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01-11-2017, 05:31 AM
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Posted By Spike101

Well I bought the blind nuts and installed them,...

Well I bought the blind nuts and installed them, as well as the nylon spacers and installed them. (pictures to follow at a later date). Had to hit both Menard's and Home Depot to get enough nylon...
01-11-2017, 05:15 AM
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Posted By Spike101

I ended up going with two Zippy 5000mah 30c...

I ended up going with two Zippy 5000mah 30c batteries.
01-08-2017, 05:47 AM
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Posted By Spike101

I squeezed the bolts and nothing moved at all. I...

I squeezed the bolts and nothing moved at all. I could pick the plane up with these bolts and shake the plane around and the bolts do not move. Better safe than sorry though, so I will look for the...
01-08-2017, 03:26 AM
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Posted By Spike101

You think the bolts I am using are going to flex?...

You think the bolts I am using are going to flex? I will look for standoff material to re-enforce the bolts.

Thanks
01-08-2017, 03:23 AM
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Posted By Spike101

I have available holes much like these that I...

I have available holes much like these that I will open up as well.
Thanks
01-08-2017, 03:22 AM
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Posted By Spike101

So you think the blind nuts would hold better...

So you think the blind nuts would hold better than the double nylon locking nuts? Do you think I need the standoffs as well?

I bought 2 - 5000mah 30c 4S batteries to link in series and I also...
01-07-2017, 11:24 PM
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Posted By Spike101

Your saying I should center the motor on the...

Your saying I should center the motor on the cross hairs on the motor mount, not center it on the center of the box like I did? Why is that important?

There is an area on the bottom of the...
01-07-2017, 08:18 PM
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Posted By Spike101

Well here is what I came up with so far for...

Well here is what I came up with so far for mounting the engine. It is strong and very adjustable. Stove bolts 5" with locking nuts and washers. I may add some additional wood supports, sort of...
12-29-2016, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Spike101

I found some build instructions online for my...

I found some build instructions online for my model/size of plane. Makes it a lot easier to figure this all out.

Thank you all for you help, your support means a lot.
12-26-2016, 07:42 PM
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Posted By Spike101

Those batteries would save me about 400 grams...

Those batteries would save me about 400 grams weight on a 2 pack, but at a cost of $56.00 more than the heavier batteries. That is roughly .14 cents a gram more. I have to decide the value to me I...
12-24-2016, 09:16 PM
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Posted By Spike101

Thought about going to 10S batteries, but the...

Thought about going to 10S batteries, but the Ecalc shows the voltage would be to high for my 100amp ESC rated at 34volts. So, I guess I will try the Turnigy nano-tech 6000mah 4S 25~50C Lipo Pack x...
12-24-2016, 08:28 PM
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Posted By Spike101

Got Ecalc to work and came to the same conclusion...

Got Ecalc to work and came to the same conclusion as you. :D
12-24-2016, 05:08 PM
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Posted By Spike101

I like the Skyward hobby site, the engines are...

I like the Skyward hobby site, the engines are priced nice. Thanks for sharing.

Yes, I noticed the lack of spare parts as well. This maybe a one crash wonder or a display piece. The plane is...
12-24-2016, 06:14 AM
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Posted By Spike101

Beware of General Hobby

Very long story shortened.
I have been trying to work with Richard from General Hobby.

General Hobby
19745 Colima Road, Ste. 1-912
...
12-24-2016, 01:32 AM
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Posted By Spike101

Hi Nigel, 18 x 10 prop with 8S to 12S...

Hi Nigel,

18 x 10 prop with 8S to 12S 3300-4400mah batteries is suggested by the manufacturer. I could not get ecalc to work, I will have to try it again.

Ken
12-23-2016, 05:15 PM
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Posted By Spike101

Okay I found some Floureon batteries 2 x 5500mah...

Okay I found some Floureon batteries 2 x 5500mah 4S 40C , but damn that is 2.5 pounds of batteries..lol:eek:
12-23-2016, 04:52 AM
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Posted By Spike101

added more info to original post.

added more info to original post.
12-22-2016, 03:30 AM
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Posted By Spike101

I received my servos today and I now know I will...

I received my servos today and I now know I will need some extension cables to be able to reach the RX box.
12-22-2016, 03:19 AM
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Posted By Spike101

Hi ron_van_sommeren, If you would have read...

Hi ron_van_sommeren,

If you would have read one or two post more of my posts on this thread you would have read, that I explained that I am not using this as a starter plane.

I do appreciate...
12-20-2016, 08:20 PM
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Posted By Spike101

Thanks for the info and the picture as well....

Thanks for the info and the picture as well. Looking at your plane, I think I will do the same for mounting mine. Great idea and execution, Thank you very much. I like your thinking outside the box....
12-20-2016, 07:49 AM
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Posted By Spike101

Do you have a picture of them in use?

Do you have a picture of them in use?
12-20-2016, 02:02 AM
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Posted By Spike101

I could use the adjustable engine box off your...

I could use the adjustable engine box off your wreck..lol just kidding, sorry for your lose.
12-20-2016, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Spike101

I have several other planes, but have not flown...

I have several other planes, but have not flown any of them yet. I have a 55" Beaver I will be using for a trainer and yes with a senior pilot as a training expert. I don't plan on flying the Corvus...
12-20-2016, 01:15 AM
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Views: 9,758
Posted By Spike101

Yes also new to flying...do they need to be...

Yes also new to flying...do they need to be mutually exclusive?

I am doing all this on my own, no one I know flies rc airplanes. It looks like fun and I thought I would try it. I am probably...
12-19-2016, 04:43 PM
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Views: 6,779
Posted By Spike101

choosing the right size batteries for my 1880mm

I am confused as to what batteries I should purchase for my 1880mm Corvus 3D airplane. Regular sport flying for now.

Motor: 110 brushless 295kv eflm4110a eflite (65amp max burst current 15 sec)
...
12-19-2016, 05:46 AM
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Views: 9,758
Posted By Spike101

Thanks for the link. Mine did not come with...

Thanks for the link.

Mine did not come with the motor box. I was expecting it to be with it, because I have seen them included in other links that I viewed while trying to figure this all out....
12-19-2016, 05:41 AM
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Posted By Spike101

Yes, you are correct about the pull pull system....

Yes, you are correct about the pull pull system. I received the cables and servo arms, ball couplers, misc bolts as well as the glue in arms for the rudders and ailerons.
I think you are correct...
12-19-2016, 05:34 AM
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Posted By Spike101

Only wood I received was 3 interlocking pieces...

Only wood I received was 3 interlocking pieces that are for something to do with a gas model. I measured from the face of the motor mounting surface to the outside of the nose cowl and got roughly 6...
12-19-2016, 12:37 AM
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Views: 9,758
Posted By Spike101

I like the Sbach as well.

I like the Sbach as well.
12-18-2016, 07:41 PM
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Views: 9,758
Posted By Spike101

more pic's of interior and exterior underside of plane

Here are some more pic's of what I have to work with.
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