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Rebel Hot by Comp Arf

Old 12-06-2020, 05:41 PM
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Nice kit - I use Uni-Lights and they’re great sets.
Old 12-06-2020, 07:11 PM
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How do you suppose the heat sink on the landing spot light and on the nav strobe lights get installed? I used hysol but not sure it will transfer the heat like it needs, the lights get really hot , especially the strobe/nav setup
Old 12-06-2020, 07:15 PM
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If it’s metal to metal you can use JB Weld, will allow heat transfer to the heat sinks
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Old 12-06-2020, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by KFX450 View Post
I was thinking the same thing. I ended up buying separate pieces for mine. And it seems like they should all fit fine. Just nervous about cutting into wing.
are those heat sink mounting fins already attached on your red and green DUAL11-100x2’s ?
they are not on what came with mine
Old 12-06-2020, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Ruizmilton View Post
If it’s metal to metal you can use JB Weld, will allow heat transfer to the heat sinks
Yeah thought about JB weld

Old 12-06-2020, 07:21 PM
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Side note : the uni light jet medium kit is not all that “ready to use” like it claims . I feel it was pricey for what I got at $165. Also the red beacon doesn’t work out of the box so I’ll have to contact dreamworks rc about that tomorrow
Old 12-06-2020, 07:38 PM
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Yes they are attached, I was apprehensive about buying the kit. I didn’t need everything in there. Just the 3 lights.

if you dig into the wing before me, keep us posted on the thread. I will do the same.
Old 12-07-2020, 08:29 AM
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I got to fly my Rebel Hot for the 1st time Sunday. I was a little nervous and this was the 1st time I've flown a turbine. The airplane was tested by the local expert the week before. So, I knew going in it was good.
The Rebel Hot is a very nice flying airplane. I'd say it flies like a FW Avanti. Mine is 11.5lbs dry and about 13.5lbs fully fueled. I have a 1.2L CM tank and after 5 minutes I landed with a little less than a half tank. But I didn't use full throttle after take off.
The all black wing bottom is less than ideal. Perhaps I'll add some graphics.
I wouldn't mind lights.
Old 12-07-2020, 08:39 AM
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It gets small quick. I have the same color scheme, and have excellent vision. I still lost it a little when it was out there. The red and the black, all look black when it’s away from you. I have to keep it in closer. That’s why I got the lights for it.
Old 12-07-2020, 08:49 AM
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Congrats for the maiden !!!!!

Enjoy it !!!

BR from Spain
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Originally Posted by KFX450 View Post
Yes they are attached, I was apprehensive about buying the kit. I didn’t need everything in there. Just the 3 lights.

if you dig into the wing before me, keep us posted on the thread. I will do the same.
I looked at the kits and saw there either were options I wanted left out or it came with lights I did not need. I make my own "kit" by ordering just the specific LEDs and counts per the installs. I don't see a huge benefit in buying a kit. Uni-light has all the parts available individually.
Old 12-07-2020, 10:13 AM
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Congrats on the maiden! Woo hoo - Another Rebel!
Old 12-07-2020, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by jvaliensi View Post

I got to fly my Rebel Hot for the 1st time Sunday. I was a little nervous and this was the 1st time I've flown a turbine. The airplane was tested by the local expert the week before. So, I knew going in it was good.
The Rebel Hot is a very nice flying airplane. I'd say it flies like a FW Avanti. Mine is 11.5lbs dry and about 13.5lbs fully fueled. I have a 1.2L CM tank and after 5 minutes I landed with a little less than a half tank. But I didn't use full throttle after take off.
The all black wing bottom is less than ideal. Perhaps I'll add some graphics.
I wouldn't mind lights.
Congratulations!! Well done!
Old 12-09-2020, 10:59 AM
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I would like to run a red light on the bottom of the fuselage and a white on the top. I don't want to add lights to the wings.
Any recommendations on what Unilight parts are needed? There seems to be a wide variety available.
Thx
Old 12-09-2020, 11:03 AM
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You can get these in different colors at DMP. There is a red that that a longer heat-sync.

UniLight 4W Flashlight, SHORT, 8mm - White
Old 12-23-2020, 10:38 PM
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Congrats Jim, It flies absolutely great!
Old 12-23-2020, 10:58 PM
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Oh by the way, yesterday Elad flew this "Massive Beast" which, flew like a kitten! It looks like it took off and lifted from the runway at about 20 feet or so and not only flew around with ease but also flew with flaps down at about 5 MPH which was stunning!

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Old 12-26-2020, 07:33 PM
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I’m installing a K70 G4. How’d you guys get the rear engine mount holes drilled? They sit quite a ways back for correct spacing to the pipe. Too tight of an area to get a dremel 90 degree drive in there.
Old 12-26-2020, 10:27 PM
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Problem solved. Sore fingers and patience did the trick. Just drilled them by hand with a drill bit.
Old 01-04-2021, 09:08 AM
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I had a X45 flame out and resulted in a crap landing. The right wing was smashed.
The replacement of the right wing is $600. The kit cost $1,600. I had to get it, although I thought to buy an entire new kit, but I don't feel like building another one.

Old 01-04-2021, 02:46 PM
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Originally Posted by BoomerSooner View Post
I’m installing a K70 G4. How’d you guys get the rear engine mount holes drilled? They sit quite a ways back for correct spacing to the pipe. Too tight of an area to get a dremel 90 degree drive in there.
I cut down a 3mm Drill bit, chuck into the 90* dremel.....does the trick, I also have some dual drill bit (not metric) those are pretty short...cut into 2 😬
Old 01-19-2021, 12:56 PM
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Hi,
I am looking to replicate the wood parts of the tank mount. Does anyone have an unbuilt set that they could scan/photocopy for me? Then I can cut the parts out with my scroll saw.
Thank you
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My right wing came. The factory failed to install the control horn for the flap. They did send the part either. I made one from G10 and guessed at the shape. I measure the left wing to try and get the geometry the same. The wing half cost about 1/3 of an entire new kit. One would expect better quality control. In the end, I have no choice but to make the part and move forward, I cannot send the wing back.
Old 02-08-2021, 05:32 AM
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HI,
CARF reached out to me and were sorry the horn wasn't in the wing package. I was a bit harsh with my comments, I made my post when I was mad. So, please don't think that CARF is not trying really hard to be the best RC company out there. I really enjoy their models. I have two of them and I'm think to get a third. I sure many people would be sad if CARF was not around.
Making the replacement flap horn and installing it was not hard for me to do, because I've built many molded sailplanes and this type of work is often needed. I actual enjoyed doing it.
When I finished, I found the control rod from the original wing was too long and couldn't be shortened. I made a new rod using Sullivan 4-40 clevises. 4-40 is about the same diameter as 3mm, but the Sullivan Clevis is considerably shorter than the 3mm ones that came with the Rebel Hot kit.
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How do you think this model will do with the new X90?

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