You must Sign-in or Register to post messages in the Hobby Squawk community
Registration is FREE and only takes a few moments

Register now

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Official Freewing 80mm Avanti S Sport Jet Thread

Collapse
X
Collapse
First Prev Next Last
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Originally posted by Patriotic_Banana View Post
    Hey all,

    I've had my Avanti for over 2 years at this point, probably 70+ flights. But I'm starting to get frustrated because it seems to develop new gremlins every 15 flights or so. So here is a list of the problems I've been having, a few of them are common known Avanti issues:
    1. Left flap gets stuck for no reason, super common issue (Solution: Bypass board?)
    2. Right aileron begins to vibrate around center if moved at all manually, really weird issue
    3. Nose gear steering will not work after gear deploy unless the rudder is cycled fully in both directions 2 times, which isn't a good idea on final
    4. Landing gear have a LOT of slop after so many grass op flights, and plane is hard to keep in a straight line on the ground as a result (Solution: New Gear?)

    In conclusion it seems like replacing/bypassing the blue box will tell me more about these issues. The landing gear probably just need to be replaced. I also have everything on the plane powered by a Castle BEC.
    Agree with mshagg, replace the servo and gear that you can. My Avanti from the get go had a flap servo that would stick full down more often than not. Rewiring around the blue box is difficult and would add another connection when installing/removing wings. Instead, try reducing the delay on the flap deployment to 0. Worked for me, as well as both my B-24's which had the exact same issue. I replaced the servo at first, didn't help, and changing delay to 0 (not 1 or 2 or 3 seconds but 0) did the trick.
    Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
    Hangar: FlightLine-90mm F16 "Wild Weasel", F4 Phantom, F-4 Blue Angel, 1600mm Corsair & Spitfire, Olive & Silver B-24, Stinger 90, Red 80mm Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, 62" MXS Green, 62" Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast 60, P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

    Comment


    • Originally posted by mshagg View Post
      I dont think there's many servos like being horsed around manually when they're powered up lol. But that said the servos the avanti ships with arent exactly bullet proof. I probably wouldnt tolerate a questionable aileron servo, given the cost of replacing - and 2 years seems like a respectable service life.

      Not sure bypassing the junction box is all that easy given the electronics in the wing are connected via a ribbon cable, but it's doable. I've heard it said that using a slowdown on the Avanti flap servo contributes to the problem so you could try disabling that if you use it.

      The struts do get a bit sloppy, grass takes its toll even on this fantastic gear, but you need to identify where the slop is. If it's between the strut and the trunion then might just be the grub screws.
      For the misbehaving aileron servo I'm talking the movement created when you place the aircraft on the ground. It is a really weird behavior that doesn't effect flight, and I'm not inducing it with violence.

      I will run my servos with no delay for a while and see what I get, but I may also replace the Blue box just as a cautionary measure.

      For the gear, I've tightened all the screws I could find to no avail, I think it's just at the end of it's useful life. Grass is hard, especially since the Avanti doesn't have very ridged gear. My F-22 and F-18 behave very well on grass.

      Comment


      • Originally posted by Apriliamgt View Post
        I’m just wondering what people are using to darken or black out there canopy?? Or what spray is best.
        If you paint the cockpit flat black and glue on the canopy it will appear very dark.

        Comment


        • Click image for larger version

Name:	20191002_180235.jpg
Views:	259
Size:	115.9 KB
ID:	235239
          Originally posted by Beachsideflyer View Post

          If you paint the cockpit flat black and glue on the canopy it will appear very dark.
          Why black out the canopy. Build it out with pilots and cockpit instruments instead. Click image for larger version

Name:	20191002_180216.jpg
Views:	284
Size:	141.9 KB
ID:	235236Click image for larger version

Name:	20191002_180251.jpg
Views:	271
Size:	100.6 KB
ID:	235238
          Attached Files
          Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
          Hangar: FlightLine-90mm F16 "Wild Weasel", F4 Phantom, F-4 Blue Angel, 1600mm Corsair & Spitfire, Olive & Silver B-24, Stinger 90, Red 80mm Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, 62" MXS Green, 62" Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast 60, P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

          Comment


          • Looks great Hugh, how about zooming out for some more pics? Here is what I mean about just painting cockpit floor making stock canopy look darkly tinted.

            Comment


            • Click image for larger version

Name:	20200107_103854.jpg
Views:	226
Size:	294.5 KB
ID:	235387Click image for larger version

Name:	20191002_205637.jpg
Views:	259
Size:	95.3 KB
ID:	235386
              Originally posted by Beachsideflyer View Post
              Looks great Hugh, how about zooming out for some more pics? Here is what I mean about just painting cockpit floor making stock canopy look darkly tinted.
              I know, just foolin around. You asked for more pics, well I hate to post my photos ​​​​​​​, but OK. Added an afterburner also.
              Attached Files
              Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
              Hangar: FlightLine-90mm F16 "Wild Weasel", F4 Phantom, F-4 Blue Angel, 1600mm Corsair & Spitfire, Olive & Silver B-24, Stinger 90, Red 80mm Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, 62" MXS Green, 62" Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast 60, P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

              Comment


              • Looks like EDF heaven Hugh!

                Comment


                • Originally posted by Beachsideflyer View Post
                  Looks like EDF heaven Hugh!
                  And that's not all of my EDF's, and to think I said just 2 years ago that I would NEVER get an EDF, to fast and not enough flight time. Fly everything now on a 6000mah and flight times are not too bad 4-5 minutes.

                  Also have the SU-30 and F-18 hornet in build mode, so the fleet is expanding. It's primarily due to the Avanti S, which gave me confidence and experience in flying jets so I could fly others. The Avanti is such a sweet flying jet, almost a trainer, yet so much more.

                  Still love the WWII and 3D prop planes, but every other trip to the field is Jet Day, with at least 4 climbing in the truck for some fun.
                  Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
                  Hangar: FlightLine-90mm F16 "Wild Weasel", F4 Phantom, F-4 Blue Angel, 1600mm Corsair & Spitfire, Olive & Silver B-24, Stinger 90, Red 80mm Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, 62" MXS Green, 62" Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast 60, P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

                  Comment


                  • Originally posted by Hugh Wiedman View Post

                    And that's not all of my EDF's, and to think I said just 2 years ago that I would NEVER get an EDF, to fast and not enough flight time. Fly everything now on a 6000mah and flight times are not too bad 4-5 minutes.

                    Also have the SU-30 and F-18 hornet in build mode, so the fleet is expanding. It's primarily due to the Avanti S, which gave me confidence and experience in flying jets so I could fly others. The Avanti is such a sweet flying jet, almost a trainer, yet so much more.

                    Still love the WWII and 3D prop planes, but every other trip to the field is Jet Day, with at least 4 climbing in the truck for some fun.

                    Comment


                    • Yup, I’m really liking the EDFs lately but just picked up this Blitz rc Skyraider at a garage sale for $10. , whatcha Gonna Do?

                      Comment


                      • Has anyone used the Optipower Ultra Guard in their models yet? I want to run a backup power system for the receiver and this setup looks the ticket.

                        Comment

                        Working...
                        X