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Old 05-17-2011, 04:27 AM   #1
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We fly the Playmate and Champ in 10 Kt plus winds. There was strong downdrafts, but both planes had power enough to get out of it. The Playmate used a 130ma and the Champ had a 160ma battery, more than half throttle average to keep them up in the wind. GREAT fun!

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"When wild the head-wind beat,Thy sovereign Will commanding, Bring them who dare to fly, To a safe landing."
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Old 05-17-2011, 04:40 AM   #3
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Thanks Hank

Its cool to watch my brother getting to be a better pilot all the time. Won't be long....we'll be dog fighting with some bigger war planes! The Champ is the perfect plane to get someone trained up!
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looks good. what horn holes are you using on the elev/rudd?

stock seemed weak so i bumped mine in a few holes.

waiting for calm winds for maiden...

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I use duel rates feature. I fly it full throws, my brother has been learning on low throw setting, but has graduated up to full throw..which in my book..is plenty! You can do some pretty good aerobatics with this tiny thing for rudder/elev only!
Good luck on your maiden!
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well, i decided to fly the Champ inside our warehouse. i set my horns at the #3 position from the outermost. then i programed 80%/100% dual rates and 25% expo. the low rates were lacking in the small space, but high were good. I may move in one more hole on each surface for outdoor aerobatics.

inside the small area, the Champ did great.

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Great to know....I'll put that in my Dx6 see how she does!
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Flew two more packs this morning before work. Light wind with some gusts...the champ survived surprisingly well! It even glides nicely when you chop the throttle up high. My wife bought me the plane for fathers day and it is alot more fun than expected. The little guy has plenty of thrust to get me outa bad spots. I nearly treed / roofed the champ several times. Loops are nice if you build up speed first. Death spiral is non existent even when I try to do it.

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This plane carries wingtip lights very well too. Makes dusk flights very fun!


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My champ video:




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmSdP...eature=related

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NICE!!! good take off and landing!!! I see alot of "CHAMP TREES" out there!! Just dying to gubble that thing up! Good flying!
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Yeah it's a little Tough to fly in my front yard. I need to take it to the park next time.

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Oh yeah forgot to mention that the champ flies just fine with the battery dangling from it's wires. The Velcro must have loosened after a rough landing.

All in all I is a very forgiving plane.

Tomorrow morning I plan to buddy box with my 9 yr old. I think he will like it. He is great on the simulator. Hopefully he will start wanting to go to the club field with me.

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he did great on buddybox, so I just handed him the dx7. he flew 3 batteries w/o damage! nice landing too, but the grass snags the little wheels.

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GREAT JOB Mark!!!! Looks like you might need another Champ now to fly some formation flights!!
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