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Mar 23, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Whoops!

"Fixed Link" As promised: The maiden flight...and failure of my BlitzRCWorks F5-E! :)


Ok guys, as promised, here is the video of my flight attempt. Please enjoy and have a good laugh...I know I did!!

Once again I want to thank everyone on the other thread for all the extremely helpful advice and tips! It means a lot and it's all taken to heart!

Drum roll please....

Maiden Flight (Top Gun Theme).wmv (3 min 12 sec)
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Mar 23, 2012, 10:22 PM
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Linky no worky!!!

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Mar 23, 2012, 10:34 PM
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Make sure you watch in HD I recorded in 1080p but, apparently YouTube downed it to 720...hmm oh well, still hilarious!
Mar 23, 2012, 11:12 PM
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Man you went down faster than Hollywood!!

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Mar 23, 2012, 11:28 PM
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i been there so many times got the advice you had but dint give up dint listed dint care then i got my hands on the mig 15 50mm its a great jet for people with a mission to fly and fly fast you got the parts kit only $43 toysonic
Mar 24, 2012, 12:05 AM
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What do you guys think about this radio system?
http://www.toysonics.com/hitec-15824...hb-servos.html
Mar 24, 2012, 12:08 AM
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Also, is this the same thing as a Champ?
http://www.toysonics.com/hobbico-mic...-hcaa2552.html
Mar 24, 2012, 10:29 AM
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What do you guys think about this for possible repairs. I bought the obvious glue and epoxy but, I posted a pic of the broken jet on my Facebook and someone commented that with some epoxy and T-pins it could be repaired. I wasn't sure what T-pins are but, I found these contractor marking flags at Lowe's That I can snip to whatever length I need. The wires are 16 gauge and I figured they would have the dual benefit of giving some structural rigidity to the nose of the jet and also hold everything in place while the glue/epoxy cures completely.

Does this look like something that would work as a solid repair?



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Mar 24, 2012, 08:40 PM
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The GG is fine but the JB Weld is not needed if your just repairing the foam.
GG foams up (a lot) if you use too much put a thin, very thin, film on each part to be joined and tape the seam together with masking tape.

Skip the wire, not needed at all. The tape will hold the parts together until the glue dries.
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Mar 24, 2012, 09:05 PM
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The GG is fine but the JB Weld is not needed if your just repairing the foam.
GG foams up (a lot) if you use too much put a thin, very thin, film on each part to be joined and tape the seam together with masking tape.

Skip the wire, not needed at all. The tape will hold the parts together until the glue dries.
Awesome, good to go!! I did happen to find a nice hobby store nearby, Hobby Town USA, and picked up a pack of T pins just in case and also some spare parts to have on standby

Saw a nice DX6i radio system I might go back and pick up, too! They had it for $219 and a Futaba 6EX system for $179
Mar 24, 2012, 11:23 PM
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Both the Futaba and the Spektrum are good radios - you'll not be disappointed with whichever you choose.

However, my advice to you in the other thread still stands, and maybe even more so if you're going to buy a computer radio. Find your local club and join. Have a look at which radio type is predominantly used at the club.

The reason I say this is that while the manuals these days are pretty good, there's still nothing like having someone who is intimately familiar with your brand of radio instantly on hand to help explain any of the trickier bits of programming the radio.

Not absolutely necessary, but back in the day, I found it extremely helpful.
Mar 25, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Absolutely agree with clinth01 about getting help from other experienced pilots. EDF jets are really not made for beginners cus of it's speed. A programmable radio is a definite must for features like dual rates, expo, travel adj., etc. but it takes alot of learning. I started off learning alone and paid the price til I found a group of pilots who helped me out alot. Now I an an AMA instructor at the local flying club and help out others.

I would suggest starting off with a trainer type of r/c plane and shelf the F-5. I have this exact same model from Nitroplanes (tiger version) but always buy kit and put in my own electronics. My setup is a rocket but can fly slow for easy landings but takes practice. Anyways, my suggestion to start off with something like a Super Lightning or Easy star, though both are brushed motor and nicad battery which are yesterday's technology but it's a good trainer. You can also get cessa type plane at Nitroplanes.com but be warned that their support is not the greatest.

As for fixing your F5, agree with most other posts. Use 5 min. epoxy and packing tape. If you have squished/smashed foam, you can stretch some of it back via dipping it in hot boiling water for 10 sec. and stretching it. After epoxying, use packing tape for re enforcement. Good luck.
Mar 26, 2012, 04:19 PM
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As for fixing your F5, agree with most other posts. Use 5 min. epoxy and packing tape. If you have squished/smashed foam, you can stretch some of it back via dipping it in hot boiling water for 10 sec. and stretching it. After epoxying, use packing tape for re enforcement. Good luck.
Thanks for that!! I was going to ask that question next, i found that the very tip of the nose cone that broke off was extremely squished/compacted, in a awkward way too, from the impact!
Mar 30, 2012, 06:36 PM
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Apr 06, 2012, 11:40 PM
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Alright, my Hobbyzone RTF Champ will arrive Tuesday! I admit my defeat and am certainly not to "cool" to fly a Champ, haha If it will give me the skills I need to start this hobby the right way, I'll fly my jet again one day. Pilot training starts soon

Wish me luck :P


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