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Old Jan 22, 2005, 10:19 PM
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i have a spruce stick fuse so what about something the clamps or screws on.
I have no idea!
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Old Jan 22, 2005, 10:45 PM
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I've been thinking of a better gear as well. How about cutting a strip of alumnium and bending it so it fits over the top of your sitck? One screw or bolt going through the top would hold it I think. You can also buy metal landing gear online (I tried at attach a photo - the link is
http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXFBC5&P=7).

You'd have to drill a hole in it and run an axle across or make a 90 degree bend in some wire and glue it near the bottom for the axle. I'm surprised everyone uses wire for the landing gear. Not sure if my attachment made it.


These are cool, but perhaps they are too short or too heavy?
http://www.toddsmodels.com/Wheels/landinggear.htm


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Old Jan 22, 2005, 10:48 PM
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Too nice for a slow stick!
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 12:12 AM
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boomer, what batteries are you using with that balsa products motor?
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 12:19 AM
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boomer, what batteries are you using with that balsa products motor?
thanks
I was using a 3S1P iRate 2200 for the video as I was wanting to load the plane. However my 1500 3S1P iRate would fly it just fine. Of course the 2200 at the 55% throttle used for most of the Video would fly it longer that I would be able to without getting a sore neck!
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 01:04 AM
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Where do you guys find these cool websites?

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Old Jan 23, 2005, 01:28 AM
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Check out this Pic.. It looks like the Al one 4rm tower..
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 10:23 AM
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I was racking my brain for this for a while also.

I bought an off the shelf aluminium LG designed for electrics, but couldn't figure a way of connecting it to the plane. I went through a number of methods but the best by far was just using another piece of aluminium, drilling two holes on the LG, two holes on the new piece of aluminium and sandwiching the spruce in between. Two #4 bolts either side snug up to the stick.

Picture can show better. This didn't work well on the stock SS because every landing caused the aluminium to bend...

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Old Jan 23, 2005, 11:29 AM
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Where are you guys getting your spruce sticks? Or are you cutting your own? What is the benifit?

Thanks
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 11:31 AM
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I get mine from my local hobby shop. Lowes and Home Depot didn't have any when I last looked.
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 01:03 PM
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Spruce.... well they are heavier than the stock aluminum and they splinter and shatter on impact instead of bending!
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 01:11 PM
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Maybe on a very hard landing. If you have a small ding with the aluminium (I have had many) then it has no give and creases. The spruce has a little give in it.

I have had more luck with the spruce (now I can fly) than with the aluminium...
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 03:44 PM
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Spruce.... well they are heavier than the stock aluminum and they splinter and shatter on impact instead of bending!
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Boomer, I kinked my aluminum fuse and broke it when I tried to straiten it. What do you think about the balsa inside the alum trick?

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Old Jan 23, 2005, 04:16 PM
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Boomer, I kinked my aluminum fuse and broke it when I tried to straiten it. What do you think about the balsa inside the alum trick?

Flatty
I run the fuse end of my thrust mod stick back to just past the front wing mount and epoxy in place. Haven't had a kinking problem since!
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Old Jan 23, 2005, 07:12 PM
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I used to have a weight problem (on the plane) with the stock motor when I had a (not balsa) 3/8 dowel inside it.

I guess now with the HiMax motor I can go back to the aluminium rod with dowel. Still, flew the plane today with a 2025-4266, 8cell NiCd and 12x8 prop and it was great. Cruising at half throttle, take off in a couple of feet with a 45deg climb! A 2S LiPo didn't seem to have enough Oomph for me so I went back to the old and trusty packs.

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