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Old 11-20-2009, 10:23 PM
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Let me go get my fly rod and I'm there. Good looking kid ya got there. And I thought you oklahama boys where bad influence have to tell that Grasshopper that it's not true need to go and put some ribbons on his plane's for sure when he's not looking.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:40 PM
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I don't need no stinkin ribbons! They don't go for the ribbons on mine any way.
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Old 11-20-2009, 11:45 PM
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LOL That case maybe a bulls eye.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:09 PM
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Just paid for mine. I have a Towerpro 2409-18 I'm thinking of using but I also have a 2836-1000kv Hobbycity motor I'm thinking of using but I have not compared them yet for weight. A 2836-1000 has been on my Easyglider Electric, puts out great power (300-350w) no heat, and is a really sweet motor. I'm planning on Rhino 1350 30C because that's what I have. We'll see. My build is going to be in a month or so. I have another project ahead of this one.
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:42 PM
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I think I will go with Jeffs setup I asked him and he pointed me to this Same one that Stevecooper posted earlier.
The hacker motor that is shown with this plane is the Hacker A20-20L the wgt is 2.6 oz it is the same as the 2836-09. So I think this will be my setup for the 540. Jeff has never gave me a bad setup yet, and it is in my price range.
2836-09 motor
20A ESC
TP 11x5.5 prop
11.1v 1500 20C Lipo battery
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:48 PM
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What servos are you going to run Gramps?

Dave is the motor Gramps linked the same one you have?
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:58 PM
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That I don't know SJ I am hoping that hitec 55's would have enough torque to handle this plane they draw less volts and amps than the cheaper 9gr servos. If I can avoid using a ubec I would be happy.
What do you folks think?
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:03 PM
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I'm running a separate BEC with the HXT 9 grams. I honestly don't know if a linear 3 amp BEC can handle 4 servos or not with a Spektrum Rx. Even if they are HS 55's.

I'm sure somebody will know.
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Old 11-21-2009, 04:51 PM
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Does anyone know what makes the NX different from the original Edge? Other than the decals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEtxX...layer_embedded
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Old 11-22-2009, 02:12 PM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
What servos are you going to run Gramps?

Dave is the motor Gramps linked the same one you have?
Not the SAME but similar. Dimensionally they look the same but the ratings are a lot different. It's 8g heavier than the Heads Up. I've run it a lot on the Easy Glider with a folding prop doing 15-20 second full power runs to about 500' then shut it down for a while (sometimes a long while ). I use a Turnigy Plush 30A ESC, 3S lipo's. I pull a little over 300w but I think I'd prop it to 250 or so for the Airfoilz. I really like this motor and bought a spare on my last order. They're $16.32 and I see they are out of stock at present. Here's the link:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=8139

If this size is what we need then great. I'm not sure about the 2409-18 that I also have on hand.
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Old 11-22-2009, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by av8djc View Post
Not the SAME but similar. Dimensionally they look the same but the ratings are a lot different. It's 8g heavier than the Heads Up. I've run it a lot on the Easy Glider with a folding prop doing 15-20 second full power runs to about 500' then shut it down for a while (sometimes a long while ). I use a Turnigy Plush 30A ESC, 3S lipo's. I pull a little over 300w but I think I'd prop it to 250 or so for the Airfoilz. I really like this motor and bought a spare on my last order. They're $16.32 and I see they are out of stock at present. Here's the link:
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...idProduct=8139

If this size is what we need then great. I'm not sure about the 2409-18 that I also have on hand.
Daz alot of Umf-pa-pa!! bubsteve
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Old 11-23-2009, 12:31 AM
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I'd like to see you try the Turnigy FWIW
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Old 11-23-2009, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
I'd like to see you try the Turnigy FWIW
I got a chance today to test the Turnigy 2836-1000. I used a green APC like prop from Hobby City 1050 (10x5). I had a 2p of the Turnigy 3s-2200-30C because that's what I had set up for some larger motors. It was down a little but still probably 80%. I saw an initial 31.7amps and 364watts then it settled in to 30amps and 338watts. The motor got slightly warm after a minute or so but nothing to be concerned about. I think with this much power I won't be at full throttle much at all anyway. I'd like to try a longer and flatter pitch prop but don't have one. Maybe someone could run it through a calculator and/or just suggest a size for me to try. I don't want this plane to be too fast. I plan on using a 40Amp ESC. Oh, this thing comes in the neatest little engine box I've seen.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:48 AM
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I am loving the kit, no problems so far. I need to get down to the LHS tomorrow and pick up the motor. I would like to have that mounted before I glue in the wing.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:58 AM
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Nice SJ . I just got back from a Xmas party with my family, my nephew debugged my computer so I can use it I 'm a happy camper. Ya gotta love those WPI college students. So I will get going on this plane tomorrow if the weather is bad otherwise I am hunting.
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:46 AM
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Thanks Gramps. I just added the skin for the other side and then the top. FWIW, next time, I would put the tops on first and then the sides. I still like how it came out though.

