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Old 06-24-2007, 09:42 PM
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Just got back from remaidening my MPXT! I repaired damaged from a crash a while back and upgraded my motor from the PNP 450. I decided to go with the park 480 910kv. Nice upgrade from the pidly 450. I flew through 8 pack with a giant smile the whole time. With the new motor in place it flew fantastically and settled in nicely when time to land...not as floaty as it was with the 450 in the nose. Just happy to have it back in the air
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:27 PM
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Just out of curiousity..which 480 are most of you using? the 1000 or 900?
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Old 06-25-2007, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by qmulus View Post
I've just tried flaperons (25%) and it REALLY slows the plane down on landing. Actually, I didn't care for it. I might try spoilerons just for fun, but just the normal setup seems fine to me.

With my CellPro 2100s I get 20+ minutes of fairly aggressive flying and still land with 3.4V+/cell with my Rimfire 35-30-950 and a 10x8 prop. YMMV.

FWIW, I have really been enjoying this plane. I haven't even bothered to take others to the field this week.
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thanks for your info. Glad to hear that news. With the stock PNP 450 I should have plenty of fly time!
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Old 07-21-2007, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by qmulus View Post
I've just tried flaperons (25%) and it REALLY slows the plane down on landing. Actually, I didn't care for it. I might try spoilerons just for fun, but just the normal setup seems fine to me.

With my CellPro 2100s I get 20+ minutes of fairly aggressive flying and still land with 3.4V+/cell with my Rimfire 35-30-950 and a 10x8 prop. YMMV.

FWIW, I have really been enjoying this plane. I haven't even bothered to take others to the field this week.
Did you have any problems mounting the rimfire? I'd like to get the 35-30-1450
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Old 07-21-2007, 07:43 PM
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Did you have any problems mounting the rimfire? I'd like to get the 35-30-1450
Well, I did make my own X mount out of .125" aluminum, which took a trip to the hardware store for an $8 strip of .125" aluminum and about an hour of cutting, filing and drilling, as the bolt pattern of the Rimfire was different than the Eflite motors. Basically, I took the outline and bolt pattern of the aluminum mount supplied with the Mini Pulse and made a new one with the mounting pattern of Rimfire. I also needed to countersink the top screw holes on the mount where the screws bolt to the firewall and bevel the screws a bit with a file so that I could get a ball tipped hex key into the bolts.

It is clean and looks pretty much like it was meant to be that way, but if the Eflite 480s mount right up, I would definitely go that route instead if I had it to do over again. The modification to fit the motor was definitely not worth the price difference between the Rimfire and Eflight motors.

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Old 08-27-2007, 10:30 PM
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I am looking at the Mini Pulse XT for a second plane after my HZ Super Cub. I have a Himax 2812-850 not doing anything. Will this do well replacing the Park 450?

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Oct 6/07 - I bought the MPXT last month, yet to fly due to wind and work. I went with the Park 450 (4mm shaft) and the ARF.

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Old 08-28-2007, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew James View Post
I am looking at the Mini Pulse XT for a second plane after my HZ Super Cub. I have a Himax 2812-850 not doing anything. Will this do well replacing the Park 450?

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I don't know the 2812-850 other than it's an 850kv motor. The park 450 is a 950kv motor. A large percentage of flyers with the MPXT upgrade to the Park 480 to make the plane a little hotter. Mine still has the 450 and flys really well with it. Your 850 will probably fly the plane but won't give it a lot of extra for aerobatics.
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Andrew James View Post
I am looking at the Mini Pulse XT for a second plane after my HZ Super Cub. I have a Himax 2812-850 not doing anything. Will this do well replacing the Park 450?

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I bought that motor originally for my Mini Pulse ARF as well, but never flew with it once I compared specs to the Park 450 and 480s. The 2812-850 is rated at 140 watts, which IMHO, would end up with fairly poor performance. A 11x7APC or 10x8 MA prop would probably max it out and it would be rather slow.

I am sure that the Mini Pulse would fly with the Himax, but I would go with ~1000 kV motor capable of 250 watts. The Mini Pulse LOVES to fly fast, and the 2812-850 will definitely leave you wanting for more. It also has a different mounting pattern than the E-Flite motors, so you would have to modify the stock mount or make a mount to fit. Having BTDT, it isn't worth it IMO. Either get the PNP version or better yet buy the ARF, some HS-55s and a Park 480 1020. You will be VERY happy.

