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Old Oct 30, 2012, 11:49 PM
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Good one bro! Man I miss that guy...
I may go with a second elevator servo on this Slick, it actually needs a little tail weight with the battery back to the spar so it would work. But I never felt the need for two servos before.
So I took a good look, basically reference the stab, the right wing is negative and the left wing positive, they differ by about 2 degrees, easy fix.
The stab is at about 1 degree pos reference the fuse water line.
The elevators are out of whack. With the balance tips lined up with the stab LE the left elevator is TE lower than the right, I can cut the joiner and reposition the trailing edges but then the LE will be off, gotta split the diff.
The firewall is way off, pulls down and left, easy to fix with washers.
Anyway, all I'm saying is this is my first 3DHS plane that was way off out of the box, if I hadn't had such good results in the past I would have been looking out for this stuff during the build.
The Slicks do have a unique feel to them, I know I'll always have one in my stable, this one feels like a Slick for sure.
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Old Oct 30, 2012, 11:58 PM
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Good one bro! Man I miss that guy...
I may go with a second elevator servo on this Slick, it actually needs a little tail weight with the battery back to the spar so it would work. But I never felt the need for two servos before.
So I took a good look, basically reference the stab, the right wing is negative and the left wing positive, they differ by about 2 degrees, easy fix.
The stab is at about 1 degree pos reference the fuse water line.
The elevators are out of whack. With the balance tips lined up with the stab LE the left elevator is TE lower than the right, I can cut the joiner and reposition the trailing edges but then the LE will be off, gotta split the diff.
The firewall is way off, pulls down and left, easy to fix with washers.
Anyway, all I'm saying is this is my first 3DHS plane that was way off out of the box, if I hadn't had such good results in the past I would have been looking out for this stuff during the build.
The Slicks do have a unique feel to them, I know I'll always have one in my stable, this one feels like a Slick for sure.
You don't need to do that....tape one elevator balance tab to the stab.....twist the other elevator in the opposite direction and hit all the wrinkles with a heat gun....repeat if needed....

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Old Oct 31, 2012, 05:40 AM
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Yea buddy!! All I need to do is mount the motor and setup the radio!
Congrats
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 05:43 AM
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You don't need to do that....tape one elevator balance tab to the stab.....twist the other elevator in the opposite direction and hit all the wrinkles with a heat gun....repeat if needed....

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+1 100% agreed. I use an ion but same thing. Apply heat and bend
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 08:50 AM
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You don't need to do that....tape one elevator balance tab to the stab.....twist the other elevator in the opposite direction and hit all the wrinkles with a heat gun....repeat if needed....

SteveT
Just did that myself, broke my elevator had to replace joiner and hinges, right side was a tad off. Taped the left to the stab, bent the right used heat gun to elimiant the wrinkles, wahla, everything is even.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:21 AM
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Introducing Michael Patrick Turner! Born at 3:11am today weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He and his mom are both doing great!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:24 AM
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:27 AM
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How exciting, congratulations

Halloween baby and 70" slick all with in 24 hours
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 09:30 AM
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Congrats Turnerm! Halloween is a good birthday to have (I should know )
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:29 AM
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Michael congratulations man. Glad to hear your new baby and your wife are going well. Cherish these moments they go by very fast.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:40 AM
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I'll give heat a try, I normally only use heat to correct warps but if it works that would be nice.
Cute kid!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:51 AM
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Best pictures I've seen on any of the threads I follow!
Even better than a J.S. flying video ;-)
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Introducing Michael Patrick Turner! Born at 3:11am today weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He and his mom are both doing great!
Double congrats Michael! Both on the new born son as well as the 70" Slick.
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:18 AM
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Thanks guys!

Joe - we need to get together for some flying again soon. We keep saying that but we just need to make it happen!
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Old Oct 31, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Introducing Michael Patrick Turner! Born at 3:11am today weighing 8 pounds, 4 ounces. He and his mom are both doing great!
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Congrats Turnerm! Halloween is a good birthday to have (I should know )
+1 - My oldest just turned 4 today too. Halloween birthdays are the best!

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Thanks guys!

Joe - we need to get together for some flying again soon. We keep saying that but we just need to make it happen!
Ha... is this your first? Flying time is what you will be cherishing (of course along with kid time), I've found that time to fly is getting harder and harder to come by! I have a 4 year old and 1 year old now. No more though!
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