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Old 06-25-2009, 01:22 AM
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Pic #2 is where mine is at.
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:43 AM
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Mine is at the same as Pat's as in picture #2. You'll probably need to remove some foam from the inside of the fuselage and the cap that holds the fan in place to make clearance for the band around the fan housing as well.
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Old 06-25-2009, 04:54 AM
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You guys did not put in a grove? Or did you just put it so the fan lays right at the edge of the cover and the bottom? There is like three or four groves in there I think it goes in the second one back from the front like you said it will have to be cut out to fit. Or did you not put it in the groves that were there and just made your own? If you had a photo that would be great please.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:05 AM
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I went to take a picture but I don't think it would help. My fan unit is glued to the cap that hold the fan in place so when I take the cap off, the fan comes out with it. My fan fits with the lip of the fan housing in the farthest forward groove in the fuselage. It looks like that is where yours is sitting in the picture in post 103. I did carve out a groove in the foam for the band that goes around the fan housing.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:09 AM
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I think I have it!!! But the photo of it in the cap would be of help before I start cuting up the foam please? And thank you very much for the help. Eric
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:12 AM
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I would take a picture, but I'd have to take the ESC wires loose to get it out. Sorry.

It's really not that critical that the fan be exactly where we have it. Just post some pictures as you go and we'll try to help out.
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Old 06-25-2009, 05:49 AM
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Okay thank you. I got in touch with the owner of RC LANDER and he sent me so info too. So I am going to give it a shot and I will get back to you guys later or tomorrow okay. Thank you very much. Eric
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:19 AM
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Grasshopper your wisdom is needed Okay I have it in there flush in the front, but not in the back. Di you just cut out a strip the size of the band that goes all the way around the fan? And does it realy have to be flush in the back? The screws are going in fine and she is bitting the fan fine. Of course I will add the hot glue to the wole thing whenI am redy to button her up. Am I on the right track?? I am sorrry for all the Questions I am A disabled vet from the ARMY 12 years and have A head injury kind of slow, not as fast as I used to be. Thank you for all of your help Grasshopper
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Old 06-25-2009, 06:36 AM
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Eric,

I took your pic of the cap and marked it. The red line is where my fan lip sits, and I cut the grove a little deeper to accomodate the fan lip. The black lined area is where I sanded down the foam. Sand enough out so that the fan cap sits flush with the body. Be sure and sand not only inside the cap, but also inside the fuse as well so that both are even.

When you add the hot glue, only add it to either just the fuse or the cap, but not both. You'll want to be able to get to the fan for servicing if needed later. Glue is only needed on one side, the friction fit will take care of the rest.
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Old 06-25-2009, 07:45 AM
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Is my line where I started to cut to far back or is that okay? And the just sand down the rest like you said tell the whole cover sits flush right? Or do I have to cut the line where you marked it or will I be okay where it is?
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:23 PM
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Hey Eric,

No problem with all the questions. That's what we're all here for. I think your cut line is too far back. If you look at your second picture in post number 108, you will see that there are two ridges in the foam in front of your fan unit. Move it all the way up to the front ridge and have the lip your fan lay over it. That should help some. The cap that holds the fan in place needs to sit down all the way to the fuselage and not stick up as it shows in your first picture.

Pat is correct, that you don't want to put glue all the way around the fan. You only need a few little spots on one side to keep it in place.
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Old 07-02-2009, 07:21 PM
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Hey guy well today my new motor will be here. I just got the 3575 from RC LANDER since the plane is rc and the EDF in rc why not the motor. So all of you guys mounted your fans the way in the photo? What would happen if I put it back just a bit?? Of course it would throw off the CG but that can be taken care of with so weight right? Okay any thoughts or help would be great as the motor will here here this afternoon. I hope to have her in the air by tomorrow. Thanks Eric
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Old 07-11-2009, 05:59 AM
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My Panther is finished! Just need to apply the decals.

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Old 07-11-2009, 07:31 AM
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Don, are you using your new motor in the Panther?
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:36 AM
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Not yet, flying it on the stock metal 3575 KV setup on 4S first.

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Old 07-11-2009, 09:06 AM
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Did you buy the whole motor and EDF unit as one??? Because they have to be super balanced. I mean very very balanced just a tiny woble and she will let go. The motor and EDF unit are so powerful it is crazy. I hope all goes well and she is beautiful plane. I have one to and I am hooked on these EDF jets and I fly 30% 50cc air planes. Wow these are so fun to fly and you don't have to pay the thousands for the turbines.
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Old 01-14-2012, 02:48 PM
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Dead thread?
I'm waiting for Panther to arrive from China, anyone still flying theirs?
Seems like I need to search a little more to find current thread.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:57 PM
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Indeed an old thread. An iconic plane. Whether I scratchbuild my pusher parks or buy and ATF , I like to study the history behind.

I'm on travel to Bowling Green Ky, so no flying till next week sometime but today came upon a small park called: Aviation Heritage Park: www.aviationheritagepark.com

They have a Blue Angels F-9F Panther on display. Very cool So if you want to see one up close and are in the area, you can find it here. Now I want one.

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