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Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:27 PM
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At the moment, without any Electronics, the Sbach airframe is NOT that much lighter than the RTF 44" Slick(minus battery). Im trying to imagine the weight this Planker will carry with all the guts intalled and 2200 3s Lipo. Looking foward to being able to still fly when it may be too windy for the 32"s and 44"s.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 12:38 PM
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At the moment, without any Electronics, the Sbach airframe is NOT that much lighter than the RTF 44" Slick(minus battery). Im trying to imagine the weight this Planker will carry with all the guts intalled and 2200 3s Lipo. Looking foward to being able to still fly when it may be too windy for the 32"s and 44"s.
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oh yea.... very curious about the weight, specs are calling for AUW of 20 to 24 oz
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 03:18 PM
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At the moment, without any Electronics, the Sbach airframe is NOT that much lighter than the RTF 44" Slick(minus battery). Im trying to imagine the weight this Planker will carry with all the guts intalled and 2200 3s Lipo. Looking foward to being able to still fly when it may be too windy for the 32"s and 44"s.
Well, you did use THREE tubes of Welders so far...

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oh yea.... very curious about the weight, specs are calling for AUW of 20 to 24 oz.
I figure mine should be at or North of 24oz since my Telink SU-29 came in at 30oz RTF.

I'll be using the same Haiyin 3S 35C 2100's from my SU-29.

JC

ps - Woo Hoo, can't wait to get hom from work... UPS tracking shows: Delivered On: Tuesday, 07/24/2012 at 2:15 P.M.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 06:22 PM
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I allready have one and im still drooling over this thread.
I liked that the landing gear was included with this kit. Too bad i bought a set of gears before i realised that.

Whats your thoughts on the wooden motor mount?
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 06:50 PM
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I allready have one and im still drooling over this thread.
I liked that the landing gear was included with this kit. Too bad i bought a set of gears before i realised that.

Whats your thoughts on the wooden motor mount?
Me too - I am just sitting here looking at it like a kid on Christmas morning.

LOL on the landing gear. But hey, nothing wrong with spare parts - especially landing gear.

I like the motor mount for two reasons: 1) it's thick (thickest I have seen in a kit like this) and 2) the motor's X-mount fits the pre-drilled holes.

JC

ps - For those that have not noticed... Twisted now has 11x5.5E and 12x6E props listed on the site.

pps - The 1100kv motors are "In-stock"
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 06:56 PM
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Ok guys. I'm nearing about the half way point in my build. It going together very nicely. Everything seems very straight and true without much effort. i've found this to be a very good sign when working with a newly released plane.

I have posted the build pics of what i have done so far. I did not anticipate using as much Welders as I am. I have used almost 2 tubes and will probably use 1 more.

I'm going to try and finish the build and post the pics tomorrow.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 07:18 PM
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Ok guys. I'm nearing about the half way point in my build. It going together very nicely. Everything seems very straight and true without much effort. i've found this to be a very good sign when working with a newly released plane.

I have posted the build pics of what i have done so far. I did not anticipate using as much Welders as I am. I have used almost 2 tubes and will probably use 1 more.

I'm going to try and finish the build and post the pics tomorrow.
Nice job!

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Ok guys. I'm nearing about the half way point in my build. It going together very nicely. Everything seems very straight and true without much effort. i've found this to be a very good sign when working with a newly released plane.

I have posted the build pics of what i have done so far. I did not anticipate using as much Welders as I am. I have used almost 2 tubes and will probably use 1 more.

I'm going to try and finish the build and post the pics tomorrow.
Yeah. And then some video!!!!!
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 08:56 PM
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Shawn,
Very good job on the build pics, Everything is very clear and understandable. Great Job!!!! I wasnt going to say anything but maybe you should shave your arms.
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:39 PM
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Shawn,
Very good job on the build pics, Everything is very clear and understandable. Great Job!!!! I wasnt going to say anything but maybe you should shave your arms.
I just shaved them this morning
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:43 PM
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Nice job!

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what JC said +1... looks really nice Gravity!!
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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:56 PM
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Build Tip --- Gluing Carbon Fiber

Here's a building tip for guys who have not glued carbon fiber before:

Sand your carbon fiber strips, rods and tubes before you glue them.

This removes any remnants of the mold release agents and gives the CF some porosity and tooth for the glue to soak in and/or adhere to.

If you've glued carbon fiber before and noticed that the glue tends to bead up like a freshly washed car, you know why I recommend sanding the CF before gluing.

So give it a light sanding and wipe it off with a towel to remove the dust. Then glue as ususal.

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Old Jul 24, 2012, 09:56 PM
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I am now into my 4th tube of welders. So glad I HomeDepot was well stocked for me.

One other thing to take note of is that we needs to cut out servo slots. A litttle different to the TH and Telnick planes that I worked on. Kinda hoping I can get away with atleast the Elevator servo more twards the tail to help compensate for a heavier battery like a 2200 3s.
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Old Jul 25, 2012, 01:02 AM
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Shawn, I wasnt going to say anything but maybe you should shave your arms.
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I just shaved them this morning
LMAO That appealed to my sense of humour, cheers guys

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Here's a building tip for guys who have not glued carbon fiber before:

Sand your carbon fiber strips, rods and tubes before you glue them.

JC
This is true and makes the world off difference but to add to that be very careful of carbon dust, not nice stuff.
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