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Old Feb 15, 2012, 08:58 AM
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WOW. Spyro, thank you for so much great info. Now to dig in and digest!

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Old Feb 15, 2012, 06:52 PM
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Is this the one you found: A330 Lighting Package/? I sent an email directly asking if I can buy one.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Experience

Hey all.

Love this thread!!

I have a bit of experience, mainly with .46 Nitro planes. I have flown Nexstar, Decathlon, cessna and a cherokee.

My question is.... How difficult would the above transition be. What differences will i need to anticipate? Is it slow? hard to land? etc.

Thanks guys
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 09:31 AM
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Cable and channel settings

Hi everyone!

I have for the installation 9 cables of the windrider 737, wich includes 6 extension cables and 3 Y-connectors.
Can anybody help me with installation of the channels and the Y- connectors?
If you have any pictures how to install this, please let me see a pictures of the cable settings.

I canít go further with building without cable and channel settings.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 09:35 AM
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Hi tom , well first , I love Bermuda, we were there this summer
well you live there you know .

flying this if you can fly a nexstar , you should have no problem
a paved surface is better . the model it self is very stable and
easy to fly . the main diffrence between electric and nitro is the mess
with multi engined models ,electric makes them as simple as a
single engined model - this model has only minor issues and
if you read thru the tread all the info is here . the model fly well
with mings setup .

is there a hobby shop or do you have to order everthing.??
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 09:47 AM
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well without doing a drawing the 2 aileron servo' s use 2 extensions
and 1 y to control the ailerons , next the 2 esc's will go to a y to
throttle ( here its best to remove the red wire and use a ubec)
for power to servo's and electric retracts .
i extension to rudder servo . then 2 extensions to elevators
how ever you will need a reverse servo or a servo reverse unit:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s..._Reverser.html
then a y . if you have an advanced radio you can also assign 2
channels and not use the reverse circuit .

question is this your first build ?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:07 AM
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Hello,

This is my first build,

Really I need a picture or a video of each parts how to install it, I don't understand it exactly. Last time my ESC got flameout, I don't know why. I ordered a new ESC and now I want to build it exactly.

For what is the reverse circuit?
I have a 8 channel radio transmitter, is that not enough?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 10:32 AM
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Vollie,

Nice to see someone jumping into their first build! Congrats!

Do you have much flying experience? I would certainly consider a twin engine edf of this size to be at least an intermediate plane; and I would recommend some smaller edf experience before putting the 737 in the air (just to ensure you get it home in one piece).

But for all I know, you may have been flying for years and just previously had friends build your ships. I do not want to make any assumptions, so what are you currently flying?

We all must crawl before we walk, just trying to help figure out where you are at.

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Old Feb 16, 2012, 12:34 PM
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bsbauman,

I have some flying experience, I have flown pitts s2a an acrobatic rc plane(600gram) and also an other stunt planes(light weight 30gram). I'm training on the computer with Phoenix rc simulator. And I'm just a member of a rc club, so I will do everything to fly this windrider 737 (I only want to build the windrider and then fly it when I get some experience of flying).
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 02:10 PM
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Vollie, great to hear! You are certainly on the right path

I always feel bad for new hobbyists that try to jump right into jets; but it sounds like you are doing everything possible to get some stick time and to set yourself up for success. Very refreshing to hear

In regards to your questions, the more you build, the more intuitive it will become. For now, keep the questions coming and we will do our best to keep you on track. Despite following this thread for a long time, I have not yet built the 737 so I think it may be helpful for other persons to add their input.

In the meantime, I will try to assist. Y cables should be used to put 2 servos on one channel, like putting both of your ailerons servos onto one channel, or combining flaps to operate off of one channel, or combining the motors' ESCs to one channel. You can also y-harness all the retracts into one channel, making it more simple. People also often y-harness the rudder servo with the nose wheel steering servo, but sometimes when doing so either the rudder or the nose will move in the wrong direction. If this happens, you need a servo reversing y harness.

I would guess the 8ch tx should be suitable, but to be able to give you better advice on setting it up and wiring, tell us how you are setting this up. How many servos do you plan to use and for which controls?
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:11 PM
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CG question

Hello,

I just finished building the 737 and am not sure what the correct CG is on the plane. Does anyone know the correct CG?

Thanks,
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 04:16 PM
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vollietollie

That's good , I instruct flying and building at our club , see if your
club has some one that can help you with your build - some one
with electic model building would be best .
there is a lot of info on this tread and you can ask , as far as building
this is an easy kit , with a little help I'm sure your's will turn out great.

it a fairly easy model to fly - most club offer flight training and will
be glad to help.
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 06:52 PM
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hey guys just wondering is everyone using the the 1 1/2 wheels for the front and 2" for the mains
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Old Feb 16, 2012, 07:41 PM
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vollietollie,

I'll try to help as I go. I've done a fair bit of building over the years, but on this go-round, I'm learning about edf's, multi engine, LED's, retracts, Y harnesses, airliners, finishing foam, custom vinyl logos, etc., etc. too I just finished ordering all parts last night and finally started laying the bird out on my building table. It should be fun!
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Old Feb 17, 2012, 01:02 AM
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Engine Nacelles

I installed the Change Sun shrouds (same one comes with 4 blade or 10 blade fan), added hardwood motor rails and carbon tube reinforcing. The photos should tell the story. I know a lot of this was probably covered already in this thread, but I just like taking photos . I might be the first one trying the carbon tube reinforcing . Plus, I discovered the mounting tabs on the shroud are NOT on the centerline.
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