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Old Jan 15, 2008, 12:06 PM
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Maidened mine yesterday. AUW 5.2oz and she flies a little fast for indoors but lots of fun outside. I really want to fly in a small gym, so any diet tips would be appreciated.
My build:
park 250 w/gws 6x5
eflite pro 10 esc
Spektrum - ar6300 nano rx
3 - Spektrum DSP60J 6gram servos

Maybe I should switch to the 3 gram blue bird servos and a lighter esc?
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Old Jan 15, 2008, 12:12 PM
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Maidened mine yesterday. AUW 5.2oz and she flies a little fast for indoors but lots of fun outside. I really want to fly in a small gym, so any diet tips would be appreciated.
My build:
park 250 w/gws 6x5
eflite pro 10 esc
Spektrum - ar6300 nano rx
3 - Spektrum DSP60J 6gram servos

Maybe I should switch to the 3 gram blue bird servos and a lighter esc?
You can also go with the park 180 motor and a lighter battery.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 09:11 AM
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I just ordered the Park 180 and 6x3 props along with the castle thunderbird 6 esc which. I changed to a tp 480 2s from a 700 2s so all told I should lose around 30 - 40 grams with the above changes. I ordered blue arrow 4.3 gram servos, so that should drop me another 6 grams.
I'm hoping my AUW will end up around 120 grams, and that should enable me to fly well indoors.
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 09:36 AM
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Okay - it looks like changing the motor, esc and battery will save me 30 grams, getting me down to 4.55 ounces. Changing servos to the 4.3 gram Blue Arrow from the digital spektrums will save 5.7 grams or 0.2 ounces...bringing me down to 4.35 ounces.

John - do you know if the Blue Arrow 3.6 gram servos will work or should I stick to the 4.3 gram Blue Arrow's?
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Old Jan 16, 2008, 09:37 AM
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I just ordered the Park 180 and 6x3 props along with the castle thunderbird 6 esc which. I changed to a tp 480 2s from a 700 2s so all told I should lose around 30 - 40 grams with the above changes. I ordered blue arrow 4.3 gram servos, so that should drop me another 6 grams.
I'm hoping my AUW will end up around 120 grams, and that should enable me to fly well indoors.
A bigger prop will help also. Try a 7X3 you will need the air flow over the control surfaces.
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Old Jan 17, 2008, 01:36 PM
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Hey James,

Maybe I missed it reading this thread, but how is my new plane going to fly inside a sports dome?


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Old Jan 17, 2008, 01:58 PM
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Hey James,

Maybe I missed it reading this thread, but how is my new plane going to fly inside a sports dome?


Kenn
I have not personally flown one in a sports dome yet. I have flown it in an extremely small gym and it was a little fast. However, that plane was not setup for outdoor flying.
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Old Jan 23, 2008, 02:41 PM
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Cool! I have yet to build a kit. I hope to get the Micro SSX kit soon. 1 for the learning experience, and 2 to set it up for night flight!
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Old Jan 23, 2008, 02:58 PM
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I have not personally flown one in a sports dome yet. I have flown it in an extremely small gym and it was a little fast. However, that plane was not setup for outdoor flying.
I'll keep my eyes open for my shipment. Thanks for all of the help James!

Once I get my Micro assembled, I'll let you know how it flies inside a dome!






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Old Jan 31, 2008, 05:04 PM
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I finished the build on my micro last night.
Even though it is almost raining, and 7-8 mph winds out there, I just HAD to come home and do the maiden this afternoon.
I LOVE how this thing flies. Just like It's big brother, but more manuverable. I only got in a short flight before landing. Then on the next launch, the antenna got tanged in my fingers and caused a crash on launch. No damage though, just a broken prop.
I can't wait to get this thing out and REALLY do some flying with it.
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Old Jan 31, 2008, 05:13 PM
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I finished the build on my micro last night.
Even though it is almost raining, and 7-8 mph winds out there, I just HAD to come home and do the maiden this afternoon.
I LOVE how this thing flies. Just like It's big brother, but more manuverable. I only got in a short flight before landing. Then on the next launch, the antenna got tanged in my fingers and caused a crash on launch. No damage though, just a broken prop.
I can't wait to get this thing out and REALLY do some flying with it.
Welcome to the club! By the way, 7-8 is not too windy at all for the Micro SSX. I have flown it in 20+ winds.
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Old Jan 31, 2008, 05:15 PM
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It is if you are flying in my 60 x 150' front yard with trees and powerlines to contend with
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Old Feb 02, 2008, 05:45 PM
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I finally added some checker board stripes to my Micro SSX for better visibilty...

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Old Feb 02, 2008, 06:26 PM
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I want to see the bipe!! Do we have to wait for SEFF, or can you snap a pic or three?

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