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Old Jan 19, 2012, 02:44 AM
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Changed my mind about 3s 800s. Took out the yakka with the 3s 460/370s and it is nibble indeed. Love it.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:57 AM
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Changed my mind about 3s 800s. Took out the yakka with the 3s 460/370s and it is nibble indeed. Love it.
after flying my first few in the 225g range (bigger motors, ESCs, batteries), these last couple at 180g make lots of difference and the 370mah 3s help there.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 05:53 AM
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I wanted to get some of the new Xacto blades they just came out with but the freebee trial ended already . Nobody I know has gotten theres yet . Some ordered the trial ones months ago . They look cool and have a special coating on them . Suppose to stay sharp longer and be sharper than the regular ones . Hopefully the stores get them soon .
FWIW, I had some extra weight left on an order from HK and bought some of their #11 blades. Don't bother unless you're planning on whittling 2x4s they're thicker, and I think the angle on the edge is different.

Has anyone seen the new Xacto blades yet?

FWIW2: for beveling I use a single edge razor blade. They're cheap and I toss them after the bevels are done.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 06:17 AM
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FWIW2: for beveling I use a single edge razor blade. They're cheap and I toss them after the bevels are done.
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The cheap snap knives at Harbor Freight work well and you can extend them long and have plenty sticking up above the bevel(watch the finger tips holding the ruler). And since you can extend them in single clicks you get a lot of new blade surface while beveling. I find I need to have the #11 blades only partially in the handle to get enough of the point sticking out above and handle clearance below when doing 9mm EPP and then the EPP always hits the same spot on the edge for the entire use, dulling it faster. usually takes me a couple of blades to do a 32" Yak cleanly
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 07:45 AM
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I use 2 types of blades:

Single edge razor blades (commonly found at most hardware stores as paint scraper blades). The large flat sides works well for long straight cuts and bevels.

#11 blades for finer work, curves, etc. You can buy 100 packs for $15 at Tower:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...ES++&search=Go
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 10:43 AM
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So I built a 30in and just wanted to know how much throw I should have on the control surfaces?
Studies have shown that anything over 50 Degrees acts as a air break ... so I would say that would be the max for control ... unless you want to air break the plane in a dive or downlinedownline
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 10:45 AM
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Need an edit button on mobil version of RCG ...
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 12:06 PM
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Got my differential sorted and it rollers great now. More fun than a barrel of monkeys (or stink bombs when I was a kid)
Wringing out the Leadfeather Yak 55 (5 min 13 sec)
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 12:26 PM
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Nice flying Rick, you are lucky to be able to fly in the afternoon. I'd love to make a flight or two on the way home but that is a no go here it is always windy in the afternoon.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 02:03 PM
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Studies have shown that anything over 50 Degrees acts as a air break ... so I would say that would be the max for control ... unless you want to air break the plane in a dive or downlinedownline
... unless you want to air break the plane in a dive or downlinedownline

exactly!
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 02:18 PM
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Nice flying Rick, you are lucky to be able to fly in the afternoon. I'd love to make a flight or two on the way home but that is a no go here it is always windy in the afternoon.
Haha - yes, afternoon flying - still on holiday, but like you, will soon return to early morning or later on. The fields fill up with park users after work, so I try not to hog the field and get home pretty soon after so as to keep the rc reputation clean
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Got my differential sorted and it rollers great now. More fun than a barrel of monkeys (or stink bombs when I was a kid)
Glad you got it all dialed in. They are a lot of fun once they get set up
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 03:55 PM
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We are lucky in that regard. Fields are rarely crowded and the few that are there often sit to watch the show. I could just picture the reaction to a flight of your skill level.
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Old Jan 19, 2012, 04:24 PM
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When I almost cut my face off that must have been fun to watch! Yes, I find the spectators generally help the flying by keeping you on your toes and trying to give them a fun time. On rare occasions they make your fingers twitch - then it's time to pull out the little yak and it doesn't matter if you bounce it.

Yeah, parkflying is a great thing to be able to do in urban areas. We have enough parks, but the mornings get the dogs and the afternoon the sports guys... I consider this a sport so just try to blend in... not sure how fit I'm getting tho :-)))
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 03:16 PM
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Studies have shown that anything over 50 Degrees acts as a air break ... so I would say that would be the max for control ... unless you want to air break the plane in a dive or downlinedownline
Great for throwing it into a nice violent wall as well
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