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Old 09-01-2009, 05:56 AM
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Thumbs up Thanks Brian for the Eva Sport

Originally Posted by Eberwein View Post

Your covering job looks great to me! I can imagine that the MoneyCote trim was a pain because of its application temperature, compared to SoLite. But, it really does look good.

I think your weight will be fine. With 180 watts, you'll have PLENTY of power for flying it around.
Thanks for the looking in Brian, and producing a great kit! The MonoCote has a fair number of puckers and bubbles over the wing. I stretched it more before attaching it to the fuselage and that turned out much better.

Your right, it flys great even with a little extra weight.

Thanks again.
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Old 09-25-2009, 03:45 PM
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Default Dandy Sport

Well I technically don't have a working model, but it is in the works.




I'm interested in doing the Tiro, Cessna 180, and the J3 Cub. I've been wanting a Cub for a long time. I want to have some experience making easier models first so that the cub turns out like I want it to.

I'm very pleased with the Mountain Model kit so far.
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:31 PM
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Hey Texas,
You will love building the J-3. I'm sure you can build it if you are successful with the Dandy. It was my second balsa build, actually my first full balsa build, cause my first was a StevenAero "STIK". The only balsa building on it was the wing. I built the J-3 winter before last and posted my thoughts on this thread as I progressed. Building the J-3 got me permanently hooked Another model you might consider is the EZ-Sport. It is a great flyer, good looker, quick build, and cheap to boot. Besides all that, its tough as nails. It does have a foam wing, but don't let that put you off. She is well named, EZ to build, EZ to fly, EZ to fix, EZ on the pocket book, and EZ to love
Whatever you choose. you can't go wrong with any of the MM kits.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:22 PM
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I have built the J-3 and currently building the P-38, both have been great, thanks MM !
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:00 PM
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Built the P 51, first build in 20 years and was great!
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:20 PM
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Ya'll have me convinced to build a kit from mountain models. What would be a good kit for this motor???

Super Tigre 370 brushless outrunner


SPECS: Mounting Space: 1.1" (26.6mm)
Diameter: 1.1" (28mm)
Length: 1.02" (26mm)
RPM/V (kV Rating): 1000
Weight: 1.4oz (39g)
Input Voltage: 7.4-11.1V
Max. Constant Current: 11.5A
Max Surge Current: 13A
Max Constant Watts: 125W
No Load Current: .7A
Suggested Prop Sizes: 9x3.5SF - 11x4SF
Connectors: 3.5mm Male Bullet
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:00 PM
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Big Johnny,

The weight looks a little high (1.4 oz) and the KV(1000) looks too low. It will probably work, though you'll need to use a bigger prop (9" to 10" or so) on a 3S-LiPo.

For the lowest weight, the GWS 2205-15 (1.0 oz, 2160 KV) on a 2-cell with an 8x4 GWS HD prop works well. As does a Scorpion 2205-32 (1.1 oz, 1980 KV) on a 2S ith a GWS 8x4 or 9x5 HD Prop. For a 3S-LiPo, the Scorpion 2205-40 with an 8x4 HD GWS Prop is beautiful! (18 oz thrust at 10A), which is amazingly efficient.

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Old 10-06-2009, 01:44 AM
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Default Small MM Planes

Big Johnny,

I'm not sure what type of plane you're looking for or what building skills you have, so it's difficult to recommend a plane. Look thru the Mountain Model web site and look at the suggested motor power ratings for the planes you are interested in.

http://www.mountainmodels.com/index....bc9ae721c8b33c

I've built both the Dandy/Dandy Sport and an EVA Sport. Both fly great. The EVA is a more modern design, but a little bigger. MM recommends a 100 watt motor for the EVA, so yours should be a good fit. The EVA also has a front firewall mount which should make mounting your motor easy. My EVA's motor pulls upto 180 watts and most of the time I'm at 1/2 throttle. I think your motor would match up well with it.

