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Old 08-05-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Default Champ prop shaft angle

Hey, I have been reading but no posts for a while. The last I left off was I decided to purchase a night vapor and it worked out great.
Just got a Hobbyzone Champ, still brand new and has never been flown. The Prop shaft seems to be angled down. Is this the correct position? When looking at it from the side the shaft and prop are not parallel with the seams for the engine hood cap (nor the body line). I Just wanted to make sure the angle is correct before I attempt to fly this.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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Yup, you have a very high lift, undercambered wing there, and when you pour the power to her she climbs like a bat out of hades. In order to cruise straight and level and about 2/3 throttle the prop shaft is offset downward so that the plane is neutral at whatever cruise throttle setting they chose.

I don't have a Champ, but if you look carefully (or not so carefully. Micros' thrust alignment looks really exaggerated to the eye!) you will probably see some offset to the right as well. That too, is normal and necessary.
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Old 08-05-2011, 10:48 PM   #3
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Severe down and right is normal on the Champ

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Old 08-05-2011, 10:55 PM   #4
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Yup, Normal.
Have fun, Champs give the best bang for your buck...

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Good enough, I did not want to be hasty on his madien flight.
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