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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:27 AM
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ill just wait eh. it will be fine

checked cg, packs ended up beeing cuple inches farther forward than i thought, no biggie. my esc wires still reach, and i wont ahve to add any glass to the battery area.

your right andy, i had to get under my holding stand and bench press it to get the cg haha. thats a first.

got retract servo hooked up and installed. got wing mounts glued in, but still need to "wet tie" them into the structure. once ive got that done, i need to get the batteries velcroed up, and get a strap in there. after that, ill hook everything up, and do a full systems check. my gear have a leak when they are up, but it holds enough pressure to drop the gear for about 20-30 min. so no biggie. ive got 2 tanks in there, so it will be fine. though i may be required to roll inverted to retract gear. it retracts them at about 120psi ok, but not with enough power that i feel they will work in airflow. inverted will fix that in a jiffy lol. its hoaky, but you got to do what you got to do sometimes.

its getting close, and to be honest, i never thought id ever finish it haha. im feeling a little better after my full power test, it felt pretty awesome. never felt 26-27 lbs of thrust before!!! im also glad im not going to be over 43lbs. we already know andy's flies sweet at 43-44lbs. now we just need to be able to land and stop on a 700ft runway. i wouldnt be too worried if it wasnt for the poles and chains at the ends of the runway. yikes!
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