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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:22 PM
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well there is a bit more to putting this foam together than i first thought I got it to the point of two servos in,bottom half glued on,tail glued on,controls for ailerons glued in and hooked to servo horn, ill get back to it tomorrow
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 03:04 AM
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i just took my time build my 540 since it was my first 3d plane. was not sure how it went together since nether owned 1 b4, but now looking back it was simple to build streight forwaed. great plane.and very forgiving when hitting the deck
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:08 AM
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:10 AM
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my problem is when i start something its hard to stop until its done Took up oil painting many years ago and would stay up all night and day until it was finished ! Put in a new motor in wifes car once,worked on it for two and a half days straight through LOL .So this plane im having a hard time backing off it
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 11:49 AM
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I completely understand. My planes are the same way. I had to force myself to do something else to give the Welders time to dry at certain stages. I ended up watching tv and just looking at it every once in a while... I just couldn't leave it alone. I guess that's what makes us a breed of all our own. lol
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:33 PM
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my problem is when i start something its hard to stop until its done Took up oil painting many years ago and would stay up all night and day until it was finished ! Put in a new motor in wifes car once,worked on it for two and a half days straight through LOL .So this plane im having a hard time backing off it
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I completely understand. My planes are the same way. I had to force myself to do something else to give the Welders time to dry at certain stages. I ended up watching tv and just looking at it every once in a while... I just couldn't leave it alone. I guess that's what makes us a breed of all our own. lol
Hehe this is what you call passion with maybe a little OCD thrown in for good measure
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:43 PM
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ha... Touche!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:35 PM
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ok she is ready to go ! But i need a little help on just how this prop goes on ? there are two small screws ,(i guess for the prop saver rubbers ?) do they come off,then prop goes on then screws go back in ? Also i have two allen head threaded studs what are they for ?
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:43 PM
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I believe the threaded studs can take the place of the screws if you so choose. I'd leave the screws on. It keeps the prop saver on a little better.

What you want to do (I'm guessing you're using the black o-ring prop saver?) Is hold the plane nose up and set the prop on the motor. It should set on the hub nicely. Now loop the o-ring over one screw head. You'll now want to stretch it up and over the center of the prop and then secure it over the screw head on the other side. This is a little tricky, especially with a heavy duty o-ring. Some, including myself, use latex tubing that you can purchase at Lowes. I use a very small phillips head screwdriver to kind of stretch it over the prop and slide it down under the oppossite screw head. I'm sure there is a youtube video for it if you need it.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:44 PM
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ok she is ready to go ! But i need a little help on just how this prop goes on ? there are two small screws ,(i guess for the prop saver rubbers ?) do they come off,then prop goes on then screws go back in ? Also i have two allen head threaded studs what are they for ?
Leave the two screws that are sticking out as they are.

Put prop on the front of motor.

Put o-ring over one screw and pull it over the front of prop.

Put the o-ring under the other screw.

The two set screws are not used in this application.

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ps - if you are using the light o-rings, then you need to use at least two of them. Three when you are able to go totally wild and wring it out.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:55 PM
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Leave the two screws that are sticking out as they are.

Put prop on the front of motor.

Put o-ring over one screw and pull it over the front of prop.

Put the o-ring under the other screw.

The two set screws are not used in this application.

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ps - if you are using the light o-rings, then you need to use at least two of them. Three when you are able to go totally wild and wring it out.
sweet i did it just like that and used the one ring that came with prop, it flew off across the room, (I have lettering facing out ?)but i have heavy duty ones i ordered, so used the small one and one heavy duty one seems to be fine now the wind it is a blowing,so going to a church basketball court to test. Also i was amazed when the pitts came in the mail today ! Fastest shipping i ever saw ! I notice the throws on control surfaces are just outrageous. Do you guys use any expo/DR or endpoints to calm it down to start with ?
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:07 AM
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sweet i did it just like that and used the one ring that came with prop, it flew off across the room,
The props saver that comes with the motor is the wrong size you need to buy your own to get a good fit.
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Old Oct 18, 2012, 04:24 AM
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I use a very small phillips head screwdriver to kind of stretch it over the prop and slide it down under the oppossite screw head. I'm sure there is a youtube video for it if you need it.
The best tool I've found for doing this is a small crochet hook. I got a pack of two from one of the craft stores for <$1.

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