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Old Jun 03, 2008, 09:55 AM
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Silent, I have one in the box so forgive my asking (I have not looked), but is the elevator control rod sticking in the sleeve or guide? (fine steel wool sanding often helps, followed by white or similar grease)
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 10:02 AM
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http://www.nesail.com/detail.php?productID=5572

Guys it looks like this site has some at the old price. I didn't go all the way through so not sure. Also, I have never purchase from them so buy at your own risk.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 10:09 AM
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http://www.nesail.com/detail.php?productID=5572

Guys it looks like this site has some at the old price. I didn't go all the way through so not sure. Also, I have never purchase from them so buy at your own risk.
Very reliable seller, but shipping can be high: I have a Viking from NE, which is a real beauty in the air!
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Silent, I have one in the box so forgive my asking (I have not looked), but is the elevator control rod sticking in the sleeve or guide? (fine steel wool sanding often helps, followed by white or similar grease)
It might be. It seemed that the angle of the dangle changes and puts pressure on the control rod when it is pulled in (down elevator) and there is less pressure on the rod when it moves out (up elevator). The end of the tube is a bit messed up in the back where it exits. Looks like they made the hole in the covering with a soldering iron and melted a bit of the tube end.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 10:20 AM
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"The angle of the dangle...." I have not heard that one in years-there is an entire formula as I recall.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 10:27 AM
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"The angle of the dangle...." I have not heard that one in years-there is an entire formula as I recall.
"The angle of the dangle is inversely proportionate to the heat of the beat"
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 11:07 AM
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Yes, that's very, very close!
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 09:18 PM
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http://www.nesail.com/detail.php?productID=5572
Also, I have never purchase from them so buy at your own risk.
My experience with NE Sail is that shipping runs about twice that of others (Tower, Horizon,etc.) and half of what I received had some damages. His customer service is legendary (on the bad side) lots of threads have been dedicated to him.
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Old Jun 03, 2008, 09:34 PM
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Yes, he does have quite a group of "followers." Maybe I was lucky.
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Old Jun 05, 2008, 06:30 PM
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ok who has a good way of quick fitting the wing struts to the fuselage. as i have to remove the wing for transport.
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Old Jun 05, 2008, 07:00 PM
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Never found that to be a problem.
I back out the screw enough to clear the fuse but remain in the strut.
It clears through the gap in the gear
takes only about 15 - 20 seconds to mount the strut on.
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Old Jun 07, 2008, 07:03 AM
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Hey Guys,

I have had my T-craft for about a month or so and its still in the box. . . time for me to start building (actually it will be another week or so), but I want to start collecting the necessary hardware. I believe I will be going with the recommended EF 450 power system. My question is: What about the servos - has anyone had any issues with the recommended e-flite (EFLRS75) servos? Are they to Big/Small, quality good/poor?

I would normally use Futaba S3114 for a plane in this class, but I am thinking I would like to try the e-flite servos, but only if others have had a good experience with them. Thanks for any input you may have - e_airman
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Old Jun 07, 2008, 07:14 AM
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Hey Guys,

My question is: What about the servos - has anyone had any issues with the recommended e-flite (EFLRS75) servos? Are they to Big/Small, quality good/poor?

I would normally use Futaba S3114 for a plane in this class, e_airman

Don't use the eflite servos. These are the same ones that come stock in the blade cp helicopters, of which I had one. Besides having a geartrain that becomes excessively sloppy after only a couple of hours of operation, I had no less than 3 of them fail on me electrically while in flight. They just locked up solid and created a glitching situation till they were unplugged. I was very lucky not to crash from these failures.

The 3114's on the other hand are excellent, perhaps the best in this cost/size class.

Dean in Milwaukee
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Old Jun 07, 2008, 09:03 AM
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Hey Guys,

I have had my T-craft for about a month or so and its still in the box. . . time for me to start building (actually it will be another week or so), but I want to start collecting the necessary hardware. I believe I will be going with the recommended EF 450 power system. My question is: What about the servos - has anyone had any issues with the recommended e-flite (EFLRS75) servos? Are they to Big/Small, quality good/poor?

I would normally use Futaba S3114 for a plane in this class, but I am thinking I would like to try the e-flite servos, but only if others have had a good experience with them. Thanks for any input you may have - e_airman
H run Hitec HS 65s. the HS55s striped and so did the e-flite the e-flights were the worsred but the Hitec HS65
are karbonite ?and they drop right in and are soild as a rock
just my 2 cents
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Old Jun 07, 2008, 09:10 AM
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Hey Guys,

I have had my T-craft for about a month or so and its still in the box. . . time for me to start building (actually it will be another week or so), but I want to start collecting the necessary hardware. I believe I will be going with the recommended EF 450 power system. My question is: What about the servos - has anyone had any issues with the recommended e-flite (EFLRS75) servos? Are they to Big/Small, quality good/poor?

I would normally use Futaba S3114 for a plane in this class, but I am thinking I would like to try the e-flite servos, but only if others have had a good experience with them. Thanks for any input you may have - e_airman
I used the S75's in my mini pulse. They were very crappy and gave out one by one. I am using HS55's in my T-Craft but I am going to at least change out the elevator servo to an HS65 today becasue there is still some binding and it does not like to center from down elevator input. I sanded and lubed the rod and cleaned up where the rod exits the fuse, things are better. I got a few more flights on her early this morning and I am loving this plane now that I am getting more used to how little throttle it needs to put around.
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