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Old 06-06-2010, 12:13 PM
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Now we're hooking up that Hitec 5985MG rudder servo. Extra long aluminum arm with ball links. Good idea to cross the wires for better leverage.
Just subscribing, & hope my son can order this plane in a few more weeks. Also wonder about crossing the rudder wires & if they rub on one another ? I imagine not but wondered.
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Old 06-06-2010, 02:44 PM
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

No, the wires don't rub. Everyone does it that way.

If you get ready to order, let email us and we can do a combo deal with you for an engine too.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:10 PM
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If you get ready to order, let email us and we can do a combo deal with you for an engine too.
When did you guys get DLE's?
I sent you an email about it. Hoping we can work out something.
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Whatzup Bob? We were talking about your new airplane at the field today!!!!!!
NOTHING BUT GOOD THINGS I HOPE. Just gettin the feel of it .Lots of fun.Now get back to work and post more pics.lol See you guys soon.
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Old 06-07-2010, 07:22 AM
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Nothing but good Bob. We only talk crap about VooDoo and Donnie!! Just kidding.
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:03 AM
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

I got to fly mine a few times this weekend.
It is a real nice plane.
Only thing I would say bad is it is hard to tell top from bottom on the wing.
I think I will change the green to white on the bottom of wing I think it will help alot
And with the kind permission from selfportrait
We have the graphics as seen in the photo for the Gary Ward for sale please see my web site
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Old 06-07-2010, 02:50 PM
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

Tail Feathers are installed and it's starting to look a little more like an airplane. Parts bolted on easily. Be sure the use a little Blue Locktite on your screws.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:04 PM
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My next step is to put some power on the business end. I chose the DA-50-R from Desert Aircraft with a Slimline Pitts-Style muffler. Dave Johnson and his team does a hell of a job. American made, extremely reliable, lightweight and powerful. I'm taking this off anther airplane and it has never quit on me.

I used the supplied template which was a perfect fit over the firewall. It just snapped into place. With a 1/4" bit, I drilled four holes and then marked the location of my throttle linkage pass-through. I drilled that out also.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:08 PM
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

I used a ratchet wrench to install the bolts behind the firewall. There was plenty of room and it was no problem. I used washers and Locktite.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:20 PM
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DA-50 installed. I like to use zip ties for attaching things inside my airplane. Unlike glue, they won't come unstuck, and unlike screws, they won't come out. For my ignition module, I made a foam padded mounting plate from ply. I zip the module to the plate and zip the plate to the engine box. Easy, and give us a little protection from vibration.
Many ways to do this. I try to keep it simple. I'll make another hole for the battery connection wire.

You can also see my choke wire already installed. There's a aluminum plate bolted to the standoffs to support the wire. I just reach right inside the air intake to choke the engine. From what I see, a lot of guys do this or something similar.
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

LOOKING GOOD.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:44 PM
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

On mine im gonna mix some epoxy real thinly and use a paint brush to put it all over the firewall and engine box to fuel proof it
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

The engine box is already fuel proofed, but the best thing to use is water based polyurethane. It's like painting it with liquid plastic. Plus, cleans up with water.
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

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The engine box is already fuel proofed, but the best thing to use is water based polyurethane. It's like painting it with liquid plastic. Plus, cleans up with water.
Hmm ill have to take a closer look, on mine it doesn't look or feel like its been fuel proofed
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Re: Red Aero RC - 50cc MX2 "Gary Ward Scheme" Build.

It has, but It wouldn't hurt to do more. Plus, keep you out of trouble for a while.
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