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Old Feb 11, 2011, 07:03 AM
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Hobby city epo ventus

I could not resist one of these http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=16582 even if it means doing a few mod's I'll keep you posted on kit quality ect. cheers Lez.
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Old Feb 11, 2011, 08:01 PM
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Looks good. I have the glass one and it fly's very well. Looking forward to your build.

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Old Feb 20, 2011, 07:53 PM
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Recieved email that this has finally been posted, its been a long wait.
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Old Feb 23, 2011, 09:27 PM
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Good news ,it arrived and just going through the box,
parts do have a nice gloss finish no instructions which par for the course but who grizzles at this price.
Dead lucky with the damaged box it even went through the second box.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 12:50 AM
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The folding prop was not included and it looks like a 40mm prop hub will be needed and the foam end shape is not a true circle.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 06:27 AM
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I will do a weigh up of all parts in the morning to late now 11.30pm.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 10:57 AM
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Looks good so far. What power setup are you going to run?


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Old Feb 24, 2011, 04:10 PM
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Looks good so far. What power setup are you going to run?


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I will wait until all the weights are totalled ,this is a very slick bird and is not going to require much power.
as a comparison I have a windrider fox epp thats powered by a tripple 20 custom built motor @~ 200watts it climbs quite well near vertical.
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Old Feb 24, 2011, 04:50 PM
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Weigh in found one wing 4.5g heavier than the other .
total weight of parts 457g
taiplane area 41.25 sq inches.
wing area 336 sq inches
the moment arm is 17.5"
The cord average of the wing is 4"
The 6 servos @9g
and 1 servo @17g
= 61 g to be added plus decals .
total weight ~ 520g .. power system to be added.
This a very high aspect ratio ship and with such a small tailplane area My bones are telling me that the CG is going to be forward and sensitive.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 03:44 AM
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I decided to try and keep everything light on the power side ,the pix will progress.
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Old Feb 25, 2011, 05:31 AM
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Can we post stuff on non-powered gliders here too, Les?

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Old Feb 25, 2011, 11:35 PM
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More pix and a couple of mysteries the battery tray on the left has an has a T shaped appendage Never seen anything like that before
The other is 2 small ~3/4" pieces of laser cut ply that can be assembled into what I thought maybe a pushrod hangar but where it belongs .

The turned allum piece is the wing joiner ,just got to make sure the grub screws are facing forward when gluing into the first half, i think I shall relace them to a slightly larger size as I dont have an extention for key sizes that darn small.
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Old Feb 26, 2011, 08:03 PM
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Mysteries solved ,the battery tray must be installed in the opposite orentation as in the pix, the T shape is to used to hold one end of a rubber band wich is then hooked on to the bottom of the canopy floor where the other mystery pieces are glued into forming a hook for the rubber band.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 05:32 AM
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I did remove the deck on the undercarriage and turn it over this allows all the parts to be glued in to finnned half of the fuselage.
The rods that are being glued into the motor mount are some 3mm fibre glass I had on hand is a reinforcing of my own conception.
I am using the HK bluebird BMS-306BB servos which fit the cavities and I have had no problems with them in the past plus an MG9 for the wheel.
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Old Feb 27, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Joined the 2 halves together using Formular 560 canopy glue ,this product dries clear stcks well and while wet wipes up with a damp tissue and gives plenty of time to check alligment.
The wing control surfaces are decidedly stiff ,I made mine a bit freer by inserting a 1.5mm wire into the larger V groove and stressing the alleron/flap against the wire plus a lot of flexing ,a single pass with one of these http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...dProduct=10124 along the hinge line also helped.
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