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Old Feb 25, 2002, 10:49 AM
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The Windex has arrived! Great glasswork! The fuse is very roomy. Looks like a winner. Two problems: missing decals, damaged wing. Oh well. I waited a couple of months, I can wait a little longer for replacement parts. I'll post pix as I go along.
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Old Feb 25, 2002, 01:06 PM
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Was your kit damaged in shipping? Just wondering.

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Old Feb 25, 2002, 01:26 PM
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missing decals and damaged wing...those bastards!

keep us updated docphi

cheers,
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Old Feb 25, 2002, 03:46 PM
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I don't think it was shipping damage. The wings are sandwiched between foam sheets and then taped. It looks like the tape was put on too tight and a section of trailing edge has been crushed.

This thing has a HUGE elevator stab!
Old Feb 25, 2002, 09:45 PM
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WOW That's a great looking plane.

Do you have a link to your supplier ?

What did it cost you besides the six months wait ?
Old Feb 25, 2002, 10:37 PM
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Actually, the wait was reasonable - only a couple of months. The supplier is right here on the Ezone - Esprit Models. The kit was $189 plus $19 shipping.
Old Feb 26, 2002, 02:36 AM
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Very nice!!
Please keep us posted on your bullding of the Windex and when you fly her. I want to order one but have too many projects right now.
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Old Feb 26, 2002, 09:14 AM
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I "Fondled" one at the WRAM show - Espirit was there showing their wares.

Very nice and light glass work. My To-Do list is also too long or else one would have been in the car for the ride home.

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Old Feb 26, 2002, 12:56 PM
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No wonder wy it has such a big stab.
That tail is VERY short!

Probebly becous of the motor and all.
Old Feb 27, 2002, 03:11 PM
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While I'm waiting for a replacement wing, I thought I'd start on the fuse.

Jeti 30-3 pops in. There's a plywood motor bulkhead that needs to be epoxied in place. It's already got two holes that fit the Jeti mounting holes perfectly. I suggest drilling motor mount holes before installing the bulkhead (don't ask how I know!). Motor cover tapes on. No mention of cooling holes in the instructions. I might drill them later if the need arises. Max prop clearance is 9x6. I'll probably use 8 or 10 x CP1700.
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Old Feb 27, 2002, 03:14 PM
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View through the rear of the tail. Wires need to be extended. Instructions say epoxy the elevator control pushrod in and then epoxy the tail components. I think I'll use a direct servo in the tail and tape the tail stuff to make it removable. If you epoxy the elevator stab permanently, It's going to be difficult to transport.
Old Feb 27, 2002, 03:16 PM
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Extended wires. Lots of room in the fuse.
Old Feb 27, 2002, 03:18 PM
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I never liked the "hook and rubber band" method of attaching the canopy. A little epoxy and piano wire. A couple of mounting holes in the fuse. Works great.
Old Feb 27, 2002, 05:06 PM
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Very nice!

The brushless setup IS the hot ticket. I'm thinking of putting a Mega 22/20/3 or 4 in mine when the time comes. Your pictures will come in handy.
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Old Feb 28, 2002, 11:51 PM
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Servo installed in tail with direct link to elevator control instead of included cable. A little bit of foam tape for cushion. Extended wire to the forward cabin of course. Shouldn't be too much of a c.g. issue. Just use a bigger battery pack!

Guess what? I plugged it in and turned on the radio. It's a bad servo! Aaarrrgghhh! Well, at least I know the mod works. better to find out now about the bum servo and replace it. Time to scrape some epoxy.

Check your hardware bag gang. Mine is missing a bunch of items. Not that it matters to me because I usually replace the included hardware with better stuff. But, if you include control horns in the kit, why can't you include the screws to attach them? Or how about clevises?
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