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Old Oct 29, 2009, 03:52 PM
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Glue

I've had good luck repairing my pranged Ember with a type of Gorilla Glue.

It comes in a small bottle, and dries white. It is moisture activated, and I wet each surface with a damp paper towel. Use sparingly, it expands somewhat as it dries.
This can be a benefit. For instance, if gluing the bottom of the rudder to the fuselage, you find a tiny fillet of sticky, yet non-brittle glue when its done curing. I've repaired a torn off rudder horn, and a torn in two stab this way, with no problems... except my dumb thumbs
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 10:13 AM
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Ember Paint mod

Finished this paint mod on my Ember last night. What do you think!
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 11:25 AM
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Finished this paint mod on my Ember last night. What do you think!
Very cool. How much weight did it add?
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Old Nov 25, 2009, 11:26 AM
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Finished this paint mod on my Ember last night. What do you think!
Fantastic!! What did you use for the "paint"? Also, can you get a weight on the plane, to see how much extra weight, if any, was acquired. Really neat, an Ember Slow Stick!

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Old Nov 25, 2009, 01:29 PM
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I really like the paint job. Like others, what paint, and how much additional, if any, weight (magic marker might not have added any appreciable weight).

How about the "Ember Slow Twig"...?

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Old Nov 27, 2009, 05:12 PM
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Ember Paint Mod

I used red sharpie to paint the wing and tail, black sharpie for the stripe. The decals are made from photo paper. I printed the crosses out first on inkjet printer, then cut them out with a sharp blade. I will weigh the plane and get back with you. My best guess is 3 to 4 grams added weight less the weight of the original decals. I test flew it yesterday outside in a light wind and did not notice any difference in the balance or flight characteristics. Next time I fly it indoors under ideal conditions I will update you for any difference in flight.
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Old Nov 27, 2009, 06:53 PM
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My Tiny Bright Lights came in today and are already on the plane. However, it's too windy to fly it outside right now to see how they look.

Man!!! For something so tiny they sure are BRIGHT!

Well worth the money.

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Old Dec 13, 2009, 07:08 AM
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Great looking "paint"!

How did you adhere the paper crosses on the wing?

I was sort of resigned to all white vanilla plane, but your paint job gives me hope. Any other good plane decorating tips out there?
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 01:36 PM
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Great Deal On BNF

I just ordered one of these from HobbyKing.com

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...USA_WAREHOUSE)


Santa is bringing the transmitter
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 02:07 PM
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Great deal...

Did you get any extra batteries?

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Old Dec 14, 2009, 04:45 PM
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How did you adhere the paper crosses on the wing?

I was sort of resigned to all white vanilla plane, but your paint job gives me hope. Any other good plane decorating tips out there?
Sorry, so slow to respond. I haven't looked at this thread in a while. I printed the crosses on photo paper and used Elmers glue for the adhesive.
Worked for me.
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 04:49 PM
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Great Deal On BNF

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I just ordered one of these from HobbyKing.com


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When you get your new Ember could you please tell us if it has a GREEN DOT BRICK thanks
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Old Dec 14, 2009, 06:54 PM
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I just ordered one of these from HobbyKing.com

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbycity/s...USA_WAREHOUSE)
By all means, let us know how the product was received. Glad to hear you could get a good deal on this delightful plane. For the life of me, however, I cannot figure out why ParkZone would sell this product through a distributor such as HC/HK.

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Old Dec 15, 2009, 05:53 AM
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hi cap lipo 230-240maH

Has anyone tried these on an EMBER 2. they work on PZ Sukhoi and P51.
Ebay link::

http://cgi.ebay.com/THREE-240mAh-Bat...item4cec9a9947


take a look, I think they weigh between 6.1 and 7g
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Old Dec 15, 2009, 04:25 PM
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The 240 1S cells do, indeed, work well on the ParkZone UM P-51 and the UM Sukhoi 26. The cells you see in the E-bay ad are probably the "Zippy" cells, available from Hobby King/Hobby City (when they are in stock), for around $3 each, possibly a little less. Hyperion also makes a 240 1S cell, slightly more expensive, but with better performance. I have both, just recently received from a US supplier, but have yet to use them due to bad flying weather. I have been told by some that the 240 cell may be too much weight (close to 6 grams) for the Ember, but I will try this when I can get calm outdoor air, or at our January indoor event.

Go up on the InDoor Micro forum, or the Micro SF forum and look for the UM P-51 thread(s). There will be info on this 240 pack. I'll try to get a link and post it here as an edit.

RD

Edit: OK, here is the link to the person who knows the 240 cells very well and can provide them, either Zippy's or Hyperions, with the proper connector leads already soldered in place:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...postcount=2105

PM him for info and pricing.

Hope this is of help. Personally, I am not a fan of E-bay, but that's just me!
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