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Old Sep 12, 2009, 03:54 PM
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Some good comments, Craig.
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This was one of the easiest building ARF's I've done...

...when I glued the elevator halves together, the gorrilla glue filled up the space where the control horn was supposed to go. I should have done the control horn first...
I had the same, a few seconds with a small drill bit cleared the slots for me. I'm afraid if you did the horn first you might get glue in the way of the joiner.

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...One of the little wood eyes on the cowl that lines up with the forward pins of the canopy came loose but I left it off. The canopy alignment seemed to need a little tweaking to fit correctly...
I did tweak mine a little also (slightly tapered ends of pins and cleared holes a little). I think you might want to put the little wood piece back on there for strength.

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...I thought that the carving of the servo arms so that they allow full movement of the ball joints was going to be a pain. It was not...
It was very easy with a dremel sanding wheel. I didn't do that on the prototype, makes me wonder if the ball end hitting the arm could have contributed to the servo arm screw loosening that caused it's demise. Regardless, I strongly suggest everyone do something to lock that screw in place, I'm going to try hot glue.

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...This was my first 3DHS plane and if this thing flys as good as it went together, it won't be my last...
Welcome to the addiction!
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 04:02 PM
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Thanks for running the pull-pull wires. That helped out a lot along with the strings in the wings for the aileron servos.

This size is much easier to work on especially inside the fuselage. you can actually get your hand in there to move wires around.

Thanks for including velcro, extra cable, engine mounting bolts, extra wing bolts, etc.

Craig
+1 No one can complain about how much pull/pull cable was included. I think I have enough left over for another 47" plane.

+2 The size makes it very easy to work with but the pucker factor for me was a little higher due to the cost of the airframe.

+3 I think I just re-filled my parts bin with what is left over from this build.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 04:04 PM
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I love it when a new plane is released We always get a surge in 3DHS Owners Club Members

3DHS Owners Club Sign-Up Thread

Here is to a successful maiden for all

Rob
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 04:14 PM
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pucker factor ahead full

This one is gonna scare the out of me. I hope I can get comfortable with it. It's only money, right?
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 04:51 PM
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It's only money, right?
I've been told that, Money grows on trees...

Jorge
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 04:56 PM
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The airframe is a free roll for me so I am lucky that way. I think the saying is fly the biggest you can crash.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 04:58 PM
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Got to work today and had a nice surprise. I just about forgot I had one ordered!?? Really no time to fly of late, so anyone want a plane??? Trade for your 69 Camaro, 86 RZ500, or a nice fast bass boat...by the way, I have been told this plane flies very well. Even a cave man can do it.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 05:05 PM
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I think the saying is fly the biggest you can crash.
That's why I had to Stop at the 87" SHP. (I'm on my 2nd one).

George
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 05:27 PM
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The airframe is a free roll for me so I am lucky that way. I think the saying is fly the biggest you can crash.
I think the saying is "fly the biggest you can AFFORD to crash"
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 06:31 PM
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I think the saying is "fly the biggest you can AFFORD to crash"
Sounds like about the same thing to me...
Biggest/Afford, Big planes cost, $$$.

Jorge
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 06:38 PM
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I think the saying is "fly the biggest you can AFFORD to crash"
Yikes, I better sell all my planes because I can't afford to crash any of them.
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 06:53 PM
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Ready for a test flight

Mine is already to go. Just have to add the velcro for the battery. Nice easy build. Pic quality is so-so as I used my cell phone.

Rich
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 08:44 PM
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Well, I'm totally jealous of y'all. Mine was delivered yesterday while I was in at a tradeshow in Denver. Unfortunately, the triple boxing was no match for the journey and the fuselage was mashed pretty good in front of the rudder as well as a nice caved in part of the canopy. I'd post pics but I don't want to be the first to put up carnage it's too dang depressing. Will have to call Ben to find out next steps.

Beautiful looking plane though, makes it even worse having half of a beautiful plane in the garage.

Ron
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 08:50 PM
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Well, I'm totally jealous of y'all. Mine was delivered yesterday while I was in at a tradeshow in Denver. Unfortunately, the triple boxing was no match for the journey and the fuselage was mashed pretty good in front of the rudder as well as a nice caved in part of the canopy. I'd post pics but I don't want to be the first to put up carnage it's too dang depressing. Will have to call Ben to find out next steps.

Beautiful looking plane though, makes it even worse having half of a beautiful plane in the garage.

Ron
That sucks Ron, I'm sure Ben will take care of you. I hope mine makes it in safely, should be here Monday.

Mike
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Old Sep 12, 2009, 08:53 PM
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Ron that sucks! I hope you can get that worked out.
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