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Dec 01, 2009, 05:54 PM
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I've taken bends and wrinkles out of 3mm printed depron with heat by using a Monokote iron and a damp smooth textured paper towel. It's important to use a paper towel with as smooth a surface as possible. Some paper towels have a very textured surface and I think it would transfer that roughness to the depron. I lay the depron on a flat surface and then put the damp paper towel on top of it. I use the iron to lightly steam press the depron. It usually takes a couple of passes to remove the wrinkle or bend. The steam seems to make the dents puff back up very close to the original thickness of the foam. I keep the iron set about medium or maybe higher and carefuly check the foam after each pass. I do it the same for warped parts, but after I iron them with the damp towel I put a flat surface on top of the warped part and let it cool. So far I've been able to take out some pretty severe warps and wrinkles. I found this method of repair on another RC Groups thread, but I don't remember which one or I'd give credit to the original poster.

Good luck

Michael
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Dec 01, 2009, 10:23 PM
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Originally Posted by hpapilot
That should work just fine! The only exception is the aileron servo, the S60 will probably get blowback, but it will work...

RJ
I am ordering my MX soon...I am going to run the S60's on the tail and plan to get one of these.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXNCV6

That is the servo you use correct? Heck I think I will just order 3! Thanks in advance...great videos BTW
Dec 01, 2009, 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by bighead93
I am ordering my MX soon...I am going to run the S60's on the tail and plan to get one of these.

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXNCV6

That is the servo you use correct? Heck I think I will just order 3! Thanks in advance...great videos BTW
Yep that's the one. I sometimes use an S3154 on the ailerons instead, but they have the same specs, the 54 is just digital.

Thanks!
Dec 01, 2009, 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by hpapilot
Yep that's the one. I sometimes use an S3154 on the ailerons instead, but they have the same specs, the 54 is just digital.

Thanks!
You feel a difference? The S60's should be good on the tail...so $35 for one high performance servo sounds like a deal!
Dec 02, 2009, 05:30 AM
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You feel a difference? The S60's should be good on the tail...so $35 for one high performance servo sounds like a deal!
I can feel a difference, though it isn't much. If I had the choice, I think I'd put 3114's all around instead of a 3154 and S60's on the tail. The 3114's will perform much more precisely than the S60's.
Dec 02, 2009, 10:21 AM
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I can feel a difference, though it isn't much. If I had the choice, I think I'd put 3114's all around instead of a 3154 and S60's on the tail. The 3114's will perform much more precisely than the S60's.
Got it! Thanks for the info
Dec 03, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Hi Seth & RJ,

On the non VPP version, do you have any photos showing the bottom side of your MX-2's revealing the location of your radio installation and wiring (motor, ESC, Lipo, RX, servo wiring).

Thanks,
Don C
Dec 03, 2009, 01:56 PM
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Hi Seth & RJ,

On the non VPP version, do you have any photos showing the bottom side of your MX-2's revealing the location of your radio installation and wiring (motor, ESC, Lipo, RX, servo wiring).

Thanks,
Don C
Yep, it's already posted on this thread, but I just put it up on FG for you too.

RJ
Dec 03, 2009, 04:16 PM
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Thanks RJ.... You're right, I'd seen that photo and it's very informative. I was just curious as to how everyone was grouping the wires as well.

Don C
Dec 08, 2009, 04:47 AM
Fast and getting faster!
Well finally started painting my mx2s should have one done tonight and the 2nd one done by weeks end. Would like to have the 1st one flying by the weekend too. Looks good will post pics when it's done!!
Dec 08, 2009, 09:19 PM
Fast and getting faster!
Pics up Mx2 #1 Painted #2 will look just like this just trying to figure out a different color LOL!!!!
Dec 09, 2009, 03:34 AM
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Pics up Mx2 #1 Painted #2 will look just like this just trying to figure out a different color LOL!!!!
Sweeeeeet!!!!
Dec 09, 2009, 09:26 AM
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RJ,

Are you going to make it to Wichita?

Jerry
Dec 09, 2009, 10:04 AM
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RJ,

Are you going to make it to Wichita?

Jerry
Hey Jerry, I wish I could make it, but it's just too expensive a trip to make it this year. Maybe next time it'll work out better...
Dec 12, 2009, 11:16 AM
HELP I AM BEING SET UP!!
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Originally Posted by EnzoFalconi
I've taken bends and wrinkles out of 3mm printed depron with heat by using a Monokote iron and a damp smooth textured paper towel. It's important to use a paper towel with as smooth a surface as possible. Some paper towels have a very textured surface and I think it would transfer that roughness to the depron. I lay the depron on a flat surface and then put the damp paper towel on top of it. I use the iron to lightly steam press the depron. It usually takes a couple of passes to remove the wrinkle or bend. The steam seems to make the dents puff back up very close to the original thickness of the foam. I keep the iron set about medium or maybe higher and carefuly check the foam after each pass. I do it the same for warped parts, but after I iron them with the damp towel I put a flat surface on top of the warped part and let it cool. So far I've been able to take out some pretty severe warps and wrinkles. I found this method of repair on another RC Groups thread, but I don't remember which one or I'd give credit to the original poster.

Good luck

Michael
I've taken the liberty of copying this gem over to "best build tips" sticky in "builders workshop", hope it's okay Michael! A magic trick this good shouldn't get lost...just tried it on a pretty beat up (creased, warped,bent, indented) Breeze Pro kit I received, crushed by the USPS monkeys. Very impressive results, made an unbuildable kit usable again. Thanks!

Sorry O/T


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