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Nov 04, 2012, 01:12 AM
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Nov 04, 2012, 01:28 AM
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Ive being iching to fly my champ but the rain and really strong wind has prevented me so I just keep modding.

I also added a 3 bladed prop from my corsair.
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Nov 04, 2012, 05:16 AM
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New prop

Added a new prop to get more thrust I also colored in the spinner with sharpie.
Nov 04, 2012, 05:29 AM
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Here it is.

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Nov 04, 2012, 07:30 AM
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got a propeller from funco on ebay. 3 colors, missed where I could have chosen gray. black, orange.

like to see if gray will be any issue, harder to see in flight? but maybe not in video onboard?

The last flight I had plane issues maybe the prop, being weak, will see, I will order a better 5043 prop if need be
Nov 05, 2012, 10:47 AM
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Hey everyone! Love this thread! Im putting together Champ #2 switching over all the electronics to the new fuse. I am ordered the P51 motor and 400 battery. One thing I have been trying to figure out best way to:

Strengthen the whole plane, read about the glue coatings but is there a better way?

Also, I want an easier way to attach the wing to the fuse. Saw a post that had small magnets. Has anyone come up with a tried and true better method?

Until then, thank you all for the awesome information on the Champ!
Nov 05, 2012, 10:53 AM
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I was gonna use a rubber band method:

use two dowels front of wing back of wing and band.

I may just use larger rubberband, and overlap the whole fuse. or just leave it alone.
Nov 05, 2012, 10:54 AM
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electronics glue?

Oh, one more thing, what glue is best to put new motor in and the electronics?
Nov 05, 2012, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by ITLBOK333
Oh, one more thing, what glue is best to put new motor in and the electronics?
It's silicone caulk, actually. I know some of this stuff can be acidic (foam eating)... I believe you'll want the "electronics safe" kind.

I wouldn't use hot glue... it has no give (flex) which you'll probably want (unless you intend to never crash )

I'm sure if you call HH they'll know exactly what the stock stuff is... I'd use it... it's the best way to maintain your stock CoG.
Nov 05, 2012, 03:43 PM
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I used plane ole silicone for the bathroom.

I used hot glue and in a matter of a short time I just used whatever left over silicone I had around.

Just be careful of the vinegar base. Deep in the threads mentioned. You can place a little of gorilla white glue under the mounts and then overlay over the motor mount. Since this is on the motor they use such a small dab. and job is done
Nov 09, 2012, 05:50 AM
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Nice mods that i may try to. just one, mentioned earlier as well? thanks Nightfox for the pics

I may do that to the top fuselage so it does not pop off. placing a tab like the first pic, and then wrapping tape making a ribbon, and overlap to adhire to the tape only. on the nose. but I see the bat being in the way? Unless I place the ribbon first, then the bat.
Nov 09, 2012, 08:26 AM
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I think the most valuable mod to me is the bigger wheels. Second most valuable: the landing gear reinforcement.

Oh, I forgot to mention that I also put the mustang motor in my champ, and I do put two pieces of tape at the front of the fuselage to hold it together.

I posted that after 13 hours straight of school, so I was a little fried
Nov 09, 2012, 10:13 AM
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Got some 99 cent store assorted rubber bands will figure out a solution later. If a slot for the rear and band the front fuse. No matter what I got some rubber bands. Just none for the super cub. But I get those from the postage mail lol. They fall apart
Nov 09, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I'm not too sure if you really want that landing gear "too" stiff. When I first started flying the Champ, as far as the LG, it should have a little bounce to it to make the landing softer. BTW, I love the T-28 wheels/tires on the Champ.

Ever notice the small springs on the LG of some of the larger planes?


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