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04-16-2013, 04:58 AM
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Posted By Achmed

If someone is planning or doing this conversion...

If someone is planning or doing this conversion don't be afraid to add any weight to the nose of this plane because the previous one i did was tail heavy with the battery all the way forward. I think...
04-16-2013, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Achmed

filled in the cutaways that were in the fuselage...

filled in the cutaways that were in the fuselage for the idle mixture screw and the exhaust. It just makes it look a little better....
04-16-2013, 04:50 AM
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Posted By Achmed

1/4" plywood epoxied in for the hold down bolts ...

1/4" plywood epoxied in for the hold down bolts
http://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q796/sp10006/avistar222014_zpsf41e8dac.jpg
04-16-2013, 04:48 AM
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Posted By Achmed

Ok, i am trying the advanced posting option. ...

Ok, i am trying the advanced posting option.

These pictures show the esc and the receiver secured to a plate which will be mounted to the side of the fuselage. I did it that way for easy...
04-16-2013, 04:44 AM
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Posted By Achmed

I don't know whats going on with posting these...

I don't know whats going on with posting these pictures and the words jumping around, sorry about that. Maybe i will figure that out sometime.
04-16-2013, 04:42 AM
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Posted By Achmed

Trial fit of the motor which is an E-maxx GT...

Trial fit of the motor which is an E-maxx GT 2826-06 710kv. Its the same motor i had on the previous avistar and had no problem going vertical but i don't know if it's going to work. It took a...
04-16-2013, 04:34 AM
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Posted By Achmed

Here is the battery tray for the 4s...

Here is the battery tray for the 4s lipohttp://i1359.photobucket.com/albums/q796/sp10006/avistar222017_zps1f0df85f.jpg
04-16-2013, 04:32 AM
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Posted By Achmed

The first picture shows the supports for the nose...

The first picture shows the supports for the nose gear. The glow version has the nose gear supported at the top by the glow motor mount. The second picture is the new electric motor mount. This is...
04-16-2013, 04:27 AM
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Posted By Achmed

My hatch cover is nearing completion. I cut the...

My hatch cover is nearing completion. I cut the top off and put a hood scoop on it to force air through the fuselage to cool the battery and esc. I put a hood scoop on the previous avistar but i only...
04-01-2013, 03:33 AM
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Posted By Achmed

Looks like a good build you got going. I like the...

Looks like a good build you got going. I like the way the fin and rudder goes together, all the small sticks are cut at a 90. That makes for good joints. I too use the titebond wood glue in most...
04-01-2013, 03:13 AM
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Posted By Achmed

Its getting late and didn't want to start...

Its getting late and didn't want to start anything involved so i took one of the plates that was supplied for servos (i think) and filled in the round hole as well as the small rectangular hole, not...
04-01-2013, 03:08 AM
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Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

Set the wings aside so the epoxy can set up on...

Set the wings aside so the epoxy can set up on the servo mounting.

In this picture i cut the monocote off the front of the fuse so i can make my hatch. I then took an x-acto knife and cut between...
04-01-2013, 03:00 AM
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Posted By Achmed

This picture shows i cut the aileron single serve...

This picture shows i cut the aileron single serve actuator rods from the wing. I filled the hole with hard balsa epoxied in place. ...
04-01-2013, 02:53 AM
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Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

I crashed my avistar last year so i bought...

I crashed my avistar last year so i bought another one and have started the conversion once again.

The wing has dihedral built in and i want a flat wing so i sanded the bottom half of the wing...
03-24-2013, 11:28 PM
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Views: 18,341
Posted By Achmed

Thanks Gramps

Thanks Gramps
03-24-2013, 10:19 PM
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Views: 18,341
Posted By Achmed

On the fuse i was actually looking for how tall...

On the fuse i was actually looking for how tall the fuse is in the front and rear and how wide it is across the top in the front and rear.

I am in illinois and got 6 inches of snow this morning...
03-24-2013, 08:24 PM
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Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

Just an update...i know its a bit late. I got the...

Just an update...i know its a bit late. I got the plane done, made the wing totally flat and it flew absolutely wonderful. This is a great flying plane!! No bad habits but with the flat wing the...
03-24-2013, 07:56 PM
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Posted By Achmed

I am planning to build a Kougar out of foam but...

I am planning to build a Kougar out of foam but cannot find any plans. If someone would please share some dimensions with me it would be a great help.

What i need....

wing measurement LE to TE...
07-09-2011, 07:12 AM
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Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

I got a new Hitec 2.4ghz 6 channel sport radio...

I got a new Hitec 2.4ghz 6 channel sport radio and i'm hoping it will do the flaperons as i want to try that. I opened the box to inspect it on delivery (3 weeks ago) and haven't opened it since. LOL
07-09-2011, 07:07 AM
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Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

I was having a boring day at work so i got out a...

I was having a boring day at work so i got out a pencil and paper and came up with the same idea for the bolt on wing. My version is a bit different but i havent looked at the fuselage yet. However...
07-08-2011, 03:33 PM
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Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

do you have any pictures you could share to give...

do you have any pictures you could share to give me an idea how to convert this to a bolt on wing?
Forum: Beginners
07-08-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,544
Posted By Achmed

I want to thank everyone for their help, believe...

I want to thank everyone for their help, believe it or not the puzzle pieces are fitting together.

I ran the hacker a40-14s through motocalc and webocalc and the results were similar. I posted...
Forum: Beginners
07-07-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,544
Posted By Achmed

Here is a link to "Web O Calc" program i was...

Here is a link to "Web O Calc" program i was using.
http://flbeagle.rchomepage.com/software/webocalc_1.5.2/webocalc.html

Information i put into web o calc gives me drastically different results...
07-07-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

One other thing i forget to mention....dual...

One other thing i forget to mention....dual aileron servos will be installed before flying. I like the idea of putting the flaps on it, hadn't thought of that. I expect that those full length...
07-07-2011, 05:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

Thanks for the help! I have been seriously...

Thanks for the help!

I have been seriously been thinking of making it a tail dragger because i already have a set of main landing gear that will work and also allow a much bigger prop than 11".
...
Forum: Beginners
07-07-2011, 05:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,544
Posted By Achmed

Previous to making this thread I made a thread in...

Previous to making this thread I made a thread in "sport planes (fromerly IC and gas conversions) the title of my thread is Avistar Glow to Electric conversion Help....
Forum: Beginners
07-07-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,544
Posted By Achmed

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question....

Thanks for taking the time to answer my question.

Your answer now raises another question. I have a hobbico avistar that recommends a .46 glow engine that is rated at approximately 1.5...
Forum: Beginners
07-07-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,544
Posted By Achmed

Question about watts per pound

I have read that 80-100 watts/lb is good for a trainer and even 120 w/lb. Let's hear your opinion.
07-05-2011, 01:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,097
Posted By Achmed

Avistar Glow to Electric conversion Help

I am returning to the world of rc flying after 16 yrs away and have been flying a Gentle Lady glider this year to get my hand eye coordination back. I purchased a Hobbico Avistar a couple weeks ago...
Forum: Beginners
07-05-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,423
Posted By Achmed

I even learned a couple things here

I even learned a couple things here
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