Regarding the Hanger 9, Pulse-125. Early reports @ RCU [here] are filled w/ elevator issues & nose overs... confirming my observations.
Seems something is very much wrong w/ this beautiful â€śup-sizedâ€ť ARF: the elevator and gear issues have been encountered.
I am moments away from going in many directions w/ the new Pulse 125!!!! None being to the field however, as I do not want to risk my engine, radio etc.
My father and I both purchased the ARF, he flew his first [fortunately???!!!!]. His vertical stabilizer failed within minutes.- Left elevator hinges separated, dragging 1/2 the elevator behind.- he managed to get it safely to the ground.
I contacted hanger 9 last week; they are backordered for a "replacement designed" stabilizer [June-ish]. My father obtained an improved stab just days ago, installed it... it too failed in first minutes of test flight. This time, the beefed up elevator connecting wire caused greater damage to the rear fuselage when the whole stab torqued around as the elevator separated. Again, he got it to the ground. Skill beats out youth every time; and at times like these, I always say: â€śbetter he than meâ€ť.
Gear? Raked too far back. Plane has a tendency to nose-over; even during engine run.- Totally unsafe.
Fix(s). Numerous changes needed, biggest steps include: 1) replace pushrods [w/ full length outer casing, inner sleeve and center rod] and modify for dual, L/R elevator rods/horns, 2) replace gear w/ one custom built [relocating wheel skirt holes becomes an issue], and 3) incorporate hints and suggestions noted in earlier/other posts.
Beautiful airplane but builds like a kit; yet not priced as one. Then there is the cost of modification parts. :-(
I also glued a piece of carbon rod on outside of the factory flimsy pushrod on the elevator to help with some of the rear flex problems. Also I soldered a clevis on the servo end of the elevator rod and got rid of the useless z-bend which allows play...