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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:53 PM
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has anyone figured out a w ay to remove the decals without harming the EPO skin?
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 05:55 PM
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vonJaerschky,
I am going to do N900KA too! Except in her earlier special livery "clothing!"
~Cheers to my neighbors up north!!

Neil
How cool is that!? I thought about that colour scheme, but it was a bit more than I wanted to tackle right now. Maybe we can get some free rides from Kenmore.

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has anyone figured out a w ay to remove the decals without harming the EPO skin?
I did some damage when I peeled mine back. I was going to try and heat the decals with a hair dryer and see if that helped, but I rushed and regret it. It's not too bad though, after a little priming and painting.


Funny thing just happened. I was re-installing the dummy radial. Of course knowing that a radial engine is mounted with the cylinder at the top positioned so that it is vertical results in the two bottom most cylinders being at a slight angle thereby helping to prevent plug fouling and hydraulic lock, I positioned the motor with one cylinder up top and noticed that the lower most cylinder was also vertical. Wait a minute, that's impossible unless.........ARRRRRGHHHH An 8 cylinder Pratt & Whitney Wasp?! I mean, I'm not planning on entering Top Gun with this model, but come on! I think I may have to get a proper 9 cylinder Wasp from Parkflyer Plastics. The 3.5" one should fit nicely.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:22 PM
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How cool is that!? I thought about that colour scheme, but it was a bit more than I wanted to tackle right now. Maybe we can get some free rides from Kenmore.


I did some damage when I peeled mine back. I was going to try and heat the decals with a hair dryer and see if that helped, but I rushed and regret it. It's not too bad though, after a little priming and painting.


Funny thing just happened. I was re-installing the dummy radial. Of course knowing that a radial engine is mounted with the cylinder at the top positioned so that it is vertical results in the two bottom most cylinders being at a slight angle thereby helping to prevent plug fouling and hydraulic lock, I positioned the motor with one cylinder up top and noticed that the lower most cylinder was also vertical. Wait a minute, that's impossible unless.........ARRRRRGHHHH An 8 cylinder Pratt & Whitney Wasp?! I mean, I'm not planning on entering Top Gun with this model, but come on! I think I may have to get a proper 9 cylinder Wasp from Parkflyer Plastics. The 3.5" one should fit nicely.
Yup I wanted to cry when I took it out to paint and also notice 8 cyl
Disapointing to go so far and messup the radial
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:32 PM
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Seems so out of character with the rest of the model, with which they obviously spent quite a bit of time and effort to get "right". Anyway, Parkflyer Plastics to the rescue.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 06:34 PM
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Seems so out of character with the rest of the model, with which they obviously spent quite a bit of time and effort to get "right". Anyway, Parkflyer Plastics to the rescue.
Thank you looking at this now and most likely order too.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:24 PM
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I'm just going to hack one of my cylinders off. Lol.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:26 PM
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I'm just going to hack one of my cylinders off. Lol.
I just made the order for the 2 types the radial complete and the radial front.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:29 PM
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Just picked up mine today and after trying different servos I settled on a HS45 to replace the flap servo (bolted right in) and I now get more flap travel! I had to replace the elevator servo when I tried to reposition the linkage and bent the stock servo horn. I had an HS 55 laying around so that went in instead.
No other problems found and she balance perfect with a Venom 2100 in her.

Anyone looking for a spare set of floats? I don't do that water thing so I might as well sell them, Pm if interested.

Maiden tomorrow!
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:32 PM
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Prop Adapter For Flyzone Beaver

Fellows, just completed my Flyzone Beaver and all surfaces work fine. When
trying to put on the prop adapter, will not slide on motor shaft, even if I try
to tap it on. I think the prop adapter is too small for the shaft.

What would be an appropriate prop adapter for the Beaver?

appreciate any help,

LNLP
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:34 PM
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I knew I would find something else to add on mine
So I made the aileron mass balance
The glue is drying now then I will paint it.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:35 PM
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Fellows, just completed my Flyzone Beaver and all surfaces work fine. When
trying to put on the prop adapter, will not slide on motor shaft, even if I try
to tap it on. I think the prop adapter is too small for the shaft.

What would be an appropriate prop adapter for the Beaver?

appreciate any help,

LNLP
Mine was a bit tight too so I just drilled it a bit more and its ok now.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:36 PM
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LNLP,
Check to see if the collar has tightened down over the tapered section, mine was like that. To remedy just pull the prop and spinner completely off and tap the collar against the workbench or use the handle of a screwdriver and it should loosen up.
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:42 PM
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LNLP Mine wouldn't go on either till I tapped on the inner part that is closest to the motor and drove it back a little letting it spread apart. Then it fit right on and tightened properly. You have to take the nut off or at least loosen it to do this.Use a brass hammer or wooden handle so you don't ding up the collet. Tom
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:45 PM
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LNLP Mine wouldn't go on either till I tapped on the inner part that is closest to the motor and drove it back a little letting it spread apart. Then it fit right on and tightened properly. You have to take the nut off or at least loosen it to do this.Use a brass hammer or wooden handle so you don't ding up the collet. Tom
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Exactly what I had to do!
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Old Oct 16, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Mine was a bit tight too so I just drilled it a bit more and its ok now.
Here is an awesome trick.

Heat up the prop adapter. I use a mini torch. This causes the adapter to expand and slip on. Use some gloves!
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