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Old Oct 25, 2012, 11:17 AM
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I have seen guys make saftey switches out of deans plugs and there is a compnay that does make a safety plug but i lost their link. I remember when they had a switch on the esc's and thought they got rid of them because of cost . I just roll the dice and make sure everything is at low before i plug stuff in but i should start using plugs for safety. I set up my planes with the props off now after i had one take off in my living room last year and hit my older transmitter and cut one stick shorter than the other,plus i had to clean my shorts out . lmao joe
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Joe, you are making me laugh again. And yes electrics are dangerous too, not just nitro birds!

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Joined the elevator halves, and installed the hinges. Glued the assembed parts to the stabilizer. Then I tack glued tail end cap in position to sand it to final shape. Put a layer of light fiberglass and resin on the end cap since this is the easiest way to cover a compound curved part like this.

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Old Nov 05, 2012, 09:34 AM
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Time flys (also) LOL. With all the activity around home and Halloween, not to mention family and friends affected by Hurricane Sandy, not a lot of airplane stuff going on. So slowly I am working on applying the fuselage Silkspan covering and final panels and caps. SLOW is all I can say to describe it, and driving me crazy!

I have only 2 photos to show because who wants to see covering going on, LOL. First is I routed some foam out of the tail cap before gluing it into place. Then I fashoned a bottom front cover that I glued onto the fuselage, with the only treatment being the manila folder card stock and glass reinforcement because this butts up to the wing's LE when mounted.

I hope to finish the covering soon and start final assembly of the bits and pieces because it is time to move onto other projects that need completion (Walt and Dave)!

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Hard to believe this thread has more, or less died.
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Old Sep 27, 2014, 10:03 PM
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Hard to believe this thread has more, or less died.
Ha, ha. Actually I almost did in 2011. Last worked on this, or any airplane for that matter, 2 years ago.

It hasn't been easy or fun, but life and family does come first, even for old guys.

Got past most of that but had to put the models down for about 2 years now. I hope by Spring to be back with many of my good friends here on RCG. Hang in there because this is one build I have in protected, ready to finish in short order status.

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Old Sep 27, 2014, 10:07 PM
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Fred fantastic to see your still kicking and getting everything worked out. Your skill and personality has been missed. Good luck with everything and looking forward to your builds when you get back


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Old Sep 27, 2014, 10:15 PM
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Fred fantastic to see your still kicking and getting everything worked out. Your skill and personality has been missed. Good luck with everything and looking forward to your builds when you get back


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Thanks Chris.

I missed you as well. Hope the family is well. I feel exactly the same about you and many others here. I appreciate the boost of good will right about now. I really miss you all and will be eager to return.

I almost bought a bike last month, but that too would be silly because timing is not right!

Take care
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