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Old Sep 04, 2008, 04:37 AM
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I fly off grass too, and have done the same mods as you, but I have found the gear legs are forever getting bent backwards. They weren't designed to get hammered from use on grass. I've got on order a set of SF retracts as used on the Executive Jet. They have a pre bent spring coil on the gear legs, but apart from that they look identical so should be an easy swap. Been thinking about a set of metal body retracts as well as from previous experience the plastic won't last. You guys who fly off smooth tarmac surfaces are sooo lucky !!
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 05:50 AM
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Just want to confirm that the fan unit sits with the curved lip over the curved foremost moulding on the foam as there is no specific grove in the foam for the 8mm ring around the fan unit. I have the 68-1A 4300 fan.

Also do you run the wires Under the fan unit (looking at it with the fuselage upside down)
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 10:41 AM
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Dear Charles,

This flying video was taken on early of last month during rainy and strong wind weather. It was powered by 11.1V 3S 2500mAH x 2 as a maiden flight.
Also the setting was not yet trim well on that time. Due to the weather too bad. I was just taken one flight only on that day. After I am so busy no time to make another flight for her. FYI, She will be taken off again on tomorrow. I will post the video for sharing with all of you.
Thanks for your interesting in our products and welcome any comment.

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Tim
Thanks for your explanation Tim, I've ordered a Rafale M from Robert, I'm looking forward to receiving it.
Charles,
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 10:42 AM
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Hi Charles,
Ohh you meant the Rafale... *sigh* sorry I was reffering to the Panther. I will ask a buddy of mine who is doing the testing on the Rafale and get back to you ASAP.

Vic
No problem Vic, I've ordered a Rafale from Robert, I'll look out for your buddy's post.
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 10:45 AM
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XAIRFLYER asked:
Just want to confirm that the fan unit sits with the curved lip over the curved foremost moulding on the foam as there is no specific grove in the foam for the 8mm ring around the fan unit. I have the 68-1A 4300 fan.

I have the same question concerning the 3900 68-1A EDF unit. Exactly which groove does the front lip rest in?

I am also having some trouble understanding the nose gear retracts. Specifically, Is the steering arm where it needs to be as shipped or is some adjustment of the angle of the steering arm needed?

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Old Sep 04, 2008, 11:40 AM
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Metal EDF68-1A installation

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Just want to confirm that the fan unit sits with the curved lip over the curved foremost moulding on the foam as there is no specific grove in the foam for the 8mm ring around the fan unit. I have the 68-1A 4300 fan.

Also do you run the wires Under the fan unit (looking at it with the fuselage upside down)
Dear xairflyer,

Please refer to the attached photoe to install the EDF68-1A fan unit into F9F-2. Since the original postion is designed for our noraml EDF68-1AP. So you need to make a 8mm curvey slot to install the metal EDF set and do the same thing on the EDF cover too. Please be reminded to use two strong double foam tape to fix the EDF set then tight up the long 3mm screw that so.
Hope this above information is clear to you. If you have any question, please feel free to contact me.

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Old Sep 04, 2008, 11:59 AM
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Nose gear steering issue

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XAIRFLYER asked:
Just want to confirm that the fan unit sits with the curved lip over the curved foremost moulding on the foam as there is no specific grove in the foam for the 8mm ring around the fan unit. I have the 68-1A 4300 fan.

I have the same question concerning the 3900 68-1A EDF unit. Exactly which groove does the front lip rest in?

I am also having some trouble understanding the nose gear retracts. Specifically, Is the steering arm where it needs to be as shipped or is some adjustment of the angle of the steering arm needed?

sp
Dear sperry,

Please refer to the attached photoe which can assist you to make the steering better.
If you have any question, please feel free to contact me.

Thanks.
Tim
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 12:00 PM
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Tim,

Just a quick note to say that you are doing an AMAZING job at providing EXCELLENT customer support for your product here!
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 12:19 PM
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Tim,

Just a quick note to say that you are doing an AMAZING job at providing EXCELLENT customer support for your product here!
Dear Jon,

This is our service and hope everyone to be enjoyed our products well.

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Old Sep 04, 2008, 12:41 PM
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Thanks for the nose gear photo Tim. That answers my question.

I'm still not too clear about the curved slot for the EDF68-1A. Is the curved slot 8mm wide or 8mm from the existing one?

We really do appreciate your responses

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Old Sep 04, 2008, 12:56 PM
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curvy slot

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Thanks for the nose gear photo Tim. That answers my question.

I'm still not too clear about the curved slot for the EDF68-1A. Is the curved slot 8mm wide or 8mm from the existing one?

We really do appreciate your responses

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Dear sperry,

you just make 8mm wide of curved slot to fill in the EDF. That is OK.
Thanks.
Tim
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 08:44 PM
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I can't believe I did this, though experience says I shouldn't be surprised. I went and lost the nose gear retract pushrod. I've turned the place upside down and cannot find it.

Tim, can I order a replacement from RC LAnder? In lieu if that would someone be kind enough to provide me with a photo or two and some dimensions so I can bend up my own.

I would find the single most complex shape in the box to loose.. Doh!!

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Old Sep 04, 2008, 08:47 PM
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Post 172 shows the rod your after I think
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 08:59 PM
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Thanks, I was hunting for that pic on the wrong thread. I'm sure I can bend up something that will operate.

I was fitting & fiddling and just couldn't see how I was going to operate the retract with the plastic wheel well in place. Now I see that slot and I'm much relieved. I have this and other threads to hand on my home comuter, but I'm at work now and having to look it all up again.

Thanks Clive
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Old Sep 04, 2008, 09:50 PM
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Sperry, no problems at all. Waiting to hear how it goes. I am very interested in one of these as our club is getting anew runway laid but I'm not sure how smooth it will be, also waiting for all the bugs to be ironed out by you guys
So far so good with good back up from the manufacturer..

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