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Old Jul 31, 2011, 02:25 AM
Flying Full Size & Fun Size :)
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EB,
I don't have any servo slowing on my Beaver/Dx-7, and although the flap actuation doesn't look scale, it works just fine. If it's scale looks your after, I'd go for one of the servoslow setups mentioned above, otherwise I'd leave it as is.
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 01:58 PM
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That's one of the main reasons I have my flaps on a slider switch: I can control the rate with my forefinger as they come down without taking my hands off the "sticks"...
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Old Jul 31, 2011, 02:20 PM
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Scale Beaver

I was bored last winter so I decided to see how far I could scale the E-Flite beaver.
I had scale flat top floats made for the beaver by Roger at Sea Commander floats in Canada. He also supplied the raw material for the float struts and saddle. I added scale nav lights with pilot and interior. I also had to go with a 46 size motor and do a lot of fiber glass reinforcing because of the added weight. It took a long time to fabricate the float struts, they come in raw lengths and you have to shape all the strut connections and drill them out perfectly in order for everything to go together properly, including where they attach to the fuse. I throughout the wing struts that came with the model and fabricated scale ones from aluminum tear drop tubing I purchased at my local hobby store. I made them structural so they could compensate for the higher wing loading. I also added the tail fins which really help straighten the tail out in flight. She also has scale rudders on both floats which makes take offs much better because of her weight she takes off at a much higher speed.

I will tell you she flies great and better then the original version no question. However I would not recommend this because it is not worth the money and time.
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 10:14 PM
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I was bored last winter so I decided to see how far I could scale the E-Flite beaver.
I had scale flat top floats made for the beaver by Roger at Sea Commander floats in Canada. He also supplied the raw material for the float struts and saddle. I added scale nav lights with pilot and interior. I also had to go with a 46 size motor and do a lot of fiber glass reinforcing because of the added weight. It took a long time to fabricate the float struts, they come in raw lengths and you have to shape all the strut connections and drill them out perfectly in order for everything to go together properly, including where they attach to the fuse. I throughout the wing struts that came with the model and fabricated scale ones from aluminum tear drop tubing I purchased at my local hobby store. I made them structural so they could compensate for the higher wing loading. I also added the tail fins which really help straighten the tail out in flight. She also has scale rudders on both floats which makes take offs much better because of her weight she takes off at a much higher speed.

I will tell you she flies great and better then the original version no question. However I would not recommend this because it is not worth the money and time.
She's gorgeous mate...
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 11:41 PM
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She's gorgeous mate...
Thank you.
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 12:41 PM
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What size are those floats if I may ask?
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 01:51 PM
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What size are those floats if I may ask?
They are 33" long
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 04:49 PM
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What would be a hitec substitution for the mn48... Have a TH gift cert I have to use... After a year of collecting dust it's time to start building lol
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 06:04 PM
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What would be a hitec substitution for the mn48... Have a TH gift cert I have to use... After a year of collecting dust it's time to start building lol

What is a mn48? TH = tower hobby?
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 06:16 PM
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What would be a hitec substitution for the mn48... Have a TH gift cert I have to use... After a year of collecting dust it's time to start building lol
I'd go with the Hitec HS 225MG (Metal Gear) servos
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 06:17 PM
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What is a mn48? TH = tower hobby?
It's a JR servo. A Main Hobbies amongst others.
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 08:02 PM
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It's a JR servo. A Main Hobbies amongst others.
Thanks.
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Old Aug 09, 2011, 08:20 PM
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Thanks.
I used the Hitec HS 225MG's in my Beaver and think they were a good choice. They're available from Tower Hobbies and others.
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Here's an old link where someone asked the same servo question:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=857462
HS 225's, and 422's were the suggested substitutions.
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Josh
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Old Aug 10, 2011, 09:47 PM
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