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Old 08-02-2007, 08:49 PM
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By the way.....has anyone had any experience with the LiPo paks sold on ebay by the Revolutiion store in Hong Kong? I ordered 2 1300mA packs yesterday as they were a couple of dollars cheaper than United Hobbies and the shipping was also cheaper. They had 12 in stock yesterday when I submitted my order.
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Old 08-02-2007, 08:53 PM
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Bruce,

I'm almost certain that Jason (Jaskel) uses the Revolution Shop 2200Mah packs and has been pretty happy with them... Just PM him for more details.

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Old 08-03-2007, 05:20 AM
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Just charged and run. Got 5mins @WOT. I had the rubber spinner on unlike last time so that probably accounted for the lost 30sec. Will maiden tomorrow if weather is good and all goes well. I'll post the vid on YOU TUBE too. Wish me luck!!!![]
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Old 08-03-2007, 05:45 PM
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Well. its just started raining so fly tomoorrow
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Old 08-03-2007, 10:56 PM
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Been raining all day[:'(] (opposite of yesterday[:@]) so couldn't fly. On the way to LHS OI managed to snap the bit of foam in between the elevator. So I bought a bit of CF to fix it and ended up with a metre left over so I stiffened up the wing. I really hope that I can fly tomorrow!!
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Old 08-04-2007, 08:15 AM
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I even fly in the rain!! It's actually a lot of fun! You have to put your transmitter in a plastic bag. I needed to do some other waterproofing for flying with floats anyway: I put my receiver and ESC in balloons. If it really rains hard you can also put tape over the battery compartment and the two holes in the cowl. It still stays cool enough.
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Old 08-04-2007, 03:29 PM
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Yeah well for a maidien.....[sm=52_52.gif][sm=confused_smile.gif] Anyway It's cleared up so I'll probably fly this afternoon.
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Old 08-04-2007, 10:16 PM
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Well the first flight went really well. It's surprisingly easy to control. Vid later on. Good first flight, but whats the best way to unbend a prop shaft????
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:27 AM
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If you can get the shaft out its better to straighten it it a vise. Saying that, at the park I just use pliers to get it as straight as I can.

Any wobble will cause a loss of some power so just be aware of that.
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Old 08-05-2007, 12:40 AM
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Well I straightend out the shaft and above half throttle there's no noticable viabration, below HT just a touch but hard to notice. I got the video: -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1L8u-hro5Q If the link doesn't work go to youtube and search RCKiwi.
Oh and I agree, its the trees that are the problem!!
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Old 08-05-2007, 05:34 AM
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Congrats Kiwi, It was a long time coming but it was worth it in the end. You will find the stock setup a little bit of a handful due to not having much reserve power at hand. Whack in the brushless motor and ESC and you will find it is an entirely different beast.
So cool to see the video so soon after the long awaited event.
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Old 08-05-2007, 02:30 PM
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Well the slightly bent shaft is a good reason to switch!! I'm going to do a couple of flights on stock first just to get used to it. After a bit of practice I'll make the switch. (I've got everything but a LIPO.)
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Old 08-05-2007, 08:16 PM
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Thanks to the wealth of information and experiences of others at this site, I am hopeful my maiden flight later this week will be meaningful for something other than a crash. I have covered my Cessna with clear tape, glued a coffee stir across the weak spot between the elevator halves and under the plastic portion of the elevator control, and strengthened the vertical stabilizer with rods on both sides.

Before I launch for the first time, I do have one question I would appreciate someone answering. The foam area of the elevator and rudder, that serve as the HINGES, have areas of "Greater Thickness" and areas that are "THINNER". Some of the pictures I have seen, look as though the thinner areas have been cut thru, leaving only the "Thicker Areas" to serve as the only required "HINGES".

Cutting thru the thinner areas connecting the elevator to the horizontal stabilizer and the rudder to the vertical stabilizer, should "OFF LOAD" the servos and make movements easier and more responsive.

