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Old 11-18-2006, 12:05 AM
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Picked one up the other day. Trying to decide on a motor and battery. Has any one tried the recommended Park 300 motor?
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Old 11-18-2006, 01:30 AM
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I have been flying mine stock with the Park 300 and It flys great !


Here is a link to a build thread on RCG with some pictures and other peoples opinions of the plane as well.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593239
Old 11-18-2006, 10:34 AM
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Will an E-Flite 370 without the hollow shaft work ok?
Old 11-18-2006, 08:18 PM
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I'm flying a rimfire from my flatout, seems to be ok, just doing some scale flying but haven't had to go over half throttle yet.

Old 11-20-2006, 09:25 PM
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Thanks Devin. I'm going to start with the 300

Started to build mine up tonight. Looking ahead the manual says to hot glue the servos in. Is this the best way to install the servos????
Old 11-24-2006, 11:39 AM
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This little bird is ready for it's maiden voyage. I opted for no landing gear to keep light as possible. The weather is is ideal right now so I'm off to the field!
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Old 11-25-2006, 02:20 AM
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picked one up a couple weeks ago. looked it over. drew up some ideas and it came out fairly light at 6.5oz. this obviously was with some mods to the airframe its self as far as all that carbon fiber goes
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Hobbydude, How did you keep it so light?

Put a few flights on mine yesterday. Maiden voyage was intense. A few clicks of trim can be dramatic. After dialing in the right amount of throws and expo it flew vey well. I found that the hot melt glue I used to glue the servos in didn't hold real well and 2 servos wanted to bail on me. A friend suggested that I try CA. Also, my CC 10amp ESC keeps over amping on me. Maybe I need to try another prop.
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ah yes i didnt even realize to warn against that. i relly didnt even use the insructions much but i did see that. one tip for advice never use epoxy or hot glue on a foamie, for one reason they both are heavier and only epoxy is stronger but not worth the weight gain, and 2 if you get a lot of moisture on hot glue it tends to break apart from the surface
Old 11-25-2006, 11:58 PM
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ORIGINAL: hobbydude214

ah yes i didnt even realize to warn against that. i relly didnt even use the insructions much but i did see that. one tip for advice never use epoxy or hot glue on a foamie, for one reason they both are heavier and only epoxy is stronger but not worth the weight gain, and 2 if you get a lot of moisture on hot glue it tends to break apart from the surface
I used hot glue to hold the servos down on my BYP YAK by E-Flite and with 50+ flights, the servos are still intact. I really push the BYP YAK and the hot glue hasn't failed yet.
Old 11-26-2006, 12:45 AM
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right but he hot glue is never a BETTER choice compared to CA its a lot heavier overall and not as strong just to keep ideas in the future
Old 11-26-2006, 08:52 PM
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I wrap my servos in masking tape and glue them in with CA. Then, when you destroy, I mean replace an airframe, you won't have big foam chunks glued directly to your servo housings. You just peel off the tape, and then you have a nice clean servo underneath ready to go for another plane.

This plane seems pretty much like a built up shockflyer, and shockflyers don't handle too well outdoors. Does this plane handle wind gusts and outdoors fairly well? How do some of you feel about all of that carbon fiber?
Old 11-26-2006, 09:05 PM
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I only fly outdoors and it handles well. A stiff breeze will push this bird around however. The carbon fiber adds a bunch of strength and looks good as well. Good idea on the masking tape.
Old 11-26-2006, 09:21 PM
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Hobby dude, what prop are you using? And what one are you planning on switching to?
Old 11-27-2006, 01:16 AM
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really unless you scuff the servo cases up before you glue them, with a little persuasion you can get the glue off quite easily, definatly if you want to keep it light itd probably not be best to use and extra tape. but if you were using say a 370 on it youd have no problem you might not even notice it stock with a 300 but if you tried to get it real light every gram counts. and im using a 9x3.8 and ive decided im switching to a 3 cell 340mah lipo run time is expected to be about 7 min
Old 11-28-2006, 07:14 PM
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Cold, wet, snow, windy...... not good fying weather []
Old 11-28-2006, 09:51 PM
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Makes me glad to live in Tennessee...I only have to put up with 3 out of those 4 things. Wind (especially in summer and winter), it rained last night, and the low actually dropped into the 30s a couple of days ago (that's really big when it goes below freezing so early in the year).

Good time to break out the simulator again.
Old 12-02-2006, 05:28 PM
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Here is a video of Devin flying his E-flite Extra 260 3D Profile plane we shot some review videos last weekend.

[link=http://www.gregcovey.com/reviews/EfliteExtra260.wmv]E-flite Extra 260 Video 1[/link] (17meg)
Old 12-03-2006, 01:20 AM
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if this plane was toned down (ie. less throw) would it be an alright first step into 3d?
Old 12-03-2006, 08:06 AM
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Yes, this is true for any 3D design. To put it simply, a toned down 3D plane makes for an excellent trainer. They are almost impossible to stall, recover quickly, and can land without motor power.
Old 12-03-2006, 09:08 AM
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It would be a great 4 channel trainer as long as you have flown something else before hand. Planes like these have no self correcting characteristics, which means it goes where you point it.
Old 12-03-2006, 04:40 PM
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yeah i know what you mean i flew an electric profile on the sim set up at the local hobby shop and if you but in alerion the plane would stay at that angle after i let the stick back to normal. i got the hang of it thoug it was cool i like doing that simple alerion role with elervater to so it dose like a corkscrew kindof thingy. whats that called?
any way i think im going to go for it.
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Go for it dude! Thats called a snap roll btw.
Old 12-07-2006, 12:04 AM
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would it be worth $15 extra to get the cyclone micro over the park 300? and would the tp 3cell 480 or 730 bat.?
Old 12-07-2006, 02:38 AM
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thats my setup turns out i didnt like the himax motor i have the cyclone micro and using 3 cell 350's this is total auw about 6.75 oz she flies great

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