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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:46 PM
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Nevermind, im going to just use a GWS prop....disregard this post.
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Old Jul 23, 2012, 09:49 PM
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No i still need to order the prop and music wire. Going to order the prop from headsuprc and then ask my LHS to order me the .032" diameter music wire.

EDIT: Well I just ordered the prop and i ordered some music wire from ebay since my dad doesn't want to drive me all the way to the LHS. When they come in, I should be ready for the maiden! Can't wait!
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 05:55 PM
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Hey, what was the price of the fiberglass reinforced tape that you got? I can't find it at home depot's website so im not sure if they even carry it anymore...
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Hey, what was the price of the fiberglass reinforced tape that you got? I can't find it at home depot's website so im not sure if they even carry it anymore...
I just bought some at Home Depot ( in the paint department ) , I think it was about $8 .
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:17 PM
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Ah okay thanks. I just went there and thats the one i got for $9 after tax as well. Cool!!! I just hinged my control surfaces...now to wait for my prop and music wire to arrive!
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:41 PM
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Ah okay thanks. I just went there and thats the one i got for $9 after tax as well. Cool!!! I just hinged my control surfaces...now to wait for my prop and music wire to arrive!
If for some reason the music wire takes a long time to get there , you could probably use paper clip wire .
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:42 PM
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If for some reason the music wire takes a long time to get there , you could probably use paper clip wire .
Oh okay cool thanks. But how would i do that since a paper clip is so small? Attach multiple ones?
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 08:51 PM
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Oh okay cool thanks. But how would i do that since a paper clip is so small? Attach multiple ones?
One paper clip for Z-bend and one for L-bend , carbon fiber rod ( or bamboo skewer ) in between .
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 09:09 PM
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Oh okay thanks. I remember you talking about that....sorry.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 04:21 PM
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Well i got the prop and music wire in today...will give you a pic when i get it all together!
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 05:15 PM
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well i got the prop and music wire in today...will give you a pic when i get it all together!
excellent !
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 05:22 PM
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Hey one thing...i just tested out the motor...its LOUD! Is there any way to quiet it down? I mean, its not too loud, im just worried about the people living near the school i fly at complaining.
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 05:43 PM
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Hey one thing...i just tested out the motor...its LOUD! Is there any way to quiet it down? Or maybe it would work as a puller?
Prop -in- slot is going to be a little louder than puller , but the ( BIG ) advantage is that the motor/prop are protected when landing ( or - hopefully not - crashing ) . You can even bring it in for a real nice slow landing ( a little up elevator ) with the prop spinning .
If the noise bothers you a lot you can modify the slot http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1608266
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 05:51 PM
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Thanks i will use that link. Another question..are you sure i must use the 2200mah battery? After calculating something, it seems my flight time will be 13 minutes with a 2200 and 5 minutes with an 800mah. It pulls only 10.4A. Do you think that the 2200 is necessary, or is this all dependent on CG? Also, I think i would like to use this as a puller setup...is this possible?
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Old Jul 27, 2012, 06:44 PM
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Thanks i will use that link. Another question..are you sure i must use the 2200mah battery? After calculating something, it seems my flight time will be 13 minutes with a 2200 and 5 minutes with an 800mah. It pulls only 10.4A. Do you think that the 2200 is necessary, or is this all dependent on CG?
The CG needs to be 14" from the tip of the nose straight back ( down the center line ) For that airframe to fly well . I'm sure you can achieve that with one 2200mah near the nose , or TWO 800mah all the way up to the nose . If you use the TWO 800mah batteries , plug one in to your ESC and have the other one just go along for the ride for the sake of your CG .
If you wanted to , you could buy or make a parallel harness to connect both 800mah batteries together to make the equivalent of a 1600mah , which will double your flight time . But make ABSOLUTELY SURE it's a "parallel" harness , NOT a "series" harness because a "series" harness doubles the voltage and will toast your ESC .
You can set it up as a puller , but then you risk breaking your propeller - or worse your motor ! Why not go with the prop-in-slot ( that you already have cut in to the airframe ) and protect your prop/motor ?
And don't forget to start with a little up elevator ( reflex ) .
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