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Old Mar 29, 2002, 06:07 PM
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Tipsy - Want to build it right the first time

OK, I've finaly got a complete Tipsy outfit on it's way from hobby-lobby. I wondering what what tricks people have found when building this plane, and what materials you suggest having on hand when starting to build it since I want to sit down and concentrate on getting it put together right in a single evening and don't want to make a dozen runs to walmart for stuff that I forgot. Also, what exactly is in the "Accesory pack" that HL sells for the Tipsy?

Things I have already bought/purloined from work:
packing tape
strapping tape (the stuff with the nylon fibers in it)
bubble wrap (for padding around the radio gear/batt)
sticky-back velcro for securing the batt/rx

Things on my to-buy list:
Testors black foam-safe spraypaint for the canopy (hrm... wonder what it would look like in all black...)
5min epoxy (already included in the tipsy accessory kit from HL)
new soldering iron tip (thanks, epoxyflyer)

Am I missing anything?
Thanks in advance for the info!
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Old Mar 29, 2002, 06:35 PM
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Tip: Use the search function and type "Tipsy". Jürgen
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Old Mar 29, 2002, 07:32 PM
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Re: Tipsy - Want to build it right the first time

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...Things on my to-buy list:
Testors black foam-safe spraypaint for the canopy (hrm... wonder what it would look like in all black...)
FMS is fun.
I think it looks pretty good.

Jurgen: I've flipped through the enormous "Tipsy" thread, and I've read the comments about taping the wing on the bottom to reduce flex, taping the fuse to keep it fom getting eaten up when landing on rough dry grass, and motor alignment (~5deg right), and the super loose control horns. I've got an old busted up pinwheel I'm going to steal the stick from to make new control horns on my desk as I type. I was kinda fishing for anything else regarding materials people found handy, or techniques they used to make sure the tailfeathers were straight, etc since this is going to be my first model. Thanks for saying that though, I'm going through and re-reading a few of the things in there in case i missed anything.
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Old Mar 29, 2002, 07:50 PM
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It is solder and 5 min epoxy in a bag for the accessory kit
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Old Mar 29, 2002, 08:04 PM
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epoxyflyer: Thanks for the info! Yikes. That's it? for $7 and change? And I've already got plenty of solder. Oh well, it was a package deal.

/me adds new soldering iron tip to his "to-buy" list
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@djv: In case you paint the whole Tipsy black - ensure she doesn't stay in the sun for too long. Jürgen
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Old Mar 30, 2002, 10:43 AM
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@djv: In case you paint the whole Tipsy black - ensure she doesn't stay in the sun for too long. Jürgen
Hrm... gooey Tipsy.
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