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Old 09-02-2013, 10:38 AM
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Scott - carbon ROD, or carbon tube? I've been using the carbon tubes with the .074 ID hole, 1/8" od - if I remember correctly. The threaded rod end taps in like you're showing, and the aluminum keeps them from splitting.. I lost a plane once several years ago with the first carbon pushrods I ever tried. Didn't put the tubing on the outside, it cracked and the wire came loose - on the elevator pushrod.
I'm using carbon tubes.
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The aileron servo is being mounted and the pushrods are being made in the following photos.
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Shape the leading and trailing edge of the aluminum gear with a file.

I purchased the streamlined wheels from SAM-RAI RACING.

http://shop.sam-rairacing.com/Airpla...ssories_c8.htm

The provided button screw goes through the hole in the gear.

Loctite is applied to the screw and the wheel and axle is screwed on.
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The aileron servo is being mounted and the pushrods are being made in the following photos.
Great build!

Question, why the aileron differential? was it tested and needs to be like this? or is it good for all Q500?

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Great build!

Question, why the aileron differential? was it tested and needs to be like this? or is it good for all Q500?

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The aileron horn connection is actually a little forward of the hinge line. By connecting to the round horn on the servo you actually get close to the same amount of aileron throw in both direction.

I found this out on earlier installations.

On high wing Q500 racers this type of installation can help aileron performance (makes it roll better).

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Any pinholes and defects will show up when the model is painted.

The next few steps show how to fill the spots with thinned out lightweight spackle.

I've also been repairing a model for a friend of mine. This model will also be filled at this time.
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In a couple hours the spackle has dried enough to sand.

Lightly sand with some 220 grit sandpaper.
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A light coat of Klass Kote white primer was applied in the following pictures.

I used lacquer thinner to reduce the primer. Approximately 1 part thinner was added to 1 part primer.
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Old 09-15-2013, 10:29 AM
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Wet sand the primer with 400 grit wet-and-dry sandpaper.
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Really Great Job There.....looking real good
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Really Great Job There.....looking real good
Thanks,

The hard part is to get an attractive paint job without weighing too much.

My painted models are nominally 1 to 2 ounces over the minimum.

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After priming and sanding it is time to spray on the color.

I used acrylic enamel automotive paint. This type uses hardener and is fuel proof without clear coat.
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I used Acrylic Enamel (type with hardener) automotive paint.

I am trying something new this time. I did not apply clear coat over the fuselage paint. I had applied too much paint already and was planning to avoid adding more weight by not applying clear coat.

The surface was wet sanded with 2000 grit wet-and-dry sandpaper used wet. This was followed by various polishing compounds and finished with car wax.

The overall surface has a semi gloss finish and is satisfactory for a Q500.
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Next is reinstalling the radio and engine. This goes very fast as they have already been setup and installed.
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You bringing this one to Wichita in October?
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Looking good as usual Scott !!
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You bringing this one to Wichita in October?
That's the plan.

Today I will pick up the stencil for the "Candy Kane" lettering on the wing. I'm hoping to finish the wing this weekend.

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Great - hope to see you there. So far it's looking good, but who knows where my job may send me by then..
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The pictures below show how to mask off the wing prior to adding lettering and stripes.
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Gloss Black Krylon spray paint is being applied in the pictures below.

Start with a very light coat and then follow with several others.

The paint is dry in a few minutes.

Remove the masking immediately after the paint dries.
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The wing was finished by applying a light layer of clear coat.

Start by applying a light mist over the surface. Wait a few minutes.

Apply more coats until the surface starts to get shinny.
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The ailerons were cut free with a razor saw.

Use a cut off disk to remove any mater at the hinge.
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The finished model weighs about 1 ounce more than the minimum.
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Here's the moment I've been waiting for, completion.

I'm planning to bring this one to the Wichita (Goddard) race in a few days.
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Very nice.
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