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Old Feb 03, 2012, 02:09 PM
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I have started my mx-building spree for E-Fest finished one for my friend Clay who will be coming down with me. Now Im working on the next two lol.... Pictures of the first one below.




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Old Feb 03, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Devin , really nice paint job! Guess we'll get to see videos of it flying at efest?

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Old Feb 03, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Thanks this one actually was painted by another friend of mine locally here my pain skills aren't that up to par... This is the one I painted last night.


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Old Feb 03, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Now those are nice paint jobs!
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Old Feb 05, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Tip- manual says start cg 1" fwd of canopy, got about 30 packs on mine, I think 0"fwd is much better. 1" is pretty far fwd and dowbt many would like it there. Bad gouge.
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great bird! ailerons are very very powerful, have some problems keeping gear glued straight, could be because i land on blacktop.

Think ill stick w epp next time, as depron is just a little too stressful.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Think ill stick w epp next time, as depron is just a little too stressful.
These planes really serve an entirely different purpose than depron. Simply put, these are not designed to crash (but they do repair easily).

While a foamy, i dont think was intended for bashing; it is highly precise and light.


In regards to the landing gear, if flying outside the best way to avoid abusing your gear is to catch it out of the air in a close hover.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Thanks this one actually was painted by another friend of mine locally here my pain skills aren't that up to par... This is the one I painted last night.


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I have a little question please, I see you use a very powerfull vpp plane with only one servo for the ailerons. I would like to know what is your solution to make the hinges and control horn strong, because I have a lot of problems with that, every time I use reverse pitch, do manuever with the elevator and live the aileron servo at the neutral position, I break the hinges or the control horns !
Thanks.
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Old Feb 06, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Now we are using a small Dubro hinge at the root of the aileron to hold everyhthing together nicely and then using glass over the top of each hinge to really hold everything together

I attached a picture of how I did it on my mini MX.



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Old Feb 07, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Nice Devin, I definately admire your skills....
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Old Feb 07, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Thank you !

Also its hard to tell but there is 1/2 oz glass cloth over each side of the hinge set with Zap foam safe CA. It cures slower than the bsi glue I use for everything else.



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Old Feb 11, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Devin,
What micro swivels are you using? You probably said once already and I just over looked it.......my bad if you did! Lol
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Old Feb 12, 2012, 03:49 AM
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For the control links we use T-Rex 250 ball links.

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Old Feb 12, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Ahaaaaa, thanks!
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 08:41 PM
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hi pilots

i have tried the axi 2203 vpp with the vpp mont ...but the broblem is that when i click the nagetive pich the prop hits the servo on the mount so it cant go further ...so the plane doesnt have enough negative thrust....can anyone help pilots
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Old Feb 13, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Hey iloveflying.... I designed a mount that works perfect for this set up and avoids that issue. Let me know if I can help, I am working on a thrust vectored mount as well Check out the site for pics... and if you could post pics of your issue this would help others!
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John

http://www.freewebstore.org/XtremeFo...0_3189652.aspx
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