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Old Dec 14, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Does Hobbyking sell the servo connectors for the AR6400's? I think it's a 1mm JST?
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:34 PM
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One question, do you CA before putting the shrink tube?
With the .8mm, you can use CA and not shrink the tubing, and it will work acceptable. You can do this on planes where removal to apply heat is difficult.

I use Elmers glue and a heat gun and always heat off the plane to avoid melting stuff.


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Does Hobbyking sell the servo connectors for the AR6400's? I think it's a 1mm JST?

HK sells 1mm male to 1.25 female adapter plugs in 2 different lenghts.

The wire colors might not be right, but that's an easy fix.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 09:05 PM
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Does Hobbyking sell the servo connectors for the AR6400's? I think it's a 1mm JST?

yes, tho they are out of the 120mm. i have 60 mm extentions, male and female.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:13 AM
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As promised here are some plans and notes for my Taube. I have attached the photos I took as these will be useful, the 3-View scale drawings I used as the basis for my model and then three pdf files, one contains a scan of the paper cut outs I used to cut out my Depron and the other is some basic build notes. Finally, there is an image file which can be used to generate the lettering.

I am sure any competent builder should be able to put a model together with these resources. Mine was made up as I Went along hence I do not have anything better than what I have presented here. More than happy to answer any questions by PM.
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Old Dec 15, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Peter

What a BEAUTIFUL model and thaks for posting the plans, it's on my rather long to do list

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 05:43 AM
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Easy Z bends... I make mine from relatively soft paper clips, the smaller ones, then lash the clip to the push rod with cotton thread and fix with a drop of CA..
At the size of our small models, the paper clips have more than enough strength..

the small propjet lines work well...I made the SU37 and found only minor trimming was required to get a fit of the parts..
The airframe without gear is 20gms made from 3mm depron with a flat 3mm CF spar as seen
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 07:46 AM
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Also consider pull-pull setups made with common cotton thread. You must have hinges that don't "creep" like tape does, I suggest a thin stripe of RTV, and you must use servos that have a double ended arm. I prefer them to the linear ones anyway. Hard to beat for weight and ease of installation.

Some get very concerned about the geometry, but is really isn't critical, just try to have the point where the thread meets the tip of the horn at the hinge line or slightly aft. The further aft you go, the more slack you will get in the "non-tensioned" line, which doesn't matter anyway.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:35 AM
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I used 3M micropore tape for hinges on a pull pull system for years - no problem. Just don't over tighten the cotton.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Terry,

Thanks for the type of tape, it looks like it was on EPP, right? I make the horns out of a toothpick, and on my heavier foamies, (Capricorn at 28 ounces) I add some Depron gussets. for the 1 ounce planes, just the toothpick.
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:07 AM
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No its on Depron

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 10:54 AM
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Even better! And easier to do than the thin line of RTV, thanks Terry
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 05:10 PM
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Witch e'Racer

Here's my (actually Carolynn's) RetroRC Witch e'Racer. Champ guts, just under 45 grams ready to fly. First flight should be on Tuesday.

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Old Dec 16, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Nice graphics, did that add much weight? Whatever, it is worth the weight!
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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:43 PM
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Another Champ Guts Alternative

The Micro StingRay is a bare bones flyer that performs well at 26.6g with 62 sq. in. of wing area. Running on stock Champ gear. Kits are available here http://www.kenscadmodels.com/semff-stingrays.html

Ken

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1761053

SEMFF Micro StingRay Maiden Flight 30-OCT-2012 (1 min 17 sec)


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Old Dec 16, 2012, 06:46 PM
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Here's my (actually Carolynn's) RetroRC Witch e'Racer. Champ guts, just under 45 grams ready to fly. First flight should be on Tuesday.

Pete
Looking forward to this Pete. Just got mine camp E-racer completed for this Tuesday as well.

Ken
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