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Old May 09, 2013, 11:21 AM
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Hey guys I actually had a quick question about the SkyWalker build. I finished the tail sectio and I want to start on the fuse today.

I want to be able to disassemble the boom from the fuse. It looks like if I glued it togather I would need to loosen 6 screws to slip the boom out (3 top 3 bottom). The holes in the fuse only allow access to the top three.

Did any of you drill more holes that line up or am I looking at all of this wrong?

I was thinking of just lightly tightening the 3 bottom screws with Locktite to keep them from slipping and when I insert/remove the boom I can just adjust the top 3 screws trough the holes.

Please let me know your suggestions or what you did.

Thanks!
Jake
We just use the top 3 screws. Works great. I think it's best to glue the boom to the tail section, then use the front for dismantling.
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Old May 11, 2013, 10:51 PM
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Jake, I just messed around with it by tightening all the screws equally until it was REALLY tight and then backing off on the 3 that you can access through the pod, and then making sure the carbon rod slips out with just those three loosened (which it did).

Of course, that's all a moot point now that my carbon rod is busted in half (thanks to my wreck; for details see my build thread). Can anyone recommend the appropriate carbon boom replacement, where to get it, and how to cut it?

Thanks,

Sam
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Old May 11, 2013, 11:00 PM
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Ill look back on the thread, Its identical to a heli that you can get it from.

I will probably do that or just drill 3 holes to have access to all of the screws, their for I never have to worry. I really just need to make my decision so I can go ahead and begin glueing it together.

Jake
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Old May 13, 2013, 04:37 AM
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"Just when I thought I was out...They pull me back in!"

BEVRC will be releasing new "NASA DROOP" style wings. check their FB...

https://www.facebook.com/#!/BEVRC?fref=ts
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Old May 13, 2013, 04:54 AM
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FYI I received my SW Carbon Rod model from fpvmodel.com and it's perfect - no wing warp or anything
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Old May 14, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Geo, great to hear. I ended up getting a new SW from FPVModel the other day with the 1880 wing. Just a few minuets ago I recieved an email from Matt at BEVRC. A few days ago I emailed them and finally put my foot down. I had enough and seeig many people get replacement wings and I was just sitting with some warped wings and a crashed airplane. He just got back to me and said they will ship some replacements to me today!

Now I will have an 1880 wing, 1900 wing and an older, twisted 1900 wing that I kind of fixed. I think ill be set for a little while. Contact the BEVRC Support, BS back and forth with Linda telling her what your problem is lol and then she will have Matt contact you.

Jake
Jake,
Thanks for the info. I need to get back on BEVRC's case about my warped wings...It's been a long time.
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Guys. Flew my Skywalker in the calm before a brewing storm today when I really shouldn't be.. Sudden gust of wind blew it out of the sky and threw my beloved Skywalker into a ditch..its carbon fibre tail snapping in half with a loud crack

I had warped wings but managed to fix them with a little bending therapy and now it flies beautifully..not really willing to give up on this fella yet. Do you guys know where I can get a replacement tail CF rod?
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Old May 15, 2013, 12:40 PM
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Guys. Flew my Skywalker in the calm before a brewing storm today when I really shouldn't be.. Sudden gust of wind blew it out of the sky and threw my beloved Skywalker into a ditch..its carbon fibre tail snapping in half with a loud crack

I had warped wings but managed to fix them with a little bending therapy and now it flies beautifully..not really willing to give up on this fella yet. Do you guys know where I can get a replacement tail CF rod?
Thats why I allways fly with an autopilot that can auto balance my plane!!
If there was a tornado It would still fly straight :-) ...
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Old May 16, 2013, 12:48 AM
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Do you guys know where I can get a replacement tail CF rod?
Can you find similar size here:
http://www.goodluckbuy.com/index.php...&y=-135&page=2
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Old May 16, 2013, 10:17 AM
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Guys. Flew my Skywalker in the calm before a brewing storm today when I really shouldn't be.. Sudden gust of wind blew it out of the sky and threw my beloved Skywalker into a ditch..its carbon fibre tail snapping in half with a loud crack

I had warped wings but managed to fix them with a little bending therapy and now it flies beautifully..not really willing to give up on this fella yet. Do you guys know where I can get a replacement tail CF rod?
You can try either of these places:

http://www.rcfoam.com/index.php?cPat...16c2d1d72ba1aa

http://goodwinds.com/

If you find the right size, it'll probably be stiffer and better quality. The OEM tail is pretty thin.
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Old May 16, 2013, 09:08 PM
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@RocketMouse @fliteevolution Wow, thanks guys!

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Thats why I allways fly with an autopilot that can auto balance my plane!!
If there was a tornado It would still fly straight :-) ...
I was flying in stabilize mode. but the gusts were too strong!
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Old May 17, 2013, 04:57 PM
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You are welcome! Just be aware - goodluckbuy.com is also called goodbyeluck for it's poor service and shipping time! Sometimes they even send wrong items...
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Old May 17, 2013, 08:29 PM
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Someone had install a RVOSD in your 2013 SW? May be we can share our set up to give us some feedback and ideas of how to install RX, OSD, batteries, etc.

Cheers!
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Old May 21, 2013, 08:08 PM
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Carbon Boom mod before glueing

Ok, I finally found some time to get back to work on my SW build. Basically I wanted to be able to break down my plane as small as possible but yet keep it very simple and strong.

Mod #3
After many long hours of thought I decided to put extra holes on the side of the fuselage to allow access for the carbon boom set screws.

I started with a very tiny drill bit and hand-drilled through the foam. I gradually increased the size until I got the the 1/4" bit. This matched the stock holes and was very easy and quick.

I then glued the halves together and tried out my mod. It is perfect.

I can insert the Boom and tail section smoothly into the fuse. I can then tighten the screws through the holes I made.

Once the boom is in, It is rock solid and feels permanent!

My next build update will be about the landing gear.
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Old May 22, 2013, 03:20 AM
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Ok, I finally found some time to get back to work on my SW build. Basically I wanted to be able to break down my plane as small as possible but yet keep it very simple and strong.

Mod #3
After many long hours of thought I decided to put extra holes on the side of the fuselage to allow access for the carbon boom set screws.

I started with a very tiny drill bit and hand-drilled through the foam. I gradually increased the size until I got the the 1/4" bit. This matched the stock holes and was very easy and quick.

I then glued the halves together and tried out my mod. It is perfect.

I can insert the Boom and tail section smoothly into the fuse. I can then tighten the screws through the holes I made.

Once the boom is in, It is rock solid and feels permanent!

My next build update will be about the landing gear.
Jake
Cool, I will be trying something like this as well when I get mine. But how does this work? Do the screws go through orange plastic first and then bite onto the carbon, or do they also go into the carbon?
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