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Old 03-16-2009, 02:30 PM
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I finally got to maiden my Panther yesterday. What a sweet flyer. Hand launched out straight as a string and didn't need much trim adjustment at all.
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Old 03-16-2009, 08:22 PM
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It looks like a few of the shots turned out OK. Using your camera was a lot different than my old Kodak 110 Have you had a chance to check on that ESC yet? I'm really curious why it was cutting out at a fast throttle advance.
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
I finally got to maiden my Panther yesterday. What a sweet flyer. Hand launched out straight as a string and didn't need much trim adjustment at all.
Congrats Tom!

Those sure do look good in the air!
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Old 03-17-2009, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by gr8taz nitro View Post
It looks like a few of the shots turned out OK. Using your camera was a lot different than my old Kodak 110 Have you had a chance to check on that ESC yet? I'm really curious why it was cutting out at a fast throttle advance.
Yep, you got a couple of good ones with it Roy. Thanks. I'm talking to Jeff at heads up now about the ESC.

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Congrats Tom!

Those sure do look good in the air!
Thanks Larry. Yes they do look nice. Nice and big to keep your eye on.
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:52 AM
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I've got one of these, but it's currently in maintenance waiting on a new motor. Burned out the 3S using a 4S lipo.

Did you guys see the Hawker Hunter and Mig-17 that Lander is working on? They look great, and I can't wait to get my hands on the Mig!
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:04 PM
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Tomorrow I'll maiden the F9 Panther. I had to redo the fan hold down cover. The recessed 4-40 nuts, both broke loose. I dug out the plastic and epoxied in 2 hardwood blocks, drilled and tapped. Considerably stonger now.

I also hollowed out some of the foam below the fan for the motor/esc wires and the fit is much better now. I'll have pictures up tomorrow.
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Old 03-19-2009, 11:32 PM
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Yeah, I had to redo my hold down bolts as well, in addition to hogging out a little foam to get the cover to fit properly.
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:18 AM
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My fan cover and bolts were fine but I did have to hog out some foam under the fan for the ESC wires too. I spent way more time on that ARF than I did on a lot of kits. It does fly great and looks really cool though.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:40 AM
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I'll second that, Tom's panther presents very well in the air and flies like a kitten. I know he's spent a lot of time on this plane but the results were well worth it. Very good job with the panther Tom.
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Old 03-20-2009, 03:11 AM
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Thanks Roy. It's all your fault that I got sucked in to EDFs. Pardon the pun.
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:27 PM
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Nice bird. You suck. Glad the maiden went well!
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Old 03-20-2009, 02:58 PM
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Nice bird. You suck. Glad the maiden went well!
Thanks Mr. "I've got so many planes to build I don't know which one to start with".
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:25 PM
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Quality over quantity, though! I've got at least three GWS kits I'd be happy to trade you for that Panther. 3 planes for 1 ... that's a heck of a deal!
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Old 03-20-2009, 06:48 PM
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I bet I can build all three of them in less time than it took to finish this ARF.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:04 PM
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Now THAT I would bet on in your favor.

I've become so slow at building that my latest build (Starmax 70mm F-5E) has taken over three weeks. Two of those weeks being because I'm so tired of messing with the retracts that everytime I look at my new pushrod solution, I just turn around and leave the room.

Ugh, I'm soooo ready for another build that needs ZERO modification!
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Old 06-20-2009, 07:04 AM
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I saw two at the fun fly and they stand up well one was taking of and hit the tail of a parkzone corsiar and still took of with a tiny dent in the wing and the gear stand up great.Later on it crashed and I am working on it.

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Old 06-24-2009, 07:42 AM
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Hey guys I am taken my F9 panther up tomorrow for the second time. The first was a joke the plane is great it just was underpowered. So I got the RC LANDER almuinum EDF and 4375 KV in runner with a zippy 2250 4cell 25c battery. I had suce a hard time puting on the EDF cover and that is with the RC Lander fan and plane you would think they would fit like butter. Oh well I think I got it. I will post some video and the flight if all go's well. I think the plane is going to rip threw the sky. Can some of you guys post some photo's of you fan place ment please. Thank you. Eric
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:00 PM
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Okay I am getting ready to take her out for flight with the new motor and EDF unit.. If all gos well can you guys post some photo's of how held down the fan cover please. I got the bolt to bite a little bit but I think I am going to put some tape on it for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!! I might have video later too. Thanks Eric from so cal
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Old 06-24-2009, 08:53 PM
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Eric,

First, I hope it's the 3575kv motor you have as that is the one rated for 4S. The 4300kv motor will burn up quickly on 4S (don't ask me how I know).

Lander created the aluminum fan after they did their first production run of the Panther which was made based on their old plastic fan housing, so fit is not exact with the aluminum one. All you need to do is trim a little foam from the area where the fan fits.

Also, be sure to look at the screw mount plates for the four bolts. The glue used is not the best, and they tend to pull up. I recommend pulling on them (put the screw in without the EDF cover and tug on the screw) and checking for plate movement. Anything loose should be pried off and reglued with epoxy.
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Old 06-24-2009, 09:11 PM
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Hello The motor I got is rated for 4 cell that's why I bought it and I am running a 60amp ESC with BEC . So my screw holes are okay but there is only one on each sideand they hold it down very well. So I tried to run up the motor again this morning and the whole EDF unit keeps moving. Can you show me some photos of how you mounted yours?? Did you epoxy it in? this fan is brand new model I was told by someone at RC Lander, But I am having a hard time mounting it in there if you but it where it would seem to go you can not put the cover back on. So I moved it forward as far as I can then it moves when you power it up. Can any body please help I am getting mad and my head is starting to hurt. Thanks Eric
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:02 PM
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Hey Eric,

I'm also using the RC Lander aluminum fan with a 4S set up. As Pat said, you'll need to carve out a little bit of foam so the lip of the fan housing can sit down in the fuselage. Just take your time and go slow. I put a small bead of hot glue around my housing to hold it in place once I had the fit right. You don't need much, just enough to keep it from moving but be able to get it back out again if needed.
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Can you post some photo's please. As there is so many lines for the fan to lay in I am a little lost. I will take some photo's too and show you what I am talking about. And you used hot glue right not epoxy? Just that little movement is enough to make the whole fan move and come losse??? So when you did get it all set up does the F9 panther rock or what??? Thanks for your help. Eric
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:14 PM
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I'll try to get some pictures but it will be later tonight before I can. Yes, hot glue instead of epoxy. The fan unit should be a nice snug fit so it can't move around but not so tight that it squeezes the fan housing. And yes, IT ROCKS!
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Old 06-24-2009, 10:19 PM
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Nice!!!
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Old 06-24-2009, 11:09 PM
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Here is my photo's can you guys show me where it sits in the EDF pocket here in the photo's you can see where I hade it pushed all the way foward because I could not get it to fit but I did not know you had to cut some of the foam out. So the cover will sit flush. So can you guys please show me where she sholud sit and then I will take some of the foam out and hot glue it in there. Thanks Eric
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