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Old 01-29-2018, 05:08 PM
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Managed to get back in the shop and get the wing almost done. Just sanding, covering and the ailerons. Got some servo extensions and decided to remove the plastic connectors, slide the terminals together and secure with shrink tubing. Now on to the fuselage.
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Managed to get back in the shop and get the wing almost done. Just sanding, covering and the ailerons. Got some servo extensions and decided to remove the plastic connectors, slide the terminals together and secure with shrink tubing. Now on to the fuselage.
I've done everything from custom wiring harnesses to just taping over the extension connectors. Not sure yet how I will slay this dragon on the current project.
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Ok Rick, call me Mark!
Here are some pictures of my Kobra
good pictures)
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:03 PM
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When I put extension wires on servos I always solder the wires together, after putting some heat shrink tubing some way down the wire. Then after the connection is soldered, I slide the heat shrink tubing in place and shrink with a heat gun. I'm not sure I correctly understand what you did, but if you just lined up exposed copper ends and joined with heat shrink, I would not trust that. Apologies if I misunderstood. Jim
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Old 02-08-2018, 10:12 AM
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Because I didn`t want to make the holes in the ribs any bigger than I had to, what I did was remove the plastic connector housings that are on the ends of the extensions. The male and female plugs. I left the crimped on pins and receptacles on, and after threading them through the ribs, pushed the connectors together and shrunk the tubing on. I felt that with ample physical resistance with the terminal and the heat shrink that there would be a good strong connection, although I guess a dab of solder couldn`t have hurt.
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Old 02-11-2018, 07:42 PM
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Fuselage is coming along nicely. Funny, though, as it seems that the actual length of the fuselage exceeds the plan length.
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Wow! that's a lot! Usually, if the plans don't match the parts, the parts are right. Plans will expand and contract as they are shipped to various climates. Parts not so much. But that much? I dunno. I wouldn't worry too much. Just be sure the CG is correct and you'll be fine.
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Stickslammer, your Kobra looks real good. Rick is right about the parts being right. It looks like you dont have that much left to do on your build.
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