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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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  4. DA50

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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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    Epoxied a new flap hinge block in place, for the one that piped out of the wing. After hearing a report of the wing pins coming unglued and falling out, can see why. They are put together pretty sloppy. The sandwiched balsa/ply at the wingroot has gaps and found a couple cracks. So went through it with thin and medium CA.

    Hard to see the crack on the lightening hole in between the pin and the wires. Small gaps in the sandwich too.
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    You can see the sloppy glue.
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    Little crack towards the top wingroot just above the pin. That hole piece is angle up too... sure it will be fine. This is the same pic as the one above it, before I glued the crack and pin
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    Got my 2” arms from NWRC in. Using the 1.75” holes.
    It took me a while to get both elevators set up. Adjusted my end points 50* up 45* down for high rates, 30* up 25* down. Well see how it works out.
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    Figured out a way to setup my antenna wires. Balsa stick with some heat shrink tightened up around a Allen wrench about the same size and then glued in place. I like it.
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    Another defect I came across is the foam on the undercarriage has a crack. Anyway to fix this? It’s really hard to access, but I would like to seal the crack some how. It’s hard to see I know, but easy to see it was forced along the former and the crack is fwd-aft in the center.
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    Now that the plane is complete. Did a hang from the wingtube to see how she sits. Flight level. Wing struts installed with no problems. Stuck a single A123 in place until I get my 2S LiPos in. Plane weighs in at 20.76lbs w/out fuel. Next step is to run the engine
    And of course wait for my batteries.
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    Not long now. Surely you have battery pack laying around that will do for a week.
    20.8 lbs is getting up there with fuel your take of weight could be 22 lbs be interesting see your comments on how it feels.
     
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    Yup, shes getting heavy. Keeping in mind that the huge tires, gear, and 55cc engine contributed to all of that. Flight testing will be interesting indeed. I did not put on the LE slats.... yet. I'll play around without them first.
     
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    Looked inside my plane to see if the styrofoam is cracked how the hell did you ever see that I cannot even get in there to look. Will have look again but I think it is ok I hope.
    Must say looking through your pictures again that receiver holder does look good.
     
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    Got my EPA set on the throttle for idle. Purring beautifully. I didn’t have time to tune the engine properly, but it runs pretty decent from the factory which pleasantly surprised me!

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