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Nov 08, 2017, 11:20 AM
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Kinetic 2 Meter - K2mDP


I picked up a nice used Kinetic 2 Meter this past weekend. There's a few cracks in the tail but it's been repaired and is solid. The overall build looks good but I will go over everything.





Update: A pic on the rock at Weldon after a fun day. 5/19/18

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Nov 08, 2017, 01:16 PM
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Pics from former owner...





















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Nov 08, 2017, 01:18 PM
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Tail repair...
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Nov 09, 2017, 08:14 AM
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A little color added to the horizontal stab.
Nov 13, 2017, 11:04 AM
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Servo install is clean. Just needed a drop of CA on the Clevis pins for a rock solid, zero slop setup.
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Nov 13, 2017, 11:06 AM
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Wing tips are masked for painting. Tamiya masking tape is good stuff.
Edit: Too much wind to paint so far this week.
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Nov 14, 2017, 11:08 AM
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I blew out the dust from the servo bays using compressed air. It looks like I blew some oil right out of the servo case so better be careful next time.
Covers were cleaned up and glued in using the new clear Gorilla glue. I put a few drops in a bottlecap and used a wooden skewer to dab it on.
The covers will also be taped for added security and to try to keep Weldon sand out.
Nov 15, 2017, 10:59 AM
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Bad weather moving in so I painted the wingtips last night.
Came out pretty good. Only a single heavy coat.
Nov 17, 2017, 05:06 PM
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Getting the front end ready. Looks like it's very tail-heavy on first check.
Dec 11, 2017, 12:01 PM
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Yep, tail-heavy. I ended up adding 10oz of lead shot and 2 oz of removable noseweight to get to 55mm, which is a few mm in front of the recommended 58.5 CG.
After adding all that noseweight I had to switch to a 6 ch rec'r to get everything to fit.
Mar 20, 2018, 06:19 PM
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nice looking stu,
i need another one of them. gimme that one!

marty
Mar 26, 2018, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by prplgoat
nice looking stu,
i need another one of them. gimme that one!

marty
Nope, this one's a keeper.
I flew it to 257 on it's first weekend out.
Forgot to take the obligatory Weldon rock pic.
May 21, 2018, 10:23 AM
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On the rock at Weldon. Got it to 242 in 20-30 winds. This plane loves to pull hard.
Jun 19, 2018, 12:12 PM
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Getting more comfortable with the 2M. Got it to 261 last weekend and put on a bunch of laps. Still working on better landings.
Jun 19, 2018, 12:18 PM
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i think it does take some getting used to. hopefully i'll get more than 5 minutes out of this one!!! i really paid attention to the way spencer was flying his last time. it's a little different style than the buxton round laps. it really accelerates on the paper clip turns.....
maybe i'll catch up with you this fall stu.

marty


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