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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:18 PM
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A bit hard to explain this, it's not the latch is being restricted. The latch pin is already fully extended, but still does not go all the way through the ply doubler. It only has enough reach to go through the canopy balsa bulkhead.

It could be my canopy is slightly warped, or the canopy back plate is glued slightly inner to where it should be. It's just 1-2mm off but the latch can't hook onto the ply doubler when fully extended. Does it need to hook onto the ply doubler?

I'd rather not have to use the thumb screws if possible. Hard to disconnect the battery quickly in case anything happens.
I wouldn't trust the balsa without the plywood doubler. The hole in the balsa will elongate too quickly. If you determine that the canopy backplate is glued in slightly forward to where it should be, maybe there is room to add your own plywood doubler to the backside of the backplate. That plywood doubler could be so simple as a 1-2 mm horzontal strip of plywood beneath the backplate hole. If you don't have the plywood, perhaps a small steel washer would do. The pin could go through the washer's hole. Perhaps a short piece of brass tubing of the appropriate dia./length could be inserted/glued into the already existing backplate/ply doubler. The latch pin could then slide into the brass tube.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:37 PM
A tale of two slickies
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Mine came without a latch. I talked to theKM and got one.

I had to slide it all the way up to get proper latching. Another idea might be to remove the latch and refit. When I look at both my 74 and 42 there is a difference: their latches are not slid all the way up like I had to do with this most recent 71. My suggestion might be a PITA tho so take with a grain of salt pls.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:39 PM
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A bit hard to explain this, it's not the latch is being restricted. The latch pin is already fully extended, but still does not go all the way through the ply doubler. It only has enough reach to go through the canopy balsa bulkhead.

It could be my canopy is slightly warped, or the canopy back plate is glued slightly inner to where it should be. It's just 1-2mm off but the latch can't hook onto the ply doubler when fully extended. Does it need to hook onto the ply doubler?

I'd rather not have to use the thumb screws if possible. Hard to disconnect the battery quickly in case anything happens.
I've glued a washer to the back of my canopy, it worked great
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:44 PM
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I've glued a washer to the back of my canopy, it worked great

Awesome idea
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:04 PM
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My 65" Vyper canopy did not fit quite right after a rebuild, with a bit of a gap between canopy and turtle deck and a washer on the back of canopy did the trick for me as well.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:11 PM
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Does anyone else have a problem saying no when someone approaches you at a Fly-in with a great cash deal for one of your planes?

Another 71 slick gone.


I guess this time I can get my Motrolfly and digital servo powered Slick.........
Learn to just say no JohnnyR. It sure would have left a lot more money in my pocket. LOL. It was destiny. I had already decided I was gonna order one if I didn't pick one up at B.E.S.T. FYI I really enjoyed your piloting skills last weekend. As soon as get over this pulled rib muscle I acquired at B.E.S.T i'll get my rear in gear and get it in the air and let you know how it goes.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:21 PM
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So been thinkin of a 30cc gasser for a while and concluded that the 71 Slick will probably be the best option,since I love the slick so much.just a question for ya peeps,which is the best as a 1st gasser?I've really heard amazing things about the 71.
anyone maybe have any experience with the Goldwing MX2?
I had a buddy at the field that had a 30cc MX2 and it seemed to be well built and fly well. I never got a chance to fly it and my buddy wasn't much of a 3d'er so I can't say much more than that. Couple of weeks ago Troy built models was running a heck of a deal but looks like thry are out now. Red wing models are the exact same models made in the exact same factory. FYI.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:23 PM
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Does anyone have issues with the canopy latch pin being too short?

I'm finishing the Slick and discovered my canopy latch pin does not go all the way through the canopy plywood doubler when the canopy is fitted and latched. When fully extended it only goes through about half way in the canopy frame: It latches only onto the balsa part of the canopy bulkhead instead of all the way through the plywood doubler. All my other Slick latch all the way through.

It looks like the latch is glued in the right place and length of the pin is correct, any longer it would scrape when fitting the canopy. Maybe the canopy is a bit distorted so the fit is not perfect. The magnets are holding it very tight and the pin latches, but just not fully.

Am I going to have problems with the canopy blowing off?
Grab the pin with a pair of pliers and pull it. I have usually been able to pull an extra 1/16 or more out of it. Some just seem like the pin is pressed into the latch mechanism farther than others.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 09:25 PM
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Great idea, I'll try gluing a thin ply doubler or a washer. Much thanks guys!
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:49 AM
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I had a buddy at the field that had a 30cc MX2 and it seemed to be well built and fly well. I never got a chance to fly it and my buddy wasn't much of a 3d'er so I can't say much more than that. Couple of weeks ago Troy built models was running a heck of a deal but looks like thry are out now. Red wing models are the exact same models made in the exact same factory. FYI.
Thanx.I've contacted redwing,so waiting for a response.
But I'm still leaning way more toward a 71 slickerooo but I want a gasser though.so maybe just stick it out till there's stock again.and will have to check what shipping to SA will be though,think it might be lank
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 04:03 AM
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Grab the pin with a pair of pliers and pull it. I have usually been able to pull an extra 1/16 or more out of it. Some just seem like the pin is pressed into the latch mechanism farther than others.
I have done this on a couple of planes as well, sometimes the pin just slips inside the plastic mount.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 05:41 AM
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Grab the pin with a pair of pliers and pull it. I have usually been able to pull an extra 1/16 or more out of it. Some just seem like the pin is pressed into the latch mechanism farther than others.
+1 have had to do this a few times.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 08:25 AM
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Grab the pin with a pair of pliers and pull it. I have usually been able to pull an extra 1/16 or more out of it. Some just seem like the pin is pressed into the latch mechanism farther than others.
I was going to suggest this very thing. Seen it a couple of times. Also when securing your canopy don't let the latch mechanism slam closed, the pin has a tendenancy to slide forward in the latch itself making it almost impossible to open the canopy. Even fully retracted the pin doesn't move far enough aft to release the canopy. Most already know this just thought I'd point it out after fighting with a stuck pin and the fustration it caused.
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:31 PM
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So after lurking through nearly 1000 of the past pages I finally took the plunge and got the 71" slick. I slapped a a60-6xs on the front after reading Steve's comments. I live at 7500ft, and it seemed pretty gut-less for this morning's maiden. It will pull out of a hover, but not by much. I've got a 20x10 on it and a 60c gens ace 5300 6 cell pack. I'm barely pulling 1300 watts at 60amps. Any suggestions for the next step? A bigger prop like a 21x12?
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Old Oct 10, 2012, 02:36 PM
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So after lurking through nearly 1000 of the past pages I finally took the plunge and got the 71" slick. I slapped a a60-6xs on the front after reading Steve's comments. I live at 7500ft, and it seemed pretty gut-less for this morning's maiden. It will pull out of a hover, but not by much. I've got a 20x10 on it and a 60c gens ace 5300 6 cell pack. I'm barely pulling 1300 watts at 60amps. Any suggestions for the next step? A bigger prop like a 21x12?

I've been running a falcon 21x10 on mine all summer it pulls the plane around pretty well. Very happy with this setup. I also tried a 20x10 and was disappointed.
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