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Old Sep 30, 2006, 06:58 AM
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Looks you're getting close to maiden

I want to hear about easy takeoffs, graceful landings etc with video of course

There's been too much building and too little flying

Have a Moritz for me will 'ya

Cheers,

Peter
You're too right Peter I haven't flown for 3 weeks now and tomorrow I won't either as I want to get things going and finish both planes for next weekend.

Video as usual we'll try our best of course...no maiden without video as it wouldn't be fair for those following this thread...and specially those who have contributed activelly to it.

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 02:16 PM
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Strut covers are done and partially glued...cowl fixing blocks done too.
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 03:16 PM
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Well cowl has been fitted and man it really is tight...it's not rubbing the motor or prop by 1 or 2 milimeters.

Finally didn't use those blocks to retain the cowl in place instead I used factory marks on cowl which I had not seen

Please let me know if prop looks sort of scale what's your opinion ???

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 06:17 PM
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Well actual weight without batteries and with everything else on the plane is 3.450 gr. Batteries 1.586 gr. so total weight finished will be 5.036 gr. which is exactly 177,64 oz. or 11,10 pounds...not bad as its end weight is less than expected / predicted

So if take that previous rule I said some posts back at a minimum of 1500W divided by 5,036 kg. is roughly 297 W/Kg. woooowwww.

After all I'm happy as it could have been worse ....wing loading will be in between 33-34 oz/sq.ft. a bit heavy maybe ? but batteries are 10S4P 8000mAh. so if I find it too heavy I might look for a lighter pack.

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 06:46 PM
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Well here's me and my plane...it's really heavy and I'm starting to shake and I'm not finished yet

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Old Sep 30, 2006, 07:42 PM
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Don't Worry!!!!

Alex,

I am at the University of Central Forida (UCF) chatting on some computers in the Student Union!!! I don't have too much time....my daughter is taking salsa dance classes!

That weight is not bad at all because recall that you have flapps and a large wing area.....the use of flapps will make her float in with no problem...you will be amazed!!!

Carlos
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Old Oct 01, 2006, 12:23 PM
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No hurries Carlos won't be flying it until next weekend.

Going to use a Jones Witch switch...you can build one home or just buy it at Vampower

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Old Oct 01, 2006, 01:20 PM
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I've decided to delete this posts as I think it's not fair to those that have put the time to develop the product and it'll save you time to buy them directly.

Sorry

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Old Oct 01, 2006, 01:24 PM
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Alex,

Excuss me for my ignorance here....but, exactly what does this switch do "or" what is it's function for your model?
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Old Oct 01, 2006, 01:36 PM
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Thanks Carlos for asking

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Old Oct 01, 2006, 02:05 PM
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It's easy my friends...I first heard of it when reading a FlyRC mag article about the AT6 Texan from Hobby Lobby and on the pics I saw it then read the article and it said something about a battery switch or so...searched internet and found that VamPowerPro is selling them, I've bought some but being so expensive to get them sent to Spain for just 1 or 2 and finding the needed parts at Esprit I had to try.

This switch will cut the power of your batteries, the positive pole of this switch will cut the power from outside the bird so no need to unbolt the wings to cut power anymore...this is specially usefull when you have big packs running as a safety item and when you've got high amp capacity batteries and you don't want to use them all in one flight you land and then cut the power

Hope you get the point...so on my birds I use 2 switches one for batteries and one for the Rx pack.

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Old Oct 01, 2006, 02:32 PM
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Oh , I get it

You can put your LiPos in and when you're ready to fly (after instructing wife etc) you power it up, right ?

Think I'll give it a try next time I order from Vammy, (you really should PM him from RCG, best deal that way )

Thanks,

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Old Oct 01, 2006, 02:56 PM
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deleted aswell

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Old Oct 01, 2006, 04:44 PM
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Deleted too.

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Old Oct 01, 2006, 05:39 PM
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Alex,

Very good, great idea, thanks for posting the information and the pics. I have one question and one request.

Question:
1. What camera are you using to get those close up pictures.

Request:

Tonight, while you are giving instructions to your wife, please push and pull that switch 100 times just to make sure the epoxy holds the plastic and the connections still make contact.

Thanks

Al
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