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"3D or die!" they said...and I had to choose the latter option.

Old 03-19-2010, 07:07 PM
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Default RE: "3D or die!" they said...and I had to choose the latter option.

Yep, you tried them enough and it didn't solve the problem, so it's time to look elsewhere. Like you said, just pinching the long fill line will tell you if that's the problem. If it does it after that, you might have to go back into the carb and give it a once over.
Old 03-19-2010, 08:35 PM
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Yep, you tried them enough and it didn't solve the problem, so it's time to look elsewhere. Like you said, just pinching the long fill line will tell you if that's the problem. If it does it after that, you might have to go back into the carb and give it a once over.
Agreed...and I'm SO not wanting to do that...had that carb off eleventy-nine times already. (Huh...gee...ya think maybe that could be the problem? *smirk*)

Ah well, either way...the plane's flying well again, the repairs are solid, and we're just one tiny adjustment/change away from perfect...so, all things considered, I'm pretty jazzed.

I guess it's time now to make a decision on what's next! *lol*

Old 03-27-2010, 08:22 AM
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Well, fresh on the heels of Paul's victory in Abu Dhabi this morning, methinks today should be a good day for flying.  Have the clamp on the fill line, so we're gonna give that a try.

Hope to get some pictures today, and maybe even some smoke through the pipes.
Old 03-27-2010, 08:29 AM
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fingers crossed that the clamp will solve it, i bet ur glad to have her back up and flying i know i would be.
Old 03-30-2010, 06:03 PM
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gboulton,

I thought you might be interested in seeing pictures of Hannes Arch's new plane on roll at ZAI.
My son is married into the Zivko family and sent me these pictures some time ago. I hope you
enjoy the pictures.

Steve
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Old 03-30-2010, 06:19 PM
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Awesome, Steve!  thanks for sharing those!

That V3 Edge is just sexy as hell, imo.  [X(]
Old 04-03-2010, 05:32 PM
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Well, it is with no small amount of pleasure that I think i can say this thread is "done".  

2 flights on the Edge today...

She is perfect.

Perfect enough she was hanging on the prop less than 10' off the ground this afternoon!  

Plane flies like it always did, motor's flawless again (I win this round, Frank *lol*), it looks spectacular in the air (even if I do say so myself), and everything performs flawlessly. 

I really must say...I have the coolest airplane ever now!  *lol*
Old 04-04-2010, 10:34 PM
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Good onya mate
Been really good reading
See ya round like a rissole
Lee
Old 04-06-2010, 07:16 PM
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Ok, I know I said the thread was "done"...but I figured this was better here than starting a whole new thread.

Finished up the RedAero RC Pilot figure, and gave him an instrument panel:











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This last one is really pretty much the whole reason I decided to do a pilot figure.  It just always struck me as somehow "amusing" that Paul had his helmet painted such that, in knife edge, the red stripe on the airplane remained "unbroken" :







Old 04-07-2010, 10:10 PM
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Ok, you're having wayyy too much fun with that thing!! Ha ha
Old 04-07-2010, 10:21 PM
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Ok, you're having wayyy too much fun with that thing!! Ha ha
Ya know...I think I've found something of a "happy medium"...for me, at least.

I've never had the dedication of fascination (or talent!) for true "scale" modeling. Honestly, I just don't CARE how many rivets the real airplane has, ya know?

Now...before I start a war here, I'm not saying for a minute that such modeling is somehow "bad" or 'wrong" or whatever...I've seen some amazing models, and they are true works of art, without question. it's just not for me.

But I HAVE developed an interest in what, for lack of a better term, I'll call the "jump out" scale. That is to say that there are, for whatever reasons, certain things that, while they are "small details", they "jump out" at me for whatever reason when I see the airplane.

The fuel dot is an example. I guess it's just because it's a big white dot in the middle of a red stripe...it just DOESN'T BELONG. It just makes me go "What the heck is that thing doing there???"

I mean...look at the picture above of Bonhomme in knife edge last year? THERE IT IS! Big honkin white zit on his airplane!

Stuff like that...well...it's all part and parcel, for me anyway, of "presentation". Since I don't, to be honest, have the patience or skill to make an airplane that says "Exact replica of an Edge 540" to a trained eye, I go foran airplane that makes me think "Paul Bonhomme". when it goes by.

ANYwho...probably a much longer monologue than that whole issue deserves, but yeah...It's been a blast. And after all, that IS what the hobby's about, right?

Old 04-07-2010, 10:43 PM
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Yep you are right on the wire, it is what this sport is all about and well done to ya, it looks grouse mate
Lee
Old 04-07-2010, 10:45 PM
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Yep you are right on the wire, it is what this sport is all about and well done to ya, it looks grouse mate
Lee
Looks grouse?

That's GOTTA be an aussie term. *lol* I have to ask...what's it mean?

Old 04-07-2010, 11:41 PM
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Yanks ey???

Looks bloody marvellous ( grouse) LOL
I say rather chipper old chap,
Lee
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lol

Thanks for clearing that up!

And thanks for the compliment.
Old 05-19-2010, 07:29 PM
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Bit late, I know...but better late than never.

Just to sort of bring the whole thread full circle finally.







Enjoy.  
Old 05-22-2010, 09:25 AM
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im gona have to say it aswell, looks grouse

i just read all nine pages in a row and now have the motivation to strip my p51 and low fly46 (i know, not a real plane) and fix them properly rather than the patch jobs they are now

congrats on an amazing job

damien

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