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Old Jan 06, 2011, 03:43 PM
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I think maybe I missed it but can someone tell me what the advantages of doing the whale-tail mod are? Thx.
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Old Jan 06, 2011, 05:01 PM
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not sure if i'm right or not,maybe someone else can chime in but i think the whaletail gives a little more elevator control which some say this bird needs while others do just fine without it,plus on the real sr the whaletail is there so also for scale looks
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Old Jan 07, 2011, 10:51 PM
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About Lipo

What amount of flight time would you get with a setup of
2x 3800Kv inrunners
2x 40a ESC
1x 2300 mah 20c 3s lipo

And would this setup be adequate
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 09:48 PM
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MitchDigger, the KV on those motor would be underpowered for a 3S lipo. Either go with 4S lipo, or go with highter KV motor. I'm using 4300 kv. I think Don's wicket is 4800 kv. Also 2300 mAh is going to be short 2-3 min. at most flight times running 2 motors.

Mine's almost ready to maiden. Need to re-enforce cheap plastic landing gear and program radio.
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 12:14 AM
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Hey guys! Still flying mine and are getting closer to 90 MPH on 3S! Hit 85 on one flight and 86 on the last flight for the day! Sure looks faster and I think I dive a bit more we might make it! I have to swap out the nose gear steering servo as it shows signs of stripping! Oh well...I have about 20 flights and each flight is getting better!
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Old Jan 20, 2011, 12:53 AM
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Hey guys! Still flying mine and are getting closer to 90 MPH on 3S! Hit 85 on one flight and 86 on the last flight for the day! Sure looks faster and I think I dive a bit more we might make it! I have to swap out the nose gear steering servo as it shows signs of stripping! Oh well...I have about 20 flights and each flight is getting better!
Good on ya man, glad it's holding up. Been too busy or tired to build for like a year now, just keep flying the same old stuff. Seriously, glad to hear that thing is still going. Heard from old Redlite lately? Haven't come across him much in the forums lately.
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 12:45 AM
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Good on ya man, glad it's holding up. Been too busy or tired to build for like a year now, just keep flying the same old stuff. Seriously, glad to hear that thing is still going. Heard from old Redlite lately? Haven't come across him much in the forums lately.
I don't fly her without Redlite! He is my spotter! Getting a little less stressed each time we have her up! Doesn't look like we can break 90MPH on 3s...oh well still such a awesome plane zooming by at 80+!!
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 12:27 PM
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What mods did you make to get her up into the 80's? That's still very fast for a foam airplane this size! Bet WOT low flyby's are awesome!!! :-D

How long are your flighttimes now? What size 3s pack are you using?

- Michael
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Old Jan 21, 2011, 02:30 PM
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i just wish mine would get restocked in the usa warehouse lol,still waiting for it. i have all the other pieces but the motors,waiting to get the bird then get motors
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 12:49 AM
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Nitro has the kit for $60 w/free ship code right now!
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 09:21 AM
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Nitro has the kit for $60 w/free ship code right now!
What is the free shipping code?
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 10:19 AM
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done waiting for backorder from hk so i just ordered the f-15 instead lol maybe will get the one from nitro,dunno yet cause i don't like nitro hobby much to be honest
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 10:43 AM
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I bought from Nitro once and only once. Their perpetual Out Of Stock Of Everything You Want is flat out annoying.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 11:28 AM
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hiyas aros,just wanted to say i think i know who you are talking about at flaming geyser lol.i do notice ol marlow and dick around the park quite a bit loland i agree about nitro,seems its out of stock even if it dosen't say so.
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Old Jan 29, 2011, 11:51 AM
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I bought from Nitro once and only once. Their perpetual Out Of Stock Of Everything You Want is flat out annoying.
That's why some of us refer to them as notyourplanes.com
what Is in stock is not your plane.
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