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Old 08-26-2007, 05:54 AM
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Well as most of you already know I picked this up this week and got started on her tonight. There really isn't much more to this bird than any other. It is a pretty straight forward build and goes together real quick

This is Airliner #2 for me. I loved my first one so much I knew I would have another. I was in the LHS dropping off flyers for our E-Fly in and she was calling me form the shelf... I could not leave without it so here it goes!

First step as in any is to open the box and inventory everything to make sure it's all there...

Of course my buddy Jack had to man the laptop for me and keep Wattlfyer current for me while I was working on it!
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Old 08-26-2007, 05:57 AM
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I started with the wing. Ailerons go in like any other so no pics of that. All the hardware is inlcuded in this plane so no need to pick anything up in that respect.

I did have one of the motor mounts snap off coming out of the box but fortunately I had the ones from my first one to use. It could be ca's back in place if need be but I just used the old one.

Motors are the E-Flite DF400 outrunners
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:00 AM
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Got the gear mounted as well. I am going to try to do retracts but not til after I get it flying... I'm too impatient to get her in the air at the momnet...

All three gear have shock absorbers in them and the mains actually rotate back and forth like the real things do! pretty cool!
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So what kind of retracts did you decide on Bill?
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Finally a pic of the gera and motors on the main wing. Like I said pretty straight forward really...

More tomorrow...

And finally a little relaxing with Jack!
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Grasshopper View Post
So what kind of retracts did you decide on Bill?

LOL... Haven't decided that yet Tom... I just want to fly it now!
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Old 08-26-2007, 06:19 AM
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Looking good so far. Can't wait to see it fly in person.
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Old 08-27-2007, 03:49 AM
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Been raining all evening so when the LLWS game was over our the shop I went...

Got the servos in and the tail set up. The only thing you really have to do in the servo tray area is glue in the pushrod tube holders and trim the tubes down.. and put the servos inof course.

The horizontal and elevator are preinstalled and hinged. Everything is hinged actually, rudder and ailerons as well. Screwed in too not just ca'd.

Vertical stab get's glued in but again the rudder is already hinged.
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The retract's are going to be a lot more difficult than I thought. The nose wheel would go up into the battery tray as you can see so I'm not sure how to go about that... and with the three wheel mains the bottom of the wing would have to be cut out so much that I think it would weaken it too much without some serious modifications

Still studying on it, but will not go with retracts for now...
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:17 AM
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I like that shock absorbing landing gear!!!! I have a few planes that would benefit from that setup!!
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:18 AM
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Yeah my Waco could use something like that too.

I have only landed it one time where it didn't bounce at least once!
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:21 AM
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we have a pretty rough club field....no pavement....lots of gophers....
The 6 wheels per side would ride right over the gopher holes...hmmmm...
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:24 AM
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hi all...
i started to fly 3d planes n its really fun.
but now i bought a new foamy plane called ^spark^
i got some problem with this plane :

when i go to knife edge the plane it self goes right aileron ??
why? is it the plane??? or should i do something with it???
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:26 AM
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Not sure but you might try posting that in the 3d section...

probably get yourself an answer there.
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:27 AM
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hi all...
i started to fly 3d planes n its really fun.
but now i bought a new foamy plane called ^spark^
i got some problem with this plane :

when i go to knife edge the plane it self goes right aileron ??
why? is it the plane??? or should i do something with it???
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy View Post
we have a pretty rough club field....no pavement....lots of gophers....
The 6 wheels per side would ride right over the gopher holes...hmmmm...

a biplane would look kind of goofy with those kind of wheels wouldn't it!?
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Old 08-27-2007, 04:30 AM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
a biplane would look kind of goofy with those kind of wheels wouldn't it!?
Ultimate landing gear for an ultimate bipe......
I was thinking for my monowing ones.....
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Originally Posted by Biplane Murphy View Post
Ultimate landing gear for an ultimate bipe......
I was thinking for my monowing ones.....
I didn't know you had any mono wing birds! LOL
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Old 08-27-2007, 05:15 AM
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I had this grand plan to have only Bipes and tripes....but people keep giving me and selling me (for cheap) single wing planes....

Oh woe is me....
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yeah I know the feeling... I keep getting all this stuff... Sometimes I wonder what I'll do with it all...
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:44 PM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
yeah I know the feeling... I keep getting all this stuff... Sometimes I wonder what I'll do with it all...
lol Bill. you're really not generating alot of sympathy here. no....wait..........
ok, yup, no sympathy whatsoever!
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Old 08-27-2007, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by firemanbill View Post
yeah I know the feeling... I keep getting all this stuff... Sometimes I wonder what I'll do with it all...
It's not like we haven't tried to help you by letting you send it to us. Geez.....some people.
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Old 08-28-2007, 12:30 AM
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Tom, you know I thought about it... I reallly, realllllllly did...
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Old 08-28-2007, 02:01 AM
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uh huh, sure ya did! lol I don't think I could accept an offer like that in any case...I'd just rekit it anyway!
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Old 08-28-2007, 03:42 AM
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Hi Bill.....so I looked up the spare parts listing....main gear set $18.99 and nose gear $8.99...

So what I am wondering is are the wheels removable, and what about the "axle" assembly?....also how long and what diameter are the shocks?

If you have time to take a peek at them I would really appreciate it.....
I think it would be pretty cool to install the shock system on some of my planes, but the size is vital.

Thanks for any help on this...Murph......
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