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Old Dec 08, 2012, 08:08 AM
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Alot of times Wayne I'll use a round tip soldering iron for for going through the covering as well as a pilot hole.
They also make a electic xacto knife for that.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 09:08 AM
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They also make a electic xacto knife for that.
DOG.........do you mean an "eclectic" xacto knife?

I unscrew the head of an xacto knife and insert it into the end of an inexpensive soldering pen....then you have a heated knife that performs wonderfully!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 09:30 AM
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DOG.........do you mean an "eclectic" xacto knife?

I unscrew the head of an xacto knife and insert it into the end of an inexpensive soldering pen....then you have a heated knife that performs wonderfully!
Home made versions are just as cool.....I have seen the blade heated with a butane torch too..
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 09:46 AM
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They obviously do not have to play by any of our rules.

Ilopango Airshow 2012 - Super low passes! (6 min 36 sec)
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:31 AM
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DOG........do you live and breathe this RC stuff or what??? The only guys in the running with you are Wayne and SnowDog!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 11:54 AM
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OMG what? until I get that .4 lb spinner, she is REALLY neutral...I like a tad leaning to nose heavy.

Miracle dots are nice
Big chunk of lead.

I have a body reamer (or two).

Waldo, I want to drill a hole in a plane through the covering and ply to mount something but I don't want to tear the covering.

I use a soldering iron to open the covering over existing holes. But I want to drill holes to mount my own stuff, like an ignition LED, and not tear the covering in the process. I have tried step drills, progressively larger bits, and spade type bits. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Need something like a sharpened piece of tubing to precut the covering before drilling. A small hole saw that does not tear the covering.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 12:24 PM
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I just remembered I have some hole punches. I could try to pre-cut the covering with one of those and then drill. I will see.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 03:14 PM
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DOG........do you live and breathe this RC stuff or what??? The only guys in the running with you are Wayne and SnowDog!
I bit too much sometimes..... I am working on controlling my obsessions. I think my 2013 resolution will be....

To not build anything new.
Complete just the projects I have before 2013 <ok there will be some slip>
Spend all the money that I use going to RC Events and plan a family trip
Step back from the club this year and just be the pres and not run anything and see what the club will do on its own.
Finish the Basement Bathroom.
Fly...
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 04:10 PM
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Big chunk of lead.

I have a body reamer (or two).

Waldo, I want to drill a hole in a plane through the covering and ply to mount something but I don't want to tear the covering.

I use a soldering iron to open the covering over existing holes. But I want to drill holes to mount my own stuff, like an ignition LED, and not tear the covering in the process. I have tried step drills, progressively larger bits, and spade type bits. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Need something like a sharpened piece of tubing to precut the covering before drilling. A small hole saw that does not tear the covering.
put a piece of tape over where you want to drill. Tape holds the covering together and you can remove it after. This is how we do it when we need to drill sintra with laminate.
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 04:28 PM
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Cool air show vid!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 04:54 PM
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I took the slick out this morning. We continued to struggle getting a good tune. We finally decided it has to be the carb letting too much air through. The only way to get a lower idle was to tune the low end super rich... this causes a big mess.

We took the plane over to my buddy's shop and took the carb out. As we expected you could see plenty of daylight all the way around the butterfly when it was closed. It did not make anywhere near a good seal.

We made a new butterfly out of a piece of aluminum. Our test showed some improvement. Now remember this is the carb that was sent me as a warranty. We did not have these tuning problems with the original carb... it just had a bigger problem with the needles wandering. Anyway I am super tired of dealing with the issues with this plane. The ratio of fun to work is way off with it. I think it is probly around the .1 range lol.

Anyway I think I'm close to a solution...

I put the extra elevator servo in the tail and it had a huge impact on cg. Now it is almost perfectly nuetral and it does straight KE with little to no coupling. It is also much more responsive to elevator inputs. I'm going to have to change the expo setting on elevator now. I did a rolling loop way up high... before the cg change it was unrecoverable once it was pointed down. Rollers are also easier to manage and steer. Now if we can just get this carb issue fixed...
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Hi! :wave:

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Old Dec 08, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Hey Eric........where've you been??? It's been ages? I thought you forgot about us!
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 05:44 PM
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I took the slick out this morning. We continued to struggle getting a good tune. We finally decided it has to be the carb letting too much air through. The only way to get a lower idle was to tune the low end super rich... this causes a big mess.

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Is there a main stream carb with the same bolt pattern you could replace it with? That thing has been a pest.

It was sooooo nice could have flown today.... Didnt.... spent 300 bucks on the mini van. It had a little warp in one of the rotors on the front brakes. I could have had it turned but thought I got a 16 year old in it now, should maybe see to it being good shape. 2 new Rotors.... <pads where changed the day we brought it home>. New Rotors have a new race bearing, well the old bearings have 90K on them, better buy all new. The Shocks are slacking, grab a pair of them for the front.... New rotors come soaked in a sealant oil, brake clean spray is required.... Could use a can of Seafoam got the gas tank, well the other car needs one too....

Bearing were starting to blue a bit, good call on swapping. All new parts, not cleaning anything, quick project...
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Old Dec 08, 2012, 06:15 PM
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I got to try the exacto knife solder idea
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