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Jan 30, 2013, 07:27 PM
Scout CX | mCX2 | mSR | 120SR
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Originally Posted by jwp2
Thats too cool! I like it better than any Gibson or Martin that I have played! Those are some nice looking Les Pauls you have there. I can hear the fat humbucker tone from here!
Funny you say that... went in to local shop one day to buy a Gibson Songwriter Deluxe I was getting a deal of a lifetime on... decided to plunk around on the Taylor while the guy was writing up the Gibson... well, you can see which one I left with
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Jan 30, 2013, 08:03 PM
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I know a guy who did the same thing you did only he was going in to buy a Martin. He too came home with a Taylor.
Jan 31, 2013, 03:40 AM
Scout CX | mCX2 | mSR | 120SR
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Hey North... I put my LED's on the back burner for now.. Although my CF rods look thicker than yours I wanna put these on If you can tell me the length of the rods would appreciate it..looking at your pic"s I guessing 2 1/2 inch of rod?
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If you're talking about the tail brace wires I used something to test cut and test fit to get the ends to end up in the scale locations from looking at pictures of the real Champ from different angles... then cut the CF to that length.

I...
Hey, man.

The top ones are just shy of 69mm... bottom ones are 75mm. .020" carbon fibre rod and foam safe thick CA. I made tiny little pads at the 8 attachment points first with thick CA applied with a toothpick. I'll update my blog.

If you crash into trees etc. you might dislodge one and it might take a flake of paint/foam with it... re-glue it and you can't even tell. They are functional and do work. My horizontal stabilizers are so creased from pre-mod crashes they wouldn't even function without these braces... nice and firm again

I used these pics for placement...

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Jan 31, 2013, 10:37 AM
Rock-n-Aileron Roll!
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Hey, did you do your landing gear?
Not, yet. It's in the hangar, and with the 60mph winds we're getting this week, it's moving up fast in the cue! I've got to finish my Pitts Model 12 and Blade Huey--then it's back to the UMs!
Jan 31, 2013, 10:39 AM
Rock-n-Aileron Roll!
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NORTH...DooooD, That sucks big time Bro. I'm glad the Gibson's came out unscathed. Sucks about the mic though. The Gibson SG was my first "real" guitar Here's a blast from the past I hope will put a smile on your face (for now).

Sorry pdf.
Click "open" then "adobe reader"

Mike.
Mike! I didn't know you were one of the original Beetles!
Jan 31, 2013, 11:33 AM
Epilepsy Awareness
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Mike! I didn't know you were one of the original Beetles!
Jan 31, 2013, 11:44 AM
Fly em if ya got em.
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Isn't it kinda funny? Are all of us RC pilots, in to musical instruments? Seems like we have a lot of common interest. Love that Taylor. One day I shall have one. Good luck with the flooding and hope the best about the Mic.
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Jan 31, 2013, 12:39 PM
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Jan 31, 2013, 01:46 PM
┌∩┐(⋟﹏⋞)┌∩┐ The FAA
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This is the only way I wanna hear about a guitar in a RC Plane thread
Jan 31, 2013, 04:10 PM
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Sorry nightfox, Your right, this is an airplane thread. I guess we are just experiencing a little "cabin fever" while waiting out these long winter months!
Jan 31, 2013, 04:21 PM
┌∩┐(⋟﹏⋞)┌∩┐ The FAA
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Sorry nightfox, Your right, this is an airplane thread. I guess we are just experiencing a little "cabin fever" while waiting out these long winter months!
I'm just yanking your chains around, because, I too, have been inside much too long
Jan 31, 2013, 04:40 PM
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LOL, I know what you mean, Withdrawl from flying our planes is no easy business!
Jan 31, 2013, 09:57 PM
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Sorry nightfox, Your right, this is an airplane thread.
Don't fall for it, he's just stringing you along.

OK, so I am a guitar enthusiast myself!

And, I am on my 2nd Champ. Still hoping Champ #1 will someday fly back home!

RD
Jan 31, 2013, 10:54 PM
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I hope Champ #1 will fly back home too! I like the personal touches you've done to Champ #2.
Feb 02, 2013, 10:15 PM
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Okay, I just received a fresh batch of 600 mAh 1S 35 70C Nano-Techs. Not the best battery money can buy, I know, but that's what I have here. I plan to run them just a short time 3-4 minutes the first few cycles, and then be mindful thereafter as well.

So before I do something terrible to them right off the bat, is there a charging rate I should hit them with the first time? My charger is the generic Celectra variable rate 0.1 to 0.7 thing that comes with most E-flite RTF kits. What's my best rate to start, and then later after the initial break-in?

Thanks in advance for advice.


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