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Old Oct 19, 2011, 07:31 AM
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I picked up this idea about three years ago,don't remember where but it's works great! Notice that it is extremely light! Very easy to install. NO load on the rudder at all. It is connected with a rubber band. Very durable and light. any med size rubber band will do just keep doubling it up until the tension feels right.
Nice mod
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Old Oct 19, 2011, 10:40 PM
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Nice job Bonner. Where did you get the black plastic piece?
Got it at the LHS. made by dubro.cost about$2.50
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 03:17 AM
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Very nice! That appears to be plenty rigid enough, even for a 60" plane???

I notice that in picture 1, the system seems to be bowing out? Is that due to the weight or is there something else at play? I would assume that one would want to attach that to the base board and to the wall at the top of the rack as well??
Sorry it took so long to get back to you; The bowing is just a illusion. In picture #3 you will see that the bottom pipes extend to the wall.The racks are not attached to the wall, they just rest against the wall and act like kickers. Close to the top of each rack ,maybe a foot down or so you will see where I used a two inch pipe clamp to hold the top in place. The weight of the rack and planes make it unnecessary to attach them to the base board. I do have the racks tied( piped) together at the bottom .This makes the racks very sturdy using 1 -1/2" pipe. The three e-flight mentors( 55")are quite heavy and I have no strain on the racks. I think they could take twice the weight I have on them with no problem.The beauty of this is that one can arrange any configuration to fit their needs. Don't forget to use a little PVC glue on the joints. No primer needed.Some people that have made these racks added foam pipe insulation to cushion the wings. Cheers Bill
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Old Oct 25, 2011, 07:43 AM
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Thanks! Now I see the pipe clamp at the top. In order to put that against a wall in my house I could extend two pipes (one on either side) towards the wall (opposite of the pipes that extend away from wall to hold the planes. Then I could connect those two pipes using two 90 degree fittings and then another piece of pipe so that I have a horizontal piece of pipe that is parallel to the floor running right up against the wall. Then I just attach to the wall with clamps

Thanks again
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 12:05 PM
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Ultimate AMR on the way. *subscribed*

I can hardly wait
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Congrats!!!! you will love it
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 02:57 PM
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Congrats!!!! you will love it
Thanks Dan. I have watched your videos and "how-to's" for quite some time now and I learned alot from you. I just took what you taught on video and went out and started jammin' on 3D. I have the addy already and can't wait to get my hands on this awesome bipe.

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Old Oct 27, 2011, 05:15 PM
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Yeah, you will love the AMR. Assembly is straightforward but look out for the bit of glass cloth folded inside an instruction sheet telling you how to reinforce the motor box. Very much worth doing this before you install the motor box on the fuselage.

Steve
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 07:42 PM
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I recommend you look back at some of the mods people do to the fuse so as to make it easier o get Lipos in and out. WELL WORTH the effort and a Lot easier before you put the wings on....
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 07:51 PM
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I recommend you look back at some of the mods people do to the fuse so as to make it easier o get Lipos in and out. WELL WORTH the effort and a Lot easier before you put the wings on....
There are a couple of pics in my blog if it's of any help...

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Old Oct 27, 2011, 09:49 PM
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Just got mine in the air again after 3 weeks due to flying with a 4 cell and not doing the glass mod. Still flying with the 4 cell and it's amazing. After 4 flights I have to strengthen it again so this might be an ongoing problem. Guess I'm the main problem!!!!
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Old Oct 27, 2011, 11:29 PM
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Which part of the motor box is getting weak? perhaps wrapping some carbon rovings may help?
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 01:18 AM
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I've glassed all around the front and that's held this time. The latest breakage was the whole mount breaking the plywood former that it's attached to. That's now been given the West epoxy treatment and I can swing the plane around and up and down holding the mount so we'll see what breaks next????
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 02:58 AM
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[QUOTE=dead;19633689]Nice job Bonner. Where did you get the black plastic
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Old Oct 28, 2011, 03:15 AM
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I've glassed all around the front and that's held this time. The latest breakage was the whole mount breaking the plywood former that it's attached to. That's now been given the West epoxy treatment and I can swing the plane around and up and down holding the mount so we'll see what breaks next????
Exactly, some guys fit potent engines to small cars only to break sideshafts, beef them up and the diff breaks, beef that up and engine mounts break, beef them up..... you get the idea. Its an on going problem over powering any vehicle (or model in this case) that was never intended to cope with excessive power. A fun project if you're that way inclined, but can become very tiresome... not my idea of fun.
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