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Old Nov 26, 2012, 06:49 AM
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For those still looking for a replacement cowl - this may be an option:
http://www.pw-rc.com/shopping_cart.p...20cowl/sort/3a

I just ordered one (though my plane is still en route), so I'll keep you posted on shipping time/condition of both.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:26 PM
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I just finished putting mine together and doing all the mods i could find thru-out this thread.
looks good and will maiden as soon as my batts come in.
looks like the servos for the elevator and rudder are nice size (black) and center well.
wing servos center good too.
cowl is not as flimsy as i thought it would be , i wonder if its been thickened?
rehinged all control surfaces and glued the wings in place as it seemed to have way too much flex at the wing mounts.
wings solid as a rock now.
all is straite and true, cant wait to test her out.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:39 PM
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I just finished putting mine together and doing all the mods i could find thru-out this thread.
looks good and will maiden as soon as my batts come in.
looks like the servos for the elevator and rudder are nice size (black) and center well.
wing servos center good too.
cowl is not as flimsy as i thought it would be , i wonder if its been thickened?
rehinged all control surfaces and glued the wings in place as it seemed to have way too much flex at the wing mounts.
wings solid as a rock now.
all is straite and true, cant wait to test her out.
Awesome! It's a great plane, I really like mine a LOT! PLEASE do me a favor and double check your ailerons for reversal!

Also, a little suggestion - maiden without the cowl! You'll be glad you did if something goes wrong.

The cowl did feel thicker than I thought as well, but it cracked like an egg in a crash.
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Old Nov 26, 2012, 02:49 PM
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sounds like fine advice, better to be safe than sorry as it seems the cowl is major hard to find a replacement. ailerons are correct, wont make that mistake again. lol.
I reversed them once and thats all it took. Did the same with the elevator one time too.
nothing like going for an exciting maiden and in ten seconds going out and picking up the wreckage.
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Old Nov 29, 2012, 12:49 PM
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Help!!

Hey all -

My Rudder servo stripped out on me and I'm looking to replace both my rudder and elevator servos now - unfortunately I know zilch about servos and my wife is headed to the hobby shop for me.

Can anyone provide some parameters for a reasonbly inexpensive replacement?
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:15 AM
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Hey all -

My Rudder servo stripped out on me and I'm looking to replace both my rudder and elevator servos now - unfortunately I know zilch about servos and my wife is headed to the hobby shop for me.

Can anyone provide some parameters for a reasonbly inexpensive replacement?
http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_pa...24973u5osnask4

i have bought several from here, so far they work great
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:23 AM
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http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_pa...24973u5osnask4

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Thanks! I actually ended up going with the HiTec HS-81 Micros. They fit into the existing tray with just a touch of widening w/ my dremmel. They have 2.6kg/cm (36 oz/inch) of torque, and while I have no idea what that means, I'm hoping it will be sufficient!
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Old Nov 30, 2012, 11:45 AM
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I just bought 4 of these (2 for rudder/elevator - 2 just to have on hand):

http://epbuddy.com/index.php?main_pa...24973u5osnask4

I got the UPS delivery notification for my Sbach an hour ago - I'll let you know how they fit when I get home. If they hold up to scrutiny, they will definitely be a bargain!

http://wwwapps.ups.com/WebTracking/p...V030397504057#

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The OF* Moment:

Dynam SBach 342 - Another OF* Moment (2 min 34 sec)


WARNING: BAD LANGUAGE IN THE END!!!
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Old Dec 01, 2012, 04:27 PM
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I have SOOOO been there.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JozY6...ature=youtu.be

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there is a solution to the stinking wheels breaking off ! First bigger wheels, then glue the landing gear on real good. And do the mod earlier in this post,where you put CF rods from gear back into fuselage http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...0#post21407524
I used CF round stock and it works great,with bigger wheels 2 1/2 " can take off and land on uneven grass now.
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Thanks to FlyAndy for giving me the idea. Thought I'd have a little fun w/ the Sbach and throw a keychain cam in it. I'll have to find a better place to mount it (and clean that canopy!), but get ready to . . . be sick. . There was a NASTY crosswind coming in over the trees behind us, so the landings were a bit interesting with the wind rolling over the runway. My last landing was on the grass - I was just glad to have it down in one piece!

Sbach flight with camera onboard (6 min 52 sec)
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Thanks to FlyAndy for giving me the idea. Thought I'd have a little fun w/ the Sbach and throw a keychain cam in it. I'll have to find a better place to mount it (and clean that canopy!), but get ready to . . . be sick. . There was a NASTY crosswind coming in over the trees behind us, so the landings were a bit interesting with the wind rolling over the runway. My last landing was on the grass - I was just glad to have it down in one piece!

http://youtu.be/khf1wYNS2Yc
yep made me puke a little in my mouth ! LOL
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 01:13 PM
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You should have seen the pilot - he was positively green. I'm sorry I didn't record the next flight - the canopy "ejected" at high altitude. THAT would have been fun to watch from first person point of view. You would have heard the pilot screaming all the way down.
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Old Dec 03, 2012, 03:47 PM
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I had a recent mishap caught on tape as well.

I store my planes without the wingspars installed so I can quickly remove the wings for transport and push in the spars at field. This Sbach fits in the back of my SUV without the wings being removed so idiot me I took it direct from my wall and into the back of my car forgetting there is no wingspar installed...

Well here's the kicker, first few minutes in the air I knew something was wrong as I could see there was a ton of wing flex and brought her down, but instead of looking for the spar, I just tightened the wing screws more and put her back up in the air ... and down she came.
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