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Old Aug 22, 2012, 12:02 AM
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I am building a composite version of the squall. If it is still possible, can you weigh the bare airframe for a comparison to my composite one?
Fuse and Intake: 102gms
Wings: 38gms (combined)
Vertical Stabiliser: 9gms
Canopy, Nose Cone and Exhaust: 57gms

and

Morgan Rc Extended Intake: 88gms

All the best with the build!!
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Old Aug 22, 2012, 12:34 AM
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Thank you!
If my airframe comes to about 350g total, I will be happy!
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Old Sep 05, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Servos?

I picked up one of these today at the LHS, he threw in some servos he had kicking around, they are hitec hsg-5084mg's, seem pretty big for this plane and def. won't fit the servo holes, just curious what people think, should I use these or get something cheaper and keep these for the heli's?

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Old Sep 05, 2012, 08:16 PM
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well u dont need that much servo but u do need something strong as the full flying surfaces tend to get hung up and strip wimpy gears. 9-12gram mg's work, but if u can fit the others................


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Old Sep 06, 2012, 10:21 PM
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tried it

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I really like this paint you can get at Micheals'

http://www.dmcolor.com/products/
Ok I like your paint job and so I went and bought the tangerine paint similar to your orange. I tested it and I really like that paint. There is no chalky-ness to it at all. I really sprayed a test piece of foam good and thick trying to make the foam melt and the paint did fine with no foam distortion at all. The paint doesnt seem to be satin finish though, not much shine at all, but I am ok with that.

Are you guys taking the aileron and rudder hinge tape off to paint it? I guess you are, then how are you reinforcing the hinges? More tape after the paint or using regular hinge material, or are you just not using anything?
Please let us know....
Also, has anyone had any trouble with the stock esc?
Looks like my blue canopy has some little bubbles in it, not so great. Also the tail cone isnt painted good, more bubbles....how about yours?
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 12:52 PM
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well u dont need that much servo but u do need something strong as the full flying surfaces tend to get hung up and strip wimpy gears. 9-12gram mg's work, but if u can fit the others................


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I think I'll save these for other projects. What's a good inexpensive servo for this plane?
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 01:00 PM
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for good cheapies i like corona or towerpro mg's. i have used the h/k rebranded ones also.
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Old Sep 13, 2012, 08:25 PM
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for good cheapies i like corona or towerpro mg's. i have used the h/k rebranded ones also.
I ordered 3 of these today to use, any thoughts? Cheapies but seemed to be the best of the cheapies...

http://www.hobbypartz.com/9gexidimeges.html

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Old Sep 13, 2012, 09:02 PM
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I ordered 3 of these today to use, any thoughts? Cheapies but seemed to be the best of the cheapies...

http://www.hobbypartz.com/9gexidimeges.html

Tom
Tom,

My experience is they tend not to center very well. The best cheap 9 gram servo is the Hobbyking HXT900.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 05:49 PM
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Tom,

My experience is they tend not to center very well. The best cheap 9 gram servo is the Hobbyking HXT900.
You tried those same ones, digital and metal geared, and found them not to center well? Seems odd as these are the "best" cheap servos hobbypartz has. HobbyKing takes forever to ship stuff vs. hobbypartz I'll have them next week...

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Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:17 PM
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tom, i am not sure about that servo but u are doing the right w/ the mg's, dont use a hxt900 in this app.
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 06:18 PM
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tom, i am not sure about that servo but u are doing the right w/ the mg's, dont use a hxt900 in this app.
That's what I figured, the servo I linked to seemed to be a good fit specs wise at least. Hopefully they work out.

Tom
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 09:16 PM
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tom, i am not sure about that servo but u are doing the right w/ the mg's, dont use a hxt900 in this app.
Good point but the HXT900 has been flying in a 70 mph prop in the slot F22 I scratchbuilt for the last 3 years and I never stripped a gear. It is able to take a great deal of abuse in this elevon plane.
F22 with KFm2 airfoil -- Maiden -- built by Prof100 (Golem's design) (5 min 10 sec)
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Old Sep 14, 2012, 10:50 PM
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the hxt is my go to servo when mg is not needed, but in this case w/ full flying elevons it is very easy to snag the surface on landing, stripping the gear train.

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Old Sep 15, 2012, 05:40 PM
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the hxt is my go to servo when mg is not needed, but in this case w/ full flying elevons it is very easy to snag the surface on landing, stripping the gear train.

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chuck,

I understand. That said, the little F22 is an elevon plane with servos on the bottom. I am just lucky.

Bill
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