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Nov 28, 2014, 08:44 AM
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Final job last night was to silver solder up the linkage, install the mechanism with 5 minute epoxy, install the flat mount servo with some epoxy / milled fiber and finally put some aeropoxy on the arms and tape the boards in position. Then of course the overnight wait fort the glue to cure so you can see if you've wasted hours of time or if it all works

In this case it all works great, solid as a rock
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Nov 28, 2014, 08:51 AM
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In action

BVM T-33 Speed boards (0 min 20 sec)
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Nov 28, 2014, 08:59 AM
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Looks great

Did you do all this work between bites of turkey ?
Nov 28, 2014, 09:27 AM
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Mostly before, dinner was not until about 8

Do you happen to have an instruction sheet for the flap option? I am missing that one.

Need to order a pack or two of panel screws. I think I will take a look at my cockpit parts and see if that will do or if I need the newer parts. Might also order the battery mounts.
Nov 28, 2014, 09:33 AM
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Hmm, looking at my work now I see I failed to sand the paint off the boards where they attach to the arms guess some peel testing is needed. It may be ok, I'm needing to use rough dremel bits to chip it off in spots.
Nov 28, 2014, 10:37 AM
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Do you happen to have an instruction sheet for the flap option? I am missing that one.

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Yep, PM sent
Nov 28, 2014, 11:41 AM
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BTW, if anyone is interested in a Cortex gyro BVM has em today only for $307. Normally $349 and there does not seem to be any wiggle room on the price. Also 15% off generally which doesn't happen often. I bought a cockpit kit and tailpipe kit amongst others...
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Nov 28, 2014, 04:48 PM
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On to the flaps, another hatch to mark out and cut free. Then there are some ply formers to add to the wing root before the flap section is removed. I need to get in here with some sandpaper to scuff things up, at the same time there is a subrib still needed on the inner end of that wing socket. Probably do all the gluing in one go tonight.
Nov 28, 2014, 06:42 PM
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With my luck if I buy a Cortex now a new better one will come out in spring
Nov 28, 2014, 07:00 PM
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Just trying to "help"

I doubt the hardware will change, just software updates...

Btw, there is one purple main for sale on rcu - $50
Nov 28, 2014, 07:06 PM
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Thanks, I need help spending my money. I'll probably get it, just need to convince myself to pull the trigger


One gear, hmm, not sure I'm that good a pilot to land on 1 gear.
Nov 28, 2014, 07:09 PM
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$275 per pair new, bvm will probably sell you one for oh, $200?
Nov 28, 2014, 07:54 PM
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Cortex bought, also bought 3 harnesses from 3drsparts so I can switch between planes

now I cant afford the BVM landing gear, its all your fault
Nov 28, 2014, 09:42 PM
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Man, this flap option is a little scarey Saw off the last inch or so of the trailing edge according to the topside panel line, saw 1/2 way through according to the top panel line then saw in from the TE removing the bottom section where the flap will eventually go...
Nov 29, 2014, 12:32 AM
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Then slice off part of the fuselage


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