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Old Oct 09, 2014, 06:22 PM
Another one on the way...
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By the way--today she stood on her own three legs... The ESM V3 electric retracts seem to work very nicely. Now I'm off to put all the electronics on board. I regret now gluing the aluminum tubes into the center wing section, as they now make this 49" wide. If I had glued them to the wing tips--I wouldn't have had this problem. Now the center body doesn't fit in my car (sold the Expedition and now it's either the Wrangler or Durango...)
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Old Oct 10, 2014, 01:30 PM
Another one on the way...
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A thought: what if I cut the aluminum tubes at the nacelles, glue them in the wing tips as well, and then get a carbon fiber tube that will exactly fit the inner side of the aluminum tube, but glue those to the wing tips, thus making this plane a little narrower and can transport it to the field? I'm guessing that a CF tube like that might add a pound to the plane...
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Old Oct 11, 2014, 05:26 PM
Another one on the way...
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More progress... Ended up only using one Matchbox for the flaps (it has 4 channels). All I had to do is reverse two of them. So, channel layout (AR9100 + DX18):

1. THRO (Y of both throttles)
2. RAL
3. REL
4. RUD
5. FLP (all four, through the Matchbox)
6. LAL
7. GEAR
8. DOOR (not used yet, as I have not installed main doors
9. LEL

As far as propellers--I have the serrated washer, then prop, then the original motor washer, then original nut, then jam nut. I hope this is enough. I will test it plenty before ever taking to the air...
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 07:11 PM
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More progress... Ended up only using one Matchbox for the flaps (it has 4 channels). All I had to do is reverse two of them. So, channel layout (AR9100 + DX18):

1. THRO (Y of both throttles)
2. RAL
3. REL
4. RUD
5. FLP (all four, through the Matchbox)
6. LAL
7. GEAR
8. DOOR (not used yet, as I have not installed main doors
9. LEL

As far as propellers--I have the serrated washer, then prop, then the original motor washer, then original nut, then jam nut. I hope this is enough. I will test it plenty before ever taking to the air...
Looks like you opened up the cockpit area?
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Old Oct 12, 2014, 09:58 PM
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Only the covering, and then glued pieces of balsa and Velcro for all the electronics.
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