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Sep 27, 2012, 10:56 AM
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this one is RED is the fastest

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Sep 27, 2012, 11:51 AM
Bombs away!!!
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That's funny.
Sep 27, 2012, 12:56 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JDMJim
lets not start with the wings on fwd cars here.
Ok, so I do drive a red car with a wing on it, to be honest.
It's a 911 car with a lot of track time, so I have a good excuse

But I'm not sure what fwd vs rwd matters with wings. You gave to be min 75mph for it to do anything at all, and at that point, you're not using the downforce for accel traction, so drive is moot. Drive matters (for basics) just on turn exits (you accelerate), where wings don't. For example, watch where the f1 guys open the DRS wing slot in qualifying: right at apex, or earlier.

That being said, I don't think I've ever been on a track with a fwd car (that wasn't a joke)... for good reasons on its own. And if you don't track, then likelihood of needing a wing is small.

There are only 2 cars that I can think of that need wings for the road, a 911, and likely the Nissan Z cars. This is due to the sloped rear deck causing lift at greater than 75mph. That's why the grill on modern 911s w/o wings pops up on the interstate.
Sep 27, 2012, 02:03 PM
2 many planes & 2 little time
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Good one DaxFX


Um, where can I get one of those for my Reliant?
Sep 27, 2012, 04:42 PM
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So I finally got my CG sorted after repairs. I had to add an OUNCE of lead to the tail (just in front of the belly duct) to get it to balance correctly. That's with the battery as far back as possible (any further and the hatch won't shut).

Anybody else have those sorts of problems?? What the heck?
Sep 27, 2012, 05:51 PM
Bombs away!!!
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Yes, I did. Move the battery back 1/2" and then move the ESC to the middle left of the hatch area not near the front. That should solve your CG without weight in the tail.
Sep 27, 2012, 07:46 PM
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My rx is middle left. Not sure if there's room on the right for the 60a ESC...
Sep 27, 2012, 10:49 PM
Bombs away!!!
quitcherbitchen's Avatar
I have a 60 amp Eflite Pro in mine. I'd take picture of it if it wasn't for the fact there is a car parked under it. Try squeezing in under the fuse side lip more to the outside. If I remember mine is kind of tucked under the lip.
Sep 28, 2012, 08:50 AM
You can't take the sky from me
copperbricks's Avatar
I've got a 40 amp pro in mine. Just put it in where the stock esc goes. Had to hog out a bit of foam, but it fits in fine.
Sep 28, 2012, 09:02 AM
Bombs away!!!
quitcherbitchen's Avatar
40 amp won't cut it with a bigger, motor prop, and battery. With a P-25 and a metal motor mount things get nose heavy fast and depending on the battery so does the plane(fast).
Sep 28, 2012, 10:16 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jtaylor996
Ok, so I do drive a red car with a wing on it, to be honest.
It's a 911 car with a lot of track time, so I have a good excuse

But I'm not sure what fwd vs rwd matters with wings. You gave to be min 75mph for it to do anything at all, and at that point, you're not using the downforce for accel traction, so drive is moot. Drive matters (for basics) just on turn exits (you accelerate), where wings don't. For example, watch where the f1 guys open the DRS wing slot in qualifying: right at apex, or earlier.

That being said, I don't think I've ever been on a track with a fwd car (that wasn't a joke)... for good reasons on its own. And if you don't track, then likelihood of needing a wing is small.

There are only 2 cars that I can think of that need wings for the road, a 911, and likely the Nissan Z cars. This is due to the sloped rear deck causing lift at greater than 75mph. That's why the grill on modern 911s w/o wings pops up on the interstate.
it all makes sense. as to fwd cars, I can see a wing working when the car has a big rear sway bar and setup to be tail happy.



what 1100hp fwd requires for downforce....and only works on high speed turns too....
Sep 28, 2012, 10:42 AM
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Like I said, I've never seen a FWD on the track, that wasn't a joke
Sep 30, 2012, 07:39 AM
2 many planes & 2 little time
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I used a 480 plus motor on 4s and a 60a Eflite ESC, No weight added with 2200mah 4s in original position. Good combo for short fast flights.
Sep 30, 2012, 09:29 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by scootrb4
I used a 480 plus motor on 4s and a 60a Eflite ESC, No weight added with 2200mah 4s in original position. Good combo for short fast flights.
What KV ?
thanks
Sep 30, 2012, 09:35 AM
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This seems like a great warbird. I am considering flying the stock set-up without landing gear/retracts and no flaps. My concern is whether it can be hand launched without problems? How does she fly from the hand?


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