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Old 12-03-2007, 03:48 AM
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Default Adrenaline Rush by Stevens AeroModel

Bought an Adrenaline Rush from Stevens AeroModel as a home for a GWS brushed motor that came out of my Pico Stick. I also wanted to get something that could handle a little wind. Well, the airplane is a home run. I'm not a craftsman by any means, but the kit was easy to build, top quality components, and it flew awesome...even with the brushed setup! Yes, I'm sure it can do much better or brushless, but I admire guys who can design good flying airplanes that use cheap equipment. This is one. Hats off to Stevens AeroModel.....

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http://www.stevensaero.com/shop/prod...cat=257&page=1
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Old 12-03-2007, 02:00 PM
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Frank,
Do you have pic's? Love to see them if you do!!
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Old 12-03-2007, 09:32 PM
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Happy to post some photos...will do so tonight when I get home (I'm on west coast).

FYI, you can go to my username on RCU and I've got one posted in my gallery.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:41 AM
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Default Photos of my Adrenaline Rush

I'm all smiles after successful maiden flight. I'm gonna really enjoy flying this one!
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:46 AM
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Good for you Frank.
your plane looks pretty good from here.. Glad your maiden went well..
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:55 AM
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I was pretty impressed on how well the "stock" setup (GWS brushed motor) handled wind. It was easily 10-15 mph and gusty, and the plane held its own nicely. I have to do something about the long antenna on the Corona receiver; it wags the tail around quite a bit. I put it on there not wanting to worry about receiver range, but now I know I can use something with a shorter antenna.
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:44 PM
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Nice looking plane Frank!!
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Old 12-05-2007, 10:25 PM
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Nice job Frank. I just finished scratching one up from plans myself. Got a Medusa 5300kv 12mm inrunner on it with the GWS 3020 prop. Goes like stink on a 3S 450 lipo.
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Old 12-08-2007, 12:55 AM
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Pat,

I'll bet it will go like stink with that motor....

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Old 12-22-2007, 05:37 AM
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Default Update on Adrenaline Rush Flights

Have a bunch more flights on it. Still running the stock setup, and I can better comment on flight characteristics.

- Not much dihedral effect, so you have to fly it all the time. Not a big deal, that's part of the fun

- Wings level stall performance is a non-event. It just mushes out and bobbles a bit before flying again. However, if you're in an angle of bank, watch out. Nose falls (slices) through quickly and it takes a bit more to get it flying again. Not a problem as long as you keep the knots up.

- Haven't noticed the tail waggle with the antenna as much, or I'm getting used to it.

- Strongly recommend contrasting stripes on the top or the bottom. Have been very close to disoriented a couple times, especially if sun is low in the sky.

Still having a blast flying it. It's a great plane and already my favorite!
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Old 12-22-2007, 08:40 AM
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Originally Posted by franklin_m View Post
I'm all smiles after successful maiden flight. I'm gonna really enjoy flying this one!
Hi Franklin Thats a nice little plane, and yes with a brush motor it will do just fine, its so sleek, I like the servo arrangement too, Interesting the way that its set up, Also, I thought you were much Older, Heck, your just a Kid Just Kidding, Take care, Chellie
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:27 AM
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I tried to scratch build one using pink foam and a carbon arrow shaft.
It's a fun design, And I'll have to fix it using balsa soon. I didn't have enough flights to really enjoy it. Although the wing breaking apart in the air when I tried to make a fast pass was pretty entertaining.
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Old 12-22-2007, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by CHELLIE View Post
Hi Franklin Thats a nice little plane, and yes with a brush motor it will do just fine, its so sleek, I like the servo arrangement too, Interesting the way that its set up, Also, I thought you were much Older, Heck, your just a Kid Just Kidding, Take care, Chellie
Thanks Chellie for the compliment. The servo arrangment took some thought. The control horn holes are not symnetrically located on the ailerons, on much further from centerline than the other. I elected to mount them in a way that put the control linkages of equal length. If the servo horn is the center of a circle, then the horns are both located on the circumference.

As for my age, well thanks for the compliment.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:44 PM
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Default Proven Brushless Setup - Adrenaline Rush

I upgrade my initial brushed setup to the Feigao 1208425L (5866 RPM/V and 5.5A max), a Feigao 6-Amp Brushless Speed Controller (FG-BLESC-6A 6 amp continuous 8 amp burst), a GWS 3x2 direct drive prop, and 15C 450mAh lipos. BP Hobbies is a good source for both, but there are a number of vendors that offer similar equipment. Battery and motor are barely warm to the touch after full throttle flight.

This thing ROCKS! It's quickly become the most pure "fun" airplane in my inventory and I look forward to flying it each and every time. I get about 4 to 4.5 minutes at full throttle, and I'm certain the plane can handle a slightly bigger battery - say 600ish mAh or so.

The plane itself it tough as nails, having survived some full throttle impacts with a tree branch and a plowed field with nary more than a broken prop.

It's not easy to fly, no dihedral and easy to get disoriented, but I'm telling you it's worth the effort if you've got some stick time under your belt.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:30 PM
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I have a Medusa 5300kv motor on mine. Fast and lots of fun!
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Old 02-02-2008, 03:22 AM
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Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
I have a Medusa 5300kv motor on mine. Fast and lots of fun!
I'm sure my Feiago isn't putting out even close to 5866 / volt, but whatever it may be, it's plenty fast enough to keep a smile on me when I fly!

What a great little project....
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Old 02-02-2008, 11:04 PM
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How do you think this would do on say, a 800 mAh 2-cell lipo and the stock brushed motor and ESC?
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Old 02-03-2008, 12:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Crash&Burn(Often) View Post
How do you think this would do on say, a 800 mAh 2-cell lipo and the stock brushed motor and ESC?
I'm by no means an expert, but I doubt that it would fly on the brushed motor with the 800mAh lipo unless the servos and everything else were REALLY light. Mine flew pretty well with the 400mAh, but it didn't shine until I put the Feigao brushless on it.

I think if you go with the brushless however, it should certainly fly with the 800. In fact, I just ordered two 650mAh 7.4 lipos for mine. Haven't received them yet but will post when I get some results.

BTW, for any who care, I got 23,500 to 23,800 RPM with the Feigao setup shown above with the GWS orange 3x2 prop.

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Old 02-21-2010, 10:21 PM
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Default Latest Update - 620mAh Lipos...

All,

Sorry it's been so long. I was re-reading this threat and realized I never posted the results of the 620mAh lipos I ordered.

They work fantastic. I think the optimum setup is between 400mAh and 600mAh.

By the way, my wife watched me fly it the other day. She made an interesting observation... she noted that I did not blink once during the entire flight.

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Originally Posted by crxmanpat View Post
I have a Medusa 5300kv motor on mine. Fast and lots of fun!
i know its old thread but what packs did you use? do you remember.
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Old 11-26-2013, 11:15 PM
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Default Battery packs

I'm using 2s 450mAh and 2s 400mAh.

Frank



Originally Posted by EpoweredRc View Post
i know its old thread but what packs did you use? do you remember.
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