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May 28, 2011, 06:02 AM
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Great to hear from you Jim. How is your club doing with their Reapers?
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May 28, 2011, 12:32 PM
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covering film


I would like to replace the covering film on my GrimReaper. What is exactly the covering film used for this (thickness and melt temperature?) I saw a site where they sell laminate films Here is the link. Do you think the 1,2mil is better than the 1,5mil for this purpose?

http://www.laminatorwarehouse.com/laminating_film.shtml
May 28, 2011, 02:02 PM
Lee
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We use 3 mil
May 28, 2011, 03:58 PM
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Hey Lee, what do you think about this one I've found in canada. It's 3 mil, UV resistant, gloss and supposed to have a lower melting temperature and a better bonding properties. It's wider though compared of what I recieved in you kit (38" vs 18 "). If not, there is another option. But they don't mention it's UV resistant . Have you ever had problem with laminate that were not UV resistant? They are probably all UV resistant at some point anyway.

Option #1 : Digikote uvx wide format roll laminating film gloss 3″ core
3 mil Gloss UVX
38 x 500

Option #2: Low melt mr roll laminating film gloss 1″ core
Recommended for most applications,
offset print, copies and inkjet prints

18″ x 250′

Regards,
May 28, 2011, 04:38 PM
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The laminate would work. It doesn't fold well in two directions at the same time without damage.
May 28, 2011, 04:43 PM
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We had a flyer drop his transmitter while launching his Reaper with the throttle wide open. The plane climbed into a nose up position and did a slow vertical roll giving him just enough time to pick up the radio and get control of the plane. It was so impossible we couldn't believe it really happened and he didn't crash.

We also have a flyer with an ESC that has a brake on it and he has it set even though he doesn't have a folding prop. I would suggest that you deactivate the brake unless you have a folding prop. The ESC will use battery power when you are gliding to keep the prop from turning.
May 28, 2011, 05:05 PM
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I just got my motors from

http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...5&productname=

They look like they are good quality but they don't come with any hardware or nose cones or motor mounts.

Luckily they fit on our motor mount and I like the prop savers on pusher props.

Lee
May 28, 2011, 05:57 PM
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"The laminate would work. It doesn't fold well in two directions at the same time without damage. "

What do you mean by doesn't fold well in two directions without damage? Is this or is this not the same stuff I had in my reaper kit?

By the laminate would work you mean both options will work?

Regards,
May 28, 2011, 10:04 PM
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No big deal if you are pulling it off of a roll. Just leave it on the roll until you use it.
May 28, 2011, 10:29 PM
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This is the hardware kit for the motor.

http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...9&productname=
May 29, 2011, 08:45 AM
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Cool thanks, just wanted to be really sure as this 500 feet roll will last a couple of repairs
May 29, 2011, 09:48 AM
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Now you need to build a plane that takes the whole roll.
May 29, 2011, 11:34 AM
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With that much lam, who needs foam?

Waiting for trade winds to drop this eve so I can maiden my Reaper at last~~
but looking at WindGuru made be wishful thinking.........H
May 29, 2011, 02:45 PM
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guys, need some advice, i am planning on getting a folding prop for this motor http://www.rctimer.com/index.php?gOo...5&productname= and wondering on what size is best, i am getting 7 x 4 blades, but not sure of the spinner size, i am looking at these http://www.electricwingman.com/product.aspx?product=538 and wondering what size back plate is best, they go from 32mm up to 50mm, so can those guys with folders give me a good size to go for
carl
so no one using folding props can give me help ??
carl
May 29, 2011, 06:03 PM
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First the Assassin, then the Widowmaker, now time for the Reaper....I may be addicted....


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