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Old Jan 12, 2016, 03:13 PM
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Taped a 1/2" flat washer to the tail of the fuse today and it flew much better. It simply did everything better than before. Should have my SFG's by the weekend. Need to find a better way to get the weight rearward. My Rocket 3020 motor has a bolt on prop adapter so it's much shorter than the stock one so I had to space the motor about 5/8" from the firewall for prop clearance. Evidently shoving the motor this far forward is hurting my balance.
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Old Jan 25, 2016, 08:32 AM
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We had a little snow here in CT this past weekend. So, I put skis on the VIsionaire and took her out for a spin:
Visionaire on Skis (1 min 3 sec)
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Old Feb 01, 2016, 02:56 AM
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Took me forever to get around to it. Finally decided I needed to switch to the toolless mod after I got too lazy to take the wings off after my last flight and probably took longer to figure out how to get it into my car than it would have to take the plane apart.

Thumb Screw:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:957730

Servo Connector Holder:
http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:920157
* I did not design these. Credit goes to MrBlobby for the design
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Old Feb 01, 2016, 07:19 AM
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I really like that ^.

However, I am confused as to why there are two servo wires going into one wing. Lights?
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Old Feb 01, 2016, 07:20 AM
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I designed those. How are they performing?
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Old Feb 01, 2016, 01:03 PM
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LEDS!

Sorry, this is on the Night Visionaire. I'm pretty sure this is the same on the VA?

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I really like that ^.

However, I am confused as to why there are two servo wires going into one wing. Lights?
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Old Feb 01, 2016, 01:06 PM
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I just installed the screws and actually glued the harness into the fuse.

But I was plugging the cables directly into the wing and that seemed to work fine.

My Blobby,
Do you know if the harness adapter will fit the standard Visionaire?
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I also cut down another set of the thumb screw adapters and glues those to the screws for my Fun Cub wings.


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Old Feb 02, 2016, 03:04 AM
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The foam parts of both planes are the same. You will need to fill the gap on the fuselage side to make up for the missing connector for the lights. A piece of balsa will do the trick.

A tip for mounting the screws into the adapter. Heat the screw head and allow it to melt into the adapter. The plastic will flow into and around the head a bit. That will fix it in place nicely and have good grip.
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Old Feb 02, 2016, 07:49 AM
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Skis on my Visionaire

A friend of mine took these shots of my Visionaire while flying with skis on Sunday
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Old Feb 02, 2016, 01:53 PM
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Nice!

Homemade skis?
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Old Feb 06, 2016, 04:30 PM
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Any pictures of different motors and how they have been mounted? My motor fell out in flight most likely from aprop strike on takeoff. Just unscrewed itself and chopped the wires.
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Old Feb 07, 2016, 12:35 AM
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After about a year when depth perception finally got the best of me and I slammed my visionaire into the top of an oak tree I changed mine out for an eflite power 10 with 12x6 apc prop with 5085mg servos. Fits the same mount. Just used some aluminum washers to move the motor forward a bit. Flew like a brand new plane after that!
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