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Jan 18, 2018, 02:08 AM
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Jan 18, 2018, 08:37 PM
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cubs ready for a maiden tomorrow,everything should go well.my brother brought me 2 3s 1300 20c packs.
im gonna build the ft sea otter tonight,i think im enjoying thses builds.
Jan 18, 2018, 09:10 PM
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OH, you are hooked, hooked bad!! There is no hope!
Jan 18, 2018, 10:00 PM
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OH, you are hooked, hooked bad!! There is no hope!
thats what im afraid of.....cant afford more projects.
atleast all the ft series use small cheap motors n escs sizes.
$8-15 gets motor esc and prop spinner on ebay
Jan 18, 2018, 10:16 PM
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Check Banggood, I have had real good luck with them and the stuff. Shipping take some time,
but the prices are good. And so far, dozen orders or so and no problems.
Jan 18, 2018, 10:17 PM
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i order from banggood and gearbest often,banggood has more rc parts selection than gearbest.
Jan 19, 2018, 05:23 PM
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keep in mind im not a pilot,i flew 3-5 times a few years ago.
had the first flight.....she flies beautiful.
i got tired of waiting for the wind to go away,sat at the field for over 30 mins ready for takeoff and watching the wings flutter in the breeze.
i just went for it
took only 5 feet to leave the ground into the wind,1/4 throttle keep her at a comfortable 7-8 mph into the wind.she handles well.but the wind would gust to around 10 mph and the cub would be going up n down,sideways.i have plenty power to get back on track,but when the gust hits her in a turn she starts dropping fast with wind pushing on top the wings.i add elevator and 3 times she spun around around instantly an stall.....i guess the wind happened to let up at that exact moment.
done 5 nose plants and finally broke a prop.
this is a tuff plane.
bent my stainless steel landing gear 3 times,lost a blade,a few minor wrinkles in around 10 mins in the air time.rarely went above half throttle,and that was mostly on takeoffs.
all take offs were from ground,3 on concrete 2 on grass,1 failed take off because 1 wheel bite the ground and caused front flip that broke a blade.
gonna look for a spare prop and go back in an hour or 2........winds predicted 3-5 mph by then.
hooked pack upto my imax,still had 4.04 volts per cell,so i feel like shes pretty effecient on power consumption.

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07DFC787-1293-47EE-9291-03D26BBFF133 by Nick Pellegrin, on Flickr
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Jan 19, 2018, 06:48 PM
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Might look at a prop saver.

Congrats on the flight, flights.

I think you mentioned, it's a learning process! Experience is priceless, planes are expendable!
Jan 19, 2018, 07:04 PM
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Might look at a prop saver.

Congrats on the flight, flights.

I think you mentioned, it's a learning process! Experience is priceless, planes are expendable!
agreeded
i almost didnt fly......but then i thought winds always been my excuse.
after the first hard landing was about to pack it up.....but decided to try again.

ill look into the bigger wheels and a prop saver,i have a oring one but made for a smaller prop.
i had a spare prop 8.25x5.5 pitch,i think one on there was less pitch,so ill have to see how new one performs another day,we got terrible windy wet weather headed our way that will last a week.....so plenty build time for more planes.
lol
and these planes are expendable and suprised at how tuff it is.
Jan 19, 2018, 10:30 PM
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If you are going to order props, with the 1000kv on 3s, a 9X4.7 or 8X6 slow flight prop might be
better. I like APC, the GWS are a bit sofot!
Jan 19, 2018, 11:30 PM
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If you are going to order props, with the 1000kv on 3s, a 9X4.7 or 8X6 slow flight prop might be
better. I like APC, the GWS are a bit sofot!
i was also thinking 8x6 slow flight prop.last week i ordered a 7x4 slo flyer prop because i was planning a 1400 or 2200 kv motor,wasnt sure this motor was upto the task.
right now im printing a 7x4 slow flyer style prop.just a test to see if it will hold up,i found a few files on thingiverse for a few 9x4s.
but im kinda nervoues about a petg prop spinning 12k rpm....lol.
i dont wanna get hurt over something that cost a few bucks to buy.

i did print a useful ceiling hanger.....gotta make room for the sea otter,its 50% complete.
dont think im gonna do a build thread on the otter,its alot more parts n cutting than the cub,but just as easy to build.

F36C8DAE-5FAE-40BF-BE3A-1CB06BE54501 by Nick Pellegrin, on Flickr
82FD9875-0D9C-4DC4-8C19-580B3214D5B8 by Nick Pellegrin, on Flickr
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Jan 20, 2018, 12:19 AM
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I have the Cub fuselage started, Changing some things around. I'll start a new thread later with
pictures.
Jan 20, 2018, 12:51 AM
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I have the Cub fuselage started, Changing some things around. I'll start a new thread later with
pictures.
cant wait to see that big girl come together.
i added double foam inside belly for landing gear and a 1/8 ply backer....glad i did for todays flights.

im actually impressed with the printed propeller,needs lite sanding and some balancing but she blows a fair bit amount of wind and is pretty quiet.its about as flexible as a cheap prop.
but now that i know it will print good and hold up (bench test) i can print the 9x4.

7D09CA1E-8D62-404C-A1FD-C7F094196E5A by Nick Pellegrin, on Flickr
E221F65A-0B11-4535-BEAF-01FCD3CECC28 by Nick Pellegrin, on Flickr
2472C73F-AFF5-4D94-826C-01666710C2F1 by Nick Pellegrin, on Flickr
F9C7F622-F92C-47FD-87CA-FD90B1AB5BF7 by Nick Pellegrin, on Flickr
Jan 20, 2018, 01:33 AM
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Just not sure about the color???????!!??

Looks good, about how much cost to print one prop?
Jan 20, 2018, 01:40 AM
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Just not sure about the color???????!!??

Looks good, about how much cost to print one prop?
its the only color i have left in petg,its strong,resist heat and has some flex to it.
took 3 hours to print and 6 meters of material.....400 meters on a $20.00 roll....so....if my math is right $0.30 cents for this prop.
to be in the clear,factor in electricity,and misc cost $1.00 at the most.


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