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Old Jun 16, 2011, 02:51 PM
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I'm at the basin every weekend and I'm the only 32 flying. Could sure use some company
Saturday is Karens Biirthday, Sunday is fathers day. So this weekend is ify. I might sneak up to Canyon Crosswinds for a short while.



I better get out soon cause one of the rarcels of motors from MEGA has cleared customs in New York, and will be here in a few days. A second larger parcel with motors is in transit from Cz.

Many of these will need shaft mods, and/or complete fan balance/assy.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 03:06 PM
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Hope I won't sound too dumb, but how do you balance it ? I have a dubro prop balancer.
Either the Dubro, or the magentic type will work fine.
Add some "earthquake hold" putty, to the "light" side. (outside the hub)
Keep adding putty until the rotor stays wherever you position it radially.
Then move the putty to the inside and lightly cover it with 5 min epoxy.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 03:11 PM
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Hi,

You guys who are using a separate receiver pack, how many mAh are you using per flight approx?

Alex
I've been using a 2s, 850mAh lipo that plugs into a Castle BEC, then into the batt port of the rx, in a number of 70-90mm EDFs. With up to 8 servos (2 of them digital).
I've never looked at what I put back into them, but generlly make 2, (4-5 min) flights, before recharging.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 03:38 PM
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Saturday is Karens Biirthday, Sunday is fathers day. So this weekend is ify. I might sneak up to Canyon Crosswinds for a short while.



I better get out soon cause one of the rarcels of motors from MEGA has cleared customs in New York, and will be here in a few days. A second larger parcel with motors is in transit from Cz.

Many of these will need shaft mods, and/or complete fan balance/assy.
I hope one of mine is in there!
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 03:46 PM
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Hey,

Nice little trick. So what keeps the door open and away from the strut in the down position?

Brian

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Here's some shots of the gear doors.
The nose wheel bungy is tied to the gear wire, between the spring and the retract. The other end is epoxied into a hole on the gear door.
I used lengths of drilled tie wraps as "straps" for the mains, instead of the wood blocks supplied with the kit.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 04:20 PM
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Either the Dubro, or the magentic type will work fine.
Add some "earthquake hold" putty, to the "light" side. (outside the hub)
Keep adding putty until the rotor stays wherever you position it radially.
Then move the putty to the inside and lightly cover it with 5 min epoxy.
Thanks a lot !
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 04:23 PM
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Hey,

Nice little trick. So what keeps the door open and away from the strut in the down position?

Brian
Just the contrary. The contact of the door to fuse at the hinge point holds the door against the wire strut when open, and the door slides on the strut as it opens and closes.

It just worked out that it works very smoothly (every time)
On other jets I've had to add a "glide bump" to the inside of the door to prevent hang ups....but not this one.

Using Tams's struts may need the "glide". I'll put them on the next Habu.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 04:39 PM
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Just the contrary. The contact of the door to fuse at the hinge point holds the door against the wire strut when open, and the door slides on the strut as it opens and closes.

It just worked out that it works very smoothly (every time)
On other jets I've had to add a "glide bump" to the inside of the door to prevent hang ups....but not this one.

Using Tams's struts may need the "glide". I'll put them on the next Habu.
Looking back at the pic previously posted, the little cord gets pulled by the strut when the gear goes up and that closes the door ? So when up, the cord doesn't pull on the door, it appears loose ?
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 05:03 PM
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Good question. Also would those of you running a separate rcvr pack mind telling us the size.
I`m going to use 2S 800mAh (45g)into a Hobbywing 8/15A UBEC.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 05:50 PM
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Hi all,
Iīve started my built last weekend and found some problems. Some are old some new to this thread...

Altough I sanded the base for the mainwings on the fuse they still rock some millimeters back and forth. Noticed that there are some heavy flex in the fuse where the trailing edge meets the fuse. Has anyone reinforced that area?

Same thing with the stab. My left one didnīt sit tight to the fuse. Had to sand away some color and spackle from the fuse. At stabs leading edge the fuse is to weak with flex as a result.

Is this anything to worry about. My easy fix will be to tape the wings to the fuse.

Sincerely
Marcus
ANYONE ??? Please...
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 07:30 PM
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ANYONE ??? Please...
mine were that way too the stab more so than the main wing.
I just used some rtv silicone in between the wings and stab and fuse then bolted them on let it dry. They are rock solid now


Also I just maiden mine tonight and WOW am i impressed she flys great.very fast for a stock setup also.
However I did not extend the canopy bolt as suggested and it flew of just 60sec into the flight

so here is my fix and a pic of my habu after i removed the stickers and tinted the canopy



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Old Jun 16, 2011, 07:31 PM
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Some guys are using a rubber washer on the rear alignment Pin,Some guys are using Silicone and clear tape..Some guys are glueing the wings directly to the fusealage...You have to read some of the prior threads in here..spend 30-40 minutes of reading in here and %90 of your build problems will be aswered..some of the best building techniques and construction have been discussed in here..excellent stuff in here I must say!!Read and spend some time...you'll be happy you did!!
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 07:33 PM
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 07:58 PM
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Just let you guys know.
I ran up the E-Flite fan for the customer. It was horrible sound and vibration.
So put the E-Flite rotor on my dynamic balance machine to find out how far off it is out of balance.
Wow....is was so out of balance and hope you guys take time to balancing it well if want to run high power.
I try to balance one and let see what the different it would make.
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Old Jun 16, 2011, 08:11 PM
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Some guys are using a rubber washer on the rear alignment Pin,Some guys are using Silicone and clear tape..Some guys are glueing the wings directly to the fusealage...You have to read some of the prior threads in here..spend 30-40 minutes of reading in here and %90 of your build problems will be aswered..some of the best building techniques and construction have been discussed in here..excellent stuff in here I must say!!Read and spend some time...you'll be happy you did!!
210 pages akes longer than 30-40 minutes. I hate it when people say that.
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