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Feb 04, 2013, 06:07 PM
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steve did you get to try any pop tops? looking at gettting something bigger than my 48"ers and the 58 was on top of the list. pop tops are probably one of my favorites.

want to get something to do slow and low and high energy.
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Feb 04, 2013, 06:13 PM
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I didn't, but with the way this plane snaps and tumbles, I have no doubt it will do them very well. The weather is supposed to change for the worse here in a few days, and I think a lot of guys came out to get some flights in while the weather was nice....And....we had four guys with over powered 1/4 scale Cubs playing "follow the leader", and were basically in the way as the were doing lots of side slips, low medium speed passes down the run way, and other various things spaced out to where you couldn't really fly between them...and of course the had 2 gallon gas tanks in them....And of course as we have six flight stations, when you have three or four guys doing that....there isn't a lot of time to fly....

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Feb 05, 2013, 07:04 AM
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Maidened mine today...Finally!!!! Outstanding plane, and with the Hacker A50-14XS, Thunder Power 5S 45C 3850 packs, with a Castle ICE100 up front.....the plane balances just very slightly ahead of neutral, which is perfect.for me. First flight with a Xoar 15X8, I used 64% of the pack on a 5.5 minute flight, and the plane was ballistic on speed. I swapped the prop out for a Xoar 15X7, and on the second and third flights I took out 55% and 46% respectively. On the second flight, I thought it needed just a bit more throttle at 1/2 throttle, so boosted it to 55%, and it seemed very good. K.E. spins wonderful, inverted flat spins great....tumbles like a son of a ........Snaps the same.....and I have always had trouble doing belly in K.E. and I was able to do some with this plane today!!

If there was a 15X7.5 Xoar prop, it would be absolutely perfect for me with this motor. You guys that do the low and slow will like either of the Xoar props. I'm wondering if an APC will load the motor just a bit more and give a bit more performance?
Nice! Glad you finally got to fly this plane. I loved mine for the 4 flights I had with it!! And I agree... the KE Spins are sweeeeeet!! In fact, a KE spin was the LAST manuever that I did with this plane!
Feb 06, 2013, 05:42 PM
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what size servo arms should I use?
Feb 06, 2013, 06:28 PM
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If using hitec servos....the stock plastic hitec's that come with their 7955 and other giant scale servos work very well....probably near 1" or so with holes down through 5/8" on a fairly tight spacing......

Sorry I have no better answer here....but typically I have LOTS of these arms just laying around from giant scale where we don't use em....and they work so well on this size of plane. When using Futaba servos, you would need something about as long as the "large-circular" plate with no holes.....probably 7/8" or so of length should get you close...

If neither of those answers work out for you....Dubro has some "heavy-duty" aftermarket servo arms in two lengths.....the longer set is perfect. I'd measure mine...but it's out in the trailer on the top shelf. Anybody else got a good answer here?
Feb 06, 2013, 06:41 PM
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Large Dubro for me....but then I don't think I actually used the outermost hole, so maybe the smaller ones will work.

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Feb 06, 2013, 07:04 PM
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Im using spektrum A5040's and the factory arms are really short. I found some about 1" ill try them out.
Feb 06, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Im using spektrum A5040's and the factory arms are really short. I found some about 1" ill try them out.
I'm using those servos and use these servo arms.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXD669&P=ML
Feb 07, 2013, 08:05 AM
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I asked this before but never received an answer.
Would a Eflite power32 and 60amp esc with an apc 14x7 prop be sufficient for this bird?
Feb 07, 2013, 08:30 AM
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No


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I asked this before but never received an answer.
Would a Eflite power32 and 60amp esc with an apc 14x7 prop be sufficient for this bird?
No....
Feb 07, 2013, 08:47 AM
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No....
could you explain plz?

Im trying to use the power setup from this plane
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...arf-EFL4125#t2
Last edited by AL1EN; Feb 07, 2013 at 08:59 AM.
Feb 07, 2013, 09:23 AM
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could you explain plz?

Im trying to use the power setup from this plane
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...arf-EFL4125#t2
It wouldn't be horrible but I think you might be a little underwhelmed. I mean... it would certainly fly the plane and it would probably be fine for sport flying (although a little sluggish perhaps) but you're not going to really love it for 3D.

I think you'll also have a little trouble getting the plane to balance - you'd certainly have to do a push/pull rudder instead of pull/pull which wouldn't be a big deal.
Feb 07, 2013, 09:45 AM
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could you explain plz?

Im trying to use the power setup from this plane
http://www.horizonhobby.com/products...arf-EFL4125#t2
for starters that plane has 10" smaller wingspan...
Feb 07, 2013, 10:13 AM
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shoot!!!

this is all bad news
Feb 07, 2013, 10:29 AM
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It wouldn't be horrible but I think you might be a little underwhelmed. I mean... it would certainly fly the plane and it would probably be fine for sport flying (although a little sluggish perhaps) but you're not going to really love it for 3D.

I think you'll also have a little trouble getting the plane to balance - you'd certainly have to do a push/pull rudder instead of pull/pull which wouldn't be a big deal.
+1. But I think you got the balance thing wrong. The power 32 is lighter than other motors so putting the rudder servo in the tail would make it even more tail heavy.


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