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Old 12-11-2007, 05:09 AM
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Kev...I can make you more if you like. should a dozen be enough? (LOL)

5 min epoxy didnt work for me, it came loose.

I'll make a few tomorrow at work anyways. I'll have crabzilla hand deliver them to you when she leaves here and goes to your place.
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Kev...I can make you more if you like. should a dozen be enough? (LOL)

5 min epoxy didnt work for me, it came loose.

I'll make a few tomorrow at work anyways. I'll have crabzilla hand deliver them to you when she leaves here and goes to your place.
Glad to see the stress is off, and the OLD DAVE is back again....
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Old 12-11-2007, 12:57 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Kev...I can make you more if you like. should a dozen be enough? (LOL)

5 min epoxy didnt work for me, it came loose.

I'll make a few tomorrow at work anyways. I'll have crabzilla hand deliver them to you when she leaves here and goes to your place.
Huh....the epoxy is still holding the small part I left on there, but maybe I will just go with the JB.....and yeah, if you can make me 1 or 2, I would appreciate it. I can use it on one of the other ones I got. In fact, Tom may need one as well.....

Chris, I have never taken a motor apart. Perhaps I will try that, since it is toast anyway. What more damage could happen? :o
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
What more damage could happen? :o
oh, this should be good...
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:33 PM
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Gee Fred, thanks for the vote of confidence.
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Old 12-11-2007, 01:35 PM
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it's up there with "hold my beer", and, "hey guys, watch this"...
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:06 PM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
it's up there with "hold my beer", and, "hey guys, watch this"...
thats my life...
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Old 12-11-2007, 08:53 PM
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actually, i expect it will be a common pair of phrases at SEFF
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Old 12-11-2007, 10:43 PM
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Dave,

Got the Sumo, will give it a try when I get the new motor and mounts. Any tips I should be aware of?
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:13 PM
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sumo expands...
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Old 12-11-2007, 11:20 PM
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Yeah, I kinda think Dave got lucky when he used it on his. You could easily ruin a second motor if you're not careful.
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Old 12-12-2007, 12:20 AM
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OK OK OK.....so, Doug, JB Weld, then? LOL

You better not have jinxed me is all.....
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Old 12-12-2007, 01:05 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
OK OK OK.....so, Doug, JB Weld, then? LOL

You better not have jinxed me is all.....
Hey, it worked for me. That's all I can say.

Whatever you use, let it set up part way before you join the pieces so you don't have the excess running where you don't want it. And since it is a tight fit, you won't need much. I actually think Sumo would work, but you really have to account for it expanding.
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Old 12-12-2007, 03:09 AM
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Letting it set for a minute or two sounds like a real good idea. Thanks.

Tonight was a wash.....dangit. Wife got held up at work and I didn't get anything done I wanted to, and I am about to go to bed.

So much for show -n- tell tomorrow.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:37 AM
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OK well I took the Jenny to the club meeting and she was a hit. One question for those of you who have already built her:

Were the main cabanes on the fuse tilted? I noticed after the CA was dry on all the struts the wings are slightly canted. I am told by some veteran pilots I should be able to counter it with some rudder trim, but still......

I can flex it with some force, but it springs back to the off-square original fit. It's like it was made that way at the factory.

Also, Dave, did you need my address again for those new mounts? If so I can send it again.

Otherwise, she was oooooohed and ahhhhhed over tonight, which made me feel good.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:16 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
OK well I took the Jenny to the club meeting and she was a hit. One question for those of you who have already built her:

Were the main cabanes on the fuse tilted? I noticed after the CA was dry on all the struts the wings are slightly canted. I am told by some veteran pilots I should be able to counter it with some rudder trim, but still......

I can flex it with some force, but it springs back to the off-square original fit. It's like it was made that way at the factory.

Also, Dave, did you need my address again for those new mounts? If so I can send it again.

Otherwise, she was oooooohed and ahhhhhed over tonight, which made me feel good.
I think I understand your question......

When you look at mine head on, the cabanes supporting the upper wing from the fuselage lean slightly to the left. Or maybe right - I would have to look. It's a very slight lean, and I don't think I even noticed until I was all done. It certainly doesn't affect handling.

I was flying mine this morning and a flock of geese came over the field at about 75'. There were probably 15 or 20 in a nice V formation heading south. My Jenny was headed north, and when they passed I added some throttle and turned back to join the formation. I never got in real close to them, but I did match their speed and alititude and eased into the left side of their formation, about 20 feet out. They didn't seem to mind at all! The little yellow Jenny stayed with them for about 200 yards before I turned off.
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:17 AM
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now that's cool!
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Old 12-13-2007, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post
now that's cool!
It was a zen moment...

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Old 12-13-2007, 04:52 AM
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I bet a camera on board would have been awesome
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:00 AM
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I bet a camera on board would have been awesome
I've got a Fly Cam One coming for Christmas....I think. Though I'm not sure the Jenny is capable of hauling much.

The place that I was flying would be a good place for that to happen again. In addition to the geese overhead, there were about 50 more camped out on the soccer field I was flying over. They probably follow the river as they fly. There were also a bunch of sea gulls that flew off as soon as the Jenny came near, but the geese did not seem threatened. And rightly so. If I hit one, I'm pretty sure the Jenny would have come down!
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:08 AM
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Makes it hard to walk with the land mines? I think it will haul the flycam1 easy enuf. You can mount it in the pilots seat, slave it to the rudder servo so it turns as the plane turns....hmmm
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Old 12-13-2007, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
I think I understand your question......

When you look at mine head on, the cabanes supporting the upper wing from the fuselage lean slightly to the left. Or maybe right - I would have to look. It's a very slight lean, and I don't think I even noticed until I was all done. It certainly doesn't affect handling.

I was flying mine this morning and a flock of geese came over the field at about 75'. There were probably 15 or 20 in a nice V formation heading south. My Jenny was headed north, and when they passed I added some throttle and turned back to join the formation. I never got in real close to them, but I did match their speed and alititude and eased into the left side of their formation, about 20 feet out. They didn't seem to mind at all! The little yellow Jenny stayed with them for about 200 yards before I turned off.

Thanks Doug. Can't wait to maiden and see if yer right!

As for the geese, well, I am jealous. That just sounds way too cool.
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:00 AM
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Kev,

You could still post some pics, we never get tired of seeing a vintage WWI Jenny!

And we would never get tired of seeing you mess up on the motor mount! :p
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Old 12-15-2007, 03:06 AM
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Gee THANKS for that. Actually I dont have the motor now, it's is being torn down and cleaned to see if it will work again.

But, if you like, I will take some pics and see what I can post. Maybe even some video......of the maiden.
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Old 12-15-2007, 11:08 PM
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OK I had enough of the old nylon mount Dave fabricated for me the first time to attempt the mount again, this time using JB Weld. I used a small piece of clear tape to hold the stock mount rod onto the end of the motor shaft, then shmeared the JB on both the metal shaft and CF rod, then slid the nylon tube over the join. THE MOTOR ASSEMBLY IS NOW IN THE VICE, POSITIONED SO NOTHING CAN DRIP INTO THE MOTOR HOUSING! I can not stress that enough. LOL I will let this set for a few hours, prolly til morning, to check the strength.

Dave, the extra mounts I plan on using on the SE5a when that becomes available. I appreciate and wish to thank you for them. If EFlite comes out with some more of these parkflyer warbirds, I may indeed need a dozen. LOL

Pics to follow soon, as per dave's request.
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