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Old 10-24-2019, 09:01 PM
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61" x 24 x 24

That's the inner box the actual plane was in, it was in another shipping box that probably adds an inch to each dimension

It's a pretty good size box
Thanks for that
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:12 PM
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When I went across the border to pick mine up, I thought, the box shouldn't be too big, so I took my Honda Fit instead of the van.

Poor choice of vehicle!

I did just manage to get it in the Fit with the seats all the way forward, I'm 6'3" and the car is a manual trans.

When I got to the Cdn. side of the border, the officer looked at me, hunched up over the wheel and gear shifter, looked in the car and just started laughing and said "anything to declare?"
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Old 10-25-2019, 06:39 AM
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Thanks for that
cheers mate!

Hope you can get it worked out.
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Old 10-26-2019, 03:45 AM
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cheers mate!

Hope you can get it worked out.
So do I. Got a manager at horizon working on it so fingers crossed. They are usually pretty good at sorting issues I've found.


My Current favorite warbird is the hangar 9 60cc mustang but it's a pain in the arse to set up and take apart.
I massive drawcard for me with this oscar is it looks like it's designed simply for ease of field setup. two piece wing is great, do you think they will fit nicely into a standard 30-50cc size 3d/aerobatic wing bag ? Top hatch is a major plus.

Would be very keen to see pictures of internal setups for any completed models !
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Old 10-26-2019, 01:00 PM
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Field setup is easy, four 1/4-20 thumbscrews, connect air and flaps/ailerons, and you're done! Wings should fit in 50cc bags no problem.
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Old 10-27-2019, 03:19 AM
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Thanks Tom. What waterbottle tank is that/size ? Do you think there could be room up there for a smoke tank somewhere ?
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Old 10-27-2019, 09:35 AM
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That's a 24 ounce tank from Extreme Flight RC, the Saito gets great mileage, last flight was around 8 minutes and only used about 1/3. Nowhere to put a smoke tank, wish there was!
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Old 11-04-2019, 08:33 PM
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4 more flights today, almost hit the ground on a strafing run, it's a floater, that wing is amazing! Retracts still working like a champ, I ended up with 5" DuBro lightweight tires on it, no bouncy-bounce on landings. Think I'm gonna put some more weight in the tail, it wants to nose over pretty easy in the grass.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:47 AM
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it wants to nose over pretty easy in the grass.
Tom


Where is the axle in relation to the L/edge of the wing?
Could you shim the retract to get the axle a little more forward of the L/E.
It might help with the nosing over.

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Old 11-05-2019, 08:04 AM
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4 more flights today, almost hit the ground on a strafing run, it's a floater, that wing is amazing! Retracts still working like a champ, I ended up with 5" DuBro lightweight tires on it, no bouncy-bounce on landings. Think I'm gonna put some more weight in the tail, it wants to nose over pretty easy in the grass.
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I would be careful with moving the C G back to stop it tipping over. It takes a big shift to stop the tendency to nose over. At which point it becomes more pitch sensitive. I also played with angling the gear, it looked wrong at the angle it needed to reduce the nose over.
I now have a max rate elevator movement for taxying. As soon as there is prop blast or airflow on the stab. I find that normal rates are enough to keep the tail pinned. Its only slow Taxi through long grass that I found it wanting to tip over.

Awesome to hear that you are logging flights and enjoying your Ki by the sounds of thing?

Thank you.

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Old 11-05-2019, 10:10 AM
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Yeah you guys are right, it acts exactly like my P-47, which has the gear pretty far back. I think I'll leave it alone, other than adding some more elevator for taxiing, it handles fine in the air so the CG is pretty close. Yes I'm enjoying it, finally got the motor to run right, it's pretty fast, no bad habits, taking out again todayTom
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Old 11-26-2019, 12:20 AM
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Did anyone shim the landing gear plate up? The wheel strut looks like they will bottom out in the wheel well when retracted. Also anyone switch out the wheels they are pretty hard?
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:24 AM
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Did anyone shim the landing gear plate up? The wheel strut looks like they will bottom out in the wheel well when retracted. Also anyone switch out the wheels they are pretty hard?
I was thinking the same thing, but I was wrong. The wheels and gear fit correctly as designed. I have the strut covers on and the gear lock in the up position with out pinching against the wheel well.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:33 AM
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I am just about done with the plane. I need to make a battery tray that will be at the back of the hatch opening.
I put a Dubro 24oz tank under the front wood tray. The stock air system works great. Holds air over night both gear up and down. Gear swing at a nice speed. I hope to have it flying this weekend.

I am curious to see how other handled the radial exhaust pipes.
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Old 11-26-2019, 10:52 AM
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Tony, I have a Keleo ring on mine, ended up cutting the scoop off the bottom of the cowl so the exhaust could exit. Landing gear works fine, I used 5" Dubro lightweight treaded wheels, I tried some Robart alum wheels, they were too heavy and the gear slammed down.
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