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Dec 05, 2012, 10:50 PM
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Not contesting the concept that the Champ is great as a straight 3-channel

I love mine, and intend to keep flying it until it "is no more". It has the great advantage of going to the cricket oval 1 min from home, whenever the wind and my fancy allows.

My reason for looking at this, is exactly that......... I've also moved up to a larger plane (4-channel) and fly at club w/e's. By upgrading Champ, I want to avoid my "dumb thumb" moments, by having BOTH as 4-channel.

Alastair
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Dec 05, 2012, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by AlastairL
Not contesting the concept that the Champ is great as a straight 3-channel

I love mine, and intend to keep flying it until it "is no more". It has the great advantage of going to the cricket oval 1 min from home, whenever the wind and my fancy allows.

My reason for looking at this, is exactly that......... I've also moved up to a larger plane (4-channel) and fly at club w/e's. By upgrading Champ, I want to avoid my "dumb thumb" moments, by having BOTH as 4-channel.

Alastair
If you have a computerized Tx, you can leave the Champ 3 channel and set up the mix to simulate this if that's the main reason you want to do this.
Dec 05, 2012, 11:11 PM
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I was expecting worse!

I'll bet it wouldn't look too bad if you added some windows and details, maybe some white stripes.
Dec 05, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Haven't flown it yet. Was going to install the u51 motor to combat it...
Dec 05, 2012, 11:39 PM
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Something like this..
Dec 06, 2012, 01:28 AM
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Now that.....looks slick...but will she fly with all that paint weight?
Dec 06, 2012, 07:26 AM
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I imagine if you kept it in light coats, yes. You should try to get the weight of your champ right now with all the paint on it to see how much you put on.
Dec 06, 2012, 09:44 AM
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Originally Posted by pghgamer
Now that.....looks slick...but will she fly with all that paint weight?
I don't think Photoshop adds any weight

Gene K
Dec 06, 2012, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by speedy01
I don't think Photoshop adds any weight

Gene K
It was Microsoft paint!
Dec 06, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Originally Posted by nightfox7
It was Microsoft paint!
Is "Photoshop" a verb ?

Gene K
Dec 06, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Originally Posted by speedy01
Is "Photoshop" a verb ?

Gene K
sometimes
Dec 06, 2012, 09:37 PM
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It is now
Dec 06, 2012, 10:05 PM
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Before someone breaks out the Spray cans and Masking tape, be aware over 75% of the paint will be beind the CG, so additional nose weight will need to be added (the double whammy of a color change).

So remove old paint before you add new paint.
Dec 07, 2012, 12:50 AM
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Originally Posted by UNGN
Before someone breaks out the Spray cans and Masking tape, be aware over 75% of the paint will be beind the CG, so additional nose weight will need to be added (the double whammy of a color change).

So remove old paint before you add new paint.
Thus, my question back a page in post #4560
Dec 07, 2012, 02:54 PM
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One of my Champ's wheels popped off while I was taxiing and I lost the black 'collet' that holds it in place.

Does anyone have any suggestions about what I could use as a replacement?


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