FWIW, I like mine so much that I just bought my second Mini Pulse, even though I don't need it. This one was a slightly damaged PNP off of ebay for $75 shipped. The minor damage has been repaired and it is on its way to becoming a "super" Pulse.
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:51 AM
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Old 08-28-2007, 11:09 AM
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I think I may have to get another Mini Pulse. I totaled mine a few weeks back (brain glitch) and thought I would get something else to replace it. I'm finding out there really isn't a replacement for a Mini Pulse, except of course for another Mini Pulse.
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Old 09-04-2007, 02:27 AM
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Originally Posted by gsk11740 View Post
I think I may have to get another Mini Pulse. I totaled mine a few weeks back (brain glitch) and thought I would get something else to replace it. I'm finding out there really isn't a replacement for a Mini Pulse, except of course for another Mini Pulse.
Thinking of getting one of these or another warbird....is the mini pulse like a 3D plane or more of a sporty plane like the MUS? I got the E-flite extra 480 ARF and that's definitely a 3D plane...just curious Is it a lot of fun like the MUS?
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Old 09-04-2007, 04:15 AM
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I have posted a video over at RcGroups if you are interested.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=737128
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Old 09-04-2007, 06:36 PM
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It's not a 3D plane, but it's acro-capable. Fun plane, seems a little fragile, particularly the gear. Lots of folks are replacing the gear bolts w/ nylon to preserve things.
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Old 09-04-2007, 10:41 PM
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It's not a 3D plane, but it's acro-capable. Fun plane, seems a little fragile, particularly the gear. Lots of folks are replacing the gear bolts w/ nylon to preserve things.
You can replace the bolts, but the nylon will snap off and may ram the wheel pants up through covering. Best to just beef up the landing gear area. The only thing I did was to soak the wood in the landing gear area and firewall with CA. Smooth landings should not be an issue with this wing design.
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Old 09-04-2007, 11:10 PM
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Count me as one who has put the wheel pants into the wings on a hard "landing" with nylon gear screws. Now I use nylon on the wings and the stock steel on the gear with a beefed up mount. I've bent the gear a time or two, but haven't ripped out the bottom. Oh, and I've left off the pretty pants too.
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Old 09-05-2007, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Phoenex View Post
Smooth landings should not be an issue with this wing design.
A great wing can't smooth a rough field. In any case it's a great plane.
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Old 09-05-2007, 02:45 AM
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Originally Posted by UncleBob View Post
A great wing can't smooth a rough field. In any case it's a great plane.

You right about that, one of the runways we are flying from is an old road that is rough and is much harder on the planes.
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Old 09-05-2007, 03:01 AM
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I'm glad to see there is a thread here on the MP also. Got all the goodies in for mine today. Going together slowly but surely. Maiden planned for this weekend.

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Old 09-19-2007, 04:37 AM
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Just got one of these puppies myself, its the PNP version, curious what is the average flight time on a 11.1v 2100mah 22c (My Trex Heli Lipo's) pack using the 450 motor and 10X7 prop?

Also new to the aircraft scene, spent more than 15 years in the heli, but what prop sizes are you guys using on the 450 motor? and what dis/ads do you have with the sizes u may use?

I will probally upgrade to the 480 motor a little later on.

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Old 09-19-2007, 10:58 PM
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Originally Posted by dmgcm View Post
Just got one of these puppies myself, its the PNP version, curious what is the average flight time on a 11.1v 2100mah 22c (My Trex Heli Lipo's) pack using the 450 motor and 10X7 prop?

Also new to the aircraft scene, spent more than 15 years in the heli, but what prop sizes are you guys using on the 450 motor? and what dis/ads do you have with the sizes u may use?

I will probally upgrade to the 480 motor a little later on.

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I use a 10X6 most of the time....occasionally I'll throw on a 10X8 (little higher current and a little more speed)
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Old 09-19-2007, 11:14 PM
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Tks for that rea59, and what kind of flight times are you getting?

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Old 09-19-2007, 11:23 PM
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As with any plane or heli flight times are a direct result of 1) mah of the pack and 2) throttle managment. The more time spent at WOT the less time spent in the air. I have found every flight to be different as I do different things in each flight. I'm also very conservative not wanting to overtax the pack or have to dead stick in a hurry. Typicaly about 15 min in the air, sometimes with plenty to spare, sometimes not.

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Old 09-19-2007, 11:27 PM
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Tks again Rea59,

I was just after an average, so i have an idea how to gage it. Your replies have really helped me

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Old 10-03-2007, 06:08 PM
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Having a problem with ground handling on my Pulse. The plane has a big pull to the left even with full right rudder. Some people say the gear should be toe in, others say toe out, Still other say increase the ruudder through. Any ideas or help would be welcomed.
P.S. both wheels turm freely and gear has not had a hard bump .
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Old 10-03-2007, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by ARTP47 View Post
Having a problem with ground handling on my Pulse. The plane has a big pull to the left even with full right rudder. Some people say the gear should be toe in, others say toe out, Still other say increase the ruudder through. Any ideas or help would be welcomed.
P.S. both wheels turm freely and gear has not had a hard bump .
Checkyour tail wheel to make sure that it is straight. I had a similar problem. I had to pull my tail gear a bit forward and made sure it was vertical as well...problem solved. Hope this helps
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