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Old 01-03-2003, 06:41 AM
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Default Did you ever want to do this ?

I always wanted to make the Pilots head turn with
the rudder....( why not ?) Seems normal to me... :stupid:

Just like this....give left....pilot looks left....
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Old 01-03-2003, 06:48 AM
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Default Simple mods....

1- Put a washer under pilot....
2- Epoxy dowel all the way up....
3- Make washer for under-side, and control arm....
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Old 01-03-2003, 06:54 AM
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Drill through cockpit for dowel, and through servo
tray....halfway there....
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Old 01-03-2003, 06:59 AM
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Glue the wood washer on to the dowel....leave a
little play....
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Old 01-03-2003, 07:04 AM
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Drill out the control disk to fit the dowel, and hook it
up. The plastic piece under the screw is only a washer.
Everything is adjustable.

Is this fun, or what ???

Dave.
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Old 01-03-2003, 07:15 AM
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Nothin' better than a "Dago Red"...with a .91 O.S.
ready to go this weekend....YEAH BABY !!!
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Old 01-03-2003, 07:59 AM
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Good show Dave, Whats next for you a R/C pilot, then all you need is tiny stick, petals & lever. Don`t forget a tiny chute so when his master gets in trouble he can save him self!!I haven`t had so much fun since the hogs ate my sister! HAHA MAX
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Old 01-03-2003, 08:39 AM
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Default big max 1935.....

....hopefully...."El Piloto" won't need the tiny chute....
....he could have used it on the last one....

El Piloto still has nightmares....
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Old 01-03-2003, 03:39 PM
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FlyboyDave:Looks like the only way that could have been worse was for it to have hit your car!! Looks like your "El Piloto" will fly again, may need to give him a raise in pay. I hate to see planes re-kitted. Good Luck.<<<<<<<
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Old 01-03-2003, 04:47 PM
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I think El Piloto maybe turned his head the wrong way....
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Old 01-03-2003, 05:17 PM
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Default I'd turn my head, too!

If I saw that crash coming!
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wow.... sorry to see in the later part of the thread , that you had crashed a previos Dago Red...... However, that moving pilot configuration is AWESOME !!!! Kudos !!!!!
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Old 01-04-2003, 03:02 AM
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Some of us just need to stay busy, don't they....

Good show though...
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:25 AM
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just printed up the desert photo and, the nose shot in the "hanger" :> Though I did enjoy my time in the "train station" today, I do wish Ida gone with ya!! Will check ya later.
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Old 01-06-2003, 07:39 AM
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Default OK....winginit rich....

....everything worked out OK.

Welcome to RCU....
( the new "Dago" looks better than the old one )
This is the real one....
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Well, at least your pilot looks relaxed, this guy looked pretty calm until I took this pic after the first landing.....
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Very nice detail on the pilot, and if you put a small pinion gear you could make your pilots arms move also..like look to the left and raise his arm to wave...just a thought. Beautiful plane by the way.
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Old 01-06-2003, 08:39 PM
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You cheated Dave! His head should turn but his shoulders should stay put.
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Old 01-06-2003, 09:14 PM
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...."El Piloto" has a stiff neck from the last accident.

It looks like that Jet-Jock just noticed that his fuel
guage is way below empty....
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Old 01-15-2003, 02:00 PM
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You should put a little foam neck brace on him.... That would look great and settle the shoulder / head questions...

Great little mod!
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Old 01-19-2003, 03:05 PM
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Flyboy

I just got a Magic Extra and I made the pilot turn his head. My set up is very smiler to yours. Like you I have been thinking about doing this for a long time and It seamed like the normal thing to do.

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Old 01-20-2003, 03:39 AM
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....I'm glad someone is just as "nutty" as me....
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All RC pilots are"nutty"

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Old 02-04-2003, 11:38 AM
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Default Did you ever want to do this ?

That's pretty neat. Another way to do it is to sever the head off. Then glue two piece's of balsa one into the top of the torso with a hole in it for the dowel, and the other in the neck. Then simply glue the head onto the dowel. Glue the body to fuselage, and stick the head on the dowel down through the body into basically just like you have it. That way the head turns, but not the body.
I got the idea or don't know if you can call it an idea from my old manx electric car. It had a pilot that had a head that turned with the steering.
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