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Old Sep 11, 2009, 08:59 PM
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Yep, clear packing tape is what I'd use.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 09:07 PM
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ive never put that piece on my planes anyhow
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 09:07 PM
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So after looking at the cowling, I'm thinking about building some mounting hardware to clamp the cowl to the firewall instead of using screws from the outside. Looks doable if I just reinforce the wooden edge. Might be tricky access but I'll see if some creative spark happens.

Anybody else planning something like that? Just seems too nice looking to blemish with screws.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 09:12 PM
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ive never put that piece on my planes anyhow
I don't either.
I also don't use wheel pants because of the places I fly at.
I like, Full access to the gear bolts for an easy replacement.

George
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 09:12 PM
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Woooooo Hoooooo, almost finished with mine...

All I have left to do is Install receiver, hook up servos, setup radio and check CG. I could actually fly it tomarrow but it will probably be Sunday as originally planned.

So far I'm at 7lbs 8ozs minus receiver and main battery. not too bad for a 70" airframe.
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 09:15 PM
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i will put the wheel pants on this one.i put them on my vyper and so far so good,but it lands easy as a sig kadet senior so ive always landed it on the mat.as far as the 70 goes..i imagine it will run on the grass a bit
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 10:19 PM
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Woooooo Hoooooo, almost finished with mine...

All I have left to do is Install receiver, hook up servos, setup radio and check CG. I could actually fly it tomarrow but it will probably be Sunday as originally planned.

So far I'm at 7lbs 8ozs minus receiver and main battery. not too bad for a 70" airframe.
Good job Mick.

Rich
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Old Sep 11, 2009, 11:59 PM
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Soory, wrong thread!
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 12:08 AM
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Is it built yet Manta?
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 12:11 AM
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Is it built yet Manta?
its in the airplane shop at my buds house.(local flying field) i havent even gon and got it yet.needed to rest this evening.if i had went and gotton it id still be working on it.lol ive held this couch down and blown my nose all evening lol..sorry
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 05:54 AM
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Up to build video 4. Its looking good. Today I may go out and get bigger wheels. Maybe kavans. I'd like to keep them lite/durable and need something I can find within a 1/2 hour drive. The bigger wheels are because the back of the wheel pant are almost touching the ground. I already drilled the 2 wood screws per wheel pant so I think the easiest way to get the wheel pants higher is larger wheels. There is plenty of room inside the wheel pants to go bigger.

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Old Sep 12, 2009, 08:46 AM
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I usually remove the monocote, sand down the edges so it sits flush and then CA the covering back down on the sides. I use some clear packing tape to tape the block into place. That way if I break the gear, I can easily remove the block to get to the gear bolts.

Matt
This is the way to go. Cause you know sooner or later that carbon gear is going to crack.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 08:48 AM
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So after looking at the cowling, I'm thinking about building some mounting hardware to clamp the cowl to the firewall instead of using screws from the outside. Looks doable if I just reinforce the wooden edge. Might be tricky access but I'll see if some creative spark happens.

Anybody else planning something like that? Just seems too nice looking to blemish with screws.
I'm surprised it wasn't designed that way since it fits flush. I've been also toying with your same idea. Its the bottom that will be the hard part.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 10:30 AM
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I would think Velcro would be a good way to hold the landing gear filler bock in place. Of course the filler block would need to be designed to accommodate the thickness of the Velcro.

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Old Sep 12, 2009, 10:32 AM
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just counter since some of those strong earth magnets and stick it to it
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