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Old Apr 22, 2011, 03:18 AM
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You can't see it but I'm still smiling
Had about eight or so flights today. No trim needed, perfect from the beginning.
Scale take off at 1/3 throttle, vertical on 2/3 throttle

Very stable and easy to fly. Stall is almost non existent, just drops slowly down like on a string.

Did a few loops and rolls. Works, but is really not the plane for that. Looks much better in slow fly-by. With some wind, forwards speed drops to zero and occasionally even going backwards.

Was a great day with a little bit of everything, from total calm up to some (mild) gusts. Found that landings in calm conditions are best with 50% flaps and if there is some wind then no flaps.

Is really an impressive plane and got a lot of compliments for the good looks on the ground and in the air.

The power system is a good match, maybe a bit overpowered for normal flying but will be perfect for glider towing.

Flight times with plenty of juice left was a good 10-12 min. This on a 6s 4000mAh.

Tomorrow we are planning for the first glider tow.

Can only recommend this plane.

P.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 01:11 AM
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You can't see it but I'm still smiling
Had about eight or so flights today. No trim needed, perfect from the beginning.
Scale take off at 1/3 throttle, vertical on 2/3 throttle

Very stable and easy to fly. Stall is almost non existent, just drops slowly down like on a string.

Did a few loops and rolls. Works, but is really not the plane for that. Looks much better in slow fly-by. With some wind, forwards speed drops to zero and occasionally even going backwards.

Was a great day with a little bit of everything, from total calm up to some (mild) gusts. Found that landings in calm conditions are best with 50% flaps and if there is some wind then no flaps.

Is really an impressive plane and got a lot of compliments for the good looks on the ground and in the air.

The power system is a good match, maybe a bit overpowered for normal flying but will be perfect for glider towing.

Flight times with plenty of juice left was a good 10-12 min. This on a 6s 4000mAh.

Tomorrow we are planning for the first glider tow.

Can only recommend this plane.

P.

Wow, great to hear such a glowing review since I decided this would be the ARF to which I lost my balsa "virginity". Looking forward to having the same experience as you had.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 02:32 AM
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Wow, great to hear such a glowing review since I decided this would be the ARF to which I lost my balsa "virginity". Looking forward to having the same experience as you had.
I think you won't regret it

Went out for a couple of more flights today. Rain was coming in but managed to do the first glider tow with the Pawnee. Was only a smallish 2.2m glider for the first test but on the way up I had to constantly check on the glider to see if it was still attached. Couldn't feel anything from the additional weight. The Pawnee just pulled straight up like nothing was attached. I recon it would have pulled that one up vertically but I let it climb in a nice 40 degree angle.

On Monday we are going to step it up a notch and take out the bigger gliders.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 03:53 AM
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I think you won't regret it

Went out for a couple of more flights today. Rain was coming in but managed to do the first glider tow with the Pawnee. Was only a smallish 2.2m glider for the first test but on the way up I had to constantly check on the glider to see if it was still attached. Couldn't feel anything from the additional weight. The Pawnee just pulled straight up like nothing was attached. I recon it would have pulled that one up vertically but I let it climb in a nice 40 degree angle.

On Monday we are going to step it up a notch and take out the bigger gliders.
Can't wait to hear your post tow report. I'm going to get mine at the LHS tomorrow and get started on her.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 11:17 AM
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PWY, do you know what your AUW is?

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Old Apr 23, 2011, 11:22 AM
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who will be the 1st: http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=HAN5190 ?
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 11:35 AM
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If I was the first, I'd be dead before I could fly it. The wife would kill me!

Sure looks pretty. Huge sucker.
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 11:43 AM
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NOT. I have the Eflite 15
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 12:05 PM
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go get a few big sheets of blue foam and build one. probably cost you under $100 for the airframe and covering
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Old Apr 23, 2011, 05:51 PM
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PWY, do you know what your AUW is?

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Harry,

Unfortunately I don't have a scale which would work for that. I do know that my power system (motor, ESC, battery) weights together 1170g (41.5 oz).

But you are right, I need a scale... off to ebay ;-)

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Old Apr 26, 2011, 04:48 AM
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Can't wait to hear your post tow report. I'm going to get mine at the LHS tomorrow and get started on her.
Rain all long weekend - no towing
Next Saturday again.
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 08:27 PM
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Rain all long weekend - no towing
Next Saturday again.
Hey Peter, good name btw it's also my given , I saw you are running the scorpion 4025-12. I was planning on getting an ef power 60 but i would have to order it. My lhs has a Scorpion 4020-12 in stock do you think this motor would work as well?
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Old Apr 26, 2011, 09:29 PM
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Hey Peter, good name btw it's also my given , I saw you are running the scorpion 4025-12. I was planning on getting an ef power 60 but i would have to order it. My lhs has a Scorpion 4020-12 in stock do you think this motor would work as well?
Couldn't agree more - about the name

The 4020-12 would work just fine. A tad less power than the 4025 but still more than the ef-60. Mounting pattern should be the same as well and it has a slightly higher kv value which means yo may be able to use a smaller prop. I'm getting very close to the ground with my prop so smaller is better in this case.

If you don't have an ESC yet, pick up a CC ICE 100. Excellent speedy and works great with Scorpions.

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Old Apr 27, 2011, 09:37 AM
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Couldn't agree more - about the name

The 4020-12 would work just fine. A tad less power than the 4025 but still more than the ef-60. Mounting pattern should be the same as well and it has a slightly higher kv value which means yo may be able to use a smaller prop. I'm getting very close to the ground with my prop so smaller is better in this case.

If you don't have an ESC yet, pick up a CC ICE 100. Excellent speedy and works great with Scorpions.

P.
Good to hear I thought that it looked pretty closely equivalent. Since I don't plan on towing gliders as of yet it should be plenty of power. That CC Ice 100 was exactly the ESC I was looking at, good to know it's a good choice. What servos are you using and are you using a bec or just running the rx through the CC 100 onboard bec?
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Old Apr 27, 2011, 10:05 AM
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The CC Ice is a very good choice, that is what I am using. The internal bec does not have enough voltage to run 6 servos - it might but its on the edge depending on what servos and radio system you are using. Started out with a CC 10 amp bec but after a call to CC who told me the 10 was also marginal for 6 digital servos, I changed it out for the 20 amp pro bec and set it at 6 volts. I use the JR/Spektrum DS821 servos and they work very well.

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