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Old Mar 04, 2013, 10:29 PM
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I'd get some of the metal heating duct tape, tape the rods to a concrete floor so they are forced into straightness and run the heatgun slowly from one end to the other relieving the stresses. Consider using a meat thermometer to judge the distance and speed of the heatgun to get about 325 F. let it cool... you might just have them straight. Good luck.
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Old Mar 04, 2013, 10:33 PM
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I don't think so.
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Old Mar 06, 2013, 03:38 PM
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 01:07 PM
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Well. I have been busy. Lots of stuff you have seen before so I didn't
bother with pictures.

A little more sanding and inspection and it will be ready for covering.
I will get a lot of help with that. I did almost all the building, got help
with the installation of the servos and motor and stuff like that. We
used the metal rods in housings to reduce the tail weight. About
half the weight of the hardwood rods with the kit. And it was just
easier to do.

It will be able to fly as a 3, 4, or 5 channel plane.



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Old Mar 08, 2013, 02:48 PM
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Proudly done. Nice looking plane.
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Old Mar 08, 2013, 09:36 PM
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Well done!
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 08:42 PM
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As I restore the Eagle I, can I trouble you for some photos of your build?

If so, would you remove the wing, open the hatch behind the motor and take a few photos that show the open bay from the motor to the trailing edge of the wing?

This will let me see your engine/servo installation and the routing of components.

I would be grateful.

David.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 09:15 PM
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As I restore the Eagle I, can I trouble you for some photos of your build?

If so, would you remove the wing, open the hatch behind the motor and take a few photos that show the open bay from the motor to the trailing edge of the wing?

This will let me see your engine/servo installation and the routing of components.

I would be grateful.

David.
Sure, the plane is on blocks all level now getting the tail
parts put on. As soon as I can get it done I will do some
pictures. Not sure just where the battery will end up for
the CoG yet. The ESC is on the right under the hatch
to the front.
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Old Mar 09, 2013, 11:42 PM
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I said I built over 300 Eagles. I flew only one. It was the first one I built. All the rest were for others.
The one I flew was an original Eagle 63 with an MRC F710 radio on 27mhz (I don't recall the frequency--it was long ago) and an OS40 for power. Red and white Monokote covering with black striping was used for finishing.
I flew it for a couple of years then sold it.

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Old Mar 10, 2013, 12:27 AM
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Brad tells about when his one channel plane had tubes in the radio.
What's a tube?? Must be important??

Made a mock up white strip, didn't like it. May just put the white
"Eagle 2" on the side. The wing will be white with a red strip on
the bottom on one side.



Messy table! Got to do some cleaning before I start on the wing.

There are supposed to be some little triangle pieces on each side
of the fin, but they seem to be missing? I was real careful about only
getting the parts I needed at the time and leaving everything else in
the box, so I don't think I misplaced them. Going to do a good clean
up on the big table before starting the wing and hope I find them.
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 12:30 AM
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Looks rather clean compared to the mess all over my work bench, and floor, and walls, etc

Your build is looking very nice. Nice and clean, everything looks square. Good work!
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 01:30 AM
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As I restore the Eagle I, can I trouble you for some photos of your build?

If so, would you remove the wing, open the hatch behind the motor and take a few photos that show the open bay from the motor to the trailing edge of the wing?

This will let me see your engine/servo installation and the routing of components.

I would be grateful.

David.
ESC to the left of the battery in the pic, rec in front of the
servos, the rec battery is subject to change depending on
the CoG.

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Old Mar 10, 2013, 06:44 AM
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Kimber,
That is perfect! Thanks. You've saved me three times.

I was wondering if I'd have to modify the bulkhead at the wing leading edge for a battery pass-through. The old, gas-powered Eagle has a almost solid bulkhead.

I see you are using a RX battery pack. Everything I've built up to now has not justified the use of one; and, I had not been thinking in those terms.

With all of the battery mass and motor ahead of the receiver, that might mask reception when approaching the TX head-on, I think I might use my receiver that has the 2nd satellite receiver, putting the satellite up behind the trailing edge.

Many thanks,
David
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Old Mar 10, 2013, 07:18 AM
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Could I make a sugestion please Kimber?

Add some bracing around those dowels? Hate to see them get ripped out. One inch square tirangle of ply, epoxied in will allow enough strength for it.

Just an idea and observation..........
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