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Has anyone put a VPP on a E-Flite Tribute 3d?

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Old 04-28-2007, 07:56 AM
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Default Has anyone put a VPP on a E-Flite Tribute 3d?

I got a Tribute sitting around and thought about trying it. Any suggestions on where to start? What works best? I'm currently running a E-Flite 370 with a CC 35 and 1320 lipo.

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Old 05-05-2007, 04:52 PM
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to heavy
mine is 14 ounce with out bat. you need 8-10 ounces for good performance
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Old 07-16-2007, 01:27 AM
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Hi Brian.

First the 370 is to small for the Tribute fly weight 17-19 oz, the 370 can handel 7-14 oz for 3D. You need a Park 400 ( 10oz - 20oz ), or a Park 450 ( 15–25 oz ) or the Park 480 ( 20–30 oz ) to have enogh power for 3D. Even if you add any of this motors and change the shaft for the 370 4mm Hollow Shaft it will still whont work since the Showstopper Precision Variable Pitch Prop System is engineered for use on 3D models weighing up to 12 ounces ready to fly (including VPP system). So as you can see it will not work with the plane. I do not know of other sistems, but with the 370 or the E-flite line will not. Get your self a foamy or build your self one then you can use the 370 hollow shaft with a 20 to 25 amp ESC and a smaller Lipo ( 730 - 910 TP ) and a servo for the pitch with at least 17oz of torque. Any way keep it under the 12oz ( 9 oz will be great). Hope this help pointing you to the right direction. Feel free to ask any other question. Good luck.
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I just bought an eflite cap 232 and the guy i bought it from put the rimfire VPP system on it and i dont know what size battery i need to power it. can any one help?
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If your talking about the V-Pitch that come with the rimfire, I think the plane is to big for the motor. Even if you can get it in the air there will be no extra power for any manuver and not even think of 4D.

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