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Old May 02, 2012, 03:52 AM
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he did'nt get to fly ? where his F-86 ? the T conversion looks good .ck my F-20 Thread ..you need to put a turbine in one of these when i get it done
I didn't fix it for him. Too busy get the F-4 ready and I let him fly my Habu.
But I landed too close to edge of the run the weed caught me.
That why he upset without any planes to fly on sunday.
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Old May 02, 2012, 06:20 AM
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Well mine is ready.

The couple of problems I ran into were.

1. Those stupid four bolts for the main wings. Geezzzzzz! Took forever. I barely got them in. I didn't use loc-tite though. I thought that's one place not to use it so you can take the wings off for transport. Hummm?

If you have to use loc-tite there then you might has well just glue the wings on.

2. The front opening for the gear is slightly off. Or the retract is. I had to cut a small notch so the wheel collar would clear.

3. I did cut a notch out for the rudder control rod. I don't see a problem with it. The tail cone is glued over the notch.

4. One wing, no matter how tight the two bolts. Was loose lateraly just a hair to see a gap when pushed forward & back. To fix it I wrapped the front & rear dowls with some of the clear tape that came with the kit. Now it's tight.

I think that's all.

Servos used: HS 85mg for all but the Elevator. There I used a HS-225mg. It's close to the recomended specs. It's 67 oz./in. Torque at 6v. I have my BEC Pro set to 6v.

If anyone really thinks it's not up to par, tell me.

100a CC Ice, CC BEC Pro wire to main battery.

AUW with a HP 3s x 2 5000mah 35c is 6.8lbs.

Oh, rudder & front steering are seperate.

Here's a couple of pics. Hows my Electronics bay look?
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Old May 02, 2012, 10:57 AM
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Whos nose gear is that? shulmans? The install looks ok to me
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Old May 02, 2012, 11:17 AM
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Well mine is ready.

The couple of problems I ran into were.

1. Those stupid four bolts for the main wings. Geezzzzzz! Took forever. I barely got them in. I didn't use loc-tite though. I thought that's one place not to use it so you can take the wings off for transport. Hummm?

If you have to use loc-tite there then you might has well just glue the wings on.
This thread locker is used on fasteners that need to be reused (wing bolts). I have some at home for this sort of thing.

http://www.amazon.com/Vibra-TITE-VC-.../dp/B005ETYAX0

I would not fly it without some sort of thread lock on it.

scott.
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Old May 02, 2012, 11:50 AM
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The couple of problems I ran into were.

1. Those stupid four bolts for the main wings. Geezzzzzz! Took forever. I barely got them in. I didn't use loc-tite though. I thought that's one place not to use it so you can take the wings off for transport. Hummm?

2. The front opening for the gear is slightly off. Or the retract is. I had to cut a small notch so the wheel collar would clear.

3. I did cut a notch out for the rudder control rod. I don't see a problem with it. The tail cone is glued over the notch.

Oh, rudder & front steering are seperate.
I had the same problem with my front gear rubbing one side, I bent the wire a bit, but I am going to notch it out like you did to be safe.

I also found no problem with the rudder notch issue.
1. It did not move
2. The rear cover holds it in so I don't need to glue a piece of wood. However, if I was to do another one, I would string it through and then glue after like Bwana did.

Lastly, did anyone else have an issue with the steering clevis on the front retract. The problem I'm having is with front steering. The clevis will not move freely up and down as I retract the gear. I am thinking of going with a dubro black and gold locking clevis, I did the same on my habu and its worked great. any thoughts?
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Old May 02, 2012, 11:54 AM
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Colorado:

Are you at all concerned about your antenna being that close to a carbon fiber object?

I'm not familiar with the Dx radios, but I know that Futaba says to keep the ends of the antennae 1/2" away from metal or CF objects.

