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Old Jul 28, 2006, 12:58 PM
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H-9 Sopwith Camel 61"


I posted this over in Scale, then thought maybe it should go in warbirds also:


Looks like Hangar 9 listened! They are coming out with a 61 inch Sopwith Camel. AND it is already setup to do either glow or electric!

I will be all over this one.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Product...?ProdID=HAN4225
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Old Jul 28, 2006, 01:54 PM
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Looks like a beauty! If it's up to H9's typical quality, it should be a great plane. I predict a squadron of Camels filling the skies soon.
Old Jul 28, 2006, 02:22 PM
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I can't wait. It'll be my first biplane.
Old Jul 28, 2006, 02:38 PM
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It looks like a nice model. I wish they would get rid of the shiny covering though. Yuck...

I'm assuming the plywood box above the motor contains a chunk of lead for balance. They couldn't have picked a harder subject to get to fly electric or glow! Well, maybe the Foker Dr.1 is just as bad.

I wonder if the Power 46 motor is really suitable for this model? It is being advertised as a .60 glow sized model. I'd want to be able to spin a big prop as slowly as possible for a nice scale effect.

The link above doesn't seem to work.

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Old Jul 28, 2006, 02:51 PM
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I know most people used the AXI 4130-16 on the GP Triplane connversions. This is about the same scale, so I would think the 4130 or H-9 power 60BL would be the way to go on it.
Old Jul 28, 2006, 03:50 PM
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I agree. And then you could take off the cunk of lead (if that's what the ply box is) or at least reduce the amout of dead weight somewhat.
Old Jul 28, 2006, 11:33 PM
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. They couldn't have picked a harder subject to get to fly electric or glow! Well, maybe the Foker Dr.1 is just as bad.
Agreed, an SE5a or DVII would at least give you a fighting chance to get it blanced without a bucket of lead in the nose.

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Old Jul 29, 2006, 03:42 AM
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OK stupid question for the day. How do you disassemble/assemble the wings for transportation?
Old Jul 29, 2006, 03:56 AM
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OK stupid question for the day. How do you disassemble/assemble the wings for transportation?
Just saw them off
Old Jul 29, 2006, 08:30 AM
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Old Jul 29, 2006, 02:48 PM
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OK stupid question for the day. How do you disassemble/assemble the wings for transportation?

Carefully;-)
Old Jul 30, 2006, 10:04 AM
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To view this model , I went to the Horizon website and typed in Sopwith in the search . About 12 pic and spec to look at.

I sure hope they engineered the thing right in the first place , I do hate adding lead to something that I want to fly half decent. . I'm going to think postive and hope for the best

Love those WWI biplanes
Old Jul 30, 2006, 12:16 PM
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Thunder1,

Yepper, could have gone with a cloth type covering here for a better scale appearance. The Power 60 e motor would be better suited for this bird as you need a lead mine to fill that box up front anyway...Then we have some massive batterys to get in there and counter that weight, Minga,,,, I have a 4130/16 hanging around. But you'll need 2x TP Pro-lite 3s 6000's or something like them to get things spinning proper. I have 4 of these batterys, At $200.00 + bucks apiece, gets mighty costly... along with at least a 70 amp ESC and remote bec. Might be better to just pop in a Saito 91 or there abouts.

Wing removal will be a bit of a task if you fit the flying wires. Easy fix with small fishing swivel snaps. And they sure look great.

All in all, darn nice looking ARF if you ask me.... Good thing its not out till Sept... Backlogged here....on stuff we must assemble....

Jim
Old Jul 30, 2006, 12:41 PM
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Sweet looking camel. What you could probably do to alternatively balance it is power it with Emoli's instead of standard lipos. Emoli's are way cheaper and about 30% heavier. Mount it in the nose and it would probably work well. Emoli's can be gotten in pre-made packs in about 1-2 weeks @ www.bigerc.com packs range from 3s to 6s in 1p(3000 mAh) and 2p(6000 mAh). If you need a larger pack contact me directly and i can probably custom make one for you. Please forgive the website currently it is not yet complete.

I've wanted a camel for 2 years now and at the time couldn't find one in the size i wanted (back then 30") since then my planes have been steadily getting larger and larger. This one looks to be perfect since i'm flying at a club now with a HUGE flying area and larger batteries are cheaper now.

Can't wait for this plane to debut.
Old Jul 31, 2006, 01:48 AM
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Yepper, could have gone with a cloth type covering here for a better scale appearance. The Power 60 e motor would be better suited for this bird as you need a lead mine to fill that box up front anyway...Then we have some massive batterys to get in there and counter that weight, Minga,,,, I have a 4130/16 hanging around. But you'll need 2x TP Pro-lite 3s 6000's or something like them to get things spinning proper. I have 4 of these batterys, At $200.00 + bucks apiece, gets mighty costly... along with at least a 70 amp ESC and remote bec. Might be better to just pop in a Saito 91 or there abouts.

Wing removal will be a bit of a task if you fit the flying wires. Easy fix with small fishing swivel snaps. And they sure look great.

All in all, darn nice looking ARF if you ask me.... Good thing its not out till Sept... Backlogged here....on stuff we must assemble....

Jim
The AXI 4130/16 will spin a 13x8 prop (wooden MAS)on 6s while consuming about 33 amps max. A club mate has that setup on an 80" Citabria and it hauls the model around with great authority. The model uses only two TP 2100 3s packs in series.

For this model something like a 14x7 prop may be desired since it's going to be a draggy beast.

For this model anything over 800 watts would probably just be wasted energy.


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