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Old Feb 29, 2012, 08:07 PM
I fly, therefore, I crash!!!
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That's ok...(and I hate to admit this)...I built my 70" Slick, and installed the elevator "just to see how it looked", and evidently forgot that I hadn't glued it. After "FOUR" flights, I noticed a bit of slop in the elevator and checked it, only to find that "none" of the hinges were glued!!

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:00 PM
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so it was my fault. The back plate hole was larger than i thought over the prop shaft by a few mm and i forgot to install the spacers on the hacker a50. Problem is i can't find that darn spacers.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:29 PM
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Dont even think about using it.

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the Extreme Flight spinner I ordered with the 74 Edge has a spinner backplate or cone section that is not 100% round. It mounts fine and holds the prop and spinner cone nicely. But if you spin the prop by hand, you can see a slight "wobble". It's definitely not because of the mounting job by me. But I think the spinner and its backplate have a warp in it.

I'm wondering if this is going to be an issue and if i should just maiden without the spinner?

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZnTE...e_gdata_player
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:34 PM
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I will double check tomorrow. I may have used one small and one big spacer. If so i can send them to you. Done with these spinners anyway
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:44 PM
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wondering when 3DHS will bring out the 88" version!
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:51 PM
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Nah, 91" but hopefully not until i can afford one and a trailer to haul all these big planes to the field. Its getting tough enough with the 71 and 74 taking up the entire bed of my truck and the 48 & 58 taking up the extended cab.
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 09:53 PM
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That's ok...(and I hate to admit this)...I built my 70" Slick, and installed the elevator "just to see how it looked", and evidently forgot that I hadn't glued it. After "FOUR" flights, I noticed a bit of slop in the elevator and checked it, only to find that "none" of the hinges were glued!!

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LOL Thanks for that. Classic!!!
We are only human after all
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:53 PM
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so it was my fault. The back plate hole was larger than i thought over the prop shaft by a few mm and i forgot to install the spacers on the hacker a50. Problem is i can't find that darn spacers.
Unless you took them out, the adapter rings are in a small baggie with some spare screws...

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 10:57 PM
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LOL Thanks for that. Classic!!!
We are only human after all
Good pic!!.... I don't have pictures taken of my planes and myself, as they would have to use a wide angle lens,,,,,

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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:47 PM
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Good pic!!.... I don't have pictures taken of my planes and myself, as they would have to use a wide angle lens,,,,,

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lol, thanks, yea Im not sure the camera will ever work again after that pic. Long hours of building compounded by long hours at work = little sleep. I look like death there in that pic. As you can see, I dont even take time out to change my clothes after work. Build, shower, sleep. 5 am comes early
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Old Feb 29, 2012, 11:59 PM
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lol, thanks, yea Im not sure the camera will ever work again after that pic. Long hours of building compounded by long hours at work = little sleep. I look like death there in that pic. As you can see, I dont even take time out to change my clothes after work. Build, shower, sleep. 5 am comes early
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Too darn early for sure...been there, done that!! but no more... I get out of bed when I feel like getting out of bed...that's what being retired does for you...

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Old Mar 01, 2012, 12:22 AM
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so it was my fault. The back plate hole was larger than i thought over the prop shaft by a few mm and i forgot to install the spacers on the hacker a50. Problem is i can't find that darn spacers.
Ken, it's a small ring that inserts on the back of the spinner plate to center it.
Just take some masking tap and wrap it on the prop shaft. Then trim it to the thickness of the plate. Next, try and put the plate on. You will have to trim some of the tape away to where it just fits snug. Done this many times.



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Old Mar 01, 2012, 07:59 AM
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great idea Cory
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 08:50 AM
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so it was my fault. The back plate hole was larger than i thought over the prop shaft by a few mm and i forgot to install the spacers on the hacker a50. Problem is i can't find that darn spacers.
I have both of those rings. My motor has a 12mm prop adapter so they're extra parts. I'm not that far away so would probably just take a day to get there. PM me if you want them.
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Old Mar 01, 2012, 10:30 AM
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Carbon - PM sent.
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