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Old Jun 12, 2012, 09:06 PM
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15x7 or 15x8? So I'll get some 4s 4000 batteries. I assume you're very pleased with this setup?
15X7 Xoar. Both planes have tremendous power, and yes, very pleased.

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Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:03 PM
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Reaper GR-60 in my 57" Extra....but 4315-714 in my 59" Slick, and I use the same packs in both planes... Both have about the same power with same props etc..

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The reaper is a 800kv and the 4315 is only a 714kv. I had both at 800kv and the 4315 blew the reaper away in performance. They are about equal in power now that I lowered my kv to 714. The 4315 is also a lighter motor
Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:07 PM
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Ok. Found my motor, prop and batteries! Now I need to find the best servos for this plane. Should I go with the 5245's or something else?
Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:10 PM
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I think turnerm and I will end up with a very similar build...
Old Jun 12, 2012, 10:24 PM
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The reaper is a 800kv and the 4315 is only a 714kv. I had both at 800kv and the 4315 blew the reaper away in performance. They are about equal in power now that I lowered my kv to 714. The 4315 is also a lighter motor
Actually, while Reapers may have been listed at 800KV, the three spares I have are..781KV, 786KV, and 796KV (as verified by Aeromodel/Hacker Brushless), of course this is within the "range" normally considered 800KV (as very few motors are perfectly at the KV listed.).

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:19 AM
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is everyone using the stock EZ connectors on the servo side? I'm always a little worried about them unscrewing in flight, especially on elevator.
Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:31 AM
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After flying my 57" 330SC for well over one year, I had an crash that took the 330 out. It sure was a great flying 3-D Aircraft.

I want to replace it with another 57" 330SC or the 58" 3DHS Edge. Anyone that has flown both models, I would like to hear had the Edge felt compared to 330SC.
Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:41 AM
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is everyone using the stock EZ connectors on the servo side? I'm always a little worried about them unscrewing in flight, especially on elevator.
I'm sure they are fine, but I felt the same way. Here's what I did:

1. Get a separate pack of Du-Bro 2-56 ball links.

2. Thread a screw or threaded rod into the new ball links and out again to form threads in them.

3. Trim the supplied pushrods a little bit so when the unthreaded portion of the pushrod is bottomed out in your new ball link and the other supplied ball link is threaded halfway onto the pushrod, the pushrod length is correct.

4. Crimp the unthreaded portion of the supplied pushrods where they will be inside of the new ball links a little bit in a few places with some wire cutters to give them a little texture, like re-bar.

5. Glue the new ball links onto the newly crimped pushrods with epoxy. The threads in the ball links and the crimp marks on the pushrod will engage with the epoxy and provide a solid joint.

That's what I did on mine and it's been fine for thousands of flights.
Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:55 AM
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thanks, Cody. I think i'll do that. I've lost a plane before when the pushrods came loose from the elevator servo and i don't want a repeat of that with the 57
Old Jun 14, 2012, 12:07 PM
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the decal sheet that came with the 57 appears to be for the 47 extra 300 shp.... odd.
Old Jun 14, 2012, 01:21 PM
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the decal sheet that came with the 57 appears to be for the 47 extra 300 shp.... odd.
I had the same thing. Sent an email to 3dhs a couple of weeks ago asking about the decals but the never responded.
Old Jun 14, 2012, 04:22 PM
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oh well. I have some decals from the 74 Kit I can use. Just ordered up the motro 4315 714k. Servos are on order as well as Ice 100 Lite. I think i'm ready.
Old Jun 14, 2012, 04:43 PM
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oh well. I have some decals from the 74 Kit I can use. Just ordered up the motro 4315 714k. Servos are on order as well as Ice 100 Lite. I think i'm ready.
Just ordered the same motor yesterday, have everything else here. Looking forward to this one. It will be my first plane over 48".
Old Jun 14, 2012, 05:35 PM
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You guys are going to love it. Try a 15x7 first then go down to 15x6 if its too much. Good luck finding a xoar 15x7, I just got a few proteks from amain
Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:34 PM
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I got mine today and it looks awesome. The red color scheme is even more impressive in person! I took it out of the box and put the wings on just to get a general feel for how it looks. Me likey!!

Now I just need to start buying my components. This is the biggest plane I've had so far. Next closest is the 51" Slick. Can't wait to get it in the air!


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