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My New PBF

Old 02-18-2004, 07:57 PM
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Well guys i started a PBF. It is 24 x24. Normal size. The auw weight without the engine is goign to be about 29 ounces. I am waiting for a O.S. .40 FP to arrive from a RCU member. Does anybody know how much it wieghs? I am also waiting for a paintball gun to sell so i can buy my 6exa. Cant wait. I hope this thing flies good. Also do i need a y-harness for the aileron servos? Heres a pic of it so far. The stripes you see are gold, the rest is black, the elavons are white, and then it has gold sprinkled all over, and it has several coats of clear coat on it. I hope it stands up to the fuel.
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Old 02-18-2004, 08:54 PM
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Looks nice Kyle. Can I fly your wingwarrior the next time I come over?
Old 02-19-2004, 12:32 PM
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Oh, don’t sell your paintball gun – check out this thread
[link=http://spadworld.net/viewtopic.php?t=6887&highlight=paintball]http://spadworld.net/viewtopic.php?t=6887&highlight=paintball[/link]
Sounds like this could be a whole new sport…
Old 02-20-2004, 11:56 PM
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The OS 40FP weighs about 8.75 ounces without the muffler, and about 10.5 with the stock muffler.

The Futaba 6EXA has an ELEVON program for the PBF, so you won't need a Y-harness.

If you've never flown a PBF before, keep in mind that a PBF is WAY overpowered with a 40FP, so be prepared to use your throttle........a lot.


Kyle and Todd, I see you guys are from MO. Are you close to Eldon, MO?
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Eldon??? I don't quite know where that is, but if it's close maybe we can fly sometime.
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Eldon is near Lake of the Ozarks. We have got a boat and condo down by the Grand Glaze Bridge on the lake for the summer. But we live about sixty miles south of St. Louis. Bonne Terre.
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Well i justed sold my paintball gun for 200 so now i can buy the 6exa! Also i am selling a hangar 9 piper cub 81 inch span with a .61fs. How much could i get for that? i was thinking 400.00.
Old 02-29-2004, 10:08 PM
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Well i got the .40 fp i was waiting for and i glued the spar last night all i need to do now is buy the 6exa.
Old 03-03-2004, 07:58 PM
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Well guys i got the PBF done. The AUW is 2lbs 11oz. It has five servos cause i went with the middle elavator and the outside ones ailerons. It has a .40fpand i am using a skyport four. I hope to get in a flight report tommorow. Wish me luck. Also is there anything i need to know about the pbf. Like flight charecterristics.
Old 03-03-2004, 10:01 PM
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Rule 1) Don't fly too fast.

Rule 2) When flying super slow in nose high flight, use the rudder for directional control instead of the ailerons.

Rule 3) Don't fly too fast.

Rule 4) If you've never seen a PBF fly before, take the time to watch the videos that are linked from my PBF web page. Watching those videos will answer a lot of your questions.

Rule 5) Don't fly too fast.

Rule 6) Have fun!

Rule 7) Don't fly too fast.
Old 03-13-2004, 06:23 PM
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Well i flew the box. Man this thing is a handful. I really did not even fly it because i could not keep control. I only got about3/4 of a cirle around my field and i lost it. Then my batterys went dead when i triead to fly again. Its is not looking good. Also does anybody know what the needle settings should be for a .40fp?
Old 03-14-2004, 09:02 AM
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they are a bit of a handful aren't they!!i spent more on new props in one day than i did in 2 years flying normal models!as regards settings for o.s.40fp then start at 1 1/2 turns out on needle,adjust as neccessary from there,i used an os40fp and it is too much engine,a 25 would be better i think,why bother with computer radio,just buy an electronic mixer,does the same job but a lot cheaper!
Old 03-14-2004, 05:32 PM
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If you have expo on the TX set it at about -50% it sure helps to calm things down

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