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Old 10-26-2008, 10:00 PM
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Default E-flite At6 texan Build log(with pictures!!)

Well,
Alot of you wanted a Build log after you heard about the texan, so here it is.

Texan elevators
the two elevators for the texan are connected by a metal rod, The metal rod was very short, and the rod wasnt long enough to fit totally in, and it wasnt evedent enough in the instructions. and it was a pain in the butt to fit in. but after fiddling with it for awhile with my dad, it finally went in. Be sure to use blue thread locker so it dosnt viabrate loose.
Motor Installation
The motor for the E-flite texan Fit in perfectly, i needed no help from my dad at all. Be sure to use blue thread locker so it dosnt viabrate loose.

Well, thats as far as i got with the Assembly. Tommorow i will post pictures of the cowl and how it fits on. After that, It will take awhile to do the rest of my review because i have to wait awhile to get the servos and prop.

P.s you can see my phase 3 p-38 with the new paintjob after it crashed :p

Thanks everyone! Subscribe if you like it!
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:25 PM
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Default Oooh...Aaahhh..... Platinum Edition!

She's looking great so far, pvtZ!

I'm glad you got the tailfeathers sorted out.
I've always drooled over this ARF kit. How is the quality?
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Old 10-26-2008, 10:43 PM
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The quality of the kit is great, I have looked at all of the e-flite models. i would say that this is overall the best looking Model E-flite has Made. The only problem is that it is an expensive kit. I have added up everything, its around 600$ to build excluding radio. you could chop it down to 540-550$ if you decide not to use the retracs.
If you want the kit and have the money, i would say go for it. The model is so beautifull.
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Old 10-27-2008, 01:09 AM
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I have to agree. This is a great looking model. I have mine on the bench ready to put together in the coming weeks. What motor are you installing?
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Old 10-27-2008, 02:02 AM
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The quality is excellent and as long as you remember that this plane will not fly like a foamy you should not have problems, the moment you forget this the model will remind you is a way you will not like. If you have flown larger built up planes before with no problems I would not give it another thought but if all you have flown till this point is smaller foam planes then remember you can't yank it off the ground or make the same type of small field turns that you can get away with when flying the foam birds. A member of my club learn this the hard way and after rebuilding it twice he finally figured it out.
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
I have to agree. This is a great looking model. I have mine on the bench ready to put together in the coming weeks. What motor are you installing?
I forgot to show you, if you look close enough, you'll se im using the e-flite power 25 motor. I'm basicly using all the recomended set-ups.
Im getting really mad because its so hard to get the cowl alligned.
Thanks for the positive posts guys.
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I am also basically going to equip mine with the recommended stuff EXCEPT for the ESC. I had an E-flite 60A switching ESC fail on me causing one of my planes to go in. You couldn't pay me to put another one in any plane I own. Good luck with yours.
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If I could find one for the original cost of $160, I would buy it. I can not justify $230 on it though. It is a really nice looking plane.

I am tuning it to see how the assembly and maiden go.
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:59 AM
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Hey PVT,

Thanks for posting the build. I just finished my second AT-6 Texan build. I would also recommend using a different ESC and a sep. BEC, I lost my first AT-6 to a failed E-flite ESC (they make great planes and motors, but I've had three different E--flite ESC's fail). Also, if you plan on installing the retract servo, use the one the directions call out for, my first install was a major hassle, but on the second I used the servo E-flite called for and it was a snap.

Best of luck,

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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
If I could find one for the original cost of $160, I would buy it. I can not justify $230 on it though. It is a really nice looking plane.

I am tuning it to see how the assembly and maiden go.
Good luck liq :p
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Originally Posted by Liquidity View Post
If I could find one for the original cost of $160, I would buy it. I can not justify $230 on it though. It is a really nice looking plane.

I am tuning it to see how the assembly and maiden go.
With the new Kyosho FW190 ARF now on the market at $169.00 with retracts installed and flaps its hard to justify what E-Flite wants for this bird, but the AT-6 is still a nicely built model and looks great.
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Daylight, just googled that bird. Looked like a really nice FW190. It would be cool to see that and the texan in the air.
I cant get my dads camera to work, so ill wait til he gets home to upload my cowl pics.
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
I am also basically going to equip mine with the recommended stuff EXCEPT for the ESC. I had an E-flite 60A switching ESC fail on me causing one of my planes to go in. You couldn't pay me to put another one in any plane I own. Good luck with yours.
What ESC/BEC are you going with?
I doubt im using E-flite ESC too.
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Originally Posted by pvtzemerak View Post
What ESC/BEC are you going with?
I doubt im using E-flite ESC too.
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I have the E-Flite 60 Pro in my E-Flite Cub and one thing I noticed is its easy to have something turn it off like the battery shifting or just normal flying vibration. I took a small zip-tie and blocked it to the "on" position and now after some 30 plus flights its no longer a concern. You can also cut the switch off and hardwire the two sides together. The ESC itself is an excellent product
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Originally Posted by Daylight99 View Post
I have the E-Flite 60 Pro in my E-Flite Cub and one thing I noticed is its easy to have something turn it off like the battery shifting or just normal flying vibration. I took a small zip-tie and blocked it to the "on" position and now after some 30 plus flights its no longer a concern. You can also cut the switch off and hardwire the two sides together. The ESC itself is an excellent product
Well, you just gave me something to look into. I was so pissed when my Eratix went in that I just threw the thing into my junk box on its way to the trash heap. I may give it one more shot AFTER I give it a THOROUGH bench test.
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Originally Posted by pvtzemerak View Post
What ESC/BEC are you going with?
I doubt im using E-flite ESC too.
`Pvt
I have been using Suppo ESC's with good success. I have also been using 3A BEC's from Headsuprc.com. Its only been about 5 months since I started using them ,but so far so good. I have one in my Ultra Stick 25e and I will use one in the Texan as well. YMMV
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I talked to My Lhs owner. he says that the E-flite Pro ESc would work well.
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:28 PM
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Default Getting ready to check-out

Heres how much the prop, servos and retracts cost.
going to head down to My LHS to get the servo extensions ect.
Have a great day!
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Those 7 servos are a wallet killer.
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Old 11-08-2008, 10:55 PM
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Default Cowling

Hello everyone.
Thank you for reading, here are some pictures of the cowling and test fitting to hold you over

Cowling

The cowling got somewhat annoying. Mainly because I Am horrible at drilling and i kept on missing the holes, but finally, it went in.

I also test-fitted the wings, you can see how big she is compared to the p-38(who is not with me anymore, see crash fourm)

Look soon for the servo installation
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Nice progress. I will be starting on mine this week.
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Originally Posted by newjak View Post
Nice progress. I will be starting on mine this week.
Hey thanks,
Post your pictures on this thread
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:15 AM
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You got it
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Old 11-09-2008, 06:16 AM
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That's going to be one nice plane!
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:56 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexinFlight View Post
That's going to be one nice plane!
Thanks Alex,
You plan on getting one?
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