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02-12-2014, 04:41 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Hi all. Thought this thread was dead ages...

Hi all.
Thought this thread was dead ages ago, been so long! One thing I've noticed from experience is that, even for the same size or similar motor, turnigy motors are very inefficient in...
01-01-2013, 10:24 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Presuming you're fitting them the right way...

Presuming you're fitting them the right way round, as I don't think you can get them the wrong way? I never noticed this much on mine, maybe 0.5mm at most. If its the same both sides, make sure the...
12-30-2012, 10:59 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

They are covers for the servo output arms on the...

They are covers for the servo output arms on the wings. To be honest, I dont know anyone that used them!
04-13-2011, 10:53 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

I'm using a mixture of Savox SH0257MG (ailerons)...

I'm using a mixture of Savox SH0257MG (ailerons) & Savox SC1258TG on rudder & elevator. Very smooth, faster than I can move the sticks, so highly recommended. Have heard some of the smaller ones...
04-07-2011, 12:12 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Ooh, you have a wind s? Thats another bird on my...

Ooh, you have a wind s? Thats another bird on my wishlist! Either that or the sebach. Need a bigger hangar... Futaba are good, most of my warbirds a kitted with them, though the savox beat them hands...
04-06-2011, 12:36 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Nice install there! What servo's did you go with?...

Nice install there! What servo's did you go with? I'm using the Savox digital metal & titanium gears, brilliant, move as fast as i can move the sticks! The wings are a 30 second job, only one screw...
02-01-2011, 06:54 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Hi man. Thanks for the comments. Did you get that...

Hi man. Thanks for the comments. Did you get that Neu motor yet? Interested to see how that one goes in.
I bought a couple of bags of robart pin hinges the other day, but not planning to swap yet....
01-31-2011, 12:47 AM
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Posted By gazzacov

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNdFRjB3yHU ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNdFRjB3yHU
Second and better quality video.
Also, re batteries, after 5 minutes flight I put 1850mah back into 4000mah 6 cell, so now setting timer for 8 mins & see...
01-25-2011, 06:24 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkkH2SXDdFo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hkkH2SXDdFo
01-25-2011, 06:03 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

been trying to post a video link, but not...

been trying to post a video link, but not working, grr
01-24-2011, 12:17 AM
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Posted By gazzacov

Well, I finally found some time for the maiden...

Well, I finally found some time for the maiden flight this weekend, and all went well, eventually! First flight lasted about 30 seconds, the prop adapter came off on the take off leg about 30' up. A...
01-08-2011, 12:16 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

I thought about pin hinging, but I've never had...

I thought about pin hinging, but I've never had issues so far. Maybe something to think about though.
01-07-2011, 03:55 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Hey EDF, have you come across any of the issues I...

Hey EDF, have you come across any of the issues I had.. i.e. undercarraige covers, pushrods too short?
01-07-2011, 03:46 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Hmm, just trying to think of a way I could get...

Hmm, just trying to think of a way I could get this in my case next time I visit Cape Town....????
01-07-2011, 03:43 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Ha ha, like that last one Dennis! (Not to wish...

Ha ha, like that last one Dennis! (Not to wish Ill on my fellow flyers of course). Weather here is awful. Spent nearly an hour trying to drive up a 1 mile hill today, got stuck in ice and heavy...
01-04-2011, 10:00 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Thanks for the info Dennis. Way ahead of you with...

Thanks for the info Dennis. Way ahead of you with that one. Ground a small indent in the rod (they're metal, not carbon), used threadlock on all metal to metal joints, and also added a drop of...
01-04-2011, 06:14 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Thanks for checking out the build folks. Of...

Thanks for checking out the build folks. Of course, this is just the beginning, there's flying, testing, tweaking and all that stuff yet! If anybody has more info/experiences with this plane, please...
01-04-2011, 06:02 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

All I have to do now, is apply some stickers, set...

All I have to do now, is apply some stickers, set up the radio/throws/mixes etc., set the C of G, and wait (a while, i reckon!) for some good weather!
01-04-2011, 05:56 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Rudder pushrod detail

Rudder pushrod detail
01-04-2011, 05:54 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Details of the wings fixings...

Details of the wings fixings...
01-04-2011, 05:41 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

And now, the end is near.... etc. Fitting the...

And now, the end is near.... etc.
Fitting the radio gear was nice and straightforward, lots of space in the fuse. Have used 2 'y' leads for the ailerons, top set on ch1, bottom set mixed in on ch5....
01-03-2011, 01:49 AM
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Posted By gazzacov

Hi Mike. Angles, yeah, no excuse for that, but to...

Hi Mike. Angles, yeah, no excuse for that, but to be fair, the hacker is sold like any other motor as a stand alone item, just so happens its the recommended motor for this plane. The bolts supplied...
01-02-2011, 05:05 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Next up is the motor. As supplied, the bolts for...

Next up is the motor. As supplied, the bolts for the Hacker are too short by some 5mm, luckily I have plenty of stock bolts, so I cut some down to the right size, so that's all good and tight now....
01-02-2011, 04:59 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

I was going flying today, but decided to spend a...

I was going flying today, but decided to spend a quiet day building, as I have the house to myself! (Very rare)
Next on the list was the undercarriage. Good hardware, but let down by a few things...
01-01-2011, 03:15 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

This done, then fitted servos to fuselage, (with...

This done, then fitted servos to fuselage, (with extensions already soldered on).
Savox servo's are the dogs watsits, and these came with some heavy duty allen head bolts, and nyloc nuts to mount...
01-01-2011, 03:04 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Next was fitting the rudder, and elevator...

Next was fitting the rudder, and elevator assemblies. Rudder was easy enough, cyano on the hinges, screw on the tail-wheel. Elevator was something else. Had to drop elevator through the hole in fuse...
01-01-2011, 02:52 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Happy new year peeps! Hope y'all had a good one....

Happy new year peeps! Hope y'all had a good one. Actually managed some time to myself, so on with the build. Wing servo's were next. Came across a small problem here, the servo leads weren't long...
12-29-2010, 02:24 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Hi Mike Specs are as follows: Hacker A50-16s...

Hi Mike
Specs are as follows:
Hacker A50-16s motor
Hacker X70-SB Pro esc
Savox SH0257Metal Gear servo x4 (ailerons)
Savox SC1258Titanium Gear servo x2 ( ele & rudder)
Sanyo 2200 eneloop rx...
12-28-2010, 04:01 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Very well packed, no damage, & everything that...

Very well packed, no damage, & everything that should be there is there.
The instructions are just Photos, with a few pointers, but that's no hardship, all self explanatory. After a dry fit of the...
12-28-2010, 02:09 PM
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Posted By gazzacov

Sebart Miss Wind S 50E Build thread

Having searched here, I reckon no-one has done a build thread for this bird on here yet, so thought I'd give it a go. I'm going to start by stating a few things first though..
Firstly, I don't...
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