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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:05 AM
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how'd I do that....oh
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Only if you got good health insurance to pay for all those stiches!
hehehe I do,but I'm to chicken sh*t to try
I've seen plenty guys do it though.but i just don't have big enough cohanna's
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:06 AM
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maybe some of these wheels will work
Bush Pilots in Alaska (4 min 48 sec)

ps,I think these okes are crazy as hell,but awsome skill
Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:22 AM
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These Funcub wheels work well on my Ultrafly Super Decathlon (1.3m wingspan) The undercarriage wire that came with them needs to be stiffer though.

The pictures aren't doctored, it's just a crap camera. And no, I don't have any struts on it. I didn't see the point in them.

The damage to the cowl and canopy was contributed by the previous owner. Everything forward of the wings was pieced back together as a jigsaw puzzle, and is held together with lolly sticks and gorilla glue.
Old Oct 26, 2012, 08:55 AM
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lol Andy,I meant the previous post as a joke
but those HUGE wheels probably weigh a ton and will KILL the sleekness of the AMR,plus I think that many an AMR flier will massacre anyone that sticks those badboys on an AMR no offense meant
Old Oct 26, 2012, 09:48 AM
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None taken. Actually, they don't weigh much at all. They're made of elapor. The wire that holds them there probably weighs more.

It does need a tiny bit more up elevator trim with them on, compared to the 3" wheels I had on before though. Even so, it's a touch nose heavy at the moment, so I aim to lose some of that trim.

I need to do the legs more like this, or in that previous video:

Teaser for "Dead Stick Takeoff Flying Adventures" video (2 min 31 sec)
Old Oct 26, 2012, 09:56 AM
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I grabbed some stills from that last video. Here's a good one:
Old Oct 26, 2012, 06:00 PM
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maybe some of these wheels will work
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krMPA...eature=related
ps,I think these okes are crazy as hell,but awsome skill
Runway?!? We donít need no stinkiní runway!
Old Oct 27, 2012, 05:17 PM
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Has anyone's Thrust 40 lost a step on them after 2yrs of use? On fresh batteries mine seems to be a bit slower than it used to be and the vertical is less impressive too. Has anyone else experienced this?
Old Oct 27, 2012, 05:36 PM
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That would usually only be a problem if the motor had been getting really hot and the magnets had been partly de-magnetised.

Are you sure that it's not just a case of the battery, although freshly charged, might just be getting a bit old and tired or isn't performing well for other reasons?.. What voltage is the battery holding under load?
Old Oct 27, 2012, 06:18 PM
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That would usually only be a problem if the motor had been getting really hot and the magnets had been partly de-magnetised.

Are you sure that it's not just a case of the battery, although freshly charged, might just be getting a bit old and tired or isn't performing well for other reasons?.. What voltage is the battery holding under load?
Yeah I'm positive it's not the batteries.
Old Oct 27, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Either overheating of the magnets, as JetPlaneFlyer said, or wear in the bearings, could cause the motor to lose power.
Old Oct 27, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Guess I'll be buying a new one Thanks for the info guys!
Old Oct 28, 2012, 03:05 AM
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Tks to all the great advice I got from this thread, my PA Ultimate AMR is all dialed in and flying level, upright and inverted! It's time to start progressing to the reason I got this plane to begin with - learn 3D flying.

Towards that end, I want to buy a much cheaper trainer 3D plane to learn from, before executing any maneuvers on this expensive plane. So, any suggestions for a cheap 3D trainer plane? Right now I'm considering the Techone Venus and the Freewing Ultimate, but I'm not sure if Freewing Ultimate really can 3D (hovering is what I'm most interested in)? I'm certainly not wedded to these two planes, and would be open to other suggestions.

Tks again!

Kevin
Old Oct 28, 2012, 07:26 AM
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Twisted Hobbys do a nice depron bipe , I have the crack yak and it was definitely a good tool to learn 3d
Old Oct 28, 2012, 07:51 AM
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A little more expensive but you can not beat the Twisted Hobbies Crack Yak or the Crack Bipe. The Bipe is probably best for 3D newbie as it flies slower. It is also a bipe which will be similar to this plane. Bipes do have some funny querks about the way they fly relative to a mono plane....


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