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Old 07-12-2009, 05:04 AM
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At this point I dont care. I would settle for "aerobatic".. low knife edge across the lawn sounds really apealing........ "but honey.... this is the new lawn edger" right?
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Old 08-01-2009, 01:26 PM
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I flew mine today , its great , although I am already using a GWS prop , the PZ one snaps like a carrot
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Old 08-01-2009, 05:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Son of Paleface View Post
I flew mine today , its great , although I am already using a GWS prop , the PZ one snaps like a carrot
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Are you using a prop saver? Or did you find a GWS prop that will thread onto the Sukhoi shaft?
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Old 08-01-2009, 09:53 PM
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Im using the 4.5 x 3 curved blade GWS prop and you need the small one of these



GW/SPN001
Small 2 Blade Spinner Designed to be used as a prop hub Spacer for smaller motor Shafts. Spinner has a rubber shaft to go through prop hub. Package comes with 6 spinners, 2 for 1.5mm 2 for 2.0mm and 2 for 2.3mm

and this prop

https://foamworks.24secure.com/produ...5c91089561cc92

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:33 PM
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Do any of you guys have a video of your flying? I stopped at the LHS to get some props and they said they got some of these in and they sold out lickety split!! Dang!

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Old 08-10-2009, 01:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Crash Test Dummy View Post
Do any of you guys have a video of your flying? I stopped at the LHS to get some props and they said they got some of these in and they sold out lickety split!! Dang!

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Here is a couple of mine...not the best quality but you get an idea of what it can do.

[media]http://www.vimeo.com/6018655[/media]

[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QncvrTS-nuc[/media]

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Old 08-15-2009, 04:36 PM
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Thanks Headmaster,

My other LHS got 2 of these in stock the other day, I didn't have the hobby bucks to just buy it there on the spot.......so I put it on there layaway program just to stop it from getting sold out from under me. I should be able to pick it up in the next week or so. My business has been very slow [like many others] and the hobby bucks just aren't flowing as well as I'd like. Oh well, good things come to those who wait.............like a new SU-26!!!!

It must have been a very calm day you shot the video. How much wind will it fly in? 2-3MPH? Will this plane hover? It looks like it has a very good climb rate. How twichy is it? One other question, I see your runnning a 240 Mah battery in yours. The stock pack is only 110 Mah. How much longer is your flight time with the bigger battery and what is the flight time with the stock 110 Mah pack?


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Old 08-15-2009, 09:04 PM
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CTD,

Which LHS do you use that has layaway?
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Old 08-15-2009, 09:33 PM
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R/C Hobbies in Naperville. They had 2 in stock.

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Old 08-15-2009, 09:40 PM
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Really? I was unaware they did layaway.....that's very dangerous......
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Old 08-15-2009, 11:16 PM
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Hey guys I flew mine today and is all over the sky what am I doing wrong??? What expo are you settings? Do you run the stick pin in the back for a little tail heavy? No wind and it still was all over the place. Any help will be great. Thank you. Eric Please help as I would love to fly this thing. Broke one prop already and I was just landing very slow. So I bought some extras tell I can go with the GWS but me the dumy did not know that the prop screwed off and pulled all the gear shaft out. I got it fix and she is ready to go as soon as I find out how to get her under control please and thank you

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Old 08-16-2009, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Crash Test Dummy View Post
It must have been a very calm day you shot the video. How much wind will it fly in? 2-3MPH? Will this plane hover? It looks like it has a very good climb rate. How twichy is it? One other question, I see your runnning a 240 Mah battery in yours. The stock pack is only 110 Mah. How much longer is your flight time with the bigger battery and what is the flight time with the stock 110 Mah pack?


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First one was calm conditions CG at 35mm

Second one was 5-10 mph with CG at 30mm

Bigger battery gives me 4-5 min longer flight times.

Also get a gws 5043 prop...big improvement over stock...although in both videos Im flying a clipped stock prop (about 3/8" off each end)

giddy ,Im flying 100% rates all around and 75% expo all around. You can dial the ailerons back to 85% rate till you get use to the speed.
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:02 AM
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Yeah thats the prop...........

it flys just like a pattern ship...goes where you point it apart from verticaly , outside it gets tossed around by ANY turbulence , so calm and or SMOOTH AIR only

if you want to spend the time , trimming down the blade area on that GWS prop will give a bit more thrust , but its a lot of work then rebalancing it...take a slice about 2 to 3mm off the trailing edge

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Old 08-16-2009, 07:02 AM
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Okay thanks I will try that tomorrow in the morning right at sunrise because there is no wind at all. Thank you
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Old 08-16-2009, 05:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Son of Paleface View Post
Yeah thats the prop...........

it flys just like a pattern ship...goes where you point it apart from verticaly , outside it gets tossed around by ANY turbulence , so calm and or SMOOTH AIR only


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I find that it handles winds 5-10mph just fine....holds a straight line pretty well even if the wind varies . That said the calmer the better. I have flown mine in 15mph winds gusting to 20(not recommended..I just had to test it out). Now thats when she gets tossed around wildly but it will come upwind at a fast walk even in those winds.
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Old 08-16-2009, 08:32 PM
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HeadMaster,

Maybe I missed it, where did you get a 240mAh battery for this?
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:05 PM
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Hobby City....unfortunately they are now out.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._single_cell__
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:12 PM
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Originally Posted by HeadMaster View Post
Hobby City....unfortunately they are now out.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._single_cell__

Can you show us photo's of how you wired/plugged those into the plane

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Old 08-16-2009, 09:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Son of Paleface View Post
Can you show us photo's of how you wired/plugged those into the plane

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I bought some jst extensions from HC when I bought the batteries. Cut them in half and solder the female end to the battery. You can use the male end thats left to make charger adapters for your charger as well.

http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=9376
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:51 PM
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OK thanks
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Old 08-16-2009, 10:08 PM
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Here is the pic....also a couple of pics of the water slide decals I did up.

Ha...just noticed my brew in the background....Fat Tire...good stuff!


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Old 08-16-2009, 10:14 PM
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Originally Posted by HeadMaster View Post
Here is the pic....also a couple of pics of the water slide decals I did up.

Ha...just noticed my brew in the background....Fat Tire...good stuff!


Sweet work HM.....though that Fat Tire is nasty stuff......Rogue is MUCH better.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:08 PM
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Picked up mine yesterday. Charged and flew it on the way home at a school in Naperville. Very windy 10+mph. Could not control on low rates, flys great on high rates, gets blown around quite a bit and needed alot of up elevator. It seems that nearly all of these come nose heavy. Will have to play with modifying the CG when the winds are calmer. It still is alot of fun when windy, but landing on pavement was a handfull. Would like to modify for brushless as soon as available. Great plane.
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Old 08-17-2009, 12:43 AM
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Fat tire rules, all other is just drools....
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Old 08-17-2009, 07:35 AM
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On the CG just put a T pin in the tail and that takes care of that.
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