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Old Aug 19, 2010, 07:29 PM
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 07:38 PM
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arrrgh! sorry, language barriers. non-metallic laminar thing!
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 07:44 PM
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Hurry up Trappy! :P
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 07:45 PM
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I'm not the one stalling ... still waiting on that HK order for the servos and some of the smaller parts. yay! will drive home this weekend and continue the build though. maiden is scheduled for next weekend, with or without servos
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 07:47 PM
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LOL 1st FPV control line maybe?
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Old Aug 19, 2010, 08:03 PM
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The laminating film is clear,lets see some pix of your build.

Go here for some laminating film help.
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRitewing1


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Chris I agree. The fibre tape also can't handle uv so after a while in the sun it's dust. I'm not gonna use it anymore for this reason.
The covering material that you supplied in the kit, is this mono coat?
Sorry to ask again but the laminating material that your refering to that the stuff for documents - yeah?
So u have to cover the wing in multiple sections.

I made some more progress on the Zeph tonight. Got the motor mount glued in; machined up a stop for the folding prop; made up another motor bracket ( the one I had was too small for the motor i've got) and decided on where everythings going.
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 03:53 AM
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I can only recommend the 3M90 - I know some parts I didn't put as much 3M90 as I should cause the laminate "just stick".. after 2 weeks or so, those parts needed some 3M90 love
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 12:22 PM
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Need some more Vimeo videos of your Zephyr build!!!
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 04:52 PM
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Yeah Trappy more vids

Here is some pics of my build so far.....
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 06:19 PM
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looks awesome bud

I would mount your motor on the inboard side of your badass motor mount, that much weight out back will kill hitting your cg easily.


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Old Aug 20, 2010, 06:51 PM
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Ok I'll look at that one. I've done a approx cg check. Tomorrow I should almost finish.
I've got a quick question. Do you think I should engineer up a stop so the blades can't cross over when folding? I was playing with the motor ( as you do ) blowing the dust around in the garage and noticed a few times, when the motor braked, the blades crossed over, and when I applied power they wouldn't straighten out properly.
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 06:58 PM
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Yes you have to have a stop so they only go strait back and no farther,if not it will tear itself out of the mount.
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 09:01 PM
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Looks good. That lam film is growing on me, I might have to try it. I really like the idea of a smooth, glossy finish. How much for enough to cover my blunt-nose and ship to Canada?

So with the lam, I wont need as much Riteweave. I had a question about that: I have that big sheet of the yellow weave material, but I also have a roll of fiberglass drywall tape. Does it matter which I use? The drywall tape looks to be a heck of a lot easier to work with than the big, awkward sheet of the yellow stuff, since it is in thin strips and has an adhesive backing on it as well that holds it together and keeps it from fraying.

I also need to find a folding prop. Any good sources for these? I'm planning to use a Turnigy C3548 1100kV motor with a 12X6 prop.
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Old Aug 21, 2010, 04:08 PM
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Some more piccies

I'll next do a bit of Riteweve then paint then cover
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