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Old Aug 03, 2011, 04:43 PM
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another 2 flights on the panther .. inverted flight is just fine.. knife edge requires full throw of the rudder and can't go for ever but its ok
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 02:50 AM
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Old Aug 05, 2011, 03:12 AM
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hello
Here, one flight of my squall (recall) for new members ......
Personal Decor - inspire from the play Tom Clancy's Hawx !
EDF Freewing 70 mm B2839 3000Kv- LIPOS 4S2200 30C (max trust possible : 1170 gr at 50A) - ESC Mystery 40A and add a UBEC 3A Hextronik
Telemetry QUANUM (2.4 GHz) can transmit voltage of each cell, the total voltage, current in progress, the current drawn from the flight and the temperature (battery or motor or ESC)
I adjusted the throttle to 85% - it turns 45A max at 15.02 V with a radiator on the ESC - it never cut - trust about 1000gr (weight of plane: 970 gr)

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ok what does that have to do with the RClander panther ???
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ok what does that have to do with the RClander panther ???
LOL hahahahahaha hes got one in his avatar
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LOL hahahahahaha hes got one in his avatar
Great spot !!
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Old Aug 08, 2011, 01:03 PM
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Joining in on this thread as I'll be assembling two of these real soon. One is in hand and the other is on it's way. Going with the 4s lander fans in them and getting the electric retracts instead of messing with the mechanical mess.

I have a bit of reading through the thread to get caught up. I'll try to save any questions till I get through it all.

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Joining in on this thread as I'll be assembling two of these real soon. One is in hand and the other is on it's way. Going with the 4s lander fans in them and getting the electric retracts instead of messing with the mechanical mess.

I have a bit of reading through the thread to get caught up. I'll try to save any questions till I get through it all.

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good choice mate.
for the electrical you may need to remove the existing blocks.. carve the foam abit and wident the distance between the mounts a bit. don't let that scare you. it's a piece of cake
another mod that I will be doing now it's to aply finish cure epoxy above the main wings especially in the middle sector because it tents to crack after some heavy landings..
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I've always loved the Panther and have been watching the RC lander jets for a while. I recently organized and ran an big electric fly in at our club field and was surprised by the club when they gave me the Panther kit as a thank you for the hard work on the event. Our club president talked with Max at RC Park Models to get the kit. Max had helped us out and has been a pleasure to work with. In fact the reason I have two is the club president saw mine and had to have one of his own. So he ordered one up and I'm going to assemble both of them.

Cutting the retracts in wont scare me in the least. I'm used to bashing the GWS planes into much better aircraft, including adding retracts, glassing the airframes, making split flaps and what not. So any tips people have I'll love to hear. However it looks like the kit is well thought out and some of the earlier tips in this thread seem to have been addressed in my kit.

One question. Are the flaps really needed or just a nice scale touch? We have a long 700 foot fabric runway with 1200 feet of total runway with the grass overruns.

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well.. My plane is heavy. Running a 4000mah 4s 45-90c nanotech + all the servos which 1of them is metalgear.
When i maidened her and she was tail heavy i didn't use flaps.. But now with proper cg i consider the flaps essential. I always use full flaps on landings. I once landed withou them and i was too hot. We also have 600feet+ of runway ans i used more than half of it with a strong headwind
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 07:45 PM
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I just ordered one of these cool looking RC Lander hand launch versions from HobbyKing today, as a PNF! They sell it at a very low price of $141, which includes everything but the RX and battery. They have 3 of the color combinations available too! I opted for the standard issue blue one...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17217

Now I need to stay calm for a few weeks until it arrives.
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I just ordered one of these cool looking RC Lander hand launch versions from HobbyKing today, as a PNF! They sell it at a very low price of $141, which includes everything but the RX and battery. They have 3 of the color combinations available too! I opted for the standard issue blue one...

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...dProduct=17217

Now I need to stay calm for a few weeks until it arrives.
Certainly a good buy for what you get; just consider that all the servos are the economy LS-1 versions that don't have near the service life or Dependability of the LS-2 metal gear and that the PNF version MIGHT be slightly under powered as it has the 68mm 3S (old style) EDF unit.
Many buyers would like to upgrade some of the features. HK just can't provide custom options as many of the established RCLander Dealers can provide, as some of our recent customers, like Vintauri, will attest to. Here is a list of all the RCLander Jets available as PNF versions:
RCLander PNF Jets with a la carte option choices

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Old Aug 13, 2011, 02:14 AM
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Thanks, I understand and am totally fine with it. I know people that have the 3S version and it is more than fast enough for now. The standard servos are also fine for the control surfaces. Metal gear servos are probably great for landing gear, but mine is a hand launch model. At some places you get only the airframe for $100-125, so I am fine with paying $141 for an EDF that is ready to go. I can always upgrade it later, no problem.
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Thanks, I understand and am totally fine with it. I know people that have the 3S version and it is more than fast enough for now. The standard servos are also fine for the control surfaces. Metal gear servos are probably great for landing gear, but mine is a hand launch model. At some places you get only the airframe for $100-125, so I am fine with paying $141 for an EDF that is ready to go. I can always upgrade it later, no problem.
Like I said you got a great deal; next time maybe let a US Dealer with a competitive price with more options have chance to bid for your business. Our PNF RCLander Panthers are the same package at almost the same cost (only$9 more to cover buyer and seller PP costs), offering more choices and options. Reviews on HK report RCLander is a step above their normal quality, however, factory defects still occur. We know returning a factory defective EDF or ESC to HK is very costly and rarely done by US Buyers. We have replaced dozens of EDF units and servos and now MANY of the Large Scale retracts that have failed because of factory defect over the last couple of years at no cost to the buyer.
I encourage interested US buyers to take a moment to read my blog about the challenges facing US Dealers, and it's effect on USA Buyers.
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Old Aug 13, 2011, 04:25 AM
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I actually went to parkrcmodels first to tell the honest truth, but when I checked the site I was immediately enticed to the RC Lander stuff by a large graphic link on the home page with the F9F on it. When I clicked it took me to $129.95 choices that have no esc, motor, fan, or servos. I did not see the PNF model that you are linking here. That one should be first and foremost apparent on the list, in my opinion. Once I looked at the stripped versions with a $129.95 price I did not look any further.
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I actually went to parkrcmodels first to tell the honest truth, but when I checked the site I was immediately enticed to the RC Lander stuff by a large graphic link on the home page with the F9F on it. When I clicked it took me to $129.95 choices that have no esc, motor, fan, or servos. I did not see the PNF model that you are linking here. That one should be first and foremost apparent on the list, in my opinion. Once I looked at the stripped versions with a $129.95 price I did not look any further.
man you can always just buy the 68mm alloy DPS unit from Hking which is the new RClanedr fan running 4s.
If you intent on leaving it as handlauncher stay on 3s
if you want retracts my opinion is to go with that fan and 4s. the 60 amp ESC is also enough. mine drawsaround 68amps at hightiming setting but also consider that I ususally fly at 35deegrees CELSIUS which boosts the amps up.
it also provides 1000watts which are more than enough
the HK PNF is a good choice.. I don't know if it actually has flaps though.. flaps on my plane work great.
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