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Old Jan 23, 2004, 06:28 AM
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RandyK1,

You may want to get the fins also. Its easy enough losing orientation in the daytime.

My EL stuff is ordered and on its way. Getting enough for two planes. One will be my modified slow stick. I havenít decided on the second yet. I may ad some high intensity LEDs for landing lights also.
Happy flying.
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 12:21 PM
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RandyK1,

Woah boy. You really should get the lights up the fins. You need to be able to tell which side is up, from ANY and ALL angles.

If you're flying that thing straight at you, and do a couple of rolls, It'll be easy to mix up which way's up, and when you try doing an upward loop but it suddenly does a downward loop into the ground. . . well you'll wish you had your fins lit up!

How do I know this? PERSONAL EXPERIENCE!

I've got a new set of lights coming for my Unicorn, I'll post pics next week when I get it set up.

Todd
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 04:21 PM
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Wind_of_Change, Thanks for the tip about lighting up the fins, you cant tell from the pics but the aqua is on top and the yellow is on the bottom the way the wires set on the wing I should be able to keep track of it. If not I will go to plan "B". Whats plan "B", I dont know yet, but I will think of something. Here is a pic of my recovered Uni (with-out the glowwires on) ...R...
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 04:21 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 08:26 PM
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That covering job looks GREAT!!! I really like the black & yellow togather.
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 08:42 PM
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Thanks, I had a wing before that I did with yellow and black, I could see that thing a looooonnnng way away. So I thought I would try it again. Changed a few other things as long as I had it all stripped down. Burried the control rods, rounded the ends of the elevons and did a different motor mount mod (so I wouldnt break the tube in the cold) and put on coroplast wingletts. ...R... p.s. Sorry about the bad pic, my webcam dont like brite yellow for some reason
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 09:36 PM
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Motor Tube

What type of mod did you do to your motor tube? It looks shorter.
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 10:19 PM
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I cut the tube (1 motor lenght) shorter. Then I took an alu. motor mount that I had from a Edge R/C Overlord (that lives a short life) used Goop to mount it under the wing. The motor sits the same place that it would sit if it was in the tube. The motor sits outside of the tube now, in the airflow it keeps very cool. I have the end of the motor just touching the end of the tube so I can keep the clean lines of the motor tube and not have to worry about breaking the tube in the cold. I can also adjust the thrust line now (if I need too). ...R...
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 10:20 PM
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Sorry, forgot the pics
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 10:20 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2004, 10:27 PM
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Sorry, I didnt mean to hijak the thread ...R...
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 04:20 AM
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Wind_of_Change, Thanks for the tip about lighting up the fins . . .
RandyK1,

Here's my Unicorn with the E.L. Wire. I've got the fins lit up, and the center of the body wrapped. I can see the EXACT orientation of this plane at all times and all angles.

It also looks way cool zipping around the skies in a way two solid lines can't.

I flew it today without the wires (AWESOME), and will fly it tomorrow night with them on (AWESOMER).

I love this plane. It glides smooth, performs aerobatics well, recovers from stalls easily. . . and survives trees admirably. I discovered that last one today. Three of my buddies were standing next to me watching it fly down the hill from us, and one of them said "It's so majestic!!" And about 2 seconds later I slapped it into a really tall & thin tree. The timeliness of it was hilarious. Then he said "um, nevermind".
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 04:21 AM
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. . . and heres the bottom. . .
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 04:25 AM
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. . . and from the rear. Like I said, you can see this thing from any angle clearly.

Now I just gotta get the LED spotlights mounted underneath.



Happy Flying!

Todd
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Old Jan 24, 2004, 09:34 AM
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Lights

VERY COOL!!!
I love it.
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