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Jan 20, 2013, 10:19 PM
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Originally Posted by wopachop
Stock motor is not worth very much. You can smoke them fast if you fly wide open for the entire flight. Yes a brushless is gonna need a new ESC. Could always learn with the stocker. If you crash and nose dive its possible to bend stuff.
I've got a SC that I upgraded to brushless, but now I'm putting together a SC dedicated float plane that I will be using around salt water. Theoretically, the brushed motor will last better in that environment (or not; we shall see.). I'll probably have to baby it, because it will be a bit overworked. But then I've got friends who've upgraded, so motors won't be in short supply.
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Jan 20, 2013, 10:35 PM
Scout CX | mCX2 | mSR | 120SR
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Originally Posted by DogFly.
If you you haven't done it already,

Disconnect the ACT for plane longevity!
That was already done by my LHS in front of me while I was paying for it, before it even left the store... just so I wouldn't forget
Jan 20, 2013, 10:53 PM
sKrude up, Rejected!
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Originally Posted by North_of_49
That was already done by my LHS in front of me while I was paying for it, before it even left the store... just so I wouldn't forget
They must like keeping their customers happy!
Jan 20, 2013, 11:03 PM
Scout CX | mCX2 | mSR | 120SR
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Originally Posted by DogFly.
They must like keeping their customers happy!
They're a good store.. have always gone above and beyond... within their power. They all know me there. They say I need a 3D printer
Jan 20, 2013, 11:33 PM
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Jan 20, 2013, 11:43 PM
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Sorry to hear (or not really) that your "guns" do sound louder, but really you should not be allowed to post video given the blue skies and nice weather you have out there in So. Cal. on in January....




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Originally Posted by quitcherbitchen
Flew it today with the machine gun module and was a bit disappointed. Could hardly hear it. After one battery which due to the weight didn't last long, I hollowed out the foam cone on the back of the bomb box module to make it a little louder. It did help, but due to the weight the plane was a dog. 130 grams doesn't sound that bad until you are forced to fly with it all the time. The parachute bomb drop is way more fun. Here is a clip of today with the machine gun unit. For this thing to work it needs to be lighter.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psPTO...ature=youtu.be
Jan 21, 2013, 03:19 AM
Bombs away!!!
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You weren't suppose to notice that.
Jan 21, 2013, 03:39 AM
Me a long time ago
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Look what I have here then. Can't but help notice.
Yes I have access to that field.
Jan 21, 2013, 05:00 AM
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Originally Posted by quitcherbitchen
You weren't suppose to notice that.
i wish i couldn't... been downright warm! what happened to winter?! i want another blast of arctic air please.
Jan 21, 2013, 05:40 AM
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Its 10 degrees here in Chicago. I'll send some cold air your way!
Jan 21, 2013, 08:02 AM
Tally Ho Chaps!
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Originally Posted by Flypoppa
Look what I have here then. Can't but help notice.
Yes I have access to that field.
We have it too!
How I wish I'd invested in some floats!
Jan 21, 2013, 10:02 AM
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What about taping the holes in the cowl and landing in snow?
Wanted to try here we got snow with that arctic blast.
But was windy and I wussed out.
Maybe even build some cheap skis from plastic bottles?
Jan 21, 2013, 12:16 PM
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its been in the 70s with very little wind in los angeles and i dont even have the damn plane yet. right now its 71
Jan 21, 2013, 12:46 PM
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Isnt that the way it works? I have 12 planes and windy single digit temps today!
Jan 21, 2013, 04:35 PM
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Quick question: My Cub has floats on it and I've found that taking off on water seems to be slightly tricky. When I am taxi-ing and increase speed, the plane usually veers sharply to one side, or zig zags just prior to lifting off the water. My floats are installed correctly, and not pointing in or out. Will giving the plane more up elevator solve this? A couple weeks ago this happened and I ended up bombing the plane right after take off.


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