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Old Sep 01, 2010, 09:19 AM
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But if you like to fly pedal to the metal, the 25C should give slightly more zip due to the higher voltage under load.
never fly pedal to the metal i want to glide with this and the 20 c is cheaper but for my purposes do i need a 25c or do i?
im running all stock too.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 09:33 AM
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video from my last flight...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EK1cHa84XJ4
would you mind sharing how you mounted GoPro?
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 10:08 AM
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My flying buddy bought a CF as well, so I decided to redecorate mine so we won't get them confused in the air. Only a rough job with some packing tape, but it came out ok I think.

I replaced the stock motor with a 2812 as well. Hopefully fly this weekend.

Nick
HAHAHA... that's hilarious! You know, that joke where you say "only a rough job with some packing tape"!

Rough job? Dude, that looks awesome! WTG!

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Old Sep 01, 2010, 10:21 AM
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My flying buddy bought a CF as well, so I decided to redecorate mine so we won't get them confused in the air. Only a rough job with some packing tape, but it came out ok I think.

I replaced the stock motor with a 2812 as well. Hopefully fly this weekend.

Nick
Packing tape??
Man, that looks great, wana do mine
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 01:14 PM
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Another CF flight this morning :-)
Untitled (4 min 29 sec)
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 03:14 PM
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Thanks guys. I had to do something while swiss post takes my receiver/servos/lipo order on a world tour. Coming up to a month in transit now...

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Old Sep 01, 2010, 03:28 PM
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here is my CF
stock - won't be in a week, have a Microdan outrunner on the way for it. should be a hot little motor. when I get the new motor on there I'll post results.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 03:33 PM
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Nice!
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 03:47 PM
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here is my CF
stock - won't be in a week, have a Microdan outrunner on the way for it. should be a hot little motor. when I get the new motor on there I'll post results.
By any chance did you weigh that pre and post paint job? I'm curious how much the paint adds.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 04:08 PM
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By any chance did you weigh that pre and post paint job? I'm curious how much the paint adds.

no unfortunately, I did not weight the plane.
I'd say that the weight added is pretty negligible.

with the full body paint job it will:

with an 1800 nanotech in it - thermal pretty good on a good lift day. and still have plenty juice to jackass around at 1/2 to WOT doing stupid things

with a 1300 in it, it'll almost hang with my Radian
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 04:17 PM
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Thanks guys. I had to do something while swiss post takes my receiver/servos/lipo order on a world tour. Coming up to a month in transit now...

Nick

lol... that just happened to a buddy of mine who sent a few lipos from HK direct to me for his upcoming vacation visit
Hongkong -> Singapore -> Switzerland -> New York -> California -> Hawaii

around the world the WONG Way. best traveled Lipos on the planet
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 04:31 PM
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never fly pedal to the metal i want to glide with this and the 20 c is cheaper but for my purposes do i need a 25c or do i?
im running all stock too.
No, a 20C 1300 3S lipo powers and balances my stock motor CF just fine, including with the larger APC 6x4E prop as I mentioned. I will typically climb at/near vertical at WOT for maybe 8-10 seconds, then level off, power off and glide down... repeating for 25-30 minutes of flying. MY motor draws about 18A at WOT (static test) with the 6x4 prop, well below what the 20C 1300 3S lipo can deliver for intermittant periods. Just make sure you carve the battery slot side foam a little to get the pack butted up against the inside of the nose foam so the CG stays within the edge of the spar foam cover piece. As I mentioned, this will likely require the ESC to also be up in the nose, on edge between the battery and fuse side foam, like this:
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 04:32 PM
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around the world the WONG Way. best traveled Lipos on the planet
LOL. At least you could track yours. Mine are on a mystery tour.

Back on topic. What paints are used on EPO? How is it for durability? I'm sure the info is somewhere in the previous 283 pages somewhere but the very fact that I've bought a premade foamy indicates my proclivity to easy solutions
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 05:11 PM
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LOL. At least you could track yours. Mine are on a mystery tour.

Back on topic. What paints are used on EPO? How is it for durability? I'm sure the info is somewhere in the previous 283 pages somewhere but the very fact that I've bought a premade foamy indicates my proclivity to easy solutions
you can use any solvent based spray paint you want on EPO.

plus of course, there is always acrylic (thin with windex for best self leveling and use a sponge brush for a respectable finish)

durability sucks on EPO - tape takes the paint off, scuffing landings take the paint off - but you can always touch it up. but with regard to paint scuffing in high wear areas - I feel it gives the plane character and a "real tool" feel
there are options to paint durability - but they add weight.

My plane was painted with Ace Chrome spraypaint on the topsides, Krylon Camo Olive drab on the undersides, and krylon yellow spraypaint on the wingtips. the graphic checkerboard tape is 1" vinyl tape from someplace or other, as is the yellow tape.
everything is given 1.5 coats (just enough to cover the white) for the lightest coating possible.
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Old Sep 01, 2010, 05:39 PM
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OK, thanks for that. We don't have Krylon in this part of the world but I'm sure I could find something similar.

I just ordered some of the control horns from HK (call me either masochist, slow learner, or incurable optimist). I love those things! I tried to get one off the elevator and the only way to do it was with a dremel.
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