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Old Sep 07, 2012, 02:46 PM
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I just tried to take my aileron servos out to upgrade them and it's not happening without ripping a hole in the wing Anybody had any luck changing theirs? I'm screwed if they strip
Did you ever get an answer, I made a mess getting elevator and rudder servos out but there is enough foam left to make repairs there.
Would like to change ailerion servos out also.

Tim
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 02:58 PM
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Did you ever get an answer, I made a mess getting elevator and rudder servos out but there is enough foam left to make repairs there.
Would like to change ailerion servos out also.

Tim
I could Dremel them out but I choose just to use them. I rarely fly the plane anymore so it's not a concern.
Old Sep 07, 2012, 03:07 PM
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Can I assume ailerion servos are OK to use, they look like a different brand/size.
Tnx Tim
Yeah from what I've read and experienced, they are ok
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Not sure how you reinforced motor mount, have any pictures??
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 03:14 PM
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Did you ever get an answer, I made a mess getting elevator and rudder servos out but there is enough foam left to make repairs there.
Would like to change ailerion servos out also.

Tim
Use a sharp #11 blade to cut around the perimeter of the servo(s) & then use needle-nose pliers & gently pull & wiggle the servo(s) out. If you take yor time it "should" come out without too much trouble or hardly any collateral damage. Works for me anyway...
Old Sep 07, 2012, 03:30 PM
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I don't want to glue the receiver hatch on, just in case I want to get in there in the future so I got a bamboo skewer and cut off about a little more than an inch and glued it into the hatch at center top and pushed it rearward on the fuse to spear into the bulkhead.
To keep the front end secure, I used 2 straight pins with the plastic tips.
Then push in at an angle and then bury them just below flush.
They bite into the foam just behind the cabane.
You can get them back out to remove the hatch by using a needle nose.
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Old Sep 07, 2012, 07:54 PM
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These are WAY too heavy for their function.
Will remake these from light ply and paint yellow.
I will also keep a running total of weight loss and report final weight before batteries.

interesting to see how light it ends up.

my pitts is stock, with pilot, etc. and added stickers, a bunch of gorilla glue on the motor mount & landing gear for reinforcement (not for damage) and with a 4s 1300mah 40c, it floaty floats across the sky in amazement to most everyone. so yours should be amazing. just make sure you use a light weight lipo too.
Old Sep 07, 2012, 08:05 PM
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I ran a razor blade along both sides of the front spar on the top wing (the only one I can figure out how to get out) and removed it by getting a screwdriver under one end.
It is about 3/32 wide and about 1/4 tall.
I had that CF tube in the picture and it is a little shorter, but it does go slightly past the interplane strut mounts so it will be fine.
Another easy significant weight loss !
Old Sep 07, 2012, 08:24 PM
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interesting to see how light it ends up.

my pitts is stock, with pilot, etc. and added stickers, a bunch of gorilla glue on the motor mount & landing gear for reinforcement (not for damage) and with a 4s 1300mah 40c, it floaty floats across the sky in amazement to most everyone. so yours should be amazing. just make sure you use a light weight lipo too.
Yea, who knows, maybe it will fly good on 3s1p 2200 packs that I have.
I haven't bought the 4 cell packs as of yet.
I can't wait to weigh it when all my mods are done.
I think someone here said stock was 1300 grams without the battery ???
Old Sep 08, 2012, 01:48 AM
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Mine is 1267g dry with my mods. Heavier 17g servos, pilot removed, added cf rods, capacitor, etc... My 1800mAh 4s 65c lipos I use are a porky 223g so auw 1490g for me.
Old Sep 08, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Found a couple bargains today at the swap meet.Got the CA hinges I needed for a buck.
I split them in half and installed 29 of them and 1 tiny little Robarts pin style hinge on the bottom of the rudder in the little tab that slides into the end of the fuse.
Bought some real strong magnets and glued them in the hatch area.
Got some lite ply 1/16" to make my interplane strut out of.
Also cut 2 pieces and made that ply sammich on the elevator.
Got a new Hitec HS-81 for $5.00, didn't have arms, but I had a HD one.
Got that installed.
More tomorrow I'm sure !

Jim
Old Sep 08, 2012, 11:42 PM
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Got my red Peaks put together today. Epoxied the motor mount, put loc tite on all metal to metal fasteners, did the skewer mod for the rx hatch, cut a small vent between the faux cylinders for cooling and balanced the prop. Spinner is out of balance so I'll get a new one on there soon. Otherwise it went together nicely and I should be able to maiden in the coming week.

Justin
Old Sep 09, 2012, 12:24 AM
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Got my red Peaks put together today. Epoxied the motor mount, put loc tite on all metal to metal fasteners, did the skewer mod for the rx hatch, cut a small vent between the faux cylinders for cooling and balanced the prop. Spinner is out of balance so I'll get a new one on there soon. Otherwise it went together nicely and I should be able to maiden in the coming week.

Justin
good luck with the maiden . its a sweet flying bird .ive got aboout 5 flights on this one and im glad i got another one.
Old Sep 09, 2012, 10:00 AM
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Found a couple bargains today at the swap meet.Got the CA hinges I needed for a buck.
I split them in half and installed 29 of them and 1 tiny little Robarts pin style hinge on the bottom of the rudder in the little tab that slides into the end of the fuse.
Bought some real strong magnets and glued them in the hatch area.
Got some lite ply 1/16" to make my interplane strut out of.
Also cut 2 pieces and made that ply sammich on the elevator.
Got a new Hitec HS-81 for $5.00, didn't have arms, but I had a HD one.
Got that installed.
More tomorrow I'm sure !

Jim
Your rear servos must have not been glued as well as mine!
The plastic mounts were glued tight to servos so they came out with the servos.
I need to re-glue them back in before installing my 81's.
Tim
Old Sep 09, 2012, 10:09 AM
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Your rear servos must have not been glued as well as mine!
The plastic mounts were glued tight to servos so they came out with the servos.
I need to re-glue them back in before installing my 81's.
Tim
I pulled the rudder servo out with not much resistance.
The plastic pieces were still firmly in the fuse.
The elevator servo was another story.
Grabbed the servo case with a pair of channel locks and really had to twist and pull.
One half of the plastic came with the servo and the other remained in the fuse.
I am only replacing the elevator servo for now.
So I will have a spare china servo for the rudder if it fails.
I am not a hard 3-Der so maybe I will get decent service from the rudder servo ?
Old Sep 09, 2012, 12:08 PM
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hi all...

need flight time with 1800er and 2200er Turnigy lipo pack ? I read the flight performance for aerobatics is much better with 1800er- can you commit this ?


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