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Old 09-27-2010, 05:06 PM
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Dave,
I'm following your build and pics closely as I too have the green/white/blue Ultra Flash on order. Keep the good info and pics coming! Question: Do the Behotec C36/2 retracts have the trailing links on the mains?
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:07 PM
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Gus

The CARF set uses C36-2 units with trailing link legs from Airtech Germany and Intairco wheels. On this model I'm using Jet 1A legs, but everything else is stock (CARF were out of legs at JP)

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Old 09-27-2010, 07:57 PM
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Dave,

Have you used the Carf matching paint and catalyst in the past?

If so What percentage of catalyst did you add to the paint. What do you use to thin the paint for spraying?

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Old 09-27-2010, 09:22 PM
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When I used the paint, I mixed it like PPG concept, 4 parts color, 1 part hardner, 2 part reducer for a mini gun, more reducer for an airbrush.
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Old 09-27-2010, 10:26 PM
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Quist,

Whose and which reducer did you use?

I am not familar with using a reducer. The paint is quite thick.

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Old 09-27-2010, 10:36 PM
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Man, I need a flash, I have the perfect paint scheme in my mind for a Flash... I'm just short all of the money that's all!
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:38 AM
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Never used it. I find the colour match is poor unless you paint as the "in the mould" process where paint is put on in layers over each other. where I need to touch in I use a local body shop who mix spray cans to match the actual paint.
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Old 09-28-2010, 02:57 AM
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Come on Dave, get on with it. We are all looking forward to seeing it demonstrated on Friday. If the phone rings get Wink to answer it!
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Old 09-28-2010, 05:27 AM
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Yeah, come on Dave. We're all looking forward to sitting in our cars as the rain pours down at Abingdon, watching you do a mariners test flight on the UF.

Weather for Friday isn't looking too good at the moment.
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Old 09-28-2010, 09:37 AM
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Yeh, Richard is answering the phone, but someone else needs to fend off the walk ins and then there is the kids in the evening!
Fill me with joy to stay up into the small hours...just been and ordered stickers...
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Old 09-28-2010, 10:09 AM
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Real time pix in shop, Richard was saying how well I was getting on...then mentioned the wings in the back ground I'm yet to start!
Turbine just bolted in!

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Old 09-28-2010, 10:58 AM
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I think that Wink would also mention the amount of mess you are making! Your just like your Dad ;-)

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Old 09-28-2010, 11:56 AM
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Dad can't build anything without it being messy and making a mess...why I sacked him...
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Old 09-28-2010, 12:06 PM
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Dave, you have three nights, and two days, if I was a betting man I would say you will fly it on Friday

Hope you all have good luck with the weather at C.J.


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Old 09-28-2010, 12:17 PM
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2 FLASHMAIDENS

Well Dave looks like we will have 2 Flash maidens on Friday (weather permitting)as I have just finished programming my new unflown standard Flash (thunderbirds scheme) today.
Should be no problem finishing your UF just 2 days and3 evenings to go.Good Luck.

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Hope to fly mine to after Geoff maidened it last Sunday in not great conditions, but I am seriously thinking of fitting water floats as its not looking to clever weather wise, Dave look forward to seeing it fly, they looked good at jet power right up to the point they crashed !!!!
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Old 09-28-2010, 01:07 PM
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I wouldn't bet on it, accountant in tomorrow and I'm feeling knackered tonight...we will see what Friday 6.00am brings! Weather wise I have had a word and I think it's going to be OK in the morning...location wise it could be great all day...or ****e If you don't go you won't know! food will be on all day anyway...

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Old 09-28-2010, 06:16 PM
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Cracked on tonight, stuff ended up where it did just because...
Having flown it the balance point is easily achieved with everything in stock position. I have 3 Li-Po's in the stock battery boxes and balance is good now with them at the front of each box. 2 x Graupner 3000 2s Rx Li-Pos and 1 x Graupner 5200 2s 45c ECU

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Hey Dave,

I see the nosewheel steering servo is upside down. This is the first time I have seen this. Is this an 'official' mod or something you are doing off your own back?

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Old 09-29-2010, 03:38 AM
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Did it so I could use a 9 channel Rx, the rudder and nose steering servo then work the same way through a Y lead...
M&R UAT dock, 2 minutes-free, 5 grams..:-)
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I am so tempted to comment on the fact that you only have 9 channels as opposed to my normal radio that has 14 but that would be childish
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:39 AM
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D,

V.tidy install. You been sneaking a peak inside my models.

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Old 09-29-2010, 06:20 AM
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We have 12 proportional channels...but WE have the choice of Rx.

T Mmm not really, just in and working, having done two before it helps

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Dave,
In post #40 you have painted the ply mounting brackets with gray paint. You sealed them first with finishing epoxy (ZAP 40?) then painted gray? Any special paint used for the gray? Thanks again for the build thread, I'm still waiting (im)patiently for my UF.
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Three coats of ZAP 40, then acrylic aerosol. It's jet fuel proof enough. With more time I would have primed it too, but the ZAP 40 gives a good base to paint on. I'm having some UF kits shipped by air from the factory as the damm boat is too slow! Got a custom scheme coming too.

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