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Old May 30, 2008, 11:08 AM
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I did that. the CG is right about 1 1/2 inches in front of the "step" in the float

Also, How did I post this in the x-gear thread? I meant to put it in the ssx thread
I think the CG should be behind the step.
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Old May 30, 2008, 05:52 PM
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Are you sure? The directions had a drawing of the floats mounted on a "Beaver" ? and it showed the cg of the plane was lined up just in front of the "step"

In any case, I will do a land run flight before attempting flying off water, and also make sure it floats ok before trying to take off
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Old Feb 24, 2009, 02:14 AM
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X-Gear Test Video

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...6#post11657272
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Old Apr 11, 2009, 10:44 AM
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OKay....how do I keep my gear from twisting upon landing?
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Old Apr 11, 2009, 11:07 AM
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OKay....how do I keep my gear from twisting upon landing?
Try wrapping a little Teflon tape around the rod ends before you insert them. Please post some close-up pictures of your gear so I can see if there is a fixable problem.

James
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Old Aug 10, 2009, 07:08 PM
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James,
How come your website comes in all funny?
Letters over letters, etc..
thanks
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Old Aug 11, 2009, 06:09 AM
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Looks ok to me. What browser are you using?
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Old Aug 11, 2009, 09:36 PM
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Try wrapping a little Teflon tape around the rod ends before you insert them. Please post some close-up pictures of your gear so I can see if there is a fixable problem.

James
I think you said not to use glue, why not?

I would say that gluing is a last resort.
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Old Aug 12, 2009, 08:44 PM
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probably so you can replace the carbon rods if they break
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Old Aug 13, 2009, 01:10 AM
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James, how and why does it say you edited my post?
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Old Aug 13, 2009, 01:55 PM
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James, how and why does it say you edited my post?
I accidentally hit edit instead of quote. I am the moderator of this blog so if someone gets out of line, I have the ability to erase them or their comments.
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Old Aug 13, 2009, 08:01 PM
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Ok.
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 12:09 PM
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3 Questions

1) what is the difference between parts "J" and "L" ? They appear to be the same (ie interchangeable between left and right).

2) the written kit directions indicate not to use accelerator, but the online build uses it in at least one step. Why should accelerator be avoided?

3) Which strut, the thinner or thicker, should be on the front of the gear?

Great products.
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Old Aug 20, 2009, 12:19 PM
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1) what is the difference between parts "J" and "L" ? They appear to be the same (ie interchangeable between left and right).

They are interchangeable.

2) the written kit directions indicate not to use accelerator, but the online build uses it in at least one step. Why should accelerator be avoided?

You can use accelerator on the narrow part of J and L. It is my opinion that the accelerated bond is not as strong as a natural bond.

3) Which strut, the thinner or thicker, should be on the front of the gear?

The thicker strut goes in the front.

Great products.
Rob
Thanks for using my build thread to build your X-Gear and for purchasing Millennium R/C products.

James
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