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Old Sep 23, 2011, 09:57 PM
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Don't know, have never used SFG's....

Did you get your HV-120 yet???

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yep, got the 120hv ice2, but put an 110hv phoenix in the velox. waiting to see some accumulated good experience which does seem to be mounting. I'll use the 120hv ice2 in something else.

the sfg blind nuts on mine are sort of rough, afraid of twisting off the nylon screws. they look like M3 but I'd like to see someone chime in before I chase the threads. an M3 screw didn't just fall in.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 10:06 PM
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yep, got the 120hv ice2, but put an 110hv phoenix in the velox. waiting to see some accumulated good experience which does seem to be mounting. I'll use the 120hv ice2 in something else.

the sfg blind nuts on mine are sort of rough, afraid of twisting off the nylon screws. they look like M3 but I'd like to see someone chime in before I chase the threads. an M3 screw didn't just fall in.
It is more than likely glue in the blind nuts. This seems to be a common problem. Don't try running a tap through it though as it tends to cut too much of the thread away. You might take a 3mm screw and grind a taper on the end then a slot lengthways across the threads, essentially making a tap that won't cut the threads away....

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Old Sep 23, 2011, 10:11 PM
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It is more than likely glue in the blind nuts. This seems to be a common problem. Don't try running a tap through it though as it tends to cut too much of the thread away. You might take a 3mm screw and grind a taper on the end then a slot lengthways across the threads, essentially making a tap that won't cut the threads away....

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+1, probably glue, just use a metal screw and work it in and out slowly, should get the job done.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 10:44 PM
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The SFG blind nuts are 4-40. (At least that's what mine came with)

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yep, got the 120hv ice2, but put an 110hv phoenix in the velox. waiting to see some accumulated good experience which does seem to be mounting. I'll use the 120hv ice2 in something else.

the sfg blind nuts on mine are sort of rough, afraid of twisting off the nylon screws. they look like M3 but I'd like to see someone chime in before I chase the threads. an M3 screw didn't just fall in.
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Old Sep 23, 2011, 11:25 PM
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that's it. the blind nuts are 4-40, but the thumbscrews are M3.

maybe I pulled the M3s out of the wrong bucket.

thanks,
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 08:32 AM
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that's it. the blind nuts are 4-40, but the thumbscrews are M3.

maybe I pulled the M3s out of the wrong bucket.
Nope. That was what was supplied with my kit. 4-40 blind nuts and M3 thumbscrews. I think this problem was discussed somewhere earlier in this thread. Anyway, it's an easy fix -- get some 4-40 nylon thumbscrews.

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Old Sep 24, 2011, 10:20 AM
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Nope. That was what was supplied with my kit. 4-40 blind nuts and M3 thumbscrews. I think this problem was discussed somewhere earlier in this thread. Anyway, it's an easy fix -- get some 4-40 nylon thumbscrews.

McD
encouraging I'm not just losing my mind. I had a building lull on this one due to the castle thing, so thought I might have put stuff in the wrong tub.

I always seem to rediscover what someone else already has. no worries, it's the journey and the destination.

was looking online today, will drop by lowes and maybe osh later.

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Old Sep 24, 2011, 11:25 AM
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I got a bag of 100 4-40 thumb screws from amazon. They work great on the SFGs.
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Old Sep 24, 2011, 09:37 PM
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I got a bag of 100 4-40 thumb screws from amazon. They work great on the SFGs.
I looked on amazon but didn't see anything as small as a 4, plenty of 6, 8, 10 or 1/4 and some metric. of course, now the search shows me a pile of them.

ordered a bag from mcmasters but they weren't nylon.

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Old Sep 25, 2011, 02:24 PM
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http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000OCV0C6

They sell shorter ones too but I just cut these to length.
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Team,

The woodwork on the sides is almost complete with only a little remaining on the left side. All the work at the rear of the motor box is complete. So I can start the sheeting around the landing gear plate.

Won't be long before I can start on the covering

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Very nice job on the rebuild so far!!

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Old Sep 25, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Team,

I fitted the wings this evening and they fit perfectly. That was a relief since it saves having to go back to correct mistakes. I still haven't final glued the wing tube yet and I'll hold off until later. It's a good thing to wait until the end just in case something changes as you finish the woodwork.

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Looks great, Ralph!
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Old Sep 25, 2011, 09:35 PM
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Great job!!

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