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EG MX2 100cc Build

Old 02-28-2011, 05:41 PM
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Default EG MX2 100cc Build

I just received shipment from Red Aero RC the EG Aircraft 100cc MX2 in the Gary Ward scheme.

Engine and most of the other components are from KING KONG HOBBIES.

I will attempt to post photos and comments during the build, and I sure would appreciate your suggestions and comments during the process.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Scale: 37%
Wing Span: 108”
Length: Including spinner 95”
Wing Area: 2093 square inches
Flying Weight: 26.5 pounds

100 CC COOL FEATURES:
Fuselage and Wing incorporate carbon fiber laminations for extra strength.
Aerofoiled Carbon Fiber Landing Gear.
Carbon Fiber Wing and Stab Tube.
Carbon Fiber Tail Wheel Assembly.
Extra strength fiber control Horns.
4.5” Carbon Fiber Spinner.
Anodized Extra Length Heavy Duty Servo Arms.
Extension Lead Safety Clips.
High Density Rubber Wheels.
Top Quality Heavy Duty Hardware including Titanium Pushrods.
Pre-hinged Control Surfaces.
Pre-assembled and mounted Gas Tank.
Installed Servo Wire Guide Tube.
Covered in Genuine Ultracote.
Complete and Detailed Instructions on CD.

These are the components I plan to use for the build:
COMPONENTS:
Engine: DLE 111
Servos: Ailerons 2 per wing
Servos: Elevator 1 per side
Hitec 7955TG Digital HT Titanium Gear Coreless Servo
0.15 sec/60 degrees at 6.0V 333.29 oz-in (24.0kg-cm) at 6.0V
Servo: Rudder
Hitec 7980TH Monster Torque Servo
6.0V Speed: 0.20 sec Torque: 500 oz/in (38 kg/cm)
7.4V Speed: 0.17 sec Torque: 611 oz/in (46 kg/cm)
Servo: Throttle Hitec 5665MH
Receiver: JR 922 PowerSafe™ receiver with failsafe switch
Batteries: (2) LiFe 3200 MAH Packs
WRC Wike R/C Products IBEF Ignition Battery Eliminating Filter
TME Smoke Pump
Servo Arms: Spot On (Blue) Ailerons 1.5" Elevator 1.75
Rudder Arm: SWB 4" offset <o></o>

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Old 02-28-2011, 07:09 PM
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

It's time to get started! After un-boxing the kit, I found all parts well wrapped in bubble wrap and various bags of hardware.

First thing was to un-wrap the stabs and inspect them.

Two neat items, the servo bays are cut for the servo wire, and the rib
next to the fuse is not just plywood but plywood with G12.
Next I laid out the hardware and other items.

There are absolutely no wrinkles on the stabs, rudder or wings; however i will still take my time and seal all edges & trim followed by a good shrinking of the covering. (nice not having to spend a lot time working out wrinkles)


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Old 02-28-2011, 07:13 PM
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

After shrinking the wings, rudder and stabs it’s time to get going on the control horns and servos.Hard points are pre slotted. Just cut away the Ultracoat with a sharp #11 blade or using a fine point soldering tool.I like using the soldering tool as it not only easily opens up the area as it does so it seals the Ultracoat.Next I prepared the fiberglass control horns by cutting to the proper length and sanding the portion being inserted in the control surface for better bonding.I made sure to clean the horns with Isopropyl Alcohol and dry fitting prior to applying 30 minute epoxy.For the rudder prior to using epoxy dry fit measure and mark!
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

Very nice. The one thing I like to see on a build thread is posting the actual Wing Area, Wing Spar and Actual Weight as built, not just what the manufacturer says.
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

I am betting that it will be well under 26.5 lbs.
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

Any updates on the build? I'm wanting to order one of these, (just waiting for someone to give me the cash to do so).

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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

I have been away from the build for awhile. Now all the control horns are prepped it’s time to mix up a small batch of 30 minute epoxy.Using a length of sharpened music wire coat the inside of a pair of control horn slots, than apply a even coat of epoxy to all sides of matching control horns.Remember to dry fit and clean prior to mixing the epoxy.The next evening I installed the servos for the ailerons and elevators.
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

Updates?
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

There is a guy selling the smaller version, 73" I believe< in my area...he says the motor...DLE 30 has pulled the motor box apart twice...I would be interested in opinions about the plane, and about what the plane would be worth...just airframe...Thanks, WC
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

Should be awesome! I'm excited to hear what you think of it. I'm curious to hear some flight reports from people on the new high torque Hitec magnetic induction servos as well.
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Should be awesome! I'm excited to hear what you think of it. I'm curious to hear some flight reports from people on the new high torque Hitec magnetic induction servos as well.

I have been using a Hitech 7990 magnetic induction servo on the rudder of our 100cc planes,,,, AWESOME !! Be sure to use an SWB rudder arm.


Blue, I think you are referring to the SlipStream airplane. Had one flying for over a year with no problems, Also had the EG 30cc prototype flying for 8-10 months again with no problems.
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Default RE: EG MX2 100cc Build

i have the 50cc version(red white and blue).....pretty much the same layout, just a few more servos.... mine came in under 17#s dry
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I have one customer who has his 50cc MX under 15.5lbs !!

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