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Old 02-28-2014, 12:11 PM
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they won't be for everyone for sure. Some guys do NOT mind at all taking their time putting their plane together. For some it's about hanging out and talking more than flying. But some guys LOVE to get in the air quickly, fly till they miss 7 calls from their wife and quickly disassemble and explain yourself on the way home.

...... not that i know that feeling from experience! -
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:56 PM
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they won't be for everyone for sure. Some guys do NOT mind at all taking their time putting their plane together. For some it's about hanging out and talking more than flying. But some guys LOVE to get in the air quickly, fly till they miss 7 calls from their wife and quickly disassemble and explain yourself on the way home.

...... not that i know that feeling from experience! -
LOL! oh boy has that been a problem from time to time.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:48 PM
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You can't fix STUPID
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I'm married too guys. At least I think I am. Her car is still in the driveway at night.
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Old 02-28-2014, 02:33 PM
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For me it's not the effort i'm trying to avoid. The less time I spend assembling the plane the faster I get in the air and the faster I tear it down and back to the family.
+1. This will be the reason I try these out. With 6 nylon bolts - this will enable me to get my flights in and get back to the wife and kids quicker.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:21 AM
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Proof

Guys,

Proof is in the pudding. I was hoovering 12 ft from the ground and lost my engine. It flipped forward and went 90 degrees straight in. You can hear the Oh *****! from a mile away. When I opened her up everything was all over the place! But, the Wing Locks stayed on!!! It was a hard hit it even made a hole in the grass strip. I am sold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now waiting for the news on when the container is in so I can order another..
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:13 PM
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i bought 14 sets of these, nothing like going full hog!

they are a good idea but i've had 2 come loose twice now, probably need an extra turn before locking them so i'll take the blame for that.

couple of things to note, if space is tight then i would suggest the secraft wing nuts are a better option.

if you have room to unhook these and give them a half turn off then these are marginally quicker, on the whole though it has saved me atleast 5-10 mins of putting in plastic bolts and a lot of swearing so worth doing IMO

the other thing is you can't store these on the wings so you better find a place to put them, i drilled a hole in them and tied them to the inside of the fuse or i guarantee i would leave home without them :-)

cheers
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:33 PM
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One thing we've found on them is if you set it up so you have to push HARD into the slot (you set the bolt just flush or even a little under the rubber) then you can "pop" in and then PUSH down and not do a 1/2 turn at all.

If you do the 1/2 turn option you should hear a light CLICK when you put it into the slot.
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Old 10-14-2014, 09:42 PM
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I just saw these on a plane at the field on Sunday. As fast as plugging in a servo. I felt a little archaic screwing in my plastic bolts!
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Old 10-15-2014, 10:13 AM
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lol, feel like a caveman watching a modern man eating with a fork?
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:01 PM
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18 months later and no issues?
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Old 04-27-2016, 10:27 AM
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I have them on one of the wings in my 42% Pilot Edge. The key to them not loosening up is after you turn them the 1/2 turn and lock them down, wiggle them a time or two back and forth to seat the rocker in the rubber grommet. Before I started doing this I had the locks loosening up on a regular basis, hence only having them on one wing. I have the Secraft anodized wing nuts on the other.


They are a skosh quicker but, make sure your wing bolts go straight through the fuselage. For some reason the center bolts on both wings are at a slight angle. This makes it so I have to hold the grommet in place or it will tear off the inside every time. I am just glad I have a very long reach I am 6' 4" so I am able to reach the outside edge of the wing and the fuse at the same time. I have been using these since they first came out.


If you have the extra room around the wing bolt, I say go for it. If you have a plane like the 330LX 120" from 3DHS, don't even think about it!
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Old 04-28-2016, 05:47 AM
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Thank you for the detailed critique.
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Old 05-05-2016, 09:37 AM
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I have them on all my Redwing planes...
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Old 05-06-2016, 09:50 AM
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Seems like a great product; I have one plane that is particularly difficult to set up and this would totally resolve my access issue.
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Old 05-06-2016, 10:25 AM
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I bought a set to use in the Hempel 25% Xtreme Decathlon I am finishing now. Seems like a cool idea. I'll post how they work out for me.
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