E-flite's New Carbon-Z Scimitar.... WOW! - Page 49 - RC Groups
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Jan 23, 2012, 02:05 PM
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Wow!!!!


Well I thought I would post a vid of my Scimitar. Considering the only other plane I have flown is the Beast 3D AS3X I dont think I did to bad other than the HARD touch and go LOL!! THIS WING ROCKS!!!! Now I wish the stinking retracts would come in!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=cybpOyDop9w
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Jan 23, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by pylot2b
Funny how its basically cheaper to buy a PNP then buy a replacement airframe. Bought a scimitar and retracts yesterday and destroyed it today on the maiden. I was getting it trimmed out and it just violently rolled and augered into the ground!! Total loss!!

Still not sure what happened. Airspeed was not an issue. Anyone else had this issue? It was setup per the manual. I was on low rates.
Similar story to me, a maiden disaster! Trying to get her trimmed out and hit the deck hard. I put it down to pilot error, but it's possible something went wrong which contributed to the crash. I did find one of the elevon servo's had stripped gears, even though there was no damage to the control surfaces?
Jan 23, 2012, 05:21 PM
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Hmmm

I am glad I have been reading this forum on the Scimitar since I am going to buy one this week. So should I be replacing the elevon servos with Hitec HS 82MG ??
Jan 23, 2012, 06:32 PM
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85MG could be a great option.


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Jan 23, 2012, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by djc230266
Similar story to me, a maiden disaster! Trying to get her trimmed out and hit the deck hard. I put it down to pilot error, but it's possible something went wrong which contributed to the crash. I did find one of the elevon servo's had stripped gears, even though there was no damage to the control surfaces?
When I unboxed my PNP all the control surfaces needed adjustment IE " one elevron was 2mm lower than the other one and the motor was not centered" if I had not noticed these things mine would most likley be a scrap pile of foam. maybe this is the issue alot of people are having. Just a thought
Jan 23, 2012, 06:50 PM
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Jan 23, 2012, 07:08 PM
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A whole 2mm? That's crazy. If only transmitters had movable sticks, or even devices for trimming in flight.

Or you'd think eflite would put instructions in the manual on control surface centering. Oh would you look at that, right there on page 13, with pictures and everything.

Seriously, if 2mm was a death sentence for this model you need to be flying something a little more sedate.

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Originally Posted by hotdog1
When I unboxed my PNP all the control surfaces needed adjustment IE " one elevron was 2mm lower than the other one and the motor was not centered" if I had not noticed these things mine would most likley be a scrap pile of foam. maybe this is the issue alot of people are having. Just a thought
Jan 23, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by fishfingers
you need to be flying something a little more sedate.
Yea maybe your right I guess I will go back to flying my 30% Extra and My Trex 700e 3g

Jan 23, 2012, 11:01 PM
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Nice pic.

That is an awesome plane.



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Jan 23, 2012, 11:09 PM
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thanks is was my first BIG plane now all my big stuff is gas and small stuff electric.I would have made it electric but I wanted smoke
Jan 24, 2012, 04:12 AM
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Originally Posted by djc230266
Similar story to me, a maiden disaster! Trying to get her trimmed out and hit the deck hard. I put it down to pilot error, but it's possible something went wrong which contributed to the crash. I did find one of the elevon servo's had stripped gears, even though there was no damage to the control surfaces?


Stripped? Did you take the case off & look? If not, I bet the gears themselves aren't stripped. There is something in the case that breakes that alows the gears to slip/ push apart from each other.
Jan 24, 2012, 07:09 PM
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The spinning top


Has anyone been able to preform the spinning top ie the very fast flat spin that is on the advertisement video ????
Jan 24, 2012, 09:29 PM
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I did it once. Haven't been able to repeat it.
Jan 24, 2012, 09:32 PM
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Has anyone been able to preform the spinning top ie the very fast flat spin that is on the advertisement video ????
I heard it was just a camera trick produced by those same fellas that faked that whole "we put a man on the moon" thing back in '69.
Jan 24, 2012, 11:22 PM
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Has anyone been able to preform the spinning top ie the very fast flat spin that is on the advertisement video ????
I tried it,not even close to the video!
Video looked cool!
Thats about it~!