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Old Mar 01, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Now I'm really frustrated & upset! They sent the wrong size wire for the pushrods!!!! So another week goes by & I still can't finish it. Good thing flying season is still a couple of weeks away.

Can't anybody get anything right????????????

Chuck
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Old Mar 05, 2012, 10:30 PM
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The correct wire for the pushrods finally came in today. Trying to get the wire into the rudder I broke off the control horn. The glue is drying. As soon as I have it setup, I'll do a couple of more pics & tell you what I found.

Chuck
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Control surfaces in motion!

Got the pushrods cut to size. Test fitted the connectors. The servo connectors had a burr which prevented the pushrod from going all the way through. Used the sharp end of the scrap rod to ream it out.

I had to cut the short arm of the "L" on the rudder to get it to fit.

I tried the middle hole on the servo arms and mid hole of the control horn. The motion was very close to that recommended by the manual. Something worked!

Don't forget to put the little black clip on the servo connector. I haven't yet but I think I'll need to remove the servo arm to do it. Just remember where center is when you put it back.

A short vid of the control surfaces in action
micro Telemaster Control Surface Motion (0 min 30 sec)
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Old Mar 07, 2012, 07:49 PM
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Servo connector lock nut

The more I thought about it, the more I figured I better go put that locker on the servo arm before I forget! LOL

I used "gas pliers" to gently squezze it on. Remember that the connector has to swivel freely on the servo arm. Don't ask or go see my Tuff Trainer vid! LOL

I fired it up (sorry no vid) on the floor & the prop spun but even WOT it just sat there! RPMs were pretty low. Hmmm... more stuff to figure out. I'm guessing either the throttle range isn't set or the ESC needs some tweaking.

Chuck
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Old Mar 09, 2012, 06:07 PM
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Final phase before maiden

I got the motor working. The mount for it is a really poor design. The setscrews are in line with the mounting screws making it very difficult to get at one or the other. I ended up turning around the mounting hardware even though that made tighening the hex nut tricky inside the battery compartment - not much room to turn the wrench!

See the pics!

I've also included a short vid of the motor revving up & a little surprise.

micro Telemaster w/ working motor (0 min 46 sec)


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Old Mar 14, 2012, 08:43 PM
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Battery mount

Here's what the extra plywood & hook&loop for the battery worked out.

Chuck
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Old Mar 18, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Maiden Flight

I am an intermediate beginner pilot. Here's the maiden vid. The pop off wing worked!

Chuck


micro Telemaster Maiden (0 min 51 sec)
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 12:04 AM
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Telemaster..

Did anyone see the CG marked on the plan anywhere? I can't find anything related to this in the book or box... I would rather not guess at it fopr the first flight. Let me know, thanks Randy
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 07:47 AM
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Randy,

It was on an addedum to the full size sheet. I'll get the exact dimensions for you when I get home tonight.

Chuck
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Old Mar 20, 2012, 04:48 PM
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Randy,

1 5/8" from the leading edge.

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Old Mar 21, 2012, 04:00 PM
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CG point

Chuck, Thanks for the info, I did not see anything in the box. The only extra page was the explaination for the alignment blocks. The manual leaves out a "few" things..., regards, Randy
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Old Mar 21, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Randy,

Ya' just a "few"! Glad I could help.

Chuck
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Old Mar 24, 2012, 07:03 PM
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1st attempt at patching covering

Here's a couple of pics of my patch job. Next time I might remove all the covering between the bracing as it might be easier to get it smooth.

Chuck
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Old May 15, 2012, 09:45 PM
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Errata for current online instructions:

1. Step one says to use the 1/8" dowel for alignment. Photo and caption implies there are two dowels. Only one in the kit.

2. Step five refers to a part "ST-B". Part is actually labeled "SMB".

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Old May 15, 2012, 10:28 PM
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Telemaster

Nice to see the Telemaster again! I learned how to fly R/C with a friend's .40-size Telemaster, back in 1977, while working in Saudi Arabia! It's a great design!

On those plywood control horns... I recommend laminating lightweight (3/4 ounce) glass cloth to them with thin CA. That will make them much, much stronger. Of course, it would be better to do this before installing the horn into the control surface.

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