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Old Mar 04, 2009, 09:12 AM
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I think my plane is waiting for me at the post office. Any helpful hints related to the build?

Bob
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Old Mar 04, 2009, 11:05 AM
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I think my plane is waiting for me at the post office. Any helpful hints related to the build?

Bob
I enjoyed building mine. Pretty straight forward. Ended up using Ultimate RC Foam Glue. Worked pretty well. Haven't finished, waiting to cut out a different motor mount. Just be careful with the CF rod, not a lot extra.

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Old Mar 04, 2009, 11:12 AM
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Thanks, I have plenty of CF rod lying around, just in case....
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 12:26 AM
How many planes is too many?
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I think my plane is waiting for me at the post office. Any helpful hints related to the build?

Bob
When gluing the top half of the fuselage onto the shock plate, don't assume that it will align itself just by poking the tabs into the slots. I did and noticed once the CA was all set that it was horribly twisted. I ended up cutting the whole fuselage top free and regluing. I've only built a few profile planes and they either had 10mm EPP which didn't have this problem or they were depron which doesn't flop around like 5mm EPP does.
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 01:16 AM
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im getting my paget soon and i still cant decide on either 3 2s 350mah or 2 2s 800mah
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 01:31 AM
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im getting my paget soon and i still cant decide on either 3 2s 350mah or 2 2s 800mah
What motor are you going to use? If you're planning to use the provided one then 2S is the way to go. Something like 2S500 or a bit lighter should be ideal.
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 04:18 AM
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It looks like that Techone Piaget and Technone Gent both belong to the 200g+ category. Isn't this category too heavy for indoor flying but too light for outdoor flying?

I've got an impression that the AUWs of the latest generation of F3P planes are in the neighborhood of 150 grams.
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 06:55 AM
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im getting my paget soon and i still cant decide on either 3 2s 350mah or 2 2s 800mah
one of each and try them out
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Old Mar 05, 2009, 08:14 AM
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It looks like that Techone Piaget and Technone Gent both belong to the 200g+ category. Isn't this category too heavy for indoor flying but too light for outdoor flying?

I've got an impression that the AUWs of the latest generation of F3P planes are in the neighborhood of 150 grams.
They are less than 150 gms, but 200gms + is flyable indoors for sport but not competition.

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Old Mar 08, 2009, 05:04 PM
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So I finally got mine built and put in a couple of flights in front of my house. I put on the SFG's but not the brakes, I'll be putting those on later today. Anyway, it flew very well. Hovers couldn't be easier, torque rolled easily, aileron rolls were nice and fast, rudder turns were pretty flat, couldn't do much more, I didn't have a lot of room....

Couple of things: The motor/esc/battery/prop combo needs work. I used the the motor that came with the plane, they also supplied a GWS DD 9x5 prop, I supplied a HC 10amp super simple ESC, and a 700 2 cell I had lying around. Not much power at all. I could pull out of a hover, but it wasn't great. I may need some newer batteries or maybe the ESC needs to be changed out for a better model. It also could be that I've been spoiled by flying with 3 cell planes..

Overall, a very nice flying plane. I still can't believe how easy it is to hover and torque roll.
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Old Mar 10, 2009, 01:53 PM
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I managed to get in another flight during lunch, and I have to say, this thing flies nice. Very smooth all around. Managed a little KE flight and it was pretty easy. Hard to tell if it pulled much one way or another because there was a slight breeze blowing. Did some nice round loops, 1/2 reverse cubans. I can hardly wait for a calm day or maybe I'll take a day off from work and try it out in the local sports dome.
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Old Mar 10, 2009, 05:54 PM
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Mine has arrived, quality looks very nice

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Old Mar 11, 2009, 02:54 AM
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I managed to get in another flight during lunch, and I have to say, this thing flies nice. Very smooth all around. Managed a little KE flight and it was pretty easy. Hard to tell if it pulled much one way or another because there was a slight breeze blowing. Did some nice round loops, 1/2 reverse cubans. I can hardly wait for a calm day or maybe I'll take a day off from work and try it out in the local sports dome.
Glad to hear you're liking it Bob. Based on my first flying session with the Piaget at last month's indoor meet, I also feel that it's a very nice flying plane. The next indoor meet is only 4 days away. I spent some time last night soldering plugs onto some batteries that arrived from Hobby City so I now have 10 batteries dedicated to the Piaget and the Space Rit. That should allow me to fly these two for a bit .

Mike, do you have some free time to build yours? Please don't let the kit sit there for as long as your CST Katana kit did
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Old Mar 11, 2009, 07:52 AM
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Mike, do you have some free time to build yours? Please don't let the kit sit there for as long as your CST Katana kit did
Well not really, it could languish like the Katana, however we have a 50/50 possibility on a much bigger indoor venue and if that comes off, I may just drop the Inspire 60 and slot in the Piaget

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Old Mar 11, 2009, 06:30 PM
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Well I gave in to temptation and started it tonight - good quality, well presented kit, instructions could do with some expansion in detail here and there, but hey...
I have the tailplane and elevators reinforced and hinged and the spars CA'd in the wings so far.

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