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Old Feb 04, 2013, 07:40 AM
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With the 7.5 pitch you should get great flight times useing the 1300.
If you do not have the Corsair motor on hand, at their price
you can do better.
Park 480 (either kv) Park power ten both work.
I would like to try an Omega 72 gram. (Nice price at 3D Hobby)
The power ten or $25.00 Turnigy 3536 will give vertical
power! Chris
Thank you so much for the info. It's appreciated!!
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:03 PM
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I didn't fly but I did clean out the work shed a tad and got in a bit of customization on my as of yet to be flown f4f. That's a stock canopy which I cut by scoring with a sharp Xacto knife.
Damn!

Now I have to add rivets!!! Completely forgot that when I weathered mine.....did you freehand them or??

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 12:19 PM
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Damn!

Now I have to add rivets!!! Completely forgot that when I weathered mine.....did you freehand them or??

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Don - have you every used a pounce wheel? Works great on foam and is quick.

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Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:00 PM
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I didn't fly but I did clean out the work shed a tad and got in a bit of customization on my as of yet to be flown f4f. That's a stock canopy which I cut by scoring with a sharp Xacto knife.
Excellent detail work!

Could you post more pics of the whole aircraft?
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 01:58 PM
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I can take a few more shots of the model for everyone. The rivets were free handed. They are not very good but do give the model a neat look in my opinion. I used a super or ultra fine sharpie marker. Actually, I used a hobby saw with a fine blade on the top of the canopy. I did this because it would be too hard to try and score the top around the top curve. I sawed about a 1/4 inch down then used the hobby knife and scored the area I wanted to cut. After about ten or so score markes the canopy began to come loose. I used Loctite hobby cement (dries clear) to hold the canopy on after all was done.

this does take a bit away fro the rigidness of the upper section. Not much but a bit. More photos later when I get a chance.
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 02:14 PM
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Old Feb 04, 2013, 04:00 PM
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Don - have you every used a pounce wheel? Works great on foam and is quick.

Hink
Hink,

Yep I know what your talking about....I don't own but can certainly acquire! I know there were "layout" guides available from some cottage industry guys a while back but the wheel makes more sense!

Thanks!!
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 03:51 PM
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Don - have you every used a pounce wheel? Works great on foam and is quick.

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Hink,

Do you use the pounce wheel wet? In other words dipped in paint or do you use it for layout and go back with a Razor Point Sharpie and hit each indentation?

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:01 PM
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Hink,

Do you use the pounce wheel wet? In other words dipped in paint or do you use it for layout and go back with a Razor Point Sharpie and hit each indentation?

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Don,

The pounce wheel I have was from my Dads medical bag. It was used to measure skin sensitivity or what ever he used it for. The prongs on the wheel are needle sharp. Basically I would run this tool along each side of a panel line and would slightly puncture the foam leaving a small dimple. The effect closely simulated a rivet pattern. I would do this before painting - I dont think you want the rivet pattern to be too obvious - but it certainly does show.

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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:33 PM
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 04:55 PM
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Old Feb 05, 2013, 05:18 PM
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LOL - dont you mean ORD - obsessive rivet disorder?
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 05:49 AM
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Enough of rivets for now please, I have a motor question. First flight I managed to introduce the nose to the sidewalk and the motor has been noisy since. Amps seem OK and the noise is the only symptom of a problem. Bearings feel OK after taking the motor apart. No observable cracks either.

Any suggestions appreciated.

Back to the riveting now.
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 07:15 AM
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I would check the motorshaft (if you haven't yet), doesn't take much of a bend in it to really cause issues. I am assuming you are using a different prop?
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Old Feb 06, 2013, 08:19 AM
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I would check the motorshaft (if you haven't yet), doesn't take much of a bend in it to really cause issues. I am assuming you are using a different prop?
Prop was in pieces but I will check the shaft. Doesn't act or look bent at all. Balanced too. It is more of a mechanical noise which could still be bearings. I think I can get bearings and shaft at Hobby Town.
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