QUESTION: Am I reading the pictures correctly??? Should I cut thru the thin areas of the foam or leave them fully in tact???

Thank you for any advise you can provide.
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I left them intact-more strength.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:35 PM
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Also the plane is plenty responsive even with the servos on the outmost hinge holes.
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:19 PM
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Hey ABC, you have been very quiet since the weekend. Did you go to Ermington?
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ORIGINAL: RC_Kiwi

Well I straightend out the shaft and above half throttle there's no noticable viabration, below HT just a touch but hard to notice. I got the video: -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1L8u-hro5Q If the link doesn't work go to youtube and search RCKiwi.
Oh and I agree, its the trees that are the problem!!
Nice flying! See, it really is a great flying plane. Now imagine a balsa plane taking a hit like that. You'd be taking home a bag full of toothpicks. The only bad thing I see is the lack of weight in the wings causes it to get blown around alot by the wind. On the other hand, wait til you try some full stick rolls. It has an unbelievable roll rate for a Cessna.

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I cut the thin sections out to ease the load on the Servo's, but there is a train of thought that suggests leaving them to stop air spilling through the gaps.

Gravity, ABC and I were there, where were you??
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Family commitments made it impossible to attend the gathering Jon. I will be away the next 2 weekends so I will have to wait a while before I can fly with you guys again. I will have to wait to maiden the Focus EP 400 till then.
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RC Kiwi & Aussie Toyman, "Thanks for your reply to my question.

I forgot to mention that thanks to Sporn (Post #1991", I also added wing struts to help stabilize the wing. I am not talented enough to make my own sturts, so I purchased mine from Hobby Zone.

http://secure.hobbyzone.com/catalog/...h/EFL2206.html

The sturts work just fine, but the fairings did not mate up properly with the fuselage and wing, so I left them off.

Sorry, but I have not figured out how to insert pictures into my post. Maybe I will get better with time...just like fine wine.

Thanks again!!!
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I just used a carbon rod-did the same thing.
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ORIGINAL: Aussie_Toyman

I cut the thin sections out to ease the load on the Servo's, but there is a train of thought that suggests leaving them to stop air spilling through the gaps.

Gravity, ABC and I were there, where were you??
Gravity was over at the indoor night and said he had to go away for a couple of weeks on family business... Think he'll be absent for a while!!
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Hey guys, took a while but I got some video of the previous Sunday at Ermington.

I'm still psyched about the way the Cessna flew that day. Unfortunately it will be a few weeks before I can fly with you guys again. But here is a short compilation of my flights that day. Thanks to Aussie Toyman for the tips on rolling.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pl9b3gNEtw
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Nice work Bruce!! You're adding a few more aerobatic skills to your list with loops, aileron rolls and I think I even saw you go inverted at one stage!! Well done, you're progressing very nicely, and dare I say it, very quickly... Personally, it was about 10 flights in before I even attempted a loop, so if you keep progressing at this rate you'll be instructing in a week or so!!
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Well... I've got good and bad news. Good news is that I did my first loop on my second flight. The bad news is I crashed[]. Badly. (Or at least worse than last time.) The plane got a bit far away from me and I had been up a bit too long. It went into a death spiral (well it ended up being one anyway) and I didn't have enough reserve power to pull out and up. Unfortuantly I didn't have a camera with me so theres no video[:@]. It hit the ground on the wing and cartwheeled, ripping the wing off the fuse. It took with it the front and back windscreen and the foam around the nylon screws. Should be fixable. The wing was 100% fine (maybe something to do with a truckload of tape and a carbon rod???) except for a bit of dirt on the tip. I'll post some photos in my gallery (can't seem to post them in the forum[:@].)

Heres a link to the photos: http://www.rcuniverse.com/gallery/ga...emberID=349860

P:S Oh by the way the camera reverses everything-like a mirror.
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