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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:14 AM
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I am almost died last week, so Windrider doing free shipping until end of this month as celebration to me still alive.

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Thank God you are still with us Ming, you would have been dearly missed by all in this hobby.
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:35 AM
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How did you almost die?
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Thank God you are still with us Ming, you would have been dearly missed by all in this hobby.
And +1 again. We would've missed you and we wouldn't have had beautiful Jets (i lurk here)
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:36 AM
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I went two nights fishing trip last weekend, the weather become bad, wind blow up stronger and stronger, wave 3 to 4 meters high, "almost" MIW(90 nm off shore) and no body know, I am so lucky end up just few minor injure on face, leg and chest.
Good enough reason to do free shipping promo.

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:11 AM
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Wow!! I am going fishing today
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 11:41 AM
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Wow!! I am going fishing today
Enjoy and catch more! lake or sea?
What fish to catch?

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Old Jun 14, 2012, 01:20 PM
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Enjoy and catch more! lake or sea?
What fish to catch?

Ming Lou
That is one serious fish Ming!
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 01:36 PM
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Enjoy and catch more! lake or sea?
What fish to catch?

Ming Lou
Thats a big fish!! I am going to the Lake that borders between MN and Canada, Lake of the Woods.
We catch Walleye, Sauger, and Northern Pike.
Then we are going to go to Lake Superior and catch lake trout and Salmon!!
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 07:51 PM
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Hi Derek,
Can't remember if you said that you are using thrust tubes on your
CS fans?
If so, what length are they and what is your exit diameter?
thanks

Paul
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Old Jun 14, 2012, 10:00 PM
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I went two nights fishing trip last weekend, the weather become bad, wind blow up stronger and stronger, wave 3 to 4 meters high, "almost" MIW(90 nm off shore) and no body know, I am so lucky end up just few minor injure on face, leg and chest.
Good enough reason to do free shipping promo.

Ming Lou
WOW glad you are doing well Ming. Don't die on us in the future
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 12:49 AM
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I went two nights fishing trip last weekend, the weather become bad, wind blow up stronger and stronger, wave 3 to 4 meters high, "almost" MIW(90 nm off shore) and no body know, I am so lucky end up just few minor injure on face, leg and chest.
Good enough reason to do free shipping promo.

Ming Lou
Wow, that was some serious dangerous conditions. 3 to 4 meter waves! Does MIW mean Man In Water? We say MOB, Man OverBoard. That would be disaster. Recovery in those conditions is nearly impossible. Glad you are still with us. And keep on fishing!
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 01:06 AM
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OK, back to 737

I tackled the landing gear mods tonight. The last significant thing on my list before maiden.

I replaced the stock soft 3mm struts with hardened steel motor shafts using the parts found by Spyro. I stuck with the 3mm shafts for now. If they bend, I will put in the 4mm, which need a nice drill press to do a good job drilling out the holes.

As others have stated before, the stock springs are too "stiff". Well, they are not too stiff, they are just too long. Others have cut down the length of the springs, so I tried that. It makes it "softer" because less pre-compression force is needed. The force needed to compress the stock spring enough to insert the retaining screw is 5 pounds. For my first try, I cut off one coil of spring, which reduced the pre-compression force to 4 pounds. So now, the airplane only needs to push down with 4 pounds of force to further compress the spring, instead of 5 pounds. I will try it, and can always cut more off later.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 01:44 AM
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Hi Derek,
Can't remember if you said that you are using thrust tubes on your
CS fans?
If so, what length are they and what is your exit diameter?
thanks

Paul
Yes, I did use thrust tubes. But not for the reason of creating "more thrust". I am after great sound. I have a theory that a thin mylar thrust tube will produce nice white noise. Since it is mounted only by a ring at the front and rear, the mid portion can "vibrate" as the turbulent air from the fan rushes over the innner surface of the thrust tube. "Vibrate" is really not the right word, more like turbulence noise. Random white noise.

The diameter and length are in my doodles somewhere. I drew a template in CAD, then printed it to cut the mylar. I can post the PDF, but it's on another computer....long story.

I checked my photos, and seems like I never posted the photos of the thrust tube.....hmmm. Anyway, here they are.
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 03:43 AM
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Thanks Derek
That will be a great help when I do mine.
Love your work, very neat.

Paul
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 09:36 AM
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I painted the thrust tube some kind of burnt cienna color or something.
Somebody has been reading his wife's clothing catalogues...

Burnt Cienna? Really?
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Old Jun 15, 2012, 09:44 AM
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WOW glad you are doing well Ming. Don't die on us in the future
I am afraid that is inevitable mate!
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