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Dec 12, 2012, 07:55 PM
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5 weeks!
Not much flying for you these days I guess then eh? Congrats!
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Dec 12, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Originally Posted by turnerm
Do you honestly think that Ben just hasn't gotten around to thinking about this sort of thing? I mean... he IS in this business to ultimately make money. Yes, he enjoys the hobby and it's great that he's making money on something he loves but come on man... he's in it to make money.

So if he's in it to make money don't you think he thinks through these sorts of issues? Do you envision him sitting around at home browsing the forums and then slapping himself on the forehead and saying "HOLY SH****T!!! Why didn't I think of that?? This guy is brilliant!!"

I'm pretty sure there is simply more to the equation than you are considering.
Hahahaha.... I can just see it Might have happened a time or two in the first year of business... I doubt it is happening at this point. That is too funny.
Dec 12, 2012, 09:23 PM
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Hey guys,

I know there's been a lot of talk about spinners. I understand that 1.5 seems to be the best fit. Has anyone tried a 1.75? If so would that work or be too big.

I'm hoping to use the xoar 14x7 and will cut if I have to, but would rather not.

Thanks!
Dec 12, 2012, 09:25 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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You can use one, but it is too big for the model...

SteveT
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Dec 12, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SteveT.
You can use one, but it is too big for the model...

SteveT
What's the best spinner to fit the 14x7 with the least modifications?
Dec 12, 2012, 09:37 PM
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None of the 1.5" will fit...

SteveT
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Dec 12, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Dang, thought that'd be the case. Whats the best method to cutting one to fit? I'd think dremel or hand file.

Thanks
Dec 12, 2012, 09:42 PM
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Yup...

SteveT
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Dec 12, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Thanks for the prompt help Steve! You're gonna be a valuable asset when I begin building the edge and my slick. Your collection is amazing btw!
Dec 12, 2012, 10:02 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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Thanks for the prompt help Steve! You're gonna be a valuable asset when I begin building the edge and my slick. Your collection is amazing btw!
Thank you.. always happy to help... You are also always welcome to PM me if you need help...

And if using an Omega 130 gram motor, an APC 13X7.5 is quite sufficient on this plane..

SteveT
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Dec 13, 2012, 08:01 PM
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First Tail Drag!


Today I flew in harrier about 12" off the ground for the first time! I have been doing them about 20 ft up. Let me tell you flying low is exhilarating!! Had so much fun flying my edge 540 today! landing gear still stinks, but hey fys amazing! Thanks for everyones help! Cant wait to build my 57" extra still in the box!
Dec 13, 2012, 08:07 PM
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It's amazing that the few that have problems with the gear say it stinks....and yet the rest (myself included) have no problems with it....

SteveT
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Dec 13, 2012, 08:47 PM
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gear gets stronger with time, when I first got this plane back in sept 2011, I was bending the gear all the time, now, 465 flights latter, 3rd motor box, same epoxied in gear, and I rarely if ever bend the gear, go figure
Dec 13, 2012, 09:01 PM
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I harrier land 100% of the time and my gear never bends. You'd think harrier landings would be rougher than traditional landings.
Dec 14, 2012, 09:24 AM
Fly it 'till it breaks.
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I harrier land 100% of the time and my gear never bends. You'd think harrier landings would be rougher than traditional landings.
Depends how sloppy you are

I hated the wire gear for the bending all the time, but I learned to love it for it's forgiveness and shock effect in a crash. I crashed it the first day and ruined the temper so it was weak from the start. I'd Clipped a 4ft fence with the gear at the end of the runway coming in too low for landing and nosed it into the ground. Had it been carbon gear though, it wouldn't have flexed like it did and the plane would have hit the ground directly on the nose. Got away with a broken prop and chipped cowl instead of rebuilding the motor box or worse. Pancaked the plane a month later & the gear soaked up the impact with no damage to the plane. For as much of a pain as it was every time it bent on a landing, I'm surely thankful it bent when I crashed, otherwise it wouldn't still be sitting in my hangar.

I still have yet to replace the motor box from my last incident. One of these days I'll get around to it. Been having a lot of fun with my EF Edge but I REALLY miss how this one did blenders and pop-tops. I need a whole new setup again, but I guess the longer I wait the sweeter the reunion is going to be


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