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Old 08-11-2015, 05:08 AM
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Guys, what's the best method of cutting 12 ga silicone wire? I'm making some Deans extensions. I don't have the wire yet, just preparing. Also I'm getting pretty good with my new Tower RxR Corsair after dialing in some exponential, it helps. Any tips how to reinforce the vertical fin? It sometimes flips over in the grass. I'll double check the balance, I did add some lead to the nose, maybe it's too much and I also raked the main gears a little forward, axles are just at the leading edge. Maybe i need more "front". Also any suggestions for a tail wheel? the tiller on the factory supplied snapped off, it's not very substantial. Maybe just a skid? What have you used? Thanks again for all the support!

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Old 08-11-2015, 05:26 AM
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A good set of dikes for electronic work to cut and trim the wire.
Triangle stock at the base of the vertical stab to reinforce it.
Keep a wheel on the rear and not a skid. Dubro has good small wheels.
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If you belly land the tower corsair it will
probably not nose over unless you come
in at an extreme angle, and fast.

Put a little clear tape on the lowest point
of the wings and on the chin of the cowl
to make it slide nicely without gouging
the foam.

The wire strippers that you get in Home
Depot will have a cutting part that does
very well for the fine stranded wires we
use for battery power.

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Klein-Too...1045/100630729
or
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercia...6010/202039360

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