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Old Sep 25, 2014, 01:31 PM
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Hobby King Telamon Electric Sailplane Balsa Composite 1768mm (PNF)

HobbyKing Daily - Telamon Electric Sailplane (4 min 46 sec)


http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...68mm_PNF_.html

Ok guys, haven't found any other threads on RCG about this model. Lets get to it and share some thoughts, mods, pics and vids. I'm one of the guinea pigs just as you guys are. lol! Just received mine 2 days ago and had both ball link connectors broken off on one of the carbon pushrods. Anybody else had this prob? Haven't been able to mess with it much cuz work is a little crazy right now. Will post pics as soon as I can.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 05:05 AM
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I guess you mean this:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...68mm_PNF_.html

Not all the readers here knows what is a "Hobby King"

You could be interested to hear that the users of the other glider from the same manufacturer, the Perseus, reported issues with theirs.
This is the manufacturer's site: http://contesthobby.com/
They are active in Perseus thread.

Waiting pictures with your broken connectors.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 12:53 PM
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Thanks for the info renatoa! I will post pics ASAP! As for the thread title, I don't have an option to change it even if I try to edit the post.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 01:07 PM
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No need to change, title is ok, I meant you should put the link to product page in the first post.
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Old Sep 26, 2014, 01:47 PM
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Done!
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 09:42 AM
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This happened to my Perseus

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...9&postcount=29

I bought new carbon rods from my LHS and cut them to size and bound the thread and ball link to the rod like on a fishing rod runner, it is not a common problem cause no other Perseus has had the problem and I only know of it happening to one Athena which is made by the same factory, so good luck with your birds and I am sure it will fly as nice as my Perseus does.

Shaun.

P.S here is my Perseus video
Contest Hobby (Hobby King) Perseus Flights (9 min 46 sec)
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Old Yesterday, 05:45 AM
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Thanks for the info Banjofrog! Hopefully I'll be able to start working on my Telamon soon. Have been super tied up with other priorities. Great video btw, love the audio tracks!
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Old Yesterday, 12:46 PM
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Hello Everybody,

I received a Telamon with broken ball link connectors last week. After unpacking the box I was on one hand pleased by the nice construction of this plane and on the other hand pied off by imprecise fittings of wing connectors and V-tail. In the first moment I really thought about sending back the whole plane, but then I decided to fix the problems by myself. I already had one evening of restoration work, but still have to fix the ball link connectors ...

Without those quality control problems this plane would be real plug-and-play as advertised, but not in the condition in which I received mine.

Now I'm looking forward to maiden my Telamon - maybe next weekend ...
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Old Yesterday, 05:36 PM
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Yeah, I was surprised the glider had damage. The box it came in was super strong, double wall cardboard. I haven't even tried to plug the wings in yet. Haven't had time, but will get to it soon. What ideas have u had on how to fix the pushrod ball links?
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Old Today, 05:16 AM
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Hello YFZ450MANNY,

the first picture shows the broken push rod connectors of my Telamon ...

The second picture shows my plan how to repair the connectors with some materials I have left over from other projects ...
  • My plan is to glue a 20 mm carbon pipe (outside-diameter 4 mm and inside-diameter 2 mm) on the Telamon push rod - 10 mm of the push rod go inside the pipe the other 10 mm of the pipe stay hollow ...
  • ... then to glue a 10 mm plastic push pipe (outside-diameter 2mm and inside-diameter about 1 mm) into the hollow part of the carbon pipe ...
  • ... and finally to screw the threaded metal push rod of the ball joints into the plastic pipe.

Let's see how it works out ...
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Old Today, 08:56 AM
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Warning about the V Tail

Chill Master nice solution.

WARNING..............

Check that your V Tails are glued strong and that it is aligned square with the main wings, this issue has shown up on the Perseus thread.

Shaun.
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Old Today, 10:03 AM
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Banjofrog,

thank you for the warning - I'm also following the Perseus thread and had I quick
strength test on the V-tail installation when I received my Telamon - looked ok to me
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