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Old 08-07-2015, 04:23 PM
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I see #2 will have to have smoke!!!!
Thanks for sharing the pictures!!
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:08 AM
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My pleasure. Its a bit of a nag to clean up but its so cool it's worth it!
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Old 08-23-2015, 05:35 PM
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Hey Guys;
If you have this plane on back-order with Tower Hobbies, hang in there!!!
I had mine out today at my club and had a blast. Every time I take her to the field, all of my club member ask to fly her!!!
Like someone has posted, you don't need flaps for landing, unless you want to do some short field landing.
I know for some of us, old man winter is just around the corner, but if you do get one and have it ready before he come, you will be very happy you did.
Over 55 landing and the gear blocks are good to go!!!
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Old 08-24-2015, 05:50 AM
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Right on Jet22b, I also was out yesterday and flew in the smoke, wish you Washington folks would keep it home, actually we are also producing a lot ourselves here in N. Idaho. My Escapade has quite a few flights now
and the only problem was losing an Aileron screw in flight. The whole batch are now Loctited with red, no need for more of that, also had to re-do the Muffler bolts. The DLE 35ra does produce lots of power and the airframe
pays the price, I am paying close attention to such, now more than ever.

Between flying and watching the big jet airtankers coming and going all day, because they were in a hurry they shortcutted close to our field so we watched closley to avoid any problems.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Gizmo-RCU View Post
Right on Jet22b, I also was out yesterday and flew in the smoke, wish you Washington folks would keep it home, actually we are also producing a lot ourselves here in N. Idaho. My Escapade has quite a few flights now
and the only problem was losing an Aileron screw in flight. The whole batch are now Loctited with red, no need for more of that, also had to re-do the Muffler bolts. The DLE 35ra does produce lots of power and the airframe
pays the price, I am paying close attention to such, now more than ever.

Between flying and watching the big jet airtankers coming and going all day, because they were in a hurry they shortcutted close to our field so we watched closley to avoid any problems.
Here in California they are flying a fleet of MD-80's and man I did not realize how maneuverable that airplane can be, pretty good show sometimes.
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Old 08-24-2015, 07:13 AM
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I hear you Gizmo!!
Our field is so dry that we install two 55 gallon water tanks and we keep them full all year round.
The owner is happy we did that!! Yes it is very dry in our state and people have lost a lot.
I do a pre-flight on my plane the night before I go to the field and again at the field when I put it together!!
Maybe this come from my days of flying full scale!!
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Old 08-24-2015, 12:00 PM
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We just added two 2.5 gal H2o heavy water extinguishers along with a number of dry types! Our main tanker fleet is BAe 146's and one Erickson MD 80 (hauls A--) two off and on PV-2 Neptunes from Missoula and several ag types. Coeur D' Alene airport (Pappy Boyington), is not a controlled airport so in the smoke, it must be interesting......... The main tanker dispatch center is on the field as well as the re-fill,except a second re-fill has been added on the othere side. Things are not good in this part of the world as far as fire is concerned and when conditions are right fire wins over man!

Take it day by day!
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:02 AM
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Hey Guys;
Just check my back order for this bird on Tower Hobbies website and found the new due date for their shipment is now late November!!! Oh well, this will be a winter build for next year!!
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&W=001344967&I=LXEGCH&P=K
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:17 PM
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Hey Guys;
I just check Tower Hobbies website and found so good news.
They are in the warehouse as I type!!!
So they will be shipping soon!!!
If you have one on back-order, I will tell you again, you will be happy with this bird!!!
Now we will have more input on this thread!!
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Old 09-11-2015, 08:28 AM
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Showing in stock today! woohoo!
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:10 PM
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I'm almost glad that I have too many projects that I can't order one. Because that new Escape looks pretty cool.
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Old 09-11-2015, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Tom Nied View Post
I'm almost glad that I have too many projects that I can't order one. Because that new Escape looks pretty cool.
So does the new Escapade
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Old 09-11-2015, 09:14 PM
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Good news guys,
#2 is on Big Brown and heading my way!!!
BarracudaHockey, #2 will have smoke!!!!
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Old 09-17-2015, 06:39 PM
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Hey Guys;
Big Brown just drop off #2 today!!!
So far everything look the same as #1. So over the winter I will be going with a smoke system on this bird.
Staying with the DLE 35RA engine also.
Like I said before, you will love this plane for the look and the way it flies.
Need any help or have question, please post!!
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:33 PM
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Originally Posted by BarracudaHockey View Post
So does the new Escapade
Can the title to this thread be fixed?
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:46 PM
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I've asked a couple of times.....
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:12 PM
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All fixed
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:32 PM
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Thanks!
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:39 PM
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Now how did THAT happen? Thanks Andy.....
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:45 PM
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What happened to the new Escape?
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:56 PM
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The correct name of the plane is Escapade, not Escape.
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Old 09-20-2015, 12:14 PM
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You can set the plane up either way. You cut the tab between the ailerons and flap or leave them tied together if you want to set up a flaperon control
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Old 09-21-2015, 11:48 AM
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Flaps are a trotal waste of servos, the plane slows enought to get me in trouble on landings, flaps would really mess me up!
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:00 PM
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I've heard that the plane slows down to where it almost floats in. I just ordered the 30cc version. I don't plane on utilizing the flaps either.
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:40 PM
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It slows down very well for landing. The flaps maybe help keep it from floating on by but they aren't really needed.
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