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The I'm going out flying thread 2016

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by Xpress, Aug 24, 2014.

  1. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Hopefully it's not a bad batch of 28 x 9 1/2's since I just bought one from Tim too.:oblong:
  2. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    It better not be o_O
  3. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I'm planning on maidening my new Extra 300X with one next Sunday so i agree.;)
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  4. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    I'm very happy for you that you are getting your Edge dialed in. I on the other hand have run into a bit of brick wall on mine. Granted, it is pretty hard to mess up a Pilot airframe. But, well...you guessed it. The Plane was brand new and never flown, let alone gas put in the tank when I purchased it. Unfortunately I have been fighting some issues with mine and just couldn't put my finger on it. Full throttle it was all I could do to keep it from become a oil seeking drill...straight down. Come off the power and it will float pretty well. Adjust the trim for level flight with power on and it is pretty good. But pull the power off with that trim? Yeah, you, me and no one else is going to land that thing. It wants to climb to the moon. Also, in a straight up climb, it wanted to pull hard right. Hmm.... pondering-and-thinking-smiley-emoticon.gif I have some suspicions. How about you guys? So a quick email to Tony to confirm what I already knew. But just to be certain. 0 down thrust, and 2 degrees right thrust. So, I go to measuring... forehead-slap-smiley-emoticon.gif When the gent I bought the plane from installed the firewall, he apparently was not aware of thrust angles. 3.5 degrees down thrust....(This is the reason it wanted to drill for oil) 4.5 degrees right thrust. No wonder it wanted to do knife edge loops all by itself. So I have a little task ahead of me the next couple of days. Remove the firewall, reset the angle and re-install it to... you guessed it. 0 degrees down thrust, 2 degrees right. LOL

    But that is not going to be my major task this weekend. I won't be doing any flying. And I won't be doing any Behemoth Yak repairs. Yes, I loved that plane. So much so, that it was time to move on. To what you may ask? Feast your eyes on this.
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    I am so excited guys. I just can't tell you. I was so pleasingly shocked to discover this one was still available. Especially since it is brand new and untouched other than for photos. Also because an email from Tony confirmed he no longer makes the 129" Yak 54. I told him I would feel guilty for asking for the wood to rebuild the Behemoth Yak again. But know what he told me? No problem. Send me the photos of the damage and I will send you the wood... again. NOW "THAT" my friends is a stand up guy. Just one of so many reasons I will forever stay loyal to Pilot RC. So I will probably order the wood to rebuild her. But in the meantime, I am going to build this bad to the bone Prince.

    What do you guys think? Should we do an assembly/build thread on the new Prince? I will be picking him up on Sunday. Yes! happy-nodding-smiley-face-emoticon.gif
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2017
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  5. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 100cc

    TN, USA
    Such a silly question!! Of course - YES!!!
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  6. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 100cc

    TN, USA
    AMAZING!!! I haven't purchased from Pilot before, but that is a huge complement and a very compelling reason to do so in the near future!
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  7. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

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  8. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Seriously the worst "suck" zone on the planet huh? Kind of like a swift groin-kick-smiley-emoticon.gif
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  9. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    The Pitts was the first plane I have literally built in years. Mostly because "ARF's" are ten times easier on the pocket book. I have had the not so pleasured experience of a number of ARF companies. But in my opinion, There is only "ONE" that "could" compete with Tony and Pilot RC if they would offer the same as he does. Perhaps one day. Until then, If looking for an ARF, I will look to Pilot before I go anywhere else.
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  10. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Hey Rob,

    I am so glad you decided to rebuild your Behemoth Yak again. Am awesome plane like that deserves to be rebuilt. I have never tried a Pilot ARF, but I may just try one to see how I like it.

    With regards to your second question. Of course we want you to do a build thread. . . . . :yesss:
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