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Old Oct 05, 2012, 07:47 PM
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I'm very envious, Charles. It looks beautiful.
Old Oct 06, 2012, 07:50 PM
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Any concern about the wing loading of this model? apparently it will come it at about 16 oz/sq in, which is double what a $500 Topmodel glider will come in at. Or does the span and airfoil make it work and thermal well at higher speed anyways?
Old Oct 06, 2012, 08:10 PM
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Nice to see they actually put some carbon around the hatch opening, though it would be nice to see some around the leading edge of the wing.

The wing loading is not bad at all for a model this size. I would expect it to be capable of covering ground well and not a floater, but if the airfoil is right should still thermal just fine.
Old Oct 07, 2012, 11:02 PM
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Great Pix Charlescd :-)
I'll be checking back on this one. Looks identical to the OK Models version, so fit should be very precise like their other offerings in my hanger.

Would tape really suffice for securing all wing panels?
I'd have to break the masala down for transport/storage.

-8th
Old Oct 08, 2012, 05:14 PM
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well that ends that for me. I went through the Yahoo/Gmail checkout method. Order cancelled.

So I guess I will be contacting Espirit and ponying up the big bucks.
Old Oct 09, 2012, 06:19 AM
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You can also try Icare Rc. They are located in Canada and ship some of the same models as Esprit.
Old Oct 16, 2012, 08:43 PM
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The Power HD HD-1711mg fit the servo braces perfectly. You can epoxy blocks to the brace and screw the servo in or you can glue the servo. I personally use a 40 watt glue gun. Once this stuff dries it's not going anywhere. If every you need to remove the servo, you can peel this stuff away with a lot of patience.

They suggest using several extensions for plugging the servo to the receiver but since i had some wires and plugs lying around I made my own.

Use a 9/64 drill bit and make the hole for the aileron control horn by hand. It has to stick out 10mm. Once the hole made, use epoxy to glue it in permanently.

Be careful making the Z-bend on the linkage. The rods are very brittle metal and i broke the 1st one with hardly any force at all. I had to go through my parts bin and make another rod.

Once again I use a glue gun and glue the servo brace into the wing. Next I use Avery vinyl paper. It's what is used to cover books. I use this primarily for graphics on planes, repairs and holding servo covers. It comes in a lot of colors, it's easy to use and it's dirt cheap.

One wing panel finished.
Old Oct 16, 2012, 09:22 PM
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Nice ideas shown. ??concerns about the gauge of those long extensions ???

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 06:10 AM
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I'm not sure of the wire size but it's the same size wire as the original servo or my other pre-made extensions.

In a case like this, should i use thicker gauge wire?
Old Oct 17, 2012, 10:19 AM
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Most servo wire is 26 or 28 gauge that results in significant voltage drop, especially with digital servos that use more current than analog. Futaba specifically makes 22 gauge long extensions for that reason.

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Old Oct 17, 2012, 12:32 PM
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Well I think i'm ok as i was using #20 on the wire stripper. Guess i have 20 guage wire. I'll check when i get home to see if anything is written on the actual wire.

Thanks for the info on wire guage thickness.
Old Nov 23, 2012, 05:50 PM
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Any news on your build? I just ordered one.
Old Nov 23, 2012, 11:07 PM
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Hi Steve1814,

I've put it aside for now since I'm building a tow plane. I have an AMR trainer 50 on the table. Once I finish the wing sections, the Masala will continue to be worked on.

I need a bigger house !!!
Old Nov 24, 2012, 08:24 PM
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