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Forum: 3D Flying
11-09-2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 88
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Posted By solentlife

C'mon ... how many models actually meet the...

C'mon ... how many models actually meet the factory spec ?

My first setup was much lighter ... but flight was definitely not up to expectations. Light weight did not transform into performance...
Forum: 3D Flying
08-04-2016, 05:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

After another guy carved my Hummer up in mid-air...

After another guy carved my Hummer up in mid-air ... rebuilt with CA and PU glue ...

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Windy day fun !

Nigel
Forum: 3D Flying
07-19-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

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The new tail works really well and elevator response is more sharp ... love it.

Nigel
Forum: 3D Flying
07-19-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

We have 3 Hummers all same in the club and is one...

We have 3 Hummers all same in the club and is one of the reasons I have the red streamer all time on her. Others use tissue based streamers that last maybe one flight. I have a ribbon from a Xmas...
Forum: 3D Flying
07-19-2016, 07:11 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

You're probably right. I did consider it - but...

You're probably right. I did consider it - but I'm still getting to grips with orientation of a wing.

Flew the Hummer with the new tail - WOW ! Elevator response is so crisp now. I reckon the old...
Forum: 3D Flying
07-18-2016, 10:19 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Kuldiga Town Festival and our club does a Show...

Kuldiga Town Festival and our club does a Show ....

In the later part of the show we have the Limbo ... an all together fun event where we have about 20 models all milling around and trying to...
Forum: 3D Flying
06-25-2016, 04:55 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Fun day ... 5XarNUMkY20 Nigel

Fun day ...

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Nigel
Forum: 3D Flying
06-20-2016, 07:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

No problem Stu. Glad she's flying well....

No problem Stu.

Glad she's flying well. Mind's still clinging onto life despite the 'unexpected landings and events' .....

I keep wondering whether to ressurect my older one. Rip out the gobs...
Forum: 3D Flying
11-22-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

1LTausBQDhA Great day ... apart from vid-cam...

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Great day ... apart from vid-cam failing to record my Big Zlin 70 and Lancaster !

Nigel
Forum: 3D Flying
11-22-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Found out why she flicked to right .......... too...

Found out why she flicked to right .......... too much power on launch ... she's basically not flying and motor right thrust hauled her of to side ... she did it today but I caught it in time. Next...
Forum: 3D Flying
11-21-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

I smacked my Hummer into the ground today on...

I smacked my Hummer into the ground today on launch ... she just pitched up ... flicked to right ..... dove nose first into the ground ...

Broke out motor mount.

All fixed now ready for...
Forum: 3D Flying
11-18-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

OK ... sorry ... honest. One point to...

OK ... sorry ... honest.

One point to remember when using extenders. In fact it applies to all servo arms.

When you dial back a servos movement - you actually reduce resolution. It is far...
Forum: 3D Flying
11-18-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Sorry if I sound out of line ... but if you are...

Sorry if I sound out of line ... but if you are learning to fly ... then these profile jobs in my opinion are not the models to use ...

You need a high wing stable trainer that will fly and...
Forum: 3D Flying
11-18-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Landing gear ? Personally ... it's just there to...

Landing gear ? Personally ... it's just there to reduce prop breakages.... keeping nose up on the ground !

For use as Take-off / Landing rolling gear ? TBH ... I have only ever done that once ......
Forum: 3D Flying
11-18-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Yes and I apologise to many as I forgot I...

Yes and I apologise to many as I forgot I upgraded for the banner towing ...

The 2830 is a good motor with this model and as long as weight is kept down and you fly in zero to moderate breeze ..
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Forum: 3D Flying
11-18-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

OK ... my movements are : Rudder FULL =...

OK ... my movements are :

Rudder FULL = 100mm each way (I had to cut away foam on the elevator joiner to allow such amount) LOW RATE = 50mm each way.

Elevator FULL = 50mm each way ...
Forum: 3D Flying
11-18-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Later I will measure my low rate movements and...

Later I will measure my low rate movements and post up. In fact I will post both full and low movements.

Nigel
Forum: 3D Flying
11-17-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

I fly my Hummer as a sunday sport machine AND as...

I fly my Hummer as a sunday sport machine AND as a 3D .... just means flicking the Dual Rate switches.

Its a successful design for whatever you want to do with it.

I will be swapping the...
Forum: 3D Flying
11-17-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Honest answer ? Don't do it ... the stock machine...

Honest answer ? Don't do it ... the stock machine can be dialled down to a nice machine for general flying ....

Just get CoG nicely set at ~30% ... surface movements cut back a lot ... decent...
Forum: 3D Flying
10-20-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Hi P ... why did you use solid rod on the Pull...

Hi P ... why did you use solid rod on the Pull Pull Rudder instead of Fishing trace wire ?

Just FYI ... a lot of people stiffen up the Rudder and Elevator on the Hummer ... I did on my first. But...
Forum: 3D Flying
10-16-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

In fact the 6gram if Metal Gear would despite...

In fact the 6gram if Metal Gear would despite some comments be fine ... as the model is usually flown in or near stalled condition.

But the Reactor has good reviews and I reckon you'll be pleased....
Forum: 3D Flying
10-14-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Well worth it. Its a nice size, power with a...

Well worth it.
Its a nice size, power with a 2836 size 1100 - 1200kv with 11*5.5E APC and enjoy the fun. I run usually 1250 3S but on real windy days up to to a 1750 3S pack.
That's the surprise of...
Forum: 3D Flying
10-12-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Well Hummer #2 ... after #1 crashed at the Club...

Well Hummer #2 ... after #1 crashed at the Club party !! ....

Maiden flight and spot on with no trimming needed ... within seconds - felt absolutely locked in !

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Very nice ......
Forum: 3D Flying
08-23-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Great stuff ....

Great stuff ....
Forum: 3D Flying
08-22-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

The right and down is built into the model - and...

The right and down is built into the model - and yes I do have both thrust offsets.

With repairs - I just eyeballed reasonable thrust offsets - and all seems fine.

The aileron neutral - yes I...
Forum: 3D Flying
08-21-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Told you Stu ... 11x5.5E .... way to go !! ...

Told you Stu ... 11x5.5E .... way to go !!

Forget all that crap advise about using SF props ....

Nigel
Forum: 3D Flying
08-16-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Was flying mine today in wind varying from 5 to...

Was flying mine today in wind varying from 5 to 10m/s ..... the 11*5.5 prop just cuts through it and gives side range to work in.

I take it from the prop size you quote Stu ........ you still...
Forum: 3D Flying
08-15-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Hi Stu ....AUW is 675gr. I fly with a guy...

Hi Stu ....AUW is 675gr.

I fly with a guy who has a Hummer with a 3240 motor up front !

Best prop ? I like the APC 11*5.5E .....

She will go vertical out of hand at lot less than wot.

I...
Forum: 3D Flying
08-14-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Sorry that's my Android Tablet does that...

Sorry that's my Android Tablet does that .......... it 'corrects spelling' to what IT thinks I need !

METAL RODS .... control rods. And back end ... tail mounted servos.

I saw the recc'd CoG...
Forum: 3D Flying
08-14-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 23,191
Posted By solentlife

Mine balances perfect with metal rids at back end...

Mine balances perfect with metal rids at back end ... but mine are quite thin ... about same as the PKJ used. They actually bend when full reflected so thinking to change for stiffer.

Yes - 1250...
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