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Jul 04, 2011, 12:06 PM
Quadrophenia
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Joe,

Wish I was there to see you with your new Vyper. I still like mine a lot as well. Have fun!

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Jul 04, 2011, 01:12 PM
aka JetMan Joe
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Originally Posted by egaus
Joe,

Wish I was there to see you with your new Vyper. I still like mine a lot as well. Have fun!

e
Thanks again! I love that plane.
Jul 04, 2011, 01:21 PM
aka JetMan Joe
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Hey Sam,

That hop up replacement motor for the PA 260 thrust 30 is Hyperions HP-ZS3020-10. It's $10 less then the thrust and handles 380 more watts (850 vs. 470). There's a 2 oz weight penalty but it will run the 13x6.5e WOT as long as you want.

Joe
Jul 04, 2011, 02:22 PM
Well then, a taste it shall be
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Originally Posted by MCSGUY
Hey Sam,

That hop up replacement motor for the PA 260 thrust 30 is Hyperions HP-ZS3020-10. It's $10 less then the thrust and handles 380 more watts (850 vs. 470). There's a 2 oz weight penalty but it will run the 13x6.5e WOT as long as you want.

Joe
Thanks joe, I will have to check that out.
Jul 04, 2011, 05:35 PM
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With two ounces more on the nose, you'll have a hard time balancing out the CG, the battery doesn't go much further back. I'd stick with the Thrust 30 on 12x6 dude..

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Jul 05, 2011, 01:14 AM
aka JetMan Joe
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Originally Posted by egaus
With two ounces more on the nose, you'll have a hard time balancing out the CG, the battery doesn't go much further back. I'd stick with the Thrust 30 on 12x6 dude..

e
On my PA 260 I had changed out the stock servo at .37oz with a heavier Hytec unit at .66 oz. I had also beefed up the wimpy tail wheel. Both of those changes apparantly were enough to avoid any balancing problems when I switched over to the Hyperion unit a while back. Thanks for the heads up Eric.
Last edited by MCSGUY; Jul 05, 2011 at 04:36 AM.
Jul 05, 2011, 11:06 AM
Go Hawks!
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Lesson for July 5th, 2011

Always check your ailerons for proper direction before you take off.

And with that, I present you with a video of someone who didn't do a proper preflight before his maiden
The plane is a Bill Hempell 50% Edge. The plane is not new, but apparently its new to the pilot as he just bought it

DSCF5747.AVI (0 min 15 sec)
Jul 05, 2011, 11:46 AM
Got the Slickness
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Wow... expensive lesson for the pilot.
Jul 05, 2011, 11:51 AM
Ride Blue
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Thinking of selling some planes:

Abell Extra 260 (30cc Electric) - w/ wing bag, and 2 x 6s 5000mAh packs (runs on a single 6s pack) - all RTF minus Rx. Perfect intro into 30cc birds. $400 (local)

Twisted Hobbies Xtra Slick - w/ 6 x 2s 450mAh packs, and 6 x 3s 450mAh packs (all Gens Ace) - all RTF minus Rx. Great foamie (this is a budget slick, so has my own paint on it). $115 (local)

pm me for more info/pics.
Jul 05, 2011, 11:58 AM
Well then, a taste it shall be
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Looks like the weather is going to be great tomorrow. Anyone planning on hitting up MARC tomorrow evening? I won't be able to get out as much during the week because I am back in school and an going to be working later.
Jul 05, 2011, 03:52 PM
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FlopGun specials


Quote:
Originally Posted by MCSGUY
Hey Sam,

That hop up replacement motor for the PA 260 thrust 30 is Hyperions HP-ZS3020-10. It's $10 less then the thrust and handles 380 more watts (850 vs. 470). There's a 2 oz weight penalty but it will run the 13x6.5e WOT as long as you want.

Joe
Another excellent replacement for the Thrust 30 is the Motrofly 2815 with the FlopGun special 930Kv wind. I had the Thrust 30 on my EF 540T and it performed OK although the 540T is ~13 Oz heavier than the PA260*. When I put the Motrofly unit on, the plane really came alive and the weight penalty is under 1 Oz. In both cases I was running a Xoar 13x6.5 and blue 2200 packs.

To get this Motor I emailed Ken at Motrofly and he told me to order the 1100Kv unit with "special instructions". I had it in two days!

Speaking of FlopGun recomendations, he also suggested the Airtronics 94809 digital metal gear servo. These will put out up to 39Oz-in of torque at 0.10 speed in the same size case as the Hitec HS65MG and they are smoooooth. They are pricey at ~$45, but it's one of those "get what you paid for" deals. Here is the sevo link:

Airtronics 94809

Cheers -mark
*BTW my PA260 weighed 33Oz, the EF 540T weighs 46Oz.
Jul 05, 2011, 11:51 PM
aka JetMan Joe
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Thanks Mark, I appreciate the info.
Jul 06, 2011, 01:48 AM
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FGF Fly in.


Flop Gun and Vitter 3D Flying at Flaming Geyser Flyers two weeks ago.

Flop Gun at FGF (4 min 13 sec)



Vitter at FGF (4 min 3 sec)



Had to remove the music, didn't want to get in trouble with copy right laws, sorry about that!
Jul 06, 2011, 02:34 AM
You brought two too many.
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Thanks for sharing Juan, good videos. Vitter, time to come full around with those rollers.

And yes, I love those Airtronics 94809s, they are worth the extra coin. Fast, center perfectly and strong.
Jul 06, 2011, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by FlopGun
Thanks for sharing Juan, good videos. Vitter, time to come full around with those rollers.

And yes, I love those Airtronics 94809s, they are worth the extra coin. Fast, center perfectly and strong.
No problem John!


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