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Scale 1/3 Scale Extra 330L Build.

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale Scratch and Kit Build Threads' started by Snoopy1, Feb 12, 2019.

  1. Thanks, good reading. If I understand what was said about the cowl, sounds like you will be removing the ring and sanding the rear edge to make if fit? Yours looks real good, flows with the fuselage, wonder what it will look like when the front is raised 1"? You will need to remove quite a bit of material t raise it 1", looks to be just a little longer than it's height.
    I have one of these kits on the shelf and see that Fiberglass Specialties offers a cowl for this plane, wonder if is an exact match of the original cowl. I think it will be worth buying one if I decide to build this plane next. I did read a post where a builder was cautioned about holes in the firewall causing the canopy to blow off and sure enough his came off on second flight, did quite a bit of damage to the fuselage although the canopy was undamaged. Might want to look there if you didn't already.
     
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    From what I have heard it is the same cowl. I am going leave the cowl in the position it is now it flows with the fuselage nicely and looks like it belongs there I did raise it to see how it looks, not good. It has a kink at the fuselage and cowl connection. If I had a new kit I would raise the front deck when building it so that it is about 3/4 higher. That will also eliminate the extra cowl on the bottom that I had to deal with.
    Will have take a look at the canopy to see how well to is bolted down, don’t believe I did anything different to the drawings.
     
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    Had a look at the canopy connections they look ok but after your message I will add two more bolts to the canopy just to be safe it is a really big canopy, thanks for the heads up.
     
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    Ok big moment the motor is on the front, and it looks good if I may say my self.
    Glad I did not take the 120 because it is just over three eights of an inch wider it would not have fit with in the cowl with out having to make some blisters. It just fits.

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    Ok @TonyHallo changed direction for a day or so, making and installing two additional canopy hold down bolts. After looking at it again I can see it could be a problem down the road. Must say this plane has had some challenges and many updates and modifications to get to be a good and well built plane. Just getting concerned that it is getting heavy. Would like to be below twenty five lbs for DA100 to fly well.
     
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    Started on some of the small details the throttle arm that came on the engine did not fit the situation so needed to make a new one. Changed it upside down and reversed the angle. The one in the picture should do the job.
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    Another piece of the puzzle done now I can have straight push rod from the servo to the carburetor. Just need to put two small locknuts on the arm and then it will be done.

    Also finished the second set of mounting bolts for the canopy. So two pins upfront and four screws, two on either side should be sufficient to hold the canopy in place.
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    Made new arm for the choke the one they give you on the carburetor with 1/4 hole is useless, so made a new one and added a ball link this should do the trick. Rod through the bottom.
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    Will need to build a drop box on top of the motor box for the ignition there is insufficient headroom for the ignition to sit on top. Especially with a twin it is always best to mount it on top. This allows for good wire support and runs to the plugs.
     
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