125 Eflite Timber review

by FliteTest | September 5, 2016 | (7 Ratings) Posted in Podcasts

Chris,Mike and Andre discuss all the good and bad of the new Eflite Timber. Make sure to listen and find out how it stacks up to the competition.

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Anon Pilot on September 6, 2016
Wing bolts, in this case I glued a wire cir-clip around the bolts so that they can't separate from the bracket. Sometimes I use fuel tubing. You were lucky not to encounter issues with: unbalanced prop, poor quality ESC (mine failed on landing from the maiden), and not centered aileron servos. None of these are deal breakers, and are easy to fix.

What do we think about the roll rate with the slats on?

Very nice video.
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crash1414 on September 6, 2016
We did have to center the elevator but ailerons were ok. Role rate was average at best with slats. Also inverted takes a lot of down pressure -Chris
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Anon Pilot on September 6, 2016
Plus... Andre, I so agree about visibility, I have been flying a well camouflaged FMS P40B 1400mm and it is so difficult to see on any kind of grey day. Which is tricky actually because you need to keep the speed up; and the turns, if scale, can't be too banked, so the thing ends up at a distance very quickly. Also, when she (my first fuselage) did go down in the rough, it took four of us about half an hour to find her: very upsetting.
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Gary Regier on September 7, 2016
You should really expand on the context of your comments about the fpv stuff.

All of you guys on the pod cast are using fpv for profit and its makes sense for commercial people that would be flying in a city or over a crowd to have a license.

Also the weather thing is relevant for commercial since you would be flying in all kinds of weather since this is tied to a contract for pay.

The hobbyists do not need to get a license.
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FliteTest on September 10, 2016
Gary, I agree 100 percent if your out doing commercial work you should defiantly be certified. I think if your just making cool videos and throwing them on Youtube then i think its a non issue.. we could go round and round on the FPV thing but I for sure think if your in a controlled environment on a closed course racing your quads 10 feet off the ground you should have to be certified. I have to disagree on the weather. Having a commercial pilot license myself i have never once pulled up aviation weather to go fly. I believe with todays technology,smartphones and apps there is way more information for finding weather related conditions for flying but maybe with me having all the weather training I know more than the average person. Even the guys i fly with have a pretty grasp for reading conditions ....then again we do fly sailplanes. Thanks for the comments Gary-Chris
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FliteTest on September 10, 2016
correction : should NOT have to be certified for FPV racing....sorry -Chris
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drbohlen on September 7, 2016
What happened to your runcam? Mine is acting up. Just wondering if we are having the same issues. Mine will record, but any crash on my mini quad will cause it to turn off and the recording will be corrupt. Can't find anything about it online. I haven't used it that much either..
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crash1414 on September 8, 2016
It turns on... But will not record or shut off... Seems to be a known problem. -Chris
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StatGSR on September 9, 2016
btw, if your looking for a good stand, the Ernst Ultra Stand works great for holding the timber while swapping batteries. http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXE974&P=ML

and if your really want to speed up battery swaps, check out the Morgan Mill Battery Cartridge System. http://www.morganmill.com/RC/E-Flight_Timber_Parts.html

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FliteTest on September 10, 2016
Thats pretty funny i actually have a Morgan Mill battery system for my Carbon Z Cub - Chris
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Anon Pilot on September 9, 2016
Timber v Tundra... comparatively how do they perform in blustery conditions ? I bought the Timber because of the AS3X hoping that it would have the edge... but does it ?
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FliteTest on September 10, 2016
I agree the AS3X just helps smooth things out and just makes for better flight in my opinion. Andre might disagree with me. - Chris
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