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Apr 06, 2009, 01:25 PM
Fear is the mind killer
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Originally Posted by TexasTC
winf was blowin my truck all over the road, I figure it was too bad. atleast 20mph
Haha! Maybe you should wait to maiden her then!!
The wind is killer here too today. 20+ at least.
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Apr 06, 2009, 02:05 PM
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every time I ve had time to fly the weather has turned on me. does this when I want to fish too. sigh
Apr 06, 2009, 02:19 PM
Reap the wild wind
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Hi TexasTC,
you need to build a Simple Delta then. Stick a 3 cell on one and 20 mph winds are no problem. The SD and my Stryker are the first choices when its blowing hard.
Check out this thread

Apr 06, 2009, 02:23 PM
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...or you could fly your F&L. They do well in 20mph too!
Apr 06, 2009, 02:39 PM
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Originally Posted by yarsmythejr
...or you could fly your F&L. They do well in 20mph too!
maybe after some more stick time.. I don't do well in 20mph winds.... plane is fine, its me lol
Apr 06, 2009, 05:39 PM
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Well, I got it all together. I can't maiden it yet 'cause it's cold, windy and even snowing a little. I could post some details but should I put it here or in the original Blue Funder thread. Here's a pic.

Apr 06, 2009, 06:02 PM
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alright, that's it. I'm building one of those too. I like that green.
Apr 06, 2009, 06:44 PM
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Thanks. That's 3 coats of Craft Smart acrylic paint from Michael's thinned and brushed on with a foam brush. You can see the brush marks up close but it's not bad. I'm gonna have to get me an airbrush. I'm sure airbrushing would weigh less, too.

Last edited by chris1379; Apr 06, 2009 at 06:56 PM.
Apr 06, 2009, 06:56 PM
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that's where I got my paint for the red one. same paint. I brushed mine on with same results. time to get airbrush from harbor freight. looks ok from a bit away but upclose ..ugh.
Apr 06, 2009, 06:58 PM
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Yeah, but if it gets that close, you better duck!
Apr 06, 2009, 07:01 PM
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lol, roger that!
Apr 06, 2009, 08:34 PM
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I just ran across this thread last night and I've read just about every post. I'd really love to build one of these but being unemployed at the moment I can't really afford to buy any (or much) to build with so I'm wondering if what I have on hand will do.

I've got plenty of bluecore so that's not an issue, and I have servos, receiver etc. that aren't being used elsewhere.

My concern is the motor / batteries I have lying around. I have a TowerPro BM2409-18T and a 25A ESC that's not being used and a couple of 900mah 2 cells and a 1500mah 2 cell. Then the next "size" up battery is a 2200mah 3 cell, which I'm assuming is too big for this bird.

Would the 2409-18 and the 1500mah 2 cell combo work ok? Maybe on a reduced scale F&L?

Thanks in advance.
Apr 06, 2009, 09:05 PM
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the motor/esc that u have is almost the same that I have on mine. Unlimited verticle. Works great on a gws 9x4 dd prop.

U will need a 3s lipo tho. The smallest one I use is 1000 mah. The largest is a 1550. I have a 2100 thunderpower pack that's the same size as the 1550 ( strange...) but I've never actually used it.

Good luck
Apr 06, 2009, 09:09 PM
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I have a 94% version (don't ask) that I put a 1800mah 3s on. Flies awesome on that and 80-90 watts.
Apr 06, 2009, 09:12 PM
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Dogsbd, here's a chart for your motor. On 2 cells it'll be slow with the props listed, butmaybe some APC prop would work, I don't have much experience with APC's.

the listed gws 1170 would fly it on 2cells I think


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