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Old Jul 17, 2011, 11:52 AM
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is that 767 falling over in the background chris go prop it up before it falls and gets a bad case of hangar rash
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 01:04 PM
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is that 767 falling over in the background chris go prop it up before it falls and gets a bad case of hangar rash
It's O.k. K It's just on an angle because the stand is broken, I hope to fly it soon!
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Old Jul 17, 2011, 05:46 PM
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Hee demondriver!

She's looking better and better as you progress. In your first movie you said that you probably were going to cutout and hinge all controls. Did you? Is it really necessary on foam planes? what kind of hinges did you use?
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 01:23 AM
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Hee demondriver!

She's looking better and better as you progress. In your first movie you said that you probably were going to cutout and hinge all controls. Did you? Is it really necessary on foam planes? what kind of hinges did you use?
Hi Marrone that's a great question, I find plastic hinges seem to hold up better than tape or the foam itself, I've cut out all the control surafces & an now ultracoting them before re-attachtment.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 01:35 AM
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I found that the Windrider decals have a non-glossy matte finish so I glossed them up with Testors-model master high gloss
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 01:44 AM
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A bit of decals & some Ultracote & we have some progress on the Windrider 737!
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 04:56 AM
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Just to inform you in case you did not know. There have been some problems with the landing gear experienced and described by the guys in the other rc groups windrider topic.

The landing gear appears to bend when landing on hard surfaces. Therefore the wire in the landing gear needs to be replaced with a 4mm steel wire, the spring can be shortened a bit and the shaft should be replaced by a bigger one. (if i remember correctly) it is also advisable to use different edf fans since the standard one that come with the kit seem to have some balancing problems causing the motor to be ripped out.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Just to inform you in case you did not know. There have been some problems with the landing gear experienced and described by the guys in the other rc groups windrider topic.

The landing gear appears to bend when landing on hard surfaces. Therefore the wire in the landing gear needs to be replaced with a 4mm steel wire, the spring can be shortened a bit and the shaft should be replaced by a bigger one. (if i remember correctly) it is also advisable to use different edf fans since the standard one that come with the kit seem to have some balancing problems causing the motor to be ripped out.
Thanks Marrone! I have also heard about the retract strut wire not being strong enough, I'll replace it with a stronger steel piece or carbon fiber one, & as for the edf's allot of edfs need balancing I just hope that these don't.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 09:39 PM
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looks awsome this is going to be one of the top ones out there
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 05:11 PM
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looks awsome this is going to be one of the top ones out there
I just do my best Boss, I just hope your happy when you get it.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 05:44 PM
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does the tail of the fuselage not fit perfectly on the main fuselage with you too guys? Concerning alignment that is.
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Old Jul 19, 2011, 06:05 PM
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does the tail of the fuselage not fit perfectly on the main fuselage with you too guys? Concerning alignment that is.
Hi Marrone the windrider 737 has to be "eyeballed" when you epoxing it or hot-gluing it into position in order to inshure it's perfectly verticle.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 07:16 AM
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Thanks demondriver, but are we talking about the same?

When fitting the back fuselage in to the front fuselage part, you have these rectangular of foam on the inside that are there to align the two parts. When putting mine in without any forcing, the alignment of fuselage is not correct. I can get it aligned by forcing but when not forcing it is not aligned. Is this a small flaw inherently to these foam planes or do i have to send mine back. Do you guys also have some dents here and here? I have them. Strange, since it was packed outstanding and there was damage on outside of package.


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Old Jul 20, 2011, 10:46 PM
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Thanks demondriver, but are we talking about the same?

When fitting the back fuselage in to the front fuselage part, you have these rectangular of foam on the inside that are there to align the two parts. When putting mine in without any forcing, the alignment of fuselage is not correct. I can get it aligned by forcing but when not forcing it is not aligned. Is this a small flaw inherently to these foam planes or do i have to send mine back. Do you guys also have some dents here and here? I have them. Strange, since it was packed outstanding and there was damage on outside of package.
I think I understand Marrone, the rear tail part of the fuselage can be tricky to get lined up but you've gotta try your best, as for dings & dents simply use light-wieght spackle to fill in any dents.
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 10:48 PM
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Here are both 737 halves with decals being added soon I'll epoxy the halves together.
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