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Old Dec 22, 2009, 04:14 PM
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Well if it doesn't rain it snows here I am grounded because we got 24 inches of snow here in Delaware....
That sure looks like a bunch of layers of fiberglass insulation that someone left laying on your deck.
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 06:18 PM
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I have not had that problem with my CF. But, rehinging the elevator would be a good way to maybe resolve your problem. For me, I would use THESE hinges (2 on each side of elevator). But, I am sure there are many that would work. This is one of those situations that has a lot of "right" answers.
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Hmm.. never seen thoes before. Looks like a great idea! thanks
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 07:55 PM
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I used some cheap clear packing tape to hinge mine. The cheaper the better, as the cheap stuff seems to be thinner and more flexible. I didn't fly before re-hinging everything. The ailerons were so stiff I was afraid it would strip the servo gears.
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Old Dec 22, 2009, 09:55 PM
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I used a fine hacksaw blade cut down from a broken one to clear away most of the hinge line but used live hinges on rudder,
I really liked those horns and have asked if they can be stocked seperately.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 12:23 AM
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That sure looks like a bunch of layers of fiberglass insulation that someone left laying on your deck.
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Wish it was...Would be a lot easier to remove. MY BACK IS SCREAMING TODAY

This thread is getting longggggggggg. I wonder if we can get some stickies for things such as. Replacement parts. Motors,ESC,SERVO'S,HOP-UPS,REPAIR TIPS, ETC.?
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 12:32 AM
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Wish it was...Would be a lot easier to remove. MY BACK IS SCREAMING TODAY

This thread is getting longggggggggg. I wonder if we can get some stickies for things such as. Replacement parts. Motors,ESC,SERVO'S,HOP-UPS,REPAIR TIPS, ETC.?
This thread is simple to keep up compared to THIS one that I am active in also. There is some talk of stickies there, too. That thread REALLY needs them.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 01:04 AM
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This thread is simple to keep up compared to THIS one that I am active in also. There is some talk of stickies there, too. That thread REALLY needs them.
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Wow 874 I retract.....
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 01:31 AM
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Hey Guys -
30 Cloudys in stock at HK. Hurry like H**L, if you want one. They will probably be gone by 8am PST.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 01:31 AM
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they're instock at hobbycity, i just ordered mine, plus a few other things to fill the rest of my left over.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 11:03 AM
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Yes, there my backorder came through - and another hobbyking plane on its way to me...
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 06:17 PM
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CF in stock - briefly

Only 4 Cloudys left. Better grab one now.
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Old Dec 23, 2009, 08:20 PM
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CF's - maybe another day

Poof - Gone
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Old Dec 25, 2009, 10:24 PM
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Any Interest in some AP/AV mods

More detail here:http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1155737

Cloud AP/AV II (2 min 3 sec)


Test Flight 25 mph wind (4 min 31 sec)


Raw video fixed wing AP/AV (6 min 57 sec)
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Old Dec 26, 2009, 07:37 PM
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Question to all you AKA floater jet guys

What is with the wing drop that this aircraft does turning in or out of the wind? I know this is a stall of sorts but it sure is unpredictable. Has anyone made any mods to minimize this? I have installed gyros in the pitch and the roll and it does help, but it still experiences as occasional wing drop.

Could it be from the winglets?

Today I did two mods;
-added a 1/2 inch to the elevator
-cut some foam to fit under the leading edge of the wing. This gives the leading edge a droop profile.

Test flight was great, I like it I think it helped but not to much wind today. The leading work improved the low speed and definatly did not run out of elevator. I will try take some video next time. Here are some pics:





I have marked the video section that the wing drops

Cloud AP/AV II (2 min 3 sec)
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Old Dec 26, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Are you looking for float plans for the Easy Star, the CF or both? Do you own both planes?
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No I only have the CF. But this is the only example of a seaplane conversion that I have come across.

Are there planes or a build thread of how the CF could be converted to be a seaplane somewhere?

Thanks in advance.
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