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Old 11-26-2011, 08:19 AM
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Hey Speeder just line the interior of the wheel well with thin balsa and you can paint it green or grey which ever may be scale
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:05 PM
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Hey Joe.
While you are working on the wings, think about the dowel pegs that attach the front of the wing into the fuse. If you leave the wheel wells open until later on, you can back drill the holes from the wheel wells through to the fuse. This will make sure the dowel holes will align correctly. Just ensure that the wings are set correctly on the fuse before drilling.

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Trev, I mean the RC Bandit customer day on the 4th December. My LA7 has been put on the back burner as I have the following list to complete first:-

ESM 50cc Spitfire build for a customer (progressing nicely)
ESM 50cc Corsair build for Awatoto
1/8 scale SSM Iroquois final detailing
1/8 scale TT Augusta A109 build
Smartmodel Mil24 Hind build
Approach Engineering Apache paint and rivets
Funkey Airwolf repair and re-power
ESM Tigercat final details and re-paint (sometime before I die...)

Luckily there has been crappy windy weather for the last month so I have been in the workshop lots. Will be nice to finally fly something soon....

Will take you up on that offer of stick time on the LA7.

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Old 11-27-2011, 12:04 AM
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No problem Brett,
You should take up flying some day. It is great for stress I believe. LOL.

That is one hell of a work load.

I`m waiting on some more louvers to fit onto the cowl at the moment. The cowl pressurised in flight and pulled forward into the prop. Need more holes to let it breathe. If they don`t arrive in time I will fly it with the large open ports as is.

I hope the weather plays into our hands for the day. We had a superb day there today. I did some practice lolly drops with the telemaster. Neat aircraft to pilot. Managed to get the golf ball to land about 6 feet from where I was standing.
Pete has done a great job on the set up.

Looking forward to the day.

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Old 12-02-2011, 03:14 PM
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another month and we will liven this thread up
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Hey n8622t,

What happens in a month?

I have been picking away at my LA-7. The flaps and ailerons are all glued in and three of the 4 wing servos are all fitted with the blocks glued to the hatches.

I had to wait for more servos to arrive as I bought all the HS-5645MG servos the LHS had on the shelf. I now have servo for everything except my throttle.While I was waiting I found some cool titanium turnbuckle pull pull fittings and titanium turnbuckles for control rods on the wing surfaces. I've wanted to try them and this is a good subject to use them on.

http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/TBMLINKT5.5.html

http://www.troybuiltmodels.com/items/SWBCAF.html



So on my wing control surfaces I'll have a ball joint at the servo and at the surface with a titanium rod in between. No slop anywhere in that set up !!

I'm embarrassed to say I also have a new 53cc Twin sitting here...... I've finally decided to go gas. Ticketec's FW-190 maiden on this engine finally made up my mind. I do have a Laser 300v Twin coming in but that will have to go in another project. It's an awesome engine. But for the LA I wanted the long flight times gas will allow and the simplicity of one mix of fuel for several planes. I'm not usually this flighty, either engine is going to be great, but the Gasser is just a little easier for me right now.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ubGtYwg7p0[/youtube]

Tomorrow I finish the wings and start the Fuse. I will leave the wheel wells out for now. I plan to use Lado retracts in some fashion. Either actuators or the full retracts so I can do that bit at anytime.


Told you this would be a slow build.

I'll post some pics when I have something interesting to show off.

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:47 AM
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Speeder all I can say is that you are way ahead of me on the LA7...Im nearing completion of my P40 and will start the Russian fighter very soon Keep up with the documentation on your build so I may have a little guidance when I get started Then look out we'll burn this post up
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Old 12-05-2011, 03:31 PM
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Just got an email from Gene Barton He has the spinner to fit this bird...may have to put the cheap-O spin pro on the back shelf They are $65
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Where can a person find Mr. Gene Barton?
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http://www.genebarton.com/

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Old 12-06-2011, 09:19 AM
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Here is the new upgraded one XYZ 53STS+ with upgraded polished muffler and genuine NGK CM-6 Spark plug.
[link=http://store.octopusrc.com/XYZ-53STSGasoline-Engine]http://store.octopusrc.com/XYZ-53STSGasoline-Engine[/link]
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Old 12-06-2011, 04:38 PM
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The shinny mufflers wont help but those NGK spark plugs sure will...thanks
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:11 PM
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Hey n8622t,



I thought the stock mufflers leaked at the welds. Wont the shinny muffler help with that? They also look larger??


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Joe said is true . The upgraded muffler will not leaking
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I don't know if they leak...you heard anything from anyone using them?
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Most mufflers will leak at the welds anyway
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I have jtecs that leak and DA mufflers that leak...doesn't seem to make the engine rum any different
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Being larger will help
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I don't know if they leak...you heard anything from anyone using them?
We received some leaking feed back from buyers who brought XYZ 53STS from us and from Hobbyking.
If you order this engine from us before , we will offer one set free charge to replace the leaking one .
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I don't know if they leak...you heard anything from anyone using them?
We received some leaking feed back from buyers who brought XYZ 53STS from us and from Hobbyking.
If you order this engine from us before , we will offer one set free charge to replace the leaking one .
I just ordered this motor for my LA-7. Haven't installed it yet. You wanna send me the mufflers now so I don't have to deal with the leakiness?
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Sorry , we offer free replacement for our buyers only !
If your muffler cracked , maybe you can visit our store and order one there !
[link=http://store.octopusrc.com/Upgraded-Twin-Muffler-For-XYZ-53STS]http://store.octopusrc.com/Upgraded-Twin-Muffler-For-XYZ-53STS[/link]
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Sorry , we offer free replacement for our buyers only !
If your muffler cracked , maybe you can visit our store and order one there !
[link=http://store.octopusrc.com/Upgraded-Twin-Muffler-For-XYZ-53STS]http://store.octopusrc.com/Upgraded-Twin-Muffler-For-XYZ-53STS[/link]
oh c'mon! where's your Christmas spirit?
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Yeah....where are the jingle bells
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Old 12-06-2011, 09:03 PM
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I have two new in box....no shiney mufflers
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How bad do they leak
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