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Sep 30, 2003, 12:35 PM
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Any E-Starter body and mechanics tips?

I have done a search and have some questions left.
Any building tips would be great.

-Any kind of puttys I can use to hide fuselage seams?

-What grit sandpaper should I use to remove the foam flashing and bumps?

-Will spray enamels make the plane too heavy?

-Strengthing tips?

-I'd like to use scale wing supports.

-Should I get aftermarket control wires or are the stock ones decent?

-I am not planning on glueing the servos in, any fastening ideas?

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Sep 30, 2003, 07:55 PM
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I use plain old light weight spackel that you can get at any hardware store.

220 - 400 works good on foam. If your going to paint it finish it with 400.

Not if you spray it on with very light coats. Make sure the paint is foam friendly.

It's a pretty sturdy plane as designed, but I did use balsa for the ali, elev and rud. and I made my own landing gear from some aluminum stock.

I'm not sure what you mean by "scale wing supports" I'm assuming you want to use something other than the supplied struts. I also made some struts from aluminum strut material.

I just used a drop of 5 min epoxy on the servos. Very solid and if you only use a small amount they're easy to remove if you need to.
I used the supplied control rods and they have worked out OK.

If you do a search for "Kandy Korn" you'll find a post where I went into detail about some of the mods I made on my EStarter.
I'm currently flying mine with a MPJet 25/35, but it flys very well with the stock motor.

Have fun it's a nice plane.

Last edited by KLH; Sep 30, 2003 at 08:29 PM.