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Old Aug 23, 2010, 02:48 PM
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CptMike, please disregard . . .I found the answer from another post.



CPT Mike,

Whats the best way to stretch this stuff evenly? Any tips?

Tbird
see this thread as well as the instructions that cptmaike pointed too.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...g#post12038490
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 04:26 PM
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Hi All

I had a great day of flying! Started out about 9:30 this morning. I flew my SE5a then went straight for the TS1. There was a light steady breeze with some gusts and I was having problems getting control and air times were pretty poor. On one approach the wind caught it and the landing was rough, the boom came loose from the pod. Took it home, did a quick repair, added 10 grams of extra weight upfront (Had some lunch) and headed back to the park. Same conditions but I was getting some descent flights and I was even able to trim for the extra weight. A few more tosses and I finally caught some uplift. I didnít spec it out but it was high enough that I was having trouble with orientation. At some point it must have stalled which was a good thing because I was able to regain my bearings then and flew it several more laps around the field then landed just short of a hand catch.
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 04:46 PM
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Pod repair

A question for the repair gurus on the forum:

You may recall my broken TS1 pod from some photos posted about a week ago. I'll be laying some carbon cloth or fiberglass in the wing saddle area and some other spots.

What kind of prep should I do? Is it necessary to sand the gel coat completely off in the area of the repair, or is sanding it until the shine is gone sufficient? This is the white fiberglass pod that came with the first TS1, and the repairs will be done on the outside because it's not practical as far as I can see to try to do it on the inside.

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Rick
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 08:35 PM
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 08:39 PM
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Welcome Mark!

Rick I think if you knock the shine off it will be good enough. Am I wrong?

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Old Aug 23, 2010, 08:56 PM
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Thanks Matt,
I am halfway through my topsky build, and was interested to find out what others have been getting for their all up weight.
I am looking at about 280 grams.
I did a couple of things a bit differently. I didn't like the flat plate fin and tail, so have replaced them with balsa and glass ones that are similar to HT23/fin and HT08/tail.
Also looking at putting all the servos in the pod, and connecting the flaps with sullivan flex pushrods and ball joints.
Cheers,
Mark
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 08:57 PM
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That is the Topsky 1.0 AUW
Thanks
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 09:13 PM
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nope! used a modified golf glove since day 1
Gloves? Thats a good idea. However, does that take away one's man card, kind of like sewing wing covers together instead of using tape

- Noel
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Old Aug 23, 2010, 11:16 PM
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Gloves? Thats a good idea. However, does that take away one's man card, kind of like sewing wing covers together instead of using tape

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Yes, thats why you need to wear cowboy boots and muscle shirts
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 05:54 AM
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My TS1 came in at 292g and I did nothing really to save on weight such as shorten wires etc. My TS1.5 (TS1 wing and TS2 pod/boom/tail came to the exact same weight. Thats using a NIHM battery and large full range receiver (JR R700).

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Yes, thats why you need to wear cowboy boots and muscle shirts
LOL that's a nice look for sure

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Old Aug 24, 2010, 06:20 AM
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Thanks Matt,
Anymore advances on AUW?
Rethinking the flap servos, concerned the link from fuselage to flap will not be solid, so in the wing from the bottom with the horn on the top of the flap.
I wish the servos would arrive so I can do some more.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 07:40 AM
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Like this...
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...1&postcount=24

Looks like a trick set up.
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 08:50 AM
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Yes, like that. A bit concerned about going between the carbon spar flanges, but want to reduce drag as much as I can. Have D47 and D60 in the mail, so will know then what fits best. Was going to use the D60s for the flaps, but have read some have used the
D47s for the flaps. Anyone like to comment on the ability of the D47s to do the job?
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 09:02 AM
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My TS1 came in at 292g and I did nothing really to save on weight such as shorten wires etc. My TS1.5 (TS1 wing and TS2 pod/boom/tail came to the exact same weight. Thats using a NIHM battery and large full range receiver (JR R700).



LOL that's a nice look for sure

MAtt
I hadn't considered the golf glove . . .I usually wear a garden glove and buck-skin chaps. I try to keep it minimal so that weight and drag are reduced . . .
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Old Aug 24, 2010, 09:30 AM
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park-goers might mistaken you as the grounds keeper!
Bruce in master soaring class recommends baseball gloves, but I think golf ones are more comfortable and....golf is more fun than baseball (don't hate!!)

I'm 5'7~8 and 130 pounds, not much weight OR drag for me! dunno why it still launches so low
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