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Jan 03, 2013, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by RCPilot1234
It was amazing how much of a difference Du-Bro hinge tape made to my MXS ailerons............Although maybe using monokote stuff is even better?
I use clear monokote. It ends up being invidible and lasts for the lifetime of the plane. Lately I have even been sealing the rudders too. I'm looking for any little advantage I can get to make the plane fly better and i think it helps.
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Jan 03, 2013, 06:57 PM
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I use clear monokote. It ends up being invidible and lasts for the lifetime of the plane. Lately I have even been sealing the rudders too. I'm looking for any little advantage I can get to make the plane fly better and i think it helps.
Will try Monokote next time Every performance boost is essential, especially when us 3D pilots push these tiny 10g servos to the limit, haha!
Jan 08, 2013, 04:50 PM
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60" Laser


What are the color schemes for the 60" Laser?

After reading Doc's comparison of the 48" EXP airframes, I think the Laser suits my flying style best.
Jan 08, 2013, 06:10 PM
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What are the color schemes for the 60" Laser?

After reading Doc's comparison of the 48" EXP airframes, I think the Laser suits my flying style best.
I know it will have the red scheme from the 48'' but there is supposed to be a second scheme too i believe
Jan 13, 2013, 08:47 PM
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Here's an odd tidbit. I tore up the left wing on my Laser awhile back, so I put a new one on it. I took the servo, arm, and pushrod with both ball links straight out of the old wing and dropped it into the new one. I did not have to touch the trims, sub trims or even turn a ball link. The aileron was perfectly centered by making zero adjustments of any kind. I flew it today and never touched the tims.
Jan 14, 2013, 08:38 AM
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People don't realize how good they have it these days. Models are relatively straight and true compared to back in the day.
Jan 14, 2013, 08:40 AM
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I had the same experience on my 48 Edge.
Jan 14, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Any word on a release date for the 60" Laser?
Jan 14, 2013, 06:18 PM
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The Brown truck just backed down the drive and left one of these on the porch ! My first E.F bird and it looks good . I have been looking over this thread for the last couple of days and wondering whats the magic motor/battery combo ?
Jan 14, 2013, 06:23 PM
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Originally Posted by killowatt
The Brown truck just backed down the drive and left one of these on the porch ! My first E.F bird and it looks good . I have been looking over this thread for the last couple of days and wondering whats the magic motor/battery combo ?
The Torque/Airboss combo with a 12x6 prop and a 2200-2600mAh 4s.
Jan 14, 2013, 09:31 PM
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The first one was the best one!


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OK, here's the first one, but remember that the wind was really horiffic. It was blowing 20-25 constant with 30-35mph gusts. I really had no business flying at all, but I wanted to get at least one video out before the weather went completely bad. Today it is even worse and it is supposed to storm all week.

Doc,

I enjoyed/learned from this video for two reasons:

1) Without music I can hear the motor sounds and commentary.
2) The 20+ mph winds are a challenge for me and you showed how to fly in gusty conditions.

Thanks and keep em coming without music!
Jan 14, 2013, 09:43 PM
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Thanks and keep em coming without music!
I may have to start making more that way, espicially with the 60" planes. That 4016 has a really pretty whooosh sound..
Jan 15, 2013, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by killowatt
wondering whats the magic motor/battery combo ?
Personally I'd go for a Motrolfly. Either the DM2820 (685 or 750kv for 4s, 950Kv for 3s), or if you really want to go nuts the DM3615 750Kv (light-weight)

The 3615 is a bit heavier than the standard motor so you would need to use it in conjunction with a battery at the smaller end of the range (2200mAh) to get the balance right. The laser tends a little toward nose heavy so it's best not to go too big on the battery in any case.
Jan 15, 2013, 06:18 AM
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Originally Posted by C_Watkins
The Torque/Airboss combo with a 12x6 prop and a 2200-2600mAh 4s.

+1!!

With cooling scoops, and a larger air inlet for the esc, I've been running a Xoar 13x6(wood! Not a apc).. The numbers are only a hair higher than a 12x6apc, and still very Acceptable. The performance gain is great, with a bit more air over the control surfaces. After six minutes of hard flying the motor, and ESC are warm to the touch, and my 65c Genace 2200 Packs Stay very cool..

Be warned! don't just throw a 13x6 prop on your plane and expected to be fine. I went with a Xoar because The numbers are more mild. I also monitored the heat range until the set up was PERFECT. Proper cooling is a must on these planes, when you start pushing the numbers!

These days all of my planes are baffled. from 48 inch, up to 78", A must in my opinion..
Last edited by Ducati Mechanic; Jan 15, 2013 at 06:31 AM.
Jan 15, 2013, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by JetPlaneFlyer
Personally I'd go for a Motrolfly. Either the DM2820 (685 or 750kv for 4s, 950Kv for 3s), or if you really want to go nuts the DM3615 750Kv (light-weight)

The 3615 is a bit heavier than the standard motor so you would need to use it in conjunction with a battery at the smaller end of the range (2200mAh) to get the balance right. The laser tends a little toward nose heavy so it's best not to go too big on the battery in any case.
wow 3615=beast!! vroom. I love the 2820. Bad to the bone motor. Id go 2820-750-ish kv for 13x6.5 prop (if the plane likes that prop.my mxs and the edge did) Or 950 for stupid power on 12x6. Smaller prop tho so not sure on the alpha moves on that prop. Probly just fine. oh 4s


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