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Mar 16, 2008, 03:39 PM
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Got my 2nd Beaver today after my LHS's swap meet. So more pics to come soon.

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Mar 16, 2008, 05:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Milandrah
Got my 2nd Beaver today after my LHS's swap meet. So more pics to come soon.

Joe
Can't wait to see it. I like seeing the builds...gives a lot of insight.
Mar 16, 2008, 08:16 PM
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Finally got around to mounting the landing gear. They would just get in the way up until now. I stripped the threads using the short 3/8 inch 6-32 socket head screw. I re-tapped the threads and it worked because the bottom portion of the blind nut was ok. I suggest using 6-32 1/2 inch socket head screws as they go deeper into the blind nuts.

First effort on these larger planes. Looks like I will have to stock up on some hardware. Oh the fun.

Ed
Mar 17, 2008, 08:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Milandrah
Got my 2nd Beaver today after my LHS's swap meet. So more pics to come soon.

Joe
Hey Joe! That extra 300 you sold me is a screamer! Great build man!
You're workmanship is awesome.
I almost bought the farm w/it cuz I'd forgotten my trv adj was at 150%.Whew! Had to tone those down.
BTW the ESC did the trick. Without it, the cc esc was smokin hot and would just shut down. Now, works great.Just fyi.
Thanks again, and I will definitely come out to your club.
Mar 17, 2008, 09:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Dora Nine
I hear yeah I have to drive about an hour to a good LHS myself. I have couple small ones near me that'll order pretty much whatever I want. As for things in stock, yeah not so much. Good luck with your plane. I'm pretty certain you are going to like it. I know I like mine.
Went in yesterday to my LHS to get some thread lock.... NO STOCK!
I can't do anything without it! It's the first thing you need! I'll never go back
You would think a town of over 200,000 people would have a decent hobby shop but nooooo... I have to drive 50 miles to get thread lock???
I'm having second thoughts I can put this model together
Glen
Mar 17, 2008, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by #1Crash Tester
Went in yesterday to my LHS to get some thread lock.... NO STOCK!
I can't do anything without it! It's the first thing you need! I'll never go back
You would think a town of over 200,000 people would have a decent hobby shop but nooooo... I have to drive 50 miles to get thread lock???
I'm having second thoughts I can put this model together
Glen
It may or may not be your LHS's fault. Distributors run out of stock, or are backordered from the manufactuer. I know in one instance, a particular plastic cement that I like has been backordered from the manufacturer for nearly a year (Ambroid liquid).

That said, you don't have an auto-supply store in your city of 200,000? Loktite blue is my thread-locker of choice, and it's cheap.
Mar 17, 2008, 09:58 AM
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Glen,
Any hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes etc. should have Blue Loctite. Often times less expensive than the LHS.
Gary
Mar 17, 2008, 09:58 AM
Screw the wind, let's fly!
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Originally Posted by #1Crash Tester
Went in yesterday to my LHS to get some thread lock.... NO STOCK!
I can't do anything without it! It's the first thing you need! I'll never go back
You would think a town of over 200,000 people would have a decent hobby shop but nooooo... I have to drive 50 miles to get thread lock???
I'm having second thoughts I can put this model together
Glen
Did you try an auto parts store? Wal mart?

You CAN do it!!! Nothing easy, is savored as much as a hard won challenge.
Mar 17, 2008, 10:51 AM
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Originally Posted by squidbait
It may or may not be your LHS's fault. Distributors run out of stock, or are backordered from the manufactuer. I know in one instance, a particular plastic cement that I like has been backordered from the manufacturer for nearly a year (Ambroid liquid).

That said, you don't have an auto-supply store in your city of 200,000? Loktite blue is my thread-locker of choice, and it's cheap.

In the last two months I've been in there at least 6 times for supplies this does not count the 10 times I called first before I went down there. I have left empty handed every time! No #64 rubber bands, no parts for a Super Cub, no batteries for Firebird commander 2 (uses the same batteries as SC, and many other park flyers) Deans connectors? nope, Plane stand? nope, battery charger? nope, 2 1/4 foam wheels? nope, Eflite Beaver ha ha ha nope! I won't go back! Besides all this the guy who runs the place is an Ahole.

I went to Lowe's to get thread lock last night and no one could find it! lol left without it.

Thanks to everyone for the help and encouraging words I shall press on!

off to the auto part store....
Glen
Mar 17, 2008, 11:24 AM
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Got a wife/girlfriend or odd uncle? Finger nail polish works.
Mar 17, 2008, 12:34 PM
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Got a wife/girlfriend or odd uncle? Finger nail polish works.

Have a wife/ girl friend/ they don't use it but my odd uncle does, he lives in SF and I don't like pink!

Got some at the local Auto store!

Glen
Mar 17, 2008, 01:05 PM
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Servos?


What HS servos are you folks using. 255bb?, 225mg? Anyone using Micro, instead of Mini? IE: HS82 (saves lots of weight x6)

Thanks, Gary
Mar 17, 2008, 01:48 PM
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Originally Posted by #1Crash Tester
In the last two months I've been in there at least 6 times for supplies this does not count the 10 times I called first before I went down there. I have left empty handed every time! No #64 rubber bands, no parts for a Super Cub, no batteries for Firebird commander 2 (uses the same batteries as SC, and many other park flyers) Deans connectors? nope, Plane stand? nope, battery charger? nope, 2 1/4 foam wheels? nope, Eflite Beaver ha ha ha nope! I won't go back! Besides all this the guy who runs the place is an Ahole.

I went to Lowe's to get thread lock last night and no one could find it! lol left without it.

Thanks to everyone for the help and encouraging words I shall press on!

off to the auto part store....
Glen
I bought some at Lowe's...it was in Plumbing of all places. With the adhesives and glues. Go figure...
Mar 17, 2008, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Millsdo
I bought some at Lowe's...it was in Plumbing of all places. With the adhesives and glues. Go figure...
They sent me to the paint section, when I got there the two kids working looked at like I was crazy
Anyway I have everything I need now, or do I I'll bet I can mount the wheels today now that I have my very own ball driver thingy.
Glen
Mar 17, 2008, 02:51 PM
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Gary, I got the HS-225BB with 54 oz torque, but I notice the HS82 has about 42 oz torque, and would save 2.2 oz over six servos!


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