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Old Feb 26, 2012, 01:13 PM
The Lone Blue Plaid Flyer
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Hi Guys,

I am now gluing the boom to the pylon section. This is really scarry stuff. If I have forgotten anything, it's to late now. See photos. Now the wait for the epoxy to dry. Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 03:36 PM
The Lone Blue Plaid Flyer
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Hi Guys,

I'm now gluing the push rods through the pylon area. I have a stick holding the rod against the side of the fuse. See photo. The one you can see is not the one that is being glued. I mixed up some 15 minurte epoxy and covered a 2 inch area. See photo. Once we are past this area, it will be smooth sailing on into the pod area. Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:09 PM
The Lone Blue Plaid Flyer
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Hi Guys,

I got the speed control soldered in and located. See photo. The motor turns the right way. I checked first. Now I have to glue the other push rod, on the other side. Stat tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Feb 26, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Hi Guys,

I got the other push rod epoxied into place. That about does it for today. Foxy says it's time for salmon and Pinot Gris. Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 01:32 PM
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Hi Guys,

I'm all fired up and going strong after some C4 Krank. Todays challenge is to figure out how to get all these wires stuffed into the fuse and still have room for the battery. See photo. This is going to be a trile and error process. Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 02:41 PM
The Lone Blue Plaid Flyer
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Hi Guys,

I tied up some of the wires and got the wing wires out the top of the pylon. See photo. The battery isn't going as far back as it needs to go for the CG to work out. See photo. This means that I will have to add some lead to the tail. I'm going to do a wt & bal now and try and see how much I'll have to add. I'll let you know. Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 03:51 PM
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Hi Guys,

After setting up the ballencer on the dinning room table, it looks like I'll need just under 3/4 of an oz of lead. See photos. Considering the total weight of the plane, that's not very much.
Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 06:03 PM
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Hi Guys,

I'm going to epoxy the last section of the fuse together. See photo. If I have forgotten anything, it's going to be to late now. Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 08:35 PM
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Hi Guys,

Foxy says, it's time for salmon and Pinot Gris. See you in the morning.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:37 PM
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Hi Bob,

Looking good indeed. I really like the fully assembled pictures. Do you have a ball park weight of your finished plane? Curious minds want to know. The plans call for a finished flying weight right around 64 oz.

Wayne
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Old Mar 03, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Awesome job Bob! Wayne will get a lot of inspiration from those pics.
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 03:13 AM
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Hey Bob,

Checking in with you guys. Looking very nice. Looking forward to first flight on this one.
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Hi Wayne,

I weighed everything this morning and it came up to 58 oz. , NOT counting the battery. I think it came out that way because I used the C/F fuse.

Thanks Doc, I'm going to hook up the push rods today and start doing control throws.

Good to hear from you Lyle. I WILL have more than one photographer shooting pics when the maiden happens. Stay tuned.

Bob in Seattle
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Old Mar 04, 2012, 06:05 PM
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Hi Guys,

I've been doing control throws. I leveled the fuse. I got out my Robarts meter and got the stab set at zero. See photo. I found that the rudder only has 24 MM of throw. I need 30 MM. See photo. I'm going to move the clevis inboard and see if it helps. Stay tuuned. Can't up load the photos. I'll try later.

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Old Mar 04, 2012, 06:31 PM
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Hi Guys,

I moved it in about 1/8 of an inch. That did it. I've got 30 MM of throw now. Don't know wht I can't up load photos. I'll try again. Stay tuned. Still not working for me. I get error #500 message.

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