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Posted by 7rider | Jun 21, 2012 @ 03:03 PM | 4,793 Views
Replaced 11x5.5 with a 13x4 on my Fun Cub with my HeadsUpRC 3536-10 (105g) motor. 30 amps and 330 watts with the 13x4 prop. I love the slow speed flybys with this prop.
Posted by 7rider | Jun 20, 2012 @ 12:41 PM | 5,249 Views
I was excited to try slope gliding my Alula and Merlin at the slope site at Waddell Beach last Sunday, but the wind was blowing from the south. The slope site is a cliff facing northwest so the wind was blowing from the opposite direction for optimal lift. I noticed some seagulls hanging off the lift from cliffs that were facing south, but I didnít want to stray too far from the designated slope site that sits on private property. I tried flying my Alula down at the shore, but I just couldnít get it working. Now Iím itching for some real slope flying, and I hope Coyote Hills has some good lift this weekend.
Posted by 7rider | Jun 19, 2012 @ 12:39 AM | 6,590 Views
TURNIGY AerodriveXp SK3-3542-1250kv motor
Thunderbird 54 ESC
Voltz 2200 mAh 35C 3S battery

My test results with a Watt's up:

APC 10x7E with Great Planes 2.5" Spinner
40.6 Amps and 469 Watts

APC 10x10E with Great Planes 2.5" Spinner
52 Amps and 581 Watts
Posted by 7rider | Jun 18, 2012 @ 10:08 AM | 5,630 Views
Maiden flight was smooth with suggested throws and 20% expo.

TURNIGY AerodriveXp SK3-3542-1250kv motor
Thunderbird 54 ESC
2200 3S battery
HS-65MG for elevator
ES08A for ailerons
Great Planes 2.5 inch spinner

Maidened with an APC 10x7. Will try an APC 10x10 for next flight. Very easy to land and slows down well with prop brake off. Very quiet with balanced prop and spinner backplate.
Posted by 7rider | Jun 12, 2012 @ 05:53 PM | 5,553 Views
Tried out the No-Neck Transmitter Suspension Harness for the first time this morning, and I love how it fits. There's no swaying back and forth that you get with a neck strap.