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May 15, 2006, 02:41 PM
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Anyone else having problems ordering fuses?

I was wondering if anyone out there has tried to order replacement fuses with success. I was trying to get a Multiplex Lucky fuse, but they said I would have to buy the entire kit. I only want the fuse so I can use my wing versus the one it comes with. Any thoughts out there?
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May 15, 2006, 02:50 PM
Crikey never leave beer behind
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Patch up your broken fuse get it smooth and shiney and flop mould it make your own fuse mould.
May 15, 2006, 03:21 PM
Nucking Futs
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Fuses come up for sale in teh Classifieds a lot. Could easily adapt something from there. Ebay often has fuses too. I would bet a DLG fuse of the generic variety could easily be adapted to serve your purposes.

May 15, 2006, 03:29 PM
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I would love to have fixed the fuse excpept it did a speed run into the pacific ocean. I'll take a look at those sights for fuses. Thanks guys.
May 15, 2006, 08:33 PM
Slope Dog
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Originally Posted by dman1
I would love to have fixed the fuse excpept it did a speed run into the pacific ocean.
That doesn't sound too Lucky. What is the wing set up that you want to use? I am about to build my Lucky and was thinking about cutting a faster wing for it. I love how much room the fuselage has for the radio gear.
May 16, 2006, 11:25 AM
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What I did was use a Don Ayers wing at 5% Root was 8 tip was 4 ( I think?). My friend Target cut the wings for me. Where I would make my changes are the following.
Use a spar, and carbon fiber for strength. The wing had a bit of flex in it. The first day I flew it, the wind was moderate at about 15-20 (closer to 15) and I got it up to 96MPH on radar. The next day the wind was howling and I experienced flutter. I only had 3 hinges per side and that was my mistake. An aileron ripped off and I went dead stick into the Pacific. I had the plane loaded up to about 75. I could easily get this plane to do 120 if I had it dialled in. The fuse is very sleek. I also went with a conventional tail, versus the V. I have pictures of it if you would like.
May 16, 2006, 12:16 PM
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Doesnt Northeast Sailplanes (I know, I know...) have a fuse close to the size youre after? I think its for the Sparrowhawk, which is a 2-meter.
May 16, 2006, 12:21 PM
Detail Freak
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Originally Posted by I'm Rick James
I would bet a DLG fuse of the generic variety could easily be adapted to serve your purposes.


A DLG fuse wont do it. It's more like a 2M fuse, similar to the OPUS...


You should make your own fuse pod like a scaled up DLG, with a fatty CF tube(say 1" outside diameter) for the boom. That would work, I think. RJ was on the right track, just needed a steroids injection.
May 16, 2006, 01:13 PM
Vitruvian JART
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Arthobby will sell fuses for any of their planes. They need a little beefing up but they work great for hacking together your own design.

Hmmmm, the site's not working for me - anyone else?
May 16, 2006, 01:19 PM
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Judging by the layup on my Lucky fuse, the ArtHobby fuses will be very similar in strength, if not in planform.
May 16, 2006, 01:21 PM
Detail Freak
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Really. I would have thought the AH fuses to have been a little lighter. But I haven't owned both, and you have so....
Good to know.


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