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Old 11-27-2007, 07:01 PM
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Doug says to use JB weld. I'm going to try that and give it a test run this weekend.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Doug says to use JB weld. I'm going to try that and give it a test run this weekend.
It worked great joining steel to brass to carbon fiber. It should work fine on nylon too, but who knows? Whatever you use I would recommend roughing up all the surfaces first and then giving it plenty of time to cure.

Hey Dave, how did the motor and prop combo work for you? If I'm not mistaken, your motor is a little stronger but with lower RPM than mine, and you are turning a bigger prop. Obviously it flies great, but I'm curious about what WOT looks like and how long your flight time is.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:26 PM
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Ahhhh JB Weld, that I can find.
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Old 11-28-2007, 03:51 AM
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Dave,

As I was reading the manual, I am a little confused on the rigging wires. Are they tied to the struts/cabanes, or just CA'd to them? I've never installed rigging before.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:04 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Dave,

As I was reading the manual, I am a little confused on the rigging wires. Are they tied to the struts/cabanes, or just CA'd to them? I've never installed rigging before.
You can get creative, but I glued at one end and glued at the other end. Foam safe CA works or 5 min epoxy.

Once you see how it goes, it is quite simple.
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:13 AM
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I also used CA with little squares of plastic from a water bottle to glue over the end of the threads. I got that advice from on here somewhere. Only thing I did different was to poke the thread through to the bottom of the wing (using a sewing needle) so the plastic and glue was out of sight.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:21 AM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
Hey Dave, how did the motor and prop combo work for you? If I'm not mistaken, your motor is a little stronger but with lower RPM than mine, and you are turning a bigger prop. Obviously it flies great, but I'm curious about what WOT looks like and how long your flight time is.
It worked out OK. I really never went over 1/2 throttle, even on takeoff. That motor was not secured properly so I cant tell you how it performed over half throttle. I'll give it a go this weekend, the motor had pleny of umphh as it produces 12 0z of thrust for a 8 oz plane.
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Old 11-28-2007, 07:13 AM
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I'm pleased with my set up. I switched to a 7x3 prop which allows me to climb at about a 45 degree angle just above stall speed. Very cool! 1/2 throttle gives me a nice gentle cruise and 15-20 minutes of flight time. Only thing I don't care for is the sound of the motor. It has a high pitch whine that is louder than I was expecting. Not too bad though. At least I can hear what my motor is doing.
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Old 11-28-2007, 01:52 PM
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wow...my motor is quiet....cant even hear it running -
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Dave,

I've got the OK from the financial department (you know, the missus LOL) to order this on Friday. I'll go with your setup, since it saves me over $60. If you can make me a mount, I would greatly appreciate it. Just let me know what I owe you and where to send it.

I am sure I will have a bunch of stupid questions......of course, I could just get a case or two of Icehouse and have it on standby if you want to come out and show me the ropes.....LOL
Hey Kev, maybe you should get one of these instead. Due out any day now. Same power setup, and probably a great slow flyer just like the Jenny.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL1925
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:25 PM
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I plan on one of those as well. very cool looking plane!
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Old 11-28-2007, 04:39 PM
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I wish they would put something out a little larger. A big WWI foam biplane, that would be sweet

There's so many awesome subjects that should be produced, and yet, mustang mustang mustang.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
Hey Kev, maybe you should get one of these instead. Due out any day now. Same power setup, and probably a great slow flyer just like the Jenny.

http://www.horizonhobby.com/Products...ProdID=EFL1925
Doug,

My wife said she thinks that one is prettier (ugh), and that I should get it instead of the Jenny. But, since I am ordering this week, I will prolly get the Jenny. Truth be told, for the cost, I may end up with both as well. Just not right away.....
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
I wish they would put something out a little larger. A big WWI foam biplane, that would be sweet

There's so many awesome subjects that should be produced, and yet, mustang mustang mustang.
I gotta give E-Flite credit fopr stepping out of the box a little. Whoda thunk to make a Piper Pawnee ARF? And their new T-Craft looks REALLY nice. What I would like to see: a P-61 Black Widow with about a 50" wing span.
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Old 11-28-2007, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
You can get creative, but I glued at one end and glued at the other end. Foam safe CA works or 5 min epoxy.

Once you see how it goes, it is quite simple.
So, glue the thread to the hole in the strut? No knot? I am thinking like this: thread a little rigging thru, so there is a small amount on one side, and the rest out the other side; glue to hole in strut; when glue is dry, cut small end, thread thru remainder of holes, hold taut, glue to final hole in strut; when dry, cut excess. Sound about right? Do I glue each hole?

Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
I also used CA with little squares of plastic from a water bottle to glue over the end of the threads. I got that advice from on here somewhere. Only thing I did different was to poke the thread through to the bottom of the wing (using a sewing needle) so the plastic and glue was out of sight.
Doug,

Any pics? I am not picturing this in my feeble head.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:08 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Any pics? I am not picturing this in my feeble head.
Lucky for you I am working from home today. Or at least trying. This WattFlyer stuff sure can be a productivity killer.

Anyway, as you can see from the pictures, I ran the thread through the hole in the strut (which was already there), then I pushed it through the foam right next to the strut using a sewing needle. Then I cut a small square of plastic from a beverage bottle and put a drop of foam safe CA on the concave side. I pulled the thread snug (not too tight) and gave the area a squirt of CA accelerator then pressed the plastic piece in place. Cut off the excess thread and it's done! On the top wing there was no need to push the thread through to the other side since it attaches from the bottom already, but I used the same technique other than that.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:10 PM
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neat idea!
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:14 PM
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Doug,

The third pic is from the underside, right?
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:15 PM
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Also, I just placed my order for my Jenny. Gotta order from Jeff next. Dave, what do you think about the 5 gram servos he has? Too small? I have some of those laying around somewhere......
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:15 PM
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That last picture is a little tough to see. Of course that was the point of doing it that way. Here's the same area from a couple other angles. And a couple of in flight photos to make it interesting!
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:17 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Also, I just placed my order for my Jenny. Gotta order from Jeff next. Dave, what do you think about the 5 gram servos he has? Too small? I have some of those laying around somewhere......
I used the 5 gram servos. They fit perfectly.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:20 PM
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Sweet, thanks Doug!
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:20 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Doug,

The third pic is from the underside, right?
Yes. In the second set of photos, the first pic is of the underside of the top wing. The second photo is of the underside of the bottom wing.
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:32 PM
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cool pics Doug!

whats that big white thing hanging out the end ?

any plans on going 2.4 Ghz?
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Old 11-28-2007, 06:39 PM
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OK power/radio system is ordered up. Not bad, about $150 total. She better fly good Dave, or you ain't getting that Icehouse. LOL

Dave, how do you like the 9047 prop on her?
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