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    Hi Rune, The small washers don't need to be...

    Hi Rune,

    The small washers don't need to be glued on the pivot point. I let them rotate freely. They are just a smooth bearing surface for the stab to glide on.
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    Hi Dave, Not sure, I'll check with him.

    Hi Dave,

    Not sure, I'll check with him.
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    Hi Dave, I am using stock Futaba arms. On the...

    Hi Dave,

    I am using stock Futaba arms. On the Elevator and rudder I use the larger "X" style arm and the clevis is mounted on the outer hole. I think it is about 17mm from center.

    On the...
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    Good to hear Larry, Remember to set your...

    Good to hear Larry,

    Remember to set your horizontal flight trim for about 70% throttle and then adjust your throttle to elevator mix accordingly.
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    I made sure that the stab halves were not rubbing...

    I made sure that the stab halves were not rubbing prior to applying the felt seal. The felt barely touches the fuse sides, but it does have some light contact. The important thing is that the stab...
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    Hi David, As you mentioned, one side glues in...

    Hi David,
    As you mentioned, one side glues in and one side has a screw. There is only 1 hardpoint. I ended up using a long servo mounting screw, one of the socket head types from Micro...
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    That's awesome Mike!! I thought I had it rough...

    That's awesome Mike!! I thought I had it rough cramming my build space into my empty garage stall. You rival the Japanese in dedication. Nice build thread. Do you think you really need the heat...
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    Thanks for all the great pics Alex! We had a...

    Thanks for all the great pics Alex!

    We had a great time at Arvin for sure. I was really happy with the performance of the Essence. It was good to see that most people couldn't even tell that my...
  9. And hats off to Dale (and others) for the awesome...

    And hats off to Dale (and others) for the awesome tri-tip and great food Saturday night!
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    I decided to start today's flying session off...

    I decided to start today's flying session off with a check on the baseline flight characteristics of the repaired airframe. I first rechecked the battery placement for the correct CG location. I...
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    I finished the repairs from the mid-air at OCMA....

    I finished the repairs from the mid-air at OCMA. I had to shift the batteries forward about 1/2" to compensate for the added tail weight from the repairs. It seems to be flying fine so I'll bring it...
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    Hi Everyone, Final scores and pics are posted...

    Hi Everyone,

    Final scores and pics are posted up on the NSRCA site: http://nsrca.us/index.php/d7-contest-results/2015
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    At the contest last weekend in Orange County CA,...

    At the contest last weekend in Orange County CA, we had both an Essence and a YS powered Invitation. There were lots of questions about the differences between the Invitation and the Essence. I'll...
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    Thanks again to everyone for coming. Especially...

    Thanks again to everyone for coming. Especially those from up North for making the long drive!!
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    Hello bem, I have flown it in winds of various...

    Hello bem,

    I have flown it in winds of various conditions. I did not measure them in any exact fashion, but we have a wind sock at our field which gives us a good indication. I think the highest...
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    I really enjoyed flying it in contest conditions....

    I really enjoyed flying it in contest conditions. It is so different flying in competition than in practice. But, I felt very connected to the plane and even with so few flights, it is really...
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    Hey Chris, Glad to see you are grooving with...

    Hey Chris,

    Glad to see you are grooving with the BiSide. It really is an awesome flying plane. I have mine pretty well dialed in. I'm running the 3 blade Mezjlik 20x13 so I can't use the 4500's...
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    Hi Everyone, We really had a fantastic weekend...

    Hi Everyone,

    We really had a fantastic weekend for the inaugural OCMA pattern contest. Conditions were nearly perfect!!!

    I want to thank everyone for making the trip, especially to those from...
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    Hi 3DownLow, I think you posted to the wrong...

    Hi 3DownLow,

    I think you posted to the wrong contest thread....
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    I left the front anti rotation pins out for the...

    I left the front anti rotation pins out for the first couple flights so that I could adjust any incidence as needed. I zeroed out the aileron trim and then put the anti rotation pins in the wing and...
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    Hello Rune i have flown the flying stab on the...

    Hello Rune

    i have flown the flying stab on the BiSide for about 1year. It is still very tight and moves well.

    The Essence uses the same mechanism as the BiSide. The center carbon rod is...
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    Hi Guys we had a great day at the OCMA field...

    Hi Guys
    we had a great day at the OCMA field today. Bill Wallace came out and enjoyed the great conditions. I think he really liked the flying site.

    I just wanted to let everyone know that the...
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    We had a really nice flying session today out at...

    We had a really nice flying session today out at OCMA. Bill Wallace came by to check out the field prior to next weekend's contest. It was another perfect flying day at that field. I lined it up...
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    A couple guys are reporting good deals via...

    A couple guys are reporting good deals via Hotwire.com. About $70 per night at the Doubletree hotel at Irvine Spectrum. The Spectrum area is great, lots of restaurant choices.

    I am not sure...
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    Here are some pics of my linkages. I use ball...

    Here are some pics of my linkages. I use ball links for all surfaces except the flying stab. I chose to use ball bearing clevis links on that. I use Central Hobbies carbon tube with titanium...
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