Thanks for that guys.
The past few days I've been studying gear doors on various builds. Almost all are thin FG doors. I should have (and may still) made some out of some heavy cloth instead of glassing mine inside and out. The thicker the door, the harder it is to get it past the edge of the fuse when it swings open.
But like Fuzz said I'll be the only one who notices.
Anyhoo, woke up kinda bummed this morning after watching LSU get it's ass kicked last nite.
But! got to the shop and installed the fan and did a test run up.
Spun the ARC 48-1.5 to 1212 watts @ 64A on 5s. Really happy with those numbers.
Duct work didn't flex a bit, solid as a rock.
And my earlier weight check was way off.
While I had the fan in, I taped in all the servos, landing gear and hardware and put it on the scale. AUW is 4.5 lbs.
Only thing missing there is the pilot, canopy & paint.
And I still haven't even sanded the raw glass/resin yet. That will probably negate the weight of the paint.
Earlier I had weighed all the components separately and must have made a mistake adding it all up. Finally an error that breaks my way.
Should have the maiden before the month is out...