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Old 01-04-2015, 04:20 PM
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I am using the supplied Magnets to secure the lower cowl and canopy. I read a previous thread where the builder just glued the magnets in place without test fitting and found there were issues. With the warning I test fit all the components and found the the holes were too shallow for both areas and they were not aligned front to back on the canopy. When I was finished with the mods I was very happy the time was spent as it is really nice.


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Old 01-04-2015, 04:24 PM
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The lower magnets needed to me moved rear about 3mm on the canopy. Both sets needed to be a bit deeper. Just test fit everything and don't forget to check polarity!!
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:27 PM
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Here is some vid showing the cowl magnets. It is set up for magnets to replace the lower bolts but I would feel comfortable with 4 mags and no screws on the electric build.


Redwing Slick 76" (30cc) all electric Cowl Magnets (0 min 8 sec)



Redwing Slick 76" (30cc) all electric Cowl Magnets (2) (0 min 7 sec)
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:29 PM
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This plane really looks amazing.

Next I added cross brace to make sure the battery won't shift to the rear. You can see it below the wire coming off the battery.
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:36 PM
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Here are the elevator throws. The XQ servos are smooth, fast and strong. I used 1-1/2" MPI arms from Redwing RC on all the surfaces except the rudder which used a 4" Arm.
Just turn your computer sideways to view!
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:46 PM
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So this bird is ready to maiden. The wing tube is a nice snug fit. Everything is really great on the fit and finish.
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Old 01-12-2015, 11:44 AM
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Mchadwick, can you let us know how this one flys? I have been eyeing this one with an electric setup!
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Old 01-19-2015, 12:35 AM
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I got the maiden flight in today. This plane was totally amazing. It felt perfect the second it hit the air. Did every maneuver with ease. I am seriously thinking about buying another right now!!


The video is poor from an IPhone with a guy that does not fly. I will get some real video soon I hope. I got three flights in today and this is already my new favorite over the Pilot 89" and the EF 48"


REDWING 76" Slick all Electric Maiden (2 min 23 sec)
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:26 AM
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So what was your all up weight with batteries. Just wondering to compare with mine with an os33gt setup.
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Old 01-19-2015, 07:44 PM
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I keep meaning to get to the scales. I bet I am lighter than yours with some fuel in it.... Next trip by the post office!!
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Old 01-19-2015, 09:24 PM
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I'm sure you are lighter. Was just curious as to how much.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:58 PM
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I didn't get it to the scale yet but I did get 6 more flights on it Friday afternoon. I took the opportunity to fly without the SFG's and liked some of the flight characteristics even more. The obvious downfall is yaw authority. So I got home and started making a set that is a little smaller to maybe find a balance between stock SFG's and no SFG's.
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Old 02-01-2015, 01:14 PM
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I shaped and covered them. Here is the finished version. I will give a flight report as soon as we get another nice day in St.Louis. I use thumbscrews to hold them on so I takes a few seconds and no tools to swap them out. Also I shoved a screwdriver through one once and that won't happen with the thumbscrews.
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Old 02-09-2015, 10:07 PM
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Got a couple more flights in Sunday. A little breezy in St.Louis so I couldn't get the feel for the small SFG's. But man this plane fly's well!!!
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Old 07-08-2015, 07:09 AM
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slick 76

Hey Mchadwick63, thanks for this build. if you don't mind I got a few questions. I have this exact plane I bought last fall, I bought a DA35 for it, but I really want to go electric. I have read a many forum post on electrics to the point I'm so confused about the power system, that I don't know how to go about the selection process. I am a sport flier only, no fancy stuff. I fly electric heli's and have several pulse 6s 5000mh pack and would love to use them. I know you use 6s, are you flying single 6s packs or 2-3s packs. I also have a Castle phoenix 80HV, but I think I'm going to buy a 120 HV ESC that will make it more flexible for future builds. would like to use a Hacker A60-6xs
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