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Old Jun 14, 2010, 11:35 PM
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Jeff,

I did not take any pictures yet, but I still can if you like, if your looking for help setting up the Afterburner, I might not be much help there though as I did not use it. There are two leads that go to the receiver, one you hook up your ESC to and the other one goes to the RX this is how you control the brightness on the afterburner by throttle. I will also as Robert to see if he has any pictures if that is what you need help with.

Mu light controller is on top of the wing, so it's accessible.

Turbulence

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Ralph,

As usual, a great job on your L-39 build! I always pick up something of
interest on each of your builds, so thanks!!! With regard to the Lander light
system, I just can't get the proper hook-up for a bench test. Did you
happen to take a photo of your test hook-up and would you be so kind as
to take a photo of your hook-up to the receiver.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 02:49 AM
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The real L-39 does not have an afterburner anyway.
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Old Jun 15, 2010, 08:22 PM
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Lander lighting

Ralph,

Thank's for your help on this and I don't want to divert your great
L-39 build.
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 01:11 PM
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Then Contact Robert at EJF, they have a build service.

Turbulence

No thank you on EJF.
I did contact Easytigers, but they would not build it for me, they don't do that.
But I don't want that anyway, there are local guys who can build something for me, but it costs a lot. What I want is one assembled from the factory at Chinese labor rates, like the smaller foamy jets are. I told the owner of Easytiger that, they said there were no plans for that, but maybe if enough people ask, they could ask the factory to do it.
I think more people would be interested in this plane if it were ready to fly, do you agree?
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 02:46 PM
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No, most people want to do it them selves. They do not want the Chinese electric components. Rather install their own components. Also with the larger pre-assembled jets shipping would be high.
Bob
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 03:25 PM
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I think more people would be interested in this plane if it were ready to fly, do you agree?

I did contact Easytigers, but they would not build it for me,
Definitely not.
Like Bob said, any informed hobbyist knows the quality of cheap chinese labor and components... you couldn't give me that stuff and expect me to fly it, forget sell it, claiming that it is good, trustworthy stuff.

At least with EJF's build service, you have honest-to-goodness (and highly experienced) labor going into your jet, not to mention components of your choice, not something you're forced to buy with a *china package* jet.

You get what you pay for...

We (EJF) made our name known for top-notch customer service and support. Lots of guys are enjoying their custom built jets.

I cannot say the same for Easytiger... just do a search on their name.

Vic
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 05:16 PM
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I like to build my own airplanes...and I have personally seen the jets built by EJF and flown them...Outstanding!!!
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 10:07 PM
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I got mine for father's day. The wife ordered the EPO version, but I want to glass and paint. I have been building for 25 years, but never had to glass this epo rubber foam stuff. Any suggestions? I have read countless pages on the EPP slope soaring guys on they finish their stuff. PU glue mixed with spackle, then sanded...
Will regular WBPU, or Z-poxy stick the glass cloth to the foam?
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 10:31 PM
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The WBPU will, but it doesnt add much for strength from my experience. You can still easily put your fingernail into the surface, BUT it does make an awesome platform for a nice finish. Mix in a bit of talc if you use the WBPU.

Hope that helps!
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Old Jun 22, 2010, 10:42 PM
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The WBPU will, but it doesnt add much for strength from my experience. You can still easily put your fingernail into the surface, BUT it does make an awesome platform for a nice finish. Mix in a bit of talc if you use the WBPU.

Hope that helps!
Don
That is what I needed to know. I am not worried about strength, this plane is quite stiff for a foamie, suprisingly so, actually. I just hate seeing the beads, and you can't tape off to paint epo to save your a$$. Now I will go head and cut the leading and trailing edges off to put real hinges glued into wood. Also, now that I am a bit more confident that I can make a decent finish, I might just cut and shrink the intakes down a bit....
Heck, might as well use it as a plug for a glass fuse lol
Time to find some talc!!! woohooo

Thanks for the information!!!
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 11:35 AM
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Well, it's been hot down here, it's 109 today so the garage, eerrr Hangar is about 10 degrees hotter So I moved it indoors last night

I am ordering some decals because I won't be able to paint the "Blue Angels" part so I got the proof yesterday. All control surfaces / servos are installed, trimmed and ready to go. All the is needed right now is:

1. Two dolls eeerrrrg, I mean action figures
2. 3 Y servo Leads
3. 6 inch cable extension for the battery
4. Balance and go fly maybe this Saturday

@PAPAJEFF Lights:

Someone had asked me to show how I hooked up the lights, I did not use Slot #1 because that goes to the afterburner ring. Also Slot N#7 controls the afterburner ring, that ones uses a funky Y servo lead to connect to the Light controller on Slot #7 and also connects between the ESC and RX.

On my controller only Slot #3 goes to the Receiver.

Slot#1 Not Used (After Burner)
Slot#2 Light in the tail of the plane
Slot#3 Receiver, any channel just to get power, I haven't tried it just directly to a small battery, but should be feasible. I have not programmed On-Off, maybe I should connect it to the Landing gear and see if the On-Off works
Slot#4 Head Light, I used two head lights with a Y lead
Slot#5 Right wing Tip
Slot#6 Left Wing Tip
Slot#7 Not Used
VRrx1 slot is to change settings on The Head Light and Wing Tip Lights
VRrx2 Slot is to Change settings on the After Burner Light
And of Course the battery part is self explanatory (right?)

Turbulence
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 01:56 PM
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Looking mighty nice!

Who is doing the decals?
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 02:34 PM
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Greg,

I saw an ad on the Dark Side for a Patriot Xl

http://www.rcuniverse.com/market/item.cfm?itemId=647112

And it's done in Blue Angels, they look about the right size so I asked him where he got them from. He Directed me to Gary At Ocean Pal graphics

sales@oceanpalmgraphics.com

Gave him the dimension of what I wanted and he gave a quote. Pretty resonable.

Now if you have a decent Laserjet or Inkjet, you can buy clear Decal paper at:

www.decalpaper.com

and make your own. BUT for me, for this project it was faster to buy them made already. I am going to try to make my own at some point

Turbulence

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Looking mighty nice!

Who is doing the decals?
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Old Jun 24, 2010, 02:41 PM
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Callie of Callie Graphics also makes nice decals and often has a booth at AEF.
http://www.callie-graphics.com/

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Old Jun 24, 2010, 03:41 PM
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Lander lighting system hook-up

Turbulence,

Thank's for taking the time to show your lighting hook-up.
It is greatly appreciated.
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