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Old Mar 18, 2008, 01:47 AM
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Servos

Thanks to all who chimed in with your servo info. I think I'll go with the HS225's.

Gary
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 01:51 AM
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Is anybody thinking of making this into a glow conversion?
Eeeeewwwwwww!
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 02:27 AM
Flirtin With Disaster !!
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Boy, am I ever glad I started on the wing! Got my servos mounted on the covers and was going to start on installing them in the wing panels. Got out the right panel out of the bag and laid it on my building table for some trial fitting. Decided to see if the control surfaces lined up at neutral. Nope! The flap is ~3/8" below the aileron where they meet, when each is aligned with the TE of the wing at root and tip respectively. It turns out after measurements were made that the wing panel is twisted; more than can be taken out by reheating the covering and twisting it back the other way. Checked the left panel and it's OK. Flap and aileron line up within a 32nd" or so.

I'll be on the 'phone to Horizon CS in the morning. Sure hope they have some replacement wing panels.

Suggest everyone check this out on their Beaver before they do a bunch of work on the wing.

Meanwhile, reckon I'll start on the tail. CR

Mine is tweeked on one side also. Then when I took the tail out of the plastic the very top part (the red part) broke off
Glen
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 07:00 AM
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Build Tip

Just a note guys, If your going to tighten up the covering on the wings with a heat gun be very careful not to pass the heat gun over the aileron/flap/rudder/elev material.....it does not like heat at all. Not sure what it is but it will distort real fast with very little heat.
Don't ask me how I found this out.

Mike
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 08:00 AM
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Does anyone know who offers scale details for planes this size?

Sorry to hear about the covering. Always sucks to be the first to find these things out, but thank you for passing the info along.
I know the feeling, when straightening out my wing I dropped the iron on to the wing (bottom side). It made a "clean" hole that I was able to tape but will need to be patched at some point.
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 09:14 AM
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Does anyone know who offers scale details for planes this size?

Sorry to hear about the covering. Always sucks to be the first to find these things out, but thank you for passing the info along.
I know the feeling, when straightening out my wing I dropped the iron on to the wing (bottom side). It made a "clean" hole that I was able to tape but will need to be patched at some point.
Right after I teased Charlie about his dremel, I dropped mine (dremel) slap into the bottom of the wing. Thank goodness they had that extra covering.Did the seam, the repair and, still some left.
Guess I bought that bad karma by teasing Charlie.
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 10:10 AM
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Hack!

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Just don't cut thru a spar with your dremel Charlie.
Hack, hack! LOL

CR
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 10:38 AM
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Hey Mike,

Sorry to hear about this. The material on the flight surfaces is a very thin ABS plastic to replicate the corugated flight surfaces.

Replacement parts should be in stock in the next couple of weeks.

John
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 11:01 AM
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Hey Mike,

Sorry to hear about this. The material on the flight surfaces is a very thin ABS plastic to replicate the corugated flight surfaces.

Replacement parts should be in stock in the next couple of weeks.

John
John,

I had some breakage of several of these piece at one Flap area and aileron but, did NOT complain as I was just too happy to receive my model, period.

I will be fixing it with a thin material that I have lying around and I don't think it will be that noticeable.

Carlos
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 12:24 PM
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Improvement tip. Removing and reattaching the wing strut from the fuselage will eventually cause the 3/8 inch sheet metal screws to be stripped. It was a PITA but I installed 4-40 blind nuts and use 1/2 inch 4-40 socket head screws to install the strut to the fuse. Now they will last a plane lifetime or until my next "hack".

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Old Mar 18, 2008, 01:42 PM
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Hey Mike,

Sorry to hear about this. The material on the flight surfaces is a very thin ABS plastic to replicate the corugated flight surfaces.

Replacement parts should be in stock in the next couple of weeks.

John
Thanks John, the damage I did was very minor and on the underside of one flap...I caught myself b4 I did any serious damage.
I'm pretty much finished my build and I must say (yet again) that you guys did a fine job on this ARF.

Mike
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 04:24 PM
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I'm at a stand still till they send a new rutter control horn. I got two tail wheel contol horns. They are not interchangable as the set screw is on the wrong side. They will Fed EX one to in a few days. No biggy as the weather sucks here all week.
I decided to excange my 25 motor for a 32 as I may run floats someday and the extra power will be nice anyways.
Glen
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 04:25 PM
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Let's see some picts I have had mine sitting @ home for 2 weeks ( I feel bad sense some people can't even get them) and no time to start I would love to see some picts of this build
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 04:37 PM
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I'm at a stand still till they send a new rutter control horn. I got two tail wheel contol horns. They are not interchangable as the set screw is on the wrong side. They will Fed EX one to in a few days. No biggy as the weather sucks here all week.
I decided to excange my 25 motor for a 32 as I may run floats someday and the extra power will be nice anyways.
Glen
Although it was contrary to the instructions, I just flipped mine over. Doesn't appear to adversly affect any movement.Hope it doesn't once airborne. Mr. Redman, feel free to advise us here sir.
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Old Mar 18, 2008, 05:13 PM
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Although it was contrary to the instructions, I just flipped mine over. Doesn't appear to adversly affect any movement.Hope it doesn't once airborne. Mr. Redman, feel free to advise us here sir.
I did that too, it didn't look like it lined up right. Once you glue it up it might not be easy to change. The tail wheel mounts are pre installed and will take some landing abuse so I didn't want to remove it.

Also if you check to manual it says they are not interchangeable I'm not sure if this is just because of the set screw or if it is more of an alignment issue.
Glen
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