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Old 07-11-2010, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by degreen60 View Post
I may have found a good scheme. What do you think Marty?
I like the red. Looks like a Fokker.
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Old 07-11-2010, 12:38 PM
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I like the red. Looks like a Fokker.
You make a red one and I will make a blue one. That way we have a couple of SE5As nightfighters from squardon 61.
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:00 AM
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Finally have my EFlite SE5a finished and ready to fly .
WIND and more wind and more wind , and I thought it low enough to try the maiden , wrong , it took off quickly and looped right back onto the pavement one of the stock crummy wheels broke , fuse side right behind the front crushed a small amount , lg wire bent a little , really not as bad as I figured it was . no other damage that I found ......yet .
it certainly took off and looped very fast into the wind , there will be no wind next time , I try it .
I suppose a 8 oz plane weight helped save it from major damage .

Till next time
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Old 03-22-2011, 03:15 PM
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Originally Posted by wattman View Post
Finally have my EFlite SE5a finished and ready to fly .
WIND and more wind and more wind , and I thought it low enough to try the maiden , wrong , it took off quickly and looped right back onto the pavement one of the stock crummy wheels broke , fuse side right behind the front crushed a small amount , lg wire bent a little , really not as bad as I figured it was . no other damage that I found ......yet .
it certainly took off and looped very fast into the wind , there will be no wind next time , I try it .
I suppose a 8 oz plane weight helped save it from major damage .

Till next time
Yeah Watt. No wind is best. Haven't flown mine since it now needs a RX. I sold the last of my Bergs. Now need to buy more Spektrums. The light weight surely saved her. marty
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:46 AM
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Finally the wind almost died down just after Sunset , and off it flew , very little trim at all , EFlite 800 mah lipo battery from the Blade CX2 , everything is smooth at half throttle , even loops . Landed and lifted off again and proabley did 8 mins total , for the two flights .
Handles great on the ground , turns quick , on the pavement even though its just a tail skid
Yes , I love it
A slow flying SE5a , my favorite , well , it may even surpass my Sopwith Pup .

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Old 04-07-2011, 03:08 PM
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Originally Posted by wattman View Post
Finally the wind almost died down just after Sunset , and off it flew , very little trim at all , EFlite 800 mah lipo battery from the Blade CX2 , everything is smooth at half throttle , even loops . Landed and lifted off again and proabley did 8 mins total , for the two flights .
Handles great on the ground , turns quick , on the pavement even though its just a tail skid
Yes , I love it
A slow flying SE5a , my favorite , well , it may even surpass my Sopwith Pup .

Finally NO WIND here this morning and temp not bad either. Took my Eflite Flying Fish out and flew around just over head high. Eflite makes some nice flying planes.
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Old 05-09-2011, 04:13 AM
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What beautiful late afternoon flying conditions this afternoon
No wind , 70+ temp , I managed to enjoy 3 - 12 minute flights each , with my EFlite SE5a , wonderful flying enjoyment . I am useing my CX2 heli batterys , 800 mah , 2s .
The new EFlite Fokker DVII wheels have a wood disc inside the wheels to make them stronger , and with a powerful light , just rite , you can see it with the lighting holes , they weigh 5 grams , nice and light and stronger than the wheels that came stock on the SE5a which I broke the FIRST flight .
These new re-enforced light weight wheels will be on all of my 250 slow flyers .
I was doing a lot of touch and goes and rolling on the paved runway , with no affect on these new wheels from the Fokker DVII .
And oh yes , another improvement EFlite did with the Fokker DVII is that the firewall is closer to the front and already has the offset to the right built in , so just about any motor now can be bolted up , and no carbon tube needed .....thank goodness .
EFlite has improved these WW1 250 size slowflyers even more .

yes I left the Sopwith Pup at home and always take my SE5a along now
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