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Old 12-04-2007, 01:31 PM
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Hey fellas?

Guess what showed up on my doorstep yesterday
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Old 12-04-2007, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Hey fellas?

Guess what showed up on my doorstep yesterday
Crabzilla?
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Old 12-04-2007, 02:13 PM
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I said MY doorstep, Dave.....not yours.....

Though when she does, you HAVE to post some pics......at least with Wilbur not around, maybe she will smile.....
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:12 PM
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So..did ya open it up yet? They do a good job of packaging so it dont get to beat up. My cowl had a crack in it, but it was easier to fix than try to get a new one.

did you get your motor yet?
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
So..did ya open it up yet? They do a good job of packaging so it dont get to beat up. My cowl had a crack in it, but it was easier to fix than try to get a new one.

did you get your motor yet?
No I didn't get to open it yet, I was busier than a 1-legged man in an arse-kicking contest. Unless I get held over at work tonite, I will open it when I get home.

There is also a box from HeadsUpRC, so I should have everything I need to get her ready.

I'd take pics, but someone already did that for us.
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Old 12-04-2007, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
I said MY doorstep, Dave.....not yours.....

Though when she does, you HAVE to post some pics......at least with Wilbur not around, maybe she will smile.....
ask and you shall receive...

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Old 12-04-2007, 05:30 PM
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Yeah, but she ain't smiling, as far as we can see......
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:06 PM
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trust me, that IS her smiling...
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:09 PM
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OK enough monkeying around......lets bring this back on-topic.
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:21 PM
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I'm telling Mike on you guys!
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:22 PM
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Kev, when is your next indoor fly session?
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Old 12-04-2007, 06:42 PM
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indoor?

I was at a guy's house yesterday, someone interested in having me build him a plane...

yeah, I know, he's obviously unstable.

But he was telling me about these quick build storage buildings that can be as big as, (I am pretty sure he said) 120 feet wide, and unlimted on length.

Someone out there in farm country should put one together for your indoor flying.

Yeah, I'll see about more info...
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by aviatordave View Post
Kev, when is your next indoor fly session?
We can fly every Saturday night (in the winter off-season) from 630pm-10pm at a local high school. We have 2 gyms set aside for us. I wont make this weekend, but am planning on next Saturday.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:33 PM
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Now you're talking. I would love to do indoor flight, but I'd end up bouncing the plane off the basketball goal or slamming into the wall. Fortunately, I have good flying weather almost year-round.

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We can fly every Saturday night (in the winter off-season) from 630pm-10pm at a local high school. We have 2 gyms set aside for us. I wont make this weekend, but am planning on next Saturday.
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Voyager2lcats View Post
Now you're talking. I would love to do indoor flight, but I'd end up bouncing the plane off the basketball goal or slamming into the wall. Fortunately, I have good flying weather almost year-round.
Besides the obvious advantage of warm temps and no precip when inside, you also have no wind and no lack of lighting.

Fred may be on to something, get a nice 300ft by 100ft pole barn with a 100ft high roof. It sure is nice of him to offer to spring for one for all of us, especially considering his current job status (or non-status, as it were).
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:50 PM
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Ouch! That was naughty, Kev.:p Well, all's fair when you're FlyingMonkey.

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Besides the obvious advantage of warm temps and no precip when inside, you also have no wind and no lack of lighting.

Fred may be on to something, get a nice 300ft by 100ft pole barn with a 100ft high roof. It sure is nice of him to offer to spring for one for all of us, especially considering his current job status (or non-status, as it were).
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Old 12-04-2007, 07:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Voyager2lcats View Post
Ouch! That was naughty, Kev.:p Well, all's fair when you're FlyingMonkey.
True.....I might feel bad, but then like you said, all's fair when it comes to Wilbur.....
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Old 12-10-2007, 02:49 AM
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Well, my build started tonight,, and I have learned a very valuable lesson......

When you are using adhesives to mount a motor to a shaft mount, do NOT let the adhesive get into the motor housing.....

Talk about a bonehead thing to do.....

Well, when I get my new motor, I will continue on.....stupid gravity.....

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Old 12-10-2007, 02:56 AM
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Originally Posted by gfdengine204 View Post
Well, my buidl started tonight,, and I have learned a very valuable lesson......

When you are using adhesives to mount a motor to a shaft mount, do NOT let the adhesive get into the motor housing.....

Talk about a bonehead thing to do.....

Well, when I get my new motor, I will continue on.....stupid gravity.....
I'm impressed that you would even admit to doing that Kev! At least you didn't fuse a $50 e-flite motor.

So what adhesive did you decide on? If it is JB Weld, you don't need much.
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:09 AM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
I'm impressed that you would even admit to doing that Kev! At least you didn't fuse a $50 e-flite motor.

So what adhesive did you decide on? If it is JB Weld, you don't need much.
I had used some 5-min epoxy.....it worked great on the nylon mount/metal motor mount connection.....I am just so mad at myself I could spit.

And heck, why not admit to it.....maybe someone else will learn from my mistake. I know I sure did. (Lesson: When letting the adhesive set up and bond, don't let gravity take any excess or runoff anywhere you do NOT want it to go)
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Old 12-10-2007, 03:45 AM
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I made a small mod to my Jenny today. I added rigging to the tail and horizontal stab because I noticed that the entire tail was bending when rudder was applied. It looks good and seems to help quite a bit. Rudder response is crisper than before.

The wind was dead calm today, so I took it up for a test flight around the cul du sac. I let it go pretty high, probably 300-400 feet, and just let it float around over my neighborhood. She's a beauty to watch!
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:47 AM
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Originally Posted by D Payne View Post
That ugly white wire is a 4 channel Berg microstamp Rx. Weighs almost nothing, and it only cost me $30 delivered, including the crystal. Hard to beat that!
Replace that ugly white wire with same length of #30 wire. Can not be seen in the air and no loss of range.
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Old 12-11-2007, 02:44 AM
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Well, I came home today from work, after some time away to relax. I was able to cut off a 1+ inch piece of the nylon mount tube, and think I can make it work when the new motor gets here. Dave, do you have dimensions for each tube (lengths, I mean). Also, would you have the opportunity to fabricate a new tube or two sometime for me? In case this one isn't long enough......

Got my tail feathers glued on, and they look straight. Also put in my servos, got the control horns on and linked up. Did you guys have to cut down the pushrods some? Mine were too long to allow free travel in both directions.

Tomorrow I will velcro in the RX and hook up the servos, then mount the wings (minus the rigging) and LG so I have something to take to the club meeting for show and tell.

Dang but I wish I hadn't screwed t he pooch on the first motor. <sigh>
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:31 AM
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Hey Kev....5 min. Epoxy is fairly brittle.....is there any way to chip it away, and disassemble the motor and clean it up?
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Old 12-11-2007, 03:38 AM
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use hot glue, just like hot wax. when it dries, pull the epoxy out.
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