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Old 12-29-2007, 04:54 AM
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Dave, when you installed the cabanes, did it appear to be a solid mount?
When I looked at mine, it appeared that the screw just went into the plastic and then foam. Is there balsa behind there?
I was just about to use some epoxy to strengthen this area a bit.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:20 AM
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I'm not sure, I suppose some epoxy wouldnt hurt though.

Did you figure out which one goes on each side? It didnt tell in the directions, but after looking at it for a bit I figured it out.
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Old 12-29-2007, 05:53 AM
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Haven't looked that close yet...I'll get there soon.
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:02 AM
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what's the difference BTW?
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Old 12-29-2007, 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy View Post
Nice fabrication photos.

Now Kev is going to need 6 or 7 of those mounts for his SE5a.
HEY NOW!!!!! Yeesh the monkey disappears and everyone decides to slam me in his wake......
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Old 12-29-2007, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by barmonkey View Post
what's the difference BTW?
On top of the main cabanes, the flat pieces of wood that the top wing screws into are angled. After looking at it I figured out the angles need to point in towards the cockpit. Reason is when you attach the top wing you have to spread out the cabanes which will make the pieces parallel to the wing.

That might sound confusing, but once you look at it it will make sense.
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Old 12-29-2007, 11:34 PM
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Thanks, Dave
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:27 AM
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Dave nice job so far, I've been looking at your pic'c of your motor. I'm I seeing thing's or does your motor only have two wires comming off of the winding? I've never seen a brushless setup with two! And have you flown the SE 5 yet? Jim
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:37 AM
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I was wondering about the 2 wires thing also... the wires look like they aren't the same length also?
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Old 01-01-2008, 02:30 PM
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Boy am I in trouble! My LHS has 2 SE5a's in stock! Should I or should I? Ha Ha Haaaaaaa!!! Steve, Murph where are you Brothers? Martin
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Old 01-01-2008, 04:26 PM
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Martin,

Go and snag one of those before it's too late!
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Old 01-01-2008, 05:59 PM
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That does it Kev.... by this weekend I'll have one! Martin
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by scalercflyer View Post
Boy am I in trouble! My LHS has 2 SE5a's in stock! Should I or should I? Ha Ha Haaaaaaa!!! Steve, Murph where are you Brothers? Martin
They answer is always...."Get it!!!"....
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:28 PM
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There are 3 wires on the motor, one was kinda short compared to the others (optical illusion)

The plane is completely done, I'll update the photos later today when I get on the desktop (using the laptop now)

Working on the RCU Bipe now, will do a build thread on it today as well.

Happy new years guys!

oh ya....I wont fly the SE5 until Sat. Jan 6 at our indooor flying session. I'll post some video. One of the other guys got his done also, so hopefully we can get some formation flying
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Old 01-01-2008, 09:14 PM
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Martin has a great place to fly indoors. This plane will be great for him!!! Steve
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:48 PM
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I have one coming, was hopeful it would be here today but it never made it. Oh well maybe in the morning. We fly in an old hanger at the closed Chanute AFB. Awesome size, but colder than a well diggers you know! My Dad has the Jenny, sweet, sweet plane. I just hope the SE 5 will fly like that.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:57 PM
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Originally Posted by mustangpilot View Post
I have one coming, was hopeful it would be here today but it never made it. Oh well maybe in the morning. We fly in an old hanger at the closed Chanute AFB. Awesome size, but colder than a well diggers you know! My Dad has the Jenny, sweet, sweet plane. I just hope the SE 5 will fly like that.
Are you allowed to bring a propane heater in with you? Like a Mr buddy or something? At least to have to warm up a little?

I bet its a great place to fly; we use a high school gymnasium (actually, we have 2, so guys wanting to fly 3D can go to the smaller one and hover and all, and those of us flying circuits can do that as well.

Dang I wish I lived a little farther south near there......<sigh>
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:21 AM
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Hey Kev, ya if you just lived Little farther south. We do use a bullet heater but you have to stand right in front of it, and there is always some body trying to warm up.The concrete floor must be a foot thick or more, the sun never gets to it so its like a large fridge. These hangers are huge, but you have to watch for the lights they hang down from the roof about fifteen feet or so.the guys from Tower hobbies get to fly in the armory at the U of I thats not fair, I'm just jealous wish we all could get permission. Although I think they pay for the time?? not sure.I'm still jealous. Jim
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Old 01-04-2008, 12:25 AM
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Well, maybe you should befriend the guys from Tower and fly with them.

I am waiting for my credit from Horizon for my returned Jenny, and then I will be ordering the S.E.5.a.......then I will have TWO of these cool looking indoor fliers!
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Old 01-04-2008, 04:20 PM
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Ok...lets finish this up.

The plane is pretty much put together, I installed the flying wires. Let me just say.....you need to be a patient person and have some decent eyes to route the string thru the holes. After it is installed it adds alot of character to the plane.



Instead of using the little plastic retainers they give you I did this - I used some small heat shrink and a dab of Sumo glue. Works good -




Here is where I placed the Castle Creations 10 amp ESC -




And the AR6100 is mounted behind the motor box, fits nicely -

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Old 01-04-2008, 04:23 PM
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Here is the plane all done, finally




And here it is with the Jenny -




This is how I store them.....keeps them out of the way -

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Old 01-04-2008, 07:43 PM
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Dave,

What are they hanging by? Tailskid?
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Old 01-04-2008, 07:50 PM
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Those a perty Dave. I especially like the Se5
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Dave,

What are they hanging by? Tailskid?
around the tail...you can see some string on the SE5 (from the last pic). My lower level's walls have all my planes hanging like that, even the glow
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Old 01-04-2008, 10:05 PM
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Very nice Dave, I hang my small ones that way. Saves banging them up moving them all the time. Please give us your flight report after you get her up. Stay warm, It's been da#@ Cold, Here as well. Jim
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