|04-07-2005, 10:51 AM||#1|
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25% edge ARF from GSP for IMAC? Expert Setup advice?
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hey guys. I went to toledo the other day ( who didn't!) looking for stuff to spend my hard(ly) earned money. I was hoping to get a smokin deal on a 27-28% gasser for IMAC/3D fun, but no luck. Most of the stuff there was reg price or so. soooo.... no dice on the big plane. But, I ended up getting this Edge from GSP for a good deal. I told them i knew about the wing defect ( the shear webs run Horiz.) And that I hated the American colours on the Edge. So they gave me a decent discount off the show price of $190. Since I have a big ole Saito 150 at home and no time right now to finish my 1/2 done 25% extra kit (new job, 11+ hours a day) i figured what the hell.
Oh yeah, i was coming back through Canada Customs, and was debating weather to claim my purchases the entire drive back. I pulled up and the chick says "Value?" I say "$200" she says " have a nice day"
!?!?! any one else get something like this? I was sure Id have to go pay my $15 tax. But hey, i guess i should have bought that ZDZ 50 and a big plane to go with it.
So on to the rest. I got the engine mounted while I was @ work the other day (nightshift CNC guys get Xtra spare time @ work). Looks beasty. Used a DUBRO anti-vibe mount. Unpacking the plane, I was thinking this plane shure looks good quality wise. The wheelpants and cowl look really nicely finished, the plane itself is super straight and looks decently designed. Nice interlocking lasercut parts and such. I will be adding a bit of CF, Fibreglass and a wee bit of bigger tri stock in the front to hold her all together. Ill be stripping the top of the wing to fix the shear webs And fiberglassing the center section ( big ass 1 piece wing) and then come up with a hopefully more striking colour scheme for it.
Im chucking that metric crap hardware. I got a DUBRO 20 oz tank that fits just perfect, still need some nice control horns. Gotta pickout and buy some new servo's Any suggestion on these? Im NOT buying Digitals right now, ill wait till i get a gasser. I was thinking of the hitech 645? or so. Got a 1200 6v battery, should be alright. Ill be putting a voltwatch on it, and ive got a field charger..
I want to have the plane flying within the month (3 weeks!?!?!) And our club is having a mall show that time too. If i get the servo's picked out, i should be able to order them and have them here buy next friday. And by then I should have the rest of the palne all sorted out.
Any tips or advice in construction/setup/flying is appreciated.Ill get back soon with another pic or 2.
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|04-07-2005, 11:51 AM||#2|
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I am: Andrew Coholic
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Look nice, I have done more planes than I can remember in red/white/blue since it does make for an attractive scheme.
Just sticker it up and you wont resemble the US flag.. Some red maple leafs oughta' do it!
Advice? Well, make sure the plane is well balanced (both fore/aft and laterally) and keep the throws in check. No need for 45 degree 3D throws for an IMAC plane. Some of the more experienced IMAC flyers can recommend throws in degrees but it is generally a lot less than "we" think is needed on a plane such as this. Especially on the elevator.
Just keep the weight down, dont add anything you do not need as "dead weight" is not a good thing in a plane that size. The lighter the loading the better the performance.
Andrew Coholic -MAAC #26287L
1/2A to giant scale, IMAC, SAM, R/C sport, turbine jets, Heli's...
if its got a wing or two and an engine - I like it!
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