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Old Feb 20, 2011, 06:28 PM
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by all means correct me if im wrong jim, but those look like some servos that are better than 985's
Yah, They are 7945s. Very Fast
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 06:47 PM
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Hi Tom

First, take an undersized drill bit, and carefully drill through the blind nut. Make sure it is undersized, and you go slow, as you don't want to mess up the threads. Then take a screw the same size and thread a nut onto it (to "clean the threads when it is taken off) then grind a short taper (about .125" to .187") onto it. Then using a abrasive "cut-off" wheel in a Dremel tool, cut two grooves (one on each side) length-ways on the screw. Take the nut off, cleaning the threads. Basically you are making a tap. The carefully work the screw into the hole, do not push on it, as you do NOT want to push the blind nut out inside the fuselage.

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Thanks for the tip....just need to buy more sae screws. I have thousands of metrics.....

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Old Feb 20, 2011, 06:56 PM
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Ahhh...reminds me when I lost a blind nut into the fuse on my 68" Velox....then I did it again on my 70" Slick...
Usually most people learn the first time.... Slow learner?????

Just kidding of course!!!

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Old Feb 20, 2011, 07:16 PM
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Has anyone received a warped rudder?

I didn't notice it until I glued it on the stab today...but it seems the bottom of the rudder is warped to one side. (when the counter balance it centered, the bottom of the rudder is off to one side by about an inch)

Any tips on correcting this?
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 07:45 PM
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Has anyone received a warped rudder?

I didn't notice it until I glued it on the stab today...but it seems the bottom of the rudder is warped to one side. (when the counter balance it centered, the bottom of the rudder is off to one side by about an inch)

Any tips on correcting this?
Tape the counterbalance to the stab - carefully bend the bottom of the rudder straight or a little past straight - then use a heat gun to shrink the wrinkles out of the covering and the rudder should stay straight
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 07:54 PM
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I use and Iorn to heat up the wood and covering and you will be surprised how much it will flex when heated.



Hold it a little past where you want it and let the covering and wood cool and it should hold where you want it. It might take a few time to get it perfect
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 08:12 PM
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the New thread for July's throwdown in Jersey is up
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Old Feb 20, 2011, 09:07 PM
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 12:11 AM
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Have you tried the HS-7940TGs out? I use them on the 70 Slick and 72 Extra 330 - at 7.4V they are 0.6 sec. You can really feel the quickness!
With your uber-talent I would thing a great fit!

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Old Feb 21, 2011, 08:20 AM
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Just a heads up..

Guys,

I couldn't get my elevator halves to line up with the stab. They just were off by about a degree or two. Finally, I came to the realization that the stab was probably warped. I checked with an incidence meter and the left stab tip was indeed higher by a degree or so.

It's probalby not a big deal, but if you're anal about this sort of thing, I'd suggest you check before you glue the stab in.
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 10:23 AM
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Guys,

I couldn't get my elevator halves to line up with the stab. They just were off by about a degree or two. Finally, I came to the realization that the stab was probably warped. I checked with an incidence meter and the left stab tip was indeed higher by a degree or so.

It's probalby not a big deal, but if you're anal about this sort of thing, I'd suggest you check before you glue the stab in.
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I had the same problem. On of my elevator halves is a little off, just a degree or two. Mine flies just fine, no problems there.
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I have eight flights on the 71" slick,, 4 Sunday and 4 today. This is by far one of best airframe i have flown. It feels like I'm flying a G5 simulator. This is the one i been waiting for. It feel like there is nothing I cant do with this airplane.
ITS AWESOME!!!
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Its 75 out right now. All my batts for the slick are charged and I cant fly b/c it blowing 25+ out right now true meaning of torture
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Old Feb 21, 2011, 01:44 PM
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Tape the counterbalance to the stab - carefully bend the bottom of the rudder straight or a little past straight - then use a heat gun to shrink the wrinkles out of the covering and the rudder should stay straight

Thanks for this...was worried there for a sec.
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