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Old Feb 11, 2013, 06:48 AM
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If you take care of doing a smooth take off, the nozzles can be left alone.
I couldn't agree more, I have 2 that fly extremely true with the proper application of throttle / elevator mixing.

Andy
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:27 AM
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True. But it takes less time to do the mod than it does to program the mix. I think I did my mod in maybe 30 seconds.
Either way will work.
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 11:18 AM
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True. But it takes less time to do the mod than it does to program the mix. I think I did my mod in maybe 30 seconds.
Either way will work.
30 seconds... a new sport, speed moding!
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 05:35 PM
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ok maybe a little longer than 30 seconds, but a lot easier than trying to find the correct elevator/throttle mix, and it takes the stress out of hand launching..full power and throw with no pitch up. i agree the plane is flyable with the nozzles in their original position, but the gentleman asking if its a good FIRST edf does not want to be compensating for bad flight manners or going through the first dozen or so flights trying to get the throttle elevator mix right. the good thing with the nozzle mod is that you can hold it vertical as i have described and test it before you fly it to make sure you have the right angle and no unwanted yaw from crooked nozzles. having said that if you cut 5 mm off the bottom (5 degrees) you wont go wrong, i'll bet its spot on first try. anyhow, you don't have to believe me, try looking at some pictures of real f4's and you'll see mcdonnell douglas has done the homework for us. the real f4 has the exact same nozzle angle as i'm describing
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Old Feb 12, 2013, 03:04 AM
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I don't use any mix, just gentle on the elevator with 25% DR.
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Old Jun 03, 2013, 10:07 AM
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I don't use any mix, just gentle on the elevator with 25% DR.
Some photos from this weekends flying.
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Old Jun 04, 2013, 09:46 AM
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Nice planes there!

I have the same two (+ the german 50 now but nib).

I installed retracts on the camo one. She looks so nice!
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Old Jun 04, 2013, 08:31 PM
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Nice planes there!

I have the same two (+ the german 50 now but nib).

I installed retracts on the camo one. She looks so nice!
OMG! Where did you get those retracts?!
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Old Jun 05, 2013, 02:10 AM
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OMG! Where did you get those retracts?!
Small servo less retract with metal trunnion and really cheap alloy struts from Hobbyking.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 08:21 PM
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Many Thanks to Sniper1 for all his help!

140 mm CG.
35 ounces AUW.
HET 2W-20.
6904 Fan.
60 Amp Turnigy Plush.
5S-2700 mah Battery / 1211 Watts - 70 Amps.
4S-3000 mah Battery / 775 Watts - 53 Amps.
Both Batteries weight 325 grams.
Cheater hole with screen in front of the fan.
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Old Jun 21, 2013, 11:34 PM
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Some photos from this weekends flying.
How did the 6904 fly?
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Old Jun 22, 2013, 04:34 AM
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Many Thanks to Sniper1 for all his help!

959 Watts
51.82 Amps
140 mm CG
37 ounces AUW
HET 2W-20, I Suspect the KV on this one is low at 2980 or so.
6904 Fan
60 Amp Turnigy Plush
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Stunning Phantom mate!
Well done!

Im going to need a wingman the next time im cleared hot on a danger close napalm run! Although the flak may spoil your paintjob!!
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Old Jun 24, 2013, 10:04 AM
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How did the 6904 fly?
Sorry, just seen this

The 6904 flies well, it's my favourite of the two (I think) as there's bags of power and obviously far more efficient than the CS10 - I get over 5 minutes on the 6904 versus 3 minutes on the CS10.

You do have to live with a little bit of a whine from the motor though, but I can live with that (I've actually grown to like it!)

Andy
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Old Jul 08, 2013, 02:40 AM
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F-4 Phantom over Hampshire, UK

Some footage from yesterday's flying:

FMS F-4 Phantom - Andy Smith - 7 July 2013 (4 min 53 sec)
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