Feb 03, 2012, 02:09 PM
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I have started my mx-building spree for E-Fest finished one for my friend Clay who will be coming down with me. Now Im working on the next two lol.... Pictures of the first one below.




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Feb 03, 2012, 02:23 PM
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Devin , really nice paint job! Guess we'll get to see videos of it flying at efest?

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Feb 03, 2012, 02:44 PM
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Thanks this one actually was painted by another friend of mine locally here my pain skills aren't that up to par... This is the one I painted last night.


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Feb 03, 2012, 06:01 PM
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Now those are nice paint jobs!
Feb 05, 2012, 04:41 PM
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cg


Tip- manual says start cg 1" fwd of canopy, got about 30 packs on mine, I think 0"fwd is much better. 1" is pretty far fwd and dowbt many would like it there. Bad gouge.
rest.
great bird! ailerons are very very powerful, have some problems keeping gear glued straight, could be because i land on blacktop.

Think ill stick w epp next time, as depron is just a little too stressful.
Feb 06, 2012, 08:44 AM
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Originally Posted by brokeneck View Post
Think ill stick w epp next time, as depron is just a little too stressful.
These planes really serve an entirely different purpose than depron. Simply put, these are not designed to crash (but they do repair easily).

While a foamy, i dont think was intended for bashing; it is highly precise and light.


In regards to the landing gear, if flying outside the best way to avoid abusing your gear is to catch it out of the air in a close hover.
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Feb 06, 2012, 12:31 PM
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Thanks this one actually was painted by another friend of mine locally here my pain skills aren't that up to par... This is the one I painted last night.


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I have a little question please, I see you use a very powerfull vpp plane with only one servo for the ailerons. I would like to know what is your solution to make the hinges and control horn strong, because I have a lot of problems with that, every time I use reverse pitch, do manuever with the elevator and live the aileron servo at the neutral position, I break the hinges or the control horns !
Thanks.
Feb 06, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Now we are using a small Dubro hinge at the root of the aileron to hold everyhthing together nicely and then using glass over the top of each hinge to really hold everything together

I attached a picture of how I did it on my mini MX.



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Feb 07, 2012, 01:06 PM
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Nice Devin, I definately admire your skills....
Feb 07, 2012, 01:49 PM
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Thank you !

Also its hard to tell but there is 1/2 oz glass cloth over each side of the hinge set with Zap foam safe CA. It cures slower than the bsi glue I use for everything else.



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Feb 11, 2012, 08:51 AM
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Devin,
What micro swivels are you using? You probably said once already and I just over looked it.......my bad if you did! Lol
Feb 12, 2012, 03:49 AM
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For the control links we use T-Rex 250 ball links.

,Devin McGrath
Feb 12, 2012, 08:43 AM
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Ahaaaaa, thanks!
Feb 13, 2012, 08:41 PM
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hi pilots


i have tried the axi 2203 vpp with the vpp mont ...but the broblem is that when i click the nagetive pich the prop hits the servo on the mount so it cant go further ...so the plane doesnt have enough negative thrust....can anyone help pilots
Feb 13, 2012, 09:50 PM
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Hey iloveflying.... I designed a mount that works perfect for this set up and avoids that issue. Let me know if I can help, I am working on a thrust vectored mount as well Check out the site for pics... and if you could post pics of your issue this would help others!
Thanks
John

http://www.freewebstore.org/XtremeFo...0_3189652.aspx


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