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Old 12-22-2001, 03:59 AM
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Thinking about getting one. Anyone have one? Any opinions?
Old 12-22-2001, 11:03 PM
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I have head they are big fun with the right power system. Don't own one, just spent all my cash on a t-52 for my Dad's Christmas present.
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Old 12-23-2001, 09:49 PM
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I don't have one yet but have flown one. All I can say is AWESOME!
They don't build stock with a rudder, I about bent the left stick on takeoff right before it hit the barn wall.
Tough little rascals! A crash kit contains some thick C/A, accelerator and some tape.
Kinda hard for me to get used to a plane in a 50x20x15 truck wash bay but I did get in a lot of left turns.
My buddy can make it dance in there. Water falls, hovers and QUICK turns.
He flew a mini IFO in his living room. Once
Old 12-26-2001, 12:08 PM
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we have two in our club, both with GWS power system, but one has a 8 cell 50 Mah batt, and flys great for 2 mins, mine has a 7cell 850 Mah and flys like a brick, tho for 20 mins, but dont do that, the motor magnets melt :O
The distrubitors here Ansa, have started to import the coreless motors with more power and less amp draw, might be worth a look when i can afforrd it. great plane, and follow ALL the hints that come with it, if you get those.....
I still love it tho, great fun
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Old 01-01-2002, 02:58 AM
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I just finished and flew my GWS Cub today and it way a total hoot Took it to a school yard for its first flight to get it trimmed out, then came home and flew it from my driveway Way to much fun.

Now I am looking at something with a little more performance, hmmmmm.....
Old 01-01-2002, 05:05 AM
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My friend and I are flying 2 of them and as it was my first ele. I think that its loads of fun when its to cold to fly out side. Very easy to build we first covered them in saran wrap but they were hard to see if you got in to the lights,so he got us some covering that is like a ripstop cloth that's very light and now its a lot better.
Old 01-01-2002, 05:44 AM
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My boss is flying his now and loves it. I am going to have to get one.
Old 01-01-2002, 10:19 PM
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Wayne-

You NEED that model

I could make it a condition of your employment....
Old 01-02-2002, 02:29 AM
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Karl,

Nice to see you here! When are we going to the hangar for some IFO flights?
Old 01-07-2002, 07:06 AM
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Hi. I'm about to put together an IFO. I've got a Graupner 280 and 4:1 gearbox. Can I hover (or prop-hang, torque-roll) this plane with this combo? Would I need to go with a lightweight 10-cell pack to do so? What would YOU suggest?

Also, what setup works best for long flights (where endurance is key, not power)?

Thanks!
- David
Old 01-12-2002, 08:39 PM
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Default Re: Hovering and long flights

I was able to hover my IFO with the following setup:
Graupner 280 4:1 gearbox
APC 10x4.7 slowflyer prop
10 x 110mAH battery pack

For duration flying, I found the best pack to be the
8 x 250mAH battery pack
However, there are now some nice 720mAH NiMH
packs that are about the same size.

Do you have the Mk II or the Mk III?

Chuck

Originally posted by denete
Hi. I'm about to put together an IFO. I've got a Graupner 280 and 4:1 gearbox. Can I hover (or prop-hang, torque-roll) this plane with this combo? Would I need to go with a lightweight 10-cell pack to do so? What would YOU suggest?

Also, what setup works best for long flights (where endurance is key, not power)?

Thanks!
- David
Old 01-14-2002, 02:58 AM
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I actually have one of each (Mk-II and Mk-III). I assume that the Mk-III is lighter. I'm going to build it without the mast, landing gear, and skids.

I've got some 150 mAh nicads, but am planning on picking up a couple of packs of 300 mAh NiMH (8-cell packs).

- David
Old 01-14-2002, 05:06 AM
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You might want to reconsider on the mast and gear.
The kevlar thread rigging adds some additional strength
and makes it MUCH easier to handlaunch! :>
The skids help keep the "wingtips" from getting beat up.

Chuck
Old 01-16-2002, 06:34 AM
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Hey folks , just got ours built and wondering what is the best and easiest way to cover it, herd Saran Wrap is good ?? Thanks and keep having FUN !!! Rod & Chris
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If you bought a kit, then there should have been two different types of covering in the box, clear and colored (red).

The clear is easier to put on and stays on better, but the red is a little lighter and looks nicer.

Just follow the directions that came with the kit and you shouldn't have any problem putting the covering on.

Good Luck!
Chuck
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Keep the covering slightly slack, thats what gives you your wing section when you fly.
also dont use an iron to stick the film to the carbon, you'll snap it, use contact adhesive.
Old 01-16-2002, 04:46 PM
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Thanks for the reply guys, we bought it used and it had no covering in it. Has anyone used Saran wrap or solar film ?
Thanks again , Rod
Old 01-19-2002, 03:25 AM
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Ramrod-

From what I could tell, the covering that came with my T-IFO was for all intents and purposes, Reynolds wrap.

It has a tape seam in the middle to make it wide enough to cover the whole wing. With the radio gear, servos, etc all running down the center, you don't notice it at all.

Mine's worked out well, but I think I'd go with the ripstop if I had to do it all over again. I only have one small hole so far and it was from a non-flying incident.

I don't think Saran wrap is the same material as Reynolds. Don't know how it would work.

Karl
Old 01-19-2002, 05:19 AM
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Karl,

I guess you can cover your MK-3 with ripstop.
Old 01-19-2002, 07:32 AM
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Hello Karl, Wayne and all; thanks for all the good input on covering the IFO. We used red tranparent solarfilm and it looks pretty good, is still real lite and will be pretty strong too ! Just wrapped it around the frame and sealed to itself with low heat. Thanks again folks - have FUN & keep em flyin good. Rod & Chris in PA.
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Uk IFO's come with SolarFlim with no adhesive, either red, orange, green or blue. i did mine with way too much glue and added tape, must weigh a ton, and i've goto re-do it sometime, propperly.
Apparently you can order this non-stick SolarFilm from some shops
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The .75 oz. ripstop can be bought from Into the Wind ( www.intothewind.com ) in a ton of colors.

- David
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Thanks DAvid and all , we decided to cover it with solarfilm and it came out pretty good ! Almost RTF it - Rod
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I used the Reynolds wrap covering that came with my T-IFO kit. One problem with it is that the transparency makes it hard to see, especially the sky-blue color when you're flying outside.

Dan Kreigh recommends you spray the perimeter of the covering with Krylon to help alleviate the visibility problem. Finally got around to trying that yesterday. Have yet to test it in flight, but it does seem to make the model a lot more visible.

Here's mine in my basement workshop hangar/hanger...
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Old 01-21-2002, 01:03 AM
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[/QUOTE][originaly posted by ramrod [/QUOTE]covering the IFO. We used red tranparent solarfilm and it looks pretty good, is still real lite and will be pretty strong too ! Just wrapped it around the frame and sealed to itself with low heat

hmmmm i wonder y it looks so good rod???
cant wait wait to fly it though!
brandon

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