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Archive for September, 2011
Posted by 7rider | Sep 20, 2011 @ 10:06 PM | 2,946 Views
The COG story that continues today for many appears to extend much further back than the Pendulum Wars.


Posted by 7rider | Sep 19, 2011 @ 01:37 PM | 2,998 Views
Great post on how to adapt snap ring pliers from Harbor Freight to get the really small circlips off motor shafts:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=14
Posted by 7rider | Sep 19, 2011 @ 01:32 PM | 2,711 Views
I heard a lot of vibration when I went to full throttle with a Tacon Big Foot 25 and the ParkZone BF109G 2-blade spinner on Saturday. The APC 11x8E had already been balanced, so another flyer at the field suggested I also had to balance the spinner. On Sunday, after I separately balanced the back plate and the cone of the spinner, the vibration decreased a great amount at full throttle. I used CA to balance the back plate and Scotch Magic Tape on the inside of the cone to balance the cone. The cone was easy to balance since it had a hole right in the middle of the cone.
Posted by 7rider | Sep 06, 2011 @ 01:51 PM | 3,209 Views
Didn't want to reinstall a motor in a crunched nose Merlin, so I made it into a slope glider. I had a lot of fun my first time slope soaring:

Multiplex Merlin Slope Soaring Coyote Hills Regional Park (2 min 40 sec)