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Old 08-15-2009, 06:13 PM
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TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon

Anybody flying one of these planes ? How's the quality and how it behaves in the air ?

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Old 08-23-2009, 02:21 PM
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Re: TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon

I guess nobody is assembling this plane yet.

I'm worried about the landing gear in this plane. It is just a normal aluminum gear and I don't know if it would stand some hards landings without bending.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:28 PM
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Re: TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon

Quality so far is great !!! I have the wings and stabs done. Ready to start the loud end.
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Old 08-23-2009, 02:45 PM
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Re: TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon

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Quality so far is great !!! I have the wings and stabs done. Ready to start the loud end.
What are you putting on it to make the noise?
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Old 08-23-2009, 04:50 PM
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Re: TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon

ZDZ 210. I really like this engine.
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Old 08-23-2009, 06:02 PM
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Any pictures of the build ?
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Old 08-23-2009, 08:42 PM
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Re: TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon

Nah, it is straight forward, Just a lot of it !!
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:52 AM
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Re: TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon

What kind of servos are you using ? I'm planning to use Futaba 9157 and I'm wondering if I can use two (2) per aileron and one (1) per elevator. For the rudder, I'm still not clear if to use the Seiko or three (3) 9157.
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Old 08-25-2009, 09:58 AM
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I am using 7955's everywhere,,,thats' what I had. The rudder is very effective, no need for a Seiko, two 9157 would probably be fine for ailerons and rudder. The only reason not to fill all of the servo bays is cost, wieght is not an issue.
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Old 08-25-2009, 10:02 AM
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I was thinking more about the cost of the servos and the complexity of using so much cable with the consequent probability of interference (that happened to a 50% Cub in here....).

Are you using three (3) or two (2) for ailerons ?
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Old 08-25-2009, 11:05 AM
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Do you think there's space to install a DA200 engine (four cylinders) ?
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:33 PM
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Re: TBM / Pilot-Rc Decathlon

I am using two per elevator, three per aileron, and three rudder servos. I did change the ball links to DuBro and H9 Ti stuff.
The DA-200 would be the ultimate engine!!
I know the TBM prototype will hover on a DA-170. The 200 would be so sweet!
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Old 08-28-2009, 06:40 AM
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I finally placed the order for the Decathlon. It will come with the "exact" same scheme as the one in the picture.

It should be here by the end of November (coming by boat from China....).
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:31 AM
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Gonna use the DA 200 ???
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Old 08-30-2009, 04:58 PM
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I think I will go with the DA 170. I don't know if there's enough place for the 200 and it's also US$ 1.000 more that I don't know if they are worth for this plane.
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