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Old Jun 01, 2010, 11:26 AM
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Hi Andy, sorry to here about your Catalina ! If its the electric version they are stunning !
I used uhu-por to secure the nose cone and elevator servo, the rest I used tape. The main frame is taped together, rudder and aileron servos are taped into place as was the elevator and the wings have tape on the part that slots into the air frame, which leaves the wings secure yet when I do crash they simply move and absorb the impact.
On my next one I will remove the injection mould nipples to help with the tape to bond better.

Richard
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Old Jun 01, 2010, 12:16 PM
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Richard's taping technique...
Nice one, thanks

Hi Andy,

Mines still coming across on the plane, but on the BD which uses the same foam I used UHU - Por like Richard. The only other glue was Formula 560 to secure the clear canopy to the frame.

I was wondering about the moulding pips. They are virtually invisible on the BD, I wonder if its been moulded on a different tool ?

Tough break with the Catalina dude..what happened ?(ouch...just seen the thread, commiserations bud)
Old Jun 01, 2010, 01:05 PM
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What glues did you use, and on what parts?

I used medium viscosity Cyano (NOT foam safe) throughout.
Old Jun 02, 2010, 03:19 AM
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The only bad point about my FOX was the canopy magnets were missing ! I checked the other kits and they too have no magnets.
I think I have started a Fox craze in Ireland as alot of my friends are now building the Windrider Fox.

Richard
Old Jun 02, 2010, 03:43 AM
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Thanks, Ben, Richard and MrFlash.

My Catalina is the Guan Li electric one, bought as a bare but complete airframe by a friend and converted to brushless by a joint effort. He ran out of space so he gave it to me, but it crashed on my first flight with it.

It had a broken horizontal stab when I got it (hangar rash incident) which I mended almost invisibly with Foam2Foam but I suspect it may have been the cause of the crash. It landed nose first but the repair on the stab was broken cleanly at the join so it may have come apart in the air. It rolled onto its left side (which is the side that had broken off the stab) then nose dived.

I'm piecing it back together at the moment. It will fly again, but it'll never look as good.
Old Jun 02, 2010, 06:24 AM
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The only bad point about my FOX was the canopy magnets were missing ! I checked the other kits and they too have no magnets.
I think I have started a Fox craze in Ireland as alot of my friends are now building the Windrider Fox.

Richard
Well, representing the Republic of Ireland here, I must get mine built one day! This is my second kit, the first got sold on as NIB, this one has been around since last year..
Old Jun 02, 2010, 11:41 AM
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I bet Ming would gladly toss extra magnets into your friends kit for you...
Old Jun 02, 2010, 12:18 PM
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Hey Richard, PM Ming and get him to stick some in mine and ill post em on to you .( unless mine is already on its way)


Edit ..must refresh ...great idea trees
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Old Jun 02, 2010, 02:33 PM
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Looks like mine is on its way ...( Soz Richard)
Old Jun 02, 2010, 02:40 PM
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Thanks guys, I will PM ming.
Mr. Flash roll on the FOXY lady !!!!!
Do you intend to glide her or put a motor up front

Richard
Old Jun 02, 2010, 04:27 PM
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Motor up front matey. I'm surrounded by hills (Pennines) but theyre a b*gger to climb in a Honda Civic on 18" alloys

Any idea what diameter spinner suits this beauty guys ? Gotta get some shopping done at weekend so I'm on the look out for a tasty foldy prop
Old Jun 02, 2010, 06:35 PM
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Motor up front matey. I'm surrounded by hills (Pennines) but theyre a b*gger to climb in a Honda Civic on 18" alloys

Any idea what diameter spinner suits this beauty guys ? Gotta get some shopping done at weekend so I'm on the look out for a tasty foldy prop
I used one of these fitted with some graupner blades .
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._/_3.2mm_shaft they give a little extra cooling.
Old Jun 03, 2010, 02:30 AM
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I used one of these fitted with some graupner blades .
http://www.hobbycity.com/hobbycity/s..._/_3.2mm_shaft they give a little extra cooling.

Cheers olmod ...is that just the make or is it actually 35mm diameter
Old Jun 03, 2010, 08:11 AM
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Thats the type and diameter that i used but i selected a 3mm shaft version.
The blades are ok but i prefer the graupners. on the spinner they use a hex key in the middle of the opening to tighten onto the motor shaft.
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