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Old 11-11-2013, 04:07 AM
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I'm sure this has been in here before but can't fine anything. Has anyone done this setup before? Looking for any advice before I get one. I have the 20 and I like the 4 Stars.
Old 11-11-2013, 11:21 AM
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Probably find the 20 a little weak for this bird. I had a Evo 26cc in mine which was good but could have used a bit more power. Jerry.
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Someone mention a 4*120 with a DLE 20?



Flies great, plenty of power. I set mine up with flaperons to try to deal with a landing issue of too high of corn and too short a runway, but turned out just to be overly nose heavy. Once I correctly the CG landings were smooth and easy. However, with the flaps at full down, and idle throttle, you should see how slow it can fly, and at a distance it looks very much like a real plane. I fly it with an APC 16x8. I also shortened the wing by a bay down to 75". and moved the elevator servo to the tail, and use a pull/pull for the rudder. Hard to choose which one I like more, this one or the LT40.
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Old 11-17-2013, 04:10 AM
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Thanks Acdii you made up my mind, going to tell wife I have to have one. I have two planes one the building board now. Two waiting to maiden and she wants to know why I need another one. Does anyone have this problem?
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Um, ....yep I am craving that H9 P47 but wife said, finish what already have. Finishing my CG Super Chipmunk, have a P-51 to finish, and a TF Corsair kit under the bench.

Can never have enough planes now, my latest excuse, but honey, there are 50 slots on my radio for planes!
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As understanding as my wife is once in a while I do hear that but I'm a plans builder and have several sets of plans that still need building. OK, back to the engine. the 20cc is just a 120 and as much power as needed for the 4*. I haven't used the DLE in one myself but the last one had a YS 120 and it was just dandy.
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Whatever engine the OP decides on, as long as its a 1.20 or better, he will enjoy this plane. Its a blast to fly, just too bad it took me so long to get mine dialed in, I didnt get much time to enjoy it this year. Hopefully next year the drop will be soy, and I will be putting in a lot more flying time than I did this year. Flying over corn sux.

What took me so long is I was told by several others it was tail heavy, so I kept moving CG forward. Then one day while flying, the hatch I used to attach the weights to fell off in flight, so it was tail heavy, and actually was much easier to land. I rebalanced it with a new hatch and a better way to attach it, and moved the CG way back. Now it flies much better and lands nice without dropping its nose and plopping down hard. I think what everyone was seeing as tail heavy was the fact I had it on high rates with no expo and it was really twitchy, Once I got the rates and expo dialed in, it flies smoothly.

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