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  • Originally posted by Aros View Post
    They have been appropriately dealt with.
    As in bound with wet "green" leather, slathered with honey, and staked out over a Fire Ant hill??

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    • Originally posted by Valkpilot View Post
      As in bound with wet "green" leather, slathered with honey, and staked out over a Fire Ant hill??
      Pretty close!
      My YouTube RC videos:
      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDZ..._bdGEJBmtV7YUw

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      • Thank you.

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        • I made a giant mistake buying this Turbo Timber. What a piece of s**t this thing is. I called HH and sent pics when the landing gear broke completely off the first landing. So they sent me a new fuselage. So I switched out everything of the old into the new, and I use that term lightly. Then I called them back and then they sent me new gear and tires. Now the gear is so tight I cant generate enough force to take off. The damn thing just noses over because its too underpowered to break free off the gear. What now? I'm disabled, I cant afford to lose all this money on a plane that WON'T FLY!

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          • Has anyone put floats on this plane yet? Maybe I can get it to move on water because it's not fit to fly from land. If it crashes and sinks it'll lfeel just like signing my divorce papers!

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            • I've seen them fly with floats off snow/ice. The problem of water is that you have to have enough power and speed to break the water adhesion to lift off. Personally, there were 4 Timbers at our old field that was lumpy, bumpy, crappy grass. None of them had trouble getting moving and start rolling along. There may be something wrong with the power output of your plane. Also, to get "unstuck" and get rolling, do you rev the throttle up suddenly and fully to get it out of it's "divot"? Will the plane be able to accept 4s? The Timber's tires should be big enough to get rolling on grass. Is the prop on solid? It's not on "backwards" is it (ie, it has a front side and a back side)? I had a guy with his prop on backwards. It would move but just barely. Once he turned it around, it blasted off alarmingly fast.

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              • A friend fly's his original Timber off water all the time with no problems. That's at 4250 ft which is a big deal during the summer compared to flying at sea level.

                Mike
                \"When Inverted Down Is Up And Up Is Expensive\"

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                • Originally posted by Bill Wakeley Jr. View Post
                  I made a giant mistake buying this Turbo Timber. What a piece of s**t this thing is. I called HH and sent pics when the landing gear broke completely off the first landing. So they sent me a new fuselage. So I switched out everything of the old into the new, and I use that term lightly. Then I called them back and then they sent me new gear and tires. Now the gear is so tight I cant generate enough force to take off. The damn thing just noses over because its too underpowered to break free off the gear. What now? I'm disabled, I cant afford to lose all this money on a plane that WON'T FLY!
                  Nosing over because it is underpowered? Not likely.
                  Gear is so tight can’t generate enough force to take off? That makes no sense. If you mean the wheels do not turn freely, well that is easy enough to solve.
                  I have seen at least half dozen of these at our field flying off the dirt and/or paved runway. It is a good airplane - your does not seem to be set up quite right.

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                  • You can fly an RC float plane off of damp grass.

                    And there have been cases of full scale float planes taking off from wet grass.

                    It is common for a float plane needing service to wait for a day with light rain and land in the grass at an airport. Or to not even bother waiting for the rain.

                    They have takeoff dollies that are left behind when the airplane lifts off to let the float plane take off from pavement without damaging the floats.

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3Qzgs0ZFmA
                    FF gliders and rubber power since 1966, CL 1970-1990, RC since 1975.

                    current planes from 1/2 oz to 22 lbs

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