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RCM FIRESTREAK

Old 03-11-2009, 03:34 PM
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Nic;

Sorry to here that! I would never test a new plane in a crosswind.

How are you cooling the motor and the esc?
Old 03-16-2009, 06:20 AM
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Yes you'r right , it was not zo clever to test it crosswind. It 's repaired now I am gonna fly it this afternoon, the weather is great here now.
I gave the motor some up trust because it has a tendency to raise the nose when throtteling.
It has no cowling for esc and the battery. I am thinking at making small ducts at the front.

Just back, it flew absolute fantastic, very fast but also good low speed handling. The motor power is far enough. I made three flights.
Take off (from grass) is long and the rotation is a bit rough but once in the air no problems at all.
This is my first serious electro job , but surely not my last. Flying is like with a glow engine motor.
The sound is not as quiet as I though , it has a fan like prop sound ( 10*7,5 wood).
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Old 11-05-2009, 06:50 AM
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bad luck , last week I hit a animal clamp on the runway and my tail is smashed again. I am repairing it now. I hope it will fly like before.
Old 11-05-2009, 07:42 AM
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Nico; How is the cooling going on the plane? Hang in there.
Old 12-02-2009, 09:12 AM
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no cooling openings or ducts, until now no problems at all.
Old 11-02-2010, 07:12 AM
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I have flew it more times now using another prop, an 11*7, it has much more power now.
Take off is easy. Only the sound is very loud. This is because it is a pusher . Pushers are very loud, don't know why.
I trimmed it down when throtteling with a mixer, landing is more easy now, you don't have to push the stick.[img][/img]
The only negative item is the fact that it has no retracts
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:58 PM
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I am glad that you are getting things sorted out. I would like to see you build one with retracts. I all so would like to find the plans for the .40 size plane.
Old 11-03-2010, 05:14 PM
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I think I found the drawings for the 40 , I'll have a look for you
Old 11-04-2010, 12:17 PM
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Nicohaas let me know what you come up with.

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Old 11-05-2010, 02:44 AM
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I found them!
I try to digitise them and send them to you.
Otherwise I will send them by post.
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Old 01-26-2020, 11:42 PM
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Because of noise problems ( i could not get it below the noise limit because it is a pusher) I changed the elevators, now they come not so close to the prop. It is now about 78 dB(A) and within the 80 limit of our club. I can fly it again and I did!. It is still going strong.
Next goal is building retracts in it.

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