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Forum: RC Jets 11-13-2017, 02:06 PM
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Posted By Len Todd
I was thinking the same thing. Lots of good info...

I was thinking the same thing. Lots of good info w/o the crotchety B.S.

Also on both the jets, I too am running a CG that flies flat w/o any elevator when inverted. Trim it, roll it over. See...
Forum: RC Jets 11-12-2017, 07:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,111
Posted By Len Todd
I have over 200 flights on my Sprint. Never used...

I have over 200 flights on my Sprint. Never used crow. I have flown it with a pound of lead in the nose and no lead at all. I land with and without its "Flap." I land it very hot and very slow. IMHO...
Forum: RC Jets 11-11-2017, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Len Todd
Kind of thought we moved this discussion to a...

Kind of thought we moved this discussion to a different thread to keep this based on Woody's builds.
Forum: RC Jets 11-10-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,111
Posted By Len Todd
The CG on mine is set back at 222mm from the...

The CG on mine is set back at 222mm from the front wing to fuse joint. Gear up or down does not seem to change it much. The GC in the Manual's looks to be very close to my setting.

I have moved...
Forum: RC Jets 11-08-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,111
Posted By Len Todd
Crow Vs. Gyro to Stop UF Snaps

I have an Ultra Flash with a P-140. I have spent a ton of time ensuring the CG is in the right spot and have even played with it a bit. I set the CG with the Xicoy balance and the EZ Balancer. I also...
Forum: RC Jets 11-08-2017, 01:49 PM
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Posted By Len Todd
Also, it seems like a well programmed gyro should...

Also, it seems like a well programmed gyro should help eliminate, up to a point, the snaps. Think I'll move these questions and comment off to a separate thread.
Forum: RC Jets 11-08-2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Len Todd
It does work. I put my two jets on the Xicoy and...

It does work. I put my two jets on the Xicoy and then put the jets on the EZ Balancer and it came out very close to each other each time.
Forum: RC Jets 11-08-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 32,883
Posted By Len Todd
Never used crow. Never had a plane that needed...

Never used crow. Never had a plane that needed it, ... apparently until I got this UF. So,... what is the best way to program crow in a Spektrum Txer? I assume a mix based on the gear switch. ??
Forum: RC Jets 11-08-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 189
Posted By Len Todd
With the scale, I have found that being off a few...

With the scale, I have found that being off a few MMs on the measurements does not change things much when it comes to calculating and locating the weight.
Forum: RC Jets 11-02-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Len Todd
In my first Sprint I had a P-90, which is the...

In my first Sprint I had a P-90, which is the same size as a P-140. To get the CG called for, I had to add 24 oz of lead in the nose. Eventually I took out about a pound and it still flew just the...
Forum: RC Jets 11-02-2017, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Len Todd
The second Sprint I owned, had a P-140 in it. It...

The second Sprint I owned, had a P-140 in it. It blew the Horizontal stab right off when I went from horizontal to straight up. Damn thing kept going horizontal, rolled and the wingtip touched the...
Forum: RC Jets 11-01-2017, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By Len Todd
Nice work Larry! Still love my Sprint. Will the...

Nice work Larry! Still love my Sprint. Will the new one hold up to a P-140? :o
Forum: RC Jets 10-24-2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,060
Posted By Len Todd
Keep the nose slightly down on approach. Once its...

Keep the nose slightly down on approach. Once its leveled out about 1' - 2' above the strip, keep the nose up slightly until the plane lands itself. If you try to set it down before its ready, it...
Forum: RC Jets 10-21-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Len Todd
Unlike the XCaliber, you have to keep the speed...

Unlike the XCaliber, you have to keep the speed up on the UF. The XCal in the club here flies just about like the Sprint. Currently, I enjoy the Sprint more than the UF. Maybe with a lot more stick...
Forum: RC Jets 10-21-2017, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 706
Posted By Len Todd
Not sure what jet you currently have. But, ...for...

Not sure what jet you currently have. But, ...for me it was a huge jump from a Sprint to a Ultraflash. At first it was just scary fast and I was flying too slow for it. Had a couple near stall...
Forum: RC Jets 10-14-2017, 04:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,157
Posted By Len Todd
In the Sprint, I do not plug the vent during the...

In the Sprint, I do not plug the vent during the flying season. However it does get plugged over the winter to keep moisture from creeping into the fuel system.

On the Flash when it had a wing...
Forum: RC Jets 10-10-2017, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 295
Posted By Len Todd
Depends on the weight of the control surface....

Depends on the weight of the control surface. Usually you can get a .000 to .002 amps when at rest. If there is a large surface it is supporting at rest, I have seen a couple .003 amp readings at...
Forum: RC Jets 10-06-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By Len Todd
A Fade is when a Rxer did not get a complete...

A Fade is when a Rxer did not get a complete packet and the Rxer system switched to another Rxer. Looks like you do not have a Rxer in #2 or #2 has a problem. If you see something like 600 fades in...
Forum: RC Warbirds and Warplanes 10-04-2017, 06:01 AM
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Views: 169,335
Posted By Len Todd
I just sanded the holes out and did a little...

I just sanded the holes out and did a little sanding on the tubes themselves. Mine work great.
Forum: RC Jets 10-02-2017, 06:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 719
Posted By Len Todd
I do balance charge each time. Some folks do not....

I do balance charge each time. Some folks do not. I've had mixed luck with LiPo longevity. Got some that are 5 years old and got some that are new this year and they are badly puffed. I never take...
Forum: RC Jets 10-02-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By Len Todd
The deception is minor compared to his threat....

The deception is minor compared to his threat. Time to go to the authorities. They probably have a way to get to his local authorities.
Forum: RC Jets 09-23-2017, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 387
Posted By Len Todd
In one of my JCs the Temp Probe came unplugged...

In one of my JCs the Temp Probe came unplugged once and it did about the same thing. On the JCs, if you push the probe in a bit the Internal JR connector can come off the pins.
Forum: RC Jets 09-22-2017, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By Len Todd
If there is a problem that causes a flameout, why...

If there is a problem that causes a flameout, why would you want to try a restart? Seems like that could possibly set you up for a hot start or fire in the air. I suppose there would be certain...
Forum: RC Jets 09-19-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Len Todd
Personally, I am glad that I started out with a...

Personally, I am glad that I started out with a Sprint. I still prefer to fly it over the Ultra-flash. The Sprint is much more fun and is relaxing to fly.

Sport jets snap way too easily as you try...
Forum: RC Jets 09-16-2017, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,251
Posted By Len Todd
Last I knew we still had a First Amendment in the...

Last I knew we still had a First Amendment in the USA, even if some folks don't believe that and are now trying to squash it. I for one want to know about the pitfalls that are run into by us, and...
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