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Aug 23, 2016, 06:03 PM
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Originally Posted by cflchurch
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I have had my kit for a few weeks and building it slow trying to find the perfect paint job with no luck. . . . . .
What ever your paint scheme be sure to make the top and bottom distinctive.
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Aug 24, 2016, 03:01 AM
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just something simple done with painters tape before final assembly
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Aug 28, 2016, 08:11 PM
Mexia Izonfia
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My favorite motor for this plane is the EMAX CF2812 1600kv Outrunner. It can be found online priced in the $8 to $12 range.

My preferred prop is either an APC 7x5 or 7x6. They give from 7 to 10 minutes of flight from a 1300mah pack depending on throttle use, with the 7x6 giving the faster top speed.

I just finished building a couple new BluFOs, one from model plane foam, and the other from Jim's EPP kit. I tried a new color scheme on them, and was pleased with the way they turned out.

- Joel
Nov 30, 2016, 09:48 AM
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One of my recent customers bought an unpainted EPP BluFO kit at a swap meet I attended and said he was going to airbrush it. He showed me pictures of his previous work and I was amazed and asked him to send me the final results. Here is what he did. So awesome Paul!
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Apr 20, 2017, 10:21 AM
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Bought mine at the Toledo show and just started assembly.

Instructions say that the bevel for the elevens should be on the TOP SIDE of the fuse. I'm used to putting the bevel on the BOTTOM.

What have others done?

Thanks!
Apr 20, 2017, 10:56 AM
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Bottom.
Apr 20, 2017, 01:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyboy Steve
Bought mine at the Toledo show and just started assembly.

Instructions say that the bevel for the elevens should be on the TOP SIDE of the fuse. I'm used to putting the bevel on the BOTTOM.

What have others done?

Thanks!
I did the top by accident. Still flies great, just needs a little more servo travel.
Apr 20, 2017, 03:21 PM
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I think the idea is to put the flat part of the joint on the side with the servos so on the bottom
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Apr 29, 2017, 09:21 AM
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Ah! That makes sense. I'm used to putting servos on TOP of the wing, so I generally have the bevel on the BOTTOM. This design has the servos UNDER the wing, so you put the bevel on TOP.

One more question: Could not figure out where the hatch magnet is supposed to go, or what it's supposed to stick to?

Thanks!
May 03, 2017, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyboy Steve

One more question: Could not figure out where the hatch magnet is supposed to go, or what it's supposed to stick to?

Thanks!
Here are two pics that should explain where. They are from the water version but should be the same here.
Last edited by Timbo383; May 03, 2017 at 02:14 PM.
May 03, 2017, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyboy Steve
Ah! That makes sense. I'm used to putting servos on TOP of the wing, so I generally have the bevel on the BOTTOM. This design has the servos UNDER the wing, so you put the bevel on TOP.

One more question: Could not figure out where the hatch magnet is supposed to go, or what it's supposed to stick to?

Thanks!
There is a piece with a hole in it you squeeze one into and CA. For the hatch proper I slit it from the rear and slide it between and once I am sure the orientation is right, I CA that in place, usually clamping it with some plastic bag until it sets. Basically centered in the rear of the hatch

(sorry, I was in the hospital from friday night until Yesterday at Noon)
Last edited by coreman; May 04, 2017 at 04:21 AM.
May 03, 2017, 03:49 PM
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O Boy! Hope all is OK w/ you now!!

Did the maiden flight this afternoon -- perfect! What a great flying plane.

You really did a FINE job on the design.
May 04, 2017, 04:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Flyboy Steve
O Boy! Hope all is OK w/ you now!!

Did the maiden flight this afternoon -- perfect! What a great flying plane.

You really did a FINE job on the design.
I just did the EPP iteration Joel (MetroGTI) Did the initial design. There is an XL (150% version) being introduced at Joe Nall this year
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May 04, 2017, 08:12 AM
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I really like how the carbon fiber "triangle" makes the thin, floppy EPP really stiff! I've used the CF rods as re-enforcement before, but never glued in the flat ribbons like you have in the kit. Nice design! Light, but rigid.
May 04, 2017, 03:57 PM
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Originally Posted by Flyboy Steve
I really like how the carbon fiber "triangle" makes the thin, floppy EPP really stiff! I've used the CF rods as re-enforcement before, but never glued in the flat ribbons like you have in the kit. Nice design! Light, but rigid.
Thanks. We are hoping it transfers well to the 150%
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