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Apr 13, 2011, 11:42 AM
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Apr 13, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Some useful info on milling here
Thank you. Don't think I'll be able to use it yet (I'm working on my first two builds and those are just ARF's, more or less), but neat info to have!
Apr 13, 2011, 01:23 PM
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My preferred method is to use CF pushrods with heatshrink linkages. Closed loop (pull-pull) using kevlar thread is a little lighter but more fiddly to set up and prone to more trim changes between sessions.

Mike
How would I go about doing CF pushrods with heatshrink linkages?
Thanks for answering my q's!!
Jim
Apr 13, 2011, 01:32 PM
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A set of horns like these line up with a CF rod with about 1mm gap. Then use a soldering iron to shrink some tube to bind the two together.

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Apr 13, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Wow...seems like you'd have to have a pretty cold iron for that, wouldn't you?
Apr 13, 2011, 03:22 PM
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Wow...seems like you'd have to have a pretty cold iron for that, wouldn't you?
I'm thinking a heat gun
Apr 13, 2011, 03:27 PM
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I'm thinking a heat gun
That's what I was thinking, which is why I was surprised.
Apr 13, 2011, 03:30 PM
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Think again. Soldering iron at full heat will shrink the tube fine without any damage. A heat gun will melt the depron before it shrinks the tube enough.

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Apr 13, 2011, 03:32 PM
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Think again. Soldering iron at full heat will shrink the tube fine without any damage. A heat gun will melt the depron before it shrinks the tube enough.

Mike
Like I said, I'm new at this
Apr 13, 2011, 03:36 PM
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Like I said, I'm new at this
We all were once. Ask me how I found out that the heat gun would melt the depron? Actually, don't bother, I'm sure you can guess And I too was very skeptical of using a soldering iron until I tried it myself.

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Apr 14, 2011, 02:02 AM
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I use a heat gun for this but it requires that all the heatshrink is applied before the linkages are in position (i.e. not attached to the airframe or capable of being shrunk without pointing the gun towards any foam). I've used soldering a iron for heatshrinking too but I don't find that method as consistent.

Aidan
Last edited by Aio_1; Apr 14, 2011 at 03:02 AM. Reason: clarified that gun isn't pointed towards foam
Apr 14, 2011, 02:15 AM
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I use a soldering a iron to. Pointing a heat gun to EPP or Depron have never crossed my mind.
But maybe it works ok.
Apr 14, 2011, 03:01 AM
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I use a soldering a iron to. Pointing a heat gun to EPP or Depron have never crossed my mind.
But maybe it works ok.
Nope, pointing a heat gun at foam definitely won't work, it would damage the airframe very quickly.
Apr 14, 2011, 05:45 AM
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I use a heat gun for this but it requires that all the heatshrink is applied before the linkages are in position (i.e. not attached to the airframe or capable of being shrunk without pointing the gun towards any foam).
That was my assumption, hence my question about using the soldering iron
Apr 14, 2011, 06:12 AM
rcflyer
Which file is the full sized plans? Is it the Cut file? Does anyone know of a good tiling program or know where there is a tiled full size AEvo?
Thanks
Jim


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