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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:29 AM
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Exactly, and I just dug up 2 old picks and put them in the RC field box
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:33 AM
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I didn't know you played guitar...I would have let you try the guitar I built while you were at my house.....

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:40 AM
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I don't, next door neighbors move and left an electric guitar for my 12 yr old son (now 14) He never got into it so I just took his picks
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:52 AM
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I don't, next door neighbors move and left an electric guitar for my 12 yr old son (now 14) He never got into it so I just took his picks
What brand of guitar?

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:17 AM
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I didn't know you played guitar...I would have let you try the guitar I built while you were at my house.....

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Very nice Steve, I have messed around making some guitars myself Here's a couple. Only I haven't played in years now.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 09:29 AM
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we should start a new thread for 3dhs fanatics/luthiers.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:07 AM
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we should start a new thread for 3dhs fanatics/luthiers.
Sweet I love the wood grain!!! Excellent
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 10:20 AM
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I didn't know you played guitar...I would have let you try the guitar I built while you were at my house.....

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That looks awesome!

I have wanted to build a custom guitar myself.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:35 AM
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I'm getting a little more comfy with my 74. Still not down on the deck like I am with the smaller birds though!

A friend of mine shot this on his iPhone. We've discovered we need to shoot in landscape rather than portrait lol.

But if you're bored here is some desert hucking, and set it to HD!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdLSfHQA6Dw
Where'd all the weeds go?
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Where'd all the weeds go?
I took a hoe (insert Beavis laugh)... and JP custom cut a nice heavy sharp toothed rake that made short work of them two weeks ago before he maidened his 71 out there
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:41 PM
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Out of the box, my rear latch did not work. It was because the pin on the latch had torn through the 1/16" sheet balsa former on the rear of the canopy. That really should have been plywood at lease. If yours had not turn through that balsa yet, I can see how it would within a few flights. I intend to insert a small square of either 1/32" plywood or carbon fiber sheet with a hole in it for the latch pin to go through. That will not tear.

I also intend to add magnets to the rear of the hatch. From the factory, it only has them in the middle of the hatch. Add some at the rear corners of the hatch, plus the work above should prevent any hatch loss. That is a good point though about the cooling holes. If you cut the holes in the firewall but didn't cut any exit holes in the covering for the air to escape, that could build up a lot of pressure inside the fuselage and blow out the canopy. You need the cooling exit hole for proper cooling anyway.
My latch is the same way you are describing. I thought mine was catching enough but its not. I do have holes in my firewall and the bottom of the fuse vented. I didnt realize how much pressure that puts on a canopy. You can't pull it off by hand but it comes off like nothing in flight.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:50 PM
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My latch is the same way you are describing. I thought mine was catching enough but its not. I do have holes in my firewall and the bottom of the fuse vented. I didnt realize how much pressure that puts on a canopy. You can't pull it off by hand but it comes off like nothing in flight.
Crazy thought here.... but maybe a small pressure relief hole discretely placed somewhere in the top might help too?

I would go a long way to avoid canopy screws myself... I am putting a ton of flights on my larger planes these days, and I find those to be a real hassle.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:16 PM
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My latch is the same way you are describing. I thought mine was catching enough but its not. I do have holes in my firewall and the bottom of the fuse vented. I didnt realize how much pressure that puts on a canopy. You can't pull it off by hand but it comes off like nothing in flight.
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Crazy thought here.... but maybe a small pressure relief hole discretely placed somewhere in the top might help too?

I would go a long way to avoid canopy screws myself... I am putting a ton of flights on my larger planes these days, and I find those to be a real hassle.
i agree, i dont like using canopy screws, but if thats what it takes to not worry about the canopy flying off, its worth it.

that being said, try pulling the pin out a little bit on the latch (sometimes they get pushing in a bit). just use some pliers and very carefully pull on it. the pin should be sticking 2-3mm inside the canopy. also, dont be afraid to open up those holes where the canopy pins go into the front of the fuse (i dont have a 74, so i am assuming that is what it uses. if not, just ensure a good fit)
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:14 PM
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Is anybody else having a problem keeping the canopy on? I lost mine twice today doing flat spins and snap rolls. I guess I will have to use the bolt on method.
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Out of the box, my rear latch did not work. It was because the pin on the latch had torn through the 1/16" sheet balsa former on the rear of the canopy. That really should have been plywood at lease. If yours had not turn through that balsa yet, I can see how it would within a few flights. I intend to insert a small square of either 1/32" plywood or carbon fiber sheet with a hole in it for the latch pin to go through. That will not tear.

I also intend to add magnets to the rear of the hatch. From the factory, it only has them in the middle of the hatch. Add some at the rear corners of the hatch, plus the work above should prevent any hatch loss. That is a good point though about the cooling holes. If you cut the holes in the firewall but didn't cut any exit holes in the covering for the air to escape, that could build up a lot of pressure inside the fuselage and blow out the canopy. You need the cooling exit hole for proper cooling anyway.
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i agree, i dont like using canopy screws, but if thats what it takes to not worry about the canopy flying off, its worth it.

that being said, try pulling the pin out a little bit on the latch (sometimes they get pushing in a bit). just use some pliers and very carefully pull on it. the pin should be sticking 2-3mm inside the canopy. also, dont be afraid to open up those holes where the canopy pins go into the front of the fuse (i dont have a 74, so i am assuming that is what it uses. if not, just ensure a good fit)
YES, Birk is correct here...just pull the pin forward enough...usually you can get it to "slide" forward as the metal pin is not bonded in the plastic too well....you can pull it forward and extend it through the canopy hatch.....my 74 has a LOT of time on it with a gas engine shaking it....never lost the canopy....AND there are no cooling holes inside the fuse...just the bottom of the tunnel....but no vent for the inside of the fuse.

Pull the pin forward so it fully engages the plywood "ring" that should be bonded inside the balsa at the rear of the canopy.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:20 PM
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Very nice Steve, I have messed around making some guitars myself Here's a couple. Only I haven't played in years now.
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we should start a new thread for 3dhs fanatics/luthiers.
Those are some very nice axes.....and yes we should.... Though the one I built was the one and only one I ever "built"...I did "assemble" a couple of Stewmac parts guitars for friends...

As to playing, I really don't any more either......

Anyway.....back to the 74" Edge thread.....sorry to have sent it off on a tangent......

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