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Old 02-16-2018, 07:59 PM
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Default Eflite PT-17

I could not help it...
https://www.motionrc.com/collections...lite-pt-17-bnf

They marked them down and I was always hypnotized by one club members model, that I just had to have one.
With AS3X it's a real jewel.
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Old 02-17-2018, 01:02 AM
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Looks like a nice plane. Hope it flies as nice as it looks.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:41 AM
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Looks like a nice plane. Hope it flies as nice as it looks.
I've seen one fly flawlessly at our club, and I've seen the nose heavy issues some have had. AMA had a great review and correction without adding weight. Our member said he had easily 200 flights on his and flies it nearly everyday, so I'll pick his brain a little more on the balance. His flies super smooth and he does agree the gyro is probably the only reason he can fly it so well.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:38 AM
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I did get the opportunity to ask more info from Ken on his PT-17. His is PNP, not a Spektrum AS3X / SAFE but does have an Eagle Gyro stabilizer. His comments - make sure battery is ALL the way forward and check CG and it shouldn't be any problem.
I plan to enable the SAFE select to keep the set up similar to the Cub using the DXe 6 channel tx.
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Old 02-25-2018, 02:56 AM
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Old 02-26-2018, 04:15 AM
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Default Maiden went well

Got 2 landings and 1 takeoff, two batteries worth of fun in the pattern getting used to it. Got a little short video, but it was not worth posting as there was only a little yellow speck against a blue sky, and then Dave saying "...ok, you ready to fly it?"
I did have to add 2 oz. into the hollow cylinders even with the battery all the way forward. Still need to adjust the rudder a tish too.
Wind kicked up shortly after the last flight, so I was happy to load up with both nearly ready to go next trip.
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Old 03-11-2018, 07:45 AM
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A few more flights - still flying with the SAFE mode and avoiding the x-winds. It seems to fight me on takeoff and landing with SAFE tempering use of rudder.
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Now I probably have close to a hundred flights on this bird. She is a favorite of mine and the club. She has a little rash and I found the barrier fence when Xwinds got the best of me, but nothing high speed or real hard impact with a post. I did apply Polycryllic over the whole thing - 2 coats and it is still turning the same 11x7 prop she came with. Wind slammed it into the pavement today, about foot off the deck on landing - struts did their job. Taxi over to the pit, check her over good and the take her around the pattern one more time for a greaser landing with 7-10 knot headwind.
She has some company now -another looker moved into the hangar.
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