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Old Dec 28, 2007, 12:28 AM
Fly it like you stole it..
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I just have to sand it and paint it,
You know you've got the Air Force logo on a Navy aircraft, right?
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 01:18 AM
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Yeah, but he crashed ... so who gets the blame ? :-)
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 01:22 AM
Fly it like you stole it..
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Welll.... good question.. If it'd been painted with Navy on it, it would not have crashed..
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 01:28 AM
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yeahhh man, i have new nose, tomorrow will be the re-maiden, jojo again i have my MDC f-14 (by the way what is MDC?? )
Glad to see you back in the air so quick.

MDC = Maybz Design Co
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 01:46 AM
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You know you've got the Air Force logo on a Navy aircraft, right?
the true is that i didn't know LOL, i'm from Colombia and i don't know which plane is from the navy and which not, i just searched a good logo to paint, but it wasn't finished yet, i was going to paint the stars on the wings, the skulls in the rudders (i don't know the name but you understand what i mean with the rudders LOL), and i was going to write navy on one of the inlets and F-14 on the other, maybe for you is a mixing of logos and maybe is an insult to the navy or to the us force or i don't know, but i just wanted it to be bautiful LOL.

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Glad to see you back in the air so quick.

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thx for the answer Maybz
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 02:06 AM
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Choza,

If you are looking for some VERY good decals, try here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=89637

chewy
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 02:16 AM
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Hi birdofplay,

the kerf I get when cutting depends on the hurry I have.

If I need a quick cut, that is, fast cutting speed and higher temperature, the kerf tends to be around 1mm to 1.5mm.

If I've got time to stare at the machine, or I want a more precise cut, the kerf decreases to 0.3mm to 1mm.

It also depends on the material you're cutting, but with depron, you can get very accurate cutting.

BTW, I use tungstene wire with a diameter of 0.09mm, it's thiner than a hair!

happy landings!

Dani
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 03:07 AM
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Thanks Dani !

Good info to have and compare other data with.

Wow that is SMALL wire !

Very interesting !

I cut at .5 to 1 inch per second

thats 12 to 25 mm per second my rapid is 3 times that

I use a .125" bit ( ~ 3mm) so I have a large kerf !

Stay out of the trees !

bob
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 09:26 AM
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Choza,

If you are looking for some VERY good decals, try here: http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/member.php?u=89637

chewy
thx for the link man
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 05:05 PM
CeNeCe PRO rules!
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hi birdofplay,

I usually do my cuts at 3mm/sec, I know, it's a bit slow, but this way I get perfect cuts with square corners, and very accurate profiling.

A little trick I also use, is the following:

when I have to cut pieces that must fit together, I do a little scaling to slightly reduce all drawing by .3mm aprox. This way pieces fit perfectly without even moving.

when I finish the kerf calculation for any shape in the CeNeCe PRO, this won't be necessary anymore, as the program will compensate the kerf automatically.

Happy Landings,
Dani
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 06:30 PM
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Going to start building mine this week. what's the best servo you guys have come up with for the wing sweep. Heres some I've found.

DS-929MG
HD-2213MG
HGD-250 carbon gear
HGD-250MG
Spec.
Speed: .17sec/60deg
Torque: 4.7kg
Weight: 21g
Size: 30x13x31.5mm
This last one has a ton of torgue
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Old Dec 28, 2007, 06:45 PM
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Dani,
Kerf is easy for me.
I use the Rule: " offset by 1/2 the Bit Width"

Parts fit nice and tight at High or low cut speeds - Ask Mike :-)

I do all the offeseting in CAD before going to CNC.
In Profili Stephano does it that way also.
To do it in CNC the program would have to "know "
what is a HOLE and What is a PART.

IN OTHER NEWS:

My order from Hobby City arrived TODAY !
totaly unbelievable - I ordered it Dec 19 thats 9 days from HK ! ! !

The metal gear servo looks a bit small for the job :-(
I'll wait until the current servo fails and then decide what to try next.

Also got a 25A ESC and some Lipos and lots of 3.5MM connectors so
I'll be at the Soldering station for the next hour !
Plus I have to FLIP all my balance tabs to match my charger , sigh ... 8-(

And the Foam has made it to Utah ! according to the tracking :-)
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 02:12 PM
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I ordered the eagle tree V3 from them on the 19th and got it on the 24th.
It's amazing how fast you can get some things from such a great distance.
I want to get the wing servo right the first time, It looks to be a bit of a pain to change later. I just found a HXT9230MG 180 I had bought awhile ago for something else and just realized it's not proportional.
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 08:02 PM
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How are you guys getting your orders so fast? I put in an order from UH on the 16 they didn't ship till the 27 and all the parts were in stock! I'm still waiting to get the order
Well I am cutting out the F-14 on my new hot wire foam cutter I got for Christmas, this thing is soooo cool.

Anyway on the plans the main body is cut in half with the engine compartment as one side. MAYBZ, Why do that? Shouldn't that part be made from a single sheet of foam?
Dak...
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Old Dec 29, 2007, 08:10 PM
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[QUOTE= I use tungstene wire with a diameter of 0.09mm, it's thiner than a hair![/QUOTE]

Is the Tungsten wire stronger than nichrome wire? I'am setting up my foam cutter and if the tungsten is a better route to go then I will have to get some.

Thanks
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