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Old 11-28-2007, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
cool pics Doug!

whats that big white thing hanging out the end ?

any plans on going 2.4 Ghz?
I was seriously considering a 2.4, but then I stumbled across a really nice JR 7 channel synthesized frequency radio on eBay for really cheap a couple months ago. The 72 MHz stuff is at its apex technologically speaking, and Rx's are so much cheaper than 2.4. I will stick with it for awhile.

That ugly white wire is a 4 channel Berg microstamp Rx. Weighs almost nothing, and it only cost me $30 delivered, including the crystal. Hard to beat that!
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Old 11-28-2007, 09:15 PM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
I was seriously considering a 2.4, but then I stumbled across a really nice JR 7 channel synthesized frequency radio on eBay for really cheap a couple months ago. The 72 MHz stuff is at its apex technologically speaking, and Rx's are so much cheaper than 2.4. I will stick with it for awhile.

That ugly white wire is a 4 channel Berg microstamp Rx. Weighs almost nothing, and it only cost me $30 delivered, including the crystal. Hard to beat that!
That ugly white wire can be removed with a sharp pair of clippers......
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:18 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
That ugly white wire can be removed with a sharp pair of clippers......
I was actually thinking of rigging my wing struts with it, but for now I'll just go with the ugly look
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:25 PM
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I have gotten away with cheating.

I have taken a piece of dowel, and wrapped the wire around that, and tucked it in the plane.

For something as small as that, you don't need all of the range...
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Old 11-28-2007, 10:32 PM
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Yeah, but you admit you crash often......why would I emulate THAT?
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less often lately...
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:08 PM
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I use this on my 3D foamie that is still on 72 Mhz. I've flown it as far away as I can see it safely and its a solid connection. It costs 10 bucks but gets rid of the long white wire.

its at the bottom of this page.

http://www.m-a-e.com/Sub_Pages/Produ...cts_Radios.htm
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:13 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Dave, how do you like the 9047 prop on her?
I got that on recommendation from Jeff at heads up rc. He had the same combo on the pico tigermoth which is basically the same size and weight of the jenny and he had spirited performance with it. The motor/prop combo I used has plenty of power, you can feel it while you hang onto the plane and go WOT. I would have like to see how my vertical was but the dang thing was getting loose cuz of the RTV. I'm sure it will go straight up if you want it to.
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
I use this on my 3D foamie that is still on 72 Mhz. I've flown it as far away as I can see it safely and its a solid connection. It costs 10 bucks but gets rid of the long white wire.

its at the bottom of this page.

http://www.m-a-e.com/Sub_Pages/Produ...cts_Radios.htm
Interesting product. I might have to check that out for myself. For something like the Jenny, I could probably just double the wire back through the fuselage and be okay. Then you wouldn't be able to make fun of me and my 20th century technology anymore!

At least not until I fly out of range and loose it.

But seriously, do you think that would create any problems for me?
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:34 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
I got that on recommendation from Jeff at heads up rc. He had the same combo on the pico tigermoth which is basically the same size and weight of the jenny and he had spirited performance with it. The motor/prop combo I used has plenty of power, you can feel it while you hang onto the plane and go WOT. I would have like to see how my vertical was but the dang thing was getting loose cuz of the RTV. I'm sure it will go straight up if you want it to.
So, what yer saying is, with JB Weld, it will go straight up, through the roof of the school, and disappear?
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:38 PM
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I knew a guy who flew a .40 size trainer with his antenna all rolled up like it comes out of the box brand new. He flew it all over the field and didnt realize it until he packed up for the day.

As close as we fly this plane to ourselves I wouldnt think you would have any problems. You can always do a range check...
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Old 11-28-2007, 11:40 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
So, what yer saying is, with JB Weld, it will go straight up, through the roof of the school, and disappear?

yep! something like that!
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Old 11-29-2007, 12:03 AM
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with a little motivation you make a real cool looking Jenny...

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Old 11-29-2007, 12:09 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
...You can always do a range check...
I've heard of guys doing that. That's the thing that we always tell everyone else to do but never do ourselves, right?
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Wow Dave, where is that from? It's awesome looking.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:07 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Wow Dave, where is that from? It's awesome looking.
I got a bunch of those in a MS powerpoint slideshow. pm me your email and I can forward it to you.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:14 AM
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I got some great bonding glue at Wallyworld, they were out of JB weld (or dont sell it) so I got this for $3.50 :




It bonds well and expands...so use it smartly (not like me) -

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Old 12-03-2007, 04:16 AM
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I flew all day today (inside )

Here I am waiting for the batteries to charge......


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Old 12-03-2007, 04:26 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
It bonds well and expands...so use it smartly (not like me) -
Whoa! As I was reading this, I thought "I had better warn Dave about how much that stuff expands". Then I scrolled down to see the photo - LOL!
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Old 12-03-2007, 06:23 AM
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Dave, you are looking a little tired in that photo. But the Jenny is lookin good.
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yeah, it's a great photo, already saved it for later photoshop work...
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Old 12-03-2007, 10:55 PM
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Hey Dave, so how does WOT look now that you got your motor securely glued in there? If not for lack of ailerons, I'll bet you could hover that Jenny no problem!
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:05 AM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
Hey Dave, so how does WOT look now that you got your motor securely glued in there? If not for lack of ailerons, I'll bet you could hover that Jenny no problem!
I dont think its all that powerful. WOT gives plenty of up power, but I could use more. Its just my preferance, I'm a guy who thinks that there is no such thing as too much power. It fits the Jenny fine AFAIC, I'd like to see the eflite 250 in action to compare performance. Anyways, the price was 25% of Eflite, so thats good enuf for me

The motor gives take offs in a few feet and gets you out of trouble if needed. Throttle management gives you realistic flight.
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:18 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
I flew all day today (inside )

Here I am waiting for the batteries to charge......


Nice photo Dave...
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:10 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
The motor gives take offs in a few feet and gets you out of trouble if needed.
Sounds about like mine. I have needed that extra power a few times already. My dog loves to chase my planes around the park. As soon as they are on the ground he looses interest, but when they are in the air he is going for the kill! The Jenny is a great plane to taunt him with, because I can fly it all around the field at 8-10'. He runs right along with it, and if it gets low, he will jump for it! A couple times I realized I was getting too low, and that is when I need "combat power" to avoid the jaws of airplane death! Thankfully, it jumps up pretty quickly at WOT!
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