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« on: September 11, 2018, 07:46:52 AM »

I am new to the ‘build world’ but have completed a few simple models, the latest being a guillows flyboy.
Is a P30 too much to take on?

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« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2018, 10:04:13 AM »

A good next step.  Feel free to ask questions here.  At the risk of offending someone with their own opinion, I would suggest full kits from Clint Brooks.  All the parts are there and they are well engineered.  Saves chasing down components, and they are proven fliers.
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« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2018, 10:28:16 AM »

I’ll check it out


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« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2018, 12:53:04 PM »

The P30's offered by Clint Brooks are excellent.  They do come at a cost though. As Flydean said the full kit has everything you need to build a sweet flying airplane.  The construction manuals are excellent.

http://www.cbmodeldesigns.com/

The other two P30's I would suggest are offered by Retro RC.  
The Souper 30  Flat bottom airfoil (a little easier to build).  http://retrorc.us.com/phantomfury-1-2-2-1-1-1.aspx
The Majestyk  Undercambered airfoil http://retrorc.us.com/phantomfury-1-2-2-1-1.aspx

I've built and flown all three and they are very nice airplanes. Build any of them true (no unintentional warps Smiley), learn how to wind the motor and you will have a competitive airplane that will fly great for sport flying as well.
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« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2018, 01:11:45 PM »

They all look great. I'm thinking this first build will be a bit rough so the 100pct stick builds may be better and more econimical.

Any opinions on rc fin instead of dt? I do have flying space constraints close to home(city of st. Louis)

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« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2018, 01:41:05 PM »


Any opinions on rc fin instead of dt? I do have flying space constraints close to home(city of st. Louis)

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Not from me. I've never flown RC.
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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2018, 09:59:52 PM »

Majestyk on the way


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« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2018, 10:36:50 PM »

Majestic is a good one. Enjoy.
I have the same issue of a small flying area. I use the Lemon Rx and one servo that activates the DT. You could , instead of DT, if you wish, connect to the rudder. I like the RC , on demand, DT. Good luck.

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« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 05:57:15 PM »

Love the Majestyk too.  Great plane to build and can be competitive.
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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 06:05:32 PM »

Majestyk on the way


Great choice.  Are you going to do a build thread?
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« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 07:36:09 PM »

 Not sure where to put electronics if I choose to do so... May want to keep the design intact on this build

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« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 08:22:40 PM »

Performance Anxiety! I’ll do a video warts and all!


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« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2018, 12:15:53 PM »

Are you planning on using a pop up stab DT or some other type?  P30's are so light that they easily fly away in big thermals. Even dt'ed!  There are several ways to DT a P30 and they vary in effectiveness.  Lot's of information available if you want it!
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« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2018, 02:42:51 PM »

Looks like the kit comes with a fuse type under the stabilizer

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« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2018, 03:10:07 PM »

Looks like the kit comes with a fuse type under the stabilizer

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You are correct.  Fuse at the tail, pops a stab DT.  I live on the east coast (GA) and haven't had one not come back when DT'd-  I have lost them because it didn't DT due to user error.

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« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2018, 04:19:13 PM »

Looks like the kit comes with a fuse type under the stabilizer

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If you plan on using fuse then I would suggest popping the wing off for the DT. It's simple to set up with a fuse and it is about as full proof DT there is for a P30. I stopped using the solo stab dt many years back. I have dt'ed the wing and stab and it is pretty effective.  Popping the wing off with swivelled line to the rear of the fuselage is easy and works great.
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« Reply #16 on: September 15, 2018, 07:09:40 PM »

Agreed.   Having lost a couple of P30's to thermals in the past, with stabiliser tipped, I now use drop-off wing or stab for a positive descent at all times
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« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2018, 02:30:45 PM »

I'm glad I stumbled upon this thread. I too am contemplating a P30 build. Those links are very helpful, as the Majestyk was suggested to me by two of the local fellas.
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