Radio control nuts

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by RC Pilot, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Yeah I figured a UMX plane would be a bit sketchy aero-towing it... But I will try ;)

    My buddy offered to use his VisionAire next time we head out.. That or just blast it straight up with a quad.

    Either way, for $50, it will be fun to play with. I might even try to make a detachable motor pod with seperate battery to haul it up, then disconnect and drop it to the ground. I saw a couple guys on RCG with a setup that looked like it worked well.
  2. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    I haven't done it yet but I wanted to put an micro EDF pod on it. :lol3
  3. JeffinTD

    JeffinTD Long timer

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    I have the Ask21 too. IMHO there really isn't anything wrong with it, except that it is a pure glider that for most people is too small to see at thermal altitude.

    Towing it with something a bit bigger than the recommended Cub is what I'd recommend.
  4. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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    Here's my UMX Carbon Cub, used for towing that ASK21. It's kinda beat up, but still a hoot to fly. When this one is done, I'll get another one.
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    BTW, I'm a big Cub fan, and I've probably had a half dozen different models over the years, I have another one on the bench now (an Eflight Super Cub 25e)
  5. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    You should try a starmax cub then....uber cheap on the larger size for a foam model 1400mm, and it will fly FOREVER. Only down side is zero parts availability and really weak landing gear.

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  6. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    I like the UMX cubs, I want to get one if I see a good deal sometime.

    My buddy picked up a used PA Addiction a whie back. He had me do the maiden to trim it out, then I landed and he took it up.

    Here's video - if you're at work, turn the sound down, I realized I was doing some commentary. hahaha

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    It flew great. Very floaty. But not enough power for me. I know that's not really what it's made for, but I like my 3D planes to have a good amount of power on tap ;)
  7. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    WOW!

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  8. I_FLY_LOW

    I_FLY_LOW Long timer

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    Was your rudder connection tight?
  9. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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    Not positive, but I believe it to be a jammed aileron linkage as the post flight inspection shows all electronics working just fine. Like I said, shit happens. Just happy I had very little time / $$ into it.
  10. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Yesterday was 52°, sunny, light breeze!! Good times! Got lots of video.. Between my buddy and me we had: Two 4S VisionAires, Gaui X2, 300X, UMX ASK-21, UMX GeeBee, PA Addiction, Hunter Vtail quad, a wooden tri, and probably something else I'm forgetting...

    Here's a short one towing the ASK-21 up with my buddy's 4S VA. Good times! A bit sketchy! hahaa.. The wings were V-shape at times. Definitely takes a bit of practice!!

    More video coming

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  11. CousinLarry

    CousinLarry Ridin Dirty

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    Some more video

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  12. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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  13. JeffinTD

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    Original Rascal 110? No flaps?
  14. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    How badly I want this collection..... I loved my Rascal 40. Converted mine to electric, ran a Cermark NEO15-900 with a 12x8E on a 3S with a Jeti 60 amp ESC, flew like a dream with plenty of power to spare.

    Receiver battery didn't get charged one day (guess I didn't plug it in all the way) and when I took flight, she got 2 minutes before the rx battery died and down she went... :cry:cry

    What do you have in the nose of each for power?

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    Looks like Sig is back up and running again, might have to snag all 3!
  15. JeffinTD

    JeffinTD Long timer

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    The new version of the 110 has flaps and is very high quality. I have one with a Syssa 30cc in it. I went with the Syssa due to its rear carb, rear exhaust and ability to fit in the narrow cowl without hacking it up.

    The 40 size is more lively, though, and I might have to get one.
  16. blue72beetle

    blue72beetle Look at my Wee

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    Yep, it's the old one. I drove from Fort Wayne to Memphis to buy it, back when they were out of production and hard to find.
    It did have a Saito 150 in it, currently under conversion to a Evolution gas 26GT.

    The Rascal 40 has a Turnigy 4260-500kv in it, cheap motor from Hobby King. I can't find that motor anymore, wish I could it's great for 40 size planes.

    The small Rascal has an AXI Silver 2208/34 Outrunner. No ailerons kind of makes it boring.

    And you're right. As neat as the big one is, the 40 is really fun to throw around the sky.

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  17. RC Pilot

    RC Pilot Shut up and fly!

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  18. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Did it come as RET from the factory? Looks like the new one has full house AERT..

    I concur about the .40. Mine was very lively in the air, lots of spirited aerobatics, albeit rolls were a tab on the slow side.
  19. FPGT72

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    I finally got one flight in last night....temp in the high50's, not a breath of wind....it was just fantastic....flew till I could not see the plane any longer.....about 6 minutes :cry

    Bad weather I have time....nice weather I have no time....my luck.
  20. XR650L_Dave

    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    When rudder only becomes boring, try some basic inverted flight, the damn rudder is reversed compared to inverted flight with ailerons.

    The dihedral makes it challenging, too.