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Old Jun 29, 2010, 11:54 PM
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LOOK MOM! TEN THUMBS!
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darkseide - The mustang motor is where I was heading next.


minnieflyer - honestly it dont fly all that much different. slightly more drag, but nothing like the floats a few posts back would be. And you can see in the vid's that one still had some go.


I will have to upgrade the landing gear though, If you dont "grease it in" you could very well bend the gear.

ungn - the tire/wheel combo weighs 2.14g each so Im still well under 5 grams with the tires and the CF Struts. But I may go back and do that after all the upgrades start weighing her down.

The tundra's didnt even throw the COG off.
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Old Jun 29, 2010, 11:55 PM
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How did you install them?

It doesn't appear me to me that the collets are removable on the axle..

~Kev
Old Jun 29, 2010, 11:55 PM
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Sukhoi or Sukhoi XP motor? Correct me if I'm mistaken here as well, but I thought the Sukhoi XP and Mustang motors were basically the same?

~Kev
Yes and the Champ has a regular Sukhoi motor. Translucent white endbell.

The Mustang Motor has a Black endbell.
Old Jun 30, 2010, 12:02 AM
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How did you install them?

It doesn't appear me to me that the collets are removable on the axle..

~Kev
I took a small set of side cutters, put them behind the collet and gently pulled.
They popped right off. the inside collets just slid off with no pressure.
Then I put the wheels on and pushed the outside collets back on, with a small drop of thin CA to keep em there.
Old Jun 30, 2010, 12:30 AM
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The collets are easily removable... In fact, they may remove themselves upon landing so that the wheels may unexpectedly experience total freedom.
Old Jun 30, 2010, 08:16 AM
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minnieflyer - honestly it dont fly all that much different. slightly more drag, but nothing like the floats a few posts back would be. And you can see in the vid's that one still had some go.
Thanks for the info Desert. Those tires look great - post more pics and show them off!!
Old Jun 30, 2010, 08:39 AM
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I'll be putting in my mustang motor soon I hope. Also I hope it's not a dud; there seems to be a lot of bad UMP51 motors; my new suk had one go after 2 flights.
Old Jun 30, 2010, 10:16 AM
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are the sukhoi and champ props the same?
Old Jun 30, 2010, 10:17 AM
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are the sukhoi and champ props the same?
XP, Mustang, 4-site and Champ props are the same.
Old Jun 30, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Yes and the Champ has a regular Sukhoi motor. Translucent white endbell.

The Mustang Motor has a Black endbell.
As does the 4-site.
Old Jun 30, 2010, 11:58 AM
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The GWS 5043 prop works well on the Champ. That prop coupled with mustang motor, and Hyperion batts should work very well if one decides to carry a spy cam which I intend to do. Also if one were to have floats that combo would do wonders I bet.
Old Jun 30, 2010, 05:23 PM
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XP, Mustang, 4-site and Champ props are the same.
Yes they are, I confirmed with a visual inspection today at the LHS.. they are all under different part numbers, but carry the exact same printing on them..

"130X70"

Also, I picked up the Dubro 150mw wheels today and got them installed after work.. dang she looks the part now!

I was wondering what a higher thrust prop would be, but one that doesn't necessarily increase the pitch speed.. I'm looking to make a big bad bushwacker outta this plane :P

~Kev
Old Jul 02, 2010, 10:50 AM
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This is my first attempt at submitting anything to RCGroups. Hopefully there will be an attached photo of my mods to the Champ. I purchased the fuselage with electronics at my lhs. I used the photo of the full size Scout and a free flight plan by Larry Kruse as the basis for this model. It has yet to be flown. There are another pair of struts, exhausts, intake scoop and a few other details before I declare it finished.
David
Old Jul 02, 2010, 11:46 AM
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Really nice looking job David. What paints did you use and did you spray or brush?
Jeff


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