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Old 04-03-2010, 11:30 AM
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Default Hobby King foam Decathlon

My 4th electric plane and a honey. Got it for $69 plus shipping.

Quick to build but:
1) the wing hold down holes are to tight and have to be enlarged
2) the battery compartment is too far back for the correct CG - I made my own custom Balsa hatch ( see photos ). With a 1300mAh LiPo no other weight is needed to balance perfectly.
3)Secure the struts at the fuselage with a little screw to prevent it from unclipping in flight

As stable as a trainer on low rates but very aerobatic on extreme rates with plenty of expo mixed in.

See it fly here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy9PQT5aCAY
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Old 04-03-2010, 11:32 AM
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It is now sitting on floats - see it fly here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZPsPAvnwjA
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