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INVERSA 33 ARF assembly by Hanger 9. Motor OS-GT33

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by Snoopy1, Jan 22, 2017.

   
  1. orthobird

    orthobird 150cc

    that looks very good!
     
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  2. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 150cc

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    IMG_1521.JPG IMG_1520.JPG IMG_1519.JPG Well this is the plane assembled and the stickers are on. The only thing left to do is run the engine and setup the idle with the radio and check the gas tank to see how it fills and empties.
    Checked the weight and it came to 12 pounds exactly I am pleased with that. So I have to wait for spring to fly the plane that is going to feel like a long time.
     
  3. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    I am such a slacker. I have not taken the time to keep up to date on your build. I do apologize. Work, Pitts, sleep, Pitts, eat, Pitts, shower, Pitts. I think there is a pattern that has developed here. LOL.

    I am curious what bolts you are using there? I don't remember seeing those before. I like the flattened and recessed hex head. Where do you get them?

    That is a pretty bitchin' setup on the choke.

    I've seen those used a time or two, but really didn't see an advantage. I've never had any problems with the standard equipment that comes with even the 611 oz. 7980's and 611 oz. magnetic encoder 7990's. But I definitely do now see an advantage. I may have to give them a whirl.

    And I too am looking "VERY" seriously at the DX18. A lot of my friends have them and absolutely love them. As many of you know, I am a very devoted and loyal Hitec user. I believe in their products and have had the best success I have ever had with Hitec. But....that being said, I am very-very-very tired of waiting for the new radio systems they keep promising will come and never do. It is time to upgrade my trusty Aurora 9x to something with more features. I discovered with the Pitts build, the Hitec just does not have what I want. I tried 2 JR XG11's. In my opinion....PURE JUNK. Not even worth the effort it takes to toss them in front of a fast moving train. But, the DX18 is definitely looking sweet.

    I have to say, that is one very sexy looking plane. I think I would almost buy one if they came in a 35 or 40 percent size. With slightly deeper cord ailerons, this could be a sincerely mad and insane huck monster. Hey, maybe a scratch built one? Yea, not in a snowballs chance in hell for me. lol.

    Good job on your build. You did a great job.
     
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  4. WMcNabb

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    Nice job!! Hope that it flies half as well as it looks! That is one sharp aircraft!
     
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  5. Snoopy1

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    Thank you for the compliment, looking forward to flying this season.
     
  6. Snoopy1

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    Hi mister Stang thanks for the replys and questions. First please you do not need to apologize when I needed help you always one of the first to have an answer or some advice, thanks again.
    1. The blots on rudder are neat I picked them at JoeNall a couple of years back and have never seen them again, if I had known how much I liked them I would bought a lot more.
    2. The choke worked out well I was lucky that everything lined up and the support for the bel crank and fuselage lined up.
    3. The little plates for the servo are great I only use them sparingly normally on rudder and sometimes on the elevators but that is about it. Try them you will like them when used in wright locations.
    5. You are correct about the JR XG11. Bought one flew with it about 2 months and sold it at a big loss the biggest piece of junk I have bought. I keep coming back to the Spec. Dx-18. It seems like the best deal right now. The Dx-20. Looks good but a lot more money for not that much more radio. I have never been able to use more that 12 channels in life. Do not know why the radio builders think that the only people that need good radios need 20 channels or more. I believe that the radios that are pushed the hardest and used the most wold 12 or less channels. Personally I like to have 12.
    6. Man, build a 35 or 40% plane from scratch is quite the task. Even now since I have retired I have the time but the cost would be just outrageous. Built the Viper from a very short kit and had to buy everything else, let me tell you it cost a lot more money than my buddy who bought a 45% ARF from Pilot buy the time we were finished.
     
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  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    What kind of trouble were you guys having with the XG11? I've had the DSMX version of the 11x for about 5 years and love it.
     
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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    So it wasn't just me on the XG11? Go figure. As I mentioned, I tried 2 of them. About 7 months apart. First one I figured it was just me and I just didn't understand the programming. I really could never acclimate to it either. A radio just "has" to "feel" right in my hands. The second one I experienced the same uncomfortable feel and could never acclimate to it. Like the first one also, there were constant weird little glitches I could never figure out. Like my high dollar Hitec monster grunt servos would jump, glitch and sporadically spas out. They never ever did that prior to or since the JR XG11. Second one would lose memory when powered down. Now there are those that would say I didn't save the information correctly before powering down the radio. Ok, I double checked myself on that. Set up, program, save...double check all programming. Shut off radio, turn on and everything gone. Like a fart in the wind. Not even a specter or apparition, (ghost) of the plane even in the memory. UGH!!! Plus, it nearly cost me the Sukhoi twice. I was soo soo done with it by the time I got her back on the ground. I contacted JR and this is in fact word for word what they told me. "Send it to us, we will check it out". (As I expected and that is just fine) They went on to say, "If we can not find anything wrong with it, then we have to "assume" it is end user error." "END USER ERROR"? Are you kidding me? I am pretty sure I know how to program and set up a radio. DUH! Even the Gruapner MZ24 didn't have the issues that the 2 JR's had. Anyway, I was informed that "IF" they could diagnose the issue they would be happy to replace the radio." Ok, that is nice and all. But I was informed it would be a "REFURBISHED" radio. Ummm, I hardly think so. Ain't no one...including myself that will lay down and take it like that. Replacing a "BRAND NEW" 3 week old radio at the tune of nearly $800.00 dollars with a "refurbished" radio???? I think not. Besides, I could never acclimate to it. Sold it and have not regretted not one single second...(or safe flight with my trusty Hitec 9x) since. No, NO JR FOR ME. EVER! Now the DX18? It is about the only radio I have seen actually function and with the features I am looking for that interests me. Like you, I am finding that need for more than 9 channels. I really liked the idea of having a channel for each aileron on the Pitts. As well as one for each elevator. On a larger plane, this is really something that I have never needed before. But lets say I build a very "VERY" large Scale Super Steerman or a huge Pitts. I want the availability of a channel for each aileron, elevator, rudder, throttle, choke, smoke, ignition. That right there is 12 channels. I do not "Y" anything on any of my planes. Even my 32cc gaserized Cessna has no "Y's" in it. Or how about a big warbird. aileron, elevator, rudder, flap, retracts, sliding canopy, ignition, choke, and perhaps bomb drop. Again, 12 channels. I just want Hitec to release a new comparable radio with more features.
     
  9. Snoopy1

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    First I must say all my stuff has been JR and was a proud owner. Started with 388, two 10x and then a 12x. So from there I was looking at getting something new with telemetry. Always been with JR so I bought XG11. From day one did not like the sticks, felt bad and sloppy compared to the 12x. Secondly the 12 x had two rotary dials on the front face that I use constantly for fast idle control and the second one the ignition. I realy missed those which the 11 did not have. So after that the radio was laying around not being used and did not like holding it. So it got sold. Trust me I would pay JR $1000 buck if they would update my JR 12x to DMSS with telemetry.
     
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  10. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    I think the DMSS will be a good platform. Not all JR products are junk. Just the XG11.
     
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