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Old Nov 11, 2010, 02:36 PM
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The last one Officially called "Tree Hugger" now... Weighed in at 8 ounces with 1300kv BW, 800mah 2s lipo, 10a TP esc, hxt 5g servos, and 6ch 2.4g Flysky Rx...

She's still mostly in a tree since late June... Part of the wings finally broke off and blue down... Fuselage still in good shape at the moment...
That poor thing is STILL in the tree? I got one stuck about two weeks ago... and we had to shoot the limb it was on a few times before it broke off and let go of the plane.
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 03:03 PM
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Yup... Still up there... I've been by to check on it every so often... Now the retired neighbor next door keeps tabs on it for me after storms... laugh... She'll come down sometime... Fuselage is hanging on only by dental floss now...
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Old Nov 11, 2010, 08:51 PM
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People have helped me out a lot over the years... Buzz
That's right Buzz. We are all here to help you. Just relax now, Buzz. Breath deeply......remember the wonderful times up have had with your Moth..er. You love your Moth..er, right? Yes, Buzz, that warm feeling is good. We are making progress, Buzz....





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Old Nov 11, 2010, 10:13 PM
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Uhhhhh, Coo?

I went all the way to the post office to mail the struts, and I wondered why there wasn't another car at all in the parking lot. DOH! It's a holiday! What a dumb ess!

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Awe shoot man, sorry you wasted your time and gas on it.
No hurry. Save it until the next time you are going by the PO.
Thanks man.

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Old Nov 11, 2010, 10:30 PM
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Coo:

On my Moth, the stock plastic wing struts are glued/laminated to some thin 1/16" balsa stock, to provide improved "stiffness", and this arrangement has held up very well for many, many flights. A Sharpie black pen was used to color both the plastic & balsa material. FWIW.

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Old Nov 12, 2010, 02:23 AM
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Coo:

On my Moth, the stock plastic wing struts are glued/laminated to some thin 1/16" balsa stock, to provide improved "stiffness", and this arrangement has held up very well for many, many flights. A Sharpie black pen was used to color both the plastic & balsa material. FWIW.

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A very smart idea ! RD
It seems you glued a key-chain camera to the left side of fuselage.

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Old Nov 12, 2010, 10:51 AM
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That's right Buzz. We are all here to help you. Just relax now, Buzz. Breath deeply......remember the wonderful times up have had with your Moth..er. You love your Moth..er, right? Yes, Buzz, that warm feeling is good. We are making progress, Buzz....





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Oh, no! Doug's gone Freudian!!! Besides, I haven't even admitted that I have a problem.
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Old Nov 12, 2010, 10:56 AM
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Awe shoot man, sorry you wasted your time and gas on it.
No hurry. Save it until the next time you are going by the PO.
Thanks man.

Coo
LOL..... it's only 4 miles! I'll try it again. I have other stuff to ship out too.

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Old Nov 12, 2010, 11:00 AM
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Coo:

On my Moth, the stock plastic wing struts are glued/laminated to some thin 1/16" balsa stock, to provide improved "stiffness", and this arrangement has held up very well for many, many flights. A Sharpie black pen was used to color both the plastic & balsa material. FWIW.

RD
Ok, you Moth-er! If you take a brown sharpie to that orange prop, it will make it look like wood. Just color it lightly. If you don't like it, you can just use one of your other 2,000 props.
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Old Nov 12, 2010, 02:29 PM
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OK EVERYBODY, listen up!!!
thankyou !
Is anyone making the "kitty-cowls"? (one piece cowls )
I don't see the laser cut struts and cabanes on mae anymore.
didn't they once have them?
I love these little planes !! ...and Pat, I have to keep looking back at that Swiss Moth on the floats and that take-off and landing sequence !!!
Thanks
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Old Nov 12, 2010, 03:31 PM
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Final Solution, and then some

OK, Buzz. I finally figured out a workable solution for your altitude challanged Moth. Click on the link and find out.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...tos-from-space

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If you take a brown sharpie to that orange prop, it will make it look like wood. Just color it lightly.
By George, your're right!
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Old Nov 12, 2010, 04:31 PM
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OK EVERYBODY, listen up!!!
thankyou !
Is anyone making the "kitty-cowls"? (one piece cowls )
I don't see the laser cut struts and cabanes on mae anymore.
didn't they once have them?
I love these little planes !! ...and Pat, I have to keep looking back at that Swiss Moth on the floats and that take-off and landing sequence !!!
Thanks
Wes
If all else fails, you might try this;

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=482395
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 09:22 AM
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I have to tell you guys that I have a solution for the cabane struts--use the stock struts and cut strips of plastic (from the pieces of plastic that surround the struts) that are the same width as the front and rear struts. Use canopy glue (RC56 or equivalent) to glue these strips to the cabanes--use closepins to hold the doubler strips to the cabanes and let dry overnight. The result is much stronger but still flexible struts. I have tried this on the last two moths with no failures.

Wes--thanks for the comments--moths on floats are great for mud puddles! Don Srull and I had a lot of fun that morning.

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Old Nov 13, 2010, 09:37 AM
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Check this link out for all of my moths.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1335307
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 10:32 AM
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OK, Buzz. I finally figured out a workable solution for your altitude challanged Moth. Click on the link and find out.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot...tos-from-space



By George, your're right!
ROFL! That may be the only way. This balloon ride into space was done before by a kid who launched his Iphone with the video running. I wonder how they found the plane? The one with the Iphone had a GPS in the phone and that's how they found it miles away. Nice prop!

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