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Old 06-11-2019, 07:41 PM
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Hoping to maiden tomorrow.
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Old 06-14-2019, 03:10 PM
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Put a couple of flights on the plane this week. Flys great, only issue with the way it flies relates to engine thrust. Believe I need some upthrust. In straight and level flight when you punch the throttle, it dives down pretty hard. The GP-76 is an absolute monster of a motor, I look forward to it breaking in.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:17 PM
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Nice looking plane, do you keep it assembled for transporting?

Do you think this thrust issue is a fw miss drill marks / angle issue from factory.

In your post 31 first picture your spinner looks low.
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Old 06-14-2019, 09:34 PM
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Nice looking plane, do you keep it assembled for transporting?

Do you think this thrust issue is a fw miss drill marks / angle issue from factory.

In your post 31 first picture your spinner looks low.
No, I take the wings off. Its very easy to assemble at the field. I noticed the spinner being off as well. It was lined up exactly to the marks, so maybe an angle issue?
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Old 06-24-2019, 08:17 PM
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No, I take the wings off. Its very easy to assemble at the field. I noticed the spinner being off as well. It was lined up exactly to the marks, so maybe an angle issue?
My cowl is also off a bit. Should have used the twin in mine had to hack the cowl up more than i wanted...
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Old 10-16-2019, 12:14 PM
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Put one of these on backorder. When it gets in I am planning to setup a DA70 with the 2in1 MTW canister.


Question - has anybody installed a can in one yet?



Looking at the canister install diagram on Pilot's website, it seems like the 60mm drop will be close enough to work, but the MTW 110 may be too long for the tunnel... I have a feeling I may have to do some modifications...
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:10 PM
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Anyone know if a gp76 will fit in the cowl?
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Old 11-24-2019, 08:18 PM
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Put a couple of flights on the plane this week. Flys great, only issue with the way it flies relates to engine thrust. Believe I need some upthrust. In straight and level flight when you punch the throttle, it dives down pretty hard. The GP-76 is an absolute monster of a motor, I look forward to it breaking in.
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Anyone know if a gp76 will fit in the cowl?
Sounds like it may.......
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Old 11-29-2019, 01:12 PM
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How much tourqe do you need on the servos for this plane?
Im 2.5 d pilot spirited sport with a little 3d stuff mixed in. Wondering if 300 oz would be ok for this or if i need more like 360oz.
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Old 11-29-2019, 04:48 PM
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How much tourqe do you need on the servos for this plane?
Im 2.5 d pilot spirited sport with a little 3d stuff mixed in. Wondering if 300 oz would be ok for this or if i need more like 360oz.

See my thread in the build threads room. Calculations show that full45deg 3D throws at 60mph would only need 100oz on the ailerons and about 200-250 on rudder.

This aircraft has much smaller surfaces than your typical EF 60cc plane.
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See my thread in the build threads room. Calculations show that full45deg 3D throws at 60mph would only need 100oz on the ailerons and about 200-250 on rudder.

This aircraft has much smaller surfaces than your typical EF 60cc plane.
Ill check that out thanks
Just ordered today from chief aircraft so hopefully maiden in next few months
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Old 12-01-2019, 05:40 AM
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What size do the servo arms need tapped for on this? 4-40, 3mm, 4mm,? Online manual doesnt say. It also calls for 1.6 " arms can only find 1.5 and 1.75"?
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Old 12-01-2019, 07:02 AM
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All the supplied ball links in the kit are 3mm.


Im using 1.5 EF arms for all surfaces, It will work fine.

On the rudder I got a 3 inch SWB offset arm. The way they cut the slots in the fuselage forces using crossed wires ( not my favorite) and just like the big one you have to cut the rudder horn down slightly to avoid interference with the elevators.
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All the supplied ball links in the kit are 3mm.


Im using 1.5 EF arms for all surfaces, It will work fine.

On the rudder I got a 3 inch SWB offset arm. The way they cut the slots in the fuselage forces using crossed wires ( not my favorite) and just like the big one you have to cut the rudder horn down slightly to avoid interference with the elevators.
Thanks
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