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Old Dec 28, 2011, 07:28 PM
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Ok V8... Nother ???
The steel tube to support the wings. What's the dia and length.
Any reason that you can think of why a lighter CF tube wouldn't do?
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Old Dec 28, 2011, 07:41 PM
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Just ordered mine from RC Castle!
Now to pick fan upgrades????

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Old Dec 28, 2011, 07:51 PM
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Honestly I feel the stainless steel tube (as the manual calls it) is lighter than carbon rod. So I'm sure that had something to do with it. Probably cost also. The square tube is a single piece that runs the width of the fuselage. The wing tube is circular & inserts about 4" into the side of the fuse.
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Old Dec 28, 2011, 09:31 PM
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I've never glassed before, but when u lay the cloth down and add the resin over it does the cloth become transparent so you don't have to repaint the area? Or does it stay the the cloths non transparent color.
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Old Dec 28, 2011, 10:33 PM
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it ends up a kinda greenish shade, but not transparent. you'll see the paint underneath, but you'll have to prep the glassed surface, then prime and paint it.

if you are looking to strengthen the area, without going to the extra trouble of glassing, you can use WBPU and just paint it over the area and let it dry. it's not perfect and it's not that strong, but it'll give a bit of extra protection against hangar rash. it won't be strong enough to protect against solid dings, but light dings it'll help fight against.
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Old Dec 28, 2011, 10:49 PM
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Coo deal thanks! Sounds like to much work for me. I'm currently covering the plane with poly protectant that you get from craft stores. Then will add another layer of minwax over the ducts. Think minwax is a lil tougher than craft store poly.
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 01:17 AM
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Hi and good morning everyone

@Truckin

The bigger or lets say stronger elevator Servos were on the prototype still nylon, but we wanted them to be Metal Servos, seems Freewing did listen and changed them to Metal Geared Servos.

Also pls check the following to see if they changed/improved it as well:

- The Front Support which is connected onto the nose strut, does it have any play?

- Move the Nose Steering Strut forward,backward, left and right, does it have any play?

- Check and follow on the above ^^ Step on the Main Gear as well please, does it have any play once the gear is down?

- All steps need the Retracts to be in Down Position to test.

Besides guys, remember if you may want to change Servos to others..Freewing has their new way of putting in Servos.

They are no longer glued in but rather in a servo mount and hold in place by a cover which are secured by 2 screws, left and right of the Servo's middle position.

The Servo Mounts are build to fit their own servos in there..so before you decide to get your airframe only kit without Servos, someone (for now it has to be you Trucker) has to get the dimensions such as length, width and weight of the servo mounts.

Also since those Servo Mounts are glued onto the fuselage, check them to see if they are not loose, do this on each individual servo mount and other critical "glued on" parts across the airframe.

Now for all those who decide to which Fan to get.

The Extreme Alloy Fan unit on 6S provides 2.1kg thrust on 65amps and brings with GOOD!!! Batteries almost 1400Watts, that is combined on this SU-35 2800Watts of Power.
As a reminder, my F-18 Super Hornet from Freewing is powered by an 3.7Kg Thrust 6S Power Package and draws 100amps, giving me 2300 Watts on my Hyperion 6500mah 6s pack.

So you have around +- 500 Watts of more power, 30 amps more it will draw from your battery and the total weight should be just around the same if done well.

My F-18 does 200km/h straight level flight and 220-230km/h in a dive.

Besides the SU-35 if powered by a 6300mah Battery from Desire Power is almost 200grams lighter then my Hyperion 6500mah 6s Battery Pack which powers my F-18, and so far after the Break-In in has the same Power as my Hyperion for now.

In a Comparison the SU-35 should be around 200grams heavier then my F-18 Super Hornet.

NS.
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 04:26 AM
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Sorry v8truckin,
for the many questions to you.

My last question concerns the transport in my car.

I don't want to dismantle the elevators every time.
Only both wings I will removed.

Can you tell me please the wide of the complete Tailerons?

Cheers
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 07:30 AM
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Now I see the final version has another change: They changed the colour of the plastic articulated strut going from the back of the nose gear and setting into the fuselage, from black to grey.

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Old Dec 29, 2011, 08:51 AM
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Viper

Taileron length 

76Omm give or take 5mm

NS ill get back to u when I get home.
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 09:00 AM
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Viper

Taileron length 

76Omm give or take 5mm

NS ill get back to u when I get home.
Big thanks to you and good luck by the maiden flight.

Kind Regards
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 09:09 AM
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NS,

What do you mean by 'STEP' on the Main Gear as well please, does it have any play once the gear is down?

&

- All 'STEPS' need the Retracts to be in Down Position to test.

Not sure what you mean by 'STEP/S'
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NS,

What do you mean by 'STEP' on the Main Gear as well please, does it have any play once the gear is down?

&

- All 'STEPS' need the Retracts to be in Down Position to test.

Not sure what you mean by 'STEP/S'
Darling

All those things to which I listed, starting of with a -

Meaning all of the above steps/things that need to be checked.

NS.
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 10:04 AM
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Lol think when you said STEP instead of STEPS, that threw me off. Thought you were implying STEP in a different meaning when you were refurring to the retracts. Oh what 1 letter can do, lol!
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Old Dec 29, 2011, 06:09 PM
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Here ya go NS on the servo specs

9g aileron ,TV, rudder, steering servos

22mm width
25mm height (lowest side)
12mm depth

17g digital elevator servos

27mm width
27mm hieght (lowest side)
12mm depth 

Elevator servos are slightly smaller (1mm -2mm) than my hs82mg servos in width & depth, but same height.
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