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    I have the one in 3DHS team colors. RTF.

    I have the one in 3DHS team colors. RTF.
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    Many of the HV servos I use have an input voltage...

    Many of the HV servos I use have an input voltage that ranges from 6.0-7.4V. So, you don't have to change out any servos. You just get less torque. On a pattern plane the full voltage and torque from...
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    PowerBox system. Perfect. ...

    PowerBox system. Perfect.

    http://www.chiefaircraft.com/pbs-6310.html say no more.. :)
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    2170522 Just maidened my Etude. Fantastic...

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    Just maidened my Etude. Fantastic airplane. Very little trim needed. 1 click on ailerons and 1 click on rudder. That was it. My CG is about 265-270 or so. need to fly with the lighter...
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    if you are going to buy a new battery, I would...

    if you are going to buy a new battery, I would increase the mah. F3A has these Power Unlimited-X 5400 mAh 5S 18.5 Volts 25C Lipo battery JST/XH (World's Lightest packs)! FREE SHIPPING ON 2 or more...
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    2170345 I added a couple of stripes to the...

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    I added a couple of stripes to the bottom for visibility. Will maiden tomorrow. CG is about 275, per the pics on the BJ Craft website. Dave Snow is the builder of this one. Excellent Job!!
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    I concur with the other posts that your setup is...

    I concur with the other posts that your setup is nose heavy. Here's something else to try... you have a +1.0 on the Tcan. Mine was set at 0.2, others have used 0.3. I believe that the more incidence...
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    It looks like ours are the same. I used the wing...

    It looks like ours are the same. I used the wing saddle tape to close the gap. The black that you see between the fuse and Tcan is the foam tape.

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    There is toe-in on my V1, but I would guess that...

    There is toe-in on my V1, but I would guess that it is about 1 degree or less. The screw holes on the gear plate line up straight, as do the holes in the gear. So, I am guessing that the toe-in comes...
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    Also, one other thing. Found out that Hangar 9...

    Also, one other thing. Found out that Hangar 9 Ultracote trim matches the Caelus' colors exactly. Caelus Red = H9 True Red, Caelus White = H9 White. These matches are exact. I was having a tough time...
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    Second hole. Here's how Dave S. setup mine. Ken...

    Second hole. Here's how Dave S. setup mine.
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  12. PS: I don't recommend thinning the hysol.

    PS: I don't recommend thinning the hysol.
  13. luckmacy.. just use the hysol and the fiberglass...

    luckmacy.. just use the hysol and the fiberglass cloth. Don't bother with the carbon fiber it is not going to add much more strength. I have used hysol and fiberglass with excellent results for...
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    Jetmech43 convinced me to go with Mike. Just had...

    Jetmech43 convinced me to go with Mike. Just had 4 batteries delivered from F3A. The thing is that the HK batteries were actually very good and near bullet proof. Had great luck and strong power with...
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    Zippi -sorry to see that....

    Zippi -sorry to see that....
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    Mine needed to be shimmed as well. There are a...

    Mine needed to be shimmed as well. There are a couple of wedges of balsa to do the job. What I found helped a lot is to take wing saddle squishy foam tape and use it as a cushion between the T-can...
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    HK Order Saga Zippy Compact 5S/5000

    So, I search the HK website for my favorite Zippy Compact 5S 5000 battery packs. They are in stock!! Yeah


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    Then I put 4 of them in my cart and they are in stock!! Yippy.


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    Larry, This airplane has no cooling problems...

    Larry,
    This airplane has no cooling problems whatsoever. I have flown in 90+ degree air and there is more than enough cooling using the standard vents without baffling. The ESC is mounted vertically...
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    Here's how Dave Snow mounted mine.

    Here's how Dave Snow mounted mine.
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    Also, you should have 2 plywood rings/washers for...

    Also, you should have 2 plywood rings/washers for the back wing screws. After you get the incidence set you should lightly CA them to hold in place.
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    Sportsman!

    Sportsman!
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    I really like what Bryan writes and I hope to get...

    I really like what Bryan writes and I hope to get one of his airplanes some day! I was going to use his method, but frankly, couldn't find a way to accurately calculate 25% MAC on a DTFS wing. It's...
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    So, I want to say something here and I will...

    So, I want to say something here and I will preface this with my standard disclaimer that I don't compete -yet- but have some experience building.... This is not a knock on the plane either--- so, I...
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    Just one other thing. Your HiMax is 556g and my...

    Just one other thing. Your HiMax is 556g and my Pletty is 565g, so our setups are pretty identical. I do run a CF prop and CF spinner... but... that shouldn't account for the big difference... I'd...
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    I agree with Dave. Frankly, your batteries look...

    I agree with Dave. Frankly, your batteries look too far aft. I have zippy compacts and they are lined up with the aft end of the wing adjuster. Or about 1.5" further forward than yours. Just out of...
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