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Old Jan 09, 2008, 09:56 PM
slope'n the Colombian Andes
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Thanks guys. Yes the bearings came separately in a plastic bag. There are perfectly molded recesses into which they fit, but they fall out easily. What's Superlock, Yuri? some kind of locktite? I thinking maybe some tiny dabs of goop will hold them in?
I've been fondling the plane some more: it is nice and stiff and its looks are growing on me. I like the long tail moment in particular. This is going to be a really nice cruiser.

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Old Jan 09, 2008, 10:01 PM
One Idiot is plenty...
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Locktite,exactly.Blue ,medium str."Coyoty" hobbies.
Hate goop.
Yuri.
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Old Jan 09, 2008, 10:47 PM
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Interesting, mine are set in nicely and don't come out.

Stiff? Try the sofa wintip bounce...
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 03:57 AM
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Get the horn

Time to give this toy a dose of the good doctors double horned ball joints. Should silence any rumor of a flutter...
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 09:07 AM
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Beautiful work there Sam. Thanks for the great photos.
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 10:13 AM
slope'n the Colombian Andes
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Wow Sam, that's outstanding overkill. I was hoping you'd test-fly the plane again after boxing-in the servo wells to see if that alone would eliminate the flap flutter, but since you did not, I will change my flap linkage also. I assume the ailerons will be fine stock?

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Old Jan 12, 2008, 10:15 AM
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Sam-

Looks great as usual.
Will you do anything inside the wing to try to bridge the skins together??

Thanks,
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 10:19 AM
slope'n the Colombian Andes
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T, I think he did already, and it is essential.

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Old Jan 12, 2008, 10:31 AM
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OK, I must have missed that.

Thanks,
Target

EDIT: I just read that in post 146...
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 11:16 AM
Yes, ALL your money...
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"Pre-made bling plate"
Did you pre-make or buy this?
If you made it, how many layers of what?
I want to make up some bling plate of my own.
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 04:39 PM
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Thanks gents. Perhaps it's a little "overkill" but this style of linkage seriously works. I've installed them on a bunch of planes (including Rodentia) and they are king tops.

Dieter, I decided to just git'r'done. The next time I fly this puppy will probably be at our annual week long slope trip, and I would really like this experiment over with... The aileron is a much smaller surface, and I believe it's linkage should be fine as is. (time will tell however... and I do have more bling plate).

Doc, down here in Aus, we generally need to make out own remedies . The bling plate is simple enough, it's about 7 layers of 8oz S-Glass in between two tasty sheets of carbon for good looks. The S-Glass provides a lower wear mechanical core, while the carbon on the outside gives that sought after "bling". The sandwich is made between two sheets of mylar and sits on the bench overnight with a few Bill-O-Bags on top. When it's done, cut to size! Overall this plate is 1.6mm thick.

Sam.
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 05:17 PM
I failed linkage geometry
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Quote:
Originally Posted by winchdoc
"Pre-made bling plate"
Did you pre-make or buy this?
If you made it, how many layers of what?
I want to make up some bling plate of my own.
And if
a/ you cant be bothered
or
b/ your work place is clamping down on the manufacture or 'foreigners'

you can always buy it from various sources including:

http://www.cstsales.com/Carbon_Accent_Plates.html

http://www.precisionaerobatics.com/p...spx?prodID=235
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Old Jan 12, 2008, 06:37 PM
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Thanks for the recpie, Samotage, I'll be rolling my own...
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Old Jan 13, 2008, 04:01 AM
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No problems Doctor.

It is my pleasure to report that the first flap servo has gone back in. Unlike Britney, my Big C's flaps are now nice and tight.

There is a little less throw with the flap side going from 11mm to 16, but that's not a real fuss as this model is quite sensitive to flap deployment.
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Old Jan 13, 2008, 04:03 AM
I failed linkage geometry
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Can't wait to see this baby in the flesh Sam.
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