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Old Feb 21, 2012, 11:56 AM
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Just out of curiosity- what is being used for the carbon strip on the main spar in these current kits?

Rick
Flat carbon tow ribbon.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 04:26 PM
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Finished. 173g or 6.1 oz.

Great kit. Thanks.
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Old Feb 22, 2012, 05:00 PM
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Gregg28,

Nice! Very nice! Let us know how the maiden flight goes.

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Old Feb 23, 2012, 08:04 AM
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Finished. 173g or 6.1 oz.

Great kit. Thanks.
Well done. Anything under 6.5 oz. is what I would consider 'very light' for a Gambler. Be prepared to balast with a half ounce in 5-10 mph winds. Under 5mph your reduced weight will be awesome.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 10:55 AM
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Thanks Chris.

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Well done. Anything under 6.5 oz. is what I would consider 'very light' for a Gambler. Be prepared to balast with a half ounce in 5-10 mph winds. Under 5mph your reduced weight will be awesome.
If there are 5 to 10 mph winds, I am going sailing anyway, so I want to keep it light.

I think that one way to get a heavy plane is too much glue. CA and epoxy are great, but since they cure rather than dry they add more weight. Go sparingly on the glue. It is good for probably 1/4 oz.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 11:32 AM
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Go sparingly on the glue. It is good for probably 1/4 oz.
Or MORE if you're heavy handed. I completely agree with your assessment of glue use. Less is more.
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Old Feb 23, 2012, 02:49 PM
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Or MORE if you're heavy handed. I completely agree with your assessment of glue use. Less is more.
I'm pretty sure that's where mine picked up an extra 1/4 to 1/2 oz. I used a bottle with a wide cut to the tip, frequently causing more CA to wick out than I wanted. Lesson learned!
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 07:59 AM
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I started building lastnight, when putting in the wing hold down block in the back of the fuse
it sticks above the fuse sides by 1/16". Should I sand it flush to the sides or leave it?
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Old Feb 24, 2012, 08:33 AM
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I started building lastnight, when putting in the wing hold down block in the back of the fuse
it sticks above the fuse sides by 1/16". Should I sand it flush to the sides or leave it?
The wing needs to sit down flush on the wing saddle, so the block should be flush with the sides (if I understand what you're saying). A picture would help.

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Old Feb 24, 2012, 02:18 PM
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The block only extends up 1/32", I'll sand it flush to the saddle. I got my 400mah battery today and test fitted it and it's perfect. I cut the shrink wrap to allow the lead to lay more flat. It slides all the way up to the nose without any binding. That's going to make it much easier to balance. Sure glad I found Radical Rc
for the pack.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 08:21 AM
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Finished building, auw 6.5 oz. the only thing I did different was to run the pushrods on the outside of the boim. Used doculite to cover it and tinted it red for some color.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 08:28 AM
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mth,

Very nice and clean. I really like that color scheme. Clean as well. You're going to enjoy it!

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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:03 AM
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Sorry for the crappy pics, I'll take some better ones later.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 12:44 PM
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Looks like you might be a little cramped in your build room mth :-)
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 01:34 PM
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I actually built it on a 2' x 6' plastic table in my living room. I wish I could set something up at work. Alot more tools there.
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