I am sure this plane is going to see it's fair share of abuse so I'm not going to be too picky about how it looks .
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
Does anyone know what makes the NX different from the original Edge? Other than the decals.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEtxX...layer_embedded

The only differance is the fuse the NX is-
  • Routered out of 9mm depron foam
  • Uses a Balsa and carbon fiber spars
  • stronger fuse and stiffer
The old version-
  • Laser cut EPS core
  • Balsa spars
  • Pre-glued fuse
Hope this helps.
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Old 12-26-2009, 05:11 AM
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Originally Posted by smokejohnson View Post
I am loving the kit, no problems so far. I need to get down to the LHS tomorrow and pick up the motor. I would like to have that mounted before I glue in the wing.

Looks good, we assemble all the plane before the decals or putting in electronics.
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Old 12-26-2009, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by airfoilz View Post
The only differance is the fuse the NX is-
  • Routered out of 9mm depron foam
  • Uses a Balsa and carbon fiber spars
  • stronger fuse and stiffer
The old version-
  • Laser cut EPS core
  • Balsa spars
  • Pre-glued fuse
Hope this helps.
Thanks


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Looks good, we assemble all the plane before the decals or putting in electronics.
Thanks Paul. The goal for today is to get the wing and tail feathers installed.
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Old 12-26-2009, 03:51 PM
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That looks great James, I can't wait to crash it, I mean fly it.
Merry Christmas Brother!
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Old 12-26-2009, 04:06 PM
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Merry Christmas Brett. You know you'll get your turn at the sticks, I like to use you as a gauge for what the plane can do. You're my favorite test pilot .
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Old 12-27-2009, 02:41 AM
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Well I started mine tonight after shelling out money at the LHS. Funny how a small bag can add up to 40 bucks so fast very expensive sweet tooth.
Fusealge is glued together and the main beam for the wing is glued up just waiting for the glue to set to move on.
I won't catch up to you SJ but hope to get a big chunk of this done this weekend. What I want to do is make some templates as I go, so I will have a back up when bad things start to happen.
This is a nice kit to build it is easy, and relaxing to work on. Paul you did a great job with the directions to put it together and the kit itself is well cut and so far not a hitch, and I don't expect to have any either.
I would post some pic's but I left the camera at my brothers house last nght.
Just look at SJ pic's same plane just in a different state.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:00 AM
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Gramps you have already caught me.

After I glued my I-beam together this morning I realized I had a nasty crown in it. I should have slowed down and taken a little more time putting it together...oh well, no biggie.

I took a water bottle and lightly sprayed the spar. Then I put it on the bench with some weights to hold it flat. I let it sit all day and everything seems fine now. I am going to wait until morning to glue it in so I can make sure it doesn't spring back.
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Old 12-27-2009, 04:25 AM
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Don't forget the water and vinegar trick to straighten out balsa.
I did my I- beam by gluing the first 2 pieces together with thin CA I did this
on a 4' level to help keep it straight. Then I used titebond II for the remaining piece I taped this down on the level also till the glue set. I looked at your pic's and your ahead of me that's for sure. I am going to do a little more and call it a night.
Need to mix up some epoxy and glue in the block for the landing gear and the motor mount. I would get more done if I didn't keep bopping in on Wattflyer to see whats happening. A double addiction I do need help.
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Old 12-27-2009, 03:20 PM
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What is this water and vinegar trick you speak of Gramps? I don't know that one.

Spar looked good this morning so I have the wing all glued up. Just like the fuselage it feels solid...I like it .
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