoyed the air combat @ 114TH Grapvine FLI !

Dave
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 06:18 PM
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Just bought another Acro!

A guy at my field has had it for 2 years and never finished building it!

I got the plane, 1100kv motor, 60amp esc, and external bec all for $150!

Gonna hand my other one (combat survivor) down to Brad (Prozac) and fly this one myself.

Next year's combat will have 2 Acro's !

Fred
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 06:48 PM
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Just bought another Acro!

A guy at my field has had it for 2 years and never finished building it!

I got the plane, 1100kv motor, 60amp esc, and external bec all for $150!

Gonna hand my other one (combat survivor) down to Brad (Prozac) and fly this one myself.

Next year's combat will have 2 Acro's !

Fred
Just finished the Omega 103G install !! Rather painless too Gonna try a Xoar 13x7 for grins. Will advise ASAP !
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 07:08 PM
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Just bought another Acro!

A guy at my field has had it for 2 years and never finished building it!

I got the plane, 1100kv motor, 60amp esc, and external bec all for $150!

Gonna hand my other one (combat survivor) down to Brad (Prozac) and fly this one myself.

Next year's combat will have 2 Acro's !

Fred
Dang, that's a good deal. I kind of want another AM as mine is so beat up looking, but it still flies so well, I can't justify spending money on one, heh.

I did get my second ParkMaster though for fathers day!
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Old Jul 13, 2009, 07:10 PM
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Just finished the Omega 103G install !! Rather painless too Gonna try a Xoar 13x7 for grins. Will advise ASAP !
Give us a flight report on how it flies on the Omega with the Xoar. I'm running a torque 2818 900kv and am interested in how they compare. They seem pretty similar. Btw, you might want to reinforce the landing gear, because once those wire gear flex outward, your really likely to get a prop strike. And prop strikes and Xoars don't mix

Matt
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Old Jul 14, 2009, 02:15 AM
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Awsome plane, very responsive and a great door to the world of 3D flight.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 09:41 AM
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Maidened the new Acro yesterday and I need a little help with set-up.

It flew pretty well but it needs a little tweeking...

I'm tired of stumbling through set-ups blindly (controls, thrust, CG etc.) and was wondering if there are any good resources out there for interpreting and setting up 3D planes.

Upright the plane wanted to pitch down. When I rolled it inverted, it pitched up. I trimmed that out with elevator to where it would hold level upright. When I rolled it inverted it took just a little negative elevator to hold altitude. I made a fast pass and pitched it vertical. The plane climbed straight until it starting losing speed then it would fade to the left.

Fred
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 11:53 AM
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RotorJockey

What you don't want is changes in pitch or yaw with throttle movement it will make it very difficult to hold a hover or a prop hang, so trim for staight and level flight at half throttle once established in level flight open the throttle quickly and see what happens, if the aircraft climbs then you have too much down thrust, and visa versa.

If you think your side thrust is out, climb vertically directly into wind this is easiest with the aircraft directly in front of you and going away, and see if the aircraft deviates left or right, trim the rudder until you get a straight climb, land and note the amount of rudder trim you have put in, half that is what you want as side thrust.

If you are holding down elevator in the inverted position then your C of G is too far forward for 3D prop hangs etc, but it will make it very pitch sensitive to move it back to where it is good for 3D so increase the expo to compensate.

Mike
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 04:42 PM
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Thanks Mike,

Makes good sense!

Packing today, traveling tomorrow and flying again on Saturday.

I will definitely try what you suggested.

Fred
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Totally repairable, you won't believe how the dents in the Elapor disappear with the hot water.............................
I wasn't aware of that. I should try it on my EasyGlider.
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