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Old 06-12-2015, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Duncman
jet22b;
You are correct, I did not do the due diligence and skipped the epoxy part on the LG mounts I usually do on a new ARF and about 6th or 7th landing was a bit hard and they popped right out so I had some damage to repair. Great flying plane, I have an OS 65 ax on mine and it has plenty of power, may not rocket ship vertical but she will tractor on up until I kick her over.
An OS 65 is about a 10cc engine. That is way underpowered for a plane that has a recommended 30 to 35cc range. I would think with the OS65 the performance would be very enemic at best.
Old 06-13-2015, 11:25 AM
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A DLE 30 is good on the plane. I could see a 35.

Unless you're way above sea level I can't picture this thing with a 55 on it, wow!

Its a very fun Sunday flyer and I'm told there will be a full review in the next Fly RC Magazine
Old 06-13-2015, 07:59 PM
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Indiomike, that is the original Escapade and that OS 65 engine was in the recommended range, is plenty of power for the airplane.
Old 06-14-2015, 07:04 AM
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Sorry. That was confusing as this thread is about the larger Escapade. I thought you were installing the OS 65 on the Escapade that recommends either a 30 or 35cc engine.
Old 06-14-2015, 12:12 PM
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Yes he ended up in the wrong thread. There is another one for the 60 size Escapade.

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/arf-...pade-61-a.html
Old 06-14-2015, 01:19 PM
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Super08, Actually am following the right thread as I'm interested in the 1.20 size, I just commented on mine due to someone commenting on some LG issues he had on the 1.20 and I chimed in with my problems with the 61. Sorry for the confusion.
Old 06-15-2015, 07:23 PM
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1FastMopar:
Now I know what will be in the nose of my next bird!!! If you can post a picture of the engine and cowling setup, would be a big help!!!
Thanks for sharing the pictures and like you will know, she is a joy to fly!!!
Have fun and thanks!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 05:55 AM
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Well I have two flights and both were nail biters! The plane flew well but I had a problem with control loss. The maiden was done while we had a big T-cell close by and the weather was not the best as there was a big thermal that took the plane about 200 ft.
in an instant. I decreased power to bring it down and it dropped rapidly with no control. I put this off to the weather conditions (landed rapidly) after thinking it out, wrong! Flew about a week later and lost control briefly twice on the flight (no one home) and
thankfully was able to land w/o any problem. I checked the rx switch and found it was a little "soft" and the LED flickered if the switch was touched a little.........it was a new switch, I say was. It and the rx have both been changed. In the middle of a big re-model so it will be a while
before I fly.........
Old 06-17-2015, 06:39 AM
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Gizmo, you are lucky, I lost an airplane a while back to a bad rx switch. How did I know? It didn't have as positive an ident before I flew it and like a dummy, but for the grace of God we go, and I lost the airplane. I keep a close eye on those switches now, any doubt and they get replaced before I fly the airplane. Wisdom, a result of experience, most of which is bad.
Old 06-17-2015, 07:06 AM
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Gizmo;
Glad you got the plane down safe!! I have pick up new switches and found out they was bad. One thing with gas engine, they do vibrant a lot.
Great job on the save and get back into the air soon!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 10:19 AM
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2 batteries and 2 switches are cheap insurance.
Old 06-17-2015, 10:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Lifer
2 batteries and 2 switches are cheap insurance.
Amen to that!!!!
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Old 06-17-2015, 01:26 PM
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Double amen to that!
Old 06-17-2015, 01:55 PM
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I did the same, 2 batteries and 2 switches.
Old 06-17-2015, 06:28 PM
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In the middle of a re-model on the kitchen so will be a week or so.....tired of eating out, etc.
Thanks guys.
Old 06-22-2015, 03:32 PM
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Do you guys think the evolution 33 would fit in the cowl with the wrap around muffler. Or should i stick with the dle 35ra?
Old 06-22-2015, 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jtsmash
Do you guys think the evolution 33 would fit in the cowl with the wrap around muffler. Or should i stick with the dle 35ra?
Hey jtsmash;
While the DLE 35RA will give you a smooth install under the cowling, but, do what best for you. I wish I could upload pictures of my setup but I am still learning my smart-phone!!!
Got to go out tomorrow and pick up the book, "Smart Phones for Dumb People"!! lol
Just check Tower Hobbies website and now their next order is due in late Aug. Never heard or read anything bad about the first batch. Over all, I love this plane. I can not wait to show her this weekend at our local airshow!!
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Old 06-23-2015, 07:59 AM
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One of the things I usually do is use a double pole slide switch, and wire the contacts in parallel.
Old 08-03-2015, 12:17 PM
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Does anybody know when tower hobbies are going to be getting their next batch in, on their site it says sept know, I was hoping to get mine for the end of the summer over here in Scotland which is end of august start of sept, Wonder why their is such a delay????? starting to regret putting all my eggs into this basket. pity cause it is a nice looking plane and I cant wait for it to turn up and get the DLE and servos put into it and have some fun.
Old 08-03-2015, 06:10 PM
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A friend has been drooling over mine all summer and has placed an order w/tower in the past week. They must not be to far down the pike?

Fun plane, DLE 35 ra, no flaps and 4 ft takeoffs on asphalt! Point it up and no holding back!
Old 08-04-2015, 04:42 AM
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Lots of fun with "Smoke On"
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Old 08-04-2015, 05:33 AM
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I have a new in box pump???? Where did you mount the tank?
Old 08-04-2015, 05:47 AM
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Next to the fuel tank.

Thats a Sullivan Sky Writer with a Red Wing RC smoke muffler and Robart Liquid Sky smoke oil
Old 08-04-2015, 07:52 AM
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Thanks!
Old 08-07-2015, 02:53 PM
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looks awesome with the smoke cant wait for mine to get here even more excited after seeing those pics. nice

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