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Old May 09, 2011, 06:57 PM
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Yea!! Mine arrived today. In perfect condition!

Couple of questions for those who have assembled and flown this bird.
1) did you use epoxy in the recommended areas in the instructions (I thought epoxy joints were a little "iffy" in styrofoam....or maybe it's fine with this EPO foam??
2) if you used hot glue for the retract mounts and the engine pods, was it the "low" temp or the "regular" temp type?
3) did your retract gear have a thermoplastic or metal piece which holds the LG wire?

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Old May 10, 2011, 09:35 AM
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I have not built one of these; but from my experience, always use the "low" temp on foam otherwise it will melt
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Old May 10, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Plywood engine bearers

Have not seen this mentioned within this forum (or in the instructions).....I just found out the hard way that the 4 pieces of plywood for the bearers are of two different thicknesses! Of course I now have one bearer a little too thick and the other a little too thin. No way that I can separate them as I glued them last night with acrylic white wood glue.
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Old May 10, 2011, 09:54 AM
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1) did you use epoxy in the recommended areas in the instructions (I thought epoxy joints were a little "iffy" in styrofoam....or maybe it's fine with this EPO foam??
I used 3M77 to join fuse parts, fix stabs and engines. The only place I used epoxy was wing mounting nut glued to the plywood.

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2) if you used hot glue for the retract mounts and the engine pods, was it the "low" temp or the "regular" temp type?
Low temp.

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3) did your retract gear have a thermoplastic or metal piece which holds the LG wire?
Aluminum.

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You are very welcome
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Old May 10, 2011, 09:59 AM
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[Have not seen this mentioned within this forum (or in the instructions).....I just found out the hard way that the 4 pieces of plywood for the bearers are of two different thicknesses! Of course I now have one bearer a little too thick and the other a little too thin. No way that I can separate them as I glued them last night with acrylic white wood glue.]
Yeah, I noticed there is no mentioning about that in the instructions. Had to scratch my head... You can cut along the glue line and squeeze another plate inside. Use long blade or sharp fillet kitchen knife.
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Old May 10, 2011, 10:33 AM
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Plywood engine bearers

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Have not seen this mentioned within this forum (or in the instructions).....I just found out the hard way that the 4 pieces of plywood for the bearers are of two different thicknesses! Of course I now have one bearer a little too thick and the other a little too thin. No way that I can separate them as I glued them last night with acrylic white wood glue.

Don't worry.
Send you a new set of plywood ASAP.
It cost nothing for me.

Ming Lou
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Old May 10, 2011, 08:19 PM
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Engine Bearers

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Don't worry.
Send you a new set of plywood ASAP.
It cost nothing for me.

Ming Lou
Thanks for your response, Ming! I hope you got my later E-mail as there is no need to send replacements. I was able to sand the excess thickness from the "fat one" and I had some thin veneer walnut that I added to the thin bearer. Every thing now fits like a glove.

A suggestion: You might consider adding a note in with the instructions to the effect that "each engine bearer is made up of one 3mm piece and one 2mm piece as each engine bearer is to have a total thickness of 5mm"

You are to be congratulated on the overall engineering and quality of this "kit" I have never seen anything in foam look this good!
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Old May 10, 2011, 08:39 PM
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A suggestion: You might consider adding a note in with the instructions to the effect that "each engine bearer is made up of one 3mm piece and one 2mm piece as each engine bearer is to have a total thickness of 5mm"
Done! thank you very much for your suggestion.
Insert the 5mm plywood engine bearer into slot on the nacelle. Secure with epoxy.
5mm engine bearer is made up of one 3mm piece and one 2mm piece.
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Old May 10, 2011, 10:41 PM
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You're most welcome, Ming.

BTW, my 737 will be done with the Alaska Airlines livery, thanks to www.callie-graphics.com

I'll send you photos in about 10 days.
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Old May 10, 2011, 10:50 PM
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You're most welcome, Ming.

BTW, my 737 will be done with the Alaska Airlines livery, thanks to www.callie-graphics.com

I'll send you photos in about 10 days.
C'mon now Bamaguy! Mine wil be Alaska -700!! That's just not fair!
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Old May 11, 2011, 05:45 PM
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Done! thank you very much for your suggestion.
Insert the 5mm plywood engine bearer into slot on the nacelle. Secure with epoxy.
5mm engine bearer is made up of one 3mm piece and one 2mm piece.

Can we get an updated download of instructions???
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Old May 11, 2011, 06:46 PM
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can we get an updated download of instructions???
lol
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Old May 11, 2011, 08:26 PM
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lol
I don't understand the humor?
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Old May 11, 2011, 08:56 PM
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I don't understand the humor?
Sorry... Out of context job specific topic that coincided with my boss'es request.
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Old May 11, 2011, 10:03 PM
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Flex have you decide to keep your 737?? or you plane to sell it still?
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