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Old 08-21-2007, 10:54 PM
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It was an accident, I will try to keep it from happening again....
Even a blind monkey gets a banana every once in a while.
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:14 PM
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O.K. here's the secret trick to flying around obstacles.....

Do not try to miss them...you will hit them every time....

You should aim right for the powerline, because when you try to you never hit it.....
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:19 PM
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should that go in the mixed metaphores thread?
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:23 PM
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should that go in the mixed metaphores thread?
Nope....it belongs in the "give the monkey flying lessons thread".....
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:36 PM
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is there one... yet?
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:45 PM
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is there one... yet?
Right here....

http://www.wattflyer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=23505
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:50 PM
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gee, thanks

Have you seen the videos that my sweety put on the Myspace page?

Nothing but crash videos. All day, all night.

She's my sweety.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:08 AM
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Got another flight in with the "lil lady"

She's not as pretty as she used to be.

But, even with some tricky winds, a missing cowl, and a dowel filled wing, it flew quite well.

The first and second landings sucked, but they were in grass.

The next several were on pavement and with the exception of one bouncy landing, they were all near perfect.

All the landings after the first two were good for throttle ups and take offs, WITHOUT me having to go over and right the plane.

I am tempted to go buy a second one, for the replacement parts. That, and I get another Park 400 motor and a 25 amp ESC for free.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
Got another flight in with the "lil lady"

She's not as pretty as she used to be.

But, even with some tricky winds, a missing cowl, and a dowel filled wing, it flew quite well.

The first and second landings sucked, but they were in grass.

The next several were on pavement and with the exception of one bouncy landing, they were all near perfect.

All the landings after the first two were good for throttle ups and take offs, WITHOUT me having to go over and right the plane.

I am tempted to go buy a second one, for the replacement parts. That, and I get another Park 400 motor and a 25 amp ESC for free.
That's a good idea....you could use the gear on a flat foamie....

Glad to hear she's flying better!!.......("Top Secret Smiley")
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:23 AM
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I still have an empty E-Flite P-47...
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
I still have an empty E-Flite P-47...
480 outrunner....
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:31 AM
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the 400 outrunner wont do it?
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:53 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
the 400 outrunner wont do it?
seems like in the E-flite catalogue they do say it will...then they say the 450 is better...I like massive vertical performance, so i stuff 480's in everything....hehehehe...

You should ask Grasshopper cause he has one!!!! he's doing some slick mods to it right now....
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:55 AM
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what esc are you running with that, battery too?
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Old 08-22-2007, 06:26 AM
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I have four of the 480's (and some rimfire motor a friend gave me).
Here's the gear I have for the 480 setups....
1. (4) E-flite 480

2. (2) Castle creations phoenix 35amp ESC & (@) E-flite 40 amp ESC

3. (3)Thunder Power 2100mah 3s 15c batts & (1) 2x TP 1320mah 3s 15c batts in parallel for a 2640 3s2p batt.

4. 11 x 7 apc slowflyer props.....I like these props for the thrust they seem to develope....also have used the 12 x 6 slowflyer props....
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:24 AM
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certainly food for though....


but back on topic

I just glued the cowl back together and screwed it on. I should have a plane that looks like a plan flying tomorrow morning, if the winds cooperate
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Old 08-22-2007, 07:51 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
certainly food for though....


but back on topic

I just glued the cowl back together and screwed it on. I should have a plane that looks like a plan flying tomorrow morning, if the winds cooperate
Sweet.....Flying Monkey is Flying again!!!!

More food.....
Check the watts possible with the motor, and take the plane weight...find out the watts per pound...

These figures are the best I can remember...
For trainer planes....70+ watts per pound
for scale flight 100+ watts per pound
for sport flight 120-130+ watts per pound
for 3-D flight 175+ watts per pound

I like the last option for all my planes...even on Scale WW1 models...hehehehe....
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:39 PM
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I haven't tried going "3D" with it yet. I think I could get it to hover, or darn close. It seems to be quite a bit more power that the other planes I have been flying.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:21 PM
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Ok, I put my poor little abused Cessna in the air again last night.

The putty idea is not the best in the world. I will try attaching some more permenant weights later.

It flew as well as can be expected. Loops and rolls. Hammerheads and split S's. That motor on this little plane works rather well.

I slowed it down and got some excellent scale flying in as well.

I managed to pull off one semi successful landing. But in all the other attemps, I made something loose.

I could touch down fine, but as soon as the front wheel grabbed, ground loop. The steering became sloppy, and would turn the front wheel when it touched down, and caused it to flip, every time.

I think I will pick up another tonight. For the $70 bucks to get a 60 dollar motor, and a 40 dollar speed control, AND the plane. Well, it would almost be stupid not to....

Then I can beat this plane to death, finish the new plane up real nice, and fly it how I want..

I am also tempted to convert it to a tail dragger. They seem to handle the sand better. According to my mom, this was the reason my father preferred full scale tail draggers.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:31 PM
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Yeah....the motor and ESC alone cost more than the plane....It would be nice if they put the 480 and 40amp ESC in a plane and sold it for $70.....

Glad you've gotten back in the air....A flying monkey that doesn't get to fly is a sad monkey indeed.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:33 PM
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I still have chuck gliders...

I have several planes to work on. This weekend will keep me busy for when I go to Hodge's for the labor day weekend.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:34 PM
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Speaking of which. I will be taking Friday off I think, giving me four days to explore the area surrounding Hodge's, to scout out things to do for people who don't fly.
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Old 08-23-2007, 05:36 PM
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So....are you saying you are going to fix up the "Grouund Force" into a viable Air Force?...........

I have a lot of building to do as well.... I really need to start Painting my Dr1....
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:13 PM
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Ground Force, Nearly Ready Reserves.... whatever you want to call it...

Yeah, the DR1, where is it?

I need to finishe putting mine together. I am just nervous about putting it in the air. Hot glue works much better on foam, than it does on balsa and film.


I also hope it is better flying than the 182....
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Old 08-23-2007, 06:31 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
Ground Force, Nearly Ready Reserves.... whatever you want to call it...

Yeah, the DR1, where is it?

I need to finishe putting mine together. I am just nervous about putting it in the air. Hot glue works much better on foam, than it does on balsa and film.


I also hope it is better flying than the 182....
The Dr1 will be WAY more manueverable and twitchy...It's a whole other animal....the short wingspan and short tail movement.....
Make sure to use dual rates......maybe have someone there to help trim it out cause you are very likely to have your hands full at the sticks....
I like to have a helper adjust the trims when I test fly....I just call out 2 clicks up or 3 clicks right aileron etc.......
This helps so much..........

My Dr1 has been delayed due to the assembly of 4 other planes for other people, and the litter of 7 week old Springer pups taking up my time.....But the pups will be buying me another car so it's definately worth it.....

I should get back on the tripe this weekend.

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