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Old Yesterday, 04:45 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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The XT90 connectors are MUCH easier to do/undo than either Deans or XT60s due to the more 'sophisticated' metal connector parts.
That's good to know - I was basing my comment upon what I know about XT60s, which are my connector of choice (I only once used Dean's - with the moulded ribs to improve grip - and I thought they were bloody awful things!).
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Old Yesterday, 05:45 AM
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My last activity for the evening was to do the inevitable 'vroom vrooom' thing and put it all together and play The flaps immediately jammed themselves about 20 deg past 'up', the rudder wacked itself to one side and was reversed, one undercarriage leg collapsed, and the tailwheel did nothing. Oh, the elevator was spot on
An hour of mixing tailwheel steering with rudder, setting up flaps on a 3 position switch and generally end-point adjusting, sub-trimming etc, it is all working.....whew. The flaps close unevenly so there's a small mechanical adjustment to make, the rudder control lines are loose (always have been) and I need to check the limits on the undercarriage. The most important UC position is fully down and currently one leg is bent at the knee! Easily fixed I hope.
Wound both motors up with some gash 11X6 props and bl--dy hell I'll put all the tools and magazines back in place tomorrow
Main thing is - everything works and I can progress from the 25% stage to something better.
Pat
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Old Yesterday, 06:46 AM
So I'M meant to be in control?
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I always love that first spin up of the motor(s) - sort of lets you know that it is alive!!!
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Old Yesterday, 09:01 AM
Is it suppose to do that?
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Hi Pat

It is good too know that even the Masters have that same issue the novices had - "I just built everything and nothing works?"
I speak for myself on the novices part.

Sounds like Annie is going to be one Powerful Mama.

Sean
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Gulp! Even though I've been an electronic engineering 'professional' all my life, I find the connecting up of a complex system always a little bit daunting Two batteries with provision for paralleling, provision for both ESC BECs to be paralleled, etc etc...... but it all went together and all worked - first time
That's amazing. As an engineering technician who fabricated circuits from an engineer's hand scribbled schematic diagrams, I can attest that I never encountered an electronic engineer who could solder worth a tinker's whatever.

Nice work. Looks like a daunting task.

Larry
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Old Yesterday, 03:34 PM
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Very Impressive Pat.

Looks to me like you will have a lot of A$ tied up into this build. Two big motors, two big speed controllers, batteries, extra servos, and so on...

George
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Old Yesterday, 04:23 PM
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That's amazing. As an engineering technician who fabricated circuits from an engineer's hand scribbled schematic diagrams, I can attest that I never encountered an electronic engineer who could solder worth a tinker's whatever. Larry
Larry don't get too amazed - I started the bottom, worked in various Telecom and Aerospace companies (worked as a NASA contractor for about 15 years, and then drifted into engineering and military prototype development. I never became a proper 'engineer' - just did the whole thing - design, development, building and project management. Much more interesting than handing 'scribbled diagrams' to someone else. Learnt Mil-spec/NASA soldering, PC fabrication etc. along the way! Does it all help when building a model aeroplane? - not sure as I still make the same dumb mistakes I did 20 years ago

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Old Yesterday, 10:30 PM
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Just foolin' around

At the risk of seeming childish, I just had to see if the Anson could be driven around a back yard that desperately needs mowing (when it stops raining...)
I needed full up elevator to stop nose overs but she taxied in 3" high grass without a problem. As usual, a twin electric sounds great
I re-adjusted the flaps, undercarriage and rudder to work correctly and so Annie may even dance for the club members on Sunday !
I don't do selfies, but a few have commented on how huge the model seems - without its wings, not very. Sorry about my serious expression - it was starting to drizzle so back inside!

George - I suppose any large model gets expensive but the only expensive items were the wood pack and the two E-Flite motors. All the rest is Hobby King and cheap LHS stuff. I've been collecting the parts since the beginning of last year so with a bit of planning, the cost is spread out over a longish period.

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Old Today, 12:26 AM
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Pat, looks like fun... Annie does not look quite as big in the yard and with you behind it as it dose on the work bench.

George
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Looking great Pat, glad you got the gremlins sorted out. Wish I had more than "after the kids go to sleep" time to progress as quickly as you!
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Old Today, 05:55 AM
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I am impressed as all heck. You are doing a very nice job. Don't worry about the selfie. Its allowed.

Cheers!
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Old Today, 11:04 AM
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Its always good to have a face to put with a build. The plane looks marvelous!! Doug B
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