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Old 04-26-2006, 06:40 PM
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Default Hobby Lobby Crash Sale!

I forgot today was a crash sale day.

http://www.hobby-lobby.com/crash.htm

I ended up ordering two, looks like a real good deal. I think I see a future upgrade for my Slow Stick.
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Old 04-26-2006, 10:27 PM
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Yeah I saw that too. It does seem like a good price. I was going to get one til I remembered I have 4 of the 400Xt's waiting for a project to go into.:o

Let me know how they work for you.
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:54 PM
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They need to start putting AIRCRAFT on the crash sale again!

Starting with the FSK P-38
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Old 04-26-2006, 11:57 PM
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Tey need to have the crash sale when some of us can take advantage of it on our lunch hour!
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:00 AM
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Agreed Old Fart, then my motors can meet up with some planes!
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:10 AM
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Originally Posted by Old Fart View Post
They need to start putting AIRCRAFT on the crash sale again!

Starting with the FSK P-38
What about putting crashed aircraft from bloopered video attempts on sale? They have to have a few. I'm sure those demo flights didn't ALL go perfectly.

Now that the brushless motor hype is pretty much over, prices have really come down recently. I remember when you couldn't even get an AXI motor, when they were on backorder. Now they're all dime a dozen. At this point, I'm probably not buying anymore brushless motors at the 300-400 replacement size, at more than $30 period, on sale or not. Pretty soon most will be at $30 standard price.
As Old Dude stated, I want to see planes on sale. Planes like the FSK Stuka, and more than 10 bucks off, or so.
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Old 04-27-2006, 12:31 AM
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This is a bit off topic but I also noticed that they have a fun fly every Thursday. I need to get a job at HL!
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Old 04-27-2006, 01:47 AM
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Funny, I just got one for $39.00 at 5:45PM by clicking on Vax link.
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:15 AM
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Originally Posted by tiredboot View Post
Funny, I just got one for $39.00 at 5:45PM by clicking on Vax link.
But they were 29.90 this morning.
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Old 04-27-2006, 02:28 AM
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I know, but they were being discounted from $59.49. So I still saved 20 bucks. Maybe they do a crash sale when they see the cost of an item coming down.
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:55 AM
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I almost ordered a couple of these too. But I also have two or six motors with no homes.

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Old 04-27-2006, 05:32 AM
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I didn't buy a motor, but I bought a Multiplex MicroJet, which is on sale for $30. I can't wait, my first jet!
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Old 04-27-2006, 03:42 PM
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I picked up a MJ too Cant wait to try it out. What power system are you going to throw at it? I am going light with mine at first.
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Old 04-27-2006, 06:55 PM
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MJ for mee tooooooooo

I just picked up a Mega 16/15/4 for $55 bucks.

You guys think a Himax 2015-4100 or 2025 series motors will work DD on this?? Geared?

If at all possible, I wanna dodge using the Mega on this. I've seen videos... and I don't want something that fast yet. Not in my area.

Any power recommendations?

-Chris
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:02 PM
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I picked up a MJ too Cant wait to try it out. What power system are you going to throw at it? I am going light with mine at first.
In the same order, I bought a long can 400 motor, and their red Günther 6x4 prop. I'm going to try that, with the lightest 3S LiPo that will balance it. Hobby-Lobby recommends a 6V speed 400 with a 3S ThunderPower LiPo; somehow, I don't think that motor's going to last...

I started reading some pretty lengthy threads on this plane over on RCG, and it seems people either love it or hate it. Those that set it up heavy, and try a flat launch hate it. Those who set it up light and/or launch at 45° usually love it. All the people who bungee launch it love it.

On a plane this size, I think lighter & slower is better than heavier and faster. I bet it gets small in a hurry with a 100+ mph brushless motor in it...

The tip about setting up the elevons for a launch mode... I'm going to try that too. (Hobby-Lobby's video illustrates this)
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:07 PM
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I've one ready to maiden. Mega 1615/4 3S1P TP 1320s to begin with (keep it light), then 2100s .... 5x5 prop. I put a 6x5.5 on it but Amps were around 28A or 280W/# .... . Backed off to 5x5 to get the amps back down. Remember to set 1/8" up for normal flight and 1/8" more for launch. I understand this can be a bear to launch... We'll definitely find out this weekend, weather permitting!!
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:09 PM
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Missed the Atlas motor sale by a few minutes. If it had only stayed on till 12:00 CDT I would have ordered one or ?

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Old 04-27-2006, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Blaze.45 View Post
MJ for mee tooooooooo

I just picked up a Mega 16/15/4 for $55 bucks.

You guys think a Himax 2015-4100 or 2025 series motors will work DD on this?? Geared?

