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    I managed to squeeze in a couple short flights...

    I managed to squeeze in a couple short flights late today after the winds died down and just before dark.

    I'll have a lot more info when I get to fly it again. But, basically it flew very well....
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    Sure, that seems like it would be fine

    Sure, that seems like it would be fine
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    I cut the ventilation holes and used the method...

    I cut the ventilation holes and used the method B.J. recommended. I had always disliked this in the past, but by following his directions it was pretty quick and easy and it came out great.
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    I finished the installation of the Adverrun unit....

    I finished the installation of the Adverrun unit. I made my rear mount supports and put them in place with Loctite 9462.
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    I then went on to mount the rear prop, cut the spinner, mount the...
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    I glued the front stab tube in. I haven't glued...

    I glued the front stab tube in. I haven't glued the rear in but I think I will on this plane. I did not glue the rear tube in the BiSide or Essence, but I'll glue it in place on this one. It is...
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    I got back from my trip to China yesterday and my...

    I got back from my trip to China yesterday and my Adverrun drive had arrived!

    It really looks nice. Great craftsmanship.
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    I don't want to turn this into an Adverrun...
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    I stuck some incidence info on my thread. ...

    I stuck some incidence info on my thread.

    B.J. says
    Thrust: -1
    Wing: +1
    Stab: 0
    Canalyzer: somewhat irrelevant but anywhere between -2 and +2 is fine.
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    Happy New Year Everyone! I am setting up to...

    Happy New Year Everyone!

    I am setting up to install the wing adjusters. The first thing I did was to set the plane in my cradle and adjust the angle so that the fuse was level and the nose ring...
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    I finished off the rudder installation. The...

    I finished off the rudder installation. The servo installation in the servo bay in the tail was very easy by using the supplied mounts.

    The only thing I thought would be interesting to folks...
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    When installing the stab control horn, make sure...

    When installing the stab control horn, make sure that you don't insert it too deep and block the tube from the fuselage.

    DON'T BLOCK THE HOLE:
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    I put mine in so that the linkage hole...
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    Fitting the stabs, I put the felt on prior to...

    Fitting the stabs, I put the felt on prior to drilling the bolt holes in the tubes so that the spacing will be OK

    I traced it out and cut it then, since this batch didn't have adhesive on it...
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    I began the landing gear installation and at...

    I began the landing gear installation and at first I was a little puzzled as to how it was supposed to go together. The gear are mounted similar to the Nuance and Episode, however B.J. included a...
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    Yay! Servos came today. This is the first...

    Yay!
    Servos came today. This is the first time I've ordered from RC Japan. I'll do it again for sure, good savings.

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    I also lined up the elevators and installed the center tube in...
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    Today I finished off the wings. These go...

    Today I finished off the wings.

    These go together just like all of his other plug-in wings. Before I got started, however, I compared the Agenda wing to the Essence wing. Here's an interesting...
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    [QUOTE=danamania;12138648] Hi, I am assuming...

    Hi,
    I am assuming that the elimination of the chin cowl is for simplicity and weight savings. I would think that it is still there on the Invitation since it is pretty necessary for the IC engine...
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    The laser cut wood parts are great. I see that...

    The laser cut wood parts are great. I see that he included a balsa cooling duct system. It looks good.

    I also checked out the ply parts which can be used as templates for the contradrive...
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    Hi everyone, As promised, here are some more...

    Hi everyone,

    As promised, here are some more details.

    I opened up the bags and weighed everything. In general, it is turning out to be a bit lighter than my original Essence. I also noticed...
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    Hi everyone, Alex dropped off the Agenda this...

    Hi everyone,

    Alex dropped off the Agenda this weekend and I'm getting things ready to start building.

    I'll be posting a bunch of pics and weights tonight (hopefully). I unpacked it but kept...
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    BJ Craft Agenda

    Hi Guys,

    B.J. Park sent some information to me regarding the Agenda. It is his latest G2 design and is specifically for the Contra Drive. I must say, it has me thinking about trying my Contra...
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    Hi Roger, This site says the reduction ratio...

    Hi Roger,

    This site says the reduction ratio is 6.74:1
    https://rcjapan.net/o-s-engine-o-s-motor-c-80_230/omr-4043-172-f3a-motor-reduction-p-16737?zenid=8l3esf2bbc1gotgn0v33s04nq0
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    The flying stab would not be suitable for an IC...

    The flying stab would not be suitable for an IC engine. There is far too much vibration for it. All In All, its not a good idea to try to convert the plane to IC.
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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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