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110" TIMBER Assembly Thread

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by AKNick, Jul 16, 2019.

   

Which Gas Engine will you use!?!?

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  2. DLE55RA

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  3. DA35

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  5. OS33

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  6. Ummmm yeah..... I'm going electric

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  7. EME35 But will you use the electric start version???

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  8. DA60

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    Made my MPX connectors for both wings. Still need to make the receptacles but I also need to figure out where to put the receiver(s). And the batteries, or basically finish up everything else and do that last for CG.
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    Using the marine heat shrink, and added hot glue in between the pins for extra integrity.
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    What is the difference between marine and normal heat shrink.
     
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    The marine style has adhesive in it and is a little thicker I think. The idea is that it seals the exposed wire and wont allow the elements to seep into the insulation or components. This is what to use on the snake skin looming because not only will it keep the braided looming from fraying, but will also keep the looming in place on the wire. Although it's not permanent and can be peeled off, it still is a pain. I've put hot glue under normal heat shrink to create the same effect, but it's not as clean and doesn't do as good of a job.
     
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    Work has been hindering my timber build... You'd think it would be easy to find a 17oz Fiji bottle around here.... nope. After my third store I finally found one for my PSP cap. I also found a round 20oz bottle... Got me thinkin... How does one keep a round tank from rotating? Velcro?
     
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  5. You could make a miniature barrel cradle. Then Velcro strap over the top of the bottle.


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    Not a bad idea Mike. That would keep it from twisting side to side, I could easily 3D print something like that. I’m running out of room in the fuse if I use the long skinny bottle though... :(
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    Worked on my throttle servo setup. Have some 2-56x2-56 DuBro ball links on order. Didn’t realize I ran out!! Used the supplied servo mount and epoxied it there. Note I got a throttle arm extension on the carb from VVRC
    ProModeler DS305CLHV servo.
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    Ignition module mounting ideas?? I try very hard to separate the module from everything else, it will not fit on the engine box sides and top, only the bottom. But the routing of the ignition lead is tricky. I’m kinda liking the idea of in the tunnel. Make a little mount in there and call it good.
    Thoughts or concerns either inside the forward compartment, under the box, or in the tunnel??
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    Kinda cool that they included a thin plywood plate to block the tunnel with.
    I could make a hole with a grommet for the ignition lead in it.
     
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    Kinda neat if your going electric. I think. The supplied engine block moves a bit and you epoxy it in place. I haven’t seen this before and moves about 5/8”
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    Which reminds me. The total standoff length for the DLE55RA needs of be at least 2.93” or about 75mm.
    My extensions for the DLE55RA are 0.259” or 6.6mm on the stock mounts
     
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