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Old Jul 26, 2008, 03:20 PM
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Hope to have Video tomorrow

I have readjusted my expo I will try to have someone video the flight!
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 11:25 AM
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I have successfully converted a Hyperion Yak 54 40e to glow. I went with a somewhat wimpy OS .46ax. It flies the plane decently but nowhere near the 3D performance this model is capable of but is very effective sport flier. I think the biggest drawback for unlimited 3d, is the 12 inch prop. Ideally, this bird should be fitted with a Saito .62 or something of the like, spinning a 14 or even a 15 inch prop.
I'm using just one standard servo for elevator. All servos are Hitec 475s.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 06:52 PM
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Yes, its the Mini Pulse--thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834526
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 07:20 PM
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Great job on that Mini Pulse. I've seen the electric version and they are fly really well.
I was hoping my Yak would show more stamina but the OS just doesn't cut it. It's either be happy flying it sport or change the engine for a 4s OS, Saito or YS but either of those options is a lot of bread and at this point I'm not willing to invest more cash on this project.
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Old Jul 27, 2008, 07:58 PM
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Yes, its the Mini Pulse--thread here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=834526
Looks good was just checking it out. I used to have the tribute profile foamy it would try to rip the tail off every time I hit the magic speed. It looked like a puppy dog wagging its tail happy to see its master.
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Old Jul 28, 2008, 08:58 AM
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Haha, so did mine! Its tail would also twist to nearly 45* to the wings too, I fixed it with some side ribs/extentions, but it still wagged its tail
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Old Jul 28, 2008, 11:38 PM
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I finished the shock and took it out today. It flies as good as it did before it turned to tooth pics
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Old Aug 01, 2008, 10:26 AM
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Thats great, unclecrash!
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 09:57 AM
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Hello folks. After a long time off of anything to do with planes, I am back. MY next conversion is a Seagull extra. Its getting the Saito out of the pulse. I am also in the process of beefing up my Fliton extra to put a .09 on it. I will post some pics when I get a chance. Great job everyone on your conversions!
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 10:27 AM
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Welcome back, bobsonjazoe!

My next conversion is the Mini Ultrastick. im going to strap an OS CVA-15 on it, should produce power comperable to a .25 or .30 but with the weight of a .15

AUW of the plane should be about 28oz.!
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Old Aug 11, 2008, 10:51 AM
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hey, I have one of those laying around! I thought a .10 would be perfect for it! I also have a Das Not Ugly waiting to be maidened. Its got a Cox .049 on its nose with aileron and elevator only!
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Old Aug 12, 2008, 04:36 PM
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I have recently moved back to small displacement glow, and converting electric. All the micro electonics have made it so much easier to have lighter/better performing planes

This is a Lanier DVII (38 inch wingspan and 37 oz)with an old .15 OS MAX III/ pitts muffler. It is a dream to fly, and sounds good too
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Old Aug 12, 2008, 05:46 PM
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Great lookin' Airplane Goof88

Wow that little Pitts muffler is Cool! A little off the topic Here is a picture of a J-5 Cub I flew Today It was a Blast
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Old Aug 12, 2008, 08:10 PM
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Super Sportster Ep With Os .25fx

I have been looking at smaller airplanes since I sold my truck and purchased a new Mustang GT. The rear seats fold down, but the smaller planes are more interesting anyway.

Purchased a Super Sportster EP from a LHS. Added a light plywood firewall and sealed it with silver Krylon spray paint. A quick clear coat after that and I replaced the 9.3 oz geared 550 with an OS .25FX. I did not weigh the battery but it is a heavy piece of lead. I replaced it with an 8 oz fuel tank. Ran the engine up tonight and it idled for 57'40", thats almost a full hour. At the throttle setting, I believe I can stay aloft for a good hour.

The maiden should be this weekend, weather and nerves permitting.
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Old Aug 13, 2008, 12:06 AM
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Looking good guys, keep 'em coming

Here's my mini funtana / os.20 I built months ago and finally maidened last weekend.
It was a bit windy at the field so the plane was a bit jumpy and a bumpy landing ripped the landing gear and some covering off of the bottom. A little fiberglass and some epoxy and she's good to go again.
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