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May 20, 2019, 11:37 AM
Lenny Las Vegas

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You bet, Ill upload as I do the steps.
Thank you John as it would really as Iím not familiar with gas planes only have done electric...yes sir a Really big help..thanks again John....Lenny
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May 20, 2019, 11:53 AM
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Busy weekend, still waiting for my servos to get here, hopefully today.

Elevator is glued on, I had to do a little shaving in the fuse to get it square to the wing, but it all went well. I had to do the same to the bearcat. Once its all glued in you can go in the back bottom of the fuse and drop some glue in there too.

The wing center section, I took a pen and marked on the fuse where the colors line up, to help with lining it up in the future.

I got everything hinged, they call for epoxy so I did that, and they say to pin the elevator hinges with tooth picks, I did that and the ailerons too, for fun.

I always cut the covering out of the way under the control horns, and glue the horns as well as screwing them on.

The rudder control rod, just like I did with the bearcat build, I added some ply pieces to take the slop out of the bottom. Also, the little eye you thread onto the rod for the rudder control linkage to hook to, drill it out, mine split..

The tailwheel linkage, the black horn, I had to sand mine down for a smooth fit, otherwise it was too tight, then I ground a slot for the collar set screw outside of the tire to keep it locked on there. And a touch of blue locktite.

And I glued on the filler piece on the front bottom of the wing.
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May 20, 2019, 11:54 AM
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Glued in the dowels for the wings, I had to do some filing on the wing center section to get everything smooth and one dowel was off a tiny bit, but it fits great now. The manual says to glue the aluminum spar into the wing center section, I dont think Im going to do that. BUT, measure and get it centered, and mark it with something so you know where it has to be.

Then the little cap to finish off the tail area
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May 20, 2019, 12:01 PM
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Retracts and doors. With the way the gear is on this, you have two options for the 'doors', one is to space them out beyond the tires so they dont run when the suspension works, or like I chose to do, get them to fit the wing right and trim to clear the tires when compressed.

Also you should file where the little fillets are under the retracts, once you screw the retracts in place once, youll see where they go.
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May 20, 2019, 12:09 PM
Lenny Las Vegas

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Busy weekend, still waiting for my servos to get here, hopefully today.

Elevator is glued on, I had to do a little shaving in the fuse to get it square to the wing, but it all went well. I had to do the same to the bearcat. Once its all glued in you can go in the back bottom of the fuse and drop some glue in there too.

The wing center section, I took a pen and marked on the fuse where the colors line up, to help with lining it up in the future.

I got everything hinged, they call for epoxy so I did that, and they say to pin the elevator hinges with tooth picks, I did that and the ailerons too, for fun.

I always cut the covering out of the way under the control horns, and glue the horns as well as screwing them on.

The rudder control rod, just like I did with the bearcat build, I added some ply pieces to take the slop out of the bottom. Also, the little eye you thread onto the rod for the rudder control linkage to hook to, drill it out, mine split..

The tailwheel linkage, the black horn, I had to sand mine down for a smooth fit, otherwise it was too tight, then I ground a slot for the collar set screw outside of the tire to keep it locked on there. And a touch of blue locktite.

And I glued on the filler piece on the front bottom of the wing.
Thanks John...you really help me with those fantastic pictures...canít wait for the fuel tank area and throttle servo set up. Thanks John....Lenny
May 20, 2019, 12:36 PM
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Thanks John...you really help me with those fantastic pictures...can’t wait for the fuel tank area and throttle servo set up. Thanks John....Lenny
I ended yesterday with the motor installation, I need about 3/8" of spacer for the EME35 it looks like.

My goal is to maiden it this coming weekend, but time is slipping by fast!
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May 25, 2019, 08:05 PM
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Thanks, Im excited! The EME35 Auto Start engine just arrived. Should be fun!
Hey John looks great...last thing you posted you were setting up engine...really tight...where are your batteries? Servo for throttle? Thanks John your an inspiration for me...Lenny
May 28, 2019, 10:24 AM
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Hey John looks great...last thing you posted you were setting up engine...really tight...where are your batteries? Servo for throttle? Thanks John your an inspiration for me...Lenny
I havent gotten that far yet, all my radio gear was lost in the mail, so I reordered last night. Been out camping at the flying field since last week so Ill resume building in a couple days.
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Jun 06, 2019, 10:48 AM
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Back to work! Servos finally arrived too!
Mounting the engine and cowl, Heres how I do it. I use tape and paper to mark where the center of the cowl lugs are, transfers easy to the cowl. Cutout for the exhaust, plug and head, the head of my engine rubbed a little bit on the cowl no matter what I tried, so I figure it needed cooling anyway. Ill probably trip the muffler pipe later so its not hanging out so far.

The pushrods for the elevator. Trying to make them free moving, put a slight bend in them on the forward end, seemed to help alot for mine.
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Jun 06, 2019, 10:56 AM
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And to finish off the gear, I took them LG apart, scuffed and painted them white, reassembled, and use some of the spare covering supplied to cover the gear doors to match the wing. Whala!
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Jun 24, 2019, 01:43 PM
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Servo installation time! Here is the wing center section flap servo, I had to open up the servo rails a little to fit these in there, but easy work with the dremel!
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Jun 25, 2019, 04:09 PM
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Wing servo installation. Had to dremel out to fit the little servos, and I repositioned the blocks for the aileron servo, and epoxied it in place. Then installed the sevos in the fuselage for the elevators and rudder.
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Jun 27, 2019, 01:15 AM
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Cant wait to fly with her and my sbd5!
Jun 27, 2019, 10:23 AM
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Thatll be fun!
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Jun 27, 2019, 10:25 AM
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So, on the opposite wing I installed the horns on the other side of the servos, so a simple Y can be used and everything goes the right way.

Then the fuel tank assembled, swapped out the black stopper for a GAS one, and used my own gas fuel tubing.
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