Go Back  RCU Forums > RC Airplanes > ARF or RTF
Reload this Page >

Great Planes new Escapade for DLE 30cc?

Notices
ARF or RTF Discuss ARF (Almost Ready to Fly) radio control airplanes here.

Great Planes new Escapade for DLE 30cc?

Old 09-21-2015, 01:12 PM
  #301  
tailskid
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (34)
 
tailskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Tolleson, AZ
Posts: 9,552
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Sort of funny looking over the servo requirements for this bird - they recommend Futaba 3305 servos and this is their specs...

FEATURES Wide usage in cars and boats that require standard size,
high torque servos
Two ball bearings
3-pole motor
Standard Futaba J style connector
Metal gears
One year warranty

Hummmmmmm, cars and boats eh?

Jerry
Old 09-21-2015, 03:02 PM
  #302  
Tom Nied
 
Tom Nied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
Posts: 2,229
Received 22 Likes on 21 Posts
Default

These are the specs from servo city. You don't think it would be adequate?

Control System:
+Pulse Width Control 1520usec Neutral
Required Pulse: 3-5 Volt Peak to Peak Square Wave
Operating Voltage: 4.8-6.0 Volts
Operating Temperature Range: -20 to +60 Degree C
Operating Speed (4.8V): 0.25sec/60 degrees at no load
Operating Speed (6.0V): 0.20sec/60 degrees at no load
Stall Torque (4.8V): 99 oz/in. (7.1kg.cm)
Stall Torque (6.0V): 124 oz/in. (8.9kg.cm)
Operating Angle: 45 Deg. one side pulse traveling 400usec
Continuous Rotation Modifiable: Yes
Direction: Counter Clockwise/Pulse Traveling 1520-1900usec
Motor Type: 3 Pole Ferrite
Potentiometer Drive: Indirect Drive
Bearing Type: Dual Ball Bearing
Gear Type: All Metal Gears
Connector Wire Length: 12"
Dimensions: 1.6" x 0.8"x 1.5" (41 x 20 x 38mm)
Weight: 1.64oz. (46.5g)
Old 09-21-2015, 03:18 PM
  #303  
Tom Nied
 
Tom Nied's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Queen Creek, Arizona
Posts: 2,229
Received 22 Likes on 21 Posts
Default

Looking at it closer, I think it is Great Planes way of saying, use servos that are at least this. Modelers have to look and decide what they can spend on servos and such. So I think it's valid, but I would have to agree, more torque, more money, might be better.
Old 09-24-2015, 01:24 PM
  #304  
jet22b
Senior Member
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,012
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Hey Guys;
I went with these servos on my bird and I am very happy with them!!
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXDKEG&P=3
The Tactic TSX 45BB running on a 6 volts LiFe battery system., have work great for me!! As you read the manual on any new ARF, they always go for the top on the line equipment and its up to the modeler to come up with what is best for them. But one thing I tell anyone who ask me, is not go below the recommend torque they call for!!

Tom Nied;
The servos in your post look good, but, I would go with the 6v set-up and have the max torque!!
Like I said before, you will love this plane and will have fun with her. On the flaps setup, you don't need them!! She do slow down very nice without them.
Sonny
aka
jet22b
Old 09-24-2015, 01:37 PM
  #305  
sonnytex
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Dale, TX
Posts: 154
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Y'all,
I haven't said much lately about the Escapade but after a month and a half of flying it IT IS ONE OF THE GREATEST PLANES i HAVE FLOWN. My favorite plane remains the Balsa Nova with VVRC20 cc but the Escapade is pushing for first place.
Sonnytex
Old 09-24-2015, 02:21 PM
  #306  
tailskid
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (34)
 
tailskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Tolleson, AZ
Posts: 9,552
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

HOLY COW Batman......look what I just found and check out the price and the torque ratings....

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...ELZN&P=ML#tech

Jerry
Old 10-18-2015, 05:57 AM
  #307  
iflywhenican
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 907
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Hey Guy's...Would anybody happen to have a new or "no damage" canopy for the Escapade 30cc that you would part with? I am in need of one.
Old 10-18-2015, 05:42 PM
  #308  
JoeMamma
Senior Member
 
JoeMamma's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Lenox Township, Michigan
Posts: 818
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by iflywhenican
Hey Guy's...Would anybody happen to have a new or "no damage" canopy for the Escapade 30cc that you would part with? I am in need of one.

Didn't know if you knew.........they are available at Tower Hobby http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXEVZH&P=7

Joe M.
Old 10-20-2015, 07:43 AM
  #309  
Gizmo-RCU
My Feedback: (27)
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Athol, ID
Posts: 2,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Hay Joe,
A friend tried to order one last week and was told that once again they sold out and are on back-order for a month or so. I haven't verified it ............but he is presistant and would have one if possible.
Old 10-23-2015, 02:25 AM
  #310  
iflywhenican
Senior Member
My Feedback: (1)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Spartanburg, SC
Posts: 907
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Thanks Joe, but they are out of stock. Due "estimated" mid Nov.
Old 11-02-2015, 02:32 PM
  #311  
blue77
My Feedback: (178)
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Hickory, NC
Posts: 439
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Source for landing gear.....would like to find a single piece that's a little taller for grass field. Thanks
Old 11-02-2015, 03:38 PM
  #312  
Gizmo-RCU
My Feedback: (27)
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Athol, ID
Posts: 2,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I don't use the "Pants" due to partial flying off grass, just asking for problems! Our flying is coming to a stop soon, weather has changed a lot and getting cold meaning snow will soon arrive, crap! I will try and get in a few flights if possible.
Old 11-04-2015, 05:06 PM
  #313  
jet22b
Senior Member
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,012
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Originally Posted by blue77
Source for landing gear.....would like to find a single piece that's a little taller for grass field. Thanks
blue77;
My club field is a 1400ft grass runway and I have had no problem with the stock gear!! Wheel pants on grass will give you some pain!! But it flies great with or without them!!
Hope that help!
Sonny
aka
jet22b
Old 11-05-2015, 06:07 AM
  #314  
Gizmo-RCU
My Feedback: (27)
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Athol, ID
Posts: 2,155
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Blue77

