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Old 09-12-2008, 07:54 AM
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I'm just about ready to maiden my E-Flite Hawker Sea Fury. Here are some of the mods that make mine unique in a sea of identical ARF's.

1) Himax 2025-4200 inrunner and 7.3:1 gearbox instead of the recommended 480 outrunner. Allows me to spin a bigger prop.

2) VarioProp 5-bladed 10.4" prop (the aforementioned bigger prop). Pitch is adjustable with this bad boy I've got mine set to about 5" to start. I'll need more motor to get much more out of it.

3) 2.25" foam spinner. It's made from a Stryker nose cone and secured to the prop nut by a 4-40x1" nylon screw. The back plate is glued to the prop with Silicone Adhesive.

4) Wheels replaced, all 3. E-Flite really misses on some of the details.

5) Aluminum exhaust plates added. Cut from a beer can. The pictures don't really do it justice. Looks really cool in sunlight!

6) Pilot figure moved forward. Someone over in China thought he looked good sitting in the back seat

7) Gear doors made from a crashed flat foamie, attached with Silicone glue. I still need to paint them, but matching the pukey-pale yellow might be tricky.

8) Not really a mod, but yes my landing gear does retract

Maiden should be soon, but first I need to replace a couple of bad servos. Out with junk Dynam's, in with HS-55's. Waiting for the post man....
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