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Old 04-06-2013, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default 4 channel success!! Flew my UM P40

As I had stated in a couple threads, i had yet to get an actual flight in with an aircraft that had 4 channels. In the winter i crashed my PZ Trojan on takeoff, which has since been repaired but not flown. My first P40 had some reciever issue so Horizon sent me a new one.

Well the weather was great today so i figured id have another try. There was a slight breeze, but nowhere near windy like it has been.
Even though it is a micro, i tried to takeoff from very short grass. This did not work as she just nosed over.
I put it at 2/4 throttle and tried a hand launch. I guess i did not have enough momentum because she went down with a skid into the grass. But i was determined to try again.

Another hand launch, this time full throttle and I actually threw the Warhawk at an upward angle. My first flight was underway! I did not try any tricks, just did some laps through the field. I did manage 2 full rolls, my first ever with an RC plane. The P40 did not want to loop, and actually seemed a little slower then my Champ. It does turn tighter though. I flew for 3 to 4 minutes and landed in the grass before my battery had the chance to die.
the only adjustments I had in my DX6i was dual rates at 70 for all control surfaces. This plane did not seem twitchy to me at all.
She is not fast or agile, but now that I got a flight in, i love this plane lol. She also did not seem bothered by the slight breeze, unlike the Champ I flew moments before.
Just wanted to tell you guys about my first 4 channel flight! It was a great confidence booster. This hobby can be very fun with a little patience.
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Old 04-07-2013, 02:23 AM   #2
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Congrats, mattman! That AS3X is great, isn't it?
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Thanks! Yes I was actually able to fly in a breeze! lol. It seemed to help not only with the breeze, but to help with general flight also. It was rather smooth. Had some trouble seeing her against the trees though.

But then the wind really started to pick up so I brought her down for the day.

I got 3 flights in. I was using Turnigy 160Mah batteries. They were very cheap but I have been impressed with them.

Cannot wait to take this plane out again! Hopefully tomorrow weather permitting.
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Way to go! Sticking with her..got you the results you wanted!! Glad she's flying good for you!
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Well done mattman0182.

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Thanks a lot guys! Flew her in some moderate wind and had some hard crash/landings. Bent the wingtips a bit, and one of the .50 cals broke off lol. But nothing that cannot be fixed!
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Originally Posted by mattman0182 View Post
Thanks a lot guys! Flew her in some moderate wind and had some hard crash/landings. Bent the wingtips a bit, and one of the .50 cals broke off lol. But nothing that cannot be fixed!
Glad you had better results this time... keep the plane in the air, sir!

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Congrats man! I love my micros
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Hello my my nickname is Fishbonez and I am an RC airplane addict...Another one bites the dust...Yes we now have a new RC plane addict. We will be seeing you at our next meeting.
Congrats man it only gets more fun from here

Happy flying may your crashes be limited and if they are not limited let them be cool.
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Ah, time to get that first large T-28 Trojan!!!!!
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Ah, time to get that first large T-28 Trojan!!!!!
Yep, once the weather clears up and I get some time I plan on trying the Trojan again!
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