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Old 01-17-2005, 04:34 PM
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I just received my Fliton USA Quiet Storm and will start a build thread.


Motor: Hacker 20-20L outrunner
Speed controller: Hacker Jeti master 30
Batteries: Thunder Power 2100
Servos: Hitec HS55
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Old 01-17-2005, 08:24 PM
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That sounds good,
I have been looking at this airplane.
I looked at their web-site today and can't find a price...?
Let us know what you think.
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:35 PM
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So far I have been taking pictures of the build. I have the tail feathers on and landing gear. I must figure out how to post pictures of my build. Price is $164 at Cheif aircraft.

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Old 01-17-2005, 10:58 PM
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How do I post pictures anyone?.
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:30 AM
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Here are some build pictures of the Quiet Storm.

The first picture shows I substituted 0.070" CF rod for the rudder and elevator push rods. The music wire supplied is to weak and deflects with max servo movement. I use thread and CA to attach the CF rod to the music wite ends.

The second picture shows I substituted a 3/8" maple motor mount stick for the balsa one. I used the supplied Hacker mount and made a front attachment flange for the 3/8" stick.

Picture #3 shows the Falcon 2500ma 3S1p battery location. I use a CG right over the main spar (approx 90mm from the wing LE).

Picture shows the plane almost ready to fly. I drilled a hole in the middle of the main spar to install a thread loop. I use the thread loop to check CG after I install the battery. Depending on flying 3d or pattern, I can now easly check CG adjustments at the field.

By the way, this plane flys great. I had my first flight with 15mph winds and gusts of 20mph. No problems on the flight. I did break out the landing gear plate on landing on grass. Later I will post the mods I did for the landing gear plate reinforcement. I was lucky and had no damage to the plane.

I am using the HiMax 2025-4266 motor/gear, APC 12-6sf prop, CC p-25 ESC, Falcon 3s1p 2500ma LiPo. Final weight with landing gear plate mods was 27oz. My static thrust is between 38 and 40oz. No performance problems.

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Old 01-18-2005, 12:09 PM
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Steve how did you post your pictures as well?.

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Old 01-18-2005, 01:35 PM
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Default RE: Fliton Quiet Storm build

After you go to post reply, there is the reply box you type in your message. At the bottom of the frame is a "Click here to upload!"
Just click on it and go to the brouse box and upload a picture from your files. There is size limit on the pictures. All of my pictures are taken at 1mb or at the VGA resolution.

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Old 01-18-2005, 07:24 PM
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Here is for the visual learner[8D]
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Old 01-18-2005, 07:27 PM
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Also save the files as JPEG's. Otherwise even the tiniest bmp will be to large to post here. If you have to big of a file, open Paint and go to tools, strech/scew and edit it to like 75 or 50% vertical and horiztonal, or you can email them to me at Shorty21car@aol.com
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Old 01-18-2005, 10:22 PM
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In this picture, I removed the aileron from the wing and removed the hinges. I drew a center line on the hinges and re-inserted them into the aileron and put the aileron back on to the wing with the ca hinges. The centerline I drew on the Ca hinges were to make sure the hinges were centered, half the hinge in the wing and the other half in the aileron.
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Thanks SWK551 and Shortman for the help. I got it figured out and am posting pics with my build.

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Old 01-19-2005, 01:32 PM
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This pic shows how I marked the center of the hinge.
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Old 01-19-2005, 01:47 PM
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This pic I cut the slots out on the side for the horizontal stab and wings. Next I fitted the horizontal stab in the fuse and drew the cut lines to remove the covering so as to have a wood surface to glue the stab to the fuse. Next I centered the stab on the fuse. I then slid the stab out a little and applied epoxy and did the same the opposite direction. I used 15 min epoxy so I would have time to align the stab to the fuse. Once that was dry I attached the elevators the same way I did the ailerons. Make sure the stab is centered and aligned
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This pic shows the alignment
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Old 02-02-2005, 01:26 AM
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Well I am still building the Storm. I changed my mind on the servos and will be using Futaba S3108. I will be modifying the motor mount to accept the Hacker out runner motor. I mounted the gear and wheel pants. I modifyed the wheel pants so I could remove them with out taking the wheels off. I will be post more pics today.
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Old 02-04-2005, 12:13 AM
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In this pic you can see how I cut a slot in the wheel pant to slip over the wheel. At the top of the slot is were the screw goes to hold the wheel pant to the gear.
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Great information Tony, can't wait to see the rest of this build thread.

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Old 02-14-2005, 01:08 AM
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I now have all the servos installed and getting ready to install the motor. I will post pics later today.
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Old 02-16-2005, 04:32 AM
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hey, swk,where did u get that gearbox? wads the diameter of ur motor shaft?
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hows it coming along?
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Sorry I have not posted pics as of yet but will do so today. I have was not feeling to well last week but I am feeling better now.
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I have finished the plane since this picture. I re-inforced the motor box with the hacker outrunner on it. I was going for a test flight today but it was to windy. I will try for a test flight this weekend and get some video of it. I will be posting more pics of my build as well.
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You flown it yet?
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Thank you AWAT65. Looking forward to seeing your flight video.
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