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Apr 06, 2018, 12:05 AM
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Will fly it some more to wring out all the throws and trim issues ... Installed a HobbyEagle gyro A3 Super II :

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Apr 06, 2018, 12:07 AM
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Then after that it should be ready for a complete repaint

Will try these new acrylics from Spain ("Ammo by Mig") , they look nice !
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Apr 12, 2018, 09:25 PM
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After a good flight last week the X8R receiver decided to just go dead - an not come back. Luckily the plane was back on the ground, see description here:

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...er&perpage=100

It was suggested that I switch to a more robust receiver, the RX8R Pro (16-ch s-bus telemetry)

https://www.frsky-rc.com/product/rx8r-pro/

which apparenly does not suffer from the signal losses that some have experienced with the X8R (also 16-ch s-bus telemetry) I had in before.

I also update the firmware on all three X8R and the new RX8R, using the very convenient FrSky usb firmware updater :

https://www.frsky-rc.com/product/stk/



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Apr 22, 2018, 01:33 PM
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Had three good flights with it today ... I really like the way this thing flies Very smooth & responsive.

It looks like the rear struts are a bit under-dimensioned ? Have been looking in my parts box for some thicker alu struts, the FW G-91 are close but about ~10mm longer. Could work with slightly smaller wheels.

Taranis QX7 radio with R8XR receiver & frsky lipo voltage monitor.

It's about time Freewing re-issues one of these with the new production quality standard (even though I like the lightness of eps here).

Pics from today at the field

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Apr 24, 2018, 08:10 AM
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those are great looking models! ive heard they fly real nice
Apr 24, 2018, 01:55 PM
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Yes if they don't disintegrate in mid-air ... thin beercooler styrofoam
Apr 25, 2018, 05:42 PM
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Keeps them nice and light though... i prefer eps honestly
Apr 26, 2018, 12:08 AM
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Yep they are nice ...

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Apr 27, 2018, 11:58 AM
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Found the original factory paint still a bit unconvincing (mostly in texture) and went for a simple complete airbrush repaint,

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Apr 28, 2018, 11:08 AM
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Cousins at the field yesterday Put a few flights on both (luckily or un-luckily they use different packs) ...

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May 02, 2018, 12:28 PM
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I still get occasionally a low RSSI (receiver signal) warning message from the FrSky RX8R receiver, in the ~38db to 36db range, so it was time to add a second XM+ satellite receiver, way up in the nose.

The XM+ satellite (slave) s-bus receiver is tiny ! : https://www.amazon.com/Receiver-Fail.../dp/B01N5INCBH

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May 03, 2018, 10:30 AM
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herb, it turned out fantastic with the new paint!!!! awesome!
May 03, 2018, 12:38 PM
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Thanks Brent !
May 03, 2018, 01:50 PM
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Resisted the temptation of giving the Su-35 that authentic "Russian badly worn look" , where eventually every panel line shows up as rust and black soot, and no two panels have the same shade / color

Somehow many times "showroom clean" or "airshow clean" and "Russian jet" don't go well in the same sentence ...

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Last edited by Herb; May 03, 2018 at 01:55 PM.
May 09, 2018, 11:41 PM
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The grey one with a 74 mark is actually a Mig29UB. Just thought I'd put that out there. I know that you were referring to the weathered look, but I rarely see anything about the UB even though it's the far more attractive variant.


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