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Old Jan 17, 2013, 01:47 PM
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^^^ This is where I picked it up.

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Nice! You got me the info I needed when I needed it, and I got to figure out how to RTFM before anyone told me to.

It's getting close enough now that I can taste it. I now “know" I can get there from here. I think I'll wait for the second or third build though to go for looks, and just go with anything I can cobble together now that is reasonably balanced with mechanical integrity. They all look good when they fly right.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:56 PM
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Hello syzygyQ
I go length wise Te to LE try to over lap 1/8 inch. For me I stick tape to table maybe 4 to 6 inches before wing and run across *hard to see clear next to white foam* then use credit card to lay it down. I trim the beginning after 3 or 4 layers. I also find it works better to just have the role of tape without the cutter on it. I just use a sharp blade to cut tape. I hope this made some sense.
I think we all get a couple of wrinkles before done. Just do your best.
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Old Jan 17, 2013, 10:58 PM
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( I trim the beginning after 3 or 4 layers.) Not on top but tape side by side up the wing.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:00 AM
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oh my goodness! i never even considered that someone might be using a tape roller!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 12:32 AM
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Been sick... Pancreatitis followed by the Flu... Here is my latest i'm building. Figured I would show some pics prior to closing her up.

Plane is an Armin Simitar Clone. Something about the shape and look of those planes that really attracts me. Hopefully she will fly well.

Note the landing gear is that carbon set from ebay for $1.79. Its back in stock and I picked up a few more sets as its great for Armin planes. Also you can see how I make my Epp mono block motor mount.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:30 AM
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Love it! I gotta repair the fuse on mine.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:43 AM
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Been sick... Pancreatitis followed by the Flu... Here is my latest i'm building. Figured I would show some pics prior to closing her up.

Plane is an Armin Simitar Clone. Something about the shape and look of those planes that really attracts me. Hopefully she will fly well.

Note the landing gear is that carbon set from ebay for $1.79. Its back in stock and I picked up a few more sets as its great for Armin planes. Also you can see how I make my Epp mono block motor mount.

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Looks great!

I hope that square dowel which holds the tail is strong enough. I've had a similar setup on one of my planes and it would snap on rough landings... At one point I got lazy , and instead of replacing it , I'd just tape it up nicely before each flight
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Here's how I've been making my motor mounts lately. The tabs fold over the outside of the fuselage and are secured with tape. This has worked much better than cutting a wood mount and gluing it inside the fuse butted up against extra layers of foam.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 10:24 AM
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Been sick... Pancreatitis followed by the Flu... Here is my latest i'm building. Figured I would show some pics prior to closing her up.

Plane is an Armin Simitar Clone. Something about the shape and look of those planes that really attracts me. Hopefully she will fly well.

Note the landing gear is that carbon set from ebay for $1.79. Its back in stock and I picked up a few more sets as its great for Armin planes. Also you can see how I make my Epp mono block motor mount.

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Do you have a link for that gear? I can't find it on ebay.
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:21 PM
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Do you have a link for that gear? I can't find it on ebay.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Thunder-...item43b78bf4b7

Pick up some cheap wheels from HK and your set.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:22 PM
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*hard to see clear next to white foam* then use credit card to lay it down.
I know what you mean. Hovering the tape just at that edge. Good one...

Thanks!
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Old Jan 18, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Looks great!

I hope that square dowel which holds the tail is strong enough. I've had a similar setup on one of my planes and it would snap on rough landings... At one point I got lazy , and instead of replacing it , I'd just tape it up nicely before each flight
Tail has me worried too... Guess we will see how it holds up. I may try 2 rods if one is not enough.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 03:49 PM
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Tail has me worried too... Guess we will see how it holds up. I may try 2 rods if one is not enough.

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I hope it flies as great as it looks and you wont ever have to test that

Looks like you made a standard armin wing and the swept part is just a flat layer of foam added later on, is that correct?
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I hope it flies as great as it looks and you wont ever have to test that

Looks like you made a standard armin wing and the swept part is just a flat layer of foam added later on, is that correct?
The wings are one piece of DT cut in half. That gives you 2 pieces that are 20x15. Each piece is then a wing. The fold is at the 6" mark. After the fold over you end up with 3 inches of flat in the back. Trim it till you get a 6 inches at the tip and 9 at the root. 2 wings and you have a 40 inch wing span.

18 x 1/2" wooden flat piece holds the wings together and crosses over the fuse. Small left over carbon rod for the front of the fuse and a square wood rod for the tail.

Real simple build. Crank one out in an evening or 2.

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 04:56 PM
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Here's how I've been making my motor mounts lately. The tabs fold over the outside of the fuselage and are secured with tape. This has worked much better than cutting a wood mount and gluing it inside the fuse butted up against extra layers of foam.
Thats actually a good idea... I'm going to keep my eyes open for some larger plastic stock so I can try it with bigger tabs and size it so it goes inside the tube.

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