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Old 05-07-2014, 03:46 PM
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Getting back into planes and just ordered a GP Kunai from my LHS, should be in by mid June. How do you guys feel about this new air frame? Not sure what the gliding characteristics are going to be like since it seems to be a hot little plane.
Old 10-26-2014, 03:22 PM
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My Kunai glides very well and flat but relatively fast when compared to an average sailplane. It is slightly overweight at 22.5 ounces with a 1600 mah battery. If fitted with a lighter 800 battery it will most likely thermal quite well. An 800 battery will easily climb it to altitude. My one problem is that the receiver ready version, which I have, does not have the brake activated and I have not found a way to set it. A windmilling prop which happens without the brake, creates significant drag.
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Originally Posted by johnarbo View Post
My Kunai glides very well and flat but relatively fast when compared to an average sailplane. It is slightly overweight at 22.5 ounces with a 1600 mah battery. If fitted with a lighter 800 battery it will most likely thermal quite well. An 800 battery will easily climb it to altitude. My one problem is that the receiver ready version, which I have, does not have the brake activated and I have not found a way to set it. A windmilling prop which happens without the brake, creates significant drag.
Here you go
BRAKE FUNCTION: The factory default brake setting is “off”. Skip to
the “ESC OPERATION” section below if you want to keep this setting.
To turn the brake “on”:
1. Move the throttle stick to full throttle, turn on the transmitter and
connect the battery to the ESC.
2. After 5 seconds the motor will beep twice.
3. Move the throttle stick to the off position (towards you). The motor
will beep twice.
4. Again move the throttle stick to full power. The motor will beep
twice to confirm the brake is now “on”.
5. Move the throttle stick back to off. The motor will now beep four
times indicating the motor is “armed”.
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Thank you - that worked perfectly. I now have brake function.
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My pleasure.

I reviewed that in Fly RC a few months ago, very fun plane, sounds like a tie fighter screaming by, its actually faster in a dive with the prop folded

Have fun
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I also have a GP Kunai flying it with a DX6I and love it! Just got a DX9 and for the life of me, I can't figure out how to program spoilerons!! Can anyone help?

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