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Old Apr 03, 2005, 05:43 PM
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My Groove.


Hey fellas,
Here's my groove. She's got a lot of flights, probably about 200. Setup is as follows:

Sheeted fuse including aft turtle deck and hatch
Carbon rod reinforcement on stringers in fuse. ( for ground handleing)
AXI 2808
Hs55's with carbon control rods.
PQ 2200 3S narrow packs.
berg 5ch Rx.

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Old Apr 03, 2005, 05:43 PM
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She looks really great Cptmike.
Love the checkerboard detailing.
Old Apr 03, 2005, 05:44 PM
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OK, how do I post pics?
Old Apr 03, 2005, 07:46 PM
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First make sure each image is no more than 100kb. Then click the "manage attachment" button on the post window under "additional options". Browse to the file. Click upload and then you are golden.
Old Apr 03, 2005, 08:11 PM
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Something a little more sedate - SQuiRT


Here are two pictures of my SQuiRT that was finished and first flown a week ago.

Direct drive GWS 400
GWS 7x3.5 prop
2s lithiums - Kokam 2000s or TP2100s so far
Pixie 20P

Sombra Shadow 1 Rx
2 Waypoint 060 servos

Weight 11.7 ounces plus battery

Covering is antique and transparent green Aerofilm (AKA Solarfilm)
Old Apr 03, 2005, 08:25 PM
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Is that the way the kit calls for the motor to be mounted?
Old Apr 05, 2005, 01:07 AM
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Yes. Accessible. Flexible (from a crash-damage-resistance point of view). Very appropriate to the plane's main mission (basic training). Granted, it's not the prettiest way to go.....
Old Apr 05, 2005, 09:19 AM
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Is it simply the 2 zip ties or does something else secure the motor as well? I don't care about the looks and knowing SA I am sure it is well thought out. Just wondered what keeps the thrust line in alignment?
Old Apr 05, 2005, 11:50 AM
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It's a GWS direct drive speed 400 mount. The motor is held down to the mount by two rubber bands. The mount itself is form fitted to the motor and prevents it from pulling forward or twisting. The rubber bands allow the motor to pop out of the mount in a crash in an attempt to preserve parts.
Old Apr 05, 2005, 07:54 PM
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Here's my DiddleBug. Just maidened tonight and she flew great, even in 5-10mph winds! Returned to the field and back in the hanger undamaged.

Steve
Old Apr 05, 2005, 09:19 PM
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Steve, that's one of hte best pics of the Diddlebugs that I've seen.
Old Apr 05, 2005, 11:11 PM
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Finally got mine all re-assembled and this time powered with a Razor 400, "C" gear and an APC 10x7 SF prop.
With a TP 3s1p 2100 she weighs 17.5 oz... AUW !!!

Jim

PS... added some stripes on the bottom so these old eyes can keep better sight of top from bottom...
Old Apr 06, 2005, 01:11 AM
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Let's see here


I hope this works, I'll try to post pics now.
Old Apr 06, 2005, 01:12 AM
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Guess it worked but they're bad pics. I swear it looks better in person. You can't even see the chrome trim in these pics. I'll try to post better ones.
Old Apr 06, 2005, 03:24 AM
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Really like the bottom. It's like a reversed Art Scholl scheme.


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