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Old Jul 27, 2012, 03:15 PM
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A lil breeze came up and blew my NV into the ground! Broken shaft. Replaced and in the air again tonight. Hey, is there any way to extract the broken shaft from the prop and re-use? I know, so cheap..
I broke my prop shaft and I shaved the back of the prop down enough with a hobby blade to get a small needle nose with teeth to hold it steady and unscrewed the prop ...a hemostat would also work..then I screwed the prop back on the new shaft...
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 03:19 PM
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Thanks tyme4me, I'll do that. I guess if I get more tares I'll recover with a Mylar balloon.
I don't know if anyone mentioned but, a good repair or recovering material is a mylar space blanket at wally world camping supply dept for a buck
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Old Jul 28, 2012, 06:00 PM
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I broke my prop shaft and I shaved the back of the prop down enough with a hobby blade to get a small needle nose with teeth to hold it steady and unscrewed the prop ...a hemostat would also work..then I screwed the prop back on the new shaft...
That makes a lot of sense actually. I'm sure I could shave enough to get ahold of it. Thanks for the tip. Still enjoy flying this little plane - have gotten some interesting reactions from the neighbors. All positive / amazing technology really.
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Old Jul 29, 2012, 12:57 AM
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I don't know if anyone mentioned but, a good repair or recovering material is a mylar space blanket at wally world camping supply dept for a buck
Thanks, good tip!

Got two packs flown in the front yard tonight. Was nice and calm but couldn't keep up with the bats
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 07:18 AM
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Did the bats want to check out the Vapor?
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Old Jul 31, 2012, 09:36 AM
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Did the bats want to check out the Vapor?
No . Would have been fun if the flew around it. They pretty much stayed away. Must be a "bug" that is too big to eat on their radar
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Old Aug 02, 2012, 03:36 AM
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lol. Probably.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:41 PM
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Hey guys, the covering on my wing & elevator are starting to come off. What kind of glue can I use to attach the covering to the carbon frame?

Thnaks
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 05:54 PM
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I used cellophane tape.
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Old Aug 05, 2012, 09:59 PM
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Hey guys, the covering on my wing & elevator are starting to come off. What kind of glue can I use to attach the covering to the carbon frame?

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A foam glue like UHU por or Beacon's Fabritac/foamtac works best.

CA will make the CF rods brittle and prone to crack.

A foam glue will remain flexible.
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Old Aug 06, 2012, 07:40 AM
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A foam glue like UHU por or Beacon's Fabritac/foamtac works best.

CA will make the CF rods brittle and prone to crack.

A foam glue will remain flexible.
I used 3m liquid pen and it worked fine and stays flexible.

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Old Aug 06, 2012, 03:50 PM
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Thanks, I'll try any of the suggested that I come across first.
I was teaching my son to fly my nv & he nose dived it into the ground, the main carbon rod just behind the motor mount is now broken. I am going to epoxy that back tonight.
Wish me luck.
Thanks.
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Old Aug 27, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Nice night out so I got out the Night Vapor for a few flights. What a fun little plane.
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Old Aug 28, 2012, 09:46 PM
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I bought one a few months ago, but didn't maiden it until this week. Fun little plane sums it up, as long as you have NO wind.

First flight was with default plane settings (dx6i) and the rudder is on the right stick. I kept trying to use the left stick, so I put the rudder on the left stick using the two mixes.

Is there a way to program the brick to use the rudder channel for the rudder?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 12:03 AM
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I bought one a few months ago, but didn't maiden it until this week. Fun little plane sums it up, as long as you have NO wind.

First flight was with default plane settings (dx6i) and the rudder is on the right stick. I kept trying to use the left stick, so I put the rudder on the left stick using the two mixes.

Is there a way to program the brick to use the rudder channel for the rudder?
I don't think so... Your mix is the fix. I do it also but leave some rudder on the right stick in case my brain thinks ailerons
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