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Old 01-30-2012, 07:22 AM
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Well the maiden ended with disaster!. The esc cought fire mid flight and plane landed in lake. I was running the scorpion 4020-10 motor, Castle Creamations 100 amp lite esc, and gens ace 5s and APC 13x8e prop. The plane flew great for the first 2 minutes in flight with only 3 click of down elevator needed. the plane was pretty speedy considering i never got it past half throttle! Thanks Castle for ruining my plane! Hopefully I will have it in the air again soon.

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Old 02-11-2012, 09:12 AM
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I was considering this plane a while back and now that the price went way down I'm getting two of them next week (always good to have a spare). I've read though this thread and a couple other about the power requirements for this model. For those that have the Power 42 (or equivalent) are you happy with the performance? I have a Great Planes Escapade with a Scorpion motor ($$$) that will do around 98mph. I don't think I want the DeNight to go that fast- maybe mid 70's or so. I already have a ZTW 85A ESC and four 4s4000mAh lipos (for the Escapade and my RCM Funster), but I think I'll need a 5s because the DeNight weighs in at 7lbs. I'm thinking 5s and a 12x8 Xoar or Vox electric wood prop should move along pretty well. Also, why the requirement for digital servos? A good analog with around 80oz would suffice. Thoughts or opinions? Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:04 PM
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Just ordered me a Denight can't wait to get her, I am going electric of corse going to use Turnigy 46-620kv motor or E-flite not sure yet going with either 60 or 80amp esc, 5cell lipo for battery, Futaba for radio. I love the way this plane looks with that big cheek cowl red and white covering looks great can't wait to put it together and madien her
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Old 05-28-2012, 11:16 AM
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Finally got mine built. And it's a pig with an AUW of 122.7oz/ 7.67lbs. I used an E-Flight Power 52, ZTW 85A ESC, Xoar 13x8 electric wood prop, Enerland/Polyquest 5S4400 25c lipo, BMS 621-MG servos, AR6200 with sat RX, Castle 10A BEC with a 2S1000 lipo for rx power. The wattmeter shows 900w at 50A with a half charged battery (4.0v per cell). I would estimate 1000w with a fully charged lipo. Haven't flown it yet but I plan to this week. I can prop up to a 15x7 (according to E-Flite's specs) if this doesn't have enough power.
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Old 06-11-2012, 02:24 PM
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I have all of my stuff together to assemble mine.
Hacker A50-12S, Castle 70 amp, 5S batts and an 1800mah 6.0 MiMh airborne pack (I know, but I'm chicken).
Should start it in two weeks.
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Old 07-24-2012, 01:03 PM
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Finally got mine built. And it's a pig with an AUW of 122.7oz/ 7.67lbs. I used an E-Flight Power 52, ZTW 85A ESC, Xoar 13x8 electric wood prop, Enerland/Polyquest 5S4400 25c lipo, BMS 621-MG servos, AR6200 with sat RX, Castle 10A BEC with a 2S1000 lipo for rx power. The wattmeter shows 900w at 50A with a half charged battery (4.0v per cell). I would estimate 1000w with a fully charged lipo. Haven't flown it yet but I plan to this week. I can prop up to a 15x7 (according to E-Flite's specs) if this doesn't have enough power.
How did your flight test go with your Denight Special?
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Old 08-07-2012, 09:00 PM
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I got mine out of the box and the first impressions are that it's as well engineered as any model I've ever had, it's up there with my Osiris.
It'll be a pleasure putting it together, I'm sure.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:16 AM
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First 2 flights went well. This plane doesn't like grass fields, and both landings resulted in a nose-over. No damage though. I did fly it a few times down at the WATTS event in Owatonna (nice smooth fabric runway) and it flies great. Not as fast as I thought it would be, but I'm going to try out a few different props.
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You'll get instant thrust increase when you change to an APC 13x8. My favorite props.
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Old 11-04-2012, 03:08 PM
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It's in one piece and ready to fly. Wanted to get it flown today, still a chance.
Hacker A50-12S, CC100, 5S, APC 15x10 for slower speed and torquey slower speed acro. With the little tail I wonder how slow I can really get away with. it's a little bit forward loaded, so I might add some tail weight as the batt is all the way back.
Supposed to fly Friday for a Big Jolt appearance but it didn't happen as I spent Friday day and night on Dad's BH Midget Mustang. Oh well. More pics and video possibly later.
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Papajeff, you seem to have flown the DN as much as the rest of these guys so I have picked you to ask a question, one that you may think stupid. I am an intermediate flyer who has one great acre to fly in and out of which is surrounded by barbed wire fences. I really would like to buy a DN but I am worried about getting it back down in a short distance like what I have. With that, my thoughts go to (here is where you might think me dumb) cutting flaps into the wings. So I guess my questions are first directed towards its ability to land and roll out and secondly, would I be crazy to cut in flaps? Thanks for any help that you can provide


