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11-09-2016, 12:33 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

welcome to wattflyer Jim, the sig...

welcome to wattflyer Jim,

the sig smith mini is a fun build and your going to love the way it flys. What ever help you need I will be happy to help out. Theres also a great bunch of folks...
01-24-2015, 05:23 PM
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i am sitting here on a snowy morning having...

i am sitting here on a snowy morning having finished shoveling snow,so i thought an update on the mini is appropriate.

i have had couple of calls with Garret at altitude hobbies and exchanged...
01-11-2015, 11:21 PM
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Posted By tobydogs

over on 3drc forums theres a thread started in...

over on 3drc forums theres a thread started in march 2014 and a bunch of folks with the same issue i have, they chimed in over the summer and fall and this winter and still no solution. i haven't...
01-11-2015, 01:54 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

it's official....ztw's gecko line is having...

it's official....ztw's gecko line is having problems with their programing and the tech's in china are working on it. theres a long thread spanning summer till now on the issues i'm having. this...
01-08-2015, 03:33 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

thanks gramps for checking,i am going to have to...

thanks gramps for checking,i am going to have to do the watt meter again. i am beginning to think direct soldering the esc 3 wires is a good idea. the esc wires are very long compared to most esc...
01-08-2015, 02:57 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

Heres the update on my motor chugging in the...

Heres the update on my motor chugging in the video and also on the bench.

i got the ZTW geco 85amp esc and it sure looks like a nicely built product,but i fear the eflite power 46 doesn't like...
12-30-2014, 06:37 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

yes,i did get the ZTW esc from altitude hobbies. ...

yes,i did get the ZTW esc from altitude hobbies.

john,your not kidding about fast shipping. i just checked my email and the programing card for the gecko ZTW i ordered this afternoon is...
12-30-2014, 03:30 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

thanks john, i plan on changing the timing. i...

thanks john, i plan on changing the timing. i just ordered the card/lcd ztw programer.they ship quick so should be here this week.

i may also prop down a little. i know power is all in the...
12-30-2014, 01:27 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

maiden flights , this is the first flight ...

maiden flights , this is the first flight
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7q90qmCex6k


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCWOnQC6z_I

this 2nd video you will here the motor chugging after...
12-28-2014, 11:04 PM
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Posted By tobydogs

sorry for the delay, we are having issues...

sorry for the delay, we are having issues downloading my vids. recently got a mac like my wife wanted me to and it has issues with down loading my vids off the keychain camera.
i have windows...
12-28-2014, 07:57 PM
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Posted By tobydogs

thanks steve,so true on the feel of seeing ones...

thanks steve,so true on the feel of seeing ones work pay off and fly.

i'v downloaded the vids on youtube and am waiting for the processing to be completed. i'll post a separate thread for...
12-27-2014, 09:01 PM
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Posted By tobydogs

fantastic day to fly!!!! i got 2 flights off the...

fantastic day to fly!!!! i got 2 flights off the mini and on the second flight the motor chugged audibly enough while 75ft high to cause me to rearm the motor and continue for another few minutes. i...
12-27-2014, 12:09 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

WEATHER ALERT!!!!flying weather very hopeful for...

WEATHER ALERT!!!!flying weather very hopeful for saturday. mid 50's,5mph wind.

is this really dec weather forecast. i am charging enough batteries to remain at the field all day. will be taking...
12-21-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By tobydogs

no maiden today,just put up the Christmas tree...

no maiden today,just put up the Christmas tree and lights in the living room. my wife has the flu and is miserable. so i am keeping her company watching football.

i did sneak down to the...
12-21-2014, 12:41 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

thanks steve, i weighed her today since...

thanks steve,

i weighed her today since you asked. without the battery she weighs in at 4 pounds 13 oz. my 4000mah 40c 4cell zippy weighed exactly 1 pound. sweet!!!!

flying weight for...
12-19-2014, 11:51 PM
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Posted By tobydogs

here's the final pictures before the maiden. tx...

here's the final pictures before the maiden. tx and batteries will be charged for sunday as the weather is supposed to be in the 40's and sunny.

i soldered the added piano wire to the lg as...
12-18-2014, 12:54 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

THANKS HK, i just spent 30 minutes and...

