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Broken Delta ray

#1
I will soon need to get a new body for the delta ray just a few flights and the nose is broken. The plane doesnt seem to get enough power from the motors to get altitude to clear the trees by me. Do i need to soldier, and do electrical to swap all the hardware to new body? or just glue, tape screws, hot glue?? I have never done anything like this. Total newbie. Also. can the motors be upgraded without different electrical? Dont even know where to start.
 
#2
If you haven't lost any pieces, White Gorilla Glue works great for putting foam planes back together. Much easier and cheaper than transplanting parts to a new body.

My brother's Delta Ray seems to be adequately powered. Maybe you need a larger field?
 

makattack

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#4
Are you flying it in beginner or intermediate modes? If so, those modes limit the pitch and roll angles such that you really kind of need a lot of space to fly it. If you're flying it in expert mode, there are no limits, other than the brushed motors/props. When I was learning, I found it too tight in the softball/baseball field I was flying it in to stay in beginner mode, so I sort of had to quickly learn to fly in the expert mode. Heh, I even recall trying to get above the trees and not seeing that happening, so I quickly switched to expert mode and was able to clear the trees and promptly go into my first immelmann/hammerhead move. Oops. I survived that by pressing the SAFE switch/button and was able to switch into the intermediate mode once I was above the trees.
 
#5
Thanks everyone

I have received the new body and transferred all the hardware. After doing the swap, I tested the motors and elevons. I DISCOVERED WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN MY PROBLEM THIS WHOLE TIME. I am only getting partial thrust/power from one of the motors. All trims including throttle have been adjusted. As I was flying the plane, it was always seeming underpowered and turned much stronger one way then the other. I contacted Horizon, and they offered a new set of motors at no cost. Hope this solves the problem as I really want to enjoy this plane. Other then the micro radian, it is my first one. Waiting for batteries for the Opterra I got from ebay.