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Mar 15, 2008, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by #1Crash Tester
I'm on the way to my not so local Hobby shop 50 mile drive to get my Beaver. I had one on order at hobby Zone but canceled the order, don't want to wait till April.
Too bad the local Hobby shop here is worthless! I don't know how they stay in business!
Glen

I hear yeah I have to drive about an hour to a good LHS myself. I have couple small ones near me that'll order pretty much whatever I want. As for things in stock, yeah not so much. Good luck with your plane. I'm pretty certain you are going to like it. I know I like mine.
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Mar 15, 2008, 07:05 PM
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BIG Motor


Squidbait,
I think you are right. I was not pleased with my number crunching for flight duration which turned out to be 5 minutes or less. I ordered a smaller motor - Power 32 equivalent.
Mar 15, 2008, 07:41 PM
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3 position servo flaps


I thought I would pass on a tip for setting up three position flaps up on a DX-7 and AR7000 Rx. Flap movement half way down listed in the manual is 1/2 inch travel and full down should be 1 3/8 inch. In order to get the correct throw measurements I set my servo center at half way down flaps or 1/2 inch. The up flaps and full down flaps positions were then set using end point adjustment or travel adjustment of 33% up flaps and 45% down. I then realized I had to rebind the Tx/Rx with the flaps in up position with the new travel adjustment.

Ed
Mar 15, 2008, 09:58 PM
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Making progress...


Well I've made it to about as far as I can go without servos. Hopefully they will come in early next week.
Mar 15, 2008, 10:06 PM
another MONSTER ?
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Dora Nine


Don't forget the piece of trim tape over the top center seam in the wing.

Is there any detail molded into the floats, or are they just smooth?
Mar 15, 2008, 10:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Dora Nine
Well I've made it to about as far as I can go without servos. Hopefully they will come in early next week.
Awesome work Nine...looks VERY nice.
Mar 15, 2008, 10:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Gary G
Don't forget the piece of trim tape over the top center seam in the wing.

Is there any detail molded into the floats, or are they just smooth?
Wings aren't glued yet because I don't have servos. The floats are just smooth fiberglass.


And actually as a suggestion to Mr. Redman, It'd be nice to have small piece of each of the colors of Ultra Coat with each kit. I'd like some of the red to cover the gear plugs. But I'm not going to buy an entire roll of trim when I only need about three square inches. My Beaver is going to be a float plane only.
Mar 15, 2008, 11:57 PM
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How are you all getting them when the site shows April???
Mar 15, 2008, 11:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Mopar92
How are you all getting them when the site shows April???
If you'll read back a few posts, you'll discover that Horizon Hobbies supplies it's dealers first, before selling direct from their website.

Most of the guys who have them here have picked them up from their LHS's.
Mar 16, 2008, 12:06 AM
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Looks GREAT John! Man oh man, I can't wait for the videos and in-flight photos to start showing up.
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Mar 16, 2008, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Iflyrc_vic
Squidbait,
I think you are right. I was not pleased with my number crunching for flight duration which turned out to be 5 minutes or less. I ordered a smaller motor - Power 32 equivalent.
What motor did you go with?

thanks, Gary
Mar 16, 2008, 12:21 AM
another MONSTER ?
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Originally Posted by Dora Nine
Wings aren't glued yet because I don't have servos. The floats are just smooth fiberglass.


And actually as a suggestion to Mr. Redman, It'd be nice to have small piece of each of the colors of Ultra Coat with each kit. I'd like some of the red to cover the gear plugs. But I'm not going to buy an entire roll of trim when I only need about three square inches. My Beaver is going to be a float plane only.
Oops, never mind. I guess you know the trim piece is included.
Last edited by Gary G; Mar 16, 2008 at 12:31 AM.
Mar 16, 2008, 12:56 AM
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well I bought a beaver and i'm planing on running this motor with 2 2250mah in parrellel do you think this will fit the bill or is it to big
Model: TR42-50A
Max efficiency :38A
Max Load : 43A
Kv : 700
Power: 720W
Weight : 195gr
Pull/Thrust : 900~2100gr
Prop size: 11x5.5 or 12x8
Voltage Range: 9~15v
No Load Current : 3.4A
Shaft: 5mm
Resistance: 0.0327ohms
Max Efficiency: 82%
Power equivalent : .30 to .40 glow engine

Manufacturer recommends 11 x 5.5 or 12 x 8 props.
Ideal for planes up to 5lbs (1~21.kg) in weight.
Mount holes are 25mm apart and take 3mm screws.
Similar to E-flight Power 32
Mar 16, 2008, 01:15 AM
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Hi Moogly,

I am thinking about ordering the same motor from Hobbycity.com, if it's equivalent to the Power 32 setup it calls for 4S lipos.

Please let the group know how this motor performs with your setup.

Cheers,

Gord.
Mar 16, 2008, 02:17 AM
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Got it...thanks


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