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Old Jan 20, 2012, 05:25 PM
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My new Arrow V5 arrived yesterday by way of Dave Lockhart (<--- great guy).

Upon opening the box I had two thoughts:

1. Hooray - the USPS didn't damage it!

2. What a beautiful piece of craftsmanship - quality, quality, quality!

If it flies only half as good as it looks, I will be very happy.

I also got Donatas' new bevel tool - that will make the build even better.

A tip of the hat to both Donatas and Dave - thanks guys.

JC
Dear JC, thank you so much for such warm words. It sure make me fell like work me and all my dealers put to deliver good quality kits to customers, finally pay off with such positive respond. Believe me plane will fly much better than it looks! I almost done with very detailed manual, about 25 pages and 100 pictures will be very helpful for any builder. I should have final version on line next Monday.

If you ore any other customers have any question just post them here, me ore my dealers will help with answers.
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Old Jan 20, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Donatas,

You are very welcome and deserve the kind words.

This is my first DD plane and it will not be my last. I see a Symetric and maybe Sultimate in my future.

I'm really glad Dave is your guy in the USA - super nice guy! And he did a great job of marking the package so the USPS guys would get here undamaged.

And don't forget, we like videos! Be sure to post your latest vids for us.

Best of luck for 2012.

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Just started on my Arrow V5 so thought I'd post some pictures, fuselage is solid as a rock, as are the ailerons. They're braced and have carbon flat down the trailing edge to keep them straight and strong.

The fuselage has carbon flat down each horizontal side into the tail section, this is then glued to the trailing edge carbon on the wing and then glass fibre cloth on both corners where the fuselage joins the wing (top and bottom)

P.s. Yes i might have gone a bit over the top on making sure each brace was in the identical position on each side

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 12:36 PM
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Just started on my Arrow V5 so thought I'd post some pictures, fuselage is solid as a rock, as are the ailerons. They're braced and have carbon flat down the trailing edge to keep them straight and strong.

The fuselage has carbon flat down each horizontal side into the tail section, this is then glued to the trailing edge carbon on the wing and then glass fibre cloth on both corners where the fuselage joins the wing (top and bottom)

P.s. Yes i might have gone a bit over the top on making sure each brace was in the identical position on each side

Connor
Very nicely done Connor!

I'm pretty meticulous in my builds also.

However, I won't be starting my build for a while - I'm going to take my time and only build it with top line components.

Q: How are you attaching the 3mm carbon to the edge of the depron?

I have only trying contact cement (Welders brand) but I know there has to be a better way.

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JC

ps - Where are you located?
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 02:10 PM
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1. Aslong as you don't break it in ANY way

2. You have to fly Remis first to appreciate how much better it is without Thrust Vectoring, trust me

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Very nicely done Connor!

Q: How are you attaching the 3mm carbon to the edge of the depron?

ps - Where are you located?
Cheers!

UHU POR, the one for Polystyrene, it's a contact adhesive, spread it on the carbon and the foam, only lightly, spread until it goes "tacky" to the touch, then push them both together. Nice and light too.

I'm in the UK

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 02:14 PM
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1. Aslong as you don't break it in ANY way

2. You have to fly Remis first to appreciate how much better it is without Thrust Vectoring, trust me



Cheers!

UHU POR, the one for Polystyrene, it's a contact adhesive, spread it on the carbon and the foam, only lightly, spread until it goes "tacky" to the touch, then push them both together. Nice and light too.

I'm in the UK

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Welders is pretty much the same but I thought welders destroyed Depron ?
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Welders is pretty much the same but I thought welders destroyed Depron ?
Well, I built a Techone Apollo and I think it is Depron - worked fine. I also used it on an Electrifly Silhouette and it worked fine.

However, I do test on scrap material on every new plane just to be sure which glues work and which do not.

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 03:13 PM
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UHU POR, the one for Polystyrene, it's a contact adhesive, spread it on the carbon and the foam, only lightly, spread until it goes "tacky" to the touch, then push them both together. Nice and light too.

I'm in the UK

Connor
Thanks Connor.

Maybe the UHU spreads better on the CF. The Welders always sort of beads up. Hmm... I wonder if there is a protective coating on the CF strips that needs to be removed with a solvent first?

Got to test, test, test!

UK - Across the big pond I see. I've been over to Guildford and London twice but not since 2003. I minded my P's & Q's while I was there.

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 03:54 PM
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2. You have to fly Remis first to appreciate how much better it is without Thrust Vectoring, trust me.

Connor
Andy's getting a try on Friday. You hear me?
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Old Jan 23, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Let him have a go, just tell him not to snap roll


JC, the POR does go a little beady too, but you can rub them off once glued to leave a nice clean looking plane.

I'm yorkshire area so about 200 miles north of London.

Should be more progress tomorrow on this

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 05:27 PM
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Let him have a go, just tell him not to snap roll


JC, the POR does go a little beady too, but you can rub them off once glued to leave a nice clean looking plane.

I'm yorkshire area so about 200 miles north of London.

Should be more progress tomorrow on this

Connor
Thanks - will be following your build.

Also, Donatas emailed and said that he may be putting up the detailed instructions as early as today.

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 05:34 PM
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That'll be nice to know which bits i've done wrong

Do you think they'll be up by the morning?

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 05:55 PM
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That email was 2 days ago and he said Monday was the target.

Since he is about 7 hours ahead of me (timezone) and they aren't up yet, I think he probably has a lot on his plate. Maybe by morning - don't know?

I do know he has worked his butt off on it, included lots of photos, and has taken his time with it because he wants the manual to be as high quality as the kit.

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Old Jan 23, 2012, 09:40 PM
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