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Old 02-18-2017, 12:55 PM
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Installed the elevator servos today (Blue-Bird BLS-3507), opened the slots for servo horns.
Then proceeded to glue elevator horns, using HYSOL with black carbon dust. Sanded horns to roughen the glue joint area before gluing (very important!)

also glued rudder hinges with Hysol, and glued vertical aluminum tube into to the fin.
While stock ball links looked fine, i opted for my favorite kind - Dubro 4-40 ball links.
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Old 02-18-2017, 02:15 PM
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Originally Posted by i3dm View Post

im attaching a copy of the manufacturer manual.
Wow, I haven't seen a manual included with a jet in years......what an innovative concept! +1 for sure
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:50 PM
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Installed the Blue-Bird BLS-3507 on the elevator, and with a 3mm threaded pushrod. 1" servo horn (stock heavy duty plastic) seems to work very well.
Here is a small control test:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMpaakChE3Q
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Old 02-19-2017, 12:57 PM
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Rudder horns HYSOL'd...
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:43 AM
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Tails are all done
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Old 02-21-2017, 04:15 PM
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Those pictures came through..what did you do differently?
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:22 PM
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Originally Posted by FMRR View Post
Those pictures came through..what did you do differently?

Different way of attachment... rcu bugs i guess
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Old 02-24-2017, 02:10 AM
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Aileron and flap horns HYSOL'd...

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Old 02-25-2017, 07:11 AM
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Aileron servos installed. Blue-Bird BLS-3507


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd50LeOI8P0 The kit came with hardwood blocks for mounting the wing servos. i prefer the aluminum L brackets, so i used brackets i hat at home.
i told Henry He from Top RC about this and he immidiately replies that he will include both the hardwood blocks and the L aluminum brackets from now on with all kits.

that is what i call service !
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:23 AM
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Just saw this jet at AMA expo east. Looks pretty good. Looks like U.S. distribution will be a joint venture of Gator RC and Robart. Caiman distribution LLC (Caimandist.com).
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Old 02-26-2017, 11:45 AM
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Flap servo installed and tested
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cP3uva4hsts
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Old 02-27-2017, 12:59 PM
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Main landing gear installation was a breeze.. check out the heavy duty retract motor !!
For mounting i used M3 hex bolts with blind nuts.
I like taking these preassembled gear and checking for loctite, and i was very glad to find all the bolts are loctited well!

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Old 02-27-2017, 01:00 PM
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Short video of the main gears in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPTuIw7KtJM&edit=vd
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Old 02-28-2017, 01:21 PM
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Nose gear is installed (like main gears) - im really digging the mechanical gear door mechnism ! no servos or cylinders...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMV6UfQUz6k
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Old 03-01-2017, 08:49 AM
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Gear door mechanical linkage - how is it set up ? any pic's
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Old 03-01-2017, 10:34 AM
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There is a spring loaded "U" shaped aluminum bracket that lifts the door up via ball links, when the strut presses on it.
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That's a cool idea - I like that
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Hello.
I'm from Romania and my friend has a jet plane Odyssey.
Waiting for winter to pass so we can make the first flight.
On our forum RC can see some pictures of the construction.
http://www.rhcforum.ro/topic/68865-j...y/page__st__60
Good luck,
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VERY nice cockpit, is there a thread or pictures of it being assembled ?

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Old 03-02-2017, 06:35 AM
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Find some pictures this forum but need to login.
http://www.rhcforum.ro/topic/68865-j...y/page__st__60
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I decided to use FCT fittings on the fuel tanks - saw this at Jetpower and thought i MUST have them on my next jet.

here is how these jewels are mounted:
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Old 03-08-2017, 01:36 AM
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Excellent

It would be very helpful for new customers



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Old 03-09-2017, 03:50 AM
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Fabricated a very simple mount for the smoke tank.
mount is glued on top of intake (which is strong) and smoke tank will be held with zip ties to it.
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