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Old Jul 10, 2007, 11:34 PM
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Slice

I am building a slice at the moment as well and I have to say that this is one of the toughest builds I have encountered. The airfoil is so thin! I mean its a slim one! Towards the tips is really flimsy so I used flat carbon spars to stiffen them up.

I will post some build tips and pics later but I thought I should let you all know that you really need to take to the slice a little differently then you would the others. Great care must be taken in making sure the airfoil is always flat and in its beds. Basically just take your time on this one and make sure everything is looking straight as you go, being so thin it can really get away from you.

So be patient with the slice and take great care in every step you make.

Adam
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 12:10 AM
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I am building a slice at the moment as well and I have to say that this is one of the toughest builds I have encountered. The airfoil is so thin! I mean its a slim one! Towards the tips is really flimsy so I used flat carbon spars to stiffen them up.
Great cover job on the 60!! I'll be watching with interest on the Slice build. I have all the parts I need to build mine and was ready to go, but some other repairs came up for me to do I got the flat carbon for the span support, top and bottom. RU doing a little TE/LE carbon on the wing tips also??

I picked my custom CK built TL 50 and it's a work of art..........again. When I look at my builds, I think, why not just let Klick do it I had this one done without having Chris put in the electronics, so I haven't flown it yet, but it is SO nice to have this one in the on deck circle!!
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 12:17 AM
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Hang tight and I will get the pics of my spar setup tomorrow, It worked out rather well!.
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 11:56 PM
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Sorry Charger no pics of the slice yet maybe tomorrow,

I have the whole plane covered. Just gotta add gear. Heres the bottom.
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 02:12 AM
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definetly got that red bull look.

his planes look awesome in the photos, and better in person.

there fore i am lucky to have seen and flown some of his masterpieces

my builds are junk in comparison. LITERALLY
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Old Jul 14, 2007, 05:02 PM
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Demon Lite

Shes flying now! I moved the Cg to 7.25 and it would actually fly this time. Still think I need to add another ounce to the nose as its a bit pitch sensitive. Top end speed was great for the little 16-7-7 and 5.5x4.5 prop I was running, motor was warm but not to hot to touch, I think in the cooler months it'd handle a 6x4 easy.

Here are some pics of her after the poor maiden I had last week.
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Old Jul 16, 2007, 10:07 PM
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Question- when the servos are centered, is the servo arm vertical or horizontal? When vertical, the arm is too high. Is horizontal ok or do I need to bury the servo more?
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Old Jul 16, 2007, 10:26 PM
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should be vertical

i always use the lowest hole in the arm.

but pics would help
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Old Jul 16, 2007, 11:09 PM
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Question- when the servos are centered, is the servo arm vertical or horizontal? When vertical, the arm is too high. Is horizontal ok or do I need to bury the servo more?
I try and bury the servo as deep as possible, In a lot of cases the servo ends up sitting on the CF wing spars.

Like Punk said, use the innermost arm and carefully cut off the rest, nail clippers work great for this.
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Old Jul 16, 2007, 11:30 PM
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Thanks. Got them buried now. Cant wait to finish and maiden!
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Old Jul 16, 2007, 11:42 PM
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Make your rates around 35 % on the elev and ail .Match the elevons to the contour of the top of the wing for your first launch,and do it wide open on the throttle.
ck
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Old Jul 16, 2007, 11:50 PM
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Thanks. Got them buried now. Cant wait to finish and maiden!
Don't forget to post pics!
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Old Jul 16, 2007, 11:52 PM
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i wanna know how the maiden goes.
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Old Jul 17, 2007, 10:39 AM
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Wow Adam, your work looks great!! The covering on that TL 60 looks awesome.

The more I see your work the more I feel like a kid on Christmas eve... I Can't wait to see mine
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Old Jul 17, 2007, 11:50 AM
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I saw a few of his wings this weekend and you will be a very proud and happy ritewing owner! Very impressive work!
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