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Old 07-09-2019, 12:35 AM
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Heat tape! Nice idea.

I moved the servo to inside the motor box. It is now lying on its side inside the box. It is no longer directly one the pipe either. I think the tape would have been easier.

Now that you mention it... This frame has no pipe tunnel. Should I put some tape under my RX in the back? It's a CF pipe.
Pic? It's probably ok if there's enough distance between everything and it's well vented
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Old 07-09-2019, 09:06 AM
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New location of the throttle servo. I covered the old hole with light balsa.

RX goes behind wing tube in front of rudder servo. I may be able to put it to the side depending on battery locations which will be CG dependent.
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Old 07-09-2019, 12:37 PM
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New location of the throttle servo. I covered the old hole with light balsa.

RX goes behind wing tube in front of rudder servo. I may be able to put it to the side depending on battery locations which will be CG dependent.
Not sure what to tell you on that, I've never had anything with a pipe/can w/out a tunnel. Looks kind of close from the pics. I would run it and measure the temp of the floor under tank and rx and see how hot it gets and maybe run a pc of reflective heat tape on the bottom side of floor.
Are you running pipe for noise reduction?
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Old 07-09-2019, 02:57 PM
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Not sure what to tell you on that, I've never had anything with a pipe/can w/out a tunnel. Looks kind of close from the pics. I would run it and measure the temp of the floor under tank and rx and see how hot it gets and maybe run a pc of reflective heat tape on the bottom side of floor.
Are you running pipe for noise reduction?
No, decided to try a pipe for power. May be a mistake, but that's where I went with this one. I fly a 76"/83" EF MXS on a DA50 with Pitts. A little over 14 pounds. LOVE IT!. This plane will be close to two pounds heavier. I was look for some grunt.

I guess I need to worry about the Tape and the RX. The tape would shadow the signal I imagine.

But this plane was designed to fly without a tunnel even if a pipe is used.
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Old 07-09-2019, 04:15 PM
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No, decided to try a pipe for power. May be a mistake, but that's where I went with this one. I fly a 76"/83" EF MXS on a DA50 with Pitts. A little over 14 pounds. LOVE IT!. This plane will be close to two pounds heavier. I was look for some grunt.

I guess I need to worry about the Tape and the RX. The tape would shadow the signal I imagine.

But this plane was designed to fly without a tunnel even if a pipe is used.
Gotcha, if that's the case probably fine with enough ventilation.
Supposed to be unlimited on 50 with stock muffler so should be a rocket on the pipe.
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Gotcha, if that's the case probably fine with enough ventilation.
Supposed to be unlimited on 50 with stock muffler so should be a rocket on the pipe.
I flew it once on the stock muffler. It was plenty of power. Not a rocket, but way plenty enough. I thought I would try a Pipe. Never done one before...
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:09 AM
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In each hardware package for the rudder, stab and wing are two dome shaped spacers for a total of six. Can you tell me where they go.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:42 AM
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In each hardware package for the rudder, stab and wing are two dome shaped spacers for a total of six. Can you tell me where they go.
Yes. They go between the servo arm and the ball link. Their purpose is to prevent the side of the ball link from rubbing against the servo arm when the arm is moved to its extreme position. For example, when an aileron is moved into the full down position, the ball link will bind against the arm if the spacer is not there.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:59 AM
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How is the slow speed handling of this design? Has anyone here flown one yet? I Just recieved mine a couple weeks ago and curious on what to expext. I love the characteristic of a Edge540 and Im building one now. Would this EF 85" 300 compare more to a 330sc (thicker airfoil) or a 330lx(thinner airfoil)? Thanks guys
Excellent for low/slow flying
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:03 AM
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In each hardware package for the rudder, stab and wing are two dome shaped spacers for a total of six. Can you tell me where they go.
Those are called shims or conicles, but Deadrobmusic is right as to their use/location
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:28 AM
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Thank you. The spacer has a narrow end and a larger flat end. Does it matter to their orientation
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Thank you. The spacer has a narrow end and a larger flat end. Does it matter to their orientation
I pondered that myself. I chose to put the flat side against the servo arm. I do not think it will matter either way. That spacer should not need to rotate, and the metal ball of the ball link should not need to rotate. The movement happens when the plastic ‘link’ rotated around the stationary ball.

I have used these before, never noticed any issue either way
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:34 PM
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OK Will do
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Old 07-11-2019, 01:40 PM
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I am a sport flyer. Very little 3D. Love to hover. That's about it. I am going to run the electronics with a life battery. Can you suggest possible 6.0 volt servos that will work safely on this plane.
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Old 07-11-2019, 02:22 PM
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I am a sport flyer. Very little 3D. Love to hover. That's about it. I am going to run the electronics with a life battery. Can you suggest possible 6.0 volt servos that will work safely on this plane.
Unfortunately, no. I went to HV years ago and have not stayed up on 6 volts. I know most HV servos will be fine at 6 volts, only less powerful.

You could try sending Gregertman on RcGroups a PM. He knows a lot about servos
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