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Old Jul 13, 2012, 08:39 PM
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I received my green camo A-10 this evening and she is a beauty!!!

I noticed that the two esc's were the black 40A 2S-6S esc's which I was happy to see.

I couldn't get the esc's through the rear fuse hole so I unhooked the motors and fed the wires through from the cockpit opening.

I did power up the edf's and wow they are powerful! I'm using the nano-tech 2200mAh 3S 35-70C batteries.

I haven't glued the edf assembly on yet and was wondering if there is a way to use screws to mount it instead of epoxy glue? Would this be a good or bad idea?
I don't remember seeing anything about this in the thread.

Thank for your advice...
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Old Jul 14, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Need some advice!

My nacelles are glued together, what would be the easiest way to separate them without causing too much damage? Also two of the black plastic clips on the sides came off as soon as I removed the screws, they were glued on with hot glue to the painted recessed surface.
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:35 PM
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I haven't glued the edf assembly on yet and was wondering if there is a way to use screws to mount it instead of epoxy glue?
I used silicone rubber glue...it has held for two years now and if I ever need to go back and take it out (used it on nacelles too for same reason) it is easy to cut through it. It damps vibration for the edf as a bonus!

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Old Jul 16, 2012, 02:42 PM
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I used silicone rubber glue...it has held for two years now and if I ever need to go back and take it out (used it on nacelles too for same reason) it is easy to cut through it. It damps vibration for the edf as a bonus!

Russ
Thanks Russ for your reply, I was starting to think this thread was dead...

What type of silicone rubber glue did you use that doesn't eat the foam?

Thanks again...
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 03:56 PM
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Just the regular stuff you can find at any auto parts or home depot or anywhere else. The most common is the blue packaging DAP brand I think it is. 100% silicone rubber won't harm foam (I've used on EPS and EPO foam no problems).

But check a small piece first just to be safe!
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Old Jul 16, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Okay! Thanks Russ appreciate the info.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 08:06 PM
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I would use lo temp hot glue. If you need to get back in there just soak it with a swab saturated with rubbing alcohol and it releases its bond and can be neatly peeled off.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 08:46 PM
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Unless you are in Florida or Texas

Hot glue melts in our temps.
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Old Jul 22, 2012, 10:34 PM
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You can also use that black stick rubber that auto guys use to seal cracks. I think 3M makes it. I used it to seal the nacelles...
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 02:44 PM
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RIP. My A10 bit the dust. I'm still trying to find out what happened but the person I loaned it to did not have it long before it was demolished. Don't know how many flights it had amonst the 5 of us that flew (100? 200?) it but it had more than my $$ worth of flights. Buddy #2 who it was first passed to, got his own A10 and left the wheels on it, so I may still get more videos of one flying some day.
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Old Aug 03, 2012, 05:28 PM
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Melnic,
May she rest in pieces.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 02:52 PM
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He was flying it on 4S and pulled a too much elevator. The wing snapped. Wing was stock.
I got pics from him. He can't find the other wing that fell off during the break.
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Old Aug 04, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Should have crashproofed it...
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 11:21 AM
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No such thing!
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Old Aug 07, 2012, 01:37 PM
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Had he "crashproofed" it by Killerplanes, it probably would not have sustained that kind of damage. Sure, it would still get some kind of damage but it likely would have been flyable right afterwards.
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I haven't crashproofed mine but this plane is so cheap, I would just buy another one.
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