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Posted by veritus | Dec 29, 2009 @ 09:31 PM | 4,573 Views
Well I repainted the inner panels, they still have one more coat to go, but these photos show how good they look. I have decided to repaint the fuselage, since it suffered some cracks which were filled, strengthened and sanded. The 9 channel reciever came and works like a charm, it's great to have all the room I need to make this plane fully functioning. Initially it didn't work, because i forgot to switch the transmitter to PCM from FM, the only way a Futaba 9 channel can work all 9 channels!


Building DG LS Gliders (9 min 42 sec)


Thought you all would get a kick out of how real sailplanes are built, kinda like their smaller scaled cousins!
Posted by veritus | Dec 25, 2009 @ 10:02 PM | 4,041 Views
Well things are proceeding well. I had a loose spoiler servo that was easily repositioned and attached, using my JR Matchbox, they were callibrated to match! But I realized, even with the Matchbox, I didn't have enough channels for a fully functional wing. I am using a Futaba T9CAP but had the FM 8 channel reciever. But after cruising the internet I was able to purchase a 9 channel Futaba PCM reciever from eBay for $50.00. It will come sometime early next week, the seller has a 94% positive rating.

I also installed the positioning pins on the inner panels. I may assemble the whole plane and set up all throws this weekend, but temps look real cold and the wingspan on this is about 5.2-5.3 meters; so we'll see. Whenever that happens, I'll take pics.
Posted by veritus | Dec 16, 2009 @ 11:13 PM | 4,387 Views
Well I was able to sand the carbonfiber rod down to fit in the fuselage and inner panels. Inner panels have had gel-repair applied. although not as obvious to the human eye, stands out in photos. I have a feeling I will have to repaint these panels to match, we'll see; may have to repaint the whole sailplane but not till after test flight. Next is cutting down and fitting trailing edge positioning pins. Then making sure all wing servos and control surfaces are moving; I'm pretty sure they are. Then final balancing and total once over for overall integrity for flight.
Posted by veritus | Dec 11, 2009 @ 01:19 PM | 4,198 Views
Old vid of my demised ASH-25mi...it was a great flier! Check the vids out at YouTube;

ASH-25 Successful 15 minute flight.mov (0 min 34 sec)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQnz_mM3Yew,...Continue Reading