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Old 12-03-2012, 07:51 PM
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Papajeff, you seem to have flown the DN as much as the rest of these guys so I have picked you to ask a question, one that you may think stupid. I am an intermediate flyer who has one great acre to fly in and out of which is surrounded by barbed wire fences. I really would like to buy a DN but I am worried about getting it back down in a short distance like what I have. With that, my thoughts go to (here is where you might think me dumb) cutting flaps into the wings. So I guess my questions are first directed towards its ability to land and roll out and secondly, would I be crazy to cut in flaps? Thanks for any help that you can provide


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Every question has validity and never fear asking! I am sorry that I just found your post and hope that it's not too late to answer.
For me, the DN had the power to take off in a very short distance less than 50ft. and did land in an equally short distance. I
would not recommend cutting in flaps as the wings are really not in need of them. Form the profile of the DN, it is for sure
not a glider and should be landed as such, so I don't think your one acre field will create a problem. Hope this helps.
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I flew mine four flights today and was enthused and delighted. It has a ton of power and a ton of P factor and needs a bunch of right and down thrust, but what a kick. I had a large input of rudder in it during some of my vertical pulls because it yawed left so hard, and once I had a nice pull at speed to a hammerhead and I added power to see how it acted and with the fuselage perfectly straight-up it displaced itself left as I neared full power! Fun!
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Iam having problems with my genight being nose heavy with the saito 82 in it it wont even taxi with out nose diving I balanced it at 2 3/4 and it was perfect guess I will have to try three inches back and see what happens ,has anyone had the same problem
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Hello!
Just wanted to share a video and some info of my Denight Special that can help other people on setting up theirs, even being this airplane discontinued.

This airplane is gorgeous and well finished, except for the fact that i experienced a little quality issue on the wing fixation system. The wings did not get very solid even after tight installation and produced some vibration, but was an easy fix and it has been flying great and without issues.

It has an OS55AX with a Bisson Pitts Muffler (the old one for the OS46 that is also claimed as being compatible to the 55), witch works perfect for it, besides the fact that i have read a lot of complains from fellow RC pilots regarding tunning problems with this setup.
Its spinning the biggest prop for the 55, witch is an APC 13x6 (also have read complains that the 55 would not run effectively with the biggest prop listed on its manual). I have bought an APC 12x8 for speed, but haven't tried yet since I'm more into aerobatics. The performance is great with 10% to 15% nitro.

Hope it helps, cya!

Heres an youtube HD video with GoPro onboard!

https://youtu.be/K79Uyr8To24?list=UU...2IMwPXW5XYfGqQ

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Hi Guys, I have just completed my plane and it was wonderful build.
I have used a Saito .91, Dubro fuel tank and larger wheels.
Everything went together perfectly.
Hope you like the pictures.
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I also added roll pins to the wind mount tabs for a more secure wing attachment.
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