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Sep 30, 2012, 09:40 PM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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the flying qualities will be really nice just a little concerned about performance more than anything. i guess im just hoping battery tech evolves a little more during this models life span. i dont want to go turbine if u dont have to.


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Originally Posted by Arngeir Blakseth
I'm not too surprised about the weight, I'm working on a 1/5 F-5 and my target is 44-45lbs RTF, with two SM110mm fans to power it, plan is 13-14kW total input power. So these much larger planes should be very nice to fly at the same weight, as long as they have enough power that is.
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Oct 01, 2012, 08:51 AM
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I know what you mean, I'm looking at carrying 13lbs of batteries in my F-5 to get the desired performance and duration so any advances in battey technology will be good.
Oct 01, 2012, 09:03 AM
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I bet yours will be faster than mine Brent. With your ducting it should move out pretty nice. Mine with just a divider between the fans and cheater holes is doing 135mph.
Oct 01, 2012, 09:12 AM
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Has anyoone heard of these "New" carbon nano batteries? Supposedly very light weight and high power....
Oct 01, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Just hangin' out today touching up the Talon. A little paint here, another little detail peice there.. you know the drill.

I was humming the song from the Wizard of Oz when the Lion, Scare crow, Tin man and Dorothy are about to see the wizard and were getting all fixed up ..A touch.. up... here ...and... touch... up... there ..and ..a ...la ...de ..da
Oct 01, 2012, 03:30 PM
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Back when the gear door blew off on the second flight I had to make a new door a few months ago. I ordered the replacment U.S. decal from Callie and that came in so I put that on today and added a thin black stripe on the leading edge of the wing.
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Oct 01, 2012, 03:57 PM
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Man Andy you did such a fantastic job on that plane!! So what's the next project and I'll take it will start right after you get back from Vegas? w
Oct 01, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Thanks Walt,

Not sure what the next build will be. I did make a new rule though, I have to give up a plane before I can start a new one. Man I have to start thinning the fleet a little ...no more room

The next build short list in no particular order:

Rare Bear
F-15
AV8 Harrier( I have an awesome idea for a full hover/ forward flight set up)
A top of line long range FPV platform
Oct 01, 2012, 06:10 PM
deltas are cool
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saw C/N 's decals from callie and man when i saw the string of X's that go on the top of the tail these are big cant wait to see it !only a few more days
Oct 01, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by falcon5
Just hangin' out today touching up the Talon. A little paint here, another little detail peice there.. you know the drill.

I was humming the song from the Wizard of Oz when the Lion, Scare crow, Tin man and Dorothy are about to see the wizard and were getting all fixed up ..A touch.. up... here ...and... touch... up... there ..and ..a ...la ...de ..da
Is it wrong of me to want to make sweet love to that pretty little Talon?
Oct 01, 2012, 06:37 PM
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Did you ever close up the cheater holes?
Oct 01, 2012, 08:46 PM
fly like an EAGLE ;)
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PAINT IS ON! for the most part, it looks pretty good. the paint covered really well. it was thick, my first time using it, so i ended up with a couple runs/sags. im debating on wet sanding it and polishing, or just leaving as is. lol. man, im glad thats over with!!!!!
Oct 01, 2012, 09:14 PM
Another one on the way...
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Originally Posted by falcon5
Thanks Walt,

Not sure what the next build will be. I did make a new rule though, I have to give up a plane before I can start a new one. Man I have to start thinning the fleet a little ...no more room

The next build short list in no particular order:

Rare Bear
F-15
AV8 Harrier( I have an awesome idea for a full hover/ forward flight set up)
A top of line long range FPV platform
Then definitely the harrier. But this time, don't make it as small as the T38. Go for a 1:1 scale...
Oct 01, 2012, 09:27 PM
deltas are cool
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Originally Posted by corsair nut
PAINT IS ON! for the most part, it looks pretty good. the paint covered really well. it was thick, my first time using it, so i ended up with a couple runs/sags. im debating on wet sanding it and polishing, or just leaving as is. lol. man, im glad thats over with!!!!!
good news ....it may have reqiured a bit of thinner ..and a tack coat,but just let it dry and sand it out later...get going on the servos /fans
Oct 01, 2012, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by corsair nut
PAINT IS ON! for the most part, it looks pretty good. the paint covered really well. it was thick, my first time using it, so i ended up with a couple runs/sags. im debating on wet sanding it and polishing, or just leaving as is. lol. man, im glad thats over with!!!!!
Are we gonna have to wait until LV for pics CN?


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