HobbyKing.com New Products Flash Sale
Reply
Thread Tools
Old Dec 16, 2010, 01:39 PM
Yes..ok..maybe..lol.....
Tucson Avra Valley, Arizona, United States
Joined Jul 2004
5,729 Posts
Jon....someone will chime in here soon...I think I did 1 3/4 inches..but can't remember for sure...George?? Charlie?? Dirk???
shhhhh! is offline Find More Posts by shhhhh!
Reply With Quote
Sign up now
to remove ads between posts
Old Dec 16, 2010, 02:24 PM
hot air rises...
jfinch's Avatar
Pleasant Grove, UT
Joined Jul 2005
7,804 Posts
Thanks Dave. If it matters (and I'm sure it does) I'm using D60s for ailerons and ds285s for the tail. I guess all four in the pod if I can figure out how to fit them.
jfinch is offline Find More Posts by jfinch
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 03:29 PM
Mike M.
like.2.fly's Avatar
United States, UT, Eden
Joined Jan 2010
5,110 Posts
Jon, from what I recall in talking with George, Charlie, and others (correct me if I'm wrong guys); cut the boom off right in front of where the original pre-cut notch for the vert fin starts. This will probably amount to about 1.5" - 2" in length. Use that notched piece you cut off as a template for re-notching the remaining boom. You will now have to ream out the horiz stab v-mount such that it can slide far enough forward on the now larger diameter boom. After gluing the vert fin on, wrap a couple turns of spectra string around the boom just in front of the fin and CA in place to reinforce and prevent further splitting.

IMHO putting your aileron servos in the wings is much easier. Trying to put them in the B2 pod will greatly complicate the build, make wing removal more difficult, and not buy you much if anything in performance.
like.2.fly is online now Find More Posts by like.2.fly
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 03:47 PM
Where is the lift?
cptsnoopy's Avatar
USA, AZ, Phoenix
Joined Nov 2005
6,474 Posts
Pretty much what Mike said ^^^. I mark where the tail V-mount fits before modification. Then I ream it out and try to get at least 1 and 5/8" and no more than 2" further forward without splitting the V-mount. Then I push the V-mount onto the boom to where it will be glued (later) and mount the tail. Then I mark the boom about 1/4" behind the trailing edge of the tail and make that the front edge of the new rudder notch. Then I make sure there will be the correct amount of boom behind that mark for the rudder and cut the remainder off. That normally is around 1/4" in front of the original rudder notch. Then you can take and split that small section you have cut off vertically into two halves and use them to mark out your new notch further forward.

Ok, confused yet? Pictures would really help but I don't have any of that process.

Charlie
cptsnoopy is offline Find More Posts by cptsnoopy
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 03:49 PM
hot air rises...
jfinch's Avatar
Pleasant Grove, UT
Joined Jul 2005
7,804 Posts
Yeah, I'm not all that excited about having to hook up the aileron linkages every time I take it out. I may reconsider putting all 4 servos in the pod.
jfinch is offline Find More Posts by jfinch
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 04:01 PM
hot air rises...
jfinch's Avatar
Pleasant Grove, UT
Joined Jul 2005
7,804 Posts
Great exlaination charlie.

I didn't look in the little baggie of goodies that came with the kit, but if aileron servo covers are in there I'm going to cut into the wing
jfinch is offline Find More Posts by jfinch
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 04:29 PM
Yes..ok..maybe..lol.....
Tucson Avra Valley, Arizona, United States
Joined Jul 2004
5,729 Posts
If a B2...would definitely put the servos in the wing...That's what all the Az guys did..

Jon...if you need some servo covers..well you make really good ones..!
shhhhh! is offline Find More Posts by shhhhh!
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 04:35 PM
Where is the lift?
cptsnoopy's Avatar
USA, AZ, Phoenix
Joined Nov 2005
6,474 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by jfinch View Post
Great exlaination charlie.

I didn't look in the little baggie of goodies that came with the kit, but if aileron servo covers are in there I'm going to cut into the wing
I have always used the skin that I cut out as the cover. I usually try to "block" up the servo if possible so that when the original skin is laid back down on the servo it is flush with the wing. Then the normal tape around it.

Charlie
cptsnoopy is offline Find More Posts by cptsnoopy
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 09:26 PM
hass-alfed and bass-ackwards
carlsoti's Avatar
United States, AZ, Chandler
Joined Jun 2008
5,308 Posts
SO there are only 5 of us from AZ going to the JEM next month? My dad was talking about carpooling and such, but if no one else goes, there's not really much of a reason.
carlsoti is offline Find More Posts by carlsoti
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 10:04 PM
Thermal, where art thou?
BavarianCharles's Avatar
85045
Joined Oct 2005
2,752 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by carlsoti View Post
SO there are only 5 of us from AZ going to the JEM next month? My dad was talking about carpooling and such, but if no one else goes, there's not really much of a reason.
JEM
BavarianCharles is online now Find More Posts by BavarianCharles
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 10:18 PM
hass-alfed and bass-ackwards
carlsoti's Avatar
United States, AZ, Chandler
Joined Jun 2008
5,308 Posts
The JEM is the John Erickson Memorial contest in/at Long Beach/ElDorado park. Prior to his unexpected passing, it was just the first ElDo monthly contest of the year. From what I've read, he a fantastic pilot, and in general an all-around great guy.
carlsoti is offline Find More Posts by carlsoti
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2010, 11:01 PM
Thermal, where art thou?
BavarianCharles's Avatar
85045
Joined Oct 2005
2,752 Posts
I'm signed up for the JEM, and so is Tucson Dave
BavarianCharles is online now Find More Posts by BavarianCharles
Last edited by BavarianCharles; Dec 18, 2010 at 09:11 PM.
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2010, 08:45 PM
Original Bloody Spadder
proppy jon's Avatar
phoenix
Joined Jul 2004
1,241 Posts
pics from our contest had a great time looks like the monthly contest will be on the second sunday of the month great job guys donnie george??
proppy jon is online now Find More Posts by proppy jon
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 18, 2010, 08:56 PM
usaf3kteam
rcgeorge's Avatar
Joined Sep 2005
5,703 Posts
Nice John thanks
rcgeorge is offline Find More Posts by rcgeorge
Reply With Quote
Old Dec 19, 2010, 12:42 PM
Registered User
United States, AZ, Chandler
Joined Nov 2010
22 Posts
contest pics.

Just a few of the pics. I shot the other day.
Hohokam is online now Find More Posts by Hohokam
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Category Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Flying at the Chandler Bowl AZ_Astro Club Talk 799 Aug 01, 2009 07:23 PM
Discussion DLG flying at the Chandler Bowl Throwdown Hand Launch 16 Jun 12, 2008 07:23 AM
Flying at the Chandler Bowl V3 Drivie Club Talk 542 Jun 12, 2004 04:18 PM
Chandler Bowl Channels Used AZ_Astro Club Talk 13 May 13, 2004 05:48 PM
Flying at the Chandler Bowl V2 Drivie Club Talk 848 Feb 12, 2004 01:26 PM