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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Great job. Love the wing cam, I'd thought about that a time or two, but haven't tried it yet.

Keep it up.

Jim
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:48 PM
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It fly's well with it. I click in about 4 clicks of left aileron trim before take off and trim it up from there. That's 3 DC-3's kinda feel let down now that there's no more projects to come. 70% of my fun is paint them... LOL but flying them is fun too! I think the split flaps will be the next mod but I need to think about it some.
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 08:58 PM
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I did flaps on my DC-3. powered by one servo mounted inside the fuse on top of the wing with a push rod going throught the wing to move the center of three sections. The outer two sections are connected by a piece os steel wire on the outer sections inserted into an aluminum tube on the center section.
So far it works fine.

They're really not needed, just did it for the cool factor. I only have them set to 25%, so they slow the plane very little.

Jim
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:02 PM
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That's what I am looking at keeping the servo inside.... I do need them because of the space I need to land in... and this plane is a floater...
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:04 PM
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If I do another one I think it will be this one. The first plane to land at the South Pole.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:07 PM
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I may do the wvrail flap mod soon too. I want the cool factor...and the I added so much wood putty to the wings to fill in issues...(check my blog on more about that) that she needs something to slow down because her wing loading is high!!
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:19 PM
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I may do the wvrail flap mod soon too. I want the cool factor...and the I added so much wood putty to the wings to fill in issues...(check my blog on more about that) that she needs something to slow down because her wing loading is high!!
Try some DAP Fast 'N Final Lightweight Spackling for repairing damaged foam. It set up with about the weight of foam, it's easy to sand and it stays put once it dries.

I get it at Lowes or Home Depot. You know when you have the right stuff, the container feels like it's empty when you take it off the shelf.

Jim
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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:24 PM
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Yeah hine sight is 20/20 ...this one is finished now but another bird will be built sometime soon...
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:13 PM
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Another great evening for flying here.

Jim
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 08:19 PM
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That tail cam shot is FANTASTIC! WOW so pretty!
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 10:58 PM
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Try some DAP Fast 'N Final Lightweight Spackling for repairing damaged foam. It set up with about the weight of foam, it's easy to sand and it stays put once it dries.

I get it at Lowes or Home Depot. You know when you have the right stuff, the container feels like it's empty when you take it off the shelf.

Jim
I use the same type of stuff that Jim recommends, although it's labeled differently. Still available at Home Depot, though. Great stuff for foamies -- super lightweight, dries fast, sands & paints easily.

This 32oz container will probably last several lifetimes of foamie repairs & patching drywall dings & dents around the house.

http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...&storeId=10051

Note that this stuff is NOT the same as their drywall compound, which is much heavier, dries slower, and usually requires several coats for smooth patches.

Good luck.

-- Rod
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 11:18 PM
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I usually using a wet sponge wipe the surface on the plane and then slurry a really wet top coat of dap light weight spackling all over the plane and then let it dry. Later I sand it off with 320 and then 600 grit paper. This fills all the alligator of the foam to make a really smooth surface. Then I topcoat that with a water based concrete finish similar to minwax. PZ planes benefit the most from this technique as their surfaces are never smooth.
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Old Nov 06, 2012, 11:36 PM
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So after all the rough landings, nose overs and transporting in the back seat of my truck with no damage to the plane, this evening I hit one of the motor shafts hauling the plane back down to the basement and bend a motor shaft.

I know several vendors have motors, does anyone know if you can order a new shaft for these motors?

Nevermind, I found them http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/shopping_cart.php

Jim
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So after all the rough landings, nose overs and transporting in the back seat of my truck with no damage to the plane, this evening I hit one of the motor shafts hauling the plane back down to the basement and bend a motor shaft.

I know several vendors have motors, does anyone know if you can order a new shaft for these motors?

Nevermind, I found them http://www.graysonhobby.com/catalog/shopping_cart.php

Jim
Here's another source for an exact-fit replacement:
http://www.headsuprc.com/servlet/the...aft-for/Detail

These guys charge $2.00 shipping on parts orders and provide lightning-fast service. I've ordered parts online in the early morning and received a shipping notification email the same day.

Good luck,
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Old Nov 07, 2012, 09:37 AM
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quitcherbitchen

Hi we just got power and internet back after 12 days from
hurricane Sandy, we didn't get any damage but we live on
A lake in a remote area and all the lines were down .

We have a generator (we lose power a lot) so we were ok
but no tv- phones- internet.

I did get the Paint sample and will test it soon - we are getting a
noreaster today, we are north so we will get wind and snow.

I will post results on the paint soon.
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