Good Luck and let us know how your kit building goes!

You can't go wrong with Mountain Models!

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Old 10-06-2009, 03:31 AM
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Default Dandy Sport Complete

Dandy Recon that is. Lots of fun to build, cover, and fly. This is my first 4 channel. Flight was easier than the 3-channel aerobird. Lots of wing surface area for lofty flight.




Motor: GWS EPS350-C-C
ESC: Castle Creations Pixie 20P
Battery: 7 cell 8.4V NiMH (from an aerobird3)
Prop: GWS 9*7 slowfly
Receiver: AR6200 Spektrum

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Old 10-12-2009, 06:29 AM
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Finished the MM P-38 this weekend.
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Old 10-12-2009, 03:11 PM
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Finished the MM P-38 this weekend.
man, it looks great. has she flown yet? what drive system are you using?
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Old 10-12-2009, 04:58 PM
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Originally Posted by texasclouds View Post
man, it looks great. has she flown yet? what drive system are you using?

Thanks TC, your Dandy looks great! I like the decals, did the kit come with those?

The P-38 has not,,,well really flown yet. Last weekend I was going to maiden before I finished the details. It flew for about 4 secounds, I couldn't get the nose down so I let it stall / mush into some tall grass damaging the right main gear and left wing tip, the C.G. was way off! I'm waiting on dead calm winds before I try again.

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1320mah 2c 13s thunder power batt., two castle creations 9 amp esc's, two feigao 4100kv brushless motors mounted in GWS Ips-A gearboxs and two GWS 9X7X3 props (one is reverse direction) with 1/4" trimmed off.
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Old 10-12-2009, 05:49 PM
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Thanks TC, your Dandy looks great! I like the decals, did the kit come with those?

The P-38 has not,,,well really flown yet. Last weekend I was going to maiden before I finished the details. It flew for about 4 secounds, I couldn't get the nose down so I let it stall / mush into some tall grass damaging the right main gear and left wing tip, the C.G. was way off! I'm waiting on dead calm winds before I try again.

The electronics:
1320mah 2c 13s thunder power batt., two castle creations 9 amp esc's, two feigao 4100kv brushless motors mounted in GWS Ips-A gearboxs and two GWS 9X7X3 props (one is reverse direction) with 1/4" trimmed off.
My Dandy Sport is covered all in dark green So-Lite. The decals were cut from the white solartrim (peel and stick) from mountain models. I traced the stars and bars on back of the solartrim, then cut out with scissors. The thin lines are 1/8" pin striping I bought from tower hobbies.

Glad you got her to earth safely. We've had too much wind and rain here recently (more coming) to be able to fly.
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Old 10-12-2009, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by texasclouds View Post
My Dandy Sport is covered all in dark green So-Lite. The decals were cut from the white solartrim (peel and stick) from mountain models. I traced the stars and bars on back of the solartrim, then cut out with scissors. The thin lines are 1/8" pin striping I bought from tower hobbies.

Glad you got her to earth safely. We've had too much wind and rain here recently (more coming) to be able to fly.
Nice Job!

This WX we are having is pretty crummy, hu.
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Old 10-13-2009, 06:42 AM
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I love my Dandy Sport, probably the best flying plane I have, and the most flown.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by EKflyer View Post
I love my Dandy Sport, probably the best flying plane I have, and the most flown.
Have you tried the GT wing yet? What motor/esc/prop/battery are you running with the sport wing?
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:32 AM
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Thumbs up EVA Bipe

I finally built my Bipe wings for my EVA and just got back from my Maiden! Just a couple of clicks of left trim and a couple up and it flew great.

It flys quite differently than with the sport wing. It will take me a while to master this beast! It likes to fly it faster than with my sport wing, although I had the CG so far foreward I had to. Fear of Maiden made me keep the CG forward just in case. I only got to fly her twice because it gets dark so early now. The first flight was just lazy circles trying different speeds and landing approaches. It lands at a faster speed than with the sport wing! After landing and checking out the connections, time for flight two. I tried some loops and rolls this time! Rolls are very fast! Scary the first time. Loops require a little more elevator to perform than with the sport wing.

