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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:06 AM
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If you need to like I did....snap off the throttle lever that goes under his left hand and repostion it with a little CA...thats what I did to tweek the fit
Thats what I had to do with the previous pilot and ill be doing the same.

Lol! Id say I have to agree my Lt. came out a lil better
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:11 AM
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Thats what I had to do with the previous pilot and ill be doing the same.

Lol! Id say I have to agree my Lt. came out a lil better
Yes he did
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:22 AM
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Nice work there v8!!
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:27 AM
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Nice work there v8!!
Dont forget BM.s work of art.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:29 AM
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Well that's just a given now isn't it?
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:41 AM
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thanks for the kind compliments....i think everybody has done a super job on thier planes and they all look fantastic!!!
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:12 AM
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Thanks,

Aaron its the best thread I've ever been a part of.

BM,

The weight difference between the 2 cockpits is 52g, so it won't have any effect on the cg really. Heck it was less weight than I thought it was going to add. Sweeeet!
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 04:11 AM
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Thanks,

Aaron its the best thread I've ever been a part of.

BM,

The weight difference between the 2 cockpits is 52g, so it won't have any effect on the cg really. Heck it was less weight than I thought it was going to add. Sweeeet!
Yea, the pilot is a bit heavier than the stock pilot, but this plane doesn't even notice it
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 02:02 PM
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Hey Brandon,

Another how to Q. How do you remove just a little of the foam from the surface to make things like the vent cover flush? Dremmel sanding drum? The edges of the foam seem to fray around the areas worked on.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:03 PM
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Use some 200 grit sand paper and sand it down smooth. Or I use an exacto knife with a 90* , make sure it brand new and it'll give you a clean cut to take that lil surface foam off.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Use some 200 grit sand paper and sand it down smooth. Or I use an exacto knife with a 90* , make sure it brand new and it'll give you a clean cut to take that lil surface foam off.
A new blade is certainly important. And maybe a small sanding block. I will try 200 grit.

Thanks v8!

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 03:50 PM
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A new blade is certainly important. And maybe a small sanding block. I will try 200 grit.

Thanks v8!

Aaron
I use a Special Dremmel bit (kind of like a router bit) for that (at High RPMs) and also an exacto with a new blade
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Brandon, It must take a deft touch to use that router to remove so little foam! I might give that a try rather than the sanding drum.

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Old Oct 26, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Brandon, It must take a deft touch to use that router to remove so little foam! I might give that a try rather than the sanding drum.

Thanks,

Aaron
Yup...gota be real careful on how you hold and manuver the dremmel, but it doesn't have to be absolutely perferct But the high RPM spinning router bit makes a real nice clean cut and recess. trick is... take your time and move slowly and carefully
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 08:57 PM
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Yup...gota be real careful on how you hold and manuver the dremmel, but it doesn't have to be absolutely perferct But the high RPM spinning router bit makes a real nice clean cut and recess. trick is... take your time and move slowly and carefully
Thanks Brandon. What material did you use for the vent?

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