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Old Feb 01, 2016, 08:11 PM
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If you get it too shallow the shock cord won't stay in the slit while you glue it. Otherwise it really doesn't matter.
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Old Feb 02, 2016, 07:10 AM
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The shock cord goes to the bottom of a 1/2" slit (dusted with baking soda) and then ca is applied to the top of the slit. What's the chances the glue doesn't penetrate that deep? Why so deep anyway?
I didn't check them all, but the Assassin instructions say 3/8". The GR instructions say 1/4". Either way, I didn't apply the glue on "top" of the slit. I use the nose of the CA bottle to apply the glue right on the cord.
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 12:19 PM
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I didn't check them all, but the Assassin instructions say 3/8". The GR instructions say 1/4". Either way, I didn't apply the glue on "top" of the slit. I use the nose of the CA bottle to apply the glue right on the cord.
That works until the tip of the glue bottle plugs up... If the CA glue bottle touches the baking soda it will plug the tip rather quickly.
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 06:59 PM
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My night Assassin with programmable led's and a MicroDAN 2505 2900kv running on 4s. She's a screamer!
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 07:23 PM
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My night Assassin with programmable led's and a MicroDAN 2505 2900kv running on 4s. She's a screamer!
What prop are you running? Looking at doing a lightweight microdan 2505 2500kv 4s setup in the near future.
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Old Feb 08, 2016, 08:32 PM
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I'm running the recommended setup from his website. It's a 6x4 master airscrew.
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 09:34 AM
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Have been flying my bone stock assassin for several years now with the cf2812 motor and the 7x6 prop. Relatively power hungry, 1300 mah packs from Zippy compact or even Glacier come down warm or in the range of 3.7V per cell after 6 or 7 min of flying, some of which is WOT but by no means all.

I'm keeping this one stock, it'll be good for teaching my kids to fly when they want to move up from more docile 3 channel stuff like the Fenix.

Buying a 3 pack of assassins with a buddy, I'll foot the bill, he'll do much of the build, and one of them will be his wing. I'm looking at making them both night flyers with a little more giddyup. might make one a pure speed flyer with simple lights and the other aimed at loitering with more complex lights. Hard to say. This is largely to have more indestructible night flyers for my first trip to SEFF in April.

Current variables I'm debating:
1- Winglets or no.
2- Motors. Likely a Power Up 400 Zoom on 6x4 on at least one, maybe both.
3- Lighting complexity. Could keep simple on one and go for broke on the other.
4- Lipo size. I have many Glacier 1300 and 2200 packs, not as many 1800 packs. Adjusting the slot larger without weaking the nose is the concern.

Might also try to design one for slightly quieter flight and loitering time, giving up speed to be able to potentially fly it in a neighborhood softball field without being too disturbing to the neighbors.

Thoughts?
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 09:51 AM
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For a stealth ball-field version, maybe consider a tractor configuration. I have an EPP tractor delta with that CF2812 motor & GWS8040, and I can hardly hear it even when close.
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 10:05 AM
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For a stealth ball-field version, maybe consider a tractor configuration. I have an EPP tractor delta with that CF2812 motor & GWS8040, and I can hardly hear it even when close.
Yeah I built a lit up leadfeather delta for that purpose. Problem was I hated the way it flew, it was very twitchy. Much more of an elongated delta wing 24" span roughly 30" long. Sold it.

Love my Leadfeather firefly but since it's prop in slot it's also a little louder than I'd like. Night Fenix and Night Stuntbipe are my quietest night flyers.

Hmm if I want to get a little silly on one of them maybe the 2M 9 mode kit from HK around the perimeter, 2 9 led red corn lights on a switch on the leading edge as spotlights, and a small strip of white leds on top to tell up from down (or use tape striping).
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 10:31 AM
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Lee re-posted a video recently of a tractorized wing. It was for ultra-lite -- don't remember flight issues. Lee?
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Old Feb 09, 2016, 12:26 PM
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Lee re-posted a video recently of a tractorized wing. It was for ultra-lite -- don't remember flight issues. Lee?
There are advantages to a front mount motor on a flying wing. A front mounted motor on a flying wing flies great. It is also quieter and it is easier to balance the plane.

The disadvantages of having a front mounted motor is the motor is exposed and more likely to have a bent shaft or broken prop. It is also more likely to cause injury to anything it hits or anyone it hits. For this reason we like the rear prop on combat planes.

I am presently building another gladiator with a front mounted motor. It will be similar to the ones you can see in the gladiator videos on our website. This time I am going to laminate the plane to improve the strength of the elevons and the hinge line which was a weakness in the unlaminated plane.
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Little flying last weekend.



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Oh and lee I'm a fan of the powerlab 6, I parallel charge 6 packs at once on it, usually get them started when I arrive at the field and by the time I have canopy set up and planes unloaded I'm set for a bunch of flights. Two server power supplies give me 24v and 12v taps, the latter of which I use to supply two FMA multi4 chargers. So my charge case I can do up to 6 in parallel and two single packs up to 4s.

I have the 3 pack ordered, you probably sent them off to NJ already. Now to decide power and lipo config for them.
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Speaking of chargers, this X120 is on sale for half price from HK if you get it from the U.S. Arkansas warehouse. Shows $18.18 for platinum customers. 10 amps, I've been using one for about 6 months, works fine. Get a parallel charging board and an old PC power supply to go with it, hard to beat for the price.
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Old Feb 10, 2016, 10:14 AM
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I have the 3 pack ordered, you probably sent them off to NJ already. Now to decide power and lipo config for them.
I just went digging around the web and found best price on Pulse 1350mah,35C to be Amazon @ $17 shipped.
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