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Jan 20, 2013, 02:12 PM
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yeaaa.... no way i'm trying to replicate wood on a composite surface, i'm not that good with an airbrush. lol i'll stick with this one as a fun scale flier and use the 335 for a comp. model
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Jan 20, 2013, 04:05 PM
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No worries! Maybe someone will try this design in scale comp. BTW I've seen the full scale first hand at the Garber storage facility. You can't see wood grain except in areas of damage.
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Jan 20, 2013, 04:42 PM
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A couple pics...
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Jan 20, 2013, 05:08 PM
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Maybe once they get a bit further along with whatever they are doing, then i may do a 2nd horton for myself and copy the smithsonians and then do a comp. model with it then.
Jan 20, 2013, 07:33 PM
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It looks like the winter camouflage paint schematic... Is it?
Jan 21, 2013, 10:51 PM
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ETA of the first flight? I'm excited to see how it goes!
Jan 21, 2013, 11:15 PM
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Sunday.... Maybe
Jan 21, 2013, 11:28 PM
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Jan 21, 2013, 11:33 PM
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if you try you must post video
video video video
absolutely must have some video that plane is going to be epic flying
Jan 21, 2013, 11:47 PM
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I've been lurking here for a while... amazing build and I can't wait to see it fly!

May you have a windless day when the time comes
Jan 22, 2013, 07:36 AM
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we plan to video up, so everyone can quit begging for that. There is still much to do between now and sunday, so don't be surprised if it doesn't happen.
Jan 22, 2013, 08:02 AM
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thanks to G&L Hobbies we have the canopys
Jan 24, 2013, 10:08 PM
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Well, got a bunch done over the past few days in anticipation of flying this thing on sunday.... if it doesn't snow tomorrow.

First up was getting the lower strut landing gear doors installed... ended up having some issues with the upper strut doors and had to remove those, but i'm going to try to re-install them on saturday:

Then got the outer wing panel attachment bolts drilled and tapped.. then I had one of these snap off, permanently attaching the right wing panels forward wing tube to the center section. Anyone have any idea's on remove a 4-40 bolt that is counter sunk about 1" Below the surface?

Then the nose gear doors were converted to electric actuation with a pair of HS82MG servo's:

Gear servo and valve installed:

All of the outer wing panel control surface linkages were completed. The hatch's cut and installed and all of the radio programming completed:

Then I cut out the holes for the wing panel servo extensions:

Then everything.... fan units, batter mounts, rx, match box's, gear sequencer, thrust tubes, all the extensions... yadda yadda yadda............ was installed and the outer wing panels put in place. Tom also dropped by this evening and we did a CG check... good news is, we'll be able to get it into CG with only 8 to 10oz of nose ballast needed... Anyways. here is a photo of all the Stuff needed in the nose to get it to CG ( four- 6s 5000 lipo's, 8oz Nicad battery, 2s2300 A123, 3s2300 A123).

The 3s2300 A123 will be replaced by another 2s2300 A123 battery for receiver power, and the 8oz Nicad battery was just used to determine how much nose weight was needed to get it into CG..
Jan 25, 2013, 02:06 AM
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The bolt-you'll need a piece of brass tube same dia as the hole.And a drill to match the inner.AND a screw extractor to match the drill!
Cut the tube so it sits just proud of the surface,and carefully drill( new bit) a hole as deep as you can.Remove the tube,use the extractor(different types,a common one is a hard steel taper with a left hand spiral)to wind out the bolt.I'll see if I can find a link your side,but most auto repair shops will have them.

There you go-you just need a match with the drill/tube/extractor.

Scrap the above.My metric mind just woke up to how small these are-
A suitable size of these should do,same tube method.
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