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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:01 PM
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Need to replace my elevator joining bar in my 70 Slick, what would be the best material for the joiner.
You might be able to purchase Phenolic here... Phenolic is what is used in the original.

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I would use bass wood laminated with carbon fiber
I would think there would be too many torsional loads for bass wood... If you would want to use wood, I would suggest "Rock Maple", which can usually be found in good hobby shops as engine mount material...

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:07 PM
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I doubt the original is anything but soft ply and carbon fiber. Bass wood is good stuff. What ever works....
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:21 PM
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The originals are made of phenolic....(at least mine were)

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:41 PM
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My 72 has phenolic, and it is wicked stiff.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:42 PM
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My 70 is not phenolic for some reason...weird.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 07:49 PM
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My 70 is not phenolic for some reason...weird.
Did you buy it new?

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:02 PM
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Yep from the Fredricksburg warehouse during the final sale. Its a laminated wood center with carbon fiber top and bottom.

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Did you buy it new?

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:24 PM
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You might be able to purchase Phenolic here... Phenolic is what is used in the original.



I would think there would be too many torsional loads for bass wood... If you would want to use wood, I would suggest "Rock Maple", which can usually be found in good hobby shops as engine mount material...

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Steve - your buy it here went to a kit build, did you see Phenolic somewhere.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:33 PM
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The originals are made of phenolic....(at least mine were)

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The joiner on the old 70" was wood sandwiched with carbon fiber. The 71" has a phenolic joiner.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 08:36 PM
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Steve - your buy it here went to a kit build, did you see Phenolic somewhere.
Try it again..... sorry....

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:30 PM
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If precision is your concern, the 48" Super Viper is your bird. From what I've seen the 48" SV and 65" Vyper handle wind well.
All my Slicks also handle turbulence well. If you want stability along with the wild side of 3D, the 51" Slick is for you.

I try to choose my planes with future upgrades in mind. The 48" SV uses three
HS 65MG servos and one HS 85MG servo on a 4S battery. The 51" Slick uses four HS 85 MG servos.

The performance of the Vyper will likely overcome your objection to the way it looks. I'm eager to see what my yellow 48" SV can do!

"Excellence is the minimum. Perfection is the standard."

It was a tough choice, but I decided to go with the Yellow 48" Super Viper to maximize the precision, even though I wasn't fond of the fuse shape and the flat fin/rudder design. Hopefully, the those two concerns will go away after I fly it. Of course the Omega 130g is out of stock now....just like the 59" Slick, I need to learn to pull the trigger quicker down the road
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:37 PM
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The big Question of the Day! What is the best stuff to use to clean the ultra coat on my 71 slick??
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 09:50 PM
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The big Question of the Day! What is the best stuff to use to clean the ultra coat on my 71 slick??
This stuff is the same as this stuff....and both work great!! Windex also works...

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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:13 PM
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The big Question of the Day! What is the best stuff to use to clean the ultra coat on my 71 slick??

I clean mine with either 409 then warm water, then wax them.
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Old Oct 21, 2012, 10:30 PM
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ammonia free glass cleaner then some sort of spray wax
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