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Old Apr 27, 2003, 10:48 PM
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Hawaiian TM! or Menehune Magic!

After crashing my beloved tm into the roof one day, this is the results of the rebuild. By the way, a menehune is the Hawaiian equivilant of a dwarf or pixie!
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 10:50 PM
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UC has a spring loaded main struts (spring taken from a disposable lighter).
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 10:52 PM
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A scale look steerable tailwheel was definitely called for.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 10:54 PM
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To enhance the scale appearance a corrogated wing tank was built out of 3mm and 1mm Depron. Corrogations were made by thinning and rounding the edge of a popsicle stick and grooving the 1mm depron.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 10:57 PM
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Flying wires were made out of nylon carpet thread instead of dental floss. Rod is a scrap piece of CF rod.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 10:57 PM
Mmmm... crunchy balsa.
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Okay ColdBlood...

Of all the TM threads I've seen in this forum, Your's is definitely one of the tops! The landing gear is outstanding! All of the other scale details... superb!

OKAY You just added riggin pictures when I was writing this!!! WOW!!!

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Old Apr 27, 2003, 10:59 PM
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I decided to go to a scale pull pull system. Again, the cables are nylon thread.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 11:02 PM
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Split elevators on a pull pull system made it necessary to make a bellcrank to join the cables so a single pushrod could be used to actuate the bellcrank from the servo.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 11:04 PM
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The cockpit floor was cut out for access and for a scale look. Side doors were carved out of balsa.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 11:07 PM
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The dash was downloaded from this forum. Windscreen was leftover plastic from replacement cowl. Note elevator servo location! Yellow on cockpit floor is actually the heatshrink from E-Tec 1200 2S pack.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 11:10 PM
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After seeing all the cool TM's with floats, I had to have them too! These were made out of 1-lbs EPS foam skinned with 1/32" balsa and painted with Tamiya Acrylic Aluminum paint.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 11:13 PM
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This shot shows the strut arrangement which I tried to make as scale as possible. The UC and Float struts (1/32 wire centers) plug into 1/16" brass tubes mounted on the fuse and balsa ribs on bottom of wing.
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 11:16 PM
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So what's under the cowl? A GWS IPS-A Twin RLC 4.8v on a custom motor mount! Mount is held in place with 0-72 screws and nuts. Mount can be rotated to mount the stock motor! OOPS! forgot to attach the image!
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 11:20 PM
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Hey Mr. Lin! How's about manufacturing mounts like this one so everyone can have a mount that can accomodate either a single or twin IPS motor! But, thanks to everyone for giving me the ideas for this project! and to GWS for making such a sweet flying parkflyer!
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Old Apr 27, 2003, 11:26 PM
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Sorry about leaving off the pic of the motor! Here it is!
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