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Old Jul 30, 2013, 01:50 AM
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Seagull MXS-R DLE-30

Here goes nothing,noobs first build log. Will be using all supplied hardware and will see how she holds-up. This will be my first gas build although I did purchase a 50cc yak55m I had after thoughts and am now working up to it. Have also aquired a 20cc gas motor to go into a old 60 size superchipmunk currently flying on a OS fs90. also currently flying 90 size ultimate bipe and a 40 size ugly-stick. This is my first summer back flying glow after a 20 year absence, so still working on getting my thumbs back in shape.
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 02:36 PM
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Watching this with interest!
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 10:30 PM
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Very nice. I just bought one for a 20cc DLE. It will be nice to see how your 30cc does.
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Old Aug 01, 2013, 03:42 AM
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Very nice. I just bought one for a 20cc DLE. It will be nice to see how your 30cc does.
I'm guessing mach 3-4!! .... lol
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Old Aug 03, 2013, 10:42 PM
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More build pics

Ok haven't done much, work and a couple days at flying field have been holding things up a bit. Have some photos on the 20cc / 30cc option.
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Old Aug 03, 2013, 10:52 PM
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I guess I overdid it. some text is miss in a couple photos. I wanted to mention that a 45 degree invert mount would also require cutting cowling. sorry will try to make text shorter and more to the point.
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Old Aug 04, 2013, 09:42 AM
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I'm really curious how that DLE 20 is going to fly that combo.
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Old Aug 07, 2013, 09:42 PM
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I'm really curious how that DLE 20 is going to fly that combo.
'Well' would be my thought, but I guess that time will tell.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 01:12 AM
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Seagull MXS-R DLE 30

Finally got a little more done. At this time of year just way too many other things that need to be done around the yard, and whenever I have the chance it's off to the flying field. With that said, I'm not famous for quick builds but am hopefull to have a maiden sometime on weekend or mid week coming. I work a 12 hour rotating shift so always have at least 2 weekdays off which is nice as field not so busy. Sorry for dragging this out for so long but it will get done.
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Old Aug 21, 2013, 10:31 AM
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Where did you get your carbon fiber wing tube at?
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Old Aug 22, 2013, 12:17 AM
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Where did you get your carbon fiber wing tube at?
I ordered the c/f tube from sdshobby. First time order from them, items delivered in 6 days to Canada which seemed quite amazing, all my orders from H/k take at least 3 weeks.
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Old Aug 22, 2013, 12:21 AM
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Where did you get your carbon fiber wing tube at?
I should also add that c/f tube is 39 inchs long and aluminium tube is 29 inchs long so c/f tube could make 2 for less than 30 bucks.
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 12:56 AM
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OK going to post some final pics of assembly. As I do this maiden flights have already taken place. Plane flew pretty well, was pretty breezy out as can be heard in some video. Only big move in trim was maybe half dozen clicks of down elevator. DLE-30 running 18-8 Zinger Prop this plane had huge amounts of thrust. Most power I have had to play with by far. Still seemed to want to float coming in for landings Only landing caught on video was the worst one out of about five. May post another video later after more trimming and stick time.
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 02:26 AM
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Need some help with where to post video and set up a link. Tried uploading here but it says video cannot be uploaded in this forum area?
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Old Sep 01, 2013, 03:08 AM
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Need some help with where to post video and set up a link. Tried uploading here but it says video cannot be uploaded in this forum area?
Just post on youtube and then post the link in here
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