Oct 24, 2008, 03:32 PM
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What prop are you using on the 2 gram there? I have been using plantraco tri turbofan/ wattage rookie DD props. They are OK but are kinda heavy and not balanced that well. I will do a thrust check tonight
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Oct 24, 2008, 04:45 PM
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What prop are you using on the 2 gram there? I have been using plantraco tri turbofan/ wattage rookie DD props. They are OK but are kinda heavy and not balanced that well. I will do a thrust check tonight
That's the stock prop for the Ember.
Oct 24, 2008, 06:16 PM
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That's the stock prop for the Ember.
Have you done a amp draw? I presume its a 2000kv motor
Oct 24, 2008, 07:25 PM
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I tested the current draw with an inline ammeter,1.6amps 3.7volts 5.92watts.The Citabria/Ember prop gave the most thrust,but a lot of current too.I use the MCX 110 mah cells.
With Parkzone Citabria prop
10700rpm
1.6amps
3.7volts
28gm thrust

I'll try the Cessna prop next,to get the current draw down.
Oct 25, 2008, 07:59 PM
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Howdy howdy howdy, forum newbie and 3 day Vapor owner. First time *real* plane guy. Air Hog modder but that's about it.

Flying yesterday at a local park I did a *high altitude test*, lost control and parked it in the tallest oak tree, about 40' and not climbable. Returned today with my fishing rod and a number of weights. Managed to jiggle it down to a 20' foot live oak. Had to tear it out with a large branch, poking a hole in one wing, breaking the landing gear mount and dislodging the elevator.

I expect most can be repaired with some carefull CA.

Has anyone tried GLAD Press and Seal for control surfaces? Seems like it may just work. I see where people use packing and scotch tape to repair holes but I'm thinking the GLAD thing might be more convenient . . .

anyway . . . thanks for playin . . .

Jeff
Oct 25, 2008, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Crazy Eight
I tested the current draw with an inline ammeter,1.6amps 3.7volts 5.92watts.The Citabria/Ember prop gave the most thrust,but a lot of current too.I use the MCX 110 mah cells.
With Parkzone Citabria prop
10700rpm
1.6amps
3.7volts
28gm thrust

I'll try the Cessna prop next,to get the current draw down.
Great info there. Thanks
Oct 26, 2008, 12:28 AM
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does it fly any different?
Oct 28, 2008, 10:45 AM
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any one thought of covering it with some FF stuff? may cost a bit for it, but im sure you could get away .5 grams lighter
Oct 28, 2008, 11:03 AM
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any one thought of covering it with some FF stuff? may cost a bit for it, but im sure you could get away .5 grams lighter
The OSFilm I use for my indoor FF planes (from Peck) is way too delicate, it would shred in no time. And it's not even the lightest stuff out there, it's probably average as far as the films go.

Maybe some of the more sturdy stuff for outdoor FF would do, but I doubt it would be that much lighter than what's already on the Vapor.

Just my $0.02
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Oct 28, 2008, 02:45 PM
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So I dropped my transmitter, it powers up but just beeps constantly. Called Parkzone and they said they couldn't help me. He did say it was some sort of low power code.

Anyone have any luck fixing this condition?
Oct 30, 2008, 07:01 AM
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So I dropped my transmitter, it powers up but just beeps constantly. Called Parkzone and they said they couldn't help me. He did say it was some sort of low power code.

Anyone have any luck fixing this condition?

Hey Mate!

Try this, its worth a shot. It saved me alot of headache and some cash!

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=915673

good luck,
Carlos
Oct 30, 2008, 08:08 AM
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Interesting stuff Carlos, especially the batt holder mod.
Nov 02, 2008, 01:08 AM
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i think im just gonna mess with the ff film for the wings. maybe not the best idea, but if it works itll do wonders for flights. and whats the prop shaft size? anyone used CF for it?


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