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Dec 16, 2012, 11:53 PM
It's gone...
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We found that these planes really like a Heaver battery.
Who is "We"?
Just curious.
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Dec 17, 2012, 12:04 AM
Irg
Irg
ol' yellow eyes is back
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Who is "We"?
Just curious.
Tim and the voices in his head.
Dec 17, 2012, 12:42 AM
Some.. call him Tim...
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Originally Posted by _OZ_
Who is "We"?
Just curious.
If you have the time to read threw the thread(i never do),The 50 guys that were flying this plane when it first came out..

I was one of the first to start flying 3600s in the Edge, and it didn't take long to catch on. now if you ask Daniel Holman, he'll tell you that 3600s are the sweet spot..

As I said before, the plane just digs into its moves better, if it's too light it pops out of them..


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Tim and the voices in his head.

You don't want to know, what those voices say..
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Dec 17, 2012, 04:39 AM
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I've have had great luck with the HS5245MG, but not until I had reset the deadbands. I was getting extremely poor centering until I bought a programmer and set them all at 1. You want your deadbands as low as possible, and mine came out of the box at something like 2, 5, 7, 8.

The plane was always flew fine except I was trimming it out on every straight pass. It just woukdn't stay trimmed out, because the servos were centering so poorly. Once I reset the dead bands, the plane became super locked in and groovy.

You can get a Hi tec servo programmer that works on your PC for as little as $25, but I bought the expensive one because I can use it at the field. It saved me once when I forgot to set the dead bands on my new MXS. The heli guys are always wanting to borrow it too, so now I just keep the programmer in my glovebox.

If you're in Florida, stop by and we'll set your servos up![/QUOTE]
Unfortunately i don't reside in the US. A friend of mine has a Hitec prgrammer, i'll get him to do it
Dec 21, 2012, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Ducati Mechanic
If you have the time to read threw the thread(i never do),The 50 guys that were flying this plane when it first came out..

I was one of the first to start flying 3600s in the Edge, and it didn't take long to catch on. now if you ask Daniel Holman, he'll tell you that 3600s are the sweet spot..

As I said before, the plane just digs into its moves better, if it's too light it pops out of them..





You don't want to know, what those voices say..
I run 4000's and I think they're great. These planes are so light that I think the extra weight is good.
Dec 22, 2012, 03:56 PM
Back in the hobby- ALL in!
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Well, the build on my 60" Extra officially started today. Just went over the entire airframe with an iron. I haven't covered anything in a LONG time. didn't realize how much heat Ultracoat needs. Got it all tight as a drum now! Any build pointers (other than the manual and build videos)? I went over all the joints and seams in the motor box and firewall/ battery compartment with thin CA. Any other gems of wisdom would be welcome.
Thanks.
Dec 22, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Any build pointers (other than the manual and build videos)?
Check my 60" Extra blog report for set up photos and such.

Note: Since flying the plane I have since moved the ball links on the ailerons to the opposite side of the control horn.
Dec 22, 2012, 05:24 PM
Some.. call him Tim...
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Just follow the directions, and if you have any questions? feel free to ask! with a build of this quality There's no need to rush..
Dec 22, 2012, 05:50 PM
See you in Valhalla
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Originally Posted by dth7
Well, the build on my 60" Extra officially started today. Just went over the entire airframe with an iron. I haven't covered anything in a LONG time. didn't realize how much heat Ultracoat needs. Got it all tight as a drum now! Any build pointers (other than the manual and build videos)? I went over all the joints and seams in the motor box and firewall/ battery compartment with thin CA. Any other gems of wisdom would be welcome.
Thanks.
One thing I like to do on all ARFs is wait until I get the control surfaces hinged before I put the control arm in. This way I can make sure the hole in the control arm is perpendicular to the hinge line.

Another thing you could do is seal the hinges with ultracote (plug for son's lemonade stand).
Dec 26, 2012, 12:10 PM
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I had a red one that broke in half when I was hucking DOD & someone on the flightline was messing around with a foamy and did a KE pass 2 feet in front of my face. I jumped because it came out of nowhere and I broke my fuse in 2.

I bought the blue one last week. I finished it in 1 day. But I didn't find the LG cuffs until I pulled out the cowl & my gear was already on. There was nothing in the directions about them either. So mine are not installed because I'd have to take apart the wheel pants & tires to put them on.

I have the original motor not the MK II so I'm running a xoar 15x7. I also have a "special" ESC that I am beta testing (not airboss) that looks promising so far.
Dec 26, 2012, 01:52 PM
See you in Valhalla
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Department of Defense?

That sucks about somebody KE passing your face...did he apologize, or buy you a new airframe?
Dec 26, 2012, 02:33 PM
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Dec 26, 2012, 04:06 PM
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DOD = Down On Deck
Dec 26, 2012, 04:16 PM
See you in Valhalla
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Thanks Oz!
Dec 27, 2012, 05:28 PM
Got the Slickness
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[QUOTE=

I've have had great luck with the HS5245MG, but not until I had reset the deadbands. I was getting extremely poor centering until I bought a programmer and set them all at 1. You want your deadbands as low as possible, and mine came out of the box at something like 2, 5, 7, 8.

The plane was always flew fine except I was trimming it out on every straight pass. It just woukdn't stay trimmed out, because the servos were centering so poorly. Once I reset the dead bands, the plane became super locked in and groovy.

You can get a Hi tec servo programmer that works on your PC for as little as $25, but I bought the expensive one because I can use it at the field. It saved me once when I forgot to set the dead bands on my new MXS. The heli guys are always wanting to borrow it too, so now I just keep the programmer in my glovebox.

If you're in Florida, stop by and we'll set your servos up![/QUOTE]

Anyone familiar using the Hitec HPP-21 Programmer with their PC? Can I set the dead band on my servos that are already installed in my airframes as long as I can plug the servo into the programmer by the computer?


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