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Old Sep 09, 2012, 04:11 PM
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Just wanted to clarify something, are main wings held on by tape only after sliding them over the spar or is there a screw of some sort there that helps to hold them in place also.
Just taped on like $2500 molded ship...
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Old Sep 09, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Just taped on like $2500 molded ship...
This is somewhat different than what I expected but if it works in competition gliders why not in this one also.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 07:50 AM
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Can't speak to this bird, but typically the wings of the competition gliders are slid onto a joiner then the seam is taped with electrical tape or similar. The tape seals the gap and provides some holding but mostly it seals the gap. Friction is the main retainer onto the joiner.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 08:38 AM
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Does the tape full off the covering?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 08:46 AM
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I think you meant "pull off"?

Electrical tape is generally not that sticky. Enough to bond to seal the gaps, but removable without causing damage.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 09:48 AM
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Just got my Power 25 out to slide the shaft as per the instructions. Slide?!? You must be kidding. Followed the instructions and had to tap it fairly hard with a hammer.
That is my token preparation while I await this new model?
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 10:59 AM
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Does the tape full off the covering?
Generally no if you're careful & think through which direction you pull the electrical tape off

If you covered the bottom side of the wing first & then have a wrap over with the top covering & a covering seam under the wing - try & wrap the electrical tape so that when you ease it off , [a bit like taking masking tape off fresh paint, ease back parallel to itself rather than yanking it at 90 degrees], you pull across the wing cover seam going away from the seam rather than in a direction that is trying to lift the wing cover seam apart.

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Old Sep 10, 2012, 11:10 AM
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For covered wings I usually run a piece of clear packing tape from the bottom, over the root of the wing to the top covering. Then I trim it so that it creates an even area on the top and bottom where the electrical tape will attach. As you pull the electric tape off it pulls against the clear packing tape rather than the monokote or other covering material. This prevents any joiner tape from damaging the covering.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Just got my Power 25 out to slide the shaft as per the instructions. Slide?!? You must be kidding. Followed the instructions and had to tap it fairly hard with a hammer.
That is my token preparation while I await this new model?
I would use a bench vise and a deep socket to press the shaft to the other side. I use that method for drama free shaft reversing even on the tiny 250 motors. The socket supports the other end of the motor allowing the shaft to be carefully pressed out that side without bending anything.
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 11:33 AM
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Great idea Aeajr
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Old Sep 10, 2012, 06:59 PM
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Just got my Power 25 out to slide the shaft as per the instructions. Slide?!? You must be kidding. Followed the instructions and had to tap it fairly hard with a hammer.
That is my token preparation while I await this new model?
Woah. See, this worries me. I'm sure it's not that difficult to achieve, but this is the main reason I'm going to be putting an equivalent MVVS outrunner in my Mystique. Just sayin...
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Old Sep 11, 2012, 09:27 PM
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For covered wings I usually run a piece of clear packing tape from the bottom, over the root of the wing to the top covering. Then I trim it so that it creates an even area on the top and bottom where the electrical tape will attach. As you pull the electric tape off it pulls against the clear packing tape rather than the monokote or other covering material. This prevents any joiner tape from damaging the covering.
Some electrical tapes are "stickier" than others, and can leave a residue. I had one brand pull the edge up on some wing covering. Now I use Scotch brand "plastic tape" . It sticks well, and yellow color shows up on wings, but hasn't lifted any of the covering on my 2m and 3.2m Pulsars.
Here you can see it in a picture.

ps. I have had this Pulsar above 3000' AGL this summer This new Mystique looks pretty. I wonder if it replaces the discontinued Ascent BL in the HH lineup?
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 07:30 AM
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Contacted my LHS shop today to check on my pre-order. Response was ETA 4 weeks!

They receive their stock from the Australian importer, OMP.
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 09:37 AM
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A few points on this discussion. I am the one that suggested the SD3021 profile to Pete. Basically an improved Eppler 205, this profile offers several advantages for this type of model. First it offers a wide perfomance range, in short it has reasonable float, and the ability to cover ground. It also has a flat bottom so that it can be accurately assembled, and is easy to cover. These are important things when you are considering a quality mass produced ARF style product.
For those pondering this model, it has all the attributes required to be a really great flying, popular design. My suggestion is to wait and see what the folks at Horizon are bringing to market in this category. They deal in large volumes, and are not going to take a chance on a bad product. I haven't flown one yet, but it looks to be the perfect follow on for those moving up from a Radian, or laterally from a conventional winch launched sailplane. LJ
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Old Sep 12, 2012, 08:07 PM
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Contacted my LHS shop today to check on my pre-order. Response was ETA 4 weeks!

They receive their stock from the Australian importer, OMP.
Hey Grazer, where'd you end up ordering yours from again?
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