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Sep 30, 2012, 07:42 PM
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Originally Posted by boredom.is.me
Oh nothing really. I'ld say that the AR6400 and L aren't as popular anymore. I for one got annoyed with it.
i for one have found the liner servos to be VERY weak and bind up very easily.
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Sep 30, 2012, 07:45 PM
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Oh nothing really. I'ld say that the AR6400 and L aren't as popular anymore.

I for one got annoyed with it. It is convenient that everything you need is there, but that what makes it inconvenient at the same.

Add that to the fact that separate individual components soon followed such as The DT receivers, HK (and other identical brand) servos, and the ability to have brushless with a loss effort.
I edited my post right after you posted.

That too. I wouldn't say they are weak, but I would say that they are annoying to work with. You can't take the horns off. You can't choose horns. They must be aligned with relation to the surface in order to get proper functionality. You have to constantly clean them if you fly outdoors. They randomly decide that they want to go full travel, stay that way, then burn. They are annoying to mount.

The list has the potential to go on, but I think I hit the biggest points.
Sep 30, 2012, 07:53 PM
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+1 to that!
Oct 02, 2012, 05:04 PM
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Originally Posted by UNGN
Received my Target Hobby "AR6400"s today.
I got two today and just did a quick bind - both worked flawlessly.

Have you flown yours yet?

Gene K
Oct 02, 2012, 06:01 PM
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I got two today and just did a quick bind - both worked flawlessly.

Have you flown yours yet?

Gene K
Yes, they fly fine. They seem to be less chattery than many of my other AR6400's.

I just wish they were L bricks. you get spoiled by that little bit of extra throw.
Oct 02, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Well here's my micro 3D plane built from 6mm foam and using 2S BL setup. Its a bit chunky at 65g, 18in. Going to sand down the foam to save a few grams later.

Scratch Built micro 3D backyard flight (2 min 35 sec)
Oct 02, 2012, 06:11 PM
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Looks like quite the handful!
Oct 02, 2012, 09:12 PM
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Yes, they (Target AR6400s) fly fine. They seem to be less chattery than many of my other AR6400's.
Mine don't chatter at all! Money well spent.

Would be nice to have the longer throws, but right now I'm mired in WWI models and don't really need the extra control.

Talk about WWI models, have anything on your building board... as something based on Rise of Flight skins?

Gene K
Oct 02, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Mine don't chatter at all! Money well spent.

Would be nice to have the longer throws, but right now I'm mired in WWI models and don't really need the extra control.

Talk about WWI models, have anything on your building board... as something based on Rise of Flight skins?

Gene K
Not yet. I have a bunch of AS3X builds right now, but when I get them done or give up, I'll bust out my large format printer and start printing tissue. It's still in the box, but I don't have a clear surface in my workshop to set it on.
Oct 03, 2012, 05:40 PM
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Well here's my micro 3D plane built from 6mm foam and using 2S BL setup. Its a bit chunky at 65g, 18in. Going to sand down the foam to save a few grams later.
That flys nicely for a micro 3D
Oct 04, 2012, 01:47 AM
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I've completed yet another conversion using one of the AR6400 family. This one uses an AR6400LBL, 2500kv park 180, and 180mAh 2 cell. AUW is 104g or 124g with the floats, wingspan 30" and the plans say 127 sq. in. wing area.




Dumas Champ AC7 30" RC Conversion. (1 min 11 sec)
Last edited by Eclipse_7; Oct 04, 2012 at 01:57 AM.
Oct 04, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I've completed yet another conversion
Beautiful!

Are the floats for display, or have you flown them?

Gene K
Oct 04, 2012, 09:49 AM
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GREAT JOB! Eclipse_7

I have a 30" Dumas Mr Mulligan that is in the queue. That may end up taking my old Beast guts after seeing how well yours flew. How much speed in reserve did you feel you had?

Thanks for posting.
Oct 04, 2012, 12:41 PM
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The floats should hopefully be functional, I'm not worried about flying with the extra weight, but take offs may be tricky.

The video is of the maiden, its a bit breezy and it has the worst adverse yaw I have ever seen, so most of the flight was done under 3/4 throttle. Once I got her dialed in, she cruises well at 1/3 to 1/2 throttle. The 2500kv motor with the beast prop is not really a speed set up. If you were looking for speed you may want to look into the 3000kv stryker motor.

At around 85 watts/lbs it defiantly flies on the wing, so if you are looking for blistering performance with some vertical then this is not the power system you are looking for.
Oct 04, 2012, 12:43 PM
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The floats should hopefully be functional,
What did you do to waterproof the airplane?

Gene K


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