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  • Drinking... I found the three different kinds of decals and the placement of the black lines frustrating.


    BTW, I don't drink, it was said in jest.

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    • I am new for RC and In Europe you can order the spitfire 1600mm. I just ordered one and it looks very good. Great quality. I had a probIem with one aleron servo and motion RC helped me great.
      I bought some decalls from Callie graphics so that the spitfire looked a littlebit dutchie. I put them wet on the plane. I set the plane up with As3x / Safe 6ch receiver.
      Love the plane.
      The forum is great to surch information. Thanks

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      • Originally posted by gerardkessels@wbl.nl View Post
        I am new for RC and In Europe you can order the spitfire 1600mm. I just ordered one and it looks very good. Great quality. I had a probIem with one aleron servo and motion RC helped me great.
        I bought some decalls from Callie graphics so that the spitfire looked a littlebit dutchie. I put them wet on the plane. I set the plane up with As3x / Safe 6ch receiver.
        Love the plane.
        The forum is great to search information. Thanks
        GK, Welcome to Hobby Squawk. Glad to have you here. Diggin' the Czech livery. Bravo Zulu, Sir. Best, LB
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        F/O: Actually not.
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        • Originally posted by Fluffy78 View Post
          Hello,

          To be honest, it is my first Freewing plane and some people at the field said that the BEC that comes with it is not reliable and recommended I put a standalone BEC in. To be honest, in all my other large planes, the ESC doesn't have a BEC, it's only my smaller ones that have a combo ESC - BEC. This Spit is my first 1m40+ plane that has a BEC & ESC together.

          I'm an electronics engineer, so whilst I may be prone to human error, and my wife will most certainly opine on my numerous errors going back to our first date, I've been soldering PCB since I was a teenager and I'm getting to a point where I don't want to mention my age ... 🤣🤣🤣

          I took her to the field this morning and flew her using the BEC from the ESC without noticeable issues. I had to reinsulate the wires, the ESC and the 6S battery after the fire of course.

          I didn't have time to thoroughly test the plane because, due to pilote error, I stalled the plane a bit too early whilst landing and have to glue back one landing gear now. I will return tomorrow morning.

          Thanks for your responses, much appreciated, I will leave the plane without an additional BEC seeing the lack of issues here, I prefer flying over tinkering anyway.

          Regards,

          Cédric
          Hi, I didn't read whole your story but I didn't notice so far anything about how the throttle cable from the stock ESC was connected to the receiver. Did you unplug the red (+) wire from the connector? If not, I am pretty sure it was the cause of your troubles. ;)

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          • Hello,

            If your question is did I disconnect the BEC from the stock ESC, the answer is yes.

            thanks

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            • Originally posted by Fluffy78 View Post
              Hello,

              If your question is did I disconnect the BEC from the stock ESC, the answer is yes.

              thanks
              Well, what BEC are you talking about? It is not possible to disconnect the BEC from the ESC. It is built in.

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              • Originally posted by robertbulko View Post

                Well, what BEC are you talking about? It is not possible to disconnect the BEC from the ESC. It is built in.
                You can isolate it from the system by removing the red wire from the plug and heat shrink it.
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                • Originally posted by RRHandy View Post

                  You can isolate it from the system by removing the red wire from the plug and heat shrink it.
                  Your answer is funny. See #3024 and #3025 What would you say? It was enough to write: "yes, I disconnected the red wire." but..... His answer is confusing for me because he used standalone BEC in that model.

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                  • Originally posted by robertbulko View Post

                    Your answer is funny. See #3024 and #3025 What would you say? It was enough to write: "yes, I disconnected the red wire." but..... His answer is confusing because he used standalone BEC in that model.
                    And you were saying it could not be disconnected, hence it can be.
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                    • Originally posted by RRHandy View Post

                      And you were saying it could not be disconnected, hence it can be.
                      It cannot be disconnected from ESC, you can only decide to not connect it to the receiver. It will still be working even the red wire is cut off the connector. Those are two different things. 😉

                      Anyway, when using standalone BEC as a power supply for the receiver and servos the BEC from the ECS shouldn't be used. It can be done by cutting off the red wire. That's it.

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                      • I haven't heard of a single instance of a failure of the stock ESC/BEC in this Spit. Has anyone? In fact I've never had a Freewing/Flightline/Hobbywing ESC/BEC failure in any of my models.

                        In general I don't add unnecessary components to my aircraft - it just creates an additional point of potential failure.

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                        • Personally, I never have either. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but the odds are against it. Boils down to doing what you feel comfortable with. With my Flex Innovations RV8, I know a lot of fellows who swapped out the stock ESC and BEC but I haven't had any problems there either. My Spitfire flies great on the stock system, I had more trouble with the CG than anything else.

                          Grossman56
                          Team Gross!

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                          • Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post
                            Personally, I never have either. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but the odds are against it. Boils down to doing what you feel comfortable with. With my Flex Innovations RV8, I know a lot of fellows who swapped out the stock ESC and BEC but I haven't had any problems there either. My Spitfire flies great on the stock system, I had more trouble with the CG than anything else.

                            Grossman56
                            What is the trouble with CG?

