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Jun 29, 2010, 06:58 AM
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Servo Replacement


Does anyone know if it is possible to replace a servo in the Ember 2 ?

Thanks

Graham
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Jun 29, 2010, 07:18 AM
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Graham,
on this side of the pond we have replacement parts must also be availe to you check HobbyKing in the servo's section they have 2 servo's for ~$8 usd if my memory is good here.
Roger
Jun 29, 2010, 08:08 AM
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Rodger

Many thanks for your reply.
I have looked at Hobby King to no avail.

We can certainly get spares here but, the price of the unit with the rx and servos is exactly half the price of a new Ember !

Graham
Jun 29, 2010, 11:12 AM
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Hi Graham


Micron RC sell them at 6.75, the link's below. I bought a couple a while back after stripping one of mine, just undo the screws to the board and they are a straight swop.

Regards
Andy

http://www.micronradiocontrol.co.uk/spektrum_servo.html
Jun 30, 2010, 01:39 AM
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Hi Andy

Thanks for that, I have since spoken with my local HS and they are sending it back to HH, so who knows !

Hope your holiday went well and not too hot this time.We are hoping to get to Nerja in September.

Regards

Graham
Jul 08, 2010, 08:35 AM
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Has anyone put a flat wing on one similar to a ugly stick with ailerons?


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Dennis
Jul 08, 2010, 11:38 AM
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Hi Andy

Thanks for that, I have since spoken with my local HS and they are sending it back to HH, so who knows !

Hope your holiday went well and not too hot this time.We are hoping to get to Nerja in Sept

Graham
Update


Now received a brand new Ember from HH via my local HS.
Fantastic service, but I am trying to work out why the new Ember seems to fly so much quicker than the original.

I went to my local commy centre "Russian shopping Mall" today and I struggled to control it fully.

As well as the Ember, I few a 400 heli and I needed more concentration with the Ember than the Heli.

Graham
Jul 08, 2010, 11:51 AM
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Originally Posted by geedee
Update

I went to my local commy centre "Russian shopping Mall" today and I struggled to control it fully.

Graham
Hi Graham

I see you're still flying behind the old "iron curtain". lol
Glad you got your Ember sorted, perhaps over time you'd got use to the old motor as it wore down, and your new one seems a bit "frisky". You got great service from your LHS, was it Steve Webb Models?

Happy flying
Andy.
Jul 09, 2010, 05:39 AM
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Ember 2


Hi Andy

Spot on, it was SW, great outfit and only 5 miles away......

Not so sure about the new motor though, as the previous one was only a few weeks old. I am now looking for a robust glider(powered) to fly on my friends farm so any ideas welcome. I am already converting the Multiplex Fox to electric but the summer will probably be over by the time I get that sorted..........

Regards

Graham
Jul 28, 2010, 11:39 AM
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Velcro


Does anybody know of a source for the lightweight velcro used to hold the battery in place.

I have just purchased a Night Vapour and the battery came with a good length of velcro ( or similar) and it holds really well.


Graham
Jul 28, 2010, 05:28 PM
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Does anybody know of a source for the lightweight velcro used to hold the battery in place.

I have just purchased a Night Vapour and the battery came with a good length of velcro ( or similar) and it holds really well.


Graham
I get my Velcro at Wal-Mart, or Walmart, depending on how you want to spell it. Not sure if there are any Wal-Mart's on your side of the pond. Hardware stores, or department stores that have hardward sections should have various forms of Velcro.

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Jul 29, 2010, 03:30 AM
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I get my Velcro at Wal-Mart, or Walmart, depending on how you want to spell it. Not sure if there are any Wal-Mart's on your side of the pond. Hardware stores, or department stores that have hardward sections should have various forms of Velcro.

RD
Thanks

Tried all the usual outlets over here, but they only appear to sell heavier types.

Taping is OK but velco is a lot easier.

Graham
Sep 06, 2010, 12:22 AM
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well I thought I would share this with other Ember enthusiasts.... picked up a bashed Ember 2 last week... I have a few others but wanted to mod one, this was the perfect candidate....

first off I always wanted to have a flat wing with ailerons.... so I built one from 3 mm depron, I also created a Kline fogelman airfoil with some 1.5mm.... and cupped the wing to still give it some float... I also used the stock wing mounts, just snipped the inner struts so the mount would go flat... size of the wing is 400mm X 110mm

second came the AR6400 and 2 UM servos from a couple of sukhoi wings

third I wanted a little more power so I used a j-3 motor and a GWS 4.5x4 prop

tonight it was calm out so I tested it at a local parking lot that had lights... I was every surprised how well it flew, I didnt really try anything spectacular (old eyes and night dont mix).... but cant wait to see what it can really do. anyway heres some pics...





Last edited by hauntfreaks; Sep 07, 2010 at 08:59 AM.
Sep 06, 2010, 11:30 AM
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Nice! Have you got an AUW? Very aesthetic use of aileron servos!

Jay
Sep 07, 2010, 09:27 PM
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thanks for the kind words....

the AUW is 30g with batt and landing gear...
thats about 8g over my stock Ember 2 with same battery...
but the J-3 motor and GWS prop overcome the extra weight...
video to come sometime soon


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