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Old 06-06-2010, 12:13 PM   #46
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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   #47
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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   #48
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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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Old 06-06-2010, 09:37 PM   #49
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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   #50
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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   #51
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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
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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   #52
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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   #53
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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   #54
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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   #55
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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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Old 06-07-2010, 04:32 PM   #56
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LOOKING GOOD.
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Old 06-07-2010, 04:44 PM   #57
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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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Old 06-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #58
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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.
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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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It has, but It wouldn't hurt to do more. Plus, keep you out of trouble for a while.
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