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Old Dec 18, 2012, 07:19 AM
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Instead of the normal Z bends have you tried this... it enables you to rotate the link through the hole in the tiny servo arms, by rotating the whole pushrod...but seems to hold in just fine, as the whole rod has to rotate back for it to release, which doesnt happen as with a close fitting rod/hole there is always a lot of resistance to the arm as it goes round the bends in the wire, once its on the straight bit of rod, it stays there... a normal Z at the other end will fully lock it , but so far has proved not to be needed..
It does make it easier to fit the connection in restricted areas
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Old Dec 18, 2012, 10:18 AM
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It is also easier to bend with any pair of pliers.

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 08:55 AM
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I do that on all of my planes now!

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 09:09 AM
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Instead of the normal Z bends have you tried this... it enables you to rotate the link through the hole in the tiny servo arms, by rotating the whole pushrod...but seems to hold in just fine, as the whole rod has to rotate back for it to release, which doesnt happen as with a close fitting rod/hole there is always a lot of resistance to the arm as it goes round the bends in the wire, once its on the straight bit of rod, it stays there... a normal Z at the other end will fully lock it , but so far has proved not to be needed..
It does make it easier to fit the connection in restricted areas
The ERC Micro Stik and I think the Mini Boomerang use this method makes link replacement a breeze. Use it for all my HB micros now, BTW can not get heat shrink tube less than 2mm here in Aus dammn !

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 10:37 AM
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When I cant get the right heatshrink I have used insulation stripped off a suitable wire. Not as good but if secured with a bit of Por smeared on the link you can get it apart if you need to. Por fill gaps better than CA

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Old Dec 19, 2012, 06:59 PM
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I am presenting my ancient Cri Cri as a Christmas offering to humour RC Groupers over the festive season. The original stems from the famous modelling eccentric, Ray Malmstrom, who created many outrageous, rubber-powered models back in the 1950s. Ray's model was all balsa, but mine, first made about 5 years ago, is mostly 2mm Depron and originally was designed for a Bitcharger Rx, actuator rudder only and powered by two 6mm motors of doubtful origin. A powered glide was the best it could do, so up to the attic she went.

A great believer in recycling, when I rediscovered Cri Cri I wondered whether it would be possible to rebirth her with an ar6400 and two 7mm motors up front, attached by stiff wires so that incidence angles can be altered. My indoor meeting friends were polite, very sceptical, but kindly provided advice, such as wiring the motors in parallel rather than in series as I stupidly had done! The last indoor meeting for the year had passed so I ventured out on what I thought would be a calm morning at the nearby football field. The outcome is described in doggerel:

Miracles at Christmastime

Miracles happen at Christmas time,
One has just happened - and so this rhyme.
This morn I ventured unto the field,
With Cri Cri in hand, aloft to wield.

And though wind blew (I would'st best gone home),
Up to the heavens Cri Cri was blown.
She wobbled and swung, but I do declare,
With careful tweaking, she rode on air!

Well, for quite some time, though on descent,
She flew into a tree - her tail was bentů
But to all those disbelieving sods,
Who doubt the miracle-making gods,
My head and chest are somewhat grown,
My cute-iful Cri Cri at last has flown!

A merry, model-making Christmas to all RC Groupers.
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Old Dec 19, 2012, 07:22 PM
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What a great way to tell a story, thanks for sharing!
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Old Dec 20, 2012, 04:39 AM
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Nice model glad you got it going - Oh the joys of new technology

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Old Dec 21, 2012, 05:49 AM
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new model made... overweight at 45gms AUW.. and I need a better balanced power setup in it
too heavy...binned...
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:14 AM
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Take a look at post 52 for more details on my MITKID skeleton cub.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...4#post23593738
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Old Dec 22, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Here are mine. First was my Fokker d7 built from scraps. Second is yellow amd.black lazy bee then the red and white lazybee then the stagger bee
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 08:55 AM
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I cant stop building.. I wanted a slow wing so I have made this Xmas wing which is at 23gms without the gear
Edit this ended up at 41gms AUW and flies a real treat with a 5gm brushless 4500kv and a 5x3prop.. 3A esc...160 lipo
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:28 AM
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That is light for a 21.6" wingspan.
BTW, thanks for using inches, isn't metric the popular format in England?
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Old Dec 23, 2012, 10:50 AM
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I use both sometimes in the same measurement like 3 feet 2cm.

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Old Dec 23, 2012, 11:01 AM
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OMG you are truly bi-lingual, Engineering-wise anyway.
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