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Old 11-18-2007, 09:00 PM
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Charan, Hello I would not start out with the Predator get a good Trainer type high wing slow flyer and learn to fly it well before you try sometning else. You need to know how to handle a glider well before you you try to fly the Predator. multiplex makes some nice gliders that are good for a beginner.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:18 PM
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Charan,

Warbird-Dave is correct. Take a look at this site as they have a large selection of beginners planes; www.hobby-lobby.com
Let us know what you find of interest.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:25 PM
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PJ i have a question, do you have an e-flight p-38?
I only took the photos, but my pal Greg did the review; http://www.rcuniverse.com/magazine/a...article_id=928
All of us at the flying field really liked the P-38. It just might be a good one for you.
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Old 11-19-2007, 12:37 PM
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Ryan,

In your post you asked; "My question is that do I need a new transmitter?" I'm not familiar with your radio, but if it was part of a Heli package, (as opposed to a regular JR, Futaba, Hitec, Airtronics) that may be the problem. I would suggest to call Castle Creations tech Dept. and tell them what the issue is. It may just be a
glitch with their Berg 7P, but in any event, they are most helpfull. Let me know how it works out and keep up the good work on your build. Also, never hesitate to ask any questions and post more photos any time.
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Old 11-20-2007, 08:44 PM
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it may be a big jump, but im thinking of getting a nitromodel predator or this arf brushless spitfire[link=http://www.nitroplanes.com/whelsp4arfbr.html]white spitfire arf[/link]
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:12 AM
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PapapJeff... thanks for your reply. I guess I had just assumed it would work. Or maybe just hopeful. Anyway, I did contact Berg and they are looking into the issue, and I contacted exceed to find more specs. They are so vague with their tech specs. Anyways yes it is a cheap transmitter and I am preparing to bite the bullet and by one that is better quality. I sort of have to now. lol

I am throwing some photos on here... Just some of my servos and the front wheel... I am making it steerable.
also, motor mounts with aluminum. By the way thank you for posting the specs on the bolts you used... made my life easier at home depot.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:38 PM
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Ryan,

What transmitters have you been looking at? I feel confident that you will be pleased with any of the well known brands. Any news from Castle?
Let us know.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:25 PM
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it may be a big jump, but im thinking of getting a nitromodel predator or this arf brushless spitfire[link=http://www.nitroplanes.com/whelsp4arfbr.html]white spitfire arf[/link]

Either of the Nitro planes would be a good choice. Remember that the Predator is basically a "Scale" plane that was made to fly like a powered glider. Now the Spitfire, you can fly scale-like or do some acrobatics so it just might be the better of the two choices for you.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:46 PM
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it may be a big jump, but im thinking of getting a nitromodel predator or this arf brushless spitfire[link=http://www.nitroplanes.com/whelsp4arfbr.html]white spitfire arf[/link]

Either of the Nitro planes would be a good choice. Remember that the Predator is basically a "Scale" plane that was made to fly like a powered glider. Now the Spitfire, you can fly scale-like or do some acrobatics so it just might be the better of the two choices for you.
i like acrobatics
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Brownlab, I have a Nitromodels Spitfire EP the OD one and it is an easy build and easy to fly however if you stall it while landing it has a bad tip stall so make sure to come in with a little speed and keep the nose down right up untill your ready to flair up for the touch down. I logged over 300 flights on mine it is retired now I took the motor and electrioncs off of it to put on my Predator.
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Old 11-29-2007, 04:54 AM
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I thought I would add a few pictures of my Predator in better days. I havnt started on the replacement yet as I am concentrating on an OV-10 Bronco, but should have predator mark 2 flying by Christmas. Also a picture of what happens to your hand if an electric prop bites it.

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Old 11-29-2007, 12:32 PM
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Yes, prop strikes can be mean. This resulted from toss launching an acft.

Did not want long push rods. Moved servos. Works fine.
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:54 PM
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Been there done that .
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he he, maybe we should start an injuries thread!
I like the idea of putting the servos in the tail, this would leave more room for the nosewheel steering.
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Old 11-29-2007, 02:34 PM
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Chris, The problem I find with the servos on the outside is it takes away form the gliding. If you want the Predator to be a true Glider you need the servos on the inside to get the least amount of wind resistant you can get. If you plan on running power to motor most the flight then servos on the outside would be fine.
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I tend to keep the power on most of the time, so it should be okay.

I have ordered a flycamone Version2 which has a movable head. I am going to experiment with a gyro to stabilise the video. I will keep you posted

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Not done a great deal to our pred as of late...TWO weeks off at Xmas though.....

Electric day at airfield earlier this year..maidened our Spit...... but others were less lucky...[:@]
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Ouch, that made my eyes water!!
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Ha Chris !

Where didja get the flycamone Version2 from... i will be communicating with Mr Clause regarding this..

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I got it on backorder from servoshop. They PROMISE it will be in by the end of november. It looks awesome.
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Chris your going to get me in big trouble....just ordered one.....
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Amazing.. servoshop...AKA Steve Webb Models phoned me today at 16:15 hrs.... flycamone Version2 had arrived and they would ship tomorrow...[X(]...

Hope yours is on the way too Chris

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FLYCAMS AT HOBBY LOBBY, IM GOING TO GET ONE FOR NO APPARENT REASON
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I JUST LEARNED something. the army has micro remote controlled planes (not the predator uav or global hawk). do you guys know any good rtfs under $150, i have that disease "myfundsarelow".
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yes, mine is on its way, hoping to get it this morning. Sorry got the supplier wrong, I got it from ROBOTBIRDS. WHy did I say servoshop?

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