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May 23, 2019, 12:24 AM
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Nothing wrong with Naked Carbon wings on a Renegade
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May 23, 2019, 08:23 AM
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I like that Cub Yellow painted fuselage Dom,

Exactly what my Yellow Rennie needs to complement the tailfeathers and stripes

I even like the Black panel joining of your wings, played against the Yellow fuselage. It looks like an accent in your picture, with the nosecone and turtledeck fit over it
May 23, 2019, 09:45 AM
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WOW.....I'll have to get mine together.
May 23, 2019, 02:07 PM
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Before I post a want ad in the classifieds, does anybody here- whom will also be flying at Coyote on Saturday- have a dead Hitec standard sized, metal gear servo(s)? I need to try to tap the servo arm screw from a metric 2.6mm to 4-40 threads and see if it retains enough strength afterward.
May 23, 2019, 06:44 PM
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Before I post a want ad in the classifieds, does anybody here- whom will also be flying at Coyote on Saturday- have a dead Hitec standard sized, metal gear servo(s)? I need to try to tap the servo arm screw from a metric 2.6mm to 4-40 threads and see if it retains enough strength afterward.
It should be fine.
The tap drill for a 2.5mm is .08 in. The tap drill for a 4-40 is .089 in.

Maybe glue it w/ locktite.
May 23, 2019, 09:29 PM
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Google conversion shows .004" more for 2.5mm to 2.6mm.....so it's really close for the DRILL BIT itself....but tapping a similar diameter hole but with a different pitch than ALREADY threaded, means lots of critical metal will be "tapped out". Hrmpphhh
May 23, 2019, 09:34 PM
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Google conversion shows .004" more for 2.5mm to 2.6mm.....so it's really close for the DRILL BIT itself....but tapping a similar diameter hole but with a different pitch than ALREADY threaded, means lots of critical metal will be "tapped out". Hrmpphhh
I have a roll tap that might be better.
It forms the threads instead of cutting them.
May 23, 2019, 09:52 PM
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Howzabout....you machine a pair of ball socket studs with a 2.6mm thread?!

BTW, my goal is to replace the servo arm screw with a ball stud...appropriate threaded rod will then connect the two pitcheron servos to each other and then to the fuse/tray directly.
Why?
The servo output shafts rock a good bit within their support bearings (not gear backlash.)
On a pitcheron, this rocking slop means a good 1/4"+ at the wing TE!!!
May 23, 2019, 09:56 PM
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Unfortunately, "plan A" won't work since too much plastic would need to be ground off to allow these ball links to not interfere...
May 24, 2019, 08:31 PM
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My new to me carbon Renegade


Have only flown in lighter conditions, cant wait for some bigger air.
May 24, 2019, 09:54 PM
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Have only flown in lighter conditions, cant wait for some bigger air.
Looks Good! I am very happy with mine. I want to build another one. But I have a Contender and a Raider to do as well.
May 24, 2019, 10:44 PM
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Thanks. There's a couple CR kits I wish I could get my hands on. Have fun with your builds.

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Looks Good! I am very happy with mine. I want to build another one. But I have a Contender and a Raider to do as well.
May 24, 2019, 11:09 PM
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Unfortunately, "plan A" won't work since too much plastic would need to be ground off to allow these ball links to not interfere...
Ok, I see what your trying to do.

If it were me, I would tap the hole and put a nut on the bottom...

The plastic isn't going to hold the treads.

or get metal arms and do the same.
May 25, 2019, 10:05 AM
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Hehe, you still don't get it. In the pic above, the bolt for the ball link would replace the servo wheel's center bolt. Can't nut it.

Got the idea here, about 2/3 down the page:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...tcheron/page31


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