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Old 12-03-2010, 01:43 PM
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Plane looks great. That will be a blast to fly, regardless of which muffler you go with. I would go with what you have on it for now, you can always switch to the tuned pipe later.......

Nice work!

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Old 12-05-2010, 11:35 AM
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I have a question, Are you building the wing mount per plans. (with the aluminum/plywood strap) or doing something different?

 Iwas just wondering, I think I have an easier and just as strong idea.
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Can I ask what your thinking about doing with yours? I built this plane once years ago, and haven't started my short kit yet (too many other projects now) but should after x-mas. But when I build my first flying machine it was the first time I had used the aluminum strap method, but it was easy, fast, and not hard at all, not to mention super rigid. I guess I am wondering what could be simpler and stronger? I planned on doing the same with mine when the time comes.

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Old 12-05-2010, 03:25 PM
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I was planning on using lite ply doublers with notches for the hold downs and an incorporated servo tray.
I will post pics, It will be a day or so. Unless I can get to the shop tonight.
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Sice the block has to be flush with the wing saddle, not sure how you would do that unless you left a gap there so the ply would encapsulate the wing block so it couldn't pull away from the fuse under a high load. Either way, I am not sure why your opposed to the strap method? If I were to do anything different, I may be tempted to drill through the sides of the fuse into the wing block and pin it will some epoxied in 1/8 dowels or maybe some toothpicks. Just a thought........

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Here is the plan,

The lite ply is cut and fits in like a glove, from bulkhead to bulkhead and fuse side from fuse side. The 1/8" slots lock the 1/8"ply then 1/4" will be added to get flush on the wing saddle. for a total of 3/8" wing mount. I think the idea of adding a pin to the 1/4" would do the trick. It is a method I use on some of my scratch builds, and it makes a strong uni body structure.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:59 PM
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ok, so your adding a spacer to get the seat flush with the saddle. That should be plenty strong enough, thats for sure, maybe a bit of added weight (?) opposed to the other method with all of that lite ply, but maybe not after glassing it all and such. Look forward to the test!

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Old 12-09-2010, 12:42 PM
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The cold weather begrudgingly took a break today. Finally up to the minimum 55 to 60 degrees that us Floridians can stand but windy. The plane has been finished for about a week and I was anxious to get her airborne. All I can say after three flights is WOW!!! The OS 55AX will get the plane going so fast that two to four seconds at full throttle was the longest I could stand. Whether left to right or straight up, she was gone. Thank goodness for the flourescent pink and yellow colors. Ground tracking on takeoff and landings were a piece of cake. A couple of other bits of info: Prop is an APC 11X6, fuel is Omega 15% and static RPM is right at 13,000 on a new engine.
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Cool! I would have thought that was a good combo. I had a Rossi .45 in mine before and it was a rocket. I thought about an AX55 on pipe too, thats what I am putting in my F-20 Tigershark, should be quick too. That AX is an awesome engine.........I want to build mine now too..............

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Heres mine Need some final sanding, add thewing tips, and start covering. My cat was was doing her inspection, (must like sniffing glue).

Ihave a plug in place for the cowl, and will vacuum a styrene one.

Looks like a fun plane, Iremember Don flying his at one of Byron's Striking Back. Iwas only 14It left quite an impression.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:28 AM
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Looks Nice
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Nice heres mine she scoots
old style rossi 40
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Old 02-04-2011, 03:04 PM
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anyone on here please share your throw settings and expos for elvator and aileron

thx rich
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ORIGINAL: flyingmachine

anyone on here please share your throw settings and expos for elvator and aileron

thx rich

ok, mine is setup as follows: (Dx7 Tx and AR7000 Rx) 6 V 2000Mah

Low Rates:

Rudder-1/2" 25% Expo
Elevator-1/2" 35% Expo
Aileron-3/8" 35% Expo

High Rates:

Rudder-7/8" 50% Expo
Elevator-7/8" 70% Expo
Aileron-3/4" 70% Expo



mine is a little more than the recommended 3/8" low rates for elevator and a little less on rudder....I could only get 7/8 out of the rudder, and did not need more for knife edge....

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Hey all,

I am posting this in an effort to get a local flying group together.......I just hooked up with flyingmachine (A.k.a - Rich) and we are going to try to get locals with a Flying Machine to come out and fly with us.

We are going to start at Markham Park....in Sunrise Fl.....so if you are able, and have a Flying Machine model please PM me and we will get hooked up.

If we can get 4 or 5 of us, my Wife will take pictures for all to share as well......would be very cool
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Old 02-12-2011, 06:51 PM
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Just wanted to sum up the fly in we had at markham Park, Rich and I....

See Below, it was a blast, but we are going to post furter on this in another forum so not to take away from the short kit build thread.....Keep up the good work, and for the Markham park fly in see the forum below:

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/m_80...10/key_/tm.htm


-Peace Out

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