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Old May 02, 2011, 05:47 PM
If it's to be, it's up to me.
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Ha ha. "Sky Wimg" on the SFG's. It will be like coin collecting. Those with typos are worth far more than those without.

The MXS has the same landing gear as the yak. I have 92 flights on that one, and the gear is still fine. I've had quite a few bigish hits to the gear, and it just bends back a bit and you just straighten it by hand. IMO, this is how all gear should be.

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Old May 02, 2011, 06:31 PM
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Good to hear.
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Old May 02, 2011, 08:04 PM
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Mine just landed... Woot!
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Old May 02, 2011, 08:26 PM
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Nice work Nac.

How much of a gap do you think is required between the ailerons and the SFG's?

I noticed that part of the SFG's have some flex in them (where there is no CF).
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Old May 02, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Ha ha. "Sky Wimg" on the SFG's. It will be like coin collecting. Those with typos are worth far more than those without.

The MXS has the same landing gear as the yak. I have 92 flights on that one, and the gear is still fine. I've had quite a few bigish hits to the gear, and it just bends back a bit and you just straighten it by hand. IMO, this is how all gear should be.

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LOL. Didn't spot that.

I agree with your take on the LG. Looks very strong up top and has the potential to give down the bottom 1/2 where it's needed.


Are you all planning on using the supplies push-rods as per the pictured set-up?


Love the quality of this kit!
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Old May 02, 2011, 09:13 PM
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Nice work Nac.

How much of a gap do you think is required between the ailerons and the SFG's?

I noticed that part of the SFG's have some flex in them (where there is no CF).
I think I left about 1mm, but you could leave a bit more.

I used all of the supplied push rods and connectors. All seems fine to me.

One thing that I would have liked is fibreglass control arms instead of wood on the ailerons. I am sure that the wood ones won't last very long and get a bit sloppy, and I'll have to add some plastic doublers.

[updated some pics]
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...0&postcount=74
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Old May 03, 2011, 12:56 AM
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Nac, thanks for taking the time to post the build pics and tips.
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:11 AM
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Have you guys used the HXT MG14's before? HK reviews paint a dubious picture of their reliability.
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:24 AM
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I've used a few. The four in my yak have been perfectly reliable. Used them in plenty of other places too. A good budget option.
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:39 AM
How many planes is too many?
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Have you guys used the HXT MG14's before? HK reviews paint a dubious picture of their reliability.
I have used lots of MG14 servos and have found them to be very good. I've never personally had a faulty one out of perhaps 40 of these servos. I've eventually killed a few after far too many crashes with my foamies but honestly, I would've killed anything in this size range with the abuse I put some of my foamies through.
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:40 AM
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Groove, does the motor sit behind the firewall or in front?
Steve, the motor sits in front of the firewall.
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Old May 03, 2011, 04:45 AM
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Looking good Groove.

Any thoughts on the LG? Up to rough grass fields?

Have you made and mods yet mate? C'mon you can tell us...
Hey Ben,

No real mods yet, though I did soak the wood aileron horns in thin CA on both sides to strengthen them a bit and hopefully reduce wear over time. I'll be hand launching this plane and harrier landing it, so the landing gear will be fine for my needs . If you're gonna actually roll around on the ground using the landing gear then I'd suggest a CF rod cross brace tied on with cotton and soaked in thin CA to stop the legs sagging over time. I've done that on a few planes and it works well, though you could add that down the track.

EDIT: I'm still slowly working on my MXS. The kit arrived when I was partway through building a Goldwing Raven 49" balsa plane kit that I bought from bestvaluerc.com. This photo gives you guys an idea of how cramped my build room currently is due to having 2 large planes under build right now.
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Old May 03, 2011, 06:32 AM
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Hey guys, I just finished setting up my radio.
The MG14's are working fine with the supplied largest arms. I drilled the second hole in and attached the connector without washers as there wasn't enough thread with them. I used the inner hole on the elevator horn and the second inner on the rudder horn. This is giving me full throws by adjusting my end points.

I did have some binding on the elevator but I fixed that by scrapping away some of the dried CA.

My only concern now is that I may not have the power. I measured 1.9kg thrust on the bench and the plane weighs 1.1kg. I'll find out tomorrow
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Old May 03, 2011, 09:49 AM
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..... partway through building a Goldwing Raven 49" balsa plane kit that I bought from bestvaluerc.com. .....

I'd really like to hear about that Raven when you get a chance. I've been looking for one for ages.

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Old May 03, 2011, 01:25 PM
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Mine made it in. Looks great except it looks like someone took a screwdriver and poked a hole all the way through both wings. No big thing, I can patch them. Will look closer after work. Looks very well built though.
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