CF does absorb or attenuate microwave signals- it's used as part of "stealth" mods to aircraft, etc.
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Old May 02, 2012, 01:15 PM
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Nothing goes stop me now.
Working on the turbine conversion and this what I got so far.
Remove the front former to fit a pair of 10 oz each side fuel tank and it is right on the CG.
I be using 4oz airtrap tank in the front of the ducting. So all the fuel be right on the C.G.
Making new former to mount the turbine and bifurcated pipe.
The bifurcated pipe be done tomorrow night.
Go Tam Go!! The EDF Mad Scientist!!
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Old May 02, 2012, 01:33 PM
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Go Tam Go!! The EDF Mad Scientist!!
Turbine Conversion King....Lew
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Old May 02, 2012, 03:14 PM
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that battery looks suspect. is it puffed? ... or just looks that way in the picture. if it is stay away from it if you value your new plane.




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Well mine is ready.

The couple of problems I ran into were.

1. Those stupid four bolts for the main wings. Geezzzzzz! Took forever. I barely got them in. I didn't use loc-tite though. I thought that's one place not to use it so you can take the wings off for transport. Hummm?

If you have to use loc-tite there then you might has well just glue the wings on.

2. The front opening for the gear is slightly off. Or the retract is. I had to cut a small notch so the wheel collar would clear.

3. I did cut a notch out for the rudder control rod. I don't see a problem with it. The tail cone is glued over the notch.

4. One wing, no matter how tight the two bolts. Was loose lateraly just a hair to see a gap when pushed forward & back. To fix it I wrapped the front & rear dowls with some of the clear tape that came with the kit. Now it's tight.

I think that's all.

Servos used: HS 85mg for all but the Elevator. There I used a HS-225mg. It's close to the recomended specs. It's 67 oz./in. Torque at 6v. I have my BEC Pro set to 6v.

If anyone really thinks it's not up to par, tell me.

100a CC Ice, CC BEC Pro wire to main battery.

AUW with a HP 3s x 2 5000mah 35c is 6.8lbs.

Oh, rudder & front steering are seperate.

Here's a couple of pics. Hows my Electronics bay look?
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Old May 02, 2012, 03:22 PM
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Whos nose gear is that? shulmans? The install looks ok to me
Stock E-Flite strut
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Old May 02, 2012, 03:25 PM
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that battery looks suspect. is it puffed? ... or just looks that way in the picture. if it is stay away from it if you value your new plane.

Not a flight battery. Thanks though.

It's an old "Voltz" 45c 4500mah battery I used in my FW F-18e
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Old May 02, 2012, 03:35 PM
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Colorado:

Are you at all concerned about your antenna being that close to a carbon fiber object?

I'm not familiar with the Dx radios, but I know that Futaba says to keep the ends of the antennae 1/2" away from metal or CF objects.

CF does absorb or attenuate microwave signals- it's used as part of "stealth" mods to aircraft, etc.
I didn't think the tubing was CF. It's pretty thin & week if ya ask me. Thought/think it's FG.

I just put it where the destructs, Ahhh I mean Insrtucts put it.

Page 33 http://www.e-fliterc.com/ProdInfo/Fi...125-Manual.pdf
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Old May 02, 2012, 03:41 PM
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Lastly, did anyone else have an issue with the steering clevis on the front retract. The problem I'm having is with front steering. The clevis will not move freely up and down as I retract the gear. I am thinking of going with a dubro black and gold locking clevis, I did the same on my habu and its worked great. any thoughts?

Just the silcone tubing over the clevice caused the retract to bind/jam & stop it from retracting all the way. My retract worm gear starts slipping & screeeeeching. AHHHHH! It's like finger nails on a chalk board.
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Old May 02, 2012, 05:16 PM
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Just the silcone tubing over the clevice caused the retract to bind/jam & stop it from retracting all the way. My retract worm gear starts slipping & screeeeeching. AHHHHH! It's like finger nails on a chalk board.
Mine too, it freaked me out and I could picture having to order a new one from HH cause it blew up. I know it has the protection in it, but still freaky sound.

How did you fix the silcone tube issue? I was afraid it would pop off if I pulled it down to low on the clevis.
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Old May 02, 2012, 05:46 PM
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hey Tam did you get your turbine pipe today?
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