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Old Jan 28, 2012, 10:06 AM
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Thanks....

I am working on it this weekend, at least cover the tail feathers. Have to build my garage workbench and cablnets.
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 05:44 PM
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Very Nice!
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Old Jan 28, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Thanks....

Just have a little trim left to do on the tail feathers....
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Old Jan 29, 2012, 04:56 PM
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Think I'm....

finished with covering....
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Old Jan 30, 2012, 09:20 PM
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Fit Fuse-Tail and prefit Wing

I suppose it will look better in Flight...
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 08:06 PM
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Build interrupted....



No rush, but after all my wiring of the motor, and Pixie7. The AR6400 "puck" binds and I have controls, but the esc does not see the rx and the motor will not engage. Pixie just has a continuous beep and no blinking light and after triple checking the wiring and solder joints, no luck. Although it's new out of the package, I probably have a bad pixie esc.

The WRAM show is in 5 days so, I'll wait to get what I need then and a few other SA kits.....

Here are a few more pictures of the build before I shelved the eHopper.
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Old Feb 19, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Looks great! Hope you get it sorted out soon!
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 08:56 AM
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Thanks....

I'm sure I will soon enough, sometimes I can't see the simple stuff which is why I put it aside. I do know better and after having cut into the wiring my joints and color match up is correct. I should have bench tested all of it, but assumed all the NIB stuff wouldn't give me problems.

Oops my bad

I want to stay with the SA recommended "brushed power system" as the results are well tested, like all their models....

So, it's worth the wait besides, I simply can not get a break for park flying weather. If it's flyable weather, it's during work hours, if it isn't raining, the wind is 15+ mph......
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Old Feb 20, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Looks real sweet Man.

I should get back to finishing mine from nearly two years past. All covered sans the wing. Did Ultracote lite clear. Tried to cover the wing but just could not get it with too much warpege, as I just want the top covered.
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 08:25 PM
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Looks real sweet Man. I should get back to finishing mine from nearly two years past. All covered sans the wing. Did Ultracote lite clear. Tried to cover the wing but just could not get it with too much warpege, as I just want the top covered.
Well get with it then.... I have to put mine back up on the shelf again. I tried an ElectriFly C-12 ESC and at least it lights up, but LED just blinks on and off and will not arm.

I have a Futaba 9C with a Spektrum DM8 module, but I couldn't get it to arm with my DX7 either.

It has got to be the servo plug "signal pin".... I have to wait a day or to until my nano and micro plug supplies arrive.
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Old Feb 28, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Ok not the plug....

Prepared a new nano plug from the AR6400L to the esc and it still will not arm so, it very well could be the AR6400.

All of this is new out of box items......

I tested both the Pixie 7P and ElectriFly C-12 using a new AR500 and both ESCs just blink also..... so, I guess it's not the AR6400L.

I can not find the problem, it does it with both my DX7 and the Futaba 9C with the Spektrum TM8 module.....
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 12:42 PM
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Problem solved.....

My like thread adventure chasing this gremlin....... it's titled;

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Old Mar 11, 2012, 08:11 PM
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Ahhhhhhhhh.... I give up on using a AR6400L with an ESC so, I ordered 2 JR S185 servos and will just mount the an AR500........
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Old Feb 02, 2013, 10:12 PM
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Not a year yet.....

Finally put the eHopper on the bench and cut into the frame for the servo option modification and very pleased with the result.
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Old Feb 08, 2013, 07:05 PM
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Specsheet

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