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Posted by Bubblehead21 | Sep 02, 2014 @ 09:49 PM | 1,886 Views
5 good batteries (1 possibly bad, total of 6 batteries) - none with more than 10 cycles on them, most with less

also have floats

broken CC - has working flap servo and motor, repaired wings, the electronics were damaged when I crashed trying to take off from floats

working CC - has a repaired wing, flies ok now that I trimmed it and adjusted the wings. Could use a little tweaking to get her to slow fly better.
tail is a little creased but works great.

this helps to get her flying well...CC setup thread ----> http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1708336...Continue Reading
Posted by Bubblehead21 | Aug 18, 2014 @ 12:45 PM | 2,157 Views
I just finished building the Clipped Wing TaylorCraft micro model! Wow, awesome model, and easy to follow directions. I screwed up only when I got ahead of the directions!
This was my first kit and first covering job. The directions are great… but… where the heck does the battery go?!
I ended up mounting the battery with Velcro under the controller, but it doesn't fit nicely.
Also, my model is tail heavy, so still need to figure out where to put some nose weight and how to get it in there.

I used the control rods for the rudder/elevator from a Hobby Zone Champ. These worked awesome and I didn't have to bend the wire myself!

I need to learn to accurately bend the landing gear wire though.

My motor mount (used from T-28 micro) was too wide for the slot area, so had to cut it down a lot. Might be prudent to check fit the motor mount after that part is built up.

I can’t wait to get this one balanced out and flying. I tried flying it as is, but was way too tail heavy and difficult to control. I could tell it is going to fly nice once I get it balanced though.

I balanced the plane using:
1) Some lead weight from a Pinewood Derby car, dropped into the nose and epoxied in.
2) Moved the 150 mah 1S battery all the way forward. It actually fits really nicely in the hole forward of the ESC/servo board.

It flies awesome!! Slow and fast, I love it!
Now I need to figure out how to make a micro P-38 or Mosquito with ailerons and retracts. I know it is doable... I am gonna have to learn to scratch build I guess!!