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Old Sep 17, 2012, 04:47 PM
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Use contact foam adhesive like foam tac or uhu por. Or rubber cement. Something that doesn't get brittle over time.
This foam adhesive or rubber cement you speak of, will it allow easy removal of the plastic cover? I would like to remove the cover when necessary without pliers, hammer, saw and chiesel.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 04:56 PM
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If your going to do that, might as well use micro screws. Or clips.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 05:07 PM
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I may try screws. I guess I would need to glue a plywood or similar strip to the fuse to screw the screws into. It just seems that I need to get into this area often.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 05:11 PM
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Or again, canopy glue. Looks like elmars glue, dries clear, and is a more rubbery texture.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 05:16 PM
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May try that too. Less weight.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 05:58 PM
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Well I hate to say i left my cover because I have a weight problem LOL. If i were to try to secure it again I would use the Loc-Tite no mess adhesive (or now called "Stick N Seal" )outdoor no mess water clean up. I know it is a mouth full but it works as a Canopy Glue,Servo setting glue. Glues plastic to foam and other crap. Try it and you just might like it.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 07:16 PM
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Anyone get their plane with retracts but doesn't use them? What i am looking for is the cable that was used for the pull-pull system. I want to use that for my gear doors. I used a rubber band the first time i set it up but when the wind catches it they flap open. I think my guitar string idea for the pull-pull will be fine but too think for the doors. Thanks in advance guys.

p.s. if you use guitar string for your pull-pull. Use the High - e string (.09 or .10 thickness)
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 08:05 PM
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Merlin, you need to put your plane on a diet! Ok, with all the glue ideas, can I easily remove the plastic cover with these suggested glues? I have been using a hot glue gun. That sh@$t sticks good when u don't want it to.

Xfatdannx. Is that your post about the string . Use fishing line. You can buy cable fishing line of various sizes. Including steel, braided line will work great.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 08:45 PM
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the glue I listed is like a silicon glue when it dries. You can peel off the cover or pry out a servo.
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Old Sep 17, 2012, 09:31 PM
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Thanks Merlin. What size are the servos on this plane? Are they 6g 7g 7.5g?
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 06:06 AM
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Thanks Merlin. What size are the servos on this plane? Are they 6g 7g 7.5g?
I thought they were 9g. That is what I used for the Rudders.
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Crazy day at the field...1st attempt...Perfect, 100%, beautiful take off, flight, landing, you know, the works. 2nd attempt. pffft! Steers off course at full speed, hits the grass BOOM! all 3 retracts ripped out!!! Nothing broke, all three had the wood mounts rip from the foam/adhesive, easy fix (if i so choose to). Was about to pack up and leave after picking everything up and some guy i never met before showed up with a Habu, Stryker, and a tiny 4s powered T-28! (CRAZY fast!!!! he clocked it at 125 before!!!!) Anyway, i talked him in to hand launching for me and i flew one flight as a belly lander, 3rd attempt, perfect also! all in all good day. 2 battery packs and 2 successful flights...some minor damages to wings. But nothing that bad really. I will update with pics later if anyone wants to see em
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 04:41 PM
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Sorry about the mishap. Things can go crazy very quickly in our world. At least she is repairable. How did you like flying without the retracts? Was the e-flite 3200kv and fan an easy upgrade?

I couldn't help it. The devil made me do it. At least that is what I am telling my wife when the big brown box shows up tomorrow! I ordered a kit only version of this plane last week.

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:01 PM
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Reno!
You are a Bad Boy!
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 05:07 PM
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Me when I get home tomorrow
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I wish I had asked you about what we discussed in the PM today, last week. I better not make another order yet
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