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Old 08-11-2008, 07:35 PM
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Originally Posted by aero_k View Post
Hey all, I did my first "real-life" hover this weekend with my rhythm. It just sort of hung there in the air, but then started toque rolling like crazy and fell out of it after a few seconds, but I was happy. Unfortunatley, I spent the right of the pack tryin to do it again without any luck. I think I just went into it at the perfect throttle setting to juts hold it there. I'll keep practicing. I noticed the motor was getting very hot on 3s with the 10x47, so I switched to 2s. It ran cooler and still seemed have enouh power to go vertical, so I'll stick with that from now on, until I can pick up some 9x4.7 props.

I'm currently putting together a "Clik" from plans from EDFrules that should give me some more 3D practice. I currently dont have a 3D plane thats not a bipe.

Happy flying...
Good Job, try lineing it up a little straighter into it that should help...
also try moving your battery back just a little bit and see how that does...
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Old 08-11-2008, 11:03 PM
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not sure what the throws are but lots and the power is axi 2208/34 with 1047 gs prop on 3 cells.
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Old 08-14-2008, 05:47 AM
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I agree with ministeve-move the cg back and the bipe will hover drastically better, as I figured out this last weekend. However, at least for me, with a rear cg the knife edge coupling gets pretty bad.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:29 PM
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Hmm, does this plane look familiar to anyone?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=7447
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:35 PM
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That is unbelievable! The ONLY difference besides paint is the main LG.

The Rhythm is still cheaper over all, at least mine was.
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:37 PM
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by the way after my 100th flight this little champ is still looking good. Partly because I only land on hard surfaces but other than the LG this plane really is doing well for the 14.95.

Is everyone else's still going?
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Old 08-30-2008, 04:41 PM
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Originally Posted by aero_k View Post
Hmm, does this plane look familiar to anyone?

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=7447
WOW, They musta designed it for Chellie...its pink...lol



Is everyone else's still going?
mine had to be repaired abit after putting a balsa model through it... but its still flyable.. LOL
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:13 AM
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Lol. The only shame in that i wasnt there to see the carnage =*(.

I ripped my bottom wing off when i tried taking off from grond. i didnt know how much runway i would need so...i ran out of room (went intro a tractor wheel ditch) Thankfully it was only the foam struts that are apart of the fuselage so I glued it back together. Got 3 flights on it since then, all successful. Whenever i get a damn chance to fly i'll start practicing my hovers and low-speed manuevers.
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Firestem4 View Post
Lol. The only shame in that i wasnt there to see the carnage =*(.

I ripped my bottom wing off when i tried taking off from grond. i didnt know how much runway i would need so...i ran out of room (went intro a tractor wheel ditch) Thankfully it was only the foam struts that are apart of the fuselage so I glued it back together. Got 3 flights on it since then, all successful. Whenever i get a damn chance to fly i'll start practicing my hovers and low-speed manuevers.
Yeah this bird takes alot of asphalt to ROG. In my very uneducated opinion I think it's because it sits so level on the ground, no upward tilt to get air under the wings sooner.

This is my go to plane when I just wantto relax but still be able to WOW the crowd!
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by pstrdenver View Post
Is everyone else's still going?
I had a package from HobbyCity come in over the weekend that included another Turnigy 2830 motor for my Rhythm 3D (scavenged the previous one for my Yak-55 after I crashed the Rhythm). So I finally got around to repairing my Rhythm bipe and took it out for a flight yesterday. Still flew quite well, although I think it's a bit nose heavy--I'll have to see what I can do to adjust the CG back an inch or so to see if that helps with hovers and harriers any. I think all the glue I had to add may have thrown things off a bit.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:19 PM
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mines still flyable, but I've found something, I like more... So I don't bother taking it out... I fly this with a 1000mah 3cell and a 15amp red turnigy motor... hxt900's and a 10x4.7 black gws prop...

[media]http://www.vimeo.com/1738843[/media]

http://www.rcfoam.com/cart.php?targe...product_id=893
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Old 10-13-2008, 10:54 PM
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Awww, I just trashed mine and when I went to HobbyPeople to buy another, I saw the price was at $25. Still cheap, but not $15.
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Old 10-14-2008, 05:57 PM
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telemaster, did you get your $15 dollars worth from it? I still can't believe how great a plane it is for the price.

mine has been dormat along with my other planes while I remodel my new house. (and my wife complained about how much I spent on planes...she should see the tally on her new house)
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:01 PM
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I recently purchased a new Turnigy 2830 for mine (since I scavenged the one that was in my Rhythm to put in my Hobby Lobby Yak-55 3D profile foamie after I wrecked the Rhythm). A few quick applications of Gorilla Glue and the Rhythm was back in the air, lazily lumbering along, just like nothing had ever happened.

