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I’m going out flying thread 2019

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale RC General Discussions' started by BalsaDust, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. Xpress

    Xpress GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Been really enjoying my 105 AJ Laser lately.

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  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I went flying yesterday. Unfortunately I believed the weather guessers when they said a 20% chance of spot showers. I packed up early when I saw the clouds of doom, but I got rained on most of my 35 minute trip home. The last ten minutes it was pouring so hard the wipers couldn't keep up. I had my 35% Extra 300X in the back of the truck, but before I left to come home I had taped the canopy seams on the front and rear, and also covered the pin flag switch hole and the Multiplex plug sockets. I got soaked unloading it from the truck, but the plane wasn't even wet inside thankfully. I still want to find the person responsible for the forecast and hit them with something heavy.
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  3. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

    A little choppy on the lake this evening. Had to time my landing with and between the waves. This photo is a little dramatic, but you get the idea. Burned through a few LiPos before it was getting too dark.

  4. BalsaDust

    BalsaDust Moderator

    full span ailerons on umx flight test
  5. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1


    I FINALLY figured out why I was having a terrible time starting the DA-50 in my H9 Extra 260 yesterday afternoon, but I was too tired to fly it. So I went out again this morning to give it another go. Today was also the first time I have flown the plane with the new servos, and let me tell you. Going from 20+ year old Futaba analog servos to Futaba SBUS digital servos made the plane allot more responsive than I thought it would. . . . . :yesss:. I'm glad I didn't have a pilot in that plane or I would have made the old chap air sick. . . . . :laughing:. The first thing I did when I landed was cut all of my throws in half, but I didn't get a chance to fly it again. We'll give it another shot tomorrow and hopefully get it calmed down a little more. . . . . :big_yes:.
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  6. WMcNabb

    WMcNabb 150cc

    TN, USA
    Had the field all to myself this morning.
    Finally have the Flex Cessna dialed in. Can’t believe how slow it flies!
    Put a 4S in the Commander and had an absolute blast with it!
    Even drug out an oldie, the E-flite Staggerwing. Flew very well also.

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  7. AKNick

    AKNick 150cc

    Sure feels good getting an update every now and then! Heck Analog to digital alone!!! ha ha!! I remember making the switch from 72mHz to 2.4gHz still, I was flying a Pheonix Strega with a 46AX in it all evening - fast plane... Got my new radio in, and made the switch that night, went flying the next day... at the speed it was going, I could actually feel the response time was better. Never forget it!
  8. Camping with the family this weekend. There’s a nice farm field at the campsite so I brought along my 39” Crack Yak with lights. Got a few flights on it last night and a couple more this evening. Drunk campers sure are easy to impress. :D
  9. HRRC Flyer

    HRRC Flyer GSN Sponsor Tier 1

    Well Fellas,

    I Took the H9 Extra 260 back out today and had a blast. For some reason, I'm still having a little bit of an issue with starting the DA-50. I don't know why, but it seems like the engine floods immediately, even with the choke off. Have any of you fellas had any issues like that with a DA-50? Once the engine is running, it works flawlessly. It has way more than enough power for the plane and is very easy on fuel consumption. Before I flew the plane the first time, I did something I've only done with one other plane I have. I put expo on all of the flying surfaces. I ended up putting 30% on everything on low rates and 40% on high rates. The combination of smaller throws and the expo made the plane an absolute dream to fly, but still not quite as smooth as I think it should be.. After the first flight, I went in and reduced the ailerons and elevator a little bit more and now I can honestly say that the only problem with the way the plane flies is the person holding the transmitter.

    With the 260 flying the way it is, I can consider it done. That means I can turn my focus back onto finishing my Yak. Also, since nobody knows what Dorian is going to do, the club is thinking about postponing the Scale Fly-In that is scheduled for this Saturday. This is kind of good news because it may give me the time to finish the Yak. Depending n the weather, hopefully I will be able to post some progress on my Yak thread one night this week. . . . . .:dancing-chicken:.
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  10. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

    Something is not right on your DA50 have several and they all start the same a couple of flips with the choke on until it fires choke off flip a few more times and it is running. Carburetor on idle all the time. There may be something with the flappers in your fuel pump side of the carburetor , that is what I would check first.
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