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Old May 29, 2011, 07:15 PM
ajbaker
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May 29, 2011, 07:17 PM
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Gotem lots of bolts.


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Originally Posted by mbreslin
AJ: I actually had to email advantage hobby, I'm missing those large screws to hold the wing down.
Well, today is your lucky day. Since I do a lot of scratch building, I use those very often as wing hold down bolts just like MPX. If you will PM me your address, I will send you a couple of them so you can build your FC.
AJ
May 29, 2011, 07:26 PM
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Just in case...http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZWM2&P=X

OH NO......very sorry "You have gone and done it now." I promise to be much more carefull .....
May 29, 2011, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by mbreslin
And the small parts set is out of stock everywhere including advantage hobby which means who knows how long until I get the parts. No matter the outcome I will never order from them again.
any of the metric screws are availalble in any city which has a nuts n bolts specialty store.
jut take a sample to the store .
The heads will likely be socket but that's even better.
The correct wrenchs are also easy to come by - just ask for one number smaller than the screw size
example : a 4mm requires a 3mm wrench
May 29, 2011, 07:31 PM
I fly lawn darts with wings.
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Originally Posted by SON OF PALEFACE
Just in case...http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXZWM2&P=X

OH NO......very sorry "You have gone and done it now." I promise to be much more carefull .....
This and everywhere else, as I said, out of stock.
May 29, 2011, 07:32 PM
I fly lawn darts with wings.
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Originally Posted by guy hanson
any of the metric screws are availalble in any city which has a nuts n bolts specialty store.
jut take a sample to the store .
The heads will likely be socket but that's even better.
The correct wrenchs are also easy to come by - just ask for one number smaller than the screw size
example : a 4mm requires a 3mm wrench
I am unable to take a sample as both screws are missing. If anyone knows the exact size I can look around.

Edit: Got it, M5 x 50 mm.
May 29, 2011, 07:35 PM
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Maiden +1


Here is my second flight of the FC with the CG moved to 70mm and I used a 2200mah 25C LiPo. Wow. What a difference. Thanks to Prof100 and Son of Paleface for your suggestions. They worked out better than expected.
AJ

Fun Cub w-CG70mm-orig.MOV (3 min 13 sec)
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May 29, 2011, 07:44 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Here is my second flight of the FC with the CG moved to 70mm and I used a 2200mah 25C LiPo. Wow. What a difference. Thanks to Prof100 and Son of Paleface for your suggestions. They worked out better than expected.
AJ

Watch this is 1080p for your viewing comfort:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0p38rzgvaQ
AJ,

You removed the video.
May 29, 2011, 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
In my experience, most all vendors have standard lies that they tell.
1. The motor always weighs more that what is claimed.
2. The thrust is always less than is claimed.
3. The Watts claimed are always less than claimed.
4. The AUW is always more than claimed.
5. The AUW does not include the motor - I guess because the motor is not needed to fly the plane.
6. The skill set required to fly it is always less than what is really needed.
7. Always less crash resistant than promised... (from mavlo77)

I am sure the guys in here could add on another 10-20 things that vendors "fudge" on.
Then, there are a few (very few) vendors that do their best to tell the truth like MicroDan and DrKiwi (I am not sure if he is a vendor or not. But, he ALWAYS speaks the truth in a very nice communicative style. It appears to me that even if a person is wrong, he finds some way to give credit to any part of that persons statement that is right).
AJ
8. Someone will tell you, you can get some item from Hobbyking for $9.95 but forgot to mention the $12.00 postage.
Ron
May 29, 2011, 08:16 PM
I fly lawn darts with wings.
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Originally Posted by A Rdnek
8. Someone will tell you, you can get some item from Hobbyking for $9.95 but forgot to mention the $12.00 postage.
Ron
And 4-6 weeks wait for delivery.
May 29, 2011, 08:43 PM
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UTUBE - Yuk


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Originally Posted by Prof100
AJ,

You removed the video.
Yeah. The voice and video were terribly out of sync. So, I deleted it and I am currently trying to reload it (12 tries so far). I am getting to where I hate utube-me.
AJ
May 29, 2011, 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by ajbaker
Yeah. The voice and video were terribly out of sync. So, I deleted it and I am currently trying to reload it (12 tries so far). I am getting to where I hate utube-me.
AJ
Just do sub titles. I will think I am watching a foreign film.
May 29, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Jurgen Heilig
The stock design is just a 90° bend in the wire also. You just do the bend in another direction, so that you can glue the wire more firmly to the rudder horn.

Jürgen
I believe it is bad clumsy design.
May 29, 2011, 11:20 PM
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I am just starting to redesign the tail steering.


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Originally Posted by Prof100
I believe it is bad clumsy design.
The whole design of the steering tail wheel is totally and completely worthless. I have landed my FC about 8 times in all and ALL 8 times, the tail wheel bent in whatever direction it wanted to. The wire is too small and the design looks like it was done by a sick 5th grader. Because of its bad design, I broke a rudder servo on smooth landing. If you watch my maiden #2, you will see how the plane jets off to the left because the servo is broken.
The FC is certainly not up to the usual MPX standards (EZ*, Fun Jet, Mentor, Cularis) that I have come to expect. They charge an outrageous price for their planes and usually deliver the quality to go with it. For being overpriced, I expect perfection. The FC is considerably below that. I would rate it about a c- in quality in their world of models. The final flying plane IMO is about a B+. I am going to try to make it more fun by building a really lightweight FC and not use all the "proprietary" stuff that locks everyone into using JUST MPX pieces/parts. With all the help I am getting here in the thread, I am optimistic. It does require thinking outside the box though. Prof100 and NFZ and a lot of others (except one) are aces at that. Ok. I will climb down off my soapbox, get my positive attitude back on, and wait for the firestorm.
AJ

Fun Cub w-CG70mm-orig.MOV (3 min 13 sec)
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May 29, 2011, 11:33 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ajbaker
The whole design of the steering tail wheel is totally and completely worthless. I have landed my FC about 8 times in all and ALL 8 times, the tail wheel bent in whatever direction it wanted to. The wire is too small and the design looks like it was done by a sick 5th grader. Because of its bad design, I broke a rudder servo on smooth landing. If you watch my maiden #2, you will see how the plane jets off to the left because the servo is broken.
The FC is certainly not up to the usual MPX standards (EZ*, Fun Jet, Mentor, Cularis) that I have come to expect. They charge an outrageous price for their planes and usually deliver the quality to go with it. For being overpriced, I expect perfection. The FC is considerably below that. I would rate it about a c- in quality in their world of models. The final flying plane IMO is about a B+. I am going to try to make it more fun by building a really lightweight FC and not use all the "proprietary" stuff that locks everyone into using JUST MPX pieces/parts. With all the help I am getting here in the thread, I am optimistic. It does require thinking outside the box though. Prof100 and NFZ and a lot of others (except one) are aces at that. Ok. I will climb down off my soapbox, get my positive attitude back on, and wait for the firestorm.
AJ
AJ,

That flew much better. Very good video and flying. BTW, yours looks like it has bigger tail.

Bill


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