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Posted by UpNup | Sep 30, 2018 @ 05:48 PM | 2,862 Views
Vented the rear with 9/16” drilled holes and one vent under the two front servos. The airscoop is a whit plastic spoon. I saved the plastic package formed to my 2” spinner. This would be a fix later on if it gets too warm in the fuse.
Posted by UpNup | Sep 27, 2018 @ 08:33 PM | 2,590 Views
More landing gear progress. Installed 425 and 322 Hi Tec servos.

The trick was getting the hole cut in the front wall and running the control rods exactly where they should go.

The cockpit slid down over the servos with plenty of room to spare.

The next challenge is the motor controls.
Posted by UpNup | Sep 19, 2018 @ 03:46 AM | 2,732 Views
Wheels on the landing gear need to be reamed out to fit the axle.

The nose gear is more scale liking with a new pastiche sleeve. I used a plastic rod from window blinds. I used a box cutter to slit the side and pop it over the nose gear wire. Then I put CA and clamped it to seal the slit. A white plastic straw would have been easier.

The wheel pants in the instruction manual are wrong. For one, it left out the axle. Slots must be cut on both sides of the wheel pants.

The key to the wheel pants assembly is to put the wood piece into the pants and screw it to the landing gear. Mash the assembled wheel, wheel collar and axle into the soft plastic wheel pants.
Posted by UpNup | Sep 01, 2018 @ 05:39 PM | 2,755 Views
Here is an instruction manual that I cobbled together from photos of the actual manual.
The guy that provided them has done an electric conversion.

Instruction Manual - Long EZ .46 Nitroplanes -- PDF file attached