Jun 14, 2008, 06:41 AM
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Thanks Gary,

Hopfully next weekend I will have my T-Craft ready for flight.

e_airman
You'll need to open that box, first!

CZ
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Jun 14, 2008, 07:00 AM
Did you get it on video?
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You'll need to open that box, first!

CZ

why? that's where mine stays, safely cowering with fears of assembly and flight at my hands...
Jun 14, 2008, 03:38 PM
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...Unfortunately later in the day the other Taylorcraft(with the 480 motor) spiraled in from about 25 feet...
Hi all TC 450 guys

Actually I only know to Fly 3D, where you really can "mess around" with the planes without stallin' or "spiralin in".

I just bought the TC 450 because it's such a beauty and although I don't need another plane I *had* to get her!

But I'm afraid I'm not used to such "normal" planes.

So reading the above I'm a bit afraid now and I have a stupid or a newbie question, it's a bit OT as well - sorry.
  • how to prevent a plane from "spiralin in"?
  • what if it happens, what can I do? How to recover the best?

Thanks a lot for your hints - I don't want to loose this beauty!

regards, Wolfgang
Jun 14, 2008, 03:59 PM
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Wolfgang,
The Taylorcraft is stable and such a good flyer if you assemble it as suggested and balance it correctly you will have no problems. It is very aerobatic but can be slowed to a crawl for landing if you keep a bit of power on. If you fly 3D just remember this is not a foamy and keep ahead of the plane.
Gary
Jun 14, 2008, 05:13 PM
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Wolfgang,
The Taylorcraft is stable and such a good flyer if you assemble it as suggested and balance it correctly you will have no problems. It is very aerobatic but can be slowed to a crawl for landing if you keep a bit of power on. If you fly 3D just remember this is not a foamy and keep ahead of the plane.
Gary
Thanks Gary for this fast answer! This gives me hope, so I don't have to expect any "spiral" jokes from this plane ?

I'm used to fly my Katana MD and the Addiction (don't like the look of foam *g*) and so I made sure that my Taylor has at least a "burst ratio" of 1,5 of the AWD in order to rescue it form attacks of killer trees and other unfriendly things around

I'm very curious about the maiden of the TC, maybe next weekend!

regards, Wolfgang
Jun 14, 2008, 06:16 PM
The sky is my playground.
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I guess I should have mentioned this earlier, but I posted some pics in my blog of my Taylorcraft the other day. Some came out pretty decent. Enjoy.
Jun 15, 2008, 07:03 AM
Oh - yeah, I meant to do that
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You'll need to open that box, first!

CZ
CZ

Vacation is coming up and I will be on the water for 6 days straight. With that in mind, I must set my prioritys and get the seawind (seaplane) ready first.

e_airman
Jun 15, 2008, 07:05 AM
Oh - yeah, I meant to do that
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I guess I should have mentioned this earlier, but I posted some pics in my blog of my Taylorcraft the other day. Some came out pretty decent. Enjoy.
Dora Nine,

nice pics - everyone I see a pic of a T-craft, it makes me want to get it ready for the air. Soon, very soon.

e_airman
Jun 19, 2008, 06:47 AM
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Taylorcraft Logo


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Hi Dennis,

Where did you fine that Logo? Can you send me the file or the site address where I can download it?
Here's the logo I used on mine.

I included a couple of spares just in case

Enjoy
Jun 19, 2008, 08:46 PM
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Here's the logo I used on mine.

I included a couple of spares just in case

Enjoy
Thank you very much! This is exactly wath I want.
Do you use a clear decalque to print it and tranfer it on your plane?
Jun 22, 2008, 07:34 PM
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Successful Maiden!


Well, I couldn't resist! Saw one on the shelf at the LHS and came home with it. A couple of evenings for assembly which was pretty straight forward and without any issues. I set it up with the Eflite 480 1020 Kv motor 40A ESC and TP 3s 2100 mAh battery.

It was a little windy at our field today (winds 8 mph with some gusts) and certainly a little windier than I normally like for a maiden. Anyway, couldn't resist and off she went. What a beautifully flying plane! Trimmed out nicely and flew on rails. I think I'll experiment with the CG a little, but at 60mm from the leading edge, it was fine.

Sorry, no inflight pic's or video, but here are the after the "Maiden Happy Pic's"
Jun 22, 2008, 08:10 PM
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Prop? Servos?
Jun 22, 2008, 08:17 PM
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Oh, Forgot.....

APC 12x6E

Eflite S75's. I know that some have had problems with these but I've had good experiences with them.
Jun 22, 2008, 08:18 PM
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Congrats Taylorman!
I'm thinking about picking one up for myself as well. Can pull all of the gear out of my Brio for this one.
Jun 25, 2008, 08:59 AM
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Decal Paper


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Thank you very much! This is exactly wath I want.
Do you use a clear decalque to print it and tranfer it on your plane?
I used the clear waterslide inkjet decal paper that is available from numerous sources on the net. I think I got mine on eBay a long time ago.

It worked great. Be sure to use the clear and not the white decal paper for this application.


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