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Old Mar 09, 2010, 09:30 PM
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Old Mar 09, 2010, 09:59 PM
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awesome, tony! i have watched a lot of videos of that airbus flying. looks like a lot of fun!
Old Mar 09, 2010, 10:45 PM
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awesome, tony! i have watched a lot of videos of that airbus flying. looks like a lot of fun!
Thanks Rob! I'm thinking about adding a strobe light kit to the A380 for sunset flying. I may do the same for the AC-47.

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Old Mar 10, 2010, 01:24 AM
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I have finished painting my Dynam Skybus in the AC-47 Spooky theme. I also have on order are navigation lights to fly at dusk like xplaneguy said.








Let me know what you guys think! This is my first project and so I am very excited with my finished work. Now I am much more nervous in flying it haha.
Old Mar 10, 2010, 01:32 AM
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It's not 100% exact but I am very pleased. I've flown it a few times prior to working on it and it flew great. I do plan on getting a 2.4ghz controller
Old Mar 10, 2010, 02:02 AM
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 08:56 AM
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OK - stupid question time this morning. I have unpacked this beast, and read the manual 5 times. Where and how are you mounting the battery to obtain the proper cg?
Old Mar 10, 2010, 09:49 AM
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OK - stupid question time this morning. I have unpacked this beast, and read the manual 5 times. Where and how are you mounting the battery to obtain the proper cg?
You have to remove the cockpit hatch on top. It's held on by strong magnets and takes a good tug to remove. Once removed, you will see the battery slot with velcro. Insert battery in that slot!


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Old Mar 10, 2010, 09:57 AM
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OK - stupid question time this morning. I have unpacked this beast, and read the manual 5 times. Where and how are you mounting the battery to obtain the proper cg?
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You have to remove the cockpit hatch in top. It's held on by strong magnets and takes a good tug to remove. Once removed, you will see the battery slot with velcro. Insert battery in that slot!


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I put the battery full forward in that slot and I don't need any pitch trim. Also, the magnets REALLY hold the hatch, so I made a little pull tab at the front with a couple inches of white plastic tape that just protrudes a bit above the nose...There may be more elegant solutions to that issue but it works for me, and you don't see it when the plane is flying.
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 11:00 AM
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I have finished painting my Dynam Skybus in the AC-47 Spooky theme. I also have on order are navigation lights to fly at dusk like xplaneguy said.

Let me know what you guys think! This is my first project and so I am very excited with my finished work. Now I am much more nervous in flying it haha.
Sh1bby69, your Spooky is just so cool...A fitting finish-out for this excellent flier. Better not fly it in a low, circling, left-bank pass over any 'Nam vets or they'll be down 'n dug in!
Old Mar 10, 2010, 11:08 AM
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did anybody else get ec3 connectors on the esc's and pack? kind of strange, i have never seen these on anything else but the pz birds.
They're what I have on mine. I like the "grippy" surface on the plugs that make them easy to pull apart. My little Turnigy Accucell-6 charger has a charge lead with alligator clips, so it's not an issue.
Old Mar 10, 2010, 01:51 PM
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mr. sh1bb69, your plane looks fantastic!!! very nicely done. i bet you can't wait to fly it in it's new paint. mine is all painted, i should be able to assmeble it tonight....then get some pics up. i found it easy to paint since it's so big.

edit: any tips on getting the spinners on? it seems like an awfully tight fit. i am leary of pressing too hard on the motor shafts.......
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Old Mar 10, 2010, 05:12 PM
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I also changed both the ESC and the stock battery connector to Deans Ultra. Balance connector is the standard lipo connector.

Here's a few photos of the A380 that I've been working on till the weather improves to finish the AC-47.

Tony
Have you put that jet into the air yet, and who is the maker of that jet I am thinking of getting one soon!
Old Mar 10, 2010, 07:01 PM
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mr. sh1bb69, your plane looks fantastic!!! very nicely done. i bet you can't wait to fly it in it's new paint. mine is all painted, i should be able to assmeble it tonight....then get some pics up. i found it easy to paint since it's so big.

edit: any tips on getting the spinners on? it seems like an awfully tight fit. i am leary of pressing too hard on the motor shafts.......
I just pressed it on but right now I have it set up so if the propellers where to touch the ground they would bend vs snap so I have no spinners on as of right now.

@bladehead haha you know there is a mod where you can add speakers to your plane to sound like it's firing. I also believe there is a red LED so that it'll flash. I thought of that too but I just want to get this out flying but waiting for a perfect day. BTW post your pics too!
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Have you put that jet into the air yet, and who is the maker of that jet I am thinking of getting one soon!
zagi - I purchased my PnP A380 from Banana Hobby and I believe it's made by Windrider/Blitz RC Works. I haven't been able to fly A380 or finish painting my AC-47 outside due to the strong winds here in the High Desert. It's literally howling outside right now. Unfortunantely, this will continue off and on for 4 months. The good news is better conditions are forecasted during the next 4 days. This weekend, my #1 priority is to finish painting the Spooky! After completion, if wind conditions are right, I'll fly the AC-47 & Airbus. Fingers crossed.

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http://www.bananahobby.com/2009.html

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