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Jul 07, 2012, 11:41 AM
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I just about to re-build my edge but he's a picture of the motor box parts ;-)
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Jul 07, 2012, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Olie
That would be great Marcoeldragon.

Its only another $34 to send a whole plane over including the Spare parts I need. So I might wait until I get my tax return and get a 47" Extra SHP in the order as well.
Now me being just a Hillbilly, that there sounds like a sound investment. All of those spare parts for an additional $34.

You'' love the 47 SHP. Fine huckster. Here's mine.

Jul 07, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Reef_rc

Forward CG does seems to dampen the wing rock. I was out earlier and there was more stable than previously. THX!
Good. Glad it worked for you!
Jul 07, 2012, 08:32 PM
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I just got another 6 flights on mine and had a ball! A couple guys asked about the plane and loved seeing it in the air.

What a ball!
Jul 08, 2012, 02:26 AM
Serial Lurker
Well, I dawned my trusty set square and gave rebuilding the front end a shot.

With some help from:
- Pop Sticks
- 30min Expoxy
- Thin CA
- Medium CA
- Accelerator
- Fibre Glass Resin (for the Cowl)

It looks fairly straight, but with nothing to reference it to, it was a stab in the dark.

I basically came to the conclusion of, its already broken, how much worse can I make it?



Once its all dry and happy, I'll give it ago and see how badly the trust angle has been altered.
Jul 08, 2012, 02:40 AM
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Looks good. Nice job.

You did remember the motor inducement...3 degrees right and 1 degree down?
Jul 08, 2012, 02:57 AM
Serial Lurker
I'm not sure my tolerances were quite that good, but I can always adjust later with some washers if need be.
Jul 08, 2012, 03:49 AM
Fly Naked !
Looks like a good job to me. Keep us posted on how it flies.

It was 101 degrees here yesterday and humidity around 80% for once it was too hot for me to go fly. Hope to get a few flights in this morning early before it heats up again.
Jul 08, 2012, 07:29 AM
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Olie, good job!

Mum and son are at home, so no flights for me this weekend =)
Jul 08, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Battery Flight Time

My setup -- 130G Omega, 60A ZWT, 14x7APC, GenAce 3S 2200mAH 25C

I initially set my timer to 5 minutes then upped it to 6. Today I guess I was flying higher throttle because of wind and because of those loud nitro planes I couldn't hear my on-board beeper. I ended up losing power about 20 seconds short of 6 minutes and had to ditch in the high grass. Fortunately I had a head wind and just enough power left to harrier in with zero ground speed, not a scratch on the plane.

But, I'd like to up my flight time. Options--

I have a Zoar 14x7 wood prop. Don't know how much more efficient it will be. My guess I also need a metric reamer to set it up.

I could buy a couple 13x6.5 APC. Some say a 13x6.5 is big enough on 3S with that motor.

I could buy some 2600mAH 3S. I wouldn't mind having more but then I have two different sizes and have to remember what to set my timer to.

Suggestions and tips welcome.

Jul 09, 2012, 02:30 AM
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How much mAh's fills in your batteries after flight?
Jul 09, 2012, 04:14 AM
Serial Lurker
Well great news!

It flies just as well as it did before, it even does flat spins slightly better, I'm guessing due to the extra weight.

Very Happy with the result.
Jul 09, 2012, 07:53 AM
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Originally Posted by AlexGold
How much mAh's fills in your batteries after flight?
I checked on a couple early flights but they were really short. The bottom line is the low voltage beeper I put in going off so regardless of what's left, at six minutes I may have at best zero reserve to get back to the runway.

Jul 09, 2012, 08:36 AM
Fly Naked !
13x6.5 will get you a little bit more time. Maybe another 30 seconds it has IMO slightly less thrust so it requires a touch more throttle but the smaller size spins up easier so you use less amps /watts. Nothing wrong with it I have made about 25 flights on it. I just like the 14x7 better if I had never tried one I would like the 13x6.5 more. That XOAR prop should slide right on by the way. I have 30c 2200 GForce batteries in mine. I have my timer set for 6 minutes. I fly hard for the first 3-4 minutes then go easy till the timer beeps at 5 minutes and am on the ground taxiing back or already stopped at 6 minutes, normally around 11.4 volts left in the battery. I have 2 2650 batteries that I can get 7 minutes out of but usually don't take with me due to the extra weight.
Last edited by MARCOELDRAGON; Jul 09, 2012 at 11:16 AM.
Jul 09, 2012, 12:19 PM
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I can't imagine, how hard you are hacking, cause my timer is set to 7 minutes and I have 11.3V left after flight in my Zippy batteries. And it always recieves 1600-1800mAhs after my flights. I'm useing Hacker 12L with 13x6 wood prop now and waiting for Omega. May be Omega drains more amps? Or wood is more efficient?

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