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May 01, 2012, 08:50 PM
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Muddy mess....


Here is how muddy it is.
Sean already going full towel roll and the inside still look like this.
I should take a pictures before he was cleaning.

The wing completely done gone. The water soak total destroy it.
Hope the stabs be alright.
Taking a part and goes through what is left.
From the look of it.
Maybe just some servo didn't get wet and the fan housing can be use again.
The rest of the electrical is going to trash can.
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May 01, 2012, 08:54 PM
Landin' On The Canopy BAD
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I will never fly on a muddy day again....
May 01, 2012, 08:58 PM
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If the plane just flew for few more yards. It be a lot left and dry soft ground.
May 01, 2012, 08:59 PM
Landin' On The Canopy BAD
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just one of those unlucky days i guess...
May 01, 2012, 09:04 PM
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Specially the toy you been waiting for over year to get it.
Lucky enough one of the member had spare one and I jump on it right away as soon this one when in.
May 01, 2012, 09:05 PM
Landin' On The Canopy BAD
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Well, best of luck with the second one Tam, I really look forward to seeing all your mods! Your habu stuff works great!
May 01, 2012, 11:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Tamjets
Here is how muddy it is.
Sean already going full towel roll and the inside still look like this.
I should take a pictures before he was cleaning.

The wing completely done gone. The water soak total destroy it.
Hope the stabs be alright.
Taking a part and goes through what is left.
From the look of it.
Maybe just some servo didn't get wet and the fan housing can be use again.
The rest of the electrical is going to trash can.
Your best bet is to get a tub of rubbing alcohol and just dunk the parts in it. (not batts of course). Then blow dry with compressed air and leave to dry for a few days and it should be fine.
Electronics are usually fine if they are not powered back up until they are dry.
May 02, 2012, 12:07 AM
Just having fun before I die!
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Wow Tam!

You went Mud Boggin! Looks like my buddy's Jeep after a day in the mud! That must of not been fun retrieving it. Sorry for your loss did you receive your 2nd one yet? Can't wait to see and F-4 with a turbine!


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Originally Posted by Tamjets
Here is how muddy it is.
Sean already going full towel roll and the inside still look like this.
I should take a pictures before he was cleaning.

The wing completely done gone. The water soak total destroy it.
Hope the stabs be alright.
Taking a part and goes through what is left.
From the look of it.
Maybe just some servo didn't get wet and the fan housing can be use again.
The rest of the electrical is going to trash can.
May 02, 2012, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Michael Paxton
Your best bet is to get a tub of rubbing alcohol and just dunk the parts in it. (not batts of course). Then blow dry with compressed air and leave to dry for a few days and it should be fine.
Electronics are usually fine if they are not powered back up until they are dry.
Mike,
I able save all the servos.
The RX still work.
But I wouldn't put back the F-4. Save it for foamie airplane.

Here is the lost.
Motor is gone.
Rotor is gone.
ESC send back for service.
BEC Pro soak and short out.
Lipo soak and completely dead.
Nose and one main retract is gone.

The cause for the problem the motor wire got short and burn out.
May 02, 2012, 12:38 AM
deltas are cool
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Originally Posted by Tamjets
Mike,
I able save all the servos.
The RX still work.
But I wouldn't put back the F-4. Save it for foamie airplane.

Here is the lost.
Motor is gone.
Rotor is gone.
ESC send back for service.
BEC Pro soak and short out.
Lipo soak and completely dead.
Nose and one main retract is gone.

The cause for the problem the motor wire got short and burn out.
where was it shorted ...to the can? or inside somewhere?
May 02, 2012, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by AIR SALLY
where was it shorted ...to the can? or inside somewhere?
Right at the end the wiring.
This old motor had 100 hundred of flight and been in out many time in three different Habu 32.
So it can be over time wiring moving around and pull in out enough to open the wire cover to short.

Here is our boy been so good cleaning my mess.
He can't wait to get stick time on my second F-4.
Sunday he got so sad and cry with mom when get home.
Daddy broke both airplanes and I did't get to fly.
Last edited by Tamjets; May 02, 2012 at 12:50 AM.
May 02, 2012, 12:49 AM
deltas are cool
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bummer ...well atleast you know what caused it and can keep an eye on the wire and instlation next time .
May 02, 2012, 02:06 AM
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Nothing goes stop me now.
Working on the turbine conversion and this what I got so far.
Remove the front former to fit a pair of 10 oz each side fuel tank and it is right on the CG.
I be using 4oz airtrap tank in the front of the ducting. So all the fuel be right on the C.G.
Making new former to mount the turbine and bifurcated pipe.
The bifurcated pipe be done tomorrow night.
Last edited by Tamjets; May 02, 2012 at 02:13 AM.
May 02, 2012, 02:09 AM
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Sorry for the loss Tam. The only good thing is... you got rid of the shine on the paint ! ;O
May 02, 2012, 04:07 AM
deltas are cool
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he did'nt get to fly ? where his F-86 ? the T conversion looks good .ck my F-20 Thread ..you need to put a turbine in one of these when i get it done


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