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Old 03-13-2011, 02:36 PM
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what kind of approuch did you have with the full flap..were you low or high... also where did you have you throttle at.. i like to land a jet like a airliner.. nose slightly up using the throttle as the elevator.. drag it in... i dont like just comeing around the corner on final and chopping the throttle. sounds to me you got behind the curve a little... no air over the elevators.. try a lower flap setting until you get more comforable with landings.. if you have a big runway never hurts to come in with a little more safe airspeed...
Will reduce flap to around 40mm, introduce crow and chop throttle 1 m off the deck. I did chop the throttle 8 m off the deck as advised by my caller! Live and learn me thinks!

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Old 03-13-2011, 03:28 PM
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it happens we all make mistakes.. this is just what works for me.. pat
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I have my flaps set at 45mm with 6 mm of crow. I also have 1-2mm of up elevator mixed in any time the gear is down. With this setting the plane seems to be pretty much in an attitude that is maybe 5 degrees above neutral and allows me to land with or without throttle. If you are hot and high you can chop the power and it will sink pretty fast but still with plenty of authority to drop the nose and obtain a proper flair when you are ready. Or you can put the nose up and throw on some throttle and drag the plane in till you are ready to chop the throttle and drop the nose. The crow seems to take care of wing rock and the plane slows down to a crawl. The plane seems to almost land itself, but I still find ways to insert my dumb thumbs into the equation from time to time.

Oh well, if it were perfect everytime we probably would not enjoy it so much when it was right!
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Old 03-13-2011, 10:59 PM
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I have my flaps set at 45mm with 6 mm of crow. I also have 1-2mm of up elevator mixed in any time the gear is down. With this setting the plane seems to be pretty much in an attitude that is maybe 5 degrees above neutral and allows me to land with or without throttle. If you are hot and high you can chop the power and it will sink pretty fast but still with plenty of authority to drop the nose and obtain a proper flair when you are ready. Or you can put the nose up and throw on some throttle and drag the plane in till you are ready to chop the throttle and drop the nose. The crow seems to take care of wing rock and the plane slows down to a crawl. The plane seems to almost land itself, but I still find ways to insert my dumb thumbs into the equation from time to time.

Oh well, if it were perfect everytime we probably would not enjoy it so much when it was right!
Salling,

This will be my new set up as you describe. Makes total sense. After it bit me I felt like selling it. But when it was flying I just loved it! Back on the horse with bruised ego.

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Old 03-14-2011, 04:03 AM
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I have my flaps set at 45mm with 6 mm of crow. I also have 1-2mm of up elevator mixed in any time the gear is down. With this setting the plane seems to be pretty much in an attitude that is maybe 5 degrees above neutral and allows me to land with or without throttle. If you are hot and high you can chop the power and it will sink pretty fast but still with plenty of authority to drop the nose and obtain a proper flair when you are ready. Or you can put the nose up and throw on some throttle and drag the plane in till you are ready to chop the throttle and drop the nose. The crow seems to take care of wing rock and the plane slows down to a crawl. The plane seems to almost land itself, but I still find ways to insert my dumb thumbs into the equation from time to time.

Oh well, if it were perfect everytime we probably would not enjoy it so much when it was right!
This is what I do as well, with the up in it, if the plane climes you are going to fast and slow down tell the plane is flying a constant altitude with the nose a little high. Then you are at the right speed. George
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How much rudder is everyone using. The directions call for MAX travel, just wondered what people had for that.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:50 AM
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Hi Guys,
I will start building My Flash soon
In fact, it's first Jet I will build it
If there are suggestions or advice, I will accept
Here is my setup

Jetcat 160SX
Pro-Lynx Retract (Al's hobbies)
Futaba R6014HS Receiver
Futaba 12Z Transmitter
Smart-Fly SportReg Regulator (ideal for 50cc gas planes and small jets)
7 Futaba S9156 Servos (ail,ele,rud,flap)
1 Futaba S3305 for Nose
2 2600mah Batterys
And all What I need to build it
S9156 Is it good servo?
I heard there is some problems in the gear or so,Is it true??
As for Smart-Fly SportReg Regulator Is it suitable for my equipment??
Thanks for ALL
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:49 AM
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Guys,
I want order (Servo Arms Made for Clevis)
Do I order 1" or 1-1/4" ?
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Old 07-31-2011, 03:45 AM
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20mm (3/4") is required. Even 1" is too long.

