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Old Feb 19, 2010, 09:42 PM
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John great idea ...im might try something like that ..also but an external doubler on the side of the fuse back there by the motor mount. Racer 1 has seen cracks back there .when i get home from Hawai'i i'll post pics .
You mean like these.

I have it fixed. It is much stronger than before.

Clay
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 08:01 PM
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Clay can you explain how you fixed the Falcon motor mount plate? I haven't seen any problem in mine yet but I would rather fix it before rather than afterward.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 10:30 AM
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Clay can you explain how you fixed the Falcon motor mount plate? I haven't seen any problem in mine yet but I would rather fix it before rather than afterward.

I used hollow 1/4 carbon fiber rod. I drilled a 3/8 hole thru the rear of the mount into the last two formers. Insert the rods (let them stick out past the end and cut them off later)

Then I mixed up cabosil and resin, till it was like icing. I put that into a pastery bag and put it everwhere on the rods (sanded the rods, inside of fuse and cleaned with acetone). I used a acid brush on a stick to make sure that it was all around the rods in the back.

Since this one was broken. I put a layer glass on joints on the out side.

Hope this helps.

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Old Feb 21, 2010, 12:08 PM
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O.K. got it...........I think I will carbon rod my Falcon beofre any trouble. I still have the twin Arcs on mine and there is lots of pressure put on that area.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 02:40 PM
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guys you would be smart to do as Clay has said ....we are using this plane for a little diff. purpose than it was designed .
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 03:44 PM
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In my small 90mm one I just surfboarded the motor deck. since the glass is already there for encasement, I just filled it with expanding foam. Now its bulletproof.
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Old Feb 22, 2010, 08:04 AM
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Maybe a combination of foam and carbonfibre rods with the rods incased in foam....should work. The fiberglass would have support to keep it from cracking and finally coming loose.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 11:33 PM
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pj

how goes the nacelle mounting ?
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 03:30 PM
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Finished up last night and hope to maiden tomorrow if the weather permits. Don't know yet if it will fit in the truck in one piece! Managed to hide the wiring under the nacalle through the angled fillets. I just have to add a few more screws to the 3,6,9 o'clock positions for more strength, but even with only four installed the plane can be picked up and manhandled by the nacalle. COOL.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 04:47 PM
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That looks really good John...........I will take one.

Just ordered my nacelle from XPS today....they don't have the motors and fans from what I can glean from the XPS site....figured I better go ahead and purchase the nacelle while they are in stock. Cost around $150.00 with shipping.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 05:07 PM
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looks great john ..tsunami watching right now it Oahu. really weird to see that much water moving out and inhope we can get home tomorrow.
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Old Feb 27, 2010, 05:11 PM
John Green
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I'm working my way up. This one has an old Dynamax KB82 fan I cut down and uses a Scorpiom 560kv. I have a 630kv I can put in to try next. Trying to do all this as much as possible from parts on hand. The nacalle looks natural in this install--- and it's cheap!!
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Old Mar 01, 2010, 11:59 AM
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OK im home safe and sound from Hawaii ....got to lax and had a dead Batt in the car...go figure ..Thanks to an ELKS club member for giving me a jump at 10:00pm in lot "C". so i need to get hot on this Falcon.
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Old Mar 01, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Welcome home eh! Get crackin!
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Old Mar 01, 2010, 01:16 PM
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i would but no fan or your fuse ? i guess C/N has all the stuff...hey Burt bring all my shill home ie, batts ,retract valve,fan ,Falcon fuse and any thing else you barrowed..sheese i need another week off just to get going again.
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