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Old Jan 09, 2008, 04:58 AM
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I started on the fox tonight.
1 hour with a disposable razor has all the moulding dimples off nice and clean.

When i mentioned it to Gluggy this afternoon on the way out of work, the lady who was also in the lift seemed a bit concerned that i was going home to 'Shave my Fox'!

Now its all nice and smooth, and none of the moulded skin is sanded off. Its important if you plan on doing this to use a new sharp razor, not an old one.

Tomorrow night... add extra ribbon spars to the wing tips, elevator and tail fin. And some thin goop on the tips, wheel well, and wing saddle area.

brett
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 05:02 AM
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Mmm, did you think of using wax? It's how it's done in Brazil I heard
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 06:14 AM
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I started on the fox tonight.
1 hour with a disposable razor has all the moulding dimples off nice and clean.

When i mentioned it to Gluggy this afternoon on the way out of work, the lady who was also in the lift seemed a bit concerned that i was going home to 'Shave my Fox'!

Now its all nice and smooth, and none of the moulded skin is sanded off. Its important if you plan on doing this to use a new sharp razor, not an old one.

Tomorrow night... add extra ribbon spars to the wing tips, elevator and tail fin. And some thin goop on the tips, wheel well, and wing saddle area.

brett
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Funny stuff you going to show us some pix of you wing tip work? pliz.
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:05 AM
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I was hoping to see pix of a shaved fox myself

Shaved Fox...
so that what its called down under :0

To Merkins "Up Top" its name is a feline derivative and further Up its named after an animal that knaws on wood
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 10:07 AM
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Anymore finihsed Fox?

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Old Jan 09, 2008, 10:22 AM
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hey ming i got mine and love it! but i didnt get a manuel with it can post some pics of them or ill pm you my email
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 10:48 AM
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I heard some of the ladies like the foxes with all the little bumps left on! I sand mine off with the dull sand paper though since this one will be for flying!
I'm pretty sure I'll be able to maiden mine today at 25 OZs and REAL STIFF!
If you guys do much covering and or CF stiffening, especally at the tail feathers, I urge you to put your AAA battery in front of the gear bays and just cut it into the nose if you want to avoid adding extra balancing weight. To give you an idea(s), I covered mine with that special covering and I think it weighs very close to a strapping tape and mono covering job. I balanced PERFECT off the bench adding gear like in the pic.
I turned this into a pretty big build but, I am VERY excited to see the results!
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:32 PM
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Shaved Fox!

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IWhen i mentioned it to Gluggy this afternoon on the way out of work, the lady who was also in the lift seemed a bit concerned that i was going home to 'Shave my Fox'!
brett
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:39 PM
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Thats some nasty photoshoppin' Gluggy.
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:43 PM
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hey you're the arty farty not me, I just crunch the numbers...and the planes Do you like the OCHRE colour I used!
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:45 PM
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maidenend mine!

it didnt like to fly slow....i acutally stalled and spun on base to final luckily into grass no damage. lots of advers yaw..i even high started it a few times with the hook i made for it..as long as you keep it moving it flies great

i built it with out plans! chew!
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 07:54 PM
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aileron spars...

the stalling described fits with my experience with my Microswift, a similar smaller molded version from SUSA. Decreasing elevator throws to minimum helped a lot with that issue, along with keeping it moving.

For Predator: can you give some detail for the ribbon spars? so you cut off the ailerons, slide in a ribbon on edge along the LE? Secured how? Also, how did you secure your replacement aileron stock... Blenderm tape or similar?

Looks good!

thanks

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Old Jan 09, 2008, 08:05 PM
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the stalling described fits with my experience with my Microswift, a similar smaller molded version from SUSA. Decreasing elevator throws to minimum helped a lot with that issue, along with keeping it moving.


Ben
thanks ben,i did that same thing, i turned down my elevator and added expo, it helped
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 08:07 PM
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With this airfoil, it doesn't surprise me at all that it only wants to fly fast.
To avoid both adverse yaw, and tip stalls, add some more differential.
Set the ailerons to move upwards about twice as much as downwards.

ian
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 08:12 PM
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ok will do
i not in to cheating and mixing aiolerons and rudder.. so i will try to rember to use rudder in turns and bankes also..and mine is completly stock exept tow hook..i had to make some mods to make my micro servos fit ..buy other then that its stock
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