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Aug 16, 2012, 05:30 AM
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another view angle from this Wilow wing joiner test slope.
You can see big landing area
"ready" for F3F competitions slope:-)
behind you can see acc houses
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Aug 17, 2012, 02:37 AM
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As promised, here you can find more pictures of Velika Planina. Enjoy.
Aug 17, 2012, 02:58 AM
Thermal Wrangler
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Sloping Mecca | Velika Planina

Simply amazing site! Thanks for sharing.
Aug 17, 2012, 04:15 PM
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While waiting for my new joiners to arrive I took the time to do some DIY stickers. Of course I couldn't done it without the help of my two little princesses.
Aug 22, 2012, 02:42 AM
Acacia II Lunar Lander
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Great decals, Pisaneli!

I came across something very odd during my build session tonight... The two pushrods supplied with the kit are of differing materials. One is very stiff carbon rod, and the other appears to be Teflon covered with some slippery black coating. The latter is much more flexible, and slightly smaller in diameter.

I'm curious what everyone else has gotten for pushrods... I'm thinking I'll just go to the hobby shop and get another carbon rod, and toss the more flexible one.
Aug 22, 2012, 02:56 AM
Acacia II Lunar Lander
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Speaking of the build, here are some shots...
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I'm planning to have a "shotgun" loading style on the ballast, like on my old Acacia II. I prefer that to risking the ballast spilling out and whacking the servos. Haven't decided if I want it top or bottom loading yet.

The receiver will fit under the deck between the servos and the big honking LiFe battery. No switch; just a big, reliable battery plug to keep it simple. Should be nice and clean.
Aug 22, 2012, 04:33 AM
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Nice build shots!
Some time ago I did send some of the same push rod types that are used in freestylers and the like to the manufacturer. We've now reverted to the more usual carbon ones- that you have one of.

Aug 22, 2012, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by RCRod
I'm curious what everyone else has gotten for pushrods... I'm thinking I'll just go to the hobby shop and get another carbon rod, and toss the more flexible one.
Hi RCRod

Unfortunately I broke my carbon rod while installing horns. I decided to do the old fashion way and used steel rods. I feel safer soldering.

Anyway, in both cases I found it hard to buy a proper rod lenght. Almost every rod is 1m.
Aug 22, 2012, 02:40 PM
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Had a similar problem getting rods for the first willows, hyperflight in the uk stock 1.5m lengths. I now have 200 rods- just incase:-)

Aug 23, 2012, 06:34 PM
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I just got lost in that picture for 20 min !!! WOWZA
Aug 26, 2012, 02:49 AM
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Finished a bit more on the build today...

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Also started the bottom-access shotgun loading on the ballast tube, but forgot to take photos. Looking good so far. Should have that part finished up tomorrow.

I'm really liking how all the wiring and Rx are fitting below the tray. Did a test fit:

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The Rx can be pulled out through the battery slot, if needed.

I ended up ordering a couple of replacement pushrods, since I have a mis-matched pair. Should be in sometime next week, so I can get started on the tails.
Aug 26, 2012, 05:52 PM
Acacia II Lunar Lander
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Here are the shots of the ballast port that I forgot to take last night... I'll probably wait to finish this part until I have my ballast slugs made. I plan to tie the ballast tube and inner nose cone together in this area for strength, and all-around awesomeness.

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Aug 26, 2012, 10:26 PM
building season is here.
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Looking good Rod! Can't wait for you to put it in the air
Aug 26, 2012, 10:36 PM
Acacia II Lunar Lander
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Thanks, Sam... You and me, both!

Oh, and I forgot to mention, that yellow in the sub-nose is Kevlar. My nose got mixed up with Philip's down in SD, and by the time I got down to retrieve it, he'd given it da bidness! It really stiffens it up. Thanks, Philip!
Aug 28, 2012, 12:43 AM
Sloping the Financial Cliff
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After finally getting the wings/joiner/fuse combo to fit, my incidence pine fell out. Two of the 4 fell out before and I just re-glued them, but this one is only 1/16" in the root rib. I think it is time to buy some material, re-do the all and be done with it.
Faster suggestions?

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