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Oct 23, 2011, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by steve400
Maidened the slick withe the Mintor 33cc today!!!!! Here is a team orange slick shot.LOLOL Mine is the one in the rear. Scooter on here is in the middle. Pryor808 is in front. Scotts mini 42 is all the way up front!!!!
Mine was setup no down pressure inverted....Thing hauls a$$ All was well until my motor came loose on the second flight.... Landed no problem.....
Need to burn more fuel!!!!!!!!!!
Great to hear you got it down safely Steve. I had luck on my side today as well. after my 10th flight I noticed my left aileron looked off center. Upon inspection the servo horn screw on my Hs-985mg had backed all the way out. She was just hanging by a thread. I snugged them all down before my maiden and was confident in those locking washers but from now on I will be putting a dab of welders adhesive on them so they cannot back out. I will also be checking them often. Here is my 10th flight in which the screw came loose. Nothing special as I'm not as skilled as many of you but I like to make and post videos.
3dhobbyshop 71" AJ Slick 540 - 10th Flight (4 min 44 sec)
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Oct 23, 2011, 06:01 PM
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I was curious how that Mintor engine was going to perform. They sure "look" good....

SteveT
Runs as good as it looks!!!! I was very pleased with the way it ran for the first flights... It was a bit of a pain with the choke. I just ripped a choke from another carb I had laying around. Its all good now. I will keep posting as it gets more fuel through and breaks in a bit....then going to change to a 20x6 xoar.
Oct 23, 2011, 06:04 PM
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Great to hear you got it down safely Steve. I had luck on my side today as well. after my 10th flight I noticed my left aileron looked off center. Upon inspection the servo horn screw on my Hs-985mg had backed all the way out. She was just hanging by a thread. I snugged them all down before my maiden and was confident in those locking washers but from now on I will be putting a dab of welders adhesive on them so they cannot back out. I will also be checking them often. Here is my 10th flight in which the screw came loose. Nothing special as I'm not as skilled as many of you but I like to make and post videos.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=79zIAgFkpOM
Looking good!!! Yeah I locktite everything. servo screws too.. Thing is I locktited the engine mounts and they still came loose. I think I need some larger washers behind the fire wall. It looks llike the washers crushed in the wood a bit.
Oct 23, 2011, 06:07 PM
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I had to loctite my servo screws too. Had my elevator and rudder come loose in flight. I still dont know how I still have the plane I had to buy a pack of servo screws b/c of the 3 I lost. (yeah the rudder came loose twice)
Oct 23, 2011, 06:45 PM
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I put loctile on the screw that holds servo arm onto the servo. Without loctile or lock washer, they come loose after 15-20 flights or so. The lock washer helps a bit.
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Oct 23, 2011, 07:44 PM
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I have developed the habit of loctite-ing every metal to metal connection.
I've never had any issues.

Learned this from when I use to race off-road.
Oct 23, 2011, 08:04 PM
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after losing a plane on maiden due to a servo horn screw coming loose, I put a dab of CA on any and every nut/bolt that holds a screw in place even if it's a locknut. I will NOT lose another plane to the same mistake.
Oct 23, 2011, 08:11 PM
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Learned an important lesson today, barbed wire fences aren't as soft as they look. Flew my plane right into one when coming in on final (I swear I was high enough to clear it).

Needs to a patch on the bottom or the right wing and the elevator needs a little attention. Could have been worse I suppose but I feel legitimately bad when I hurt this plane. Especially since it's my daily flier and also one of my favorite planes ever.
Oct 23, 2011, 08:13 PM
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ouch sorry 94
Oct 23, 2011, 08:17 PM
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after losing a plane on maiden due to a servo horn screw coming loose, I put a dab of CA on any and every nut/bolt that holds a screw in place even if it's a locknut. I will NOT lose another plane to the same mistake.

Do not use loctite on nylon (locknuts).
The loctite eats the nylon. If you want to double secure a nylock connection, use a small 1/4 drop of thin ca on the threads after the connection is secured.
Oct 23, 2011, 08:20 PM
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Do not use loctite on nylon (locknuts).
The loctite eats the nylon. If you want to double secure a nylock connection, use a small 1/4 drop of thin ca on the threads after the connection is secured.
LOL I believe he said he used CA if you reread his post.
Oct 23, 2011, 08:23 PM
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Do not use loctite on nylon (locknuts).
The loctite eats the nylon. If you want to double secure a nylock connection, use a small 1/4 drop of thin ca on the threads after the connection is secured.
I guess there's no need to loctile nylon, IMO.

Vien
Oct 23, 2011, 08:23 PM
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LOL I believe he said he used CA if you reread his post.

Ahh, the old I can edit before you can read trick.
Oct 23, 2011, 08:25 PM
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Do not use loctite on nylon (locknuts).
The loctite eats the nylon. If you want to double secure a nylock connection, use a small 1/4 drop of thin ca on the threads after the connection is secured.
Yep, that's what i use, CA, not locktite.
Oct 23, 2011, 08:35 PM
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Tamiya makes a plastic compatible threadlock that does work well when used around plastics.....Just sayin....

SteveT
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