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Old Sep 18, 2012, 06:36 AM
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- Pushrods, definitely will change them fore "something better" no matter what, they will crinkle and twitch somewhere if there is some backforce from the tail surfaces !
I have done a few hundred launches on my TS2 Disser with it's standard push rod system just fine. I did carefully clean and polish the rods before fitting, and also squirt a bit of graphite powder inside the tubes. So far so good.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 06:40 AM
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Spares ?

Guy's.
Anyone got advice on buying a spare rudder or H-stab for a TS2. Did you chase it thought the local hobby store, or can we get them direct from Topsky ?

My rudder is cracked horizontally from a few landings where I missed the hand catch. It is repairable, but I can see a day coming where I'd like a new one...
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 09:48 AM
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So far so good.
I copied Pete @ my local field, and taped the entire length of the rods on the tailboom, much better, maybe I am kind of perfectionist and want the servos to repeat 100% with 100.000000% accuracy every time ....
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 10:42 AM
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The tail set for the Topsky 2 is available from retailers.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 11:30 PM
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I copied Pete @ my local field, and taped the entire length of the rods on the tailboom, much better, maybe I am kind of perfectionist and want the servos to repeat 100% with 100.000000% accuracy every time ....
I can see that full length taping could help. I did eight loops only...
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Old Sep 24, 2012, 11:35 AM
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Been getting better with my launches, trim, etc.
I managed to have ~ 1min flights with not-so-good conditions (like zero thermals) last Friday ...
I can't imagine how nice it will be catching thermals and jumpin' from one to another ...
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 06:06 PM
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Hey guys new to the dlg scene and looking for some advice on this particular model.
Im going to purchase one of these but need to know if the servos i have are suitable. I have on hand some futaba 3111, can these be used or am i asking for trouble?
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Old Sep 26, 2012, 08:25 PM
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The Caymans aren't that big a place are they?
Check this guy out here on rcgroups:

drmgcm

I saw a post from him in the DLG execrises thread.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:27 AM
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This is the servo I used:
http://www.alofthobbies.com/dsm44.html
This is the futaba servo:
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXLLA8
The only concern is the power of the futaba, half of the "Wayne" servo, but you don't need a lot of muscle to move those ailerons ...(imo, maybe I am wrong)
Should work, remember to cut some length of the rod (rear end), otherwise you will need to add weight to balance it ...
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 10:58 AM
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The Caymans aren't that big a place are they?
Check this guy out here on rcgroups:

drmgcm

I saw a post from him in the DLG execrises thread.
Yeah I know him personally, just wanted a few more opinions.

nicoyenny thanks will look into those.
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Old Sep 27, 2012, 11:50 AM
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As long as you enjoy flying ...!!!
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 05:04 PM
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New guy here.

Hello all. Many thanks to everyone here, so much information
I have just received a TS1 from HK and noticed the carbon strips (external spars?) are not aligned very well. They are out by 1/4" on the bottom and slightly less on the top.(see attached pics.) This is my first DLG and first experience with bagged wings, so I don't know if this will be an issue structurally. If it is just aesthetics I will live with it as it's a pain in the @$$ to return it to HK.

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Thanks in advance for your opinions on this issue.
Now it's back to page 90, I still have a lot of reading to do before I start my build.

Kerry
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 06:12 PM
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Shoukdnt be a structural problem at all. Infact of you use carbon to reinforce the joint rather than fiberglass it might hide the difference quite a bit.
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 06:40 PM
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Kerry:

Just by curiosity, how much was the landed cost (all included) of the kit at your door..?

Alberto
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Hello all. Many thanks to everyone here, so much information
I have just received a TS1 from HK and noticed the carbon strips (external spars?) are not aligned very well. They are out by 1/4" on the bottom and slightly less on the top.(see attached pics.) This is my first DLG and first experience with bagged wings, so I don't know if this will be an issue structurally. If it is just aesthetics I will live with it as it's a pain in the @$$ to return it to HK.

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Thanks in advance for your opinions on this issue.
Now it's back to page 90, I still have a lot of reading to do before I start my build.

Kerry
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Old Oct 01, 2012, 07:22 PM
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Kerry - regarding your TS1 wings...

It is interesting to see your aesthetic problem with the wings - as I just had a somewhat similar problem.
As a 1st time DLG'er I am about to build a TS1 myself. I ordered one from Hobby Club for a terrific price (IMHO) which included two free servos and received the kit in record time. When I laid the wings out the red stripes on the front of each wing were a different width. As you say it is not a structural issue but certainly a "looks" issue. Anyway I snapped a photo of the mismatched wings and sent it to Alberto and he will send me a matched set right away (I'll return the mis-matched wings to him). I hope that HK will respond as quickjly for you and take care of the mis-match.
I'm guessiing that somebody at TopSky is just ignoring quality control when they put a left and right wing in the box - so they probably need to hear what both you and I are describing.
I am totally pleased with the kit and the quality of the parts. I'm also totally pleased with how Alberto immediately took care of the problem - this tells me that as I go through my learning mishaps with the TS1 I'll have a good parts supplier behind me! Thanks Alberto.
The short of it - yes you have a reasonable complaint and yes the seller should handle it for you - at least that's my 2 cents worth. Hope that helps!
Tim

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Hello all. Many thanks to everyone here, so much information
I have just received a TS1 from HK and noticed the carbon strips (external spars?) are not aligned very well. They are out by 1/4" on the bottom and slightly less on the top.(see attached pics.) This is my first DLG and first experience with bagged wings, so I don't know if this will be an issue structurally. If it is just aesthetics I will live with it as it's a pain in the @$$ to return it to HK.

Attachment 5199899

Attachment 5199900

Thanks in advance for your opinions on this issue.
Now it's back to page 90, I still have a lot of reading to do before I start my build.

Kerry
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