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ckreef 10-31-2012 01:53 PM

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Well the Mini Ultra Stick conversion went so well Ithought I would try another one. This is the Ultra Stick 25e. It's designed for a .25 - .32 sized electric motor. I will convert it to glow using a TT Pro .36. This is giving the Mini Ultra Stick a big brother http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...eeth_smile.gif

Iwill try and post more detailed conversion pictures along the way. I should be able to order the rest of the needed parts this weekend.

This is a very well built ARF and should only need minimal modification for the conversion. The covering job was excellent and will not need any restretching. It also came with a second landing strut so you can put optional floats on it (floats sold seperatly). Here is the 1st few unboxing pictures.

ckreef 10-31-2012 01:55 PM

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Top off the box.

ckreef 10-31-2012 01:57 PM

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Wing tray removed.

ckreef 10-31-2012 01:59 PM

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Parts laid out as they came.

Twin_Flyer 10-31-2012 05:44 PM

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I'll be watching the build!

Bill S.

ckreef 10-31-2012 05:59 PM

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After Dinner the first thing I needed to do was "strike through" the "E" for electric. I used what I had which was red lighting bolts.

Here is the how it came out of the box for the main "E"

ckreef 10-31-2012 06:01 PM

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Here is all the "E"'s after being struck through with lighting bolts.

I had to do a little something on it tonight while waiting till my paycheck to order the needed parts.



ckreef 11-06-2012 06:24 PM

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I ordered the engine and all the extra extra parts needed to complete this project except the servos. I think I finally decided on what servos to get and should order them within the next few days. In the meantime I got bored and took a picture of the 25e next to his little brother.

ckreef 11-06-2012 06:26 PM

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After reading the reviews on this plane there is a mod or two that needs to be done to strengthen up a few areas. I started working on that tonight. Even though this part is inset with tabs I added a little 30 min epoxy to the wing bolt down area just to make sure.

ckreef 11-06-2012 06:30 PM

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The TE where the wing bolts go through needed to be strengthened. I used some light plywood covered in some white monocote. Here is the underside of the Plywood piece ready to be epoxied in place alond with the wing TE with the covering cutaway to accept the epoxy.

ckreef 11-06-2012 06:32 PM

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I used 30 min epoxy to attach the strengthing piece to the wing TE. Here is the fix done with the wing installed.

ckreef 11-09-2012 04:29 PM

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This is all the extra parts needed except the 4 main servos. I have them on order and they should arrive the 1st part of next week. I hope to maiden this a week from Sunday.

Let the fun begin http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...spinnyeyes.gif



ckreef 11-09-2012 10:36 PM

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This is the back of the new fire wall.

ckreef 11-09-2012 10:37 PM

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Front of the new fire wall. Note 45 degree counter clockwise engine position.

ckreef 11-09-2012 10:40 PM

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Original fire wall prepped to accept new fire wall and epoxy.

ckreef 11-09-2012 10:43 PM

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Motor mount on new fire wall at a 45 degree angle.

ckreef 11-09-2012 10:45 PM

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Engine temp mounted to test fit.

Kmot 11-09-2012 11:37 PM

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:D Awesome!

ckreef 11-10-2012 02:52 PM

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Throttle servo and linkage installed and ready to go.

ckreef 11-10-2012 10:38 PM

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Iinstalled some very thin plywood strips (1 1/4" x 5 1/4" w/ corner knockout), into the side walls of the fuel tank area. Ididn't do this for firewall bracing rather I accidently put an X-acto knife through the left side wall and so it needed some strengthening up - Shhhhhhh !!!!!!!!!! - don't tell anyone http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...ssed_smile.gif

ckreef 11-10-2012 10:41 PM

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Fuel tank installed and ready - It's a 200 cc tank just shy of 7 oz. if I did the math correctly. Should give me an easy 15 or 20 mins of flight time.

ckreef 11-10-2012 10:43 PM

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Charge jack/switch and Rx installed.

ckreef 11-10-2012 10:44 PM

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Engine bolted down and ready for the initial breakin.

ckreef 11-10-2012 10:45 PM

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Whats this - Powered by E-flite ???? - NOT

ckreef 11-10-2012 10:46 PM

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Powered by Thunder Tiger http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/js/f...sn/biggrin.gif


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