Of course, I don't think it's as fun to fly as my Yak. But I still marvel at the perfect low speed knife edges you can do with that flat little bipe.
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Old 10-17-2008, 07:11 AM
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Oh yeah I got my $15 worth! It's an amazing plane for the price, I just hate to see the price go up. I had already crashed and repaired it twice before it went RIP, and let me tell you there was no repairing it this time. It was hovering 15ft high when I lost all radio contact, so I got to watch it teter for a couple seconds before it nosed over and went full bore (throttle remained at 3/4 after radio contact loss) onto a concrete path (which is the only hard surface in the area where I fly, funny how that happens). Pretty much all that's salvagable of the airframe are the pushrods. Anyway, I'm watching that hobbypeople webpage like a hawk for when the price hits $15 again (I hope)!
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by telemaster View Post
Oh yeah I got my $15 worth! It's an amazing plane for the price, I just hate to see the price go up. I had already crashed and repaired it twice before it went RIP, and let me tell you there was no repairing it this time. It was hovering 15ft high when I lost all radio contact, so I got to watch it teter for a couple seconds before it nosed over and went full bore (throttle remained at 3/4 after radio contact loss) onto a concrete path (which is the only hard surface in the area where I fly, funny how that happens). Pretty much all that's salvagable of the airframe are the pushrods. Anyway, I'm watching that hobbypeople webpage like a hawk for when the price hits $15 again (I hope)!
telemaster, did u ever get another? I think its popularity is dying down so they should drop prices soon.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:01 PM
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I ordered a few of these myself this week as I am looking for a good cow pasture airplane. Will be using the same motor and esc from RC hot Deals as you are. Dont know yet what prop to use as I will be using a 2 cell 1200 pack from Tower but I think either a 9-4 or 9-7 gws slow fly. This thing really looks good for the 28 buck price. Was considering a tensor at first but this will be the better deal and probably as good a flyer. This will be my first flat foamie and after seeing videos of these things flying I think I made the right choice.
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Old 01-09-2009, 11:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Stormovic View Post
I ordered a few of these myself this week as I am looking for a good cow pasture airplane. Will be using the same motor and esc from RC hot Deals as you are. Dont know yet what prop to use as I will be using a 2 cell 1200 pack from Tower but I think either a 9-4 or 9-7 gws slow fly. This thing really looks good for the 28 buck price. Was considering a tensor at first but this will be the better deal and probably as good a flyer. This will be my first flat foamie and after seeing videos of these things flying I think I made the right choice.
Storm, you won't regret it. A 900 3cell pack gives it more power but the motor gets a little hot. My 1200 2 cell packs are good but can't get unlimited verticle or robust pull out like some like. Overall though this setup will please you and give you a great plane to wow your friends with.
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Old 01-10-2009, 12:32 AM
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Yea I'm Looking foreward to it. Waiting for foam safe ca from Tower for the build. You know it seems that the foam bipes of this type are getting scarce since the Tensor and Byp Yak from Efite have been discontinued I think. The RCU bipe is still around but who know how long.I dont understand the marketing behind this. They are such good flyers and the dealers and manufactures have to be making a killing off this type of model. This Rhythm has to be some sort of "lost leader" or the market has to be saturated at this time. I just don't know. If these go for the 15 buck price I will scarf up a few more.
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Old 01-10-2009, 04:53 PM
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My Rhythm has be laid to rest in the garbage can. I killed it a while back and kept it on the shelf hoping I could resurrect it, but there was just too much damage. I salvaged all the parts I could from it, which have some in pretty useful in some other builds. For what I paid, it was worth it just for the carbon and wheels. I just bought a hobby lobby yak-55 to replace it. I probably wont bring it out until spring though. I've been trying to hover it in my living room actually, but it doesnt work so well. Good luck with your Rhythm stormovic, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
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Old 01-11-2009, 02:28 AM
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sorry to hear that aero. Did she die doing something great?
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Old 01-11-2009, 04:10 AM
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To be honest, it was too long ago to remember. Come to think of it, i had just pulled out of a hover 1 inch off the ground and was doing a perfect rolling loop when an eagle came and grabbed it out of the air, but then an F-22 Raptor came and fired a heat seeker at it and pieces of my poor Rhythm bipe floated down to my feet.

Actually, I think I knife edged it into a tree. Nevermind.
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Old 01-11-2009, 03:50 PM
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Pstrdenver,
Thanks for the build thread. I purchased a Rhythm this summer and I am just getting around to building it. I know why so slow...you have to use all the flying time you can get out here in South Dakota especially since global warming has caused a radical change in our normal winters here in Western South Dakota. There have only been a few days of flyable weather since November. I have looked at the thread many times during the build and truly appreciate the help. I will let you know how the maiden goes. Thanks again.

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Old 01-12-2009, 03:01 AM
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Originally Posted by lrb605 View Post
Pstrdenver,
Thanks for the build thread. I purchased a Rhythm this summer and I am just getting around to building it. I know why so slow...you have to use all the flying time you can get out here in South Dakota especially since global warming has caused a radical change in our normal winters here in Western South Dakota. There have only been a few days of flyable weather since November. I have looked at the thread many times during the build and truly appreciate the help. I will let you know how the maiden goes. Thanks again.

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can't wait to hear how it goes. This thing will do the slowest Knife edge i've ever seen.
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:55 AM
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Suggestions as to a good 2s pack that will fit the narrow fuse of the Rhythm bipe. I have a great planes 2s pack that will not fit.
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