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06-14-2009, 10:22 PM
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Posted By birdDog

She is done :sad:. Dumb thumbed her in after...

She is done :sad:. Dumb thumbed her in after trying to hold the inverted flat spin of a blender too long.:sad: Two piece wing:sad::sad:, shattered nose:sad:, fractured wing saddle:sad: etc.
I...
06-10-2009, 12:43 AM
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Posted By birdDog

Improvement! I epoxied the magnets back into the...

Improvement! I epoxied the magnets back into the Tunigy 50-55B. I think the 600kv is BS. I need to tach it. I am now pulling 750 watts at 4S with an APC 14x7. The Axi 660kv was pulling 530w with same...
06-07-2009, 08:19 PM
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Posted By birdDog

"Was it new?" Nope :(. Bought it off one of the...

"Was it new?" Nope :(. Bought it off one of the "other" forums. Oddly enough, Seems to be some rust inside the bell. Wouldn't surprise me if this motor went for a swim for the previous owner. Win...
06-07-2009, 04:32 PM
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Posted By birdDog

APC 14x7, Magnets came loose in flight. One...

APC 14x7, Magnets came loose in flight. One smoked AXI. This is becoming VERY frustrating.

Enut, As for the battery hatch, the plane flexes pretty well at the wing saddle area, thus popping the...
04-30-2009, 02:50 AM
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04-20-2009, 04:43 PM
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Posted By birdDog

THATS AWESOME! Looks really cool:cool:. I had...

THATS AWESOME! Looks really cool:cool:. I had some issues with the CG. I have it set to the forward location now and like it. Mine was kinda tail heavy at the center balance point. You ain't kidding,...
04-11-2009, 04:09 AM
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Posted By birdDog

Thanks Enut for the cowl offer. I got her...

Thanks Enut for the cowl offer. I got her wrapped up pretty good and installed the fiberglass one. Can't really tell she was wrecked except for the white patches on the wing.

I am getting...
04-04-2009, 09:35 PM
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Posted By birdDog

It's alive!!!!

It flies! Being stubborn, I decided to go it again today. I got the wing fixed nicely (patches of white covering:o), epoxied and ca'd the nose back in shape and slapped some packing tape on that....
04-04-2009, 05:10 PM
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Posted By birdDog

Thumbs down SAD maiden

Well, after taxiiing back and forth a few times and getting a few inches of air, she seemed to track straight and level. Ok, lets get some air! Got about five feet up and the motor strated buzzing...
03-30-2009, 11:48 PM
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Posted By birdDog

The way it should be.

Got the motor in no time! 750w w/ 14x12apc 4s . Not a 3d prop but should give me ok speed. Now to solder in the peace of mind BEC and maiden. Bad part, I opened up my larger props to fit the 10mm...
03-28-2009, 01:18 AM
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Posted By birdDog

I just scored an AXI 4120/14. Slightly higher KV...

I just scored an AXI 4120/14. Slightly higher KV than the 18 since all I have is 4s chargers at this time. 800 watts should give me roughly 145W per pound.

Good idea with the RX batt. Nice peace...
03-27-2009, 12:37 PM
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Posted By birdDog

Heck with it, I am not puting a $45 motor in this...

Heck with it, I am not puting a $45 motor in this thing. The search for a better motor begins....
03-27-2009, 01:04 AM
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Posted By birdDog

Arghhhhh

Was setting her up in the yard, doing a little taxiing in the street, WHEEEE. Then I tried WOT while bracing the H stab with my legs. GRRRRRRRRRR. Seven (half) of the magnet came unglued from the...
03-01-2009, 05:48 PM
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Posted By birdDog

Nice! Very Nice!:$

Nice! Very Nice!:$
02-27-2009, 12:03 AM
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Posted By birdDog

Not sure about the Max. deflections. I beveled...

Not sure about the Max. deflections. I beveled the surfaces to go about 45* each way and I am gonna go all the way with them. I have the RX in a different bird right now or I would check. I usually...
02-26-2009, 01:56 AM
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Posted By birdDog

::oDude, I am gettin' real jealous of the AXI. ...

::oDude, I am gettin' real jealous of the AXI.
That thing's gonna boogie! How many cells are ya planning?
That covering scheme looks awesome too. Fosters logo?
Can't wait to see it all dressed...
02-13-2009, 10:00 PM
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Posted By birdDog

Nice!

Hopefully I will be able to maiden within the next month. I kinda want to warm up this season before I fly the bigger builds!;-)

With my balance point I should have made the hatch all the way to...
01-07-2009, 12:04 AM
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Posted By birdDog

Finished

Well that's about it for this one. Rigged the LG with some steel fishing leader and some stainless springs. Should hold the weight pretty well. The whole LG rig is held to the fuse with 3 10-32 nylon...
01-06-2009, 01:31 AM
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Posted By birdDog

Funky 40 cleared for take off.

DONE! Not much of a build thread, but you should definately have a few (quite) builds under your belt, if you can even find one of these.
Save for a few finishing touches(adding springs to the...
01-01-2009, 10:02 PM
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Posted By birdDog

Ahhh, The Christen Ultimate! Sweet! I found my...

Ahhh, The Christen Ultimate! Sweet! I found my Axi2820/12 and am thinking of a giant 3 channel Blu-cor AP platform my next adventure!
Thanks again for the power system input. Got me some deep 14-15...
01-01-2009, 08:22 PM
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Posted By birdDog

The PAINFULL wait for servos

Starting to look like a plane. Built a magnet/dowel battery hatch into the top which also gives me access to bolt the wing on from the top. May have to change the hatch around a bit to acomidate the...
12-27-2008, 05:14 AM
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Posted By birdDog

Basically you will be LOL. You picked out the...

Basically you will be LOL. You picked out the power system!:D
12-27-2008, 05:08 AM
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Posted By birdDog

She is coming along nicely (Terrible weather). I...

She is coming along nicely (Terrible weather). I am estimating a little under 5lbs with a 4s 5000mah. Nice big light kit.
12-16-2008, 11:51 AM
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Posted By birdDog

Thanks a million! Being that I just started rc at...

Thanks a million! Being that I just started rc at about this time last year, I think the Hyper Performance can wait a little while;-).
12-15-2008, 10:54 PM
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Posted By birdDog

Hey Chellie.... Help???

Your suggestions at hobbycity are waiting in my shopping cart. I do have one small problem however. I have a couple chargers that will only support up to 4s packs. And don't really want to buy a new...
12-15-2008, 10:19 PM
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Posted By birdDog

Hey Kev. I found her dusty and burried in a pile...

Hey Kev. I found her dusty and burried in a pile of arf's at THE GENTLE JUNGLE, in Alsip Il. Real cool place, more plane stuff than I have seen in one place anywhere. The owner (Mike) is a real nice...
12-15-2008, 12:27 PM
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Posted By birdDog

Dang Chellie, You are awesome! Now if I can only...

Dang Chellie, You are awesome! Now if I can only find my Hobbycity login and password.... I read some other posts where you write about the Rhino lipos, I think I am going to have to bite the bullet...
12-14-2008, 10:16 PM
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Posted By birdDog

CA Models FUNKY .40???

After hearing too many "Nobody builds kits anymore. Check out this E-Flite ARF..." I have finaly found an old (laser cut!) but very dusty Ca Models Funky .40!!!! Giant wing and massive control...
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