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Old 09-28-2006, 06:11 AM
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Here the servos are now installed. I used the Dubro Mini E/Z Connectors to connect the servo arms to the push rods.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:14 AM
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I cut the covering in the track for the landing gear. I used my trim iron to fix the covering into the groove. There is one piece of wire for the landing gear for each wheel. One end of each is inserted into the hole to keep it in place.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:16 AM
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I used the supplied plastic retainer plates and screws to hold the gear in place.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:18 AM
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Here you can see all of the landing gear in this pic.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:20 AM
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The wheels are then installed using the two wheel collars, one on each side. I was missing two of the wheel collars. Not sure if they were missing or I somehow misplaced them. I will have to get replacements to install the other wheel.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:23 AM
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Here is the outrunner motor mount assembly. I used 15 minute epoxy to put it together. I had the Hyperion power set with the outrunner motor, but this kit also comes with a stick mount option if you have a motor with a stick mount.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:27 AM
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Here is the outrunner mount installed on the fuselage. The motor mount was very easy to asseble. The holes for the motor firewall mount are pre-drilled. While the instructions say to mount the motor now, I still need to solder the connectors to it, so I will move on with the rest of the build first.


Here is a wider shot of the mount.
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Old 09-28-2006, 06:33 AM
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I will continue working, but might not post pics until this weekend. I need to cut the covering to add the clear plastic window, mount the cowl and add the struts. As well as solder the connectors to the motor and esc and add the receiver.
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Old 09-28-2006, 11:38 AM
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Thanks for the updates. Progressing nicely! I assume the motor will be mounted with the radial mount on front of the assembled box? From the photos, it looks like the cowl might just barely fit.
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Old 09-28-2006, 04:04 PM
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Originally Posted by jdriza View Post
I assume the motor will be mounted with the radial mount on front of the assembled box? From the photos, it looks like the cowl might just barely fit.
Yes, that would be correct. I was also thinking it looks like it might barely fit, but should be fine, since it was designed around this motor.

Thanks for the positive comments as well!
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Old 09-30-2006, 01:58 PM
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QuietRC:
Nice job on the build pics, keep 'em comin'! I've not managed to get mine out of the box yet, but by the looks of the weather outside I'll get a chance this weekend.

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Old 09-30-2006, 06:45 PM
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Thanks, I have more done and will post some more pics this afternoon.
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Old 09-30-2006, 08:10 PM
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This is looking very nice. Could you post some close ups of the cowl when you get a chance? (no hurry)

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Old 09-30-2006, 08:30 PM
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Originally Posted by Twmaster View Post
This is looking very nice. Could you post some close ups of the cowl when you get a chance? (no hurry)

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No problem. I will take some later today when I post the other pics. I'll take one before and one after I trim it.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:58 AM
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Here I have cut the covering for the windows and used my trim iron seal the extra trim to the inside of the window rims.
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Old 10-01-2006, 12:59 AM
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Here the windows are installed. The side windows are glued in with CA. The front window/canopy is held on by screws on either side of the fuse.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:02 AM
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The wing is held on by two bolts. There is an extra piece on top of the wing. The recepters are pre threaded and ready to go inside of the fuse. I did have to cut the holes in the covering and the plate, but the holes are pre-drilled as well.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:05 AM
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Here you can see the plane so far with the wing installed.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:08 AM
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Here is the battery hatch. Both the pictorial and written instructions say to use a screw to hold it in place, but there is a magnet pre-installed in the fuselage where you would screw it into place. Instead, I stuck a bolt through from the under side of the hatch door. This will hold to the magnet and give me a pull to open the hatch.





And installed.
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Old 10-01-2006, 01:12 AM
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Here are the picture of the cowl I promised. The first is before trimming, the second is after and the third is on the plane. It is just sitting on the fuse, as I have not yet screwed it into place. I want to finish the motor installation first.
Please Note: The cowl is very brittle. Be very careful when trimming.




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Old 10-01-2006, 02:08 AM
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Somehow I missed the tail dragger in the back. I just added it. I had to screw a hole for the end to insert and then screwed in the plastic retainer to hold it in place.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:11 AM
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I found my wheel collars! They were in a separate package of 4 in the box, so I missed it. The regular hardware set only had two, so that may be why they added the 4 pack.

I got two from a friend as replacements, but now I can just return them.
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Old 10-01-2006, 02:13 AM
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Just an aside, I saw the movie "Flyboys" today. The flying was very cool, but the story was a little iffy. It was entertaining, but we really go for the popcorn anyway!

I need to find some WWI planes for the shop!
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:13 PM
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The motor is mounted.
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Old 10-01-2006, 10:15 PM
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Here are a couple of pictures of the cowl and prop after installation.


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