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Old 03-15-2012, 08:17 AM   #5146
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Well, 15 hours ago i was sitting next to my workbench with a bunch of foam, an airbrush, and alot of extra servos, motors, and recievers. Heres what i came up with.


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  • Futaba S3114 servos all around
  • Spektrum Ar6110 Reciever.
I also used T-rex 250 balls / ball links for the aileron linkages. This is a new-ish trend, and it works quite well, there is absolutly no play in the ailerons.

I was also able to find Fiberglass cloth (.75 oz / square yard = really lightweight) from a local hobbytown USA. I applied this to some of the weaker parts of a foamie ; where the horizontal fuse meets the wing chord, the nose meets the top of the wing) Its alittle difficult to work with ( hence why it looks like its "fuzzy" in those area's). But it adds alot of strength the the airplane, without adding too much weight

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Looks good. You build fast. The ball links are interesting. How much do they weigh? Are they adjustable?
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:43 AM   #5147
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Looks good. You build fast. The ball links are interesting. How much do they weigh? Are they adjustable?
I just put them on the scale. I put one ball link and one ball, the scale read 0 grams. I then moved up to 5 balls and 5 ball links, still 0 grams. VERY lightweight
Not sure what you mean by adjustable. Heres how i put them on, if it helps asnwer your question. I enlarged the hole on the control arm with a knife, since the balls are threaded and wont fit into the stock hole on a control arm. So i screwed them into my desired height; some of the balls are bigger than others ( shown in picture are the two sizes of balls the bag came with ) Then i CA'd the bottom of the conrol horn to the threaded side of the ball.

Anyway, I have joined the "Having problems with Hacker A10-9L & CC Pheonix 10 ESC" club. Its really hard to get the motor started up, it takes about 2 minutes of playing with the throttle trim and throttle travel to finally get it going, then theres that problem of getting it to keep spinning during flight ( i have my throttle trim as high as it can go, and it still wont idle when i cut throttle, it just stutters). I checked all the connections, the soldering job is fine. I might have to temporarily switch to Turnigy.
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Old 03-15-2012, 12:19 PM   #5148
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Anyway, I have joined the "Having problems with Hacker A10-9L & CC Pheonix 10 ESC" club. Its really hard to get the motor started up, it takes about 2 minutes of playing with the throttle trim and throttle travel to finally get it going, then theres that problem of getting it to keep spinning during flight ( i have my throttle trim as high as it can go, and it still wont idle when i cut throttle, it just stutters). I checked all the connections, the soldering job is fine. I might have to temporarily switch to Turnigy.
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I still don't have this problem usually. Really strange! But don't spend any time playing with the throttle to start the motor... just spin the prop by hand really quick and then throttle it up. Set your ESC for fixed throttle endpoints (through Castle Link or the stick programming menu) and then adjust your radio end-points so that you can trim it to an appropriate idle. Better yet, set up an idle-up switch so it's always the same and easy to set!
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Old 03-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #5149
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Very nice work!
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Old 03-15-2012, 11:43 PM   #5150
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Ef 60in extra comes tomorrow ...... I know off topic but excited .. ......nice work guys
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:20 AM   #5151
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Most exciting news that's been posted on this thread for a while! Congratulations!
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:00 AM   #5152
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Haha thanks
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:36 AM   #5153
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Most exciting news that's been posted on this thread for a while! Congratulations!
haaaaaaay not fair
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:22 AM   #5154
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haha dont worry hubb, he was only serious!
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:45 AM   #5155
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its out for delivery yeeeeee
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Old 03-16-2012, 11:54 AM   #5156
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im retarted... i thought yesterday was friday... thats why I asked how you liked it...
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Old 03-16-2012, 12:17 PM   #5157
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Looks good. You build fast. The ball links are interesting. How much do they weigh? Are they adjustable?
Ball link with the plastic case weighs about 0,2g each. They aer not normally adjustable, but you can make it adjustable by using the ones from HK:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...kage_Rod_.html You just cut the steel rod in half and with CA+thread attach it to the carbon pushrod. I've done it and it works!
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http://www.rcx.com/

Whos coming by the TAS Foamies booth?!
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Ball link with the plastic case weighs about 0,2g each. They aer not normally adjustable, but you can make it adjustable by using the ones from HK:
http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...kage_Rod_.html You just cut the steel rod in half and with CA+thread attach it to the carbon pushrod. I've done it and it works!
Thanks for the info. I will check it out.
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Old 03-16-2012, 08:30 PM   #5160
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Dang Tomas,
You're throwing me off with the new avatar. I was like, "Who's that?".
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