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Old Dec 09, 2008, 09:00 AM
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Looks good Don. I still think mine will use your wicked 4000s on 4s. What are you using for retract servos?
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Old Dec 09, 2008, 07:08 PM
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Looks good Don. I still think mine will use your wicked 4000s on 4s. What are you using for retract servos?
I will probably upgrade as well, but I wanted to get a reference point to start with. I am not installing retracts as I only received main gear retracts in my kit.

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Old Dec 09, 2008, 07:31 PM
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I used a Tower Pro standard 9g servo on mine (one for the mains, one for the nose) . It takes a little tinkering and some lube on the retract parts to keep them from buzzing, but they will work. I`m using 6 volts to power the servos.
Old Dec 15, 2008, 08:50 PM
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Ok guys I am getting more done on the SR-71. Sorry for the delays in this build but my dad has been in the hospital now for almost two weeks, he had several micro strokes but he is now stabilized and is now out of the ICU and into a normal room. The best part is he is starting to act normal again. He is just weak and needs some rehab to get his strength back again, but my flying buddy will be back in business in short time
Old Dec 15, 2008, 09:06 PM
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Here are a few more photos.

My AUW is going to be right about 38 ounces with a pair of 3S 2200 lipos. I ran it up and at a little above half throttle I get 1:1 thrust to weight. WOT want to go! I am glad there is so much thrust even with the 80%FSA reducers.

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Old Dec 15, 2008, 10:44 PM
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Hi Don:
Sorry to hear about your father. We hope him the best and a healthy recovery.
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Old Dec 15, 2008, 11:36 PM
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All the best to your Dad! I went thru this with my Mom early in the year, took 2 months to get her back home again. Glad he's getting better.
Old Dec 15, 2008, 11:45 PM
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Thanks guys. Each day is better and better now so we are hopign for a fast recovery. I told him he needs to build something while he is there


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Old Dec 15, 2008, 11:48 PM
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Here are a few more photos of my hatch construction.

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Old Dec 16, 2008, 09:47 AM
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Best wishes for a fast recovery for your father Don. My uncle just a triple bypass heart surgery yesterday. So the next week or so is pretty tense. Nothing like alittle hobby plane construction to keep your mind at ease. I have been working on the Executive Jet. Just need to attach motor connectors and nacelles and I am done. It is getting a US Airways livery. should Maiden weekend after X-mas. I will try an get video, if not I will post some pics on the other thread.

Merry X-Mas,

James
Old Dec 16, 2008, 11:12 AM
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Signing up for this thread. Thanks for the great review. Im sorely tempted! Now if I could only find some asphalt or pavement I could ROG from. Not that easy, seems most peoaple are afraid of the dark, and light posts abound.
Old Dec 16, 2008, 04:44 PM
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gotta love a flat black plane, great for touch ups
Old Dec 16, 2008, 09:47 PM
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Here is the all finished photo. Hopefully I can get a flight in this weekend.

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Old Dec 16, 2008, 11:32 PM
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So, what do you guess the flight time will be with 2x 2200's on board??
Old Dec 17, 2008, 12:05 AM
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The way I fly, which is WOT the whole flight , I would say 4 minutes.

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