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Old Apr 26, 2010, 05:25 PM
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Jack,

Sorry to hear that your wife became disassembled! Hope you get her re-assembled quickly!! Oh, and put that plane together, too while you're at it!! (ba-da-BOOM!!!)

Bob
Bob you're a scream, but don't quit your day job!

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Old Apr 26, 2010, 09:05 PM
I think it'll work this time!!
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Hmmmm.... I looked at UTube and it has been watched 32 times (1 is me). So, I think it is working. Did you try to go direct by just clicking on the title bar at the top of the video freeze frame? If not, I will repost it.
Oh, Did you try pavcon's reply in post #70. Can you click on it there and see it?
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I got it, thanks. Gremlins on my end!
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 03:38 AM
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hahahaha
Do you have a SkyS yet? Have you ordered one? I am anxious to find out how you power setup works on the SkyS.
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 04:26 AM
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Do you have a SkyS yet? Have you ordered one? I am anxious to find out how you power setup works on the SkyS.
AJ
I'm even more anxious but the ARF is on backorder. I need ARF brushed version because I got everything else
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 09:01 AM
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We could be getting the Sky Surfer in the Uk soon. I have made enquiries and here is the result.

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Dear Malcolm,

As the Export Sales Department for J-POWER GROUP COMPANY, we thank you for your recent inquiry.

International sales for J-Power Group are handled through a network of authorized distributors and dealers. We are pleased to report that the following firm is handling the sales and distribution in your market:

J. Perkins Distribution, Ltd.
Northdown Business Park
Ashford Road
Lenham, Kent
ME17 2DL
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 1622 854 300
Fax: +44 1622 854 301
e-mail: jpmail@jpmodels.co.uk
URL: www.jperkinsdistribution.co.uk

Attention: Mr. Mike Perkins


However please note that J.PERKINS DISTRIBUTION would not have the SKY SURFER model available at the moment as this model has not yet been released. It is scheduled to be released in May 2010.

Please contact the above mentioned firm as they can direct you to a hobby shop near you, which carries the J-POWER products. If you should encounter any problem, please feel free to contact us via our website at www.hobby-exporter.com

Thank you again for your interest in J-POWER GROUP and the opportunity to have been of service.

Best regards,
INTERNATIONAL HOBBYCRAFT CO.

Andrea Valouskova (Ms)
Customer Service Manager

P.S. Please be sure to visit our website and click on the button at the top of the page labeled "SUPPLIERS REPRESENTED", to see a complete list of the manufacturers represented by INTERNATIONAL HOBBYCRAFT, together with a list of each of their international distributors. Thank you.

hobby-exporter.com
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Old Apr 28, 2010, 10:40 PM
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OK guys, for being the sky surfer mod thread, there sure aint a whole lotta moddin goin on!!!! I was going to wait until aj posted some pics of the universal motor mount installed into a sky surfer and I also was going to wait to post pictures of my mods until I had my sky surfer completely assembled, but I decided to get this thread jump started

I started with a SkyS ARF with the Banana hobbies brushless upgrade. I haven't heard anything bad about the supplied brushless motor, but just in case I decided to swap out motors, The universal motor mount will have to be installed. Since this is the most involved part of the build/modifications, I decided to start here.

The factory supplied brushless motor presents a problem as the mounting screws for either the factory mount (see photos that aj has posted a few pages back) or to attach the motor to the universal motor mount would be buried into the narcell (as Gene likes to call it) and you wouldn't be able to remove them unless you cut the front portion of the narcell off. I wanted to retain the factory look as much as posible so cutting the front part of the narcelle off was out of the question. Using the universal motor mount also presents a bit of a problem also as the outside diameter is quite large.


Just so everyone knows, The universal motor mount is a pvc 1" to 1 1/4" flange adapter that I purchased in the plumbing dept at home depot.

To make things easier I'm going to post some pictures with captions to show how I overcame the problems presented with using the stock brushles and the universal motor mount.
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VERY SMART.. BUT impossible for us who don't have the tools to do it..
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 07:32 PM
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Now we tie it all together. If you have any questions please post them on this thread.
That is GREAT!!! I am really impressed. That is not the way I had in mind. But, I like it a lot better than the way I plan. But, I am going to take the approach of doing it without using any of the dremelling. I have all the tools that you used and a unimat mill/lathe. However, I will be keeping in mind that not everyone has the tools that you and I have and I will try to make something (not as pretty as yours) that only uses common hobby tools. So, I know mine will not look a spiffy as yours; but, it will be fun to compare notes. Again, nicely done.
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P.S. Right now, I have medical challenges that must be dealt with. I will try to get this project done as time/health permits.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 07:33 PM
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VERY SMART.. BUT impossible for us who don't have the tools to do it..
In all fairness, I think he just had a dremel with a sanding drum in the way of "special" tools. I would think that almost all of us would have one.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:01 PM
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In all fairness, I think he just had a dremel with a sanding drum in the way of "special" tools. I would think that almost all of us would have one.
AJ
Yep the dremel , sanding drum and a rat tailed file is about the most exotic tools I own , Oh....I did use a hack saw too.

A dremel tool is almost a must have tool in this hobby
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:07 PM
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That is GREAT!!! I am really impressed. That is not the way I had in mind. But, I like it a lot better than the way I plan. But, I am going to take the approach of doing it without using any of the dremelling. I have all the tools that you used and a unimat mill/lathe. However, I will be keeping in mind that not everyone has the tools that you and I have and I will try to make something (not as pretty as yours) that only uses common hobby tools. So, I know mine will not look a spiffy as yours; but, it will be fun to compare notes. Again, nicely done.
AJ
P.S. Right now, I have medical challenges that must be dealt with. I will try to get this project done as time/health permits.
Thank you for the compliments aj, I'm sorry to hear of your heath conditions. I wish you the best in getting through a difficult time.
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the foam there is already not thick enough. I wouldn't trim the foam. I would go all the way the with PVC ,but, again with the dremel, you cannot be accurate enough so that you can center it and "eat" evenly the pvc.
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Old Apr 29, 2010, 09:59 PM
I think it'll work this time!!
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VERY SMART.. BUT impossible for us who don't have the tools to do it..
The dremel is a "must-have" tool, even for non-hobbyists. There are no-name knock-offs out there too, which do the same job.

Very handy! Great use of it too, Antenna!

edit - AJ, I/we wish you the best! Please keep us posted. Nothing serious, I hope.

Bob
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