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Old 02-13-2012, 08:54 AM
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Muffler comparison

On my DA120 stock mufflers the down tubes are 4 3/8'' long.
My stock DLE111 ones are 3 3/4'' long. The DA ones to me are perfect.
The DLE ones to me would be just right at the bottom or right inside the cowl.

Not sure if there is a after market set that would be a tad longer?



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Old 02-13-2012, 11:07 AM
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Don't believe everything you reade!!!!!
I would believe everything you read about the Hitec servo issue, I experienced the issues firsthand. I was using JR 11X with 1222 receiver (power safe receiver) on 7.4 V Li-Po's unregulated; according to Hitec, this was the worst possible combination of equipment I could have used.

I found this very odd, the servos are High Voltage, and touted as the best servo they have

Without any stick inputs, my control surfaces wouldn't jitter, they would jump and deflect 20-30*, constantly.

Use them if you want, but don't use JR equipment or 7.4V Li-Po's, you'll be sorry.

Also, just as a side note, I tried using 6v NIMH battery packs (this was suppose to fix the problem too) without success. Servos still jumped without stick inputs.

I then got the line boosters from Hitec, they didn't do anything to help the problem either.

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Old 02-13-2012, 01:55 PM
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I would believe everything you read about the Hitec servo issue, I experienced the issues firsthand. I was using JR 11X with 1222 receiver (power safe receiver) on 7.4 V Li-Po's unregulated; according to Hitec, this was the worst possible combination of equipment I could have used.

I found this very odd, the servos are High Voltage, and touted as the best servo they have

Without any stick inputs, my control surfaces wouldn't jitter, they would jump and deflect 20-30*, constantly.

Use them if you want, but don't use JR equipment or 7.4V Li-Po's, you'll be sorry.

Also, just as a side note, I tried using 6v NIMH battery packs (this was suppose to fix the problem too) without success. Servos still jumped without stick inputs.

I then got the line boosters from Hitec, they didn't do anything to help the problem either.

Believe what you read, here
What servos and other stuff did you choose then?
I'm not really to fond of the HV set up's yet. I changed mine from the EQ10 back to the EQ6 smartfly board. What Hitec servos were you using?


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Old 02-14-2012, 10:26 AM
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What servos and other stuff did you choose then?
I'm not really to fond of the HV set up's yet. I changed mine from the EQ10 back to the EQ6 smartfly board. What Hitec servos were you using?


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I was using the HS-7950TH Hitec servo rated at 486 oz-in @ 7.4V

I then switched over to JR 8911HV's and have been happy ever since. I still use the JR 11X radio (love it) and the JR DSM R1222X powersafe receiver, powered with (2) 7.4 V Li-Po's, unregulated. Very happy with this setup. No twitching, no jumping, no regulators, no slop.

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Old 02-14-2012, 12:41 PM
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I was using the HS-7950TH Hitec servo rated at 486 oz-in @ 7.4V

I then switched over to JR 8911HV's and have been happy ever since. I still use the JR 11X radio (love it) and the JR DSM R1222X powersafe receiver, powered with (2) 7.4 V Li-Po's, unregulated. Very happy with this setup. No twitching, no jumping, no regulators, no slop.

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Glad to hear that's working well for you, how many flights on it since the change? Are you using two servo per aileron? any blowback?
I'm putting a 104" slick together now and shelved the 7950's and got 8911HV's, running the same set-up you described as well.
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Old 02-14-2012, 03:00 PM
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I took all of my radio gear out of my 168" Carbon Cub (including my DA120) to put into my new AJ Slick. And, yes, I put two 8911HV's per aileron. I have only flown the Slick for 13minutes, it's maiden was on Sunday and the weather has been cold and windy since. Today is awesome but now I have snow on the ground I didn't experience any blow back and I even cranked up the throws to full and put it into a steep dive and gave it full deflection. Did the same thing running flat out on the level, full speed, full deflection, no worries. I'd be a bit concerned if you would get blow back on 800 oz of combined servo torque.

Tried a new Vess Stealth prop (28b); the 104" Slick hovers at about 1/4 throttle, or less and I'm at 5,000' elevation.
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:27 PM
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I'm at 5,000' elevation.

Where do you fly at? You live in colorado?


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Old 02-14-2012, 08:31 PM
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Ya where?? Let's all hook up and get our huck on '!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:28 PM
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I did live in Colorado about 14-15 years ago, now I live in Bozeman, Montana.

I fly off of my back 40 (literally). Got my own cross runway, 500' long by 50' wide with a matching cross runway.

Here is a good look at my strip;

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Old 02-14-2012, 11:47 PM
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I did live in Colorado about 14-15 years ago, now I live in Bozeman, Montana.

I fly off of my back 40 (literally). Got my own cross runway, 500' long by 50' wide with a matching cross runway.

Here is a good look at my strip;

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Nice strip.
You ever come up to Alberta in the summer?
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Old 02-15-2012, 08:00 AM
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I heard something about a big gathering there this year, or maybe it was Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

I've drivin through Alberta a dozen times on my way to Alaska. Now I want to head up there to find some whitetail sheds.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:49 PM
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I did live in Colorado about 14-15 years ago, now I live in Bozeman, Montana.

I fly off of my back 40 (literally). Got my own cross runway, 500' long by 50' wide with a matching cross runway.

Here is a good look at my strip;

Thats really cool being able to fly off your own field anytime you want.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:34 AM
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Now, if I could just get that gal in your avatar to join me, I'd have it made! Also, with a 14' Carbon Cub, I save a lot of time not having to pull the wings off, load everything up and then do it all over again when done. All I have to do is taxi out to the runway and open the throttle

Thanks Akro!
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Old 02-21-2012, 12:07 PM
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Old 02-23-2012, 01:42 PM
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What size are the cowl bolts and blind nuts that button the two halves together? I cannot find them for the life of me. How many came in the kit?
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