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Old 08-24-2005, 04:58 PM
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About 2 years ago I was in an old hardware store in Lexington,N.C. and started looking at a small section that had some RC Airplane stuff. I went up a step stool and looked at the back row of some kits on the top shelf and found a new Patriot 40 kit. I then took it to the counter and asked if they would take less than the $109.99 price tag. They gave me 10% off since they looked it up to found it was discontinued and they could not order another one to replace it if it was missing parts. Talk about a lucky find.

I just finished tuning the pipe. I cut it three time to get the rpm up to 14,800. Not sure if I should cut anymore, this is an OS 46fx with a 10-7 prop.

Tomorrow after noon I'll give it a spin and see how it flys.
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Old 08-24-2005, 05:30 PM
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Jerry....that's a beauty ! [sm=thumbup.gif] You should be proud.

I'd give the engine a chance now to run some before I whacked any more off
the pipe....

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Nice looker! The 14.8K is pretty good for the 10x7 on a 46FX- That is an APC yes?

Keep us posted!
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Old 08-24-2005, 07:03 PM
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Yes that is an APC. I did break the engine in on an old ugly stick. I'm using 15% CP for fuel.

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Nice Pat there Jerry!

Best of luck with it

Best way to see if the pipe is good, is to put a 10x8 prop on it. If the engine still gets up in rpm and behaves properly (Does not surge, overheat, and needles properly) then you can probably go a bit shorter. If it does act slightly goofy, then you have it perfect for running a 10x7 or 10x6.

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Man what a hoot!!! Had my first two flights today. First one was quick, needed more up trim that I had on my Tx. Had to hold some up to get it on the ground. The secound flight was wide open, I made a couple of high speed passes about 25 feet off the runway. My heart rate still has not gone down.

Thanks to all that gave tips

Bob- I'll try a 10-8 tommorow, I may also try a 9-9 to see if I can get more speed. I just don't know if I can move my head any faster to keep up.
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