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Old 06-18-2018, 07:09 PM
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Almost lost mine again when she departed controlled flight and don’t Know why...we do get anomalies which occur in that same location. Only damage to the gear and prop, along with the engine disassembly to remove dirt and gravel. She is airworthy again. Still not sure why loss of signal but made some precautionary adjustments with antenna placement and ESC cooling. I lost the signal about the same place before and a few others make mention of the same area causing them to lose control as well.
And as luck would have it, I had the RunCam going in order to get a shot with all who were attending our impromptu event, [email protected]
To summarize, lost power added power and got it - briefly - then no power and no response on the stick as she nosed down.
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:20 PM
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Default 3 Engine version with aileron

So look what turned up on an FB / RC website.
MEN Trainer with 3 engine option...
Never thought of that - thought it was a single OR a twin!
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:39 PM
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The plane is almost a powered glider in the first place, why would you put 3 motors on it?
The size of those motors seem excessive.

It might be cute with 3 TeeDee .049's mostly for the sound.
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Old 08-21-2018, 12:28 AM
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The plane is almost a powered glider in the first place, why would you put 3 motors on it?
The size of those motors seem excessive.

It might be cute with 3 TeeDee .049's mostly for the sound.
Mine is far from a glider - about 4 pounds. Likes the runway on landing because it takes forever to slow it down. While it doesnt really stall - it just sinks.
Not sure where the guy got it, but hope to hear more about his experience.
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Old 08-21-2018, 04:56 PM
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I don't think he "got it" from any where, I have never seen any multi engined MEN trainers.


As a trainer, the last thing you need is how to handle 2 motors.


I would expect it to have been a "Hey I've got a crazy Idea" moment.
I think his wing engines could have been cowled in better or something.


I have a straight shaped wing kit I bought for $5, it was for something like a Falcon 56. It is going to become a twin engine sort Cessna 310 or similar.
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Old 08-27-2018, 12:25 AM
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That is the actual design on the plans for the multi engine version.
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Old 08-29-2018, 05:59 PM
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My plans and the instruction book do not show anything other than the single engine plane.
I think my kit is an early version, so maybe they had not thought of that yet.


Twin electric might be a fun idea. I'll have to think on that.
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Old 08-29-2018, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
I don't think he "got it" from any where, I have never seen any multi engined MEN trainers.


As a trainer, the last thing you need is how to handle 2 motors.


I would expect it to have been a "Hey I've got a crazy Idea" moment.
I think his wing engines could have been cowled in better or something.


I have a straight shaped wing kit I bought for $5, it was for something like a Falcon 56. It is going to become a twin engine sort Cessna 310 or similar.

Take a look at sheet two, the multi-engine layout......


https://outerzone.co.uk/download_this_plan.asp?ID=4101
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:22 AM
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Never saw that, all I have is an original kit.
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:57 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
Never saw that, all I have is an original kit.
Kinda freaky idea, aint it!
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Old 09-08-2018, 03:45 PM
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Yes it is.


I don't care for it much, I'll leave mine a single.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:03 AM
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Found one on flea bay item #
132819033817
It is actually here in Scottsdale, looks pretty good though partially started
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Old 10-21-2018, 07:01 AM
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You might be able to get it with out shipping, that would give you an advantage.
It worked for me one time.
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Old 10-21-2018, 01:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
You might be able to get it with out shipping, that would give you an advantage.
It worked for me one time.
I tried that but hes holding on for more. Tapped out at 60...
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:31 PM
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Interesting, ah-hem...
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Originally Posted by Stick Dude View Post
Interesting, ah-hem...
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:47 AM
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El Jeffe?
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Old 10-22-2018, 03:55 AM
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f-22, I was responding to a illustration that was used earlier in this post, in a subtile manner. Giving a thumbs or a happy smile for the illustration, the illustration was indeed interesting....
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Old 10-22-2018, 04:14 AM
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I was saying uh interesting to the broad you gents put up in the begininning of this post, I was giving yall a high five, or if you will a thumbs up....
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Old 12-30-2018, 04:33 AM
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there should be a notice included with the LiIon battery to change the low voltage cutoff, if you were using Alkaline batteries...
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Old 01-07-2019, 06:05 AM
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And just like that shes airworthy again!the broken pieces literally fit back together perfectly. A little CA and then sanding to smooth. Hangar 9 Ultracote.
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Old 01-08-2019, 04:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
You might be able to get it with out shipping, that would give you an advantage.
It worked for me one time.
making any progress on your MEN?
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Old 01-09-2019, 12:15 AM
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Originally Posted by F22trainer View Post

making any progress on your MEN?
No, I am trying to finish a plane for our local Winter Build Challenge.

And if that wasn't enough, I have 2 complete kitchen remodels going at the same time, and 4 laminate floors to install.

I thought I retired in the middle of 2009
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Old 01-12-2019, 01:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Wildflyer View Post
No, I am trying to finish a plane for our local Winter Build Challenge.

And if that wasn't enough, I have 2 complete kitchen remodels going at the same time, and 4 laminate floors to install.

I thought I retired in the middle of 2009
Hope ya get a break soon...I figure I will have to work right up until lunch on the day of my funeral.
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