Hitec Zipper

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  1. bogusbandit56

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  2. homey666

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    The little paratrooper was one of 6 I tried dropping out of my Guinea Pig. Fail!.lol

    Peter
     
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  3. bogusbandit56

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    Oh no.:( I love the idea of dropping parachutes I still have a load I bought off eBay and never dropped them. I shall have to build a baby bomber as my big transport was a failure.
    In fact, come to think of it I have a small transport in the attic:)
    I have so many projects on the go at the moment, it will have to wait.
     
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    Bwahahaha @ sponge worthy, classic episode.:p
     
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  5. The paint will go with my acid washed jeans. :D
     
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  7. Argonath

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    I'm not a fan of planes with the props out front. I really prefer mid-mount whenever possible or tail mount motors. Every plane with a nose mounted motor I've flown has ended with a prop strike on landing. It's me for certain but I just have never been able to master a nose mount prop plane for same reason.

    Nope, Mid-Mount or rear mount for me.
     
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  9. bogusbandit56

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    I like tractor layout, but I fly in a field that has long grass most of the year and just have to take spare props.
    May be if you fitted a folding prop you might have a little more success:)
     
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  10. Argonath

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    Ya I tried that too and broke a few of those as well. I don't know what it is with a front prop but they really love to hit the ground when I fly them... ;)
     
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    I don`t want to sound like a clever dick, but have you tried flaring out just before landing?:
    Mind you having said that I do fly pretty slow lightweight planes.
    Oh yeah, you have to turn the throttle off before it touches down:)
     
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    I've tried that and I always manage to find some way to have it nose over, cartwheel, etc and break the prop. I just don't like it...
     
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    How about programming the esc with the brake function, when the throttle is off the prop stops spinning. There's a good chance the prop won't end up vertical and break.
     
  14. Argonath

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    Yup, tried that too.

    Just to sum up my life in a single sentence:

    "I do all my own stunts ...just never intentionally"

    If there's a way that the front prop can hit something when I land, it will find it every time. It doesn't seem to matter what I try. There used to be a thread here on prop strikes and I tried everything in it.

    It's not my radio, it's not the plane, it's all me for whatever reason and no-one's ever been able to figure it out.

    So, to make my life simpler and before I actually ended up bending or break a prop shaft, I stopped using them. Mid mount or rear mount for me and no problem.
     
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