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Old Nov 17, 2014, 07:16 PM
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Does anyone have another way to attach the stock tail to the boom? My plywood pieces are toast...broke them and not super sure where to go from here. I didn't really like the original pieces anyway, pretty draggy.
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Old Nov 17, 2014, 09:25 PM
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That would work if I did a non-stock tail...but I just want to reattach the stock one. Just the wood pieces snapped, the tail is fine (and I have the servos built in to the feathers).
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Old Nov 18, 2014, 01:42 PM
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Old Jan 07, 2015, 01:17 PM
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EPP-FPV in the Rocky Mountains

EPP-FPV in the Rocky Mountains :
Flying The Hobbyking EPP-FPV in the Rocky Mountains (2 min 20 sec)
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 02:38 AM
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After nearly a month of painting and procrastinating my plane is almost ready to go!

A fair bit of time went into sanding it all down and painting it. I didn't like the really rough surface and i tend to spend a lot of time making my planes look pretty ..... I know it probably doesnt make a big difference to the plane but the building and painting is probably the part i enjoy the most about rc planes.

The wings and tail bits were all sanded with a small orbital sander and then by hand before being given a couple of coats of some kill-rust paint which has epoxy in it. I reckon it helps to give foam a bit of rigidity and a bit of a skin.
I sanded between coats and then gave some colour and made a template from the wing pattern to paint some new patterns on it.

The fuse was fairly smooth so it only had a light sand and colour put over the top.

Still have a few control horns and pushrods to setup and also the electrics .... but it at least now looks like a plane!
This looks really nice. that and making mine into a T tail are in the plans now.
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Old Jan 16, 2015, 02:47 AM
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Does anyone have another way to attach the stock tail to the boom? My plywood pieces are toast...broke them and not super sure where to go from here. I didn't really like the original pieces anyway, pretty draggy.
Was it just the baseplayes or the boom mount pieces too? If it was just the baseplate then this could work: I just scrapped the plywood pieces, laid down a straightedge perpendicular to the seam straight down the middle and cut the slots for the boom mounts with an xacto. Just work in a spot for em, make sure the boom rings are lined up with the seam, pulled back out, glue em and reset em. Better bond IMO
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