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Old Jul 15, 2009, 06:13 PM
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What mods would you suggest adding to this plane or is it good out of the box?
Actually, you can fly it right out of the box. However, read the rest of this thread for a couple of mods that you might need.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 05:33 AM
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Use THIS battery for optimal balance and performance.
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Thanks, I will order that too.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 06:02 AM
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I agree. I love my CF!!! My best suggestion is to just wait until HC or Phil get one in. Meanwhile, if you already have a motor and esc and servos, etc. Then, wait for Phil to get one in. Otherwise, HC will probably get them in first. But, you have to act fast. I watched 500+ CF's get sold in 6 days from HC.

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What is the advantage to get it from Phil or HC?
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 07:27 AM
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What is the advantage to get it from Phil or HC?
There is no major difference although I think the version Phil is selling is the artf with no servos or esc just a motor. But most people replace the servos anyway. Currently Phil does not have any in stock but HC should be getting them in this week.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 08:00 AM
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... But most people replace the servos anyway...
What servos are people using?
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 08:03 AM
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Well like in the rtf version most people use 9g servos and many people ordered http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...?idproduct=662 with their model but I'm am personally going to use the stock ones until they break.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 11:05 AM
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There is no major difference although I think the version Phil is selling is the artf with no servos or esc just a motor. But most people replace the servos anyway. Currently Phil does not have any in stock but HC should be getting them in this week.
Both are good reliable sources. It basically comes down to what you personally want. If you want an ARF - Phil. If you want an RR - HC. When either plane is RTF, the total cost is about the same. I slightly prefer Philip because he is the little guy trying to make a buck.
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P.S. Welcome to the thread AD_
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 11:06 AM
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Well like in the rtf version most people use 9g servos and many people ordered http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...?idproduct=662 with their model but I'm am personally going to use the stock ones until they break.
Just to give a bit more feedback, I am still using the stock servos and they work great even after about 30+ flights. But, a few folks have had trouble with them. I guess I am just lucky for now.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 11:36 AM
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Thanks AJ.
I think the stock servos are standard quality just a few people maybe had faulty ones. But if i do choose to change the servos i would go for the Red 9g ones off http://www.bidproduct.com/part/Produ..._SERVOS_1.html.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 01:04 PM
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I've seen people mounting prop savers on these but what is the point?
Being a pusher isn't that all the protection needed

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Old Jul 16, 2009, 01:38 PM
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It comes standard with the prop saver i too use the stock servos with 30 flights plus on them. Also the hobby city version i tend to order from them when i can fill up the shipping such as servos glue even the new blades and knives. Anything i can to fill up the weight and justify the shipping.
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 01:40 PM
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There is no point in installing them IMO.

BTW if you do the epoxy thing to the motor to prevent magnets from ''slipping out'' be sure to remove any excess quickly as the gap between the magnets and coils are very thin.....don't ask me why I know this...
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 03:28 PM
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I use this lipo , also a perfect CG at 48mm ( this one is 33gr heavier then yours)
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 10:40 PM
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FYI Phil has some in stock now. Mine is on the way. First plane and I am excited!
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Old Jul 16, 2009, 11:16 PM
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Thanks AJ.
I think the stock servos are standard quality just a few people maybe had faulty ones. But if i do choose to change the servos i would go for the Red 9g ones off http://www.bidproduct.com/part/Produ..._SERVOS_1.html.
WOW!! Great site. Thanks for the tip. I added them to my list of favorite hobby shops. On T_Connectors (deans) and red 9g servos, they have the best price around for these items. Thanks for the tip. I just ordered a couple bags of deans and 6 of the 9g red servos to try. Shipping is very fair.
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