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Old Feb 15, 2008, 12:39 AM
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Thanks, I've been looking at these stock wheels thinking, nice for static display but the way I land, hmmm, maybe I'll change them to the Maxx products wheels and cover them with olive drab hubs...
Get some small aluminum tubing at the LHS that just fits over the LG wire and tie the wheels and hubs together into one unit with the tubing. gives a wide stance solid wheel that will just fit on the stock LG assembly.
Bullet proof on those bad landings!
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 11:06 AM
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"Bad Landings"? What are those?

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Old Feb 15, 2008, 05:08 PM
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"Bad Landings"? What are those?

Dean (been there, done that) in Omaha
When asked, admit nothing......
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 05:12 PM
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Landing Gear

Boomer,

First off, did you like your birthday cake?

Second, How did you do the landing gear with balsa- sandwitch it? and, is there a stain that you've found to match the E-flite hardwood?
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Old Feb 15, 2008, 05:32 PM
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Boomer,

First off, did you like your birthday cake?

Second, How did you do the landing gear with balsa- sandwitch it? and, is there a stain that you've found to match the E-flite hardwood?
Landing gear inserts in prepared plywood slots. The slot width had to be trimmed a little on both the builds so far as the gear bend was too wide for the prepared slots but no problem. It goes in very tight but I glued it with thin CA after it was in place. BD Cake was great... saving it until my BD March 1st! Couldn't find a stain or paint to match so mixed some Testers Enamel and got a pretty close match. Match looks exact to the eye but camera says different (see LG struts)! But I didn't paint the wing struts and they also look all different shades to the camera!
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 11:43 AM
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Mastrsn,
Now you know why if you fly around metal poles, you don"t use the neo rare earth magnets for your hatches or wing hold downs!
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Old Feb 16, 2008, 11:53 AM
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Boomer,
I was going to use the bullseye orange floor shelac to stain and seal the landing gear wood pieces. the more coats the darker... I would start out with a thinned coat and build on that. I know it is a little late now, but if you sanded down the struts, it would would have been easier to get your colors to match...next time. still might work though.
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Old Feb 21, 2008, 10:06 PM
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Anyone willing to sell their se5?

Looking for a built se5. PM if you have one you want to get rid of.

thanks
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 07:58 PM
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Killer deal E-Bay Atomic Hobbies and Games

Just found a killer deal on Ebay Atomic Hobbies and Games

Atomic SE5a

All the SE5A parts are $1.00 each with combined shipping!

So an SE5A in parts is $5.00 + $6.00 shipping (48 states).

Two left.

Probably will not get the struts, wheels, gun or linkages.
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 09:32 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, I bought all 5 items for my SE-5a. Now I wonder if I'll get combined shipping... $11 total seems to good to be true!
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 09:37 PM
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Going, Going,...

Gone! I snagged the other set. I figure that someone in our little group of indoor SE5a pilots here in Omaha will eventually need replacement parts. (Might even be me! )

Thanks for the heads-up on those, deadduck!

Dean in Omaha
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Old Feb 24, 2008, 10:12 PM
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That was fast!
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Old Feb 27, 2008, 02:06 PM
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Ah I knew it was too good to be true, Atomic Hobbies just refunded my payment and cancelled the order...Oh well

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Just found a killer deal on Ebay Atomic Hobbies and Games

Atomic SE5a

All the SE5A parts are $1.00 each with combined shipping!

So an SE5A in parts is $5.00 + $6.00 shipping (48 states).

Two left.

Probably will not get the struts, wheels, gun or linkages.
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Old Mar 08, 2008, 09:33 AM
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Well, I couldn't wait any longer. I picked one up this week. I am really impressed how nice this looks all put together. I'm waiting on a ESC before I can maiden it, but I have no doubt it will be a great flyer.
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Old Mar 10, 2008, 06:45 PM
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Successful maiden today!
Flew one pack with an APC 6x4 in 8mph winds. At times it just hovered, but I took it a full mistake high and had fun doing loops and wing overs, and just flying circuits.
Next I thought I would try an APC 7x5 (LHS didn't have the recommended GWS 6x5). It flew great for two minutes. Then at full throttle at mid loop, the O-ring broke or popped off. I kept my eye on the plane and managed to land in one piece, but never did find the prop on the snow and ice. I knew the 250 o-ring was too small, but I used it anyhow...lesson learned.
I also used the brown Sharpie trick on the props. Thanks for the tip.
What props are people using besides the 6x4? Any one using APC 7x4 with the 250?
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