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Old 01-07-2019, 03:32 PM
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I am watching you do your assembly before I decided to get one as I have had issues with Pilot in the past. And so far so good, look's very promising.
By the way, let your friend know that when he orders a package from B&E he can have any of the logos changed by leaving his preferred brand in the comment box, at no additional cost.
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Old 01-07-2019, 05:09 PM
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I am watching you do your assembly before I decided to get one as I have had issues with Pilot in the past. And so far so good, look's very promising.
By the way, let your friend know that when he orders a package from B&E he can have any of the logos changed by leaving his preferred brand in the comment box, at no additional cost.
Thanks, so far no structural issues, you could however put some of the triangle stock they supply with the ARF in places in the engine box, mostly on the slopping part where I mounted the servo tray. I cut a hole in the bottom then glued the tray over that. Gives u just a little more meat to grab for the servo screws. Oh, and he knows now, lol!
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Old 01-08-2019, 01:50 AM
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What size standoffs would I need for the DA120? And did the 90mm drop headers work?
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Old 01-08-2019, 06:36 PM
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What size standoffs would I need for the DA120? And did the 90mm drop headers work?
The standoffs came to 1/6 of an inch less than 1 3/4 inch, I have about 2 1/6th's clearance between my backplate & the cowl. At 1 3/4 It's 3. I don't use headers. I'm using DA Slimline mufflers.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:05 PM
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My servos didn't get in till almost 8:30 pm yesterday, so I really got nothing done yesterday..waiting for 2, 24 inch sevo extensions to go through the wing struts so I can plug into my powerbox and get all 4 surfaces aligned!
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:15 PM
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Ok. This is a heads up people. I put this standard hi-tec servo in the wing slot and it touched the other side leaving a slight bluge...slight! I think that will cause issues with ur covering over time...So it's best IMO, to use low profile servos in the wing.
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Old 01-09-2019, 07:54 PM
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Cables on the back were soooo easy. The hardware is what makes it so easy! All i have left r the wings. My servo extensions to go through the struts, will be here tomorrow and then I'll finish the wings & be done!
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:02 PM
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I totally understand.

Those look to be about 7mm or so deeper then the Hitec 7950's I'm using(not on a Pitts). So yeah... they're deep no doubt. Quite a bit deeper then a standard size servo regardless of torque.

So it seems the wings might not be thin, and possibly have enough room to hold a standard size servo.
I would go low profile in the wings, if u buy this plane!
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Old 01-09-2019, 09:52 PM
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Ok. This is a heads up people. I put this standard hi-tec servo in the wing slot and it touched the other side leaving a slight bluge...slight! I think that will cause issues with ur covering over time...So it's best IMO, to use low profile servos in the wing.

Too late!!! My hitec servoes came this week.. I'll add wood to the rails..
Three blade matching prop and spinner came this week also.. got to get the decathlon done and get this badboy on the table.. I will guess one good weekend and it will be done
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:59 PM
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I would go low profile in the wings, if u buy this plane!
Thanks man, good info! Your Pitts is looking great! Following along here, looking forward to seeing yours done. Keep up the good work!
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Old 01-10-2019, 12:51 AM
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Thanks man, good info! Your Pitts is looking great! Following along here, looking forward to seeing yours done. Keep up the good work!
Thanks guys!!
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:04 AM
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Dry fitted the wings. Extensions come tomorrow, then we attach the servo arms to the alieron's get those all zeroed out. Then all the wing cables go in & I wait for a nice day to maiden this beast!!!!
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Ok, took a couple days off but im back at it again. Im using the turnbuckles that came with the ARF to do the wing wires, however im improvising with Seacraft tensioners & easy wire couplers. With these, there is no shrink wrap to put on and it's a very clean look...It's expensive, $150.00 to do it, but for me it's worth it. Snowing outside, best time to build!
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Old 01-12-2019, 12:34 AM
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Everything is ready to go. Just need to balance it with my batteries. I don't know about anybody else but ive owned 4 Pilot planes and all were built well..Their customer service at Pilot usa.com is excellent and they stand behind product..The free wood program works, I know i had to use it to repair my edge 540. Im a satisfied customer 4 times over & will keep coming back!!!
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:12 AM
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That is a real nice bird, look forward to your flight review.
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