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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Jun 25, 2015 @ 08:09 PM | 12,635 Views

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This discussion is a collaborative effort to develop a set of instructions & summary knowledge base for using the Spektrum Audio Editor.

Instructions for Downloading & Installing the Spektrum Audio Editor
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--> Download the Spektrum Audio Edited from here

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--> Save downloaded file to your PC Desktop
--> Double click on the Icon & follow the install instructions
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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Jun 17, 2015 @ 08:45 AM | 7,080 Views

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I present my EasySky Glider 1050mm ES-9909 Aerodone. This plane replaced La Belle Dame which also sported the high wing retro design. Once I get it all sorted out, I hope to mission this plane to take pictures & video during the season.

Overall flight experience is it is fast out of the gate & gets to altitude rather quickly. The glide is good. I have added a flight logger to get some data. It does drop quickly in sink so I would not classify it as a ‘floater’. It will thermal in light conditions. It performs well in breezy conditions.

You may want to also check out the discussion on "Windmilling a Fixed Pitch Prop" plane, click here

It requires up elevator on turns so currently I believe it is nose heavy. More flight testing with different CG points is required to find the “sweet spot”.

The plane was inexpensive during a HK sale, priced at $57, regularly $76 from the US warehouse. As a sub $100 plane, we can expect issues that need to be corrected & adjusted. I consider this part of the journey & allows me to save $ while implementing or learning new techniques.

Here is a summary of my build:

---> First thing out of the gate is that there is no active RCG forum I could find. So basically, I was on my own to figure things out.

---> Second, there is no mention of the CG in the manual. Best information I could find was “90mm from the point of the wing +/- 10mm” or “37mm from the front line&#
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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Jun 14, 2015 @ 09:42 PM | 5,102 Views

2015 AMA District 2 Warbird RC Fun Fly
Trinca Airport, Green Township, New Jersey, USA

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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Jun 12, 2015 @ 07:46 AM | 4,777 Views

Reno P-51 Racer ground school
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I present my Reno P-51 Racer aka Volantex R/C P-51D Mustang. For $59 plug & play, I just had to try it to see what I could learn. The build went very fast. Any issue I had was so minor it is not worth mentioning. First impressions is that it is well build & strong. My multiple attempts to maiden resulted in short flights & multiple crashes with the only damage being the wheels popped off cleanly landing on soccer field grass & 1 broken prop. Changed all three surfaces to 50% rate. Decided to make it belly grass landing aero. Finally got to fly it for 2 minutes with a hot landing but no damage.
Time to reflect & debrief the sorie.

The debrief resulted in a consultation with a retired a Air Force pilot. Here are his comments:

Reference the Reno. If the aircraft can be flown level, hands off, it won’t be a CG problem. Remember, with the Stang (certainly the larger versions), a little nose heavy is a good thing - not a lot though- applied after trimming for level hands off (maybe one click of trim). The Stang needs power up in turns over about 30 or 40 degrees of bank. Try flying at 90% power, rolling into a 40degree banked turn and increase the power a little as it settles in the turn. Again, up elevator will be required in increasing amounts as the bank increases. In a level 60 degree turn, quite a lot of up elevator will be required (remember your vector physics from school!) At 80% of bank, you won
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Posted by Red.Sneakers | Jun 02, 2015 @ 03:06 PM | 6,333 Views

Sport Cub S2 ground school

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The umx Sport Cub S2 has turned out to be a very popular plane. Even won a 1st place award at the expo. Whether you enjoy altitude touring, slope soaring, wind surfing, low flights, indoors or out, it delivers a high Fun Factor for all. While it is rated by E-Flite as ‘intermediate’, a beginner can enjoy the benefits of the design & AS3x after getting a few tips from a mentor or doing their study of the blogs. Expert pilots are amazed by how well it performs. Here are some links for your ground school research.

Build Log: umx Sport Cub S2 =>

Setting up a DX6i ~ images of DX6i screen set up =>

Best method of initially trimming the Sport Cub [by turboparker]

Secure the Rudder before it's too late =>

Are you an Expert if you fly in Expert mode? =>

Hyperion 550 & Tail Skid =>

Tail Wheel Protection =>

Nothing but weights … =>

Wing Stress Marks =>

Fixing Wing Stress Cracks =>
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