Now I have a plane that's brand new to me (but with a fuselage and power system I trust) just by swapping out the wings! How cool is that! I can't wait until the weekend to fly again!

Here's the details of the other equipment.

Motor: 2830-11 Brushless from HeadsUpRC.com
ESC: 20 Amp PowerUp from HeadsUpRC.com.
Prop: APC 9 x 4.5 E
Servos: 4 HXT900 from HobbyCity.com
Battery: Turnigy 1300 mah 3S 20C from HobbyCity.com
Radio: AR6110 and DX7

I really like the motor setup with this plane. (Even with the sport wing) It can go stright up at take-off, but the motor is still only 1.9 ozs.


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Old 11-05-2009, 12:36 PM
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Slabuta, beautiful looking Eva Bipe! It is all you said it is, and more. The bipe wings, despite the additional drag of the second wing, are much more aerobatic than the sport wing.

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Old 11-05-2009, 03:42 PM
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slabuta, i like it. are you having to take a longer approach on the landings, or is it pretty easy to get down? i've been playing around with making my dandy sport do a slip at landing. that rudder seems to help me loose altitude and keep the nose down.

i have the GT wing in the mail. i'm thinking it is going to need to come in hotter than the flat bottom sport wing.
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Old 11-05-2009, 11:50 PM
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Texas,

I've only performed three landings with my Bipe so far, but here are my initial thoughts. I think it will actually be easier to land the Bipe because it goes where you point it and if you cut power it starts dropping. It has a much steeper glide path than the sport. With the sport wing I couldn't get it to come down some times. I would sail over my intended landing spot unless I gave myself a rather long approach. The Bipe will require a little throttle during the approach just to maintain altitude, so I think the final approach can be shorter. The dandy sport lands very much the same as the EVA sport, but being smaller and lighter if you landed coming into some wind it didn't seem to float as much.

I have the ClearView sim and there are some good Ultimate Bipe models available in that. The EVA Bipe seems to fly like those (at least closer to those than the mono wing planes.) You just need to reduce throttle and they land pretty quickly.

So now I have to remember to not totally cut the throttle like I usually do when flying with the sport wing.

The Bipe is definitely more of a hands on flyer than the sport. No more self leveling dihedral wings and less float factor. It can still fly hands off, as long as you leave it level with enough throttle. (And trimmed out!)

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Old 11-06-2009, 03:38 AM
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I hope to build a MM soon...

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Old 11-27-2009, 04:47 PM
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OK, I think I'm insane, but here we go!

This is the first Black Friday Sale Mountain Models has ever had.

www.MountainModels.com

Most kits 10% to 20% off
Scorpion products are now 10% off of list price
Covering has been discounted

All sales end at midnight OR SOONER.

If we run out of an item, I will still give you the sale price, but it will take me a couple days to build more up, depending on how many items might sell out. If a KIT is listed out of stock, you can still buy it byclicking the "Buy it Now" button on the listing page. (i.e. "Scale Planes" to click "buy it now" for a P-51)

Thanks guys!
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:23 PM
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Thumbs up Gotta Love 'Em

Etana is a pure pleasure to build as well as being an excellent flyer. Magpie AP takes a lickin' and keeps on tickin'. Floats around the sky better than a buzzard.
Next stop, Firestorm!

Keep up the great work Brian.
Best kits I've found.
Thanks for doin what you do.
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:21 AM
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Thumbs up MM Firestorm

Nice sized electric pattern plane. Kit goes together with no problems. Nice fits throughout. Great balsa selection (as usual). Lots of instructions TO FOLLOW. Check one out before building season ends.

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Thanks again Brian!
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Old 12-21-2009, 03:53 PM
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Very nice, Rob!
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