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Old Dec 29, 2011, 02:38 PM
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Fellas - working on the wing spar installation right now....I just took the fuse our of the packaging, my jaw dropped on the quality of the paint and glasswork! Regardless, I can't believe that only the pinch of the two Allen bolts is all that holds the wing spar into position! Crazy!
I thought the same thing. Do not over-tighten those aluminum screws that hold on the wings....very soft metal. The clamping system works good,though some play may occur in the wing. Do not get of overly concerned about this clamping system, before flying for the day,check the screws are good and tight with a long 9/64 ball driver and have fun.If play is present in the wing fuselage area, there are numerous threads on how to cure this problem.You can also epoxy the wing/fuselage together. Hope this helps Jetnfast..
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 03:31 PM
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Thanks lew - good stuff! I can barely get to those screws, let alone apply any torque to tighten them down slightly so hopefully it won't be a problem!
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 06:39 PM
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Thanks lew - good stuff! I can barely get to those screws, let alone apply any torque to tighten them down slightly so hopefully it won't be a problem!
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Jetnfast!! these are the long ball drivers you need...You need a 9/64 and your troubles are over... A seperate 9/64 is about $10 Happy New Year Bro...
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 07:03 PM
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These hex headed servo mounting screws will work great along with your long ball drivers. I picked up a package a long time ago.

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Old Dec 29, 2011, 07:45 PM
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Lew - thanks for the vid! I didn't realize the advantage to those was the 30 degree working angle which would be perfect for the tight space in the habu! Sweet!
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 08:55 PM
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Well, i have nearly 20 odd flights on my Habu. What an awesome model. I am running the Stumax 80mm fan and it is absolutely fantastic, it is so smooth and almost sounds turbine like. I am running 6s 6000mah Nano techs. She is a bit heavier than standard, and i don't intend to weigh her in case she finds out how much she weighs.
The only thing i need now is Tam's trailing link undercarriage and life will be complete.

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Old Dec 29, 2011, 10:31 PM
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Lew - thanks for the vid! I didn't realize the advantage to those was the 30 degree working angle which would be perfect for the tight space in the habu! Sweet!
The long ball link driver works great for the wing spar area...one more thing Jetnfast I forgot to mention is the use of blue loctite in this area, it will add security to your assembly. Whenever you have metal too metal fittings,a good rule of thumb is the use of loctite products. Cheers!
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 12:09 AM
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Installed ejets 80mm carbon fiber shroud 9 blade rotor and arc 2080kv 36mm motor in my habu this week , hoping to fly tomorrow. Upgrading to a hv100amp esc and went with a 1100mah 6.6v life to power the servos and rec.

I'm thinking the next move is to get the het 1865kv and run 8s.
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 01:21 AM
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Tell me more about the "crow" setup. I am familiar with it from gliders so I just want to know how much flap you have mixed with how much up aileron and elevator. The measurements would make the first flight with this setup much more pleasant! Thanks
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 04:08 AM
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Tell me more about the "crow" setup. I am familiar with it from gliders so I just want to know how much flap you have mixed with how much up aileron and elevator. The measurements would make the first flight with this setup much more pleasant! Thanks
hi there
Zacattack was good enough to send this to me.(Thanks again ZAC)I am sure he won't mind me passing it on.
http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_87...tm.htm#8737281
and this http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_65...tm.htm#6548167
cheers
Steve

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those Du bro hex sets look the business.Are you saying the 9/64 does not come with the set?
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 04:51 AM
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yes 9/64 is part of the set
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXE261&P=7

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Old Dec 30, 2011, 05:36 AM
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yes 9/64 is part of the set
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXE261&P=7

Zac
those Du bro hex sets look the business.Are you saying the 9/64 does not come with the set?
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thanks for that. i had a look at the tower Site.Are those Drivers Long Reach ?
I can't seem to find the eqivelent in metric,I can see the shorter ones but not the long ones, are they available?
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 12:27 PM
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Vasek
thanks for that. i had a look at the tower Site.Are those Drivers Long Reach ?
I can't seem to find the eqivelent in metric,I can see the shorter ones but not the long ones, are they available?
Thanks
Steve[/QUOTE]

Steve: here's a good link to lot's of ball drivers in SI and Imperial standards with resonable prices. All the metric sizes used in regular assembly are present in this link. Happy New Year Steve!

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...P?&C=RAL&V=DUB
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 03:59 PM
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These ball drivers must be RC specific, I didnt see them at Lowe's when I was there yesterday, unless I missed it! The mark up on RC specific tools is a little crazy!
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Old Dec 30, 2011, 04:21 PM
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They are not RC specific. They are simply ball ended hex key drivers. They come in the "L" style. as well as the "screwdriver" type handle.
Maybe Lowes didn't have them, but try. OSH, "Do-it", True value, Home depot. Mcmaster carr, Sears.

Bondhus was the original manufacter of the ball driver.
Google Bondhus
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