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                            • Originally posted by Mr.Black View Post

                              What is the trouble with CG?
                              I can't speak for Grossman, but I've had more trouble with the LG (landing gear) than anything else.

                              Not only was there a shortage of adhesive where the mounts glued into the wing, the wing in that area is hollow so the foam is thin and weak.

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                              • Hey Guys! Seems that for some reason, some of the Spitties were tail heavy and my CG needed to be corrected from the stock point. Mine had a tendency to fall out of the sky and landings always resulted in landing gear popping out. Here she is at Nefi trying to do a Summersalt on landing Click image for larger version

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                                It would literally swap ends. I commented to a friend of mine as we watched her lawn dart once again that maybe to CG is off and she's nose heavy.
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                                So now, I put my 4500 6s all the way forward and my 5000 6s about 1/4" forward of the aft edge of the wooden deck. Flies like a dream!! Totally different airplane, she lands like a lady, sort of, you still have to be prepared to add in right rudder which is in keeping with the real airplane (actually, I believe they add left rudder to the real Spitfire because the RR's rotate in the opposite direction to the Packard Merlins). The fellow who did the European Spitfire demo on the Motion RC videos mentioned the same thing, if you refer back in this thread, you can find it. Don't know why, some fellows have had great success with the stock CG right out of the box, but some of us, well not so much.

                                Grossman56
                                Team Gross!

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                                • My revelation came at post #2438 continuing on #2461 and 2462. Here is Stuart's video confirming what I suspected.
                                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-EgTgQZdeXs
                                  Makes a world of difference with a difficult Spit
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                                  • Originally posted by Grossman56 View Post
                                    Hey Guys! Seems that for some reason, some of the Spitties were tail heavy and my CG needed to be corrected from the stock point. It would literally swap ends. I commented to a friend of mine as we watched her lawn dart once again that maybe to CG is off and she's nose heavy. Time after time until the fuse split and major repairs were needed. Finally, I said screw it and added 2.5 oz up front.
                                    So now, I put my 4500 6s all the way forward and my 5000 6s about 1/4" forward of the aft edge of the wooden deck. Flies like a dream!! Totally different airplane, she lands like a lady, sort of, you still have to be prepared to add in right rudder which is in keeping with the real airplane (actually, I believe they add left rudder to the real Spitfire because the RR's rotate in the opposite direction to the Packard Merlins). The fellow who did the European Spitfire demo on the Motion RC videos mentioned the same thing, if you refer back in this thread, you can find it. Don't know why, some fellows have had great success with the stock CG right out of the box, but some of us, well not so much.

                                    Grossman56
                                    Same here with mine. Book CG is 90mm if I remember and I ended up flying Spitfire #2 at 94mm, but had to add 1 ounce of lead to the nose and I'm using a relatively heavy 5000 weighing 755 gr, pushed all the way forward. I'm getting 10 minutes of flight time on that battery! It still is a bit tail heavy there but I like the way it handles a little better, even if it is a bit pitch sensitive. I also installed the MR RC sound system with the transducers forward of the CG line which no doubt added a bit of nose weight. With my first FW Spitfire, I ended up with almost 2 ounces of lead in the nose (but that one is another story where the carbon fiber wing tubes separated inside the wing after some 200 flights during a tight split S and came apart in mid-air).

                                    I've been told that the left turn on adding power at take-off (consistent with most tail dragger warbirds, especially the Corsair and P-51 for me) is from the prop wash circling from the counter clockwise prop rotation and the air circles around the fuselage from prop on right side, then circling counter clockwise under the fuselage and coming up and over from the left side, thereby "pushing" against the left side of the vertical stabilizer (wow, what a horrible explanation-hope it makes sense).
                                    Hugh "Wildman" Wiedman
                                    Hangar: FL/FW: Mig 29 "Cobra", A-10 Arctic, F18 Canadian & Tiger Meet, F16 Wild Weasel, F4 Phantom & Blue Angel, 1600 Corsair & Spitfire, Olive B-24, Stinger 90, Red Avanti. Extreme Flight-Slick 60, 60" Extra 300 V2, 62" MXS Heavy Metal, MXS Green, & Demonstrator. FMS-1700mm P-51, Red Bull Corsair. E-Flite-70mm twin SU-30, Beast Bi-Plane 60", P2 Bi-Plane, P-51, Apprentice.

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                                    • Guess that really is the bottom line trim it to where you like it, personally, I have a bunch of 4500 6s batteries because of the P-40 and they work so well in the RV-8 and the Avanti at a good price point comparatively. Therefore I CG'd it so that they fit all the way forward and the 5000 sits back a bit. I like all my birds to fly relatively the same so the Old Guy brain doesn't have to work too hard and I can sit back and enjoy the flight. The Spitfire has it's own personality because of those unique wings and narrow landing gear but that's okay, you just become a Spitfire pilot for a few minutes. Let's face it, that's what we all do.

                                      Grossman56
                                      Team Gross!

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                                      • anyone have a color match for the stock green on this plane?

                                        Joe
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                                        • Originally posted by paladin View Post
                                          anyone have a color match for the stock green on this plane?

                                          Joe
                                          Do a search in this forum and you will find.
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