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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Just ordered my Peaks. I saw, somewhere in this thread, the specs for the Great Planes Set Screw prop Adaptor, but I'm unclear about the size needed. I saw a post where somebody said 5 mm motor shaft ot 8 mm prop shaft, but somehow that doesn't sound right.

Can someone please let me know what the proper size would be? Also, is there a better APC prop I can put on there?

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Prop adaptor that came on mine on mine was fine I did drill out a APC 12x8 prop to 8 MM. the back of prop actually has an 8mm pilot already cast in hub.
Tim
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 11:43 AM
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the little black holders that the screws go into.....6 out of the 19 or so are a little different and made for the scres to pass through....if you thought they were all the same and installed and glues fuse....you would be screwed.
This happened to me! I ended up using 1-5/8" drywall screws!

I took my time on the build but still made several mistakes. I got glue all over the place as well but I was able to make sure that EVERYTHING was glued and secured properly. I did all of the recommended mods and I simply love this bird.

Far from $130 but still worth it in the long run.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 01:21 PM
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Texs24- Nice paint and decals! Nice plane for the price isn't it?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:14 PM
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This happened to me! I ended up using 1-5/8" drywall screws!

I took my time on the build but still made several mistakes. I got glue all over the place as well but I was able to make sure that EVERYTHING was glued and secured properly. I did all of the recommended mods and I simply love this bird.

Far from $130 but still worth it in the long run.
Yeah....a good manual for the kit would have been nice....I put my fuse together tonight and decided to use epoxy on the motor mount, wood plate behind MM. and landing gear braket....tapes all hole to keep epoxy out....then slowy used HOT glue to put the fuse halfs together. I tried the contact cement that came with it on a few extra foam pieces and I was not impressed with the holding power.


Maybe by us posting the problem with the black screw holders...it will prevent someone making the same mistake in the future.

REMEMBER.....there are holders that have to allow the screws to pass thru...like the bottom wing....rear two in the fuse to hold the tail on.....all others are smaller holes and the screws screw into them.

I was out flying the red, white , and blue one today....still flys great, but I'm anxious to get this one in the air and have a pristine model for a while....
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:54 PM
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Dynam Peaks Breitling

Thanks for the all the positive comments about my Dynam Peaks Breitling biplane. I was so excited to share my photos. To answer a few questions, I made the decals using Photoshop and Avery clear labels for laser printers. The labels work better with dark letters on very light colors since the labels arenít perfectly clear. The cowl was painted on. I masked and used my airbrush to paint on the yellow. It is an awesome plane for the price. Thanks again for your comments! If you have any other questions, just ask!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:10 AM
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What color yellow did you use, Tex? Plane looks great.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 09:37 AM
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Prop adaptor that came on mine on mine was fine I did drill out a APC 12x8 prop to 8 MM. the back of prop actually has an 8mm pilot already cast in hub.
Tim
Is the motor shaft then correctly stated as 5 mm? That number seemed a little thick to me.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 09:49 AM
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Thanks for the all the positive comments about my Dynam Peaks Breitling biplane. I was so excited to share my photos. To answer a few questions, I made the decals using Photoshop and Avery clear labels for laser printers. The labels work better with dark letters on very light colors since the labels aren’t perfectly clear. The cowl was painted on. I masked and used my airbrush to paint on the yellow. It is an awesome plane for the price. Thanks again for your comments! If you have any other questions, just ask!
I have the same labels. I just printed the color on the background of the label too. I use them for my Slow Stick, which my flying buddies like to do "combat". (New for me)
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 01:43 PM
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Is the motor shaft then correctly stated as 5 mm? That number seemed a little thick to me.
5mm motor shaft and I believe a 8mm prop hole
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 07:25 PM
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Couple more nice flights with fantastic fall weather this evening.
Flew a bit over 5 minutes, charging battery now to see how much I used.
I used a bit over 1/2 throttle, wonderfully smooth and still goes straight up with nice verticle rolls even at half power!
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 08:03 PM
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What color yellow did you use, Tex? Plane looks great.
I used Tamiya Flat Yellow (XF-3). I had to lighten it up with Tamiya flat white because it appeared darker with the black cowling beneath. It doesn't quite match. It needs to be a bit brighter, but it'll do.
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Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Thanks. I'm thinking about replacing the elevator with something straighter and need something close colorwise.
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Well, finally got the kit together....was a little miffed at Nitro....the kit came without the fake radial motor in the cowl...and also did not have the plastic inserts where the tail servos screw in.

I contacted Nitro and after several e mails was told the Radial facade does not come with the kit.....well the website says "everything but the electronics" They need to better explain the products on their website.....and "shame on Dynam" I used the Motor facade from my other bipe, but it ticks me off.

Used two coats of brushed on water based poly semi gloss. Also did the painted canopy....like the look and got rid of the pilot.....since he did a pretty "crappy" job of flying the other one. !
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Shiny!!
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Old Oct 19, 2012, 06:33 PM
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Shiny!!
Hope I can KEEP it that way
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