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Old Dec 26, 2012, 08:39 PM
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Paul, what do your skis weigh? I was at my local hobby shop today looking at the Dubros and they seem quite heavy to me. Not that the plane couldn't handle it but I'm a little obsessive when it comes to weight.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:08 PM
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What do you guys use to rest the plane on when installing the battery at the flying site? Any pictures? I am looking to make/buy some sort of small stand.
Thanks.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 09:46 PM
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What do you guys use to rest the plane on when installing the battery at the flying site? Any pictures? I am looking to make/buy some sort of small stand.
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I just stand mine on its nose and carefully lean it against the car.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:54 PM
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I flip it over and rest it on my knee....between the windshield and the antennas.
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Old Dec 26, 2012, 10:56 PM
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ps...kneeling on left with right knee up with plane on it. Works great for me.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:18 AM
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What do you guys use to rest the plane on when installing the battery at the flying site? Any pictures? I am looking to make/buy some sort of small stand.
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I use 2 pieces of soft foam and rest it upside down works well.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 12:23 AM
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Paul, what do your skis weigh? I was at my local hobby shop today looking at the Dubros and they seem quite heavy to me. Not that the plane couldn't handle it but I'm a little obsessive when it comes to weight.
I didn't check the weight but they are heavier then my home made and a bit heavier then my big wheels.
I can tell you that the CG is just perfect with them and I had no trim adustement to do , probably because of the lenght .
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 04:22 AM
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Indeed, the angle of the strut fittings needed a little attitude readjustment on mine.
A pair of pliers gripping each end, and a judicious twist, soon taught it the error of its ways!
Yeh that's what I did in the end. I was a little worried that the metal would have work hardened and end up tearing but with a little care it was fine.

It's sitting ready to go now but I don't know when I'll get the chance to get her airborne. I even put on the rigging wires from the floats to the wing strut. Didn't think I'd bother with them but thought I'd give them a go. They are a bit fiddly adjusting the length and tension to get them to match on all sides but look ok ish once done.

I'm glad I put some effort into getting the rx in under the front seats. It leaves the space where the rx is supposed to be free for putting the lipo in. My 2200 fits down there at an angle and with the cover on there is absolutely no room for it to move. I prefer it in this location but still have the option to fit it in the stock location.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 05:48 AM
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I hope to be able to fly in the next few days but right now we are being blasted by a snowstorm with very high winds and could leave us with a foot of snow .
So friday so far is looking good but the snow depth will decide if my Beaver on skis or the Icon A5 will be flying
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:22 AM
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I use 2 pieces of soft foam and rest it upside down works well.
When I get back to work, I know we have some large pieces of EPP foam used to pack networking gear. I will grab some and cut it into a mini stand. Thanks for the pic.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 08:26 AM
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The ESC in mine came from the factory already sealed with white silicone. Did yours not come this way?
It does seem to be coated but I didn't take it out to see more in depth
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:01 AM
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The ESC in mine came from the factory already sealed with white silicone. Did yours not come this way?
Mine came sealed with some sort of silcone too, as did the little light control unit thingy. I didn't pay much attention to how well done it was but I guess I'll find out if it ever gets wet.

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When I get back to work, I know we have some large pieces of EPP foam used to pack networking gear. I will grab some and cut it into a mini stand. Thanks for the pic.
I'm gona take my trusty old Robart model stand with me when I fly it, it came in handy when putting it together too. I'm sure a home made epp one will be just as good if not better.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 09:26 AM
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I'm gona take my trusty old Robart model stand with me when I fly it, it came in handy when putting it together too. I'm sure a home made epp one will be just as good if not better.
Aviefly, that stand looks pretty nice and simple. I am dying to get out and fly this thing. Here's a pic of the stock setup with floats. We have great weather for it right now, but I am going to visit relatives for the next few days so I have to set it aside until next year.
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Old Dec 27, 2012, 10:17 AM
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Good looking model; enjoy your family, and fly the wings off the DHC-2 next year

Just imagine the spring thaw and how much fun it'll be to put that thing in the water !
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