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Old 03-11-2020, 01:03 PM
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I used Futaba S3071HV all round on mine. Fit into the elevator stab was fine

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found some photos from the build showing the fit
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I used Savox all around in my 1.8. In the tail I used the 1250's. They are small but powerful.
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Just about done, just need my ECU battery and she'll be ready to go. Weight (UAT full, tank empty) just at 19lbs (+11 oz for the ECU battery). Anyone else have an AUW on theirs?

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Let me know when the maiden is, Warren wants to ride out and check it out
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:09 AM
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That might be borderline cruel seeing yours fly as his is creeping along the assembly line
Old 03-25-2020, 05:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MikePS View Post
Just about done, just need my ECU battery and she'll be ready to go. Weight (UAT full, tank empty) just at 19lbs (+11 oz for the ECU battery). Anyone else have an AUW on theirs?
I am really close to the same weight with an empty tank.
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Originally Posted by MikePS View Post
Just about done, just need my ECU battery and she'll be ready to go. Weight (UAT full, tank empty) just at 19lbs (+11 oz for the ECU battery). Anyone else have an AUW on theirs?
mine was 7.9kg dry
Old 03-25-2020, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeremy_D View Post
mine was 7.9kg dry
sounds right, considering I'm using the k100. Should be able to maiden this Saturday...
Old 03-25-2020, 02:52 PM
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ready to go
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Old 03-26-2020, 01:33 PM
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Was planing on using the Pilot PY20AH servos, but they fell victim to the coronavirus...out of stock. What are you using in the 1.8M builds? I know a standard servo will fit in the wings, but its going to be pretty snug in the elevators/rudder. I see how they configured the servo cut-outs to accept a mini size servo, but not real comfortable using those with my build, considering I'll be on the heavy side using a K100.
K85, plenty of juice...
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Originally Posted by Flyin_Low View Post
K85, plenty of juice...
Im using a M70 and even that has plenty of power
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Here’s mine in the M70. Cruises nicely at half stick and only uses about a liter of fuel for a seven minute flight




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Nervously exited for my maiden. CG seems to be spot on. Checked it with my EZ balancer and with my Xicoy for good measure.
I did have some trouble with my wing tube being a little loose. Anyone else have the same ?




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Originally Posted by sipixx View Post
Nervously exited for my maiden. CG seems to be spot on. Checked it with my EZ balancer and with my Xicoy for good measure.
I did have some trouble with my wing tube being a little loose. Anyone else have the same ?



great looking install, best of luck on the maiden! FWIW, my wingtube isn't loose at all. Snug, but not overly so.
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great looking install, best of luck on the maiden! FWIW, my wingtube isn't loose at all. Snug, but not overly so.
also...just noticed that your gear is down. I thought it was to be balanced with the gear up.
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Originally Posted by MikePS View Post
also...just noticed that your gear is down. I thought it was to be balanced with the gear up.
Thanks for the heads up. I did measure the CG gear up and down.
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CG & Total Weight


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I need one of those....
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Originally Posted by sipixx View Post
Thanks for the heads up. I did measure the CG gear up and down.
Defiantly gear up for cg. The shift in cg is quite surprising when the gear drops.

good luck with the maiden!!

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Hey Guys, I have been thinking about the cg... According to the video from Pilot they balanced the Predator with the gear down (the red and white plane). I balanced mine with the gear down using the xicoy balancer and a full UAT (I am about .1lb nose heavy) and just like the image Jeremy posted I have to add a little up elevator for level flight. To me everything looks good. My area just went under quarantine so, therefore, I have to wait a little while before I can get to fly. So take videos so I can enjoy some Predator flights... and enjoy!!!
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Maiden report: um....scary! Several stalls kept me feeling as though I was not going to get this jet back on the ground in one piece. Even though I had checked the cg, throws, etc. several times I'll go back over them again. My AUW with half a tank of fuel was 21.75 lbs. I know that's well over what the spec is. I expect it contributed to the problem...may by replacing the 100 with an 85.
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Originally Posted by MikePS View Post
Maiden report: um....scary! Several stalls kept me feeling as though I was not going to get this jet back on the ground in one piece. Even though I had checked the cg, throws, etc. several times I'll go back over them again. My AUW with half a tank of fuel was 21.75 lbs. I know that's well over what the spec is. I expect it contributed to the problem...may by replacing the 100 with an 85.


Wow......
I'm glad you got it back in one piece. Well done.
Was there any video?
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Wow......
I'm glad you got it back in one piece. Well done.
Was there any video?
only the movie that keeps playing over and over again in my head lol
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