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Feb 07, 2004, 11:02 PM
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Great news Gregg, I hope to follow you soon Any chance for some video ?

I'll have the cockpit all done and colored by tuesday (I hope!)
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Feb 07, 2004, 11:44 PM
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Any chance for some video ?
Maybe
Feb 08, 2004, 06:26 AM
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Gregg

Congrats. Great stuff.

Bob
Feb 08, 2004, 12:58 PM
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Hooray!! Congrats on a great maiden Gregg.

Gordon
Feb 09, 2004, 12:42 PM
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Almost complete :
Feb 09, 2004, 12:44 PM
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Cockpit frame rivets were burned in using a solder iron with a thin metal pipe attached, then a small philips iron (1,5mm diameter) was used to burn in the heads. Once painted I'll know how well (if) this worked.
Feb 09, 2004, 01:22 PM
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wow! going for the Ralle look eh i can see you need some flying weather.............
Feb 09, 2004, 03:22 PM
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Haldor, ...it will be very well. sand the rived lines softly (carefully) with 600 grain paper bevor painting and after masking.
Feb 09, 2004, 09:39 PM
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Masked, sanded and shot a light coat of filler on the canopy just to check how it showed through. Looks promising

Paint mask need to stay on a bit longer...
Feb 09, 2004, 09:45 PM
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..and as Gregg implied weather over here isnt worth flying in so I made some improvements on the Panther. This time I made 4 retainers for the tail section. When built per instructions I felt it (the fin/elevator assy) flexed a little too much and I wanted to stiffen it up. Tape over the edges would work but I wanted something tidier. Worked very well

I glued in 4 pieces of plywood along the tail assembly edge and drilled a hole in each. Then a 2mm machine screw was inserted and matching holes on the flange drilled/filed out. I think the pics will tell what I couldnt in words
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Feb 09, 2004, 09:47 PM
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Close-up:
Feb 09, 2004, 10:59 PM
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excellent modification!!!

i used a modified heavy duty servo horn to stiffen the rear. it worked ok, but this looks much better.............
Feb 10, 2004, 03:50 AM
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I've gone over the complete model once again to verify everything so I'll be ready when a window opens for my Panther maiden. She's hot to go, lets hope it will pass the range test this time.

Put her up on the scale with everything and got 2247g (79.3oz)
Power 900W (=180W/pound) Not very far from your numbers Gregg.

How did you use the servo horn to stiffen up the fin?
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Feb 10, 2004, 11:07 AM
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maiden


Good luck on the maiden Haldor.
Feb 10, 2004, 11:41 AM
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Quote:
Originally posted by Haldor
I've gone over the complete model once again to verify everything so I'll be ready when a window opens for my Panther maiden. She's hot to go, lets hope it will pass the range test this time.

Put her up on the scale with everything and got 2247g (79.3oz)
Power 900W (=180W/pound) Not very far from your numbers Gregg.

How did you use the servo horn to stiffen up the fin?
bad pic, but you can see it


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