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Old Nov 14, 2006, 05:24 PM
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Nice job on the DVII econplanar. Please let us know about any CG and control adjustments. I just picked my DVII up yesterday. It really appears to be well built. I have two planes ahead of her, but I may have to change the batting order!
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 05:49 PM
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Now why would "Bruno Stachel" be interested in the D.VII? Just be sure to stay away from the D.VIII!
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Old Nov 14, 2006, 09:37 PM
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Now why would "Bruno Stachel" be interested in the D.VII? Just be sure to stay away from the D.VIII!


Is that movie still available (e.g. to be picked up at BlockBusters)?
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Old Nov 15, 2006, 12:14 AM
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You can purchase it @ Barnes and noble. Great movie. Looks like my DVII shipped today. I will install my AXI 221220. Looking forward to flying this one.
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 08:46 PM
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...Just be sure to stay away from the D.VIII!
Or all metal monoplanes.

I got my DVD copy at Barnes & Noble. My VHS copy needed a break!

Not being too experienced in choosing motors and ESC's, I just bought those recommended on the box. I'll probably control it with my Spectrum DX6.
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 08:58 PM
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Or all metal monoplanes.

I got my DVD copy at Barnes & Noble. My VHS copy needed a break!

Not being too experienced in choosing motors and ESC's, I just bought those recommended on the box. I'll probably control it with my Spectrum DX6.
Cant go wrong with the DX6
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 09:08 PM
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3x6mm screw to short



The big brown truck arrived today ! DR VII with recommended props and motor arrived. Started build tonite....GLITCH !!

I can't be the first to run into this...mebbe ?? No one has mentioned this , so let me be the first.....

pg.10 , step #4 for motor install....indicates to use the above mentioned screws to attach motor to motor mount...they are too short. It would be fine if you used only 1 of the 2 mounts that are to be glued together. HOWEVER , if like me you glued them together as the instructions indicate you are SOL unless you have longer screws...soooo......Whadyou guys do ?? Get longer screws ? Use only 1 of the mounts ? Somehow use the stock "metal" mount and wooden mounts ?
Big oversite if you ask me , easily fixed but the longer screws SHOULD be included in the kit or a note to indicate the need for longer screws . They obviously did not build per instructions....
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 10:19 PM
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The big brown truck arrived today ! DR VII with recommended props and motor arrived. Started build tonite....GLITCH !!

I can't be the first to run into this...mebbe ?? No one has mentioned this , so let me be the first.....

pg.10 , step #4 for motor install....indicates to use the above mentioned screws to attach motor to motor mount...they are too short. It would be fine if you used only 1 of the 2 mounts that are to be glued together. HOWEVER , if like me you glued them together as the instructions indicate you are SOL unless you have longer screws...soooo......Whadyou guys do ?? Get longer screws ? Use only 1 of the mounts ? Somehow use the stock "metal" mount and wooden mounts ?
Big oversite if you ask me , easily fixed but the longer screws SHOULD be included in the kit or a note to indicate the need for longer screws . They obviously did not build per instructions....
I used the same screws I had on the SE5a since I just pulled the whole power system. They fit fine and I don't recall needing to find screws outside of what came with the kit or motor. But I will pull one out and measure it.

-Jon
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 10:35 PM
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3x6 clarification...

FWIW...I did find some 3x6 socket head screws and they work. Evidently the screws I thought the instructions were referring to were the ones that came on the motor since no mention of 3x6 screws were mentioned in the "items needed section". The screws on the motor are shorter than my 3x6 socket heads , perhaps Electrifly has changed the screw dimensions ??
Done for tonite , shall carry on tomorrow !!
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Old Nov 16, 2006, 10:37 PM
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Glad it's working-I did use a 3x6 screw to mount the motor-the laminated mount is 3mm thick.

-Jon
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 12:01 AM
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Or all metal monoplanes.
Yeah, that's what I meant. Been a while since I've seen it.

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I got my DVD copy at Barnes & Noble. My VHS copy needed a break!
Got mine from Amazon.com
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 02:14 AM
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silly question

Are the hinges that come with the package any good? It took a while to convince myself that these tiny (4mm X 8mm) pieces of plastic are, indeed, the hinges.

The cuts where they go are huuuuge, I could fit all the hinges in one. I'm just concerned that they're too narrow and will pull out easily.

Thank you,

Serban
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 11:01 AM
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Are the hinges that come with the package any good? It took a while to convince myself that these tiny (4mm X 8mm) pieces of plastic are, indeed, the hinges.

The cuts where they go are huuuuge, I could fit all the hinges in one. I'm just concerned that they're too narrow and will pull out easily.

Thank you,

Serban
They seem to get their strength in numbers. I haven't had a problem with them.

-Jon
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 12:21 PM
Ship first, Improve often
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I think I'll be picking one of these up. I love the scheme they have. I think I'm gonna retire my Ultimate and I'll have an E-Flite Park 400 920kv motor that I can put in here. Should be more than enough motor for this plane. Hope to pick it up next week.
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Old Nov 17, 2006, 12:30 PM
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Hey now,
Those little hinges are Tyvek. They're really nifty things. I use them, albeit bigger, on my PSS models all the time and never had one fail, even at 175mph or cartwheeled landings. I wouldn't worry for a second using them on a parkie like this.
RobII
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