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Old Jul 26, 2014, 06:35 AM
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Damn, that's a FINE looking quad. VERY nice job, indeed!

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Old Jul 27, 2014, 12:43 AM
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Damn, that's a FINE looking quad. VERY nice job, indeed!

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Thank you!

Cannot wait for the FC and ESC's to come in ... I wanna fly her now!
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After reading this thread, I decided to try a scratch built quad out of pvc after a few failed attempts trying to build a frame out of aluminium, wood and plexi. I have the basic frame components all cut out and now need to start assembly. I have a question for those that have some experience building with PVC. Obviously the PVC primer and glue work great for it's intended purposes to glue together tight fitting pvc joints, but does the glue hold just as well on loose fitting components, or butt type joints?
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After reading this thread, I decided to try a scratch built quad out of pvc after a few failed attempts trying to build a frame out of aluminium, wood and plexi. I have the basic frame components all cut out and now need to start assembly. I have a question for those that have some experience building with PVC. Obviously the PVC primer and glue work great for it's intended purposes to glue together tight fitting pvc joints, but does the glue hold just as well on loose fitting components, or butt type joints?
hey anntennahead ! i think you will find that most of us use screw's instead of glue .. it makes it much easier when a repair is needed
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I don't know the name of these things, but I bought some screws and nuts the other day. The nuts have "teeth" in the center Basically makes for a tighter hold. Can still get them off but won't come loose like nuts usually do.
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Old Yesterday, 07:12 PM
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Agreed, small screws.

To answer the question, no, PVC glue is meant for use with fittings. It is not an epoxy. Not to say it won't hold two flat sheets of PVC together, but not two pieces of pipe, end to end. Or side to side. Not with any strength.
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Old Yesterday, 07:16 PM
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Stuart, pics??

I think they are called a star nut. Gotta see it first though.
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Stuart, pics??

I think they are called a star nut. Gotta see it first though.
Off of my cell phone , only cam at the moment. Hope they look okay.
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Off of my cell phone , only cam at the moment. Hope they look okay.
That is a nylon insert lock nut.
http://www.mcmaster.com/#hex-locknuts/=t1h0di
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Yup! Nylocks.

They work great, just keep an eye on them. If it is on a bolt that is removed frequently, they do wear out. When you can spin'em on with your fingers, it time for new.
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Thank you!

Cannot wait for the FC and ESC's to come in ... I wanna fly her now!
Slick-looking job, man. What is the angl or the rear arms?
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hey anntennahead ! i think you will find that most of us use screw's instead of glue .. it makes it much easier when a repair is needed
+1 on that, Frank.
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Slick-looking job, man. What is the angl or the rear arms?
45deg

I wanted 40deg, but didn't have anything that could accurately measure it. I'm debating buying a cheap $30 angle cutting saw from Harbor Freight.

I'll see how she flies first @ 45deg and will probably want more rear lift and change it to 40deg.
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45deg

I wanted 40deg, but didn't have anything that could accurately measure it. I'm debating buying a cheap $30 angle cutting saw from Harbor Freight.

I'll see how she flies first @ 45deg and will probably want more rear lift and change it to 40deg.
their is a super cool APP for a smart phone.. it's called " Clinometer" B. T. W it is free and works good..i checked the angle on my Vtail. it is 33 degree's. i wouldn't personally want any more angle than this ..it is radical but fun at the 33..."40 or 45 "degrees might be a good choice
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