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Old Nov 07, 2010, 03:58 AM
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FCA,

If you try the wooden inserts again, I suggest that you remove the adapter after threading it on, put a couple drops of thin ca on the threads & let it soak in - as one does when mounting servos in balsa or thin plywood. This will likely solve the problem with stripping the threads.

Looks like it's going to be a great morning for UM flying. Time to charge a few packs!

Happy flying!!

Joel
Thanks for the tip, Time to get those prop's ready @ Yikes 2:57AM
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Old Nov 07, 2010, 04:59 PM
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Having fun and trying to stay out of trouble!
Trying to keep my bush Champ out of the way of fast movers at JR Indoor 2010. (0 min 32 sec)
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 01:22 AM
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Just broke a pushrod

Gonna order one, but can't wait till wednesday - need the champ now

Anyone know if the sukohi uses the same push rod, sacrifices must be made

FCA
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 04:04 AM
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Where are you guys ordering your Champ parts from?
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 05:43 AM
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Where are you guys ordering your Champ parts from?
I can recommend a GREAT Ebay seller called "hopmeup". The prices are good and they ship out quick. I usually get my stuff in a couple of days. Go to Ebay and type in "hobbyzone champ" and you'll get to the parts listing.

Now I get my stuff through a LHS. It takes a bit linger to get the stuff, but I like to support the store.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:01 AM
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^^ Beat me to it. I've ordered more stuff from HOPMEUP that I can remem. Coupla items from VALUERC as well.

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Old Nov 08, 2010, 07:07 AM
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+3 for HopmeUp on eBay. Bought a wing and a couple of props from them.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 08:56 AM
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Where are you guys ordering your Champ parts from?
I get mine from www.wholesaletrains.com. Their prices appear to be a little better than the hopmeup guy. Not sure what the shipping charges are since wholesaletrains is also my LHS. Their price on the fuselage with electronics is especially good.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 09:03 AM
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yesterday i added flaps to my champ they were 3" long and 3/4" wide they worked good at all angles but i liked it best when they followed the curve of the wing. i have now put on ones that are 3" by 1" and should have a chance to try them on wednesday.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 10:15 AM
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yesterday i added flaps to my champ they were 3" long and 3/4" wide they worked good at all angles but i liked it best when they followed the curve of the wing. i have now put on ones that are 3" by 1" and should have a chance to try them on wednesday.
OK... pictures!... pictures and more info.

Newbies like me need all the help they can get <GR>
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 12:31 PM
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Just broke a pushrod

Gonna order one, but can't wait till wednesday - need the champ now

Anyone know if the sukohi uses the same push rod, sacrifices must be made

FCA
Flame:

What about picking up some thin wire or carbon rod of the same dia. and redoing the push rod?

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Old Nov 08, 2010, 05:27 PM
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and here are the skis that i made i did have lots of snow a week ago but i had no batteries for my plane. now all the snow melted but we should have some more soon so i might get a chance to try it out. any way this is how the skis stay straight: ok fisrt of all the alxes are mounted behind the center of gravity of the ski. so because of this the tip of the ski falls down so it is held up by fishing line. also with the skis being mounted behind the COG if i do hit soft snow the back goes under and not the tip, causing a flip over


specs. 1" wide and 3" long
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:29 PM
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and here are the skis that i made i did have lots of snow a week ago but i had no batteries for my plane. now all the snow melted but we should have some more soon so i might get a chance to try it out. any way this is how the skis stay straight: ok fisrt of all the alxes are mounted behind the center of gravity of the ski. so because of this the tip of the ski falls down so it is held up by fishing line. also with the skis being mounted behind the COG if i do hit soft snow the back goes under and not the tip, causing a flip over


specs. 1" wide and 3" long
Monboy... thanks for the photos of your flaps. That gives this newby some fresh ideas.
I am making skis as well. I am using depron. What are you using?
My skis are 1 1/2" wide and 3" long. No snow yet but I'll let you know how they work when some snow arrives.
Not quite sure how I will attach the front end to keep the tips up. The fishing line sounds worth trying.
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Old Nov 08, 2010, 06:36 PM
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ok here are some pics. for the flight i noticed that i was always over shooting my runway wich i think would mean that it was gliding better
Did you just tape the flaps to the top and bottom of the wing?
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