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Oct 06, 2010, 08:17 AM
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+1

I had to replace the motor box in my 55" Edge after a mishap with some corn. I had the entire motor box out in about 30 minutes. It went back together like a 3D puzzle.

I'm pretty excited about wrecking another plane so I can do it again!
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Oct 06, 2010, 08:35 AM
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Yeah....replacing the motorbox was easier than I thought it would be.......and if I can do it, anyone with some acetone, CA and some free time can do it.
Oct 06, 2010, 08:44 AM
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Put your popcorn away, Rob. The only box I'll be building is a motor box.
Oct 06, 2010, 09:19 AM
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Put your popcorn away, Rob. The only box I'll be building is a motor box.
That's good to hear Well, actually it is not

Here is to hoping you never have to do any repairs (raising beer glass)
Oct 06, 2010, 09:24 AM
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That's good to hear Well, actually it is not

Here is to hoping you never have to do any repairs (raising beer glass)
Thanks, Rob. And I hope the only repairs you have to make come to you in well crafted boxes from all across America. I'm not a beer fan, so I raise my thin CA bottle to you, my friend.
Oct 06, 2010, 10:50 AM
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Well I've got my 70" Slick repairs just about compete. Still waiting on a new spinner and wheel pants. But here's a link to some picks of my rebuild.

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...4#post16223198


I subbed to that one for future reference

Thanks!
Oct 06, 2010, 10:53 AM
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Hey guys quick question that I'm sure has been answered before (sorry in advance)... I'm starting to collect the odds and ends to put together a 70" slick with a DLE-30. Do I want the DLE with the rear carburetor or the old style side carburetor?

Also... what servo should I use for the throttle?
Oct 06, 2010, 10:55 AM
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Ben mentioned to me at Ohio Huckfest that he preferred the side carb version.
Oct 06, 2010, 11:01 AM
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Ben mentioned to me at Ohio Huckfest that he preferred the side carb version.
You know anywhere that still has the side carb version? I found the rear carb DLE-30 for $225 + $3.99 shipping from valuehobby.com which seems like a killer deal. If I got the rear carb would I be totally screwed or will it work out alright?
Oct 06, 2010, 11:04 AM
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You know anywhere that still has the side carb version? I found the rear carb DLE-30 for $225 + $3.99 shipping from valuehobby.com which seems like a killer deal. If I got the rear carb would I be totally screwed or will it work out alright?
it would still work perfectly fine, you just have to be more creative with how to access the carb as it could very well be hidden inside the motor box (depending on how long your standoffs are), and at the very least you would have to take off the cowling to make any adjustments, compared to the side carb where you could (realistically) make a small cutout in the cowl to get carb access
Oct 06, 2010, 11:06 AM
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Or you could just use electrons and avoid all of this nonsense.
Oct 06, 2010, 11:09 AM
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I subbed to that one for future reference

Thanks!
Belrix has some good pics here as well. I referred to them many times.
Oct 06, 2010, 11:27 AM
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Or you could just use electrons and avoid all of this nonsense.
True sometimes nonsense is fun tho
Oct 06, 2010, 11:30 AM
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True sometimes nonsense is fun tho
Agreed.
Oct 06, 2010, 11:30 AM
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No I wish i did, I have the 4S, 3000mah Nano techs for the 51" Slick, thats all
I agree with Ben about running 2 4S 3000's in series to make an 8S setup. I'm flying with 2 4S 4000mah and have really nice flight times.

Brill


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