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Old 01-01-2006, 08:27 PM
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I'm just doing the final trimming now, and programming my radio, but the breeze has become quite brisk, maybe 15mph so I am afraid the maiden will have to wait untill tomorrow, unless it calms down later this afternoon, I had to put 1/2 oz of weight in the nose because I mounted my motor inside the firewall, what do you guys think about an 11x4.7 to start out with?
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Old 01-01-2006, 08:33 PM
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Originally Posted by fabricator View Post
I'm just doing the final trimming now, and programming my radio, but the breeze has become quite brisk, maybe 15mph so I am afraid the maiden will have to wait untill tomorrow, unless it calms down later this afternoon, I had to put 1/2 oz of weight in the nose because I mounted my motor inside the firewall, what do you guys think about an 11x4.7 to start out with?
Which park 480 did you get-920 or 1020? On the 1020 KV the 12 inch was amazing, 11X4.7 will be fine as a starting point. What other props do you have and what battery are you running?

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Old 01-01-2006, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Crash Test Dummy View Post
Which park 480 did you get-920 or 1020? On the 1020 KV the 12 inch was amazing, 11X4.7 will be fine as a starting point. What other props do you have and what battery are you running?

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I got the 910kv, right now the largest prop I have is a 11x4.7, could have sworn I had a couple 11x7's so I guess if it calms down the 11x47 will have to do untill I get to the LHS tomorrow, I'm running the 2100mAh eflites
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Old 01-01-2006, 08:50 PM
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You are in for a real ride!! I'm upset that I have to wait for the epoxy to cure before I can fly again. Winds here are at 13 MPH. I can fly her in 13 MPH no prob. The wind helps slow her down too, not that she won't fly slow on her own. I had her crawling along today. Can't wait to hear your report.

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Old 01-01-2006, 09:06 PM
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Gah!

I have the thing done except for the motor. Darn that went quick. I cannot decide which motor (that I have here) to use.

<insert grumble here>

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Old 01-01-2006, 09:31 PM
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Gah!

I have the thing done except for the motor. Darn that went quick. I cannot decide which motor (that I have here) to use.

<insert grumble here>

What about your 2808/24? Didnt you say you had one of those. You could run an 11X5.5 according to Hobby Lobbys web site.
http://www.hobby-lobby.com/brushless-axi2808.htm

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Old 01-01-2006, 09:40 PM
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I don't have the mounting kit for that motor. Also that, to me, seems like too much motor for this plane.
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Old 01-01-2006, 09:47 PM
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The 480 is too much for this plane or I should say it's more than is needed to fly. The power of the big motor is too fun. I felt that the 450 motor was about the smallest I'd like to run her on. It did fly her good but I like swinging a larger prop. I dont know if a 12 inch prop would push the 450 to it's limits. Might have to run 11 inch on that motor. I only ran the watt meter on a 10X8, I don't recall what it pulled on that prop, sorry.

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Old 01-01-2006, 10:11 PM
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Well I think I am going to go with the Park 400 920kV motor for now. Fully assembled the AUW is only 20 ounces. If I need more (or I should say 'when') I'll get something bigger. Right now I am way over budget on this project.

Not going to be enough time today to maiden her. I should be finished installing the motor in about 30 minutes but then comes the fun of programming the TX for the flapperons.
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Old 01-01-2006, 10:28 PM
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Well I think I am going to go with the Park 400 920kV motor for now. Fully assembled the AUW is only 20 ounces. If I need more (or I should say 'when') I'll get something bigger. Right now I am way over budget on this project.

Not going to be enough time today to maiden her. I should be finished installing the motor in about 30 minutes but then comes the fun of programming the TX for the flapperons.
I'm at that point right now, this spectrum is my first non futaba radio so it's like a new language.
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Old 01-02-2006, 01:33 AM
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Well, here she is:



Finished her just a bit ago. AUW is 21 ounces. Setup as follows:

E-Flite Park 400 920kV outrunner, TowerPro 18A ESC, 3S 1050mAh Vampower Lipo, Hitec H05S 5 channel RX, 4 x E-Flite S75 servos.

I've got it set up with flaperon mixing and dual rates programmed into the TX.

The airframe went together very quickly. My only two gripes are the landing gear were not bent symmetrically to it leans a little on the table and the battery hatch is warped from the covering. That's it. Everything else looks well done. I like it.
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:03 AM
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Heres mine, I had ran my covering iron over some spots that were knida wrinkley but other than that It is quite a nicely put together kit, now a newb question, I programed my radio with flaperons too, but when I flip the flap switch they are supposed to go down right?:o

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Old 01-02-2006, 02:06 AM
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Urgh? No pic!

Yes the flaps are supposed to go down. If going up reverse channel 6. (I think)

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Old 01-02-2006, 02:06 AM
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Originally Posted by fabricator View Post
Heres mine, I had ran my covering iron over some spots that were knida wrinkley but other than that It is quite a nicely put together kit, now a newb question, I programed my radio with flaperons too, but when I flip the flap switch they are supposed to go down right?:o
Yes down for flaps.

Fab, that looks sweet. Very clean look with the motor mounted inside the fuse.

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Old 01-02-2006, 02:11 AM
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Ok thanks guys, I added the pic to my last post.
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:15 AM
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Great looking Fab!
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:18 AM
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Heh, almost to pretty to cra............er, fly
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Crash Test Dummy View Post
Yes down for flaps.

Fab, that looks sweet. Very clean look with the motor mounted inside the fuse.

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Yeah I like the look but it needed 1/2 ounce of wieght in the nose because the motor isnt sticking out in front of the firewall, but with the power the 480 has, 1/2 ounce shouldnt be to much of a handycap.
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:23 AM
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I have yet to give mine a ground power test. I used the Park 400 because that was the biggest motor I had enough stuff to make go with. We'll see soon enough I hope. I'm putting the battery on the charger in a few minutes after dinner and then I'll get some numbers.
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:41 AM
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I just wound mine up, HOLY MOSES! it wants to fly bad, lotsa thrust, lotsa, lotsa thrust
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Old 01-02-2006, 02:53 AM
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An admittedly rudimentary setup but at wot it is around 2lbs 7ozs of thrust
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:03 AM
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I think I gotta prop up, at wot it is drawing over 21 amps.
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:09 AM
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man, the times that you dont have the money for one of these, the motor, the ESC, the radio, lipos, and lipo charger
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:12 AM
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I think I gotta prop up, at wot it is drawing over 21 amps.
Wrong again, I have to go down in prop size to get the amps down right?
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Old 01-02-2006, 03:19 AM
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Wrong again, I have to go down in prop size to get the amps down right?
Why would you want to go down in amps? Which 480 motor are you using?
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