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Old Jan 06, 2013, 07:16 PM
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I'm considering 2212-10 Suppo motors from Altitude Hobbies. $15.49 each. They deliver 180 watts max. Altitude also has 30A Suppo escs at 15.99 each or I'll most likely use the CC 25A escs that have been sitting in my spare parts bin for a couple of years now.

http://www.altitudehobbies.com/brush...-suppo-2212-10

And yes Jim, I have planes to be working on too!
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Old Jan 07, 2013, 05:59 AM
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Don't you have a plane to be working on? ( ^ ;

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Sigh...several.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 08:26 PM
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I really need to build my B-29 kit one of these days...

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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:24 AM
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Ted, You kept you kit? cool!
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 01:28 PM
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Canopies received and build is beginning - slowly but surely. There have been a few people over the years asking about how to mount retracts. My old B29 had Spring Air retracts which worked fine. For my new B29 I'm going to use Eflite 15-25 sized electric retracts. The pictures show you what I've done.
Any progress on the main retracts? I have to start my nose gear and then move onto the mains.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 08:19 PM
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Hi Dangaras,
Not much progress but I am working on the wings and the rear fuse section a little bit now. Jim had a good picture on this post http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=448 that will give you an idea what they look like. Instead of the angled mounts, Mine are flat. The only issue you might run into is wheels hitting the motor mounts when retracted. I'll get a couple of pics in the next several days to show you.
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Old Jan 30, 2013, 07:23 AM
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Thanx. More or less what I had suspected.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 10:39 AM
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Ok, I am at the point where everything is covered but I can't figure out how to get the ailerons to flex down..

I covered the entire wing top and cut the covering away from the sides of the ailerons then realized the covering does not stretch at the hinge point (duh!!).

Do I cut a line with a soldering iron along the hinge??

I also noticed that the ailerons are able to flex along their length, any tips on stiffening besides a 2mm CF tube epoxied in the LE of the aileron?
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 11:43 AM
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My ailerons are covered seperately, then attached with CA hinges.
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Old Jan 31, 2013, 12:16 PM
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Ahhh, ok. Might have to go that way...
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 12:15 PM
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Well everything is in place, has been cycled and powered. The props are all turning in the right direction...

Now I have to balance the MA 3 bladers, round and paint the tips then do a full power check. I should have 1000W available. With the X1 at almost 1 lb I will need to make sure that lifting and yaw control is available.


The only hangup now is those damned cowls! I have been struggling with getting them to fit on the outer motors. No matter how I trim them getting the edges to line up is impossible. I have built my share of stuff from park plastics but this effort is frustrating me.


I have made up some rear nacelle sections for the inner motors to accommodate the retracts out of pink foam. I might have to give up and make the rest out of foam and glass cloth as well.
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 01:13 PM
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I didn't even attempt to use the Nacelles that came with the short kit. I vacuformed my own from plugs that I made from balsa and cut / sanded nacelles from blue foam , then glassed and taped them. Send pics! I'd love to see your progress
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Old Feb 21, 2013, 02:54 PM
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Hmmmm, yes more choking on foam dust!!

This is where I have got to so far..

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1721130
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 06:47 AM
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Looks great!
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Old Feb 22, 2013, 11:16 AM
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Last night I got at it with some foil tape and NO glue. Got one outer cowl attached with tape. Part of my secret is three basswood standoffs that the cowl halves are screwd to.

Took over 90 minutes of fiddling!

Going to have to panel line & rivet it to see how it looks. I think I am stuck doing the foam route for the inner two.
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