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Old Jul 26, 2012, 04:31 PM
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Agreed, the magnets are probably the best way. One of these days I will probably do that on both the Radian and the Pro. The tape is a temporary but effective solution that only takes 5 minutes to do. How hard do you have to pull to get them apart? The appeal of the tape or velcro solution is that there is no need to pull hard and make thumb-dents in the wings.
I have tried both magnets and velcro and velcro for me anyway works much better.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 05:53 PM
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I have tried both magnets and velcro and velcro for me anyway works much better.
Thanks for that info. Although the magnets might be the most elegant solution, having some velcro or strong tape across there has got to be stronger. If you used magnets with the same holding power as that, it would probably take 2 people to pull the wings apart.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:14 PM
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It's nice to have something that holds well but will give up without doing more serious damage when there is a quick stress event - like hitting a wingtip. Of course no one here does anything like that
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Crunch Report: So my GF was doing fine in her first couple of flights with the Radian (her first experience with an R/C model). The ship was not super-well behaved, since the CG is still too far forward and the decalage is stock (time to do Naton's mods)... I'd been only having her fly it as an unpowered glider; but she decided to get tricky and add full power just before landing, to do a "go-around". The plane, of course, pitched up then torque-rolled and wound up diving at quite some speed - all before I could grab the radio back (yes, yes, I should have had a second Tx and a trainer-cord, I know...). The "crunch" was quite audible, and several pieces went flying in different directions.

A post-morten exam shows that the engine's in one piece (probably OK) and all of the electronics are good (excepting the LiPo, which got squished but thankfully didn't become a smoking mass). However, the prop & spinner are toast, and the entire forward section of the fuse snapped off and the canopy is in many pieces. I think I can repair the foam with some Gorilla Glue, and some PETG (a Coke bottle) could be used for a replacement canopy. But what would you all recommend for the prop & spinner? Are they "stock" parts I'd be likely to find in a local hobby shop; or does the Radian use an oddball size or system that is mail-order-only?

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Old Jul 26, 2012, 06:55 PM
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Crunch Report: So my GF was doing fine in her first couple of flights with the Radian (her first experience with an R/C model). The ship was not super-well behaved, since the CG is still too far forward and the decalage is stock (time to do Naton's mods)... I'd been only having her fly it as an unpowered glider; but she decided to get tricky and add full power just before landing, to do a "go-around". The plane, of course, pitched up then torque-rolled and wound up diving at quite some speed - all before I could grab the radio back (yes, yes, I should have had a second Tx and a trainer-cord, I know...). The "crunch" was quite audible, and several pieces went flying in different directions.

A post-morten exam shows that the engine's in one piece (probably OK) and all of the electronics are good (excepting the LiPo, which got squished but thankfully didn't become a smoking mass). However, the prop & spinner are toast, and the entire forward section of the fuse snapped off and the canopy is in many pieces. I think I can repair the foam with some Gorilla Glue, and some PETG (a Coke bottle) could be used for a replacement canopy. But what would you all recommend for the prop & spinner? Are they "stock" parts I'd be likely to find in a local hobby shop; or does the Radian use an oddball size or system that is mail-order-only?

Thanks!

--Noel
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:03 PM
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Want to see something funny? Take a look at my simplicity, one day out flying my Radian...http://youtu.be/CD3-TGoV-vM
Dont take this as being mean-because that is not my intent- but- most of us would rather watch a 5 minute movie instead of 15 minutes- you will actually get more views if you edit these a bit- I did watch but confess i kept skipping forward until i found the pole impact- if it were only 4 or 5 minutes I would have watched the whole thing- just saying and trying to help- windows movie maker works fine for me- i always try to get down to 4 to 6 minutes- cheers....
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Dont take this as being mean-because that is not my intent- but- most of us would rather watch a 5 minute movie instead of 15 minutes- you will actually get more views if you edit these a bit- I did watch but confess i kept skipping forward until i found the pole impact- if it were only 4 or 5 minutes I would have watched the whole thing- just saying and trying to help- windows movie maker works fine for me- i always try to get down to 4 to 6 minutes- cheers....
Agreed. We are such an instant-gratification culture that we expect the internet to give us exactly what we want without delay. I did a bunch of fast-forwarding as well. YouTube has a built-in editor that will easily allow you to cut off the beginning and ending of a video after uploading it. It also has an image-stabilization algorithm that is amazing.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 07:44 PM
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Disclaimer/ I don't do videos, would not even know how to. BUT I don't like long times with views of a plane as a speck in the sky. I really like videos that give a good static look at the plane and if it will enhance it, shots showing control functions in operation. Too many static shots are jerky and hard to watch, and just to short. A good two or three minute video beats most others for me.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Yes, guys, I know that most would love to only watch a 3-5 minute video, instead of a 10-20 minute video(unless it's XXX),, but most of my videos, I don't chop up to put online, because I do them to entertain the people who enjoy long flight videos, but......I may just start doing 5-6 minute vids for those of you who have ADHD
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Here is a list of part numbers and prices for the Radian from HH

http://www.horizonhobby.com/products/radian-rtf-PKZ4700 and click on Part and Accessories.

Call your LHS to see is they have a replacement props and spinners in stock and you can quote the PKZ numbers and they should offer the same prices as the web with no extra for freight.

You are unlikely to find a folding prop and spinner that isn't Parkzone in stock that will fit. I understand that the Multiplex Cularis works. You need something for the 4mm motor shaft. Scroll back a few pages as there are several links for props and spinners from folks like HeadsUpRC who will give you quick delivery in the U.S. Not so good up here because of a border and often faster for me to get it from HK in HK.
I ordered my aluminum spinner and prop that RA recomended from Headsuprc on a fri and was delivered on the following Monday.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 08:42 PM
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Thanks for that info. Although the magnets might be the most elegant solution, having some velcro or strong tape across there has got to be stronger. If you used magnets with the same holding power as that, it would probably take 2 people to pull the wings apart.
With using the small neodymium magnets that are used to hold down the canopy to the fuselage on the Radian, it makes for an easy pull apart in the event of a wing-tip clipping something and is just as easy to pull apart by hand when you want to disassemble the wings, but makes it very difficult for them to come apart from wing flex and tight loops and turns in strong winds or dives.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 10:00 PM
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I have the time to watch long videos, so I like them.
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 11:15 PM
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I have the time to watch long videos, so I like them.
Thank you, Foamaholic! Well at least I have 1 more fan of my long videos..lol
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Old Jul 26, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Soon, I'm about to hack my $38 Carcam HD DVR and improve the video quality and clarity.
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