If at all possible, I wanna dodge using the Mega on this. I've seen videos... and I don't want something that fast yet. Not in my area.

Any power recommendations?

-Chris
From what I've read, this plane works better with speedier motors that have less torque to roll it over during the launch.

The Himax 2025-3500 (or whatever is just below the 4100) would probably be just right. Light but powerful. Again, you will probably want more towards speed just to keep it from rolling over on you. If you get a torquey motor and a bigger prop, it's going to be a problem.

I'm even a little leery about the long can 400 and 6x4 prop... I'm pretty quick on the sticks after a hand launch, and I've got a great throwing arm.

Since Multiplex is probably going to discontinue both of their jets soon, (and replace them with the FunJet) I don't plan on spending too much on this li'l guy. I've got the speed control, picked up the two servos for $13 ea, and an upgrade motor that will handle LiPo for $16. Oh, and a receiver. That is about my limit on a plane that I'm not sure I'm going to like.

Also, as you alluded to, fast, loud planes in smaller areas don't make us many friends. This one won't get as much flight time as my slower, bigger birds because of that.
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:14 PM
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Lots of MJ threads over on RCG. Cant beat the plane for the $30! I have seen 16/15/3 & /4 used on it with success. The big part I am looking to avoid is excess weight. Heavier means faster landings, faster speeds to avoid stalls, bigger area to fly in. Originally I was going to go the same route and use a Typhoon 4turn. After reading about people having luck going lighter, thats the direction I am heading.

I have a few motors I am looking at -
JustGoFly 300DF - 1oz, 10A, 60mph
Maybe go a little bigger with the 400F or 400DF
All three have success stories with the MJ

LittleScreamers ParkJet motor - again low weight, high speed
MicroDan speed wind - ditto above
CustomCDR hot wind - ditto the dittos

What I like about the 300DF is the low amp draw. With a 5x5 you can are looking at 10A, 11oz thrust with 75mph pitch speed on 3s. If you want more push, go 5.7x3 and get 15oz thrust at 50mph. With such low amp draw you can run small packs to keep the weight down but still have a decent flight time. Not bad for a 1oz motor!

The others I listed are all faster, just a bit heavier but draw from 15-20A. I even thought about trying something cheap like the BP-21 on it. Its got plenty of thrust and speed, but the MJ likes to torque roll from what I have seen. That will just get magnified with a 8x4 prop swinging off the tail!
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeremy Z View Post
I started reading some pretty lengthy threads on this plane over on RCG, and it seems people either love it or hate it. Those that set it up heavy, and try a flat launch hate it. Those who set it up light and/or launch at 45° usually love it. All the people who bungee launch it love it.

On a plane this size, I think lighter & slower is better than heavier and faster. I bet it gets small in a hurry with a 100+ mph brushless motor in it...

The tip about setting up the elevons for a launch mode... I'm going to try that too. (Hobby-Lobby's video illustrates this)
Thats exactly what I saw from people. You got to watch the launch for torque roll. Smaller motors swinging smallish props seem to be this planes sweet spot. Most of the guys are all happy with going with the light weight setups vs. all out speed machines. Its so small that going 100mph will make it pretty hard to fly well.

I am going to try that trick with the elevons for launching. I dont have and wont build a bungee setup. Hopefully building it light and throwing it hard into the wind will make it launch nice. For $30 I figure it was worth a shot for a small little jet!

We'll have to start a new thread and check back once we get them setup to see how the maidens go!
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Old 04-27-2006, 07:59 PM
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Is anyone looking for high KV geared deals?
Check out Castle Creations factory clearance deal here.
I ordered two of them yesterday. The 25 amp ESC is worth alot alone.

My dos centavos
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Old 04-27-2006, 09:43 PM
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All Himax 2025 series motors draw more power than the 2015 series. Offhand, the 2015 series are 110W motors, and the 2025 series are around 170W. The watt rating of each series is regardless of kv rating.
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:18 AM
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MJ launch tips:

Looking from the back of the model. Flight neutral is the bottom of the elevon even with the top surface of thewing next to it. For launch, I double the amount of up. Some use a launch preset on the transmitter while I just use up trim.

Launch at half throttle. I cuts down on the torque roll.

Throw it hard, but under control. I aim slightly above the horizon.

I love the MJ

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Old 04-28-2006, 04:49 AM
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Now that there are apparently a new string of MicroJet owners, I'm going to start a thread over in the Delta & Flying Wings forum. (rather than hijack this into such a thread, hehehe)
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:07 PM
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Don't need one - so I ordered TWO!

Have several friends with these - spare is a good thing based on experience
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