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Old 05-31-2012, 05:35 PM
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I maidened my new B.U.S.A. North Star today...It flew great..My knees were a bit wobbley but the plane flew with just a few clicks of down trim to be hands off..It was a bit sensitive on the ailerons but not too bad..Wow what a thrill those puppies are...I have waited since January for this...I have a OS MAX 46 AX on it and it has lots of power....I am running a 3 blade prop... I flew it off the water . I do not plan on ever putting it on wheels.. Minn Flyer Helped me with the build..May he R.I.P. Also much thanks to Laddie Mikulasko for his help thru the buid..He designed a pretty cool plane...I pretty much followed the plans with a few minor mods..I tried hard to watch the weight...I tend to build heavy...I guess I did okay because it came off the water easily and flew beautifuly...
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:06 PM
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Love the NorthStars.  Never owned one but they are popular hereabouts.



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Old 06-01-2012, 06:29 AM
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What three blade prop were you running and what did you get for max RPM? Weight?

Congrats hope you have many, many enjoyable flights.

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What three blade prop were you running and what did you get for max RPM? Weight?

Congrats hope you have many, many enjoyable flights.

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Two of us would now would love to know what prop and spinner, also have a Northstar with a .46AX, have yet to fly it from water, hope to do it this summer. Congrats on your maiden.
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I've got three 46AX's: on an Arrow, a Shrike and my own delta wing "Bullet".

Most power and speed is the 10x6 APC on 15%- about 15,000 on the ground with a Macs muffler.

To slow them down a bit for less noise I use a 10x7 MAS 3 blade- 12,000 or so.
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