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Old 04-25-2007, 10:11 AM
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TR Good flying bud[8D]
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:17 AM
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WOOOO HOOOO!
Page 200 of the AA thread!
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:20 AM
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:36 AM
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WOOOO HOOOO!
Page 200 of the AA thread!

Man.... that's got to be a RECORD !!!
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:53 AM
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SO MUCH TO SAY.... SUCH A LITTLE PLANE
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:07 PM
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ok so i went to toys r' us and bought a red biplane, c channel. it was the only bipe left. it seems ok but when i add throttle it sounds like something is loose. any1 have a clue of what it may be or will it not affect the way it flies and i shouldn't worry much about it?

another thing. how can i take off the prop because i wanna fly both my jet and bipe and since im missing a prop on my jet ill use the bipe one for it once in a while
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:39 PM
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I am confused, because in the part where it is listing features, it mentions that one of the features is a lithium battery. I wonder what is really in there. How can they fit a NiMH battery big enough for a 10 minute flight into that space? I am also wondering whether the electronics are the same - could you use it with an ace controller. Even if the battery is no good, this may be a good option as a parts plane for repairs to AAs.

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You are right - it does say Lipo at the bottom of the description. What I saw was the mention of the NiMH battery in
the middle of the description. That section is still confusing to me.
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Old 04-25-2007, 03:51 PM
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Jackson, my props come right off if you give them a tug.
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:11 PM
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hmm. i try doing that but its like ripping the motor out too
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:16 PM
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I use a pair of fine needle nose plyers to hold the shaft when pulling on the prop.


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hmm. i try doing that but its like ripping the motor out too
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:27 PM
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o ok thanks. now i got it off.

so i kept testing out the bipe and when i give it throttle, the left prop seems to jump a bit but it didn't seem to be less powerful, it just jumps a bit as if its loose. idunno if its bad or not, maybe i should fly it and if it breaks then ill return it.
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:29 PM
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Jax, you might try a bit of oil. Also contact air hogs, they might send you a replacement jet. Tim
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Old 04-25-2007, 05:33 PM
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thanks. ill try the oil. as for the jet, i had it for more than 90 days and i dont have the receipt [:@]
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Old 04-25-2007, 06:07 PM
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All, I got those batteries in a while back, 100 mah 12-20c and 135mah 12-20c. The battery size is different on the 100mahs, smaller and thinner, I'm putting a plane together around one and I'll let you know about it. I put the 135mah in my lighted plane and the plane flies really fast, much better than it did with the full river 100 mah. So I have high hopes for the 100mah battery. Tim
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:41 PM
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how 'bout another aero ace LRF? i built this the other night, just got done with it tonight. it originally started with the funky two fin tail, but it had a tendency to stay in a nose dive once it entered one, always resulting in a crash. so, i just added a rudder and adjusted the angle of the horizontal fins (last pic).

the main wing is .020 cf rod, the tail feathers are .010 cf rod, covered with alumized mylar. the rest is just 1/16th inch balsa, some CA, and a little bit of wire insulation to hold and adjust the wing posts so i can adjust the incidence. the RX is from the AA, unmodified, the two motors and prop, as well as the 50mah lipo are from the piccoz heli. the wing is 10 inches by 5.5 inches, total weight of 6 grams.

out of all of the LRFs i've built i'd almost say this is one of the most well behaved, it flys nice and slow, turns on a dime and is very stable. the CG is quite far forward, which is why the angle of attack on the main wing is so high. when the power is on, it allows it to climb very steadily, when the throttle is cut, it just kind of parachutes down. the overall speed and control can be changed quite easily with just sliding the front wing post up or down.

i've got some video, but i'll wait till tomarrow when i can get some better footage, it flys quite nicely in the house.

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Old 04-26-2007, 08:12 AM
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Very cool. Tim
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:46 AM
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I have aa jet gear and i was wondering what the best design is to use. I want to make the plane out of stuff from the house.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:20 PM
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http://richard.ferriere.free.fr/3vues/3vues.html#m


Have a look here. I've made three planes by tracing a three view on depron or egg carton lids.
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Old 04-26-2007, 07:52 PM
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I took a little circuit board from a small rubber ball. It has three LEDs, different colors, that flash, has a little on/off button. I cut into a Acrojet and used it for front weight. It is buried inside, it looks pretty cool. It looks normal outside but depressing the foam turns the light on and off. I should hog out a bit more foam to make it brighter though. There are tons of cheap toys with flashing LEDs these days, I even found one in the lid of a kids mouthwash - all mine when the mouthwash is gone!

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I'd be more interested in some wing lights made from the little flashing light from a Havoc/Picoo-Z.
I have an idea but not enough know how to make them myself.
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Old 04-26-2007, 11:20 PM
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Any one know where I can get some LEDs around Huntington Beach? Was hoping to get the kind with on\off switch that can just be taped on the wings. I found some on a fish bobber website, but dont want to pay for shipping. Thanks
O ya I just got the green and yellow biplane. Does anyone know how well that one works, or do the all perform the same
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Old 04-27-2007, 12:02 AM
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I tried the mail order and got the wrong planes.

Yes I can fly the AA in Rawlins. In fact I flew it for about two hours in between flights of my big planes on Wednesday. It'll handle a slight breeze pretty well. Most of the time though it's indoor flying for the little planes.

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Old 04-27-2007, 12:12 AM
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That little Bipe is way cool. I agree on the F-16. It's a thumbs down. Not completely down but mostly down. And I served 6 years Air Force, got out in 79 as an O3. I regret getting out when I did but money called.

I think I'm going to be seeing a lot more AA's in my area. Everyone is impressed the the AA Jet and the Bipe.

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Old 04-28-2007, 08:00 PM
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Timt, I think the bipe design is the best one ever. There are many mods for it, and it protects the battery and gear so well. I recently lost one for, I think, 10 days, it could be longer. It blew down from it's hiding place last night or this morning. It is a mono single stir stick mod. The auto cut off saved the battery, and the construction of the plane saved the rx. It rained on the plane, and heavy fog and drizzle have been regular this week. I stuck it on the charger, it did not need much, and flew it around the yard. I would recommend buying a second to modify.

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Old 04-28-2007, 08:42 PM
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Double post

Here is the deal on the new batteries. So far they are great. My lighted ace has the 135mah battery and it flies much better, I'm thinking about a bit more wing and then some ballast, or doing a double stir stick mod on it.

Here is where you guys get a vote. Should I set up the plane with the 100mah battery as a bipe or as a double stir stick? I will continue to charge from the tx for a while. So far these smaller, lighter batteries have been better than the full river batteries. I'll check in later. No votes will mean double stir stick. Tim
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:31 AM
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very cool Tim.ok i would say the bipe in original form first..was it the chicken or the eggs that came first.....lol G1
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