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Old Mar 02, 2012, 02:04 AM
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Alright Antionette it is then. I won't make any dibs on the Swallow/Scooter. Let it go to anyone else that expresses an interest.
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Old Mar 06, 2012, 02:51 AM
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Nothing really to add on the model front. Have just come back from a long weekend away with the family.

My order from Hobbyking has arrived and of course Peter is right that the chosen motor isn't going to work out for the Rex racer. Back to the drawing board on that one.

On the plus side found myself being given the opportunity to get 1.5 hours flight training in this.....
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 03:49 AM
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Something beginning to resemble an aeroplane.

Next job mount the servos and prepare for the control runs.
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Old Mar 08, 2012, 05:46 AM
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Looking great mate, what's with the control line plan in the background, that stuff is no good for you, makes you dizzy and then fall down sober, never a good look bud!

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Old Mar 08, 2012, 06:05 AM
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That looks rather nice. Is it just an effect of the photo, or is it a bit light on dihedral? I make it there should be around 3/4" under each extreme tip, but can't remember if I sent you the drawings with the revised F2A or the older one with the incorrect F2A - it didn't reach the spar slot and required a bit of packing.

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Old Mar 08, 2012, 10:57 PM
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Thanks Craig, I think it will turn out OK.
The control line plan is explained here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1569254
Not that it will be finished in time to take part officially in Funbuild 5. The plan on the wall is to the original 35" span and is just there for reference, inspiration and decoration!

Pete - just suffering a little bit of droop. Don't quote me on that! We'll get the dihedral sorted don't worry.

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Old Mar 09, 2012, 03:58 AM
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Phew, that's a relief. I had horrible visions of them being firmly glued in place. Just checking my files, I can see that I've modified the plans, but the pdf files are still the older version.

However, knowing how you research you models, no doubt you saw comments about this in the other thread.

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Old Mar 09, 2012, 11:30 PM
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I realised if I installed the servos at this stage I would severely limit my access when it came to sew on the undercarriage. I want to paint the forward fuselage before I mount the undercarriage. So changed tack slightly.

Soldered up my connectors (2mm bullets) for the motor, ESC and battery. Spaced out the motor mount appropriate to the chosen motor. Needed 5/8th balsa packing. Note to self: Try harder to track down the motor shown on the plan! The kit supplied motor mount was bevelled as indicated on the plan to introduce down and side thrust and all checked for fit. Have made some attempt at representing the Gnome rotary. Very "cartoon scale" but better than nothing I suppose. I think I've still got room in the cowl for the ESC at this time.

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Old Mar 09, 2012, 11:45 PM
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looks good mate.
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 03:59 AM
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Peter - what is your opinion on this for the Rex?
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...tor_100w_.html

I did find the XT but at 2.5 times the price!
http://www.hobbypartz.com/30brmo13rpm.html

Your thoughts sought please.

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Old Mar 13, 2012, 04:05 AM
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Of course a different suggestion with link to same would also be appreciated!
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Old Mar 13, 2012, 08:07 AM
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That looks fine. Overkill on power and a little heavier than the XT but the weight won't go amiss in the Rex and throttle control takes care of the extra power.
Yes, the XT is a bit costly, but that's what I had to hand when I drew up these plans - and is what's in my 'motors' file.

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Old Mar 15, 2012, 09:24 PM
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A little more.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:30 AM
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Managed to lay down some paint on the forward fuselage today. Tamiya Acrylic - semi gloss black.
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Old Mar 16, 2012, 02:37 AM
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And assembled in the late afternoon....
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