42% QB 260 on a diet

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  1. May 11, 2008 #81

    Bodywerks

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    let them go for now. take it out and fly it for a while and see if they "go away".
    This really sucks, too, as I can personally assure you that previous Aeroworks kits never had this bubbling canopy problem. My friend has my 100cc 260 from 2 years ago and there is not a single bubble on that hatch. Something in China must have changed...
     
  2. May 11, 2008 #82

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    I almost went that route with the coke bottle, but the setup for the CG-mounted tank I did was easier with the stock tank that came with the plane.
    As for the H9 260, if you are limited to a 100cc airframe, and an ARF, then I would not hesitate to say that it is THE airframe you want for IMAC, period.
    I won the first four contests I went to with that plane in the Intermediate class.
    Quality is not on par with Aeroworks, but it is good, and you have horizon standing behind it.
    3D's extremely well.
    Mine has tuned pipes, but they are carbon fiber (only about 8 ounces heavier than a stock muffler setup), and a CF wing tube. I took a few ounces out here and there, but it really didn't need it. I came in at 26.3 pounds! on 2,000 squares, that is a floater. If you build it stock with a relatively light battery setup, you should come in around 25.5-26.5 pounds.
    My wing snapped clean off on the second flight, but Horizon has done something about that for future productions, and they supported me 100%.
     
  3. May 16, 2008 #83

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    I got my 5" carbon spinner in from Azure Hobbies today. Looks real nice.

    It weighs 5.3 ounces without the bolt. Real close to the 4.8 ounces that is advertised.

    http://azurehobbies.com/product_info.php?cPath=33&products_id=83

    With the bolt it weighs 5.9 ounces.

    Carbon Spinner.JPG

    I still have to drill the backplate for the prop bolts and cut three prop slots in the spinner.
     
  4. May 16, 2008 #84

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    that looks nice! It is about 1.5-2 ounces lighter than a TT Ultimate 5" spinner, to
     
  5. May 17, 2008 #85

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    Plus it is half the price!!
     
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    Dean,
    Our advertised weight is for PRECUT Spinner.
    Your spinner is UNCUT one, it will be lighter after you cut the slots of prop.
    Johnny
     
  7. Jun 29, 2008 #87

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    Yeah, Dean, you didn't tell me I had to cut the spinner, too ;&
    At least I don't have to polish it!
     

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