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Old Sep 10, 2006, 02:49 AM
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I bet the extra 5 grams are the screw to lock it down in place with the small brass fitting. None the less they are pretty good servos. I have a bad run in with them the first week they were released, a few months later I picked up a DX6 (freshly stocked in a store) and left the s75s sitting on the side for 7 months. Finally about a month and a half ago I installed them into a Stevens Aero STIK and I am loving them for the most part. They are a little noiser than some other servos, but they work good now.
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 09:29 AM
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You know, I'm discovering I realy like this plane, and I'ts still a pile of parts. I don't think I'm the only one. Looking for some refrence material, I found this!


Biplano "Tiger Moth"
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 09:31 AM
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Ahem...... My TM weighs in at 11 oz and flies great with the stock motor. Sure, it only goes up to 25 ft. ..... but it does fly.
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 09:32 AM
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You know, I'm discovering I realy like this plane, and I'ts still a pile of parts. I don't think I'm the only one. Looking for some refrence material, I found this!


Biplano "Tiger Moth"
LMAO!!!!!
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 12:21 PM
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hahahhahaahahah That was great.
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 06:10 PM
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Hey all,

Two questions I'm hoping someone will answer for me:

What diameter carbor rod for pushrod use?

What paint sticks to clear cowl material?

Thanks for any advice!

Dave
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Old Sep 10, 2006, 06:21 PM
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I use pactra racing finish. It's the same paint i use for clear lexan paint bodies. stays flexible. covers great.
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 10:19 AM
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I made my maiden fly



Yeah Bugs Bunny and me maidened the Tiger Moth yesterday

We reached for the sky four times. Three times launched from the hand.
One time right from the ground (lost a wheel right after leaving the ground lol made a secure landing afterwards in high weed).
Bugs did even one looping.
The fourth times during approach a swift wind took the moth and smashed
it into the ground. Only one motor mount broken and some bent ears (Bugs is still complaining...).

Greetings

Pat from Switzerland
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Yeah Bugs Bunny and me maidened the Tiger Moth yesterday

We reached for the sky four times. Three times launched from the hand.
One time right from the ground (lost a wheel right after leaving the ground lol made a secure landing afterwards in high weed).
Bugs did even one looping.
The fourth times during approach a swift wind took the moth and smashed
it into the ground. Only one motor mount broken and some bent ears (Bugs is still complaining...).

Greetings

Pat from Switzerland
Congrats on the maiden! Bugs will learn about flying in the wind. A few carrots will probably make him feel better.
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 11:06 AM
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Hey all,

Two questions I'm hoping someone will answer for me:

What diameter carbor rod for pushrod use?

What paint sticks to clear cowl material?

Thanks for any advice!

Dave
Watson
On the Pico TMs I've used .060, .070 and .080 CF rods. IMHO the .070 rods are the best bet. The .060 will work, but will also bend a little on the push side under load, whereas the .070 stay pretty stright, even under considerable pressure. The .080s are fine, but add a couple of grams of extra weight and are a little overkill in the strength department for such a short length.

Kern
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 11:39 AM
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Yeah Bugs Bunny and me maidened the Tiger Moth yesterday

We reached for the sky four times. Three times launched from the hand.
One time right from the ground (lost a wheel right after leaving the ground lol made a secure landing afterwards in high weed).
Bugs did even one looping.
The fourth times during approach a swift wind took the moth and smashed
it into the ground. Only one motor mount broken and some bent ears (Bugs is still complaining...).

Greetings

Pat from Switzerland

Congradulations on the maiden! That last counts as a landing, not a crash. They say any landing you can "hop" away from is a good one.
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 12:16 PM
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plato,

Are you sure Bugs is on the "up and up" , and not just one of those pilots who in flight school said, "I just need to learn take-offs and flying, I don't need to learn how to land"?

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Old Sep 11, 2006, 01:44 PM
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plato,

Are you sure Bugs is on the "up and up" , and not just one of those pilots who in flight school said, "I just need to learn take-offs and flying, I don't need to learn how to land"?

Aeronca
Man, posted on 9/11 too.
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 01:59 PM
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Ah, it is the wrong heatsink. Just need to trim it some.


http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...nk#post1544212
The one I used was part number GWSG3003 from www.towerhobbies.com
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Old Sep 11, 2006, 02:03 PM
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Man, posted on 9/11 too.
Just checking to see who's on their toes Buzz. It seems we get too complacent except on this anniverary of our worst "on-our-soil" attack...

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