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Old 01-24-2008, 01:16 PM
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Ken,
Am I supposed to use the long all thread Rod for the rudder horns or the short one. I'm guessing the long. Also what's the final verdict on cuting a hole in the fire wall?

Eric
The long one. I am going to cut mine but I guess the choice is up to you. Another reason I am going to cut it out is to make hooking up the throttle and choke a little easier.

Ken
Old 01-24-2008, 01:25 PM
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Default RE: PAU 36% Edge 540 Assembly

ken do you have any ballpark figure for shipping to east coast specifically MD ? i had the 30% loved the way it flew if it flys anything like that one it will be a real treat being bigger i'm sure its better do u guys have any kind of military discount like wildhare?
Old 01-24-2008, 01:33 PM
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Default RE: PAU 36% Edge 540 Assembly

Very nice job on the wood mount extensions Ken. Did you cut those yourself? Should provide a rock solid mount for your 85!
Old 01-24-2008, 07:06 PM
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Grotesquebass,

Ahhh, the 30% Edge is still one of my favorites for sure. This 36% and the 43% are something else. Size does matter!
Both are very similar in performance as well. The 36% easier to haul out to the field everyday.

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:09 PM
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Ryan,

I wish I could cut those out that nice. I put DA John to work on those and he did a great job for me.

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Old 01-24-2008, 07:40 PM
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Old 01-24-2008, 10:28 PM
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Default RE: PAU 36% Edge 540 Assembly

I'm surprised that you could not use a Laser Cutter to make those pieces quick and easy. I'm also surprised that DA is not making something like that to sell to their DA-85 customers since it is their recommendation of not using stand-offs. Due to the of aircraft on the market that can use the 85 it would be difficult to find a aircraft that would mount that engine directly to the firewall. The build is progressing nicely and the airplane looks good.

Anyword on the replacement for the Extra 330L

John
Old 01-24-2008, 11:18 PM
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Hi John,

Actually those are laser cut and that’s what I am trying to get done interim because of the popularity of the 85. Remember this aircraft was mainly meant for the 100cc twins. The 85 turned out to be a very nice option to save money and weight [X(], which almost never happens in RC. I don’t want to get too far off topic about the 85. There are a lot of happy people using this motor and many using for this Edge. This was my solution and I am pretty happy with the result. Regarding new planes, were always working. Thanks for the complements.

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Old 01-24-2008, 11:30 PM
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Default RE: PAU 36% Edge 540 Assembly

Hi Ken, get any video yet? It's been too cold around here to do much flying. btw, i've really been enjoying the assembly of my plane so far. Probably get-r-done this weekend I hope
Old 01-25-2008, 12:07 AM
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Hi Yakpilot,

Good to hear from you. I hope to have some video up soon. I've got to get a lot of other stuff done but I can see light at the end of the tunnel. You wont need a video if your finished this weekend. I hope this cold snap ends soon!

Ken
Old 01-25-2008, 01:53 AM
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That light you speak of.........its just another room full of more work!


Now get some more photos of the build already........don't make me move out there and do it for you
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Hey Guys,

I've working on getting the canister installed for the 85 and I should get some pictures up soon. I did find an error in the header drop that I want to warn you all about. 50mm is the drop for the DA-85 if using a canister with the inlet in the center of the can. I believe Eric's is a rear exit with a center inlet so it's fine. The KS-95 front exit canister has the inlet on top thus shorting the drop to 25-30mm. So...long story short, I've had to overnight a new header from DA. I just assumed it was right and never paid the can any attention until I went to install it. Just a heads up for those planing on using this setup.

Ken
Old 01-25-2008, 09:04 PM
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Mine is coming along, should be done in a week or two. My wings came damaged but PAU stepped up and got me another set out and had them in no time flat so am back at it again. Hope if flys as well as it looks. I like the fact that it actually looks like an edge, most others besides cardens do not.
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flyinrazrback,

Sweet! Glad to here your back in business! Have you ordered exhaust for yours yet?

Ken
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Yes, I decided to just use stock mufflers on the DA to keep the weight down. No real noise concerns here. I will be using a Vess 27A for 3D flying. Dual A123 batts and 8711s all around. I called graphtech about the CF gear, he did not have them. So, I milled out the gear on top and saved 1.5oz. Not much but an ounce here and there adds up.
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Yes, I decided to just use stock mufflers on the DA to keep the weight down. No real noise concerns here. I will be using a Vess 27A for 3D flying. Dual A123 batts and 8711s all around. I called graphtech about the CF gear, he did not have them. So, I milled out the gear on top and saved 1.5oz. Not much but an ounce here and there adds up.
Ok then, grab the compact ones if you have not ordered them. Yes every little bit of weight saved does add up but I think you'll find it's comes in light when your finished built stock. Nothing wrong with taking more!

Ken
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I got the standard mufflers already, if they need to be compact will just cut them and reweld them, never know the difference. I also am going with a CF spinner, titanium tailwheel and main wheel axles to shave a bit more weight. Where do you recommend mounting the rx batteries at with the DA on stock mufflers? I had planned mounting them right behind the wing tube.
Old 01-25-2008, 09:33 PM
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You should be good there for starters. You may want to move them further back later.

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On the bottom of the third former back in the tunnel I needed to dremel a half moon in the former to get a little more room for this large canister. So I got on the scroll saw and cut out a holder for the KS-95 using the plywood used to box the aircraft. I added hardwood triangle stock on top of the holder and fuel proofed the bracket for a little more strength. I also added a couple of small pieces of ply on the backside of the former so my screws have something to bite into.

Now I’ll mount it using servo screws from the top were the fuel tank mounts and into the bottom of the former. I use this same system on my 43% with no issues and it’s very light. Again it’s simple and removable once the proper sized canister becomes available for the 85. The last picture is my error on the header drop. I have not screwed everything in place yet until the new one shows up. Again, 50mm drop for a rear exit KS-95 and 25-30mm for the front exit. I hope that all made sense.
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Ken,
Can u measure from the tip of the rudder to the center of the axle holes? wanna make sure it'll fit the truck....
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Ken, did you build the prototype or a production plane with a 100 and stock mufflers? Scratching my head on how to get the cowling on with the mufflers on as well as the igntion spark plugs without cutting the cowl ring on the bottom.
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or anyone else building this plane if you can get me this measurement that'd be great....
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Ken,
Can u measure from the tip of the rudder to the center of the axle holes? wanna make sure it'll fit the truck....
Sorry, been away enjoying the weekend. Anyway, almost 80"

Ken
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Ken, did you build the prototype or a production plane with a 100 and stock mufflers? Scratching my head on how to get the cowling on with the mufflers on as well as the igntion spark plugs without cutting the cowl ring on the bottom.
Mine are productions. Yes, cut the bottom of the cowl ring off. It's not needed and it will be fine.

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ORIGINAL: flyinrazrback

Ken, did you build the prototype or a production plane with a 100 and stock mufflers? Scratching my head on how to get the cowling on with the mufflers on as well as the igntion spark plugs without cutting the cowl ring on the bottom.
Mine are productions. Yes, cut the bottom of the cowl ring off. It's not needed and it will be fine.

Ken
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I too have DA-100 with stock mufflers: I cut 1" off of the pipe to facilitate installing and removing the cowl. I have noticed no adverse effect from it, and the plane still stays very clean.
Next, I will replace the DA regular stock muffler with their compact mufflers: it will clear the cowl without cutting any hole at the bottom.
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