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Nov 10, 2010, 09:09 PM
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Mine flew most of the summer. No problems at all once I got up the courage to maiden her. No ground looping problems, smooth in the air, slows down well to land. All in all, I like her and she goes to the field almost every weekend with me.
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Nov 11, 2010, 06:39 PM
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Mine has flown also....but because I opted to not bolt the gear on and have them gravity drop....its not easy getting the plane off the ground as it wants to sway alot.
I will work on a customized dolly system to rectify that over the winter.
Nov 18, 2010, 02:01 AM
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Mine has flown also....but because I opted to not bolt the gear on and have them gravity drop....its not easy getting the plane off the ground as it wants to sway alot.
I will work on a customized dolly system to rectify that over the winter.
Did you try the rocket yet? If so, is there any issue with the propeller being non-folding type? I would think the propeller with slow the plane down when the rocket is firing...

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Nov 20, 2010, 06:37 PM
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There is no problem firing the rocket with a non-folding propeller. The rocket motor does not put out near enough thrust to effect the plane in any way except make a smoke trail for a few secs.
Nov 20, 2010, 08:09 PM
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Thanks, what size rocket engine did you use? I guess I can use the smoke bomb will get the same effect?

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Nov 22, 2010, 12:22 PM
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I have used an estes C size..both with and without end cap charges. I have an exhaust tube at the front of the rocket tube to expel and gas or other stuff not propelled out the tail so it doensnt matter if i use a rocket with a cap charge(use to blow out a parachute in rockets).
Thereis another brand of more powerful C size rockets, but I forget the name. I am told they burn twice as long or offer twice the thrust.
Of course, they are quite expensive too.

If i could find a way to ignite a smoke canister once in the air...I might try that. But the rocket is good for now....however my ignition system doesnt work well with rechargable 9v batteries. They dont dump the juice quick enough. It does work with normal 9v batteries, but, one use and the battery is dead....so it costs like $4 each time I fire
Apr 07, 2011, 12:26 PM
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Anyone fly this on a EFLite Power 60 motor? If so what lipo and prop did you use? Thanks.
Apr 08, 2011, 04:57 PM
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An e-flite 60 could easily be used on 5s or 6s. On 5s...you could use something like a 14x12 APC or 15x10. On 6s you could use a 16x10.
Mine has a 500kv motor in it(100 more then the power 60 is at 400). Im running a 14x10 on 5s. In my experience, at that power lvl, a 14x10 is the minimum prop size for thrust. I tried a 13x10 and the plane barely could get off the ground. Mine also likes banking hard left as soon as it breaks ground, so having extra oomph(thust) to pull it up and away would be a good idea.
Apr 08, 2011, 06:57 PM
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That hard left bank is the P factor from that big prop!! I am thinking 6s so I can keep the prop size down a liitle to help with that and keep the amps down a little.
Apr 09, 2011, 04:42 PM
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Yeah i know its the motor/prop torque causing it...I was just mentioning it for others to be aware of. Its rather significant on this plane...at least on mine.
Apr 09, 2011, 09:04 PM
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ok, I picked up a NEOdymmotors 60-410 motor...410kv, a CC 75amp ESC, and I have a 5s 5000 (30c) lipo. I cant find the motor on the CC site for a prop selection....I have a 12x8E prop which would spin at 7380 rpms...am looking at maybe a 13x10E prop... I prefer stronger climbouts to speed.
Apr 10, 2011, 10:22 PM
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I tested the motor and esc combo... 14x8.5E prop on 5s... 32amps 660 watts.... moved to a 14x12E prop...40amps and 968watts... I am going with the 14x12E prop. What do you all think? Anyone add down adn right to the motor to counter the tq of the prop and reduce the desire to climb under WOT?
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Apr 11, 2011, 06:48 AM
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I put in a tad of right and down. I think the 14x12 will work well for you
Apr 12, 2011, 12:02 AM
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I have slightly more then 1/8" reflex and I added down and right thrust. CG is set at 148mm from LE and am running the 14x12E prop on 5s...now if the wind will get on board I will fly her!
Apr 18, 2011, 02:31 PM
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Here is video from SEFF 2011 of her. I never went above 3/4 throttle!

(6 min 57 sec)


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