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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:07 PM
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yea stock seems REALLY low right now and only back in stock in 2013
Did you make it to Austin? Trying to PM ya but I don't see it on your page.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 12:29 PM
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I still consider the 71" yours.

The above was in relation to my 40" edge.
Cool. Wasn't sure. Didn't want you to think I backed out on you or anything.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Yea I was there Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Did not make it to the meet and greet on Saturday.

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Did you make it to Austin? Trying to PM ya but I don't see it on your page.

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Not exactly sure but it seemed that the electric 71's were out of stock for almost a year. They had the gas ones, but they just got the electrics back in and now the gassers are out. You will want to contact ADC Hobbystore anyway as they are the worldwide distributors for 3DHS, Rob maight actually have one in stock, never know.
That's why I bought a red 71" Gas Slick earlier this year, even though I knew I wouldn't be able to afford all the internals until this fall...now I'm looking at a really fun winter building project and a really great start to spring flying! The gas 71" Slicks were out of stock for almost six months IIRC, so I bought one as soon as they came back in stock (earlier this summer).
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 03:48 PM
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yea I need to get a back up for christmas if they come back in stock
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:00 PM
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Flew the absolute piss out of my newly inherited slick! Wow, just wow! I already loved my 51, but the 70" just blew my mind! Already can't wait for an 89"... I truly understand the slickness sickness!
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:53 PM
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Canopy latch

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?
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:57 PM
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Use the side bolts and you should be fine.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:03 PM
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I'm betting all you need to do is file the hole in the plywood former down just a little to the same level of the balsa... Had to do it to one of mine, Just be sure not to file more than needed so it still latches the canopy down tight.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:12 PM
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My canopy just required a slight wiggle, then the pin would pop all the way through.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:21 PM
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i had to enlarge the hole on all 3 of my planes ,2- 71"slicks and 72" extra
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 07:48 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.
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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:04 PM
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Flew the absolute piss out of my newly inherited slick! Wow, just wow! I already loved my 51, but the 70" just blew my mind! Already can't wait for an 89"... I truly understand the slickness sickness!
They do fly great don't they!!!!

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:06 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?
Mine did less than 90 seconds into the maiden flight....use the screws!!

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Old Oct 09, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Maybe a washer glued to the back of the hole on the canopy would help
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