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Old Dec 25, 2012, 09:51 PM
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to Bad you are in Ca, just put my 74 edge up for sale
Gas or electric? PM me some details.. I may be interested.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:07 PM
3D, 1D at a time!
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Gas or electric? PM me some details.. I may be interested.
Here's the thread...

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1795153
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:24 PM
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Sweet deal but I don't know jack about gas planes.
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:45 PM
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That is exactly what I am running right now. I was just curious. Today I was harrier in and hit my Dads Steel Mail Box. Lets just say that the mail Box WON Pretty much destroyed the back half of my Plane. Snapped Elevator Spar and did a number on the whole tail end of my plane. Was not a good Christmas party. I was getting ready to buy a 74 Edge and now I have to decide if I want to just get another 51 or try to fix the 51 and still buy the Edge
If you have good pics of the damage, you may want to talk to RCMC about Slick repairs. He knows a great deal and will offer you a good idea on what it takes to get your 51 repaired. We just went through getting a new 51 after the simply stellar one in FB scheme we lost this summer. Running Hacker A30-12XL on 14x7 on 4S 4200 mah batts FWIW... Lesson learned on the "Y" harnasses being just a convenient extra point of failure. Don't do it. Anyway... RCMC is the Slick fixing man with all the info...
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 10:59 PM
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Sweet deal but I don't know jack about gas planes.
Haha, same here man
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:09 PM
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Haha, same here man
Im just getting over the learning curve...
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Old Dec 25, 2012, 11:19 PM
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Im just getting over the learning curve...
Nice! I'll go gas when I go 50cc... Someday...
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 12:59 AM
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Sweet deal but I don't know jack about gas planes.
Put gas in....flip prop till engine starts, taxi out, restart engine after it dies waiting to take off, fly until gas is low or engine dies, land, taxi n (if engine is still running)....repeat as needed....what else do you need to know?

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:00 AM
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Put gas in....flip prop till engine starts, taxi out, restart engine after it dies waiting to take off, fly until gas is low or engine dies, land, taxi n (if engine is still running)....repeat as needed....what else do you need to know?

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And try not to break your finger when starting it!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:15 AM
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If you have good pics of the damage, you may want to talk to RCMC about Slick repairs. He knows a great deal and will offer you a good idea on what it takes to get your 51 repaired. We just went through getting a new 51 after the simply stellar one in FB scheme we lost this summer. Running Hacker A30-12XL on 14x7 on 4S 4200 mah batts FWIW... Lesson learned on the "Y" harnasses being just a convenient extra point of failure. Don't do it. Anyway... RCMC is the Slick fixing man with all the info...
Thank you for the Advice! I have been slowly getting it patched back together. Its new name will popsickle Stick. When I get done it will fly good. It might not look pretty because I suck at laying th ultra Coate but it will work good enough to get it back up and huckin! and I can then buy my 74 Electric Set up.It will actually seems stronger the it was in the start on the tail end. (Alittle heavier but it won't stop me from doing some huckin!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 03:30 AM
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And try not to break your finger when starting it!
True...or crack prop at the same time that you break your finger...

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Old Dec 26, 2012, 04:31 AM
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Went to hang my Slick on a new rack I built for it in my workshop only to find the left aileron horn barely hanging on. I guess that explains why it felt kinda strange the last flight I had on her.
I believe I did it putting wings in the same bag with my 47" extra wing to make it easier to carry from my car to the field.
Anyway it doesn't look like a hard fix but since I had to cut the covering see it how bad the damage was. Question is now I'm going to patch it with some HK white covering I got to try but was wondering if anyone know what temps I should use on this stuff?
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 11:21 AM
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to Bad you are in Ca, just put my 74 edge up for sale
I KNOW!!!!! I Saw it. That is a great deal that I would buy if you were in here!
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Be careful,
There is one plastic gear in the midst of those metal gears, one of the metal gears rubs on the pot pretty badly and there is no wire relief

I sent mine back
Just a follow up on this warning I got about the Solar D658 servos I used in my Slick.

I've been using them since august and they have been fine. They are pretty fast have plenty of torque and centre well. I did open one up to check out the reported issues. Here's what I found:
  • Plastic gear - yes, there is one plastic gear which is the small gear that is driven directly from the motor pinion. I don't see this being great weakness as the torque at that point in the reduction gearing is very low. FWIW the much trusted and recommended Hitec HS-85MG has a plastic gear in exactly the same position!
  • Gear rubbing on the pot - I found no evidence of this.
  • Wire relief - Yep the wire comes straight from it's solder points on the PCB and exits the case. I'm not sure if this will ever prove to be a problem as the wire is gripped by the bottom case cover and the solder points on the PCB are very robust. Only if you were really hauling on the wire constantly could I imagine it causing a problem.

4 months of use probably isn't enough to draw any positive conclusions but so far so good....
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Just a follow up on this warning I got about the Solar D658 servos I used in my Slick.

I've been using them since august and they have been fine. They are pretty fast have plenty of torque and centre well. I did open one up to check out the reported issues. Here's what I found:
  • Plastic gear - yes, there is one plastic gear which is the small gear that is driven directly from the motor pinion. I don't see this being great weakness as the torque at that point in the reduction gearing is very low. FWIW the much trusted and recommended Hitec HS-85MG has a plastic gear in exactly the same position!
  • Gear rubbing on the pot - I found no evidence of this.
  • Wire relief - Yep the wire comes straight from it's solder points on the PCB and exits the case. I'm not sure if this will ever prove to be a problem as the wire is gripped by the bottom case cover and the solder points on the PCB are very robust. Only if you were really hauling on the wire constantly could I imagine it causing a problem.

4 months of use probably isn't enough to draw any positive conclusions but so far so good....
Hmm that's interesting!!!
The ones I got we're TERRIBLE!!!
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