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Feb 11, 2014, 11:56 PM
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Dynam F6F Hellcat Crash Proofing


I've begun installing Carbon Fiber Crash Proofing in my Hellcat. So far I've completed the vertical stabilizer, horizontal stabilizer, cowl, and fuselage. I'm waiting on more CF rods to do the wings.

Click on the pictures for descriptions/notes. Hope this helps!

I will update with pictures of the wing crash proofing as well at the LCLander install when I get to them.

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Description: Looking at the side of the fuse, I've added 4 rods the width of the fuse, 2 on either side of each wing "T-nut" just above the flat part

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Description: Looking down into the fuse at the wing "T-nuts", I added some Gorilla Glue in the recess between the nuts

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Description: Front of the fuse, you can see the 8 rods going front to back - 2 long on either side, 2 short at the top on either side above the motor board, 2 short on either side of the ESC opening. Also not that I installed 2 rods going side to side in front of the

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Description: Here is a view of the 4 wing "T-nut" rods before the fuse haves were glued together. I drilled the holes with the halves apart but glued in the rods after joining them

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Description: Here you can see I added 4 small rods side to side above the flats of the vert stab "T-nuts". These got glued in when I assembled the fuse halves

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Description: Here you can see the line I drew to guide me in drilling for a rod in the tail section in the left fuse half

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Description: Here you can see the 4 rods in each fuse half that run front to rear

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Description: Here is the right side. A sharp guy will notice I added a second elevator control rod...

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Description: The horizontal stab with rods indicating were the rods actually got installed (since you can't see them

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Description: Same for the vert stab

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Description: Here you can see the 6 rods installed in the cowl
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Feb 18, 2014, 06:00 PM
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No such thing as crash proofing. If you cant fly a plane without crashing then you need to go back to basics .
Feb 25, 2014, 03:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Mikemynameis
No such thing as crash proofing. If you cant fly a plane without crashing then you need to go back to basics .
Thanks for sharing Mike! So you have never crashed a plane?!?! EVER?!?!?! Man you must live under a Guardian Angel! Either that or or you have never suffered any mechanical failure in flight (you ever landed a plane with an aileron servo locked at it's extreme, or a twin with a dead motor?) or you just fly nice and SAFE, never pushing your piloting skills to the limit or plain just trying something CRAZY? Show me a video of you flying inverted at full throttle 1 foot off the tarmac and then you can talk sh*t, other wise shut the *f* up! You talk the talk but can you walk the walk? Mike?!?!

BTW, speaking of "basics", you need some work on yours - like basic courteousy, civility, and general overall social skills. Who the hell are you to bag on a post in my personal blog that was done only at the request of other, like minded hobbyists who wanted to gain from my personal experience? My Mother always said "if you don't have something nice to say then SHUT THE *F* UP!"

It's people like you who give this hobby a bad name so go back to your Ivory Tower at your Club Field and leave the rest of us "who can't fly a plane" to "learn the basics". OH! And BTW, when you DO hit the ground (and EVERYONE, even the pros, hit the ground at some point) and are picking up the pieces I will be loading another battery and flying again!
Nov 10, 2014, 10:31 PM
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so how did all this work? I think I saw a vid of the rc landers? I just went fms p47/f6f
Nov 13, 2014, 07:15 PM
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Originally Posted by UH_60_UAS
so how did all this work? I think I saw a vid of the rc landers? I just went fms p47/f6f
Hey UH! The three best things I've ever done to my Dynam Hellcat:

1) The Killer Planes style crash proofing. This is my "pickup truck", I fly her hard and sometimes get a bit too cocky. I've cartwheeled her about 3 times and only suffered minor cosmetic damage!
2) The RCLanders. I fly from a rough field and don't always grease my landings but they have held up extremely well. I've had to tweak them a few times but NOTHING else I've tried works as well. I tried the new FMS Design retracts for their 1400mm Corsair and broke BOTH on the first landing. Motion replaced them and then 4 landings latter I broke another. The RCLs have more than 50 landings on them.
3) The Dynam 650kv motor and MAS 13X8X3 prop. She SCREAMS on this setup but you have to not use full throttle for more than about 30 seconds at a time or risk smokin' it. I've got 20 or 30 flights on this setup with a Dynam 60a ESC
Dec 23, 2014, 10:20 PM
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So did you just wing it or did Steve send instructions? How much was the kit
Dec 24, 2014, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by AkumaZeto
So did you just wing it or did Steve send instructions? How much was the kit
The kit came with printed instructions but pictures would have been helpful. Don't recall what the kit cost but you can look it up on LillerPlanes.com


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