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Krill 39% Ultimate 300KS Assembly And Paint

Discussion in 'Giant / Scale ARF Build Threads' started by Jetpainter, Oct 11, 2018.

   
  1. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    That depends, if I stare at them too long I'll talk myself into using a right and left and make a plug to mold my own in fiberglass. So, I'm doing my best to ignore them. Whether I'll be successful ignoring them is a different story entirely. :oblong:
     
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  2. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    I here ya. I've bought a few used airplanes and I'm never happy until I remove everything but the covering and re-do it all to suit me.
     
  3. Snoopy1

    Snoopy1 640cc Uber Pimp

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    I know what you mean . Done the same thing you start to this and then that and before you know It the hole plane is stripped.
     
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  4. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    So, I really think I looked at those covers too long. I really think you need to build molds and make left and right covers and top and bottom wing covers and.....:lol2:
    Right there with ya brother. If I look at something that annoys me too long, it gets changed. Some things I just do not like right from the git go. (The Velox canopy/hatch cover) Other things keep nagging at me. Ya know? Like the other half yap yap yappin' and nag nag naggin' in the kitchen. Pretty soon you just want to go
    slapping-penguin-smiley-emoticon.gif Shaddup already will ya? LOL

    I am certain what ever you decide to do or come up with, it will be as usual. Amazing....
     
  5. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Thanks!

    The list of projects on this thing is as long as my arm so that will also have a lot to do with what happens to these covers. Plus I really want to build something for myself too this winter, so time is an issue.
     
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  6. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Last night I made and glued the reinforcements into the servo bays on top wing like I did on the lowers. I didn't bother with pictures since they would look identical to the ones I already posted.


    I decided to test and see just how bad the servo cover for the upper wing and the wing strut interfere with each other. It will work if I trim it, but I wish they would have put a bit more thought into it.

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    All of the servo wiring for the top wing is completely hidden. It goes through the bottom wing, up through the outer strut, and into the top wing. The problem with that is you'll need to feed the wire through the strut every time you assemble it. I think I'm going to take a piece of carbon fiber rod I have and attach a servo plug to the end with shrink tubing. It should be easy to feed that through the strut then plug it into the lead from the bottom wing, then pull it right through. That's the plan at this moment anyway.
     
  7. stangflyer

    stangflyer I like 'em "BIG"!

    Pretty darned nice.
     
  8. Not quite sure what they were thinking when they designed it that way. My guess is they weren't thinking at all. But I know you'll make it work and look great in the process.
    :yesss:
     
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  9. Jetpainter

    Jetpainter 640cc Uber Pimp

    Yesterday after the glue on my wing skin reinforcements was hard I temporarily installed the servos in the top wing and tested them. There is no more flex on the top wing skin. Before I installed the servos I shortened the servo arms to 1 1/4". It only takes a few minutes and it looks so much better than part of the arm sticking up past the ball link.

    In the afternoon I decided it was time to assemble the airplane and see how everything fits, and how hard the assembly is. It went together pretty well, but the lower wing bolts to the fuselage have to go. They need to be replaced with studs and nylon nuts of some kind. Since there are no alignment pins in the lower wings the single bolt on each side does everything. Getting the wing in just the right place for the bolt to start sucks. The bolts themselves are a plastic headed thumb screw. The head is so short that when you get close to the fuse side there is nothing for you fingers to grab to tighten it. I way worried the way they want you to wire the top aileron servos through the outer struts would be a pain, but I think it will work fine, and wont be too big a pain at the field.

    One thing I did decide is this thing is BIG for a 120cc airplane. :yesss:

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  10. Snoopy1

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    You are doing a good job again and the plane looks nice assembled. The wiring looks like a bit of a pain but with the carbon rod attached to the wire will make things a lot easier at the field good idea.
     
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