THANKS HK,

i just spent 30 minutes and screwed the outer wing struts in place. she is very solid without the center piece that forms the "N" shape. i may leave it out for the time being as it is...
12-16-2014, 04:45 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

oh man...am i ready to finish this mini:D:D:D i...

oh man...am i ready to finish this mini:D:D:D i recommend this conversion to any one building the mini. it's so easy to top load the battery.

rx is in stalled permanently in it's location ...
12-13-2014, 04:11 PM
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Posted By tobydogs

ZTW Gecko Series 85A Brushless ESC w/ 8A...

ZTW Gecko Series 85A Brushless ESC w/ 8A Adjustable SBEC
ZTW GECKO SERIES Airplane/Heli ESCs are competition-grade speed controllers from one of the most tru..

i will be doing review on the ZTW...
12-12-2014, 04:59 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

update progress on the mini, motor is...

update progress on the mini,

motor is installed using nylon stand offs and the cowel is screwed in it's place. i then mounted the top and bottom wings minus the outer struts to begin weighing...
12-09-2014, 04:00 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

thanks hkeell, progress tonight as follows, ...

thanks hkeell,
progress tonight as follows,

i have now connected all the servos and hooked up the rx to center them before final connections. one minor mistake i made is i have my push rods...
12-08-2014, 02:22 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

glued the tail surfaces on today and also ca'd...

glued the tail surfaces on today and also ca'd the rudder,elevator and ailerons.

p/u some red paint...it is ever so slightly darker and i had to give it several coats on the cowel to cover...
12-07-2014, 03:15 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

spent the last hour covering the fuse.....heres a...

spent the last hour covering the fuse.....heres a few pictures. sunday it off to p/u red spray paint to paint the cowel and head rest. now i'm thinking of painting the cabanes red also[can always...
12-07-2014, 12:15 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

thanks jimmy, just finished dinner and may...

thanks jimmy,
just finished dinner and may head down the the shop to cover the fuse,then i'll glue the tail fins on sunday.
12-06-2014, 10:32 PM
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Posted By tobydogs

rainy day here in nj,so no better time to get the...

rainy day here in nj,so no better time to get the mini covered[popcorn]

i already did the wings ,elevator and rudder assembly and i'm really pleased with the way the monocoat is bending...
12-05-2014, 04:19 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

no pictures tonight,just a whole lot of dust in...

no pictures tonight,just a whole lot of dust in the workshop.:ws:

sanded all parts of the mini with 150g sandpaper ,then 220g to the point where i am ready to cover:D i took the 45min ride each...
12-04-2014, 03:59 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

i'm loving this build!!!! installed pushrods for...

i'm loving this build!!!! installed pushrods for the elevator and rudder. the plans call for using a balsa stick with piano wire threaded ends to be the push rods. just seems so old fashion....
12-02-2014, 03:37 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

folks will aways have differing opinions,but as...

folks will aways have differing opinions,but as far as some of the older design kits like the sig hog bipe and the mini,they are built heavier than most mass produced arfs. arfs seem to be built much...
12-02-2014, 03:08 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

i haven't been buying hk motors lately,will be...

i haven't been buying hk motors lately,will be using a eflite motor with a castle esc. after spending this many hour tinkering around i want the mini to have the best chance at survival...:Q.

...
12-01-2014, 01:48 AM
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Posted By tobydogs

just wanted t add a picture of the cabanes...

just wanted t add a picture of the cabanes epoxied with the first coat,i have to belt sand the high spots and re-coat before rounding all the edges and fine sanding. then paint.
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