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Old Feb 15, 2013, 06:30 PM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Did she confiscate your Credit Card?

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Old Feb 15, 2013, 10:58 PM
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Wait is better than rushed grief!!
Went to the model airshow a couple hours up the road, great time had by me, got quite a few photos, but I will not bore averyone with them except one that I think relates to this thread, I shall load it tonight.
And you may be able to id it BJ.
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Old Feb 15, 2013, 11:58 PM
The wheels touch down FIRST??
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 08:28 AM
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Some pics of my mods...
The wing joiners are made up of layers of PW/CF/CF/PW/CF/CF/PW.Then the two outer laminates of plywood were sanded down to give the correct dimension.
The motor mount is from birch plywood at 1/4 inch and all holes hardened with CA.
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Old Feb 16, 2013, 09:20 AM
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Looks good

Did you get to maiden it?

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Old Feb 16, 2013, 07:29 PM
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I am working all weekend. I am looking at this Monday maybe.
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Old Feb 17, 2013, 07:38 AM
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Some pics of my mods...
The wing joiners are made up of layers of PW/CF/CF/PW/CF/CF/PW.Then the two outer laminates of plywood were sanded down to give the correct dimension.
The motor mount is from birch plywood at 1/4 inch and all holes hardened with CA.
Ahhhh. That's why you said you were going to use 12mm screws - because you made your firewall 1/4" thick. I was going to post that 12mm screws are too long, but I presume you were going to purchase the DuraTrax assortment I recommended and would then be able to choose the proper length screws.

Looks good and good luck!

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Old Feb 17, 2013, 09:27 AM
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I did make the purchase from Tower Hobbies and am going to use either the 10mm or 12mm screws. Thanks for the link. Going to finish her up tonite. Need to resolder some xt60 plugs onto a used ESC and other small stuff.
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:37 AM
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Hurry up and maiden the thing already!

LoL

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 05:38 PM
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Hi BJ, I thought you may be particually interested in these pics, seen your thinking of a faster hotliner!! I did not get the chance to ask what it is.
I thought you may be able to ID, or someone
Neal
PS I realize that I need practice on a plane a bit faster than the clouds fly that I learnt to fly on, sooooo I have decided ti customise my other spare clouds fly. I have cut the wings down a bit it is now 900 wing span, filed the l/e so it is not blunt and am looking for some water base something to spray on and give a smooth surface,already sanded it smooth as I can, also cut the tailplane and stab down, will probably leave the original motor for the minute but I will try a size up on prop.
The end result will be a plane that does not self rite, is a fair bit quicker. and a bit more responsive/skittish, I hope! Any thoughts on a coating??
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 07:42 PM
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If you want fast and easy and don't mind paying $18 for a rattle-can, get the White Knight acrylic spray from Bunnings.

Make sure it's the acrylic - not the solvent based stuff...

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Old Feb 18, 2013, 08:01 PM
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Thanks BJ, I will pick it up tomorrow, I better get going to work now, any ideas what hotliner the above is?
Neal
PS, that old clouds fly is looking pretty good now, ordered a more powerful more Kv, and a 6x4 prop and a new esc, new motor draws just on fourty amps on the bench, it should go good!!
She looks pretty sharp with the wings chopped down,and smaller stab and tail plane
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Old Feb 18, 2013, 10:52 PM
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Can't really pick what that is, Neal.

At first glance, it looks a bit like my Swift, but that fuze is really quite chunky...

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Old Feb 19, 2013, 09:03 AM
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BJ, I assume you are saying that in jest. How does that look like your Swift? No where near the same size, fiberglass and carbon fuse, full carbon wing.... Goes pretty darn quick too with that turbine on it.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 05:17 PM
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I will do a bit of a follow up about which plane is that, I think I know who can help me, knew I should have asked!
Neal

PS I hope I may have an answer in a day or so
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