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Old 06-22-2012, 06:41 PM
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Are those plastic bushings on the motor mounts?
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:28 PM
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Are those plastic bushings on the motor mounts?
Solid nylon. Used them a ton of times. I think they actually dampen the vibrations some, never crack, and never squish.
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Old 06-23-2012, 12:24 AM
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I like the servo access in the wing Sleepy,good ideal
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Old 06-23-2012, 01:40 PM
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Sleepy are using the stock tank? I decided to dump it and make my own; plus it's lighter! By the way your servo installation in the wings look alot better then mine LoL.... The machining of the slots were way off on my wings.

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Old 06-25-2012, 01:42 PM
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Just getting to the tank. I'm going to finish the other wing tonight, and then start the throttle install. I actually went out and flew this weekend. (WHAT?!?!) so I didn't get much done!
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Old 06-27-2012, 02:53 PM
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OK a little progress, and hopefully more tonight.

I finally have the throttle servo mounted and working perfectly. Fuel line run and throttle servo cable run. Cowl mounted, mufflers properly on and the whole front end buttoned up.

NOW, I can finish the wing, and more importantly throw this puppy on Jak-stands and start to figure out where I'm going to mount all the electronic goodies to make this thing balance.

So just as Full Spoll showed, I did my throttle in the can tunnel as I am running mufflers. I really have no idea how you would mount the throttle servo if you were running cans. An easy cure would be to route Nyrod and mount the servo in the fuse, but I HATE Nyrod as it changes length as it heats up and can cause you all kinds of issues when 3D'ing.

Anyways.. here's some pics of todays progress.
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Old 06-27-2012, 03:26 PM
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Sleepy make sure you throw some epoxy on the cross brace. If the substrate ever rattles loose then you have a fail safe. LOL

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Old 06-27-2012, 03:46 PM
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I actually bolted mine through the floor of the whole deal through the cross brace. And put fat washers on both sides sandwiching the whole deal together.


But guess what I get to do.



I just saw my small allen wrench with the servo arm screw sitting next to the plane.
NOT IN THE SERVO..

YEA! Let's disassemble EVERYTHING ONE MORE TIME!


Oh well.. better to notice it now!
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Old 06-27-2012, 05:50 PM
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I've had to redo several things trying to figure this thing out LoL...... Wood planes are so much easier.

How are you going to balance on jack stands? The CG is before the tube coming from leading edge.

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Old 06-27-2012, 08:43 PM
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If it's before the tube than if I have it on Jack stands, and it is resting on the tube centered and it's slightly nose heavy I should be really close.

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Old 06-27-2012, 09:18 PM
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Sleepy....you gonna close off those 2 big can openings? No sense driving hot air into the fuse if you're running front muffs.

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Old 06-28-2012, 07:06 AM
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Sleepy,I've never seen a pull-pull with 2 servo's side by side before.Is this a new thing?What are your thoughts on it?
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:28 AM
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Sleepy,I've never seen a pull-pull with 2 servo's side by side before.Is this a new thing?What are your thoughts on it?
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A lot of composite planes have been doing this for a long time. the 3.3M CompARF Yah 55 has a crazy 4 servo set up that is kind of the same. It works fine, ganged servos are ganged servos...
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Old 06-28-2012, 08:30 AM
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Sleepy....you gonna close off those 2 big can openings? No sense driving hot air into the fuse if you're running front muffs.

Earle
I wasn't planning on it, as it's a can tunnel and it's closed off from the fuse... But I think maybe something really easy to remove so I have access to my throttle servo might not be a bad idea.
Heck two nice round vinyl stickers might do the trick. That self stick monokote maybe!


PS: Got nothing else done last night. I cycled 65 miles and when I sat down to drink a glass of water I fell asleep.
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im leaving mine open then cutting out holes on the bottom of the fuse for louvers.
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