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OSD Setup Page 2.
OSD Setup Page 1. I increased the gain because I thought it would be easier to see the servo movement.
OSD Recording PA
OSD Recording Manual Flight.
Here's my setup.
Ready to fly.
Flight packs in place
Receiver and receiver batteries
Cowl and prop in place.
Emblem in place on tail.
Transferred to a piece of masking tape that I stuck to my pant leg several times to reduce the tack.
Vinyl emblems. Top one has been "weeded".
Motor mount blocks from the front. The motor box comes with right and down thrust built in. The motor blocks are offset so the prop lines up with the cowl
Motor mount blocks screwed to the firewall from the back.
Completed tail braces.
First tail brace wire in place.
Another view of the struts.
Struts in place.
With wings in place it more than fills the kitchen floor.
Sitting on her wheels and covering our kitchen table.
And now covered with an extra piece of covering that is included with the kit.
Protruding part of the ply has been sanded down.
Main gear in place. A piece of plywood is glues into the slot to hold the gear in place.
Completed control linkages.
Easily removed with denatured alcohol.
Some tape residue on the covering.
Slits pre cut in hinges to aid in wicking the CA into the slots.
I put my JR X9303 inside the plane to show how big it is.
Underside of hatch showing reinforcement and latching mechanism
A123 receiver pack mounted on firewall
battery tray and radio installation
Batteries in place
The big picture
Key Cam mount.
Camera mount and camera. I had the camera taped to the mount. The tether is in case the camera comes off.
Eagle Tree logger data for the motor/prop/batt setup I'm using.
Receiver and tail servos.
Trimmed out fuselage former. ESC visible.
Motor and extended battery tray.
End of CF tube showing teeth filed in it. (This is not the tube I used. It is a larger one so the pics will show up better.)
CF tube with drill bit to extend holes in ribs out to the servo cutout
Trim is ultracote on bottom and reflective vinyl on top. The black diagonal piece is my velcro battery restraint.
Completed Titan with color trim applied. 48" Assassin XL for comparison.
Layer of laminate added over all exposed tape to protect from UV effects.
Wiring held in place with tape.
Control horn hot glues in place. Servos in place.
Motor mount hot glued to formica. Then held down with more Bidirectional tape.
Formica stiffener glued in place with hot glue.
CF tubing glued in with hot glue.
Melting channels for the CF rods reinforcing the motor area.
Ironing on the laminate.
Applying additional layer of laminate over the added carbon.
I used a piece of wood to open the slot up a bit so the CA would flow into it better.
Applying CA along the carbon strip.
Carbon pushed down below the surface.
Pressing the carbon in the slot.
Adding additional carbon after the covering is in place. Cutting the slot.
Elevons were covered with a double layer of laminate. The leading and trailing edges of the wing were also reinforced with bidirectional tape (under the laminate.)
Elevon in place.
Bidirectional tape hinged reinforcement. I also used clear packing tape the full length of the elevons.
I applied bidirectional tape over the areas the CF was inserted.
Shock cord in place.
Inserting CF into slot. Overlapping the two pieces by 2-3 inches
Bottom view. Hit the target please!
Comparison of my two current 48" class combat wings. oops, forgot to put on the UFO logo.
Wires taped in place.
Final view of motor mount and motor with prop installed.
Extra tape applied under the velcro to help prevent it from pulling through.
Velcro battery strap.
Elevon Control horn with rod installed.
Detail of servo installation.
Completed wing showing the hinge.
Cut out for battery. Servos, radio, and ESC installed.
Top after paint. This is just rattle can enamel. (What I had on hand in the garage.) Sprayed with 3M90 first
Bottom after paint.
Motor mount bottom. It's been taped over the formica reinforced area.
Motor mount top.
Comparison of Assassin XL, Pinata Gordo, and McCLain 48" EPP wing.
Completed taping of top.
Tape applied to wing tip.
Tape applied to center section of wing from trailing edge forward to the nose.
Tape applied to trailing edge of wing and across center section to strengthen the area that often tears.
Tape from bottom extended up and over to the top.
Taping wing center section on bottom.
Completed taping of second elevon.
Tape folded down along wing trailing edge.
Bottom tape applied just to elevon.
Wing tip after top of elevon has been taped to wing. Elevon folded completely up to allow taping the bottom.
Elevon angled down while being taped to the wing.
Tape applied to an already taped up elevon for hinging.
Formica stiffener hot glued in place on bottom of wing.
One elevon in place
More elevon taping.
Covering elevon with extreme tape.
CF strip inserted in cut and being glued in with instant CA. Please note that even instant CA takes 10-15 minutes to set up since there is no moisture to fire it off.
Marking the location of the CF strip cut. You need at least 3 and better 4 hands to do this. :)
Supplied CF strip
Cord glued in with instant CA
Placing the nylon cord
Wing extension glued in place
Cutting slit around the entire wing for the nylon cord stiffener
Two wing halves glued together with hot glue
The "smooth" part of the runway.
Comparison of Old (left) and New (right) style Motor Mounts. - photo by Socomon
My New Style Motor Mount
Original Motor Mount - photo by matsijatsi
Hyperion H-3025. Fan on back of motor requires front mounting. - Hyperion Photo
From the Side
From the Front
From the Top
Battery Hatch Closed. I've lightened the area around the release lever - you can still barely see it. Nice tight fit.
Battery Hatch partially open.
From the bottom.
Cowl and Canopy just resting in place.
Here's what the main parts look like.
Recorded by the EagleTree Systems MicroPower.
Dubro 1 3/4" spinner carved out for GWS 8040 HD prop
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