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Posted by taz101 | Jun 08, 2013 @ 12:11 PM | 3,610 Views
My Durafly T-28 Easy to do metal trunnion mod!!
Hey guys,
I have found a very easy to do metal trunnion mod for the nose gear!!
It is a direct replacement for the original plastic trunnion!!
All you need is a small Philips head screwdriver, allen(hex) key, a pair of pliers, ten minutes and one of these........http://www.pw-rc.com/product_info.ph...oducts_id/3381
....... from PW-RC. (if the link above just goes to the PW-RC home page, it just means he is out of stock. Try again in a couple of days or send him an email.)

Photo1- What you get, you get two of these.


Photo2- Unscrew the little pin and disregard the leg and pin(you will not need these)


Photo3- The old metal trunnion and the new metal trunnion.
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Posted by taz101 | Feb 17, 2013 @ 12:54 AM | 3,838 Views
Well this is my first blog on RCGroups.
I have been asked buy a number of people about my PVC Pipe Stands I use on my planes and boats.
So I use PVC Pipes and joiners to make my work stands and also for storage and also for transporting my planes.
So in this first post I will put some photos of my work stands and what I make them with!
I start with a cross piece or an X piece if you like.
I then cut four lengths of pipe (in this case 25mm diameter) to the lengths that you need to make the bottom of the ends.
In the ones in photos you can see I made them 11" long. Now remember the longer you make these the higher the stand will be, but also wider.
I then glue these with PVC glue to the X's.
I then cut two lengths of pipe for the length of the stand I want. In this case I made them 25" long.
Then I grab four 90 degree elbow joiners an place them on the ends of the long pipes(not glued) to help line everything up. I then glue the other ends of the elbow joints. So hope fully everything now lines up.
Once the glue has dried I take the long pipes off again just to make it easier to work with the end pieces.
I then cut another four pieces of PVC (8"in this case) to the length you want to hold the fuselage or wings of your plane. Then glue these to the top half of your ends. I then put four caps on the ends of these four pieces to cap the end (this is not a necessity). I also use rubber insulation pipe over these to protect the plane against the hard...Continue Reading