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Old Oct 11, 2011, 08:05 PM
Flirtin With Disaster !!
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Looks like I've just joined the club!!!! The motor took off in 4 different directions. Using a 4 cell obviously helped in my nice new planes first taste of entropy. Managed to piece the mount to-gether and fixed with West system epoxy and glass. It wont happen again??? Waiting on a new cowl and spinner, fixing the damage to tail wheel and rudder.
Are you from Missouri?
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 08:45 PM
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Looks like I've just joined the club!!!! The motor took off in 4 different directions. Using a 4 cell obviously helped in my nice new planes first taste of entropy. Managed to piece the mount to-gether and fixed with West system epoxy and glass. It wont happen again??? Waiting on a new cowl and spinner, fixing the damage to tail wheel and rudder.
Yep thats exactly what mine looked like, bummer dude, at least you don't have to replace the motor, must have fell on something soft. LOL
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Old Oct 11, 2011, 10:57 PM
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I live in Vancouver BC, although I'm really from Australia and do spend some time there. Yes the motor pieces all landed on grass but the fuse hit tarmac.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:32 AM
Flirtin With Disaster !!
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I live in Vancouver BC, although I'm really from Australia and do spend some time there. Yes the motor pieces all landed on grass but the fuse hit tarmac.
Just crack'n a yankee joke bro Sorry for the carnage. I would recommend getting a new motor box, not repair that one.
While your at it go for the Thrust 40, 3s 2200mAh, ICE 50 lite ESC.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 12:47 AM
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Since I am having a spot of trouble with my quantum ESC, I think I may try the ICE 50 Lite, too, rather than buying another Quantum ESC. Having the data logger capability seems to be a real plus.

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Just crack'n a yankee joke bro Sorry for the carnage. I would recommend getting a new motor box, not repair that one.
While your at it go for the Thrust 40, 3s 2200mAh, ICE 50 lite ESC.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 06:28 AM
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My AMR fell off my wall (hung by fishing line from landing gear) and broke the tail. I have to remove the elev. and rudder. Anything i need to know before doing this. Never have had to do this but it looks pretty simple. Just going to cut the stab out from the fuse with a dremmel. Sucks because i have flown this plane so many times and not a scratch on it. Leave it to falling off the wall!!!!!!! LOL
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:09 AM
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My AMR fell off my wall (hung by fishing line from landing gear) and broke the tail. I have to remove the elev. and rudder. Anything i need to know before doing this. Never have had to do this but it looks pretty simple. Just going to cut the stab out from the fuse with a dremmel. Sucks because i have flown this plane so many times and not a scratch on it. Leave it to falling off the wall!!!!!!! LOL
Thanks, Eric

If you only have to remove the elevator and the rudder it is simple, just use straight edge razor. If you have to remove horizontal and vertical stab it will be a little more. If so, my advise would be to use dremel and cut most of it off first without trying to get to close. You may need to cut several times on each piece to get closer and closer. That way the dremel will not do any damage.

Also, shoot me a pm if interested and I will send pics of how I hold my planes on wall. It is very simple and effective.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:13 AM
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I think everyone would be interested in seeing your storage system (at least I would as well); would send me a pic, or just post one up? I dont think anyone would mind as it is beneficial for all, IMO.


Dang lots of recent carnage... my condolences to those who took hits this week.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:20 AM
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+1... Post it up, Dead.

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I think everyone would be interested in seeing your storage system (at least I would as well); would send me a pic, or just post one up? I dont think anyone would mind as it is beneficial for all, IMO.


Dang lots of recent carnage... my condolences to those who took hits this week.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:43 AM
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Regarding removing the stabiliser.. A normal modelling knife or scalpel should do the job and will inflict much less collateral damage than a Dremel. It's only balsa that you need to cut after all.
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 10:58 AM
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my AMR *should* be back in the air this weekend just need to install and mount the new esc
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:35 PM
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If you only have to remove the elevator and the rudder it is simple, just use straight edge razor. If you have to remove horizontal and vertical stab it will be a little more. If so, my advise would be to use dremel and cut most of it off first without trying to get to close. You may need to cut several times on each piece to get closer and closer. That way the dremel will not do any damage.

Also, shoot me a pm if interested and I will send pics of how I hold my planes on wall. It is very simple and effective.
The only thing that cracked was the elevator but it looks like i have to take the rudder to get to it. I guess I do not have to pull the horizontal stab off if there is nothing wrong with it. I would just cut the hinge tape and replace.
Thanks,Eric
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:36 PM
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If you only have to remove the elevator and the rudder it is simple, just use straight edge razor. If you have to remove horizontal and vertical stab it will be a little more. If so, my advise would be to use dremel and cut most of it off first without trying to get to close. You may need to cut several times on each piece to get closer and closer. That way the dremel will not do any damage.

Also, shoot me a pm if interested and I will send pics of how I hold my planes on wall. It is very simple and effective.
Sent pm as yes I would like to see your storage set-up.

Thanks,Eric
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 08:50 PM
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Airplane Storage

OK, here you go.... Of course I have seen a lot fancier jobs than this, but this was cheap, quick and easy. It also seems to allow for a fair amount of planes hung per square foot of wall WITHOUT taking up half of the room. The hangers are from the Home DeeePoe....
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Old Oct 12, 2011, 09:00 PM
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The only thing that cracked was the elevator but it looks like i have to take the rudder to get to it. I guess I do not have to pull the horizontal stab off if there is nothing wrong with it. I would just cut the hinge tape and replace.
Thanks,Eric
Oh yeah, That is a simple job. Just get a fresh Xacto and cut the hinges for the rudder and remove, then do the same for the rudder. It can be a bit of a PITA if you have to put new hinges in the same slots as the old ones, you have to do your best to cut in the with the xacto and work the glue and old hinge free. If you can simply move you hinge points over a bit it is much easier. Definitely do not use the dremel for any of this!
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