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Old 07-23-2014, 08:19 PM   #841
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Ok great... Have a link by chance ?

I have a wheel pants question. Ok I'm building the 47% and I think the 40% is the same. Did you have to cut your wheel pants out ? Mine are all one piece, usually the is a "U" channel in it to slip over the axle....do I need to cut my own channel ?
Here's the link for the Teflon extensions http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/s...r_Muffler.html
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:30 AM   #842
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Suggestion for wing transport: Like everyone else, I felt there was advantage to leaving wing struts on but these wings are Big! Here's what I came up with for my trailer. As you can see from the photos I made a custom bracket/cradle for the ends of the wings. The entire leading edge rides on the shelf which is carpeted. The proximal end of the wing is held in place by a little L-shaped bracket screwed to the floor that the end of the strut bolts on to through the bolt holes already there for attachment to the airplane. [not shown] This keeps the proximal wing in place and at the other end the wing tips are prevented from wandering over to the trailer sides by a soft rag stuffed between as the photo shows. This really gets them out of the way and as you can see I carry 2 other 100 cc planes, a 50 cc plane plus the Decathlon airframe in this 7 foot wide trailer. With this set up I didn't see the need for wing bags which can be expensive. I threw in a pic of how I transport all the other wings and wing tubes, which again, eliminates the need for wing bags and takes up a minimal amount of space. The wings are help upright by slipping the wings down on old salvaged wing tubes that fit or wooden dowels that I found that fit when I didn't have an old wing tube. The wings don't wander because the base of the holder is made specifically for each wing root and has a hole that the wing root pins fit in.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:04 AM   #843
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pc2209, Space wise in the trailer, wing bags make the most sense for me. I'd rather not spend the funds on fancy covers for my wings, but its the best option for my setup. I went with the minimum size trailer to transport the Decathlon, one other 1/4 to 1/3rd scale airplane, and a couple helicopters and assorted gear. I can fit all that in a 5x10 nicely, which is the size I went with. Smaller profile, tucks in nicely behind the SUV greatly reducing drag, barely know its there, etc. But that does mean I have to be creative with how I pack as space is at a premium. But I do like your set up, so I'll see if I can make it work somehow.

Also, you offered in a post post to grab some images of your full scale for details. I'm looking to build a scale looking from grill and landing light. Would it be possible for you to grab a few close up images of that area of your plane for reference. I've checked many sources on line, but none have detailed images of the front of the cowl area.

I'll check with Flying Dutchmen. Anyone have any images of his wing bags?
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:39 PM   #844
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This Thread Post# 313 and 316 have photos of Duanes Wing Bags

Just go to the upper right corner and click, search this thread and type in " Wing Bags " and you will see all of the posts about them on this thread.
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Old 07-25-2014, 09:09 AM   #845
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Engine mount update,
Custom made engine supports longer then standard ones.
Prefered to pull the firewall to the beams and add some new engine supports.
This way i have the engine well centered in the cowl.
Now i am ready to glue all and reinforce.
After i will only apply a varnish to protect from some gas leaks.
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:02 PM   #846
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Here are some shots of my full scale plane I already had on hand... If you need better detail let me know and I will get a direct front shot when I run by the airport.. Let me know what you come up with for the air cleaner. I also have been trying to come up with something that looks scale but so far no real good ideas that was still pretty lite. Also threw in a pic of my 40% and what I did for the landing light. It is a round bezel from a flashlight that just happened to be about the right size. As I said in a previous post I used an LED round interior light made for a car [12v] behind this bezel...
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:09 PM   #847
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Progress and a question,,,

Performed the maiden flight yesterday. It flew great, very pleased with the flight characteristics. Minor adjustments needed, a couple cowl screws loosened up, otherwise uneventful. I'm really going to like this bird 😃😃

Question, who are my vendor choices for supplying wing bags? I'd like to get some that allow the struts to remain attached.

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Try RC baron for wing bags. He will make whatever you want. Mine has a set of the Revoc bags. Their freaking awesome but pricy!
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:05 PM   #848
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Maiden flight...
Thank you everyone for the help of this thread. Many great ideas here!

http://youtu.be/fxaMXJFhIUc
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Old 08-22-2014, 08:50 PM   #849
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Great flight. . Nice landing!
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Old 08-22-2014, 10:35 PM   #850
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Thanks Mike!
I really love the mod you put out on this thread with the windshield support. It works great !!
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