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Old Apr 08, 2011, 03:10 PM
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I tried to to the clear coat-thing, with bad result.
Since I'm not planning on using the floats, I tried on one first.


No big deal, I can always sand it down and repaint it if I want to use it, but if you plan on spraying the whole plane, try on a small piece first
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Old Apr 08, 2011, 03:18 PM
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ralfse: good thing that you did try it out on a small part that you don't need...otherwise the whole plane would just look like its got toad skin lol




Any one thought about putting rudder servos on the tail??? Might do this, just cut below on the opposite side of the elevator servo...
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Old Apr 08, 2011, 04:26 PM
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I tried to to the clear coat-thing, with bad result.
Since I'm not planning on using the floats, I tried on one first.


No big deal, I can always sand it down and repaint it if I want to use it, but if you plan on spraying the whole plane, try on a small piece first
Oh my! Use Polycrylic it wont eat your plane.
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Old Apr 08, 2011, 07:27 PM
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Could be silly questions but I'll ask them anyway

1. Will a 28mm diameter Outrunner BL fit inside the cowls? Looks like it from Saucisse's excellent pics.

2. Ditto, is the circumference of the firewall at the front of the nacelle large enough to accommodate an X mount?

Great thread. Keep up the good work. I wish I'd got one of these for as a birthday present instead of the crappy EBay kit! ( http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1357209 )

Cheers and thanks
Mick
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Old Apr 08, 2011, 07:37 PM
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In the video posted at the beginning of the thread the 370 motors used are 28mm. They seemed to fit very well and they use an X mount, unless Nitroplanes mounted them differently.

Side note: USPS left the "You have a package at the post office" in the mailbox today. Tracking number says it's my CL415. Yay!
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Old Apr 08, 2011, 09:47 PM
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My GWS E-starter on Floats, my GWS Islander seaplane and my own design Catalina all used Artists Acrylic Paint from a craft store. None of these models has had any paint problems even though they are only flown fom off water.

I would think that for cheapnes and durability the CL-415 would use one of these acrylics. Being alcahol or water based the do not damage EPS models when applied.

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Old Apr 09, 2011, 02:15 PM
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I was fooled! It was a different package. No Cl-415 for me today.
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 05:55 PM
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In the video posted at the beginning of the thread the 370 motors used are 28mm. They seemed to fit very well and they use an X mount, unless Nitroplanes mounted them differently.

Side note: USPS left the "You have a package at the post office" in the mailbox today. Tracking number says it's my CL415. Yay!
She is a dream to fly
I am using the 370s and they fit with the x mount. I mounted the motors to the firewalls fed the wires through the nacelle. I then exopied ( I make many holes with a toothpick to ensure good bond) the firewall to the step inside the nacelle, the motor can then be used to eyeball the alignment. No downthrust or upthrust issues we noted during flight test. Bummer about you false alarm ( package pick up)
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Old Apr 09, 2011, 06:09 PM
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ralfse: good thing that you did try it out on a small part that you don't need...otherwise the whole plane would just look like its got toad skin lol




Any one thought about putting rudder servos on the tail??? Might do this, just cut below on the opposite side of the elevator servo...
With hindsight I think the elevator servo should be inside the fuselage, to keep it dry.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 01:05 AM
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Mine is here tooo. Very nice...

I have to make the decision about the motors - please help ?:

http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...idProduct=2111

or

http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...dProduct=14737

I have both pairs on the stock and I would like to use them with master Airscrew 8x6 3-blade propellers.

Thanks huntingfield for the mounting tips.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 07:12 AM
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Mine is here tooo. Very nice...

I have to make the decision about the motors - please help ?:

http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...idProduct=2111

or

http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...dProduct=14737

I have both pairs on the stock and I would like to use them with master Airscrew 8x6 3-blade propellers.

Thanks huntingfield for the mounting tips.
I would go with this one on two blade 8x6 prop. I think that an 8x6 three blade might draw to many amps, I use 9x3.8 Electrifly 2 blade propeller on mine with great results.

http://www.hobbyking.com/UNITEDHOBBI...dProduct=14737
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 11:39 AM
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I do dip my servos in Plastidip so water splashes are not an issue for me

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With hindsight I think the elevator servo should be inside the fuselage, to keep it dry.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 06:10 PM
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I do dip my servos in Plastidip so water splashes are not an issue for me
What is the shelf life of Plastidip? Itís horribly expensive and I would not use much each time I use it.

Ken
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 06:11 PM
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What is the shelf life of Plastidip? Itís horribly expensive and I would not use much each time I use it.

Ken
Mine lasted less than a year once open. They used to make a spray can version of it that lasts a long time, you could try that.

The spray version isn't much different than undercoating in a can, which would also work.

Or brush on electrical tape and a glob of silicon grease around the output shaft.
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Old Apr 10, 2011, 08:46 PM
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Mine lasted less than a year once open. They used to make a spray can version of it that lasts a long time, you could try that.

The spray version isn't much different than undercoating in a can, which would also work.

Or brush on electrical tape and a glob of silicon grease around the output shaft.
hpiguy

Thanks for the info. The spray can is available in Australia and it can be otained in yellow colour.

Ken
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