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Oct 15, 2019, 05:24 AM
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Still waiting on my wheels coming from China.
Arrived at US customs on September 8th and then disappeared.
They are sending me another set to arrive whenever.
I am going to make another set of the originals (I have the wheels in G-code for my homemade CNC router).
This time I will make some kind of hub. That is where my weakness has been.
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Oct 15, 2019, 03:50 PM
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I made hubs for the foam wheels by drilling a hole through a Nylon bolt and passing that through the wheel with largish plastic washers each side. I thinned both the head of the bolt and the nut to make the assembly neater.
These wheels work really, really well.
Oct 16, 2019, 09:50 AM
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If you have some free time make a set of these wire wheels. I've been using them on my models for years. Cheap and easy to make.

Tutorial and plans are here:
Oct 16, 2019, 04:24 PM
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I must add that my wheels are made of 3 laminations of MPF.
This tough and resilient foam handles the job with ease.
http://www.modelplanefoam.com/
Oct 27, 2019, 06:04 PM
Jim
Is there an updated .pdf for this build? My old copy doesn't have all the new features of more up to date pdf files....pg numbers...alignment marks, ect...?
Oct 27, 2019, 06:05 PM
Jim
or...maybe I don't know the optimum settings to choose on my printer...
Oct 27, 2019, 06:12 PM
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PRINTER ?

This is totally a foamy unless you have some deco you want to embellish it with.
Something like fake Manifold exhaust stacks.
Oct 27, 2019, 06:49 PM
Jim
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Originally Posted by birdofplay
PRINTER ?

This is totally a foamy unless you have some deco you want to embellish it with.
Something like fake Manifold exhaust stacks.
Plans are 25 pages of un-numbered, no hash mark puzzle pieces. Just trying to save myself a bit of a headache....I'm lazy.
Last edited by Jim_W; Oct 27, 2019 at 06:57 PM.
Oct 27, 2019, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Jim_W
Plans are 25 pages of un-numbered, no hash mark puzzle pieces. Just trying to save myself a bit of a headache....I'm lazy.
On your printer's set up page , select "cut marks" & "labels" .
Oct 27, 2019, 07:11 PM
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Or take the PDF file to FedEx Office and have them print the plans on their large format printer . The last time I did that it cost me about $8 .
Oct 27, 2019, 07:47 PM
Jim
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Or take the PDF file to FedEx Office and have them print the plans on their large format printer . The last time I did that it cost me about $8 .
I think this idea is the ticket! Thank you sir.
Oct 27, 2019, 08:15 PM
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I think this idea is the ticket! Thank you sir.
Let us know how it all turns out !
Oct 27, 2019, 08:29 PM
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Printing and cutting and taping and then more cutting plus the expense of printer ink,
arrrggghh !
That is why I started doing a CNC cutting service back in 2005.
I have N E V E R made a foamy by that method.

So now Three Full sheets of MPF foam is !~ $36 plus shipping these days.

Just sayin'

Bob @ Hoosier Cutout service
Nov 04, 2019, 09:02 PM
Jim
I finally made it to my local FedEx print shop today. $7.41 to print the plans full size...very reasonable IMO! I've glued the plans to DTFB for making templates. As soon as my #11 blades come in, I'll get started making the templates. I'll be using MPF for building the actual plane.

Yes, it is laborious but I'm retired so I should have plenty of time.
Nov 08, 2019, 09:46 AM
Jim
I'm about ready to start assembly of my Slowly, but I can't find much info on battery placement. If anyone has first hand knowledge on this subject I would be in your debt for some guidance here!! I know ideally it should be placed at the CG, but I'm still looking for suggestions.

I'm planning on using something in the 24 gram weight range motor wise, and a 500mah 2S or 3S.

Thanks in advance,

Jim
Last edited by Jim_W; Nov 08, 2019 at 09:56 AM.


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