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Old 03-25-2020, 06:33 AM
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Smile Finally getting around to this....

Had this for a while (like 3 years) and finally getting it ready to fly. I detailed the cockpit a little, and added some graphics to the bottom of horizontal stab and wings. I'll get some pics up tomorrow. .32 Rimfire with a CC 90 ESC and a 4S for power. Still need to get batteries and a prop for it. Using my old 7C 2.4 Futaba radio from like 2009-ish...Excited about returning to flying after a 6 year hiatus! Got my 5 digit AMA number renewed and ready to go!

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Old 03-26-2020, 07:28 AM
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Welcome back to the hobby, looks like the perfect plane to get the flying skills back up. Wishing you calm skies!
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Old 03-26-2020, 09:40 AM
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Old 03-26-2020, 05:44 PM
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Took my Visionaire out to the field yesterday after 6 years without flying...Stupid thing lost its bind to my DX6i and took forever to get re-bound to it. Got a couple short flights in, did a little hovering, and landed. Changed batteries in the plane and it lost the bind AGAIN! Didn't want to re-bind right away so Arggggh! Called it a day and came home. Ran my Traxxas Rustler 4X4 short course truck on my backyard track. Worked on the 67 Camaro a little. Gonna post some pics of the new plane later today.
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Old 04-07-2020, 10:52 PM
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That looks like a fun plane. Your power system choices will fly it well. I have a Great Planes PT-19 (about 8 oz heavier) with the same motor on 4S power and it flies well. You'll have nice aerobatics power.

Go with 4S 4000mAh packs and you should get a solid 8-9 minutes of flight time.
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:40 AM
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I'm battling where to mount the ESC and battery. It calls for a 75 amp Castle Creations Talon but the 90 was on sale so I got it. It is bigger than the 75 and won't fit where they mounted it in the instructions. Worried about balance with a 4S batt and a receiver batt plus the ESC in limited space. I know the ESC has a BEC on it but I'm old and like redundancy. I need to get some pictures taken. I have to solder up some connections to link the motor and ESC. They closed all the parks in Indiana so now I can't even fly. Thank goodness I have an RC car track in the backyard!
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Old 04-08-2020, 04:46 AM
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Oh and I got some cool "N" numbers made for it. Used my AMA number in it. Pics tomorrow I swear!
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Old 04-09-2020, 12:04 AM
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Can't seem to get a good picture without glare...


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Old 04-09-2020, 12:07 AM
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Added the checkerboard to tell upside down at a distance, plus I'm a huge fan of checkerboard lol!
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Old 04-09-2020, 12:16 AM
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"N" number using my AMA number.....Rub ons with backing on both sides as shipped. Debating placement.

They are bright red with blue outline and white background to block the blue stripe running behind them. Can't wait to see them applied for good!
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Old 04-09-2020, 12:20 AM
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Originally Posted by RideTheLightning View Post

Go with 4S 4000mAh packs and you should get a solid 8-9 minutes of flight time.
Thanks! LHS is out of batteries that size and Hobby King and Amazon are taking forever to ship it looks like. Grrrr!
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Originally Posted by Pilot Error View Post
I'm battling where to mount the ESC and battery. It calls for a 75 amp Castle Creations Talon but the 90 was on sale so I got it. It is bigger than the 75 and won't fit where they mounted it in the instructions. Worried about balance with a 4S batt and a receiver batt plus the ESC in limited space. I know the ESC has a BEC on it but I'm old and like redundancy. I need to get some pictures taken. I have to solder up some connections to link the motor and ESC. They closed all the parks in Indiana so now I can't even fly. Thank goodness I have an RC car track in the backyard!
I had a similar issue with my PT-19 where the ESC was too large to fit completely in the motor compartment. Most planes designed for electric power will have provisions for a firewall cut-out that allows for airflow to the inside of the fuselage. I mounted my ESC in this cavity so it was partially sitting in the motor compartment and partially inside the fuselage. I created a stand-off that supported the ESC against the motor box that would keep it level with the cut-out and then used a zip tie to secure it.
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:38 PM
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N number applied! Love the look. Scored a 4S 5200mAh LiPo at Phil's Hobby today. Now I can start playing around with weight and balance. Gonna jump ahead in the instructions and mount the other two servos so they are in place along with the receiver batt when I start figuring out the mount for the batt and esc. I have a feeling I will have to make a mount tray or something to get everything where it balances out right.
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Old 04-09-2020, 09:42 PM
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Originally Posted by RideTheLightning View Post
I had a similar issue with my PT-19 where the ESC was too large to fit completely in the motor compartment. Most planes designed for electric power will have provisions for a firewall cut-out that allows for airflow to the inside of the fuselage. I mounted my ESC in this cavity so it was partially sitting in the motor compartment and partially inside the fuselage. I created a stand-off that supported the ESC against the motor box that would keep it level with the cut-out and then used a zip tie to secure it.

I think I will do something close to the same thing. Gonna have it ready to fly by the time they open the parks back up here so we can access the flying field. Is there such a thing as flying cabin fever?
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Old 07-28-2020, 07:04 AM
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You can convert this into your career because You have all potential for profession work. Keep it forward
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