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Old 02-03-2016, 07:39 AM
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Default NEW Durafly Tundra

Interesting PNF foamie. Features flaps and big Bush plane wheels. 3S2200 packs. Might make a good trainer. Not sure it's a winner though. Might grow on me.

My unsponsored and honest review...

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Old 02-15-2016, 07:34 AM
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Still alot of wind in the UK so tried some STOLs until disaster struck...

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Old 02-19-2016, 10:13 PM
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I love the last video. I've gotten a bit of love for flying my Cub on really windy days. Hovering (not 3D) and doing vertical landings and takeoffs like you were. I must admit that I've not had the stones to use sitting on the runway as the starting point for an Immelman.
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Old 05-14-2020, 08:08 AM
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Can I hijack this thread? Maybe you regular Tundra flyers can help with the problem.

I'm back in the hobby after about 15 months doing other things, and thought my Tundra would be a good aircraft to start with, but here is the problem.

When I last flew it, everything was fine, but today I can't get the motor to run. All other channels are working OK, and I've changed receivers and ESC's, but it still no luck.

Does anybody have any ideas on what this may be?

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Old 05-14-2020, 11:15 AM
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Possibly the speed control needs to be reset?
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Old 05-14-2020, 06:17 PM
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"I can't get the motor to run"
I assume the ESC is 'arming' (making cell count beeps) for the Rx & servos to work. Does the motor 'twitch' at all when you open the throttle?
If you have replaced the ESC and Rx then the problem must be in the motor itself or more likely the wiring leading to it. Check any motor connectors and their soldered joints.
If you can't find any fault then all that is left is to replace the motor. With no prop any motor will do just to check the function.
Hope this helps.
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Old 05-15-2020, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by quorneng View Post
"I can't get the motor to run"
I assume the ESC is 'arming' (making cell count beeps) for the Rx & servos to work. Does the motor 'twitch' at all when you open the throttle?
If you have replaced the ESC and Rx then the problem must be in the motor itself or more likely the wiring leading to it. Check any motor connectors and their soldered joints.
If you can't find any fault then all that is left is to replace the motor. With no prop any motor will do just to check the function.
Hope this helps.
I'm replying to two posts giving advice, Don Sims, and quorneng.

I was new to electrics about two years ago, so when I took a break about 15 months ago, I forgot a lot of what I had picked up, and t the throttle calibrating procedure was one.

I downloaded the 'manual', and carried out the procedure, and I get the four double beeps, close the throttle, and nothing more happens, no tones, no movement in the prop with throttle movement. I've tried both speed controls, same result, and I think it unlikely that both ESC's are the problem. I think the next step will be trying another motor.

It looks like resolving this will be for another day. I had intended flying it today.
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Old 05-15-2020, 10:56 AM
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Try this with the prop off. Throttle stick all the way up. Plug in battery. Wait for beeps. Move stick all the way down and add a bit of down sub trim.
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Old 05-15-2020, 09:46 PM
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As Don says, it may be in the motor trim. Move it all the way down before re-calibrating.
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Old 05-16-2020, 03:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Panther View Post
As Don says, it may be in the motor trim. Move it all the way down before re-calibrating.

Thanks Don and Panther. I'll make that the next step, and if that fails, a different motor, although I don't believe it's the motor.
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Hope it's something simple like needing more down trim on the motor.
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Old 05-16-2020, 04:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
Hope it's something simple like needing more down trim on the motor.

Well......it WAS as simple as that, a few clicks of down trim on the motor!! I'll store that one away for another day. 😊😊

Thanks guys. Your help has been invaluable.

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Old 05-16-2020, 12:29 PM
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Great news! Time to enjoy the plane.
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Originally Posted by Don Sims View Post
Great news! Time to enjoy the plane.
It will never set the world on fire with its performance, but it seems like a good short field aircraft, so interesting, nevertheless, and a cool looking aircraft.

It will ease me back into model aircraft flying.

Thanks again for your assistance. 😊😊
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