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Dec 28, 2012, 11:14 AM
Lee
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Originally Posted by michaelingp
Not sure I understand this one:

"Do my servos stall when I test the radio while holding the flight surface?"

Can you be more specific about how you test this and what the outcome should be?
Does this make more sense:

Can you stop the servo from turning by holding the elevon?

Tell me a better way to say it and I'll change the words.
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Dec 30, 2012, 12:45 AM
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my grim reaper came home today theres one thing im confused about is attacing the elevons to the wing? do i halft to tape them on first and then put the layer over them or do i layer them first and layer the wing body, and then apply tape? and then i add another later of monocote on top of the tape and part of the elevons again?
Dec 30, 2012, 01:48 AM
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You should have laminated the wing and elevons first, then e tape the two pieces together then laminate over the tape.
Dec 30, 2012, 04:15 AM
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You should have laminated the wing and elevons first, then e tape the two pieces together then laminate over the tape.
thats what i though u were supose to do, just when i keep reading instructions it keept confuseing me.
Dec 30, 2012, 09:18 AM
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Laminate wing. Double-laminate both elevons. Hinge the elevons to the wing, top and bottom, with the 1" wide strip of tape. Finally, laminate over the tape (again, top and bottom) with a 2" wide strip of laminate.

Done.
Dec 30, 2012, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by elCapitan
Laminate wing. Double-laminate both elevons. Hinge the elevons to the wing, top and bottom, with the 1" wide strip of tape. Finally, laminate over the tape (again, top and bottom) with a 2" wide strip of laminate.

Done.
Sounds good
Dec 30, 2012, 03:59 PM
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Originally Posted by elCapitan
Laminate wing. Double-laminate both elevons. Hinge the elevons to the wing, top and bottom, with the 1" wide strip of tape. Finally, laminate over the tape (again, top and bottom) with a 2" wide strip of laminate.

Done.
i have a standard ironer, and not a monocote ironer, what should i keep it on when i go to cover the plane? should it be below steam or cotton like 3 or 4?
Dec 30, 2012, 05:31 PM
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i have a standard ironer, and not a monocote ironer, what should i keep it on when i go to cover the plane? should it be below steam or cotton like 3 or 4?
Well, you don't want to shrink it so I think the method was watch to see at what setting water boils off and right about there supposedly is good
Dec 30, 2012, 06:08 PM
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so ive started building im doing a slow build, cause i have no more hot clue and i need to go get another cheap soldering iron for the foam, but so far ive gorillaglused the two halfts of the wings together and i put the string around the airframe, that about it so far.
Dec 30, 2012, 09:11 PM
Lee
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i have a standard ironer, and not a monocote ironer, what should i keep it on when i go to cover the plane? should it be below steam or cotton like 3 or 4?
Take some scraps of laminate and iron them to the your box to get the feel and temperature right.

The laminate can take more heat than the foam. If you see the foam is changing shape your ironing too hot. Stop immediately and cool the iron.

I have a water spray bottle my my bench to rapidly cool the iron if needed.
Dec 30, 2012, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Lee
Take some scraps of laminate and iron them to the your box to get the feel and temperature right.

The laminate can take more heat than the foam. If you see the foam is changing shape your ironing too hot. Stop immediately and cool the iron.

I have a water spray bottle my my bench to rapidly cool the iron if needed.
I have an iron cover, it gives me a good safety margin on the heat of the iron. I find it extremely helpful for the$2 or whatever it costs. Glides smooth over the laminate as well.
Dec 31, 2012, 03:26 PM
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Hey all, how does this look for an ESC for the Deep Reaper XL?

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...C_4A_UBEC.html

With a 4A BEC built in will I need a separate? I would be running this with the 35/36 1400W 550 Turnigy motor. Going to also pick up the BMS 620MG servo's. That should get me off to a good start....

Thanks,

Paul
Dec 31, 2012, 04:02 PM
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For the price of an external becomes it never hurts to grab one and use it.
Dec 31, 2012, 04:12 PM
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Wise words. I will grab one as well. The ESC would be suitable though?

Cheers,

Paul
Dec 31, 2012, 04:37 PM
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Looks suitable to me. I picked up an 80a one but I got the 3536 1800kv 70a is plenty. Your external bec can run your fpv gear as well


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