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Old 07-31-2011, 07:40 AM
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The Sport Reg has worked well for me..have 2 flying in jets for a couple of years now with zero problems or concerns..I'm just in the finishing stages of #1 Flash, and hope to light a fire in it tomorrow - If I can finish off the dozens of last minute details......
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:50 AM
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I had 300+ flights on my classic Flash with a SportReg, no problems. My Ultra Flash uses a TurboReg because I had one lying around.
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Old 08-02-2011, 09:57 AM
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Wayne22 , dubd
Thanks To answer Guys,Now I'm reassured to use SportReg

What about S9156 Any information about it?
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Old 08-02-2011, 11:18 AM
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Wayne22 , dubd
Thanks To answer Guys,Now I'm reassured to use SportReg

What about S9156 Any information about it?
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I have 9156's all around on mine, 75+ flights with No problems at all..
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Old 08-14-2011, 07:58 PM
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and hope to light a fire in it tomorrow - If I can finish off the dozens of last minute details......
well, "tomorrow" turned into two more weeks. She moved under her own power today...just a couple of glitches to work on before the first flight.
I shoved everything as far forward as I could and looks like the balance is going to be pretty close by time the cockpit and pilot are added...
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Wayne22 , dubd
Thanks To answer Guys,Now I'm reassured to use SportReg

What about S9156 Any information about it?
Regards

I am using the S9156 in a Yellow Aircraft F-15. Great servos!
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Old 08-16-2011, 05:17 AM
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Well, CG'd my Flash last night...so 370 is the sweet spot???

Before and after on the turbine install:

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Old 08-16-2011, 07:34 AM
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Thanks dubd

Yesterday I received the shipment from Tower Hobbies (Servos) and today I will begin to building
Thanks guys
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Old 08-17-2011, 06:30 PM
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It flew! it flew! IT FLEW!!!!!

It was a bit of effort as I had moved everything forward to avoid having to add ballast weight, and it paid off.....not sure that I would do that again though..... I had wing and fuselage bags professionally made up for the two Flashes that I am working on.. They have the patterns now, so if anyone is interested, PM me and I will pass on the contact info.

The weather was pretty crappy for a maiden flight, so the video's are pretty poor...here is a static shot....Although flyable, it is far from finished from an appearance standpoint...it is still a work in progress....
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Old 08-17-2011, 07:08 PM
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Kudos on the maiden! I bet it flew great, as that's what the flash does.

Don't sell yourself short on the finish/scheme I think it looks great!
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so far yes...it's just not finished yet...

thanks...its funny...I'm always nervous at maiden flight time, but for this, there is no question that it would fly....
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Old 08-17-2011, 08:50 PM
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Wayner,

U bringing a couple of those to Princeton?

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Hi Paul, this one is coming to Princeton...the other one is still in the box...we'll have 3 other jets though.....
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Just a quick heads up...
For those of you using the big block turbines... Keep an eye on the inlet to turbine adapter. I had mine start to split length ways. Nothing that a bit of glass bandage couldn't take care of, and I am fully aware that its down to using too big a turbine ( Which I am probably going to be called a fool for ) but I thought I would pass the info on, as I am sure I am not the only one out there...
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Hi guys,
Thought I would share this video of my flash last weekend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxPnz...e_gdata_player
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Greetings,

Does anybody want a brand new set of wing and stabilizer for the Classic Flash? I have one in a custom color scheme (pictured). It's never been assembled and is in perfect condition. It comes with the original C-ARF wing and stabilizer covers (not pictured), also in perfect original condition.

Please send me a PM if interested.

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