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Old Apr 07, 2012, 08:07 AM
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Old Apr 07, 2012, 08:46 AM
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I did a few things differently on my second. I reinforced the landing gear slot with epoxy. this was the first thing to break on the first one (after I smacked it into the ground of course). other thing was that I used welders for the tail hinges. the slots were just a little too wide for thin ca, but the welders filled them nicely and they seem very strong.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 02:29 PM
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I did a few things differently on my second. I reinforced the landing gear slot with epoxy. this was the first thing to break on the first one (after I smacked it into the ground of course). other thing was that I used welders for the tail hinges. the slots were just a little too wide for thin ca, but the welders filled them nicely and they seem very strong.
not a bad idea, welders is awesome, i guess the only disadvantage is welders weighs more then c.a. glue....
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 06:22 PM
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Welders is also known to eat depron, which is sandwiched in the tail feathers. From everything I've read, I would not use it for the hinges.
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 06:26 PM
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 06:27 PM
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Welders is also known to eat depron, which is sandwiched in the tail feathers. From everything I've read, I would not use it for the hinges.
doesnt regular ca eat depron too? isnt that what they recommend for the hinges?
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Old Apr 08, 2012, 06:39 PM
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Hey guys, very excited, my build is complete and just fine tuning. Some pain points were installing the control horns into the pre-cut slots, motor mount screws - it was easier to hold the motor so the bracket was inside the compartment but close to the opening then insert the screws then press the motor against the firewall, line up the holes and screw in. Also I used long throw arms on my servo and it took awhile to get things so I had no servo stress at any position. All and all not a bad build.
My purchase experience was fantastic, Rob at ADChobbystore was great to deal with and very responsive, thanks Rob!

Question: I have a dx6i, what are you all using for radio settings on dual rates. Can we get a discussion on what some of you are using?

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Old Apr 09, 2012, 08:43 AM
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doesnt regular ca eat depron too? isnt that what they recommend for the hinges?
Just went over this in the last 2 pages And yes, regular CA and Welders will eat the inner foam on this plane. However, I built mine as-per the manual with CA on the hinges and it hasn't caused me any problems. Just don't use a ton of thin CA anywhere, or if you must, use foam safe.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 10:16 AM
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doesnt regular ca eat depron too? isnt that what they recommend for the hinges?
Well, when I built mine 3DHS didn't have a manual yet. I went by what all the Skywing guys said... which was mainly not to use Welders or thin CA on the hinges... The general consensus is those glues work, but overall the hinges won't be as durable.

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We've been experimenting with glue for the hinges. Good luck with medium foam-safe CA on hinges. Get them started, then put a drop on each side of hinge. Insert the hinge the rest of the way and flex for max deflection. Tape the surface at neutral and let set for a half an hour or so.

Thin CA works as well, but the medium foam-safe will help fill the gaps and not turn brittle.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 10:17 AM
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do they make a foam safe that is thin? that would be the answer
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 12:24 PM
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i am pretty sure any thin CA is already foam safe, so they dont make it say foam safe although any thin Ca is foam safe.

i may be wrong tho...
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Foam Safe Ca (odorless) is available...

http://bsi-inc.com/Pages/hobby/oca.html
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 12:48 PM
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i am pretty sure any thin CA is already foam safe, so they dont make it say foam safe although any thin Ca is foam safe.

i may be wrong tho...
Yup, you are wrong.
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 01:42 PM
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well... i was told wrong because i heard that from some one else
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Old Apr 09, 2012, 02:15 PM
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yeah, the fumes from thin ca are wicked, I have just never seen thin foam safe, its always medium or thick, or is just not popular
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