Mine has the 35 ra with a 19 in. prop. I fly off grass and asphalt. I put on 3.5 wheels and all is well and the gear is quite substantial, the extra height works out well for my field. (the paving really wears out tires)
You most likley would have to fabricate gear if you intend on going that way..............
Old 01-14-2016, 01:22 PM
  #315  
jtsmash
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Finishing up my escapade with the 35ra up front. Just was wondering where everyones balance was? i am using HItec 625's and 645's and using 6v 2300 nimh on ignition and receiver. seems like im going to be nose heavy. it will be going on the balancer this weekend. Ignition battery is right in front of fuel tank. Wondering what everyone did to make theres balance in a decent range 4 1/2 - 4 3/4? I was thinking i could put ignition battery on back tray with receiver battery in front of rudder servo. Let me know your setups !!!!

P.S. - This thread has made this plane a breeze i.e. running the plug wire etc. for the 35ra and other small details that could have caused problems. Thanks in advance!
Old 01-14-2016, 01:58 PM
  #316  
Super08
My Feedback: (2)
 
Super08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fort McMurray, AB, CANADA
Posts: 4,121
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

My set up is as shown in the pictures. The ignition module is mounted to the underside of the fuel tank tray. One 7.2V battery in the front and a 3000 mah 6.6V Life battery in the rear beside the receiver. The picture shows a 7.2 V that I had beside the Rx while waiting for the Life battery to come in the mail. I temporarily needed it for testing the rates etc when I was building it. The other difference is that I put flying wires on the tail which added a bit of weight to the rear. That put it at the balance point on my plane at 4.75". Once I flew it a few times I found I would like it back a little more. I will either move the ignition battery back or take out the choke servo and put in a manual linkage.
Attached Thumbnails Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0944.JPG
Views:	137
Size:	2.28 MB
ID:	2141368   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0945.JPG
Views:	160
Size:	2.46 MB
ID:	2141369   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0947.JPG
Views:	164
Size:	2.62 MB
ID:	2141370   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0949.JPG
Views:	172
Size:	2.44 MB
ID:	2141371   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0953.JPG
Views:	139
Size:	2.39 MB
ID:	2141378   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0952.JPG
Views:	135
Size:	2.13 MB
ID:	2141379   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0943.JPG
Views:	133
Size:	2.33 MB
ID:	2141380  

Last edited by Super08; 01-14-2016 at 02:18 PM.
Old 01-17-2016, 09:38 PM
  #317  
jet22b
Senior Member
 
jet22b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 2,012
Likes: 0
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Super08,
I love your setup!!! You will find the more you fly this bird, the more you will love it!!
Old 01-18-2016, 04:41 AM
  #318  
Super08
My Feedback: (2)
 
Super08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Fort McMurray, AB, CANADA
Posts: 4,121
Received 1 Like on 1 Post
Default

Thanks, I got quite a few flights on it this summer. It is a very nice looking bird in the air as well. The color scheme presents itself nicely against the sky.
Old 01-18-2016, 07:50 AM
  #319  
Duncman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 348
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Super08
Thanks, I got quite a few flights on it this summer. It is a very nice looking bird in the air as well. The color scheme presents itself nicely against the sky.
I like your work, nice job.
Old 04-09-2017, 07:10 PM
  #320  
tailskid
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (34)
 
tailskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Tolleson, AZ
Posts: 9,552
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

Any updates to this plane? Assembling one now - so far, so good!
Old 04-16-2017, 03:09 PM
  #321  
CAT POwer
My Feedback: (61)
 
CAT POwer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Rogersville, TN
Posts: 211
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

I'm putting one together as well...my Q is the fuel tank stopper for Gasoline ?
Old 04-16-2017, 04:07 PM
  #322  
sonnytex
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Dale, TX
Posts: 154
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Brown for gas, black for nitro.
Old 04-16-2017, 04:22 PM
  #323  
CAT POwer
My Feedback: (61)
 
CAT POwer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Rogersville, TN
Posts: 211
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Ok but thats for Dubro
the kit comes with black and manual shows install of a DLE30 with black stopper .?..
Just wondering what you guys used.
Thanks
Old 04-16-2017, 06:56 PM
  #324  
tailskid
Thread Starter
My Feedback: (34)
 
tailskid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Tolleson, AZ
Posts: 9,552
Received 7 Likes on 7 Posts
Default

I used what was included with the tank......so far no problems, but only have three flights on mine -Nice flying bird.

jerry
Old 04-17-2017, 06:06 AM
  #325  
CAT POwer
My Feedback: (61)
 
CAT POwer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Rogersville, TN
Posts: 211
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default

Thanks

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Manage Preferences - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.