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Old 03-01-2015, 12:38 PM
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I dont know why I am letting it bother me so much the plane is technically NOT Scale. but spending the money we have you would have thought they would have paid more attention to details... I mean come on.. they show the 3 bladed prop and spinner on the box. but yet you dont get the 3 bladed spinner... you get the 2 bladed one. very misleading...
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Old 03-01-2015, 01:34 PM
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The gentleman :Lyle that makes the Best Pilot tells me that the plane is 3 different scales when getting to the nuts and bolts of the plane... so I guess I could just say its Fun Scale >?
what else would you call it?
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:21 PM
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Yeah Top Flite qualifies for fun scale in competition BUT they fly spectacular. People will be able to tell its a zero. I would rather have a better flying plane than have one that looks completely scale and doesnt fly very good. Sierra retracts are air. Yeah they cut out the wing for the robart fork but when its flying over 100mph right off the deck I promise you wont see it.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:44 PM
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scale lookin

this is a great example of a scale looking air craft that does not fly good,.. it fly's Very Heavy.... and thas no fun.. like you said...
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Old 03-10-2015, 12:42 AM
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60cc linkage trust worthy or not

Ok.. so I have started working on the wing of the Zero and i am not so sure the linkage Is trust worthy for a 60cc plane.
note the picture the book tells me to soldier the end to the rod.
I can soldier have great equipment I am not so sure its the right thing to do
for a 60cc plane.
any imputs...
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:39 AM
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Is it for throttle? You could also buy some 4-40 all thread.
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Old 03-10-2015, 07:43 AM
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It's not an aerobat, its a warbird. It'll work. I'm pretty sure my P-47 is done the same way.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:22 AM
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I've built the TF 50cc P-47 and P-51 and both use the same push rod configuration. I've flown the P-47 for a season and the push rods are fine. I have the new 60cc Zero here in the box and am reading this with great interest. The only caution is that you get a good solder joint at the one end.
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Old 03-10-2015, 09:41 AM
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Yeah I was skeptical when I built my P47 about the pushrod soldering but Its been fine. As long as you get a good solder joint theres nothing to worry about. When I started building the zero I was kind of surprised they still use this method on the new TF planes.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:40 AM
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the thread is bigger than 4.40.... the rod size i am not sure of but its bigger than 4.40
if you guys feel that its safe then I will proceed with the install.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:44 AM
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Part of the reason for this is that you can't see the control rods as easily, especially if you paint them to match the plane. Looks more scale that way.

At worst just use some titanium/steel rods with threads on the ends and screw on clevis with nuts. That would be good as well.
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Old 03-10-2015, 10:54 AM
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Maybe one day top flite will thread both ends. They know how long the rods need to be because of the known servo locations. The solder works but threaded would be a lot better.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:10 AM
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Wrinkles in the covering

I started off with the wing halves they are packed very well .... but once out they have alot a wrinkles so broke out the heat gun and started working out the wrinkles
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:13 AM
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after I worked out the wrinkles I blacked out the landing gear pocket and servo pockets. also worked out more wrinkles.
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Old 03-10-2015, 11:14 AM
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I couldnt wait to get the gear installed and wired... I wanted to see them work...
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