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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Everytime I take this thing out for a flight I am amazed. Quite an amazing plane especially for the price!
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Almost looks real, doesn't it?

So you're suggesting we should all go back to school to learn how to construct a sentence that doesn't run-on and also learn the correct way to spell adolescents? (sorry, you were asking for that one)
Lol!!!

I was wondering if someone would catch that.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:34 PM
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The FJ/CF inspires confidence -

I have just bought and built my 5th one!!

I had 1 that my brother totaled, and I have my new one and one in a box as spares and one I built out of the other 2 with cut off wings ... I said "inspires confidence" not provides skill ...
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 12:55 PM
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I own this plane for one year and I'm very happy with it, great model for slow and long flights. But, last 3-4 months I experience strong vibrations on speeds lower than 70%, so, everything is vibrating, fuselage, wings etc. Same problem with prop adapter. Vibrations stop a little bit when I hold/press together the foam that holds the motor and the part above where wings come together. Only mod I did are the magnets holding the wings together and packing tape on fuselage. Ideas?
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 01:09 PM
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Wow 652 pages on this thread....!

I haven't been on this thread for awhile now...Bruce Simpson is right, this plane is the biggest bang for your buck ($48 from US Warehouse)..

Large flight envelope, cheap, very robust, and very repairable...tough to beat.

-mike-
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 01:31 PM
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I own this plane for one year and I'm very happy with it, great model for slow and long flights. But, last 3-4 months I experience strong vibrations on speeds lower than 70%, so, everything is vibrating, fuselage, wings etc. Same problem with prop adapter. Vibrations stop a little bit when I hold/press together the foam that holds the motor and the part above where wings come together. Only mod I did are the magnets holding the wings together and packing tape on fuselage. Ideas?
Replace the prop and make sure you balance it.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 07:13 PM
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Sounds like it could've thrown a magnet. Check your bell housing.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 07:38 PM
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Sounds like it could've thrown a magnet. Check your bell housing.
Given his performance problem, that is impossible.
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Old Feb 27, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Replace the prop and make sure you balance it.
AJ
and just check the motor mount make sure it is not moving ...
I think AJ is right from the description lower rev vibration is likely to be your prop ... are you using a collet?? or just the propsaver?
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 02:55 AM
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@eaglescry24

Magnets are still holding good, I think there is no problem with that, but, speaking of motor, I noticed when going full throttle (especially with wind) that motor changes its sound, like it is slowing and accelerating, like slow ambulance siren could be related with problem?

@mutha

Everything fine with motor mount, never been broken or damaged, I think that the material and the whole structure began to wear off with time. I put a little hot glue between plastic part of the motor mount and rest of EPO fuselage. I tried with collet but there is just more vibrations with it, damn
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:40 AM
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I perform acrobatics to make my plane perform aerobatics.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 03:48 AM
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@eaglescry24

Magnets are still holding good, I think there is no problem with that, but, speaking of motor, I noticed when going full throttle (especially with wind) that motor changes its sound, like it is slowing and accelerating, like slow ambulance siren could be related with problem?

@mutha

Everything fine with motor mount, never been broken or damaged, I think that the material and the whole structure began to wear off with time. I put a little hot glue between plastic part of the motor mount and rest of EPO fuselage. I tried with collet but there is just more vibrations with it, damn
Balance the prop and then re check.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:10 PM
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@eaglescry24

Magnets are still holding good, I think there is no problem with that, but, speaking of motor, I noticed when going full throttle (especially with wind) that motor changes its sound, like it is slowing and accelerating, like slow ambulance siren could be related with problem?

@mutha

Everything fine with motor mount, never been broken or damaged, I think that the material and the whole structure began to wear off with time. I put a little hot glue between plastic part of the motor mount and rest of EPO fuselage. I tried with collet but there is just more vibrations with it, damn
Long shot but have you done any reprogramming of the ESC lately? I had some problems one time and it was a motor timing issue.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 01:28 AM
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I have misplaced my canopy ... no idea what i did with it ... it is for my rat AXN and I don't want to 'share' with my other plane as it is pristine. Does anyone have any ideas ... like a coke bottle or something that might work as a replacement?? Just don't want things falling out inverted
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 02:09 AM
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I have misplaced my canopy ... no idea what i did with it ... it is for my rat AXN and I don't want to 'share' with my other plane as it is pristine. Does anyone have any ideas ... like a coke bottle or something that might work as a replacement?? Just don't want things falling out inverted
Well ..to cite just a few of the ones we have seen in this thread:







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