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Old Aug 11, 2013, 06:14 PM
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Thanks Otto, I am going to take your advice and keep it simple to start.

Here's a shot I took of my painters last night.

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Old Aug 12, 2013, 12:35 AM
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The black with white poke a dots gets my vote.
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Old Aug 16, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Gah! I can be dyslexic sometimes -- I glued the elevons to the wrong side of the legs so my breast plate slots are now angled the wrong direction. So I either have to move the elevons to the other side (lots of glued surfaces there) or fill in and re-bevel the slots.

This is my first airplane build and probably not a beginner one at that. Anyhow, I suppose fixing the slots is the way to go. Should I cut out small foam pieces and glue them in to restore the slots? Cover the slots completely with foam and cut them out from scratch? How would you guys do it?
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Old Aug 16, 2013, 05:58 PM
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Gah! I can be dyslexic sometimes -- I glued the elevons to the wrong side of the legs so my breast plate slots are now angled the wrong direction. So I either have to move the elevons to the other side (lots of glued surfaces there) or fill in and re-bevel the slots.

This is my first airplane build and probably not a beginner one at that. Anyhow, I suppose fixing the slots is the way to go. Should I cut out small foam pieces and glue them in to restore the slots? Cover the slots completely with foam and cut them out from scratch? How would you guys do it?
Bummer - I would cut out small foam pieces and glue them in to restore the slots. You can use a light weight spackle to smooth it out and then repaint those areas. Good luck with the remainder of the build.
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Old Aug 16, 2013, 06:24 PM
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Yep... just scrap fill the holes and start over !

Otto has some good pix to look thru here

Flyguy 62 Version 2 Build Log is at:
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1836963

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1578106

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1584197

Take your time and plan your moves.

Worst case ... Otto is just south of you in SD !

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Old Aug 21, 2013, 05:06 PM
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CG balance should be 1/2" in front of the shoulder blade notch, at the arrow. Add ballast to balance. Check your lateral balance to insure it is on the centerline. Total AUW is around 30 oz.
Hey guys, this CG point makes my guy very tail heavy requiring 2 2200s worth of extra weight at the head to balance. This just doesn't seem right.

FWIW, I used 3-4 coats of spraypaint (lots of paint) and 2.5 hot glue sticks to hold my golden rods down!

Attached are pics, sharpie marks the spot where I believe the CG is supposed to be. Correct me if I am wrong.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 05:21 PM
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Hey guys, this CG point makes my guy very tail heavy requiring 2 2200s worth of extra weight at the head to balance. This just doesn't seem right.

FWIW, I used 3-4 coats of spraypaint (lots of paint) and 2.5 hot glue sticks to hold my golden rods down!

Attached are pics, sharpie marks the spot where I believe the CG is supposed to be. Correct me if I am wrong.
The CG is where you have the Sharpie. The golden rods are heavy. I'd remove them and go with the wire in the build log. Buy some lead weights and add at the tip of the head until he balances correctly. He will not fly correctly unless you do.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 05:26 PM
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Thanks Otto. His feet are upside down (long story). Since he is an alien maybe I could cut them off. You think that would do it?
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Thanks Otto. His feet are upside down (long story). Since he is an alien maybe I could cut them off. You think that would do it?
Nope. Need the feet for stability. You could cut them off and glue them back on right side up though.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 10:41 PM
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I don't have time to flip the feet for aesthetics but will it adversely impact flight? If I wasn't on a deadline I would drive to San Diego so you could have a look ��
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I don't have time to flip the feet for aesthetics but will it adversely impact flight? If I wasn't on a deadline I would drive to San Diego so you could have a look ��
Don't think it will effect flight.
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Old Aug 22, 2013, 11:40 AM
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My advice is to build it just like Otto designed it. If something came out different, re-do it, you will save a lot of trouble in the long run.

I built one of his designs, and I downsized it by 20%, then i made the wings slightly longer. It flew completely different, and I had to experiment to get it corrected.

Otto has a lot of experience, there is little reason to deviate from his designs. If you must, build it his way first, then change it for an experiment.
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Old Aug 25, 2013, 08:35 AM
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Notice:

But please be patient.
My web site and e-mail are currently both DOWN since Thursday PM !
I've never had a problem like this since 2006 either.

PM me if you are in a hurry.

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Old Sep 08, 2013, 09:02 PM
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Is anybody close to the Savannah, GA area? I'll be there and intend on flying in early October.

Thanx, Otto
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Old Sep 11, 2013, 08:59 AM
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Just this quick note:

The WEB SITE and E_MAILS all seem to be Back to Normal !

Thank you all for your patience.

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