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Old Jul 12, 2007, 11:12 PM
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Very nice!! Is the other side of the vertical stab white? Looks like it in the belly pic.

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Old Jul 12, 2007, 11:16 PM
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Very nice!! Is the other side of the vertical stab white? Looks like it in the belly pic.

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one side is red and one side is white.
I maidened it today and she flew great. I ran 5 batteries down to 6V.
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Old Jul 13, 2007, 05:09 AM
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Sweet ! Nice covering job.

How difficult is it to pull the piece off the glass without distorting or tearing it ? What brand / type of covering did you use ?

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Old Jul 13, 2007, 06:08 AM
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Covering how to

I used Solite for this one. It is not a difficult process at all. Solite is the only cover I have used so far that actually sticks to the glass well. However, none of the coverings I have used stick to the glass well enough to cause the covering to distort when pulled from the glass.

1. Glass must be smooth and clean.
2. Cut the shapes from the covering with the protective layer removed.
3. Cut on glass.
4. Spread the uncut sheet out on the glass and tack it down with an iron.
5. Use a pattern for complex shapes.
6. Cut symmetrical shaped back to back. Example: Cut sections for left and right side of wing at the same time, glue side down for the right side and glue side up for the left side.
7. When using Solite, do not allow the glue side to touch itís self. You will not get the two apart easily.
8. You can use different brands of covering on the same layout.
9. When applying the sheet on to the model, do not over heat the seams.
10. Do not place a seam in a location that will require a lot of heat and stretching.

You can do this! Itís easy!
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Old Jul 15, 2007, 08:12 PM
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I need to see how bad the damage is. Can you post a picture?
sorry it took so long to get pics.. i wasn't able to get my hands on a proper camera so these low res pics are all i could get. basically the top right corner of the wing is damaged, and some minor damage on the bottom of the wing. tail section is fine.
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Old Jul 20, 2007, 10:09 AM
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James was kind enough to be our first guest on the insideplane.com podcast. He talks about the SSX the micro and some cool stuff he is considering releasing in the near future. You can listen to the show here

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Old Aug 01, 2007, 10:36 PM
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Wow, Nothing going on in here. I am about to get my second one of these. going to try a different hacker motor this time and see how it differs.

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Old Aug 01, 2007, 10:50 PM
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Wow, Nothing going on in here. I am about to get my second one of these. going to try a different hacker motor this time and see how it differs.

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I just got the notice from the freight company. My first shipment will be here tomorrow. 8/2/07
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 06:32 PM
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Hey guys! Where is everybody? I thought we'd be at page 12 by now in here. Finally got my parts!! Geeze, customs Dept. here functions slower than molasses. Anyway the micro is moving along again, more pics soon, then it's FLY FLY FLY!
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 06:49 PM
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Yeah, I don't get it. Love my Micro. I think I enjoy flying it more than the SSX. I should have posted this here, since it was my micro that was involved, but the other thread was more active. Anyway, Check post #481 out.

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...33#post7966027

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Old Aug 10, 2007, 07:20 PM
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Diggy... Oh yeah.. James is a gentleman. Had the pleasure of meeting him at our flying field a couple times. Loves his job and his flying even more, who wouldn't? LOL
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 07:52 PM
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Hey guys! Where is everybody? I thought we'd be at page 12 by now in here. Finally got my parts!! Geeze, customs Dept. here functions slower than molasses. Anyway the micro is moving along again, more pics soon, then it's FLY FLY FLY!
You guys are just too nice!

I noticed that you used the large servo Arms. I have learned that is really a bad idea with these small servos. You will have a centering problem with the larger arms.

Plane looks great!

I think the threads are slow because everyone is flying during the summer instead of building. Us southern boys fly year round so were not out flying every chance we get.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 07:59 PM
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You guys are just too nice!

I noticed that you used the large servo Arms. I have learned that is really a bad idea with these small servos. You will have a centering problem with the larger arms.

Plane looks great!

I think the threads are slow because everyone is flying during the summer instead of building. Us southern boys fly year round so were not out flying every chance we get.

Oh and move the rods to the outside hole of all control horns. All that extra throw just is not needed.
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Old Aug 10, 2007, 08:05 PM
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August is building time in Central Fl. It's 96 degrees and 96% humidity.
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