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Old Sep 09, 2012, 05:54 PM
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Got the 7 point curve done today. Man that makes all the difference in the world. Now l have to go somewhere so l can watch the video for the timer
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 05:58 PM
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I am an old rc flyer with three 3DHS planes. All gas. 70" Slick, 72" Extra and 71" Slick. My question pertains to wheel pants. I have a love hate relationship with them. They are a royal pain in the a## to maintain but look so good!

Weight is not an important consideration to me but durability is. Has anyone beefed up their wheel pants to make them more durable. If so how?

I assume they are resin based fiberglass instead of epoxy?
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 06:10 PM
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I am an old rc flyer with three 3DHS planes. All gas. 70" Slick, 72" Extra and 71" Slick. My question pertains to wheel pants. I have a love hate relationship with them. They are a royal pain in the a## to maintain but look so good!

Weight is not an important consideration to me but durability is. Has anyone beefed up their wheel pants to make them more durable. If so how?

I assume they are resin based fiberglass instead of epoxy?
A paper towel and thin ca or light fiberglass cloth and epoxy.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 06:10 PM
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I fiberglass the inside of my wheel pants and you can glass a wood block in the outer side of the pant with a hole to fit the end of the axle....very durable.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 06:17 PM
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Losi, if you can't get to watch the video the steps are listed below. It should only take a few minutes to set up.

Go to FUNCTION LIST
1. Go to STICK POS SW menu
2. Go to SPS0 and Select "THRO" to use the throttle stick as the switch
3. SYM shoulkd be set to "OFF"
5. Go to "AREA" and select "HIGH"
6. Go to "POS" and set to "L96" or whatever value you want to start the timer.
At this point you should be able to move the throttle stick and SPS0 at the top should go from "OFF" to "ON" to indicate the switch changing.

Leave STICK POS SW menu and go to TIMER menu
1. Select TIMER1 (or 2 or 3, depending on which one you want)
2. Change the next setting from INH to DOWN or STOP depending on the timer you want
3. Set the time amount after DOWN
3. Set START and STOP to "SPS0" to use the switch you just set up.

That should be it.
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 07:39 PM
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I am an old rc flyer with three 3DHS planes. All gas. 70" Slick, 72" Extra and 71" Slick. My question pertains to wheel pants. I have a love hate relationship with them. They are a royal pain in the a## to maintain but look so good!

Weight is not an important consideration to me but durability is. Has anyone beefed up their wheel pants to make them more durable. If so how?

I assume they are resin based fiberglass instead of epoxy?
I take meshed drywall tape line the inside of the wheel pants, then a thin coat of Gorilla Glue. I just run water from a faucet inside the pants wet them good then shake the water out then brush the GG glue over the meshed tape. The GG glue expands to app 1/4 inch thick and just adds a couple of grams to each pant. Haven't cracked a pant since. I also use 2mm blind nuts and bolts vs. the screws on the landing gear. Other guys at my field have used the meshed tape and epoxy they are much more durable than stock but they still crack a bit. Gorrill Glue over the mesh holds yet is flexible.Done this on my 51 -70 and 89 Slicks. You won't be dissapointed.

http://www.toolup.com/marshalltown_m...FQjZQgodjVgAUg
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 07:57 PM
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Guys,
I had to put my VR1 up for sale today. 10% off for any central florida fanatic interested.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1728769
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 08:12 PM
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Guys,
I had to put my VR1 up for sale today. 10% off for any central florida fanatic interested.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1728769
That's a good deal. I noticed you were also selling another plane too. Funding a new project maybe?
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 09:15 PM
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Yessir...jones'in for a 58" Edge, maybe, and an SV...?
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 09:23 PM
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Losi, if you can't get to watch the video the steps are listed below. It should only take a few minutes to set up.

Go to FUNCTION LIST
1. Go to STICK POS SW menu
2. Go to SPS0 and Select "THRO" to use the throttle stick as the switch
3. SYM shoulkd be set to "OFF"
5. Go to "AREA" and select "HIGH"
6. Go to "POS" and set to "L96" or whatever value you want to start the timer.
At this point you should be able to move the throttle stick and SPS0 at the top should go from "OFF" to "ON" to indicate the switch changing.

Leave STICK POS SW menu and go to TIMER menu
1. Select TIMER1 (or 2 or 3, depending on which one you want)
2. Change the next setting from INH to DOWN or STOP depending on the timer you want
3. Set the time amount after DOWN
3. Set START and STOP to "SPS0" to use the switch you just set up.

That should be it.
Wow thanks. I will give that a go in the morning
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 05:45 PM
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edit; fixed.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:08 PM
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Got the 7 point curve done today. Man that makes all the difference in the world. Now l have to go somewhere so l can watch the video for the timer
You using it on gas or electric setup?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:21 PM
Landing, HEY, I got it!!!!!
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It would be cool if Ben reads this.........

Dear Mr Fisher,

In 2010 I acquired several used 3DHS planes with the intent to learn how to fly some 3D stuff.

Fifty to sixty mishaps (with no real damage) later I realized that landing smoothly was important and focused on that task. Progress was very slow due to my schedule and this D@mn Texas wind, I finally felt I could get a plane back on the ground without ripping the gear out of it.

Yesterday the stars were aligned and I finally had real FUN with my V1 Velox!!!!!

Is this a great hobby or what????

I'm now looking forward the more flight time instead of dreading doing something stupid and having to fix more landing gear!

I couldn't have made this trip without fantastic, strong planes from 3DHS and countless answers to my dumba$$ questions.

Progress report to follow and only a few weeks away from having the b@lls to maiden the 51" Slick!

Jeff
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:47 PM
Landing, HEY, I got it!!!!!
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On another note......

I studied my DX7 settings and found my elevator end points @ 90% and dual rates @ 50% and 80%. I had the recommended throws but the plane was always straight up or straight down!!!

I removed the 3DHS long arms and used the long HS-65 arms. with this set-up I set the end points @ 140% and the dual rates @ 50% and 100%.

The plane is MUCH easier to fly smooth.

DUH! As Ben has said many times in here and elsewhere. "Use the long 3DHS arms if you NEED them for your TX."

Resolution seems to be much more important than throw!

There are a lot of newer people on here who could benefit greatly from this ooops of mine.

Jeff
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:53 PM
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