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Old 06-09-2007, 09:50 AM   #1
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Ok guys I am slowly starting to build my UZI XXL. I am still waiting on some gear to arrive so its going to be a slow process but I am going to take my time and enjoy the build.
Warning to all that will be following this thread... I am not a plane builder,lol I am the new generation...ARF guys

First off the plane arrived from Hobby Lobby undamaged and was doubled boxed.

Since it is getting pretty darn hot here in South Louisiana I am going to be building this on the kitchen table(wife thinks I am nuts for building a foam plane that cost as much as most of my glow planes). My work shop has to be 100+ degrees all day lately.

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A stack of foam,lol More pics of the pieces as the build continues


Hardware minus the landing gear
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Old 06-09-2007, 09:54 AM   #2
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Not having my motor yet(Hacker A30 16M) I started to play with the landing gear. I could not figure out what the picture was showing in the manual. I stuck it together just trying to figure out how the landing gear wire secures the wheel pants.
I am thinking of just using goop to secure the wire to the pants.


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Old 06-09-2007, 10:02 AM   #3
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I started digging through my RC stuff( I have been out of the hobby for over a year and have moved since then) and found some carbon rods from some of my old fancy foam models.
Do you think these could be used in the wings and fuse?

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Old 06-09-2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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Here are a few pics of the rudder and elevators. I included a picture of the instructions, as you can see there is only pictures showing you what to do.
Since I never worked with EPP and Goop before I am going to test glue a small piece to get an idea of how it is to work with.



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Old 06-10-2007, 01:24 PM   #5
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I have to say that working with the epp and goop is pretty easy.
I added the pieces to the rudder and elevators and the goop is some pretty easy stuff to work with.

Heydick...what size carbon ribbon did you use on the wings and fuse and do you know of an online store to get them from???
The more I look at it, the rods I have are not going to do what I want. Did you use goop, CA, or expoxy on the CF?

My son really wants to paint this plane so I am trying to come up with a simple scheme(I do not have an artistic bone in my body), if anyone has some ideas I am more than open to them.
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Old 06-10-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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sorry double post...internet problems today

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Old 06-10-2007, 02:49 PM   #7
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nice build, make sure you putthe landing gear plate behind the gear rod.. i got in a hurry and put it in backwards and the first nose over yanked the gear loose and the foam around it,, nothing goop couldnt fix tho heheh
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Old 06-10-2007, 03:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for the tip Mike. I might not put the gear on at all. The field across the street from our house is rough. Plus this plane is going to be teaching my son to hover and 3d and teaching me rolling harriers so I can promise it will be getting put to the test
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:43 PM   #9
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taken the gear off is good, i do like them there to help protect the prop from the ground tho,, flew mine tonight,, man youll love the way these things inverted snaproll heheh, just had to get your builder spirits up heheh at least yours has spars.. i flex my wings..
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Old 06-10-2007, 09:47 PM   #10
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Did you put CF in the wings and fuse? If so what size and did you use CF rods or flat strips?
After gluing the top wing together today I am for sure going to add some CF to stiffin it up a bit.
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nope my wings are held together by cross struts, there are no rods inthe wing,, and my fuse wags like a fish hahah.. its getting heavy now hahah
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I used the Avia Sport Carbon Strip Thickness 0.034" x Width 0.121" x Length 40" from RCFoam.com for my spars and fuse.
Put one down each side of the fuse to just under the tail, one on top and bottom of top wing and one across the bottom of bottom wing and fuse.

Really make it stiff!

I talked with Heydick quite a bit when building mine and got a lot of good feedback and I'm having a blast with it.
I chose to use the LG to help save props, if it wasn't for that I'd leave it off and have an even lighter wingloading.

If you need any pics or advise please don't hesitate to ask!
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Old 06-11-2007, 03:41 PM   #13
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Thanks alot Scat-R-D!!!
Thats what I am planning on doing with mine as far as the CF goes.
Thanks again for the info and link.
Do you have any pics of yours?
How did yours balance out? what MTR and batts you using?
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Just an update...
Not too much work down this week on it between work and waiting on supplies.
I ordered the CF strips and they should be here Friday.
Also ordered a couple TP extreme 3 2070 batts, A3016M Hacker, and a Castle 45 ESC.
I should get the wings and fuse painted this weekend and I'll post some pics.
I have 4 Hitec 81MG servos I am planning on using. I am kicking the idea around to use some 55's in the wings but I am thinking with the Hacker and batteries the extra weight of the 81MG's should be no problem.
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I used the Avia Sport Carbon Strip Thickness 0.034" x Width 0.121" x Length 40" from RCFoam.com for my spars and fuse.
Put one down each side of the fuse to just under the tail, one on top and bottom of top wing and one across the bottom of bottom wing and fuse.

Really make it stiff!

I talked with Heydick quite a bit when building mine and got a lot of good feedback and I'm having a blast with it.
I chose to use the LG to help save props, if it wasn't for that I'd leave it off and have an even lighter wingloading.

If you need any pics or advise please don't hesitate to ask!
Scat -

If you would, post some pictures of yours. Carbon strips, other tips you got.

thanks Ward
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