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Old Aug 17, 2012, 03:26 PM
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I have electric retracts. I guess I will reinstall the mains as I cannot remove the front gear and I don't want to damage the fuse attempting to get it out. Without the mains and only the front gear the CG is way off. I guess glue or something else is bonding the retract housing to the fuselage.
If your gonna belly land her, I would ditch the retracts. Save allot of weight. Good luck on your maiden, and video if you can.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:18 PM
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Ditch the retracts even if you don't LOL.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 04:55 PM
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almost done guys...just dickin around with this steering cable.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:14 PM
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any tips on how to set up this push pull system? (first time)
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:32 PM
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Yes! Trash it and use a push rod right from the servo and you will be a happy man!
It is so much more positive!
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 05:44 PM
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how do you do that and still have the capability to retract? i think it would bind.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:01 PM
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sweet....just bought a great planes CG machine and its missing parts....ugh!
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:15 PM
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how do you do that and still have the capability to retract? i think it would bind.
There is a bit of reworking involved. It will only be worth it if you stay with the retracts.
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:19 PM
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Going to maiden mine tomorrow. Anyone got an opinion on the best CG or do I use what's in the manual? I still can't get the main gear out. I'll perform surgery after the maiden.
Thanks
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Old Aug 17, 2012, 06:49 PM
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There is a bit of reworking involved. It will only be worth it if you stay with the retracts.
I'll have to check it out bc i would prefer to stick with the retracts. I think it just adds to the look.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 03:01 AM
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i play guitar and have guitar strings...what do you guys think about dropping a little epoxy on there to hold that? Its gonna be thicker than the provided cable and have less slop. just an idea.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 06:46 AM
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What ever it takes to get the slop out or the plane will wander all over the place on the T/O roll.
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 08:45 AM
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im trying the guitar string idea. I am making a small loop through the horn hole and since the string is too thick to tie, i am using a tiny bead of epoxy to hold it shut. My dad said i could use solder for it but i already started and in the end, its the same idea. I will take a pic when its done.

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Seems to be working. a lot less slack here to my hand. I am taking it out for a taxi test in a bit. - **Complete**

i just wanted to take off but its a little windy today. I adjusted travel in the programming to keep from tipping during turns. Works great as long as i am not going fast. I wish i had a wheel brake mechanism. With time we will see. below is a close up of the A-string push rod. (left it full res so you can zoom in and get a closer look.)
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 01:19 PM
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Way to go!
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Old Aug 18, 2012, 05:51 PM
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got the good camera out today to snap a few photos.
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