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Old Mar 07, 2013, 05:03 PM
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Here is a great how to that changed every thing I thought I knew about soldering. Take the time to read it. My soldering is pro level now.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/radio-el...ef-lesson.html
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Old Mar 07, 2013, 08:54 PM
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Took my slick out for 2 quick flights today. Had a blast! I still can't believe how fast and violently this thing will tumble.

Had a scare though, I was doing a WOT dive and flyby and my canopy came flying off! It forced it down about 3-5 feet and scared the crap out of me. It would have been a 5,000 piece puzzle if it hit the deck . I think I'll have to open up another slot on the bottom, must not have enough airflow going out.
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 11:30 PM
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was the canopy properly latched?


If you guys take out your Slicks this weekend, can you please take and post pictures?

Thanks and have a great flying weekend! Keep em Low!
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 03:35 PM
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I know on my 74" gasser the canopy pops off whenever I land...airframe must flex.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 07:43 PM
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Just bought the last one from Esprit Model! Don't know when I'll get it built but at least I have one.
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 04:59 AM
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Has anyone had issues with the hacker x-40 on this model? For some reason after binding to my radio when I connect servos in their respective ports on the receiver it stops working or the servos 'click'. If I leave the servos off the motor will fire up.

To me it sounds like the BEC is toast but I thought I'd check on here first..
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Old Mar 12, 2013, 10:41 PM
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Has anyone had issues with the hacker x-40 on this model? For some reason after binding to my radio when I connect servos in their respective ports on the receiver it stops working or the servos 'click'. If I leave the servos off the motor will fire up.

To me it sounds like the BEC is toast but I thought I'd check on here first..
If you have a separate esc just plug it in and see if it works...if t does you know your issue!
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 03:29 AM
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Has anyone had issues with the hacker x-40 on this model? For some reason after binding to my radio when I connect servos in their respective ports on the receiver it stops working or the servos 'click'. If I leave the servos off the motor will fire up.

To me it sounds like the BEC is toast but I thought I'd check on here first..
Funny, this just happened to one of my other brand new ESCs on my FPV machine...sounds exactly like what mine was doing...and confirmed bad BEC - replaced it with a different ESC and no issues.
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Old Mar 13, 2013, 05:34 AM
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Yeah just going to get a new speed controller. It had at least 250 flights so im not too worried
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Old Mar 17, 2013, 07:19 PM
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Yeah just going to get a new speed controller. It had at least 250 flights so im not too worried
I'm sure if you contacted Hacker they'd replace it for you.
I'm not a fan of Hacker ESC's though.
They are slow and mushy, but that is just my opinion. I'm a die hard Castle Creations guy
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 01:24 AM
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Slick Sunset! I am really enjoying these after work flights
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Old Mar 23, 2013, 02:07 PM
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Hey Guys,

I have mine listed for sale at a great price shipped. RX ready.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1857685
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Old Mar 24, 2013, 09:09 PM
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Wow too bad I missed out on that deal. Would not have minded a 2nd one laying around.
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Old Mar 25, 2013, 08:52 PM
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I'm giving in and upgrading the ESC and RX. The Slick will be down until my new Castle Lite 50 ESC arrives. This should save me 18grams. I should be able to run the servos at 6.0v and with this I need a new high speed RX that can take advantage of the 11ms response time the new setup will provide. I am switching my AR600 to an AR8000x 1.5gram heavier but twice as fast. I am guessing 1 week downtime. I am also upgrading the servo horns to actual 3D ones...lol I guess I want every performance I can get out of this Slick.

The last upgrade will probably be the motor. I love the power of the Eflite Power10 but at 122 vs the Omega 103g....I want to shed that extra weight. Unless somebody can please convince me to stick with the Power10. (save me money-lol)
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Old Mar 26, 2013, 06:22 PM
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love this plane....



Got 4 flights in this morning, thats 7 total on this airframe.. Still trying to get CG and trim just right. I think the HS-65MG in the tail is having some issues and I need to test it out tonight. I am getting much slower movement on the rudder than the other surfaces. Has anyone else had issues with it on the rudder? I've got the ice 50 lite running at 6v from the 3s 1800 Glacier pack and the ailerons and elevator move nicely. Maybe its the pull pull cable? I'll